Homecoming & Family Weekend

Friday, October 24, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Homecoming & Family Weekend welcomes Shenandoah graduates, friends and families of current students for three days of special events, performances and intercollegiate athletic games. Contact or visit for details.

Pre-Pay for Homecoming Food Tent

Friday, October 24, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Pre-Pay for the Food Tent between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center. Students can use their meal plans at the Oct. 25 Homecoming Tailgate food tent, or pre-pay $5 for the food tent. You'll get a wristband at gate on Saturday. Food includes bratwurst, hamburgers and other tailgate classics. Individuals 21 and older can purchase drink tickets at the gate. All Homecoming Tailgate Party activities are FREE.

Spirit Week Spirit Friday

Friday, October 24, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Spirit Week Spirit Friday is a good day to wear Shenandoah red and blue! Show your SU pride! Students selfies – #SUspiritweek – are automatically entered in a daily contest with a great prize for the daily winner. Contact

Homecoming Dance Tickets on Sale

Friday, October 24, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Homecoming Dance Tickets on Sale between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. – or until tickets are sold out – in the Brandt Student Center. The dance is at 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Bright Box Theater (15 N. Loudoun St., third floor, downtown Winchester). Tickets are $5 per SU student, $10 non-Shenandoah student, and space is limited. Students 21 and older receive 2 drink tickets at the dance entrance (included in the $5 ticket price). Additionally, beer is available for $3, wine is $4 and mixed drinks are $5 each. Saturday night, shuttle vans will take students from the Brandt Student Center main entrance to Shenandoah’s Feltner Building on Loudoun Street, running continuously from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Homecoming Tailgate Buffet

Friday, October 24, 2014
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Homecoming Tailgate Buffet is during lunch hours at the Allen Dining Hall. Use your meal plan or pay cash at the door. Contact 

Panopto Training

Friday, October 24, 2014
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Online Webconference or Smith 318, October 24, 12 - 1    Panopto is a new system we have available to easily store large media files and to record lectures and presentations. Panopto is easy to learn and use, and more importantly provides easily accessible videos and presentations that can be used for different classes and purposes.    Email for the session link or join us in Smith 318. Contact or call 540-542-6537 for more information.   Registration is required. Please follow this link to the Registration Form.     

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Table

Friday, October 24, 2014
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Breast Cancer Awareness Month Table – with free cookies and cupcakes – is set up from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center. While most women are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. Contact student Lamyaa Alsharekh at FREE

Same Sky Project

Friday, October 24, 2014
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Same Sky Project, a Music Therapy 40th Anniversary presentation begins at 2 p.m. in Armstrong Concert Hall. Music therapy alumnus Tom Sweitzer and cast present awareness-raising music. Visit Contact student Jessica Carlin at

Computer Sale & Auction

Friday, October 24, 2014
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Computer Sale & Auction begins at 2 p.m. in the Help Desk hallway in Howe Hall. Institutional Computing will offer IBM desktops and laptops, as well as Macintosh computers; 2010 iMLearning MacBook Pros will also be sold – prices range from $382 to $450. IC also has an assortment of Apple mobile devices for sale. This sale/auction is for university faculty and staff members only. All equipment is sold “as is.” All sales are final and you must be present to make purchases. Cash and check payments only. Contact

Little Big Band

Friday, October 24, 2014
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Little Big Band, Shenandoah’s newest jazz group, makes its performance debut at 3 p.m. at the university’s newest performance space – Abrams Creek Amphitheater. FREE

Women’s Soccer vs Roanoke

Friday, October 24, 2014
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Women's Soccer vs Roanoke, Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium, 5pm

Sixth Annual Carnival for a Cause

Friday, October 24, 2014
5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sixth Annual Carnival for a Cause, hosted by Phi Delta Chi Pharmaceutical Fraternity and benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, is from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in the Health Professions Building cafeteria. All proceeds go St. Jude. Tickets are sold the night of the event; tickets are $5, which includes dinner and 2 tickets for games. Additional tickets will be available for purchase. There is a gift card raffle at the end of the night. Contact Katie Lemming at

Alumni Can Audit a Class

Friday, October 24, 2014
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Alumni Can Audit a Class from 6 to 10 p.m. Dr. Seth Chatfield is opening his class, Organizational Structure & Behavior, to alumni so they can be students again and sit in on an MBA class. Contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 540/665-4511 or Register at FREE

Alumni Celebration Dinner

Friday, October 24, 2014
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Alumni Celebration Dinner begins at 6 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room. The event celebrates the reunion classes – 1964, ’69, ’74 and ’84 – and honors the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients Jordan L. Harding ’50, Lifetime Achievement; Barbara Cramer Crouse ’66, Service to the Community; Paul E. Delmerico ’88, Service to the University; Sherry McKean Trocino ’96, Professional Achievement; and Khaled O. Alshaibani ’11, Young Career Achievement. Cost is $20 per person. Contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 540/665-4511 or Register at

Carnatic Classical Music Concert

Friday, October 24, 2014
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Carnatic Classical Music Concert begins at 7 p.m. in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall. The ensemble – Sumanth Swaminathan, saxophone, Vijay Ganesh, mridangam, and teenage prodigy Kamalakiran Vinjamuri, violin – will also explain a variety of compositions that illustrate some of the fundamentals and stylistic conventions of southern Indian music. Earlier in the day, the artists will preview the program, with additional demonstrations and background, at 2 p.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium as a First-Year Seminar common event. Contact Geraldine Kiefer at FREE

Women’s Basketball Alumnae Game

Friday, October 24, 2014
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Women’s Basketball Alumnae Game begins at 7:30 p.m. in Shingleton Gymnasium. Alumni are invited to take on former teammates and even some current Hornets. Contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 540/665-4511 or Register at FREE

Hudson Piano Trio

Friday, October 24, 2014
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Hudson Piano Trio, a New Music Series concert, begins at 8 p.m. in Armstrong Concert Hall, where audience members are invited to sit on stage, too. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for senior citizens and $5 for non-SU students. Purchase tickets in advance at the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre box office; call 540/665-4569 or go to All Shenandoah employees can pick up free tickets for conservatory events at any time. Free “rush” tickets are available to SU students two hours prior to any on-campus conservatory event.

Comedian Kevin Meaney

Friday, October 24, 2014
8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Comedian Kevin Meaney performs at 8:30 p.m. at the Bright Box Theater (15 N. Loudoun St., downtown Winchester). Meaney has been on the Tonight Show, HBO, Comedy Central, Uncle Buck, Late Night with David Letterman and SNL and was on Broadway in “Hairspray.” Tickets are $17 in advance, $22 at the door. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Visit visit

Men’s Basketball Alumni Game

Friday, October 24, 2014
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Men’s Basketball Alumni Game begins at 8:30 p.m. in Shingleton Gymnasium. Alumni are invited to take on former teammates and even some current Hornets. Contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 540/665-4511 or Register at FREE

Young Alumni Old Town Crawl

Friday, October 24, 2014
10:00 pm – 1:00 am
Young Alumni Old Town Crawl is from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. in downtown Winchester. Start at 9 Court Square in Downtown Winchester, and sample downtown Winchester’s favorite restaurants to earn a souvenir T-shirt. Cost is $5 per person. Contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 540/665-4511 or Register at

Homecoming & Family Weekend

Saturday, October 25, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Homecoming & Family Weekend welcomes Shenandoah graduates, friends and families of current students for three days of special events, performances and intercollegiate athletic games. Contact or visit for details.

Open House for All Undergraduate Majors

Saturday, October 25, 2014
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Open House for All Undergraduate Majors* begins with check in at 9 a.m. in the Brandt Student Center rotunda. An Admissions program is followed by a campus tour and lunch (optional) in the Allen Dining Hall. Financial Aid presentation is at 12:30 p.m.; health professions, conservatory, Arts & Sciences and business information sessions and tours begin at 1 p.m. Individual meetings with admissions counselors, faculty or coaches are available upon request. Click Here to register, or contact the Office of Admissions at 800/432-2266 or *Music, theatre and dance majors attend the conservatory open house in Ruebush Hall.

Diagnosis & Treatment of Movement System Impairment

Saturday, October 25, 2014
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Diagnosis & Treatment of Movement System Impairment, a Continuing Education course, is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Health Professions Building (1775 N. Sector Ct. Winchester). General admission is $200 per person or $100 per person for alumni and clinical instructors; this includes admission to the Physical Therapy Gala. Visit

Homecoming & Family Weekend Football Chapel Service

Saturday, October 25, 2014
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Homecoming & Family Weekend Football Chapel Service begins at 10 a.m. in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall. The team and coaches will be there and students, parents, alumni and the public are invited to unite as a community. This is a multi-faith service. Contact

Class of 1964 Reunion Toast

Saturday, October 25, 2014
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Class of 1964 Reunion Toast is at 10 a.m. in the Office of the President in the Wilkins Building. President Tracy Fitzsimmons invites the Class of 1964 to her office before the football game for a celebratory 50th reunion toast. Meet in the Brandt Student Center rotunda at 9:45 a.m. Contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 540/665-4511 or Register at FREE



The Homecoming Pep Rally, originally scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight, Oct. 23, begins at 8 p.m. in Shingleton Gymnasium. Students can win 2014 Homecoming T-shirts and represent their classes in various competitions. Performers include the Buzzin’ Dozen Pep Band, Hornets cheerleaders and Ronniere Spacely.

The Homecoming Court will be presented and Princes and Princesses announced. See you at 8 p.m. tonight! Contact


The Career Services Office will provide transportation to the University of Virginia (UVA) Fall Job and Internship Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 29.  A van will leave Cooley Hall at 8 a.m. that day and return at approximately 5 p.m.

The UVA Fall Job and Internship Fair attracts more than 100 corporations, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to meet employers in person, learn about different organizations and positions, and talk with employers about your experiences. The Fall Job and Internship Fair is the perfect place to make a good first impression and start networking your way to a career. Click here for a list of employers.

If you are interested in attending, please contact the Career Services Office at or 540/665-5412 to reserve a spot. Space is limited to nine students on a first come, first served basis. For more information, visit the UVA Fall Job and Internship Fair website.


Due to a scheduling conflict, an upgrade to the Self Service application server, originally scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 23, has been changed to Monday, Oct. 27. The upgrade will begin at noon on that day.

While the upgrade takes place, you will not be able to install software on your Mac using the Self Service application. It is expected that the upgrade will be complete and Self Service back online by 5 p.m. on Oct. 27.

If you need assistance with a software installation during the outage, please contact the Help Desk at 540/665-5555 or You may also monitor the Institutional Computing (IC) Help Desk Facebook page for status updates.


“American Textures,” a documentary film by director Arnd Wächter, will be shown at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room. It is free and open to the public. Wächter will be an attendance, too, and a question-and-answer session is scheduled after the movie.

“American Textures” is a feature documentary that follows six American youth of Latino, Caucasian and African-American backgrounds as they travel together through North Carolina, Georgia and South Carolina. Together, they develop the courage, skills and trust to have frank conversations about issues of race, class and culture in the U.S. Their shared travel experiences, shared emotions and shared discoveries about each other become the doorway to deepen our understanding of the others and society.

Members of the Shenandoah and Winchester communities are invited to see this extraordinary film. Bring your dinner if you like. Desserts, coffee and tea provided. Contact Interim Associate Director of Student Engagement for Intercultural Programs Maggie McCampbell Lien at 540/535-3531 or


The Shenandoah University women’s soccer team turned in a top five all-time performance on Oct. 22, in an 11-0 ODAC victory over Hollins.

The 11 goals scored is the fifth best game total in program history for Shenandoah (7-9-1, 7-4 ODAC) and the most scored since the Hornets joined the ODAC prior to the 2012 season.

Sophomore Averi Rosena scored just 2:11 into the contest to give Shenandoah all of the offense it would need versus Hollins (0-14, 0-10).

The Hornets added first half goals in the third, 23rd, 31st, 33rd and 45th minutes to take a 6-0 lead into the halftime locker room.

Freshman Rebecca Angerome, who made one save in 22:18 of action in the goal, had a natural hat trick in a span of 7:53 midway through the second half.

Angerome was one of 11 women who registered at least one point in the victory.

Shenandoah outshot its hosts 59-2 and took all five corner kicks.

Sophomore Erin Septer, who played the initial 30:17 in the goal, matched Angerome with one save.

Nicole Pratt played the middle 37:25 and did not have to make a save.

Coach Liz Pike‘s team completes its regular season on Friday, Oct. 24, with a 5 p.m. home contest against Roanoke. A win will clinch fifth place in the regular season race for Shenandoah.


The Fall 2014 issue of Shenandoah magazine has just been released and will hit mailboxes next week, but why wait for your hard copy when you can have a sneak peek via the online version? Click here to visit Shenandoah e-magazine, which includes original magazine content as well as additional video footage.

Celebrate Shenandoah’s newly completed Health & Life Sciences Building and learn about some of its signature features; discover the why the university, in partnership with Northern Virginia-based health system Inova, renovated space in the university’s Northern Virginia Campus-Scholar Plaza facility to accommodate expanded graduate programs in OT, PT and PA studies; and discover how the Shenandoah AND You campaign is raising awareness of our university throughout Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Tell us your story. Do you have information to share? If you have news or faculty accomplishments, we’re now gathering information for the next online issue, which will cover news, faculty accomplishments and stories occurring from September through November. Please send your news to by Monday, Dec. 1. Questions? Contact Managing Editor Cathy Loranger at or 540/665-4510.


Institutional Computing (IC) will host a Computer Sale and Auction on Friday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. outside of the IC Help Desk, located in Howe Hall. IC will offer IBM desktops and laptops, as well as Macintosh computers for sale. 2010 iMLearning MacBook Pros will also be sold with prices ranging from $382 to $450.  IC also has an assortment of Apple mobile devices for sale.

Please note the sale/auction is only for university faculty and staff. All equipment is sold “as is,” all sales are final, and you must be present to make purchases. Only cash and check payments are accepted. For more information about the sale and auction, IC requests you email Please do not call the Help Desk regarding the sale.


The Spring 2015 schedule of classes is currently available on WebAdvisor. Students: now is the time review your degree audit and get your classes together and approved by your adviser, so when your time to register comes, you won’t be left searching for classes.

Please see WebAdvisor to determine which date you can start registering for the upcoming term. Your opening date is based on the number of completed credits you have with the university. Questions? Email or call 540/665-4514.


The Shenandoah University volleyball team celebrated its annual Dig Pink event on Oct. 21, with a 3-0 non-league sweep of Hood College.

The Hornets (14-9) needed just 60 minutes to polish off the Blazers (9-18) with wins at 16, 20 and 15.

Shenandoah trailed just twice in the match, early in the second and third sets, but quickly reasserted control in that second set with a 7-0 run that gave the victors a 12-7 lead and forced a Hood timeout.

Shenandoah never trailed again by more than one point in the contest.

Coach Jaime Terenzi played 13 women, with 10 of those women registering at least one kill.

Junior Allie Pieper led all players with 10 kills while Blake Parkes and Rachel Gross added eight each.

Rachel Cerretani and Jasmine Callahan combined for 34 assists with Cerretani leading all players with 20.

Shenandoah hit .306 to the Blazers .087.

Shenandoah returns to ODAC play on Friday, Oct. 24, at Randolph.


Thank you to the staff members who participated in Staff Development Day 2014. This event was a great success, and that is because of your participation. As the planning committee works to put together next year’s event, your input is critical. Please take a few moments to complete this event survey to communicate about your experience from last week and give your thoughts about next year’s event.


Shenandoah’s 2015 Commencement ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015, on the Intramural Field behind the Brandt Student Center. A full schedule is posted on the Commencement website. Anticipated graduates and their families should keep an eye on the website for further details, which are expected to be posted mid- to late-November. Grads should also follow the Commencement Facebook page to watch for further announcements. #ShenUgrad


Are leaves cluttering your yard? Does your dog need exercise? Are you ready for a night out, but don’t know what to do with the kids? Have no fear, the Spiritual Life Service-Learning Bahamas team is here.

Each member of the team planning to go to Eleuthera in December must raise his/her own funds to pay for the trip. These ambitious students are ready to rake your leaves, walk your dog, babysit your children, clean your garage and anything else you can think of.

All money needs to be in by the end of November, so take advantage of this opportunity while it’s available. Send a message to with details about the work you need done and the date, time and directions to the job site. Or, contact Spiritual Life Coordinator Keith Jones Pomeroy in the Spiritual Life office.


The Employee Benefits Fair, set for Tuesday, Oct. 28, showcases all the great benefits Shenandoah University offers to its employees. Stop by the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is an opportunity for employees to ask questions about benefits, and get answers from representatives of the benefit providers.

The Benefits Fair is also the beginning of the Open Enrollment, which runs from Tuesday, Oct. 28, to Friday, Nov 28. Special informational sessions are scheduled throughout the day. Read more here. Contact Kim McDonald, Human Resources and Benefits Manager Kim McDonald at 540/542-6267 or


Freshman Sara Eadie completed her fall season for the Shenandoah University women’s golf team with a 17th place finish on Oct. 20, at the Bridgewater College Invitational.

Playing for the second straight day on the Mountain and Lake nines at Lakeview Golf Club, Eadie improved by five strokes on Oct. 20, to card a 101 over the par-72, 5805-yard layout.

She maintained her 17th place position in the 23-woman event.

Randolph-Macon‘s Olivia Bowling won the tournament with a three-over-par 75.

Host Bridgewater, with a two-day 633 total, won the team tourney by 23 strokes over R-MC.

Shenandoah opens its spring season on Monday, March 9, at the TaylorMade Invitational hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University at Dataw Island, South Carolina. The Shenandoah men will compete at Dataw in their own event at the same time as the women’s tourney.


The athletic department will celebrate Homecoming 2014 with many home events this week.

Volleyball (13-10, 3-5 ODAC): The volleyball team steps out of conference on Tuesday, Oct. 21, for a 7 p.m. matchup against Hood College. The Hornets have won three straight non-conference contests and are looking to rebound after dropping a pair of ODAC contests this weekend.

Senior Rachel Gross paces the Hornets with 183 kills with junior Allie Pieper adding 170 and freshman Elizabeth Lamont 145.

Following this contest, the Hornets are on the road for ODAC contests at Randolph on Friday, Oct. 24, and Lynchburg on Saturday, Oct. 25. Shenandoah also plays Catholic on Oct. 25 as part of a tri-match.

Football (4-2, 2-1 ODAC): The football team, fresh off of a 24-14 ODAC win at Catholic on Oct. 18, welcomes in No. 24/25 Hampden-Sydney on Saturday, Oct. 25, in a 1 p.m. ODAC contest.

Hampden-Sydney is the league’s top scoring offense at 46.3 points per game. Quarterback Nash Nance, the 2013 ODAC offensive Player of the Year, has thrown for 1793 yards and 19 touchdowns on 127 completions in 190 attempts.

Women’s Soccer (5-9-1, 5-3 ODAC): The women’s soccer completes its regular season this week with a Wednesday, Oct. 22, contest at Hollins, and a Friday, Oct. 24, home game versus Roanoke.

Coach Liz Pike’s team is currently in fifth place in the league standings and will clinch that spot with wins in these final two contests.

Hollins, at 0-13 overall and 0-9 in the ODAC, is searching for its first win of the season, while Roanoke is a half-game behind Shenandoah with a 9-6 overall record and a 5-4 mark in the league. 

Men’s Soccer (4-10-1, 1-6-1 ODAC): Thanks to its 1-1 tie at Guilford on Oct. 18, the men’s soccer team is guaranteed to finish with its best ODAC record since joining the league three seasons ago.

The Hornets play at Eastern Mennonite on Wednesday, Oct. 22, before hosting Hampden-Sydney on Saturday, Oct. 25, in penultimate home game of the year.

H-SC comes into the game with an 8-5-1 overall record and 4-3-1 ODAC mark. 

Field Hockey (9-6, 4-2 ODAC): Despite two losses last week, the field hockey team remains in position to earn a first-round bye at the upcoming ODAC Tournament.

The Hornets have just one game this week – at home on Saturday, Oct. 25 versus Roanoke following the football game.

Roanoke is 1.5 games back of Shenandoah in the league standings with a 2-3 ODAC record – the Maroons are also 7-8 overall and play W&L on Wednesday, Oct. 22, ahead of the Shenandoah contest.

All games this week feature live stats and video streaming.

Alumni Games:

Sunday is alumni game day with baseball, football, field hockey, women’s lacrosse, men’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s tennis holding events on Sunday, Oct. 26.

Check out the university’s Homecoming page for more information.


The Homecoming Tailgate Party is this Saturday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium. Local band “Don’t Look Down” will perform, and there will be a cornhole tournament and mechanical bull! Visa gift cards will go to the students and alumni who are able to stay on the bull the longest.

Walk-ins are welcome; tickets at the gate are $18 for general admission. For Shenandoah University students, the cost is $7 or one swipe for those with meal plans. That gets you two drink tickets, access to the buffet of classic tailgate favorites and admission into the football game.

Be sure to check out the university’s calendar of events for the full list of events. If you plan to attend any events hosted by the Office of Alumni Affairs, you’re welcome to show up the day of the event; however, if possible, please register at to indicate you’ll be attending.


No one should walk alone late at night – on campus or elsewhere – but sometimes it’s unavoidable. You can use SafeWalk on the LiveSafe app, and your friends can help you be safer even when they aren’t with you physically. Download the free app and connect to Shenandoah University via the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android).

SafeWalk lets you invite friends to monitor your location on a map in real-time while they chat with you along the way. If trouble comes up, 911 is just a tap away. Watch SafeWalk in action here.

Find the free LiveSafe app in the App Store or Google Play. Then, search for Shenandoah University. Follow the directions to enter required information. Questions? Contact DPS Sergeant Kelcey Webster at 540/665-4614 or

Shenandoah University is one of three private colleges in Virginia to acquire LiveSafe as part of an 18-month, grant-funded pilot project of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC).


The flu vaccine has arrived at the Wilkins Wellness Center. The cost is $15. Students do not need to pay before receiving the vaccine, because their student accounts will be billed. University employees must pay at Hornet Central prior to receiving the vaccine.

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits, like covering your cough and washing your hands often, can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. Be sure to:

• avoid close contact
• stay home when you are sick
• cover your mouth and nose
• clean your hands
• avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
• practice other good health habits


“Love Does” is a free, five-week study for Shenandoah women on Tuesday nights – Oct. 21 through Nov. 18 – at 9 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Room 120. Discussions are based on Bob Goff’s book, “Love Does,” about love and its ability to transform our lives and community. Participants do not need to buy the book. Contact Spiritual Life Intern Emma Johnston at


Each year during Homecoming Weekend, the Shenandoah University Alumni Association honors alumni whose success and involvement make us all proud. The 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients are:

• Lifetime Achievement – Jordan L. Harding ’50
• Professional Achievement – Sherry McKean Trocino ’96
• Service to the University – Paul E. Delmerico ’88
• Service to the Community – Barbara Cramer Crouse ’66
• Young Career Achievement – Khaled O. Alshaibani ’11

The recipients will be introduced and presented their awards at the Alumni Celebration Dinner on Friday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room. The dinner is $20 per person.

If you’d like to attend the dinner or any other Homecoming events, please register at


Mark your calendar for two music therapy events slated for next weekend. From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, Music therapy alumnus Tom Sweitzer ’95 and cast members will present the awareness raising music, Same Sky Project. More info can be found

And, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, attend the Music Therapy 40th Anniversary Mixer in Ruebush Hall, Room 128. Alumni, current students, and past and present faculty are invited to reconnect and celebrate the department’s milestone. Light refreshments will be served; cost is $10. To register for one or both events, visit


Teenage violin prodigy Kamalakiran Vinjamuri will perform at Shenandoah as part of the Carnatic Classical Music Concert, presented on Friday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in Goodson Chapel/Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Joining Vinjamuri are guest musicians Sumanth Swaminathan, Ph.D., and Vijay Ganesh, playing saxophone and mridangam, respectively. The ensemble, led by Dr. Swaminathan, will perform a southern Indian classical concert called a kutcheri. They will also perform and explain a variety of compositions that illustrate some of the fundamentals and stylistic conventions of southern Indian music.

If you can’t make it to the concert, attend the Carnatic Classical Music Lecture, which begins at 2 p.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium. This lecture is a preview of the concert program and will include additional demonstrations and background.

Both the lecture and concert are presented as First-Year Seminar common events and are sponsored by the Virginia Wojno-Forney Art Lecture Series. If time permits, the musicians will solicit participation from the audience, during both performances, which are free and open to the public. Questions? Contact Geraldine Kiefer at Read more here.


Want to practice your teamwork skills in an inter-professional setting? The Shenandoah University Inter-professional Case Competition is for you. Register by Friday, Jan. 22, for this exciting opportunity, which is modeled after the University of Minnesota’s CLARION Case Competition.

Teams of four students will be given a patient case study in the early spring, and each team will be asked to perform a root cause analysis on the case and present their results to an inter-professional panel of university and health system professionals on Sunday, March 7. Each team will receive a certificate of participation.

The winning team will receive a $2,000 prize and be entered in the national competition at the University of Minnesota, to be held on Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18. Flights and accommodations will be covered for the winning team, and prizes awarded at the national competition range from $2,500 to $7,500.

The university’s Inter-professional Education (IPE) Committee will place registrants in teams of four that appropriately balance the professions. Although the committee is open to student preferences, the competition guidelines require that at least two different disciplines are represented on each team. Teams will have faculty advisers, and an orientation session will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7.

The case will have clinical components, but may also involve disciplines that are not traditionally considered as “health.” Although students from the School of Health Professions, Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing and Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy are particularly encouraged to register, other schools may participate. It is up to you to think about how you might contribute to an inter-professional team. The competition is limited to full-time students, and undergraduates must be in their junior or senior year.

To register, please send an email to the Chair of the SU IPE Committee Joseli Hagemann at Include “IP Case Competition” in the subject line, and provide your name, program and year of study. Note: Undergraduates, are strongly advised to discuss this opportunity with their academic advisers prior to registering.


A big “thank you” to all the Shenandoah University faculty, staff and students who applied for Global Citizenship Project 2015! The next steps of the GCP process are as follows:

• Tuesday, Oct. 14: Selection Committee meets to select GCP travelers
• Friday, Oct. 24: GCP selected travelers names will be printed in the SUN-e
• Monday, Nov. 10: Destination clues will be printed in the SUN-e
• Wednesday, Nov. 12:  Attend the International Convocation at 2 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room. President Tracy Fitzsimmons will match the GCP participants to their destinations!


The Shenandoah Salvage Co. is now fully staffed and ready to surprise you with its incredible inventory of free merchandise. The Salvage Co. is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday in Cooley Hall, Room 204.

The shop offers students and employees an amazing variety of free school and office supplies, household items, clothes, jewelry and non-perishable food items.

The shop’s success depends on the generosity of individuals who have things to give, as well as the thriftiness of shoppers who appreciate that free is good for them and re-using is good for the environment. (The Shenandoah Salvage Co. does not accept large furniture, broken items or any item that has a Shenandoah identification tag.). Contact student Karly Najaka at