Events

Rides to Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Sunday, August 31, 2014
10:45 am – 1:00 pm
Rides to Sacred Heart Catholic Church are offered to students by students. Meet at 10:45 a.m. at the Brandt Student Center main entrance to arrive for 11:15 a.m. mass. Contact Catholic Campus Ministry President John “Tyler” Garner at jgarner11@su.edu FREE

University Chapel @ Noon

Sunday, August 31, 2014
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
University Chapel @ Noon service is in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall. The ecumenical service is open to all students, faculty, staff and members of the Winchester community. The UC@N discussion continues over brunch in the Allen Dining Hall. Contact spirituallife@su.edu

Tubing on the Shenandoah River

Sunday, August 31, 2014
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tubing on the Shenandoah River begins when everyone meets at 2 p.m. in front of Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall. Cost is $5. Pay by check, credit card or cash by 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. Pick up a payment form at the Spiritual Life office located on the ground level of Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall. Trip is limited to 40 students. Contact Spiritual Life at 540/535-3546 or spirituallife@su.edu

SU Variety: Show Us What You’ve Got

Sunday, August 31, 2014
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Show Us What You’ve Got” any time between 2:30 and 5 p.m. in Goodson Chapel/Recital Hall, so the “SU Variety” show student directors can see your act and know where to place you in the Sept. 6 show. The directors want to see all kinds of acts, too – music, dance, circus arts, drag queens, comedy, drama, slam poetry, etc. – performed by students from across the university. Bring whatever you need; a piano is provided. If you commit to being in the fifth annual “SU Variety” show, you must be available all day Saturday, Sept. 6, for a mandatory rehearsal, followed by a dinner break and the show at 7:30 p.m. in Glaize Studio Theatre in Ruebush Hall. Contact artistic director Felipe Cuesta at acuesta11@su.edu or studentlife@su.edu

Edwards Courtyard Cookout

Sunday, August 31, 2014
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Edwards Courtyard Cookout begins at 6 p.m. at the Edwards Residential Village residence hall (next to Sheetz). Everyone who’s on campus is invited to celebrate the grand opening of the renovated Edwards Courtyard while enjoying a Labor Day Weekend cookout with hotdogs, chips, lemonade and more. Get there early before the food runs out! Contact Edwards RA Michael Ellis at mellis112@su.edu FREE

Labor Day

Monday, September 1, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Labor Day; classes do not meet and administrative offices are closed.

Day Trip to Washington, D.C.

Monday, September 1, 2014
9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Day Trip to Washington, D.C. invites students to enjoy time in the nation’s capital on the Labor Day holiday. Meet in the Brandt Student Center rotunda at 9 a.m.; vans leave at 9:15 a.m. Do whatever you like; bring cash for lunch on your own. Vans leave D.C. at 4:30 p.m., heading back to Winchester. Dinner is provided on the way home. Be back in Winchester by 8 p.m. Space is limited to the first 18 students who sign up via https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14FRbhsNOLLsTocETUi2QkrqQBkM62IZpMy5PmhOzIsY/viewform?usp=send_form Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Last Day to Drop or Add

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Last Day to Drop or Add a fall semester course. Contact the Registrar’s Office at 540/665-5585 or registrar@su.edu

Shenandoah Community Chorus Auditions

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Shenandoah Community Chorus Auditions are from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Ruebush Hall, Room 148. Prepared selections are not required. All members of the university community who love to sing – students, faculty and staff – are invited to participate in the chorus.Rehearsals are  Monday evenings from 7:15 to 9 p.m. in Ruebush Hall, Room 148, beginning Sept. 8. Contact Conductor J. Thomas Mitts at tmitts@su.edu

Huge Poster Sale

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Huge Poster Sale is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Smith Library Plaza. (Rain location is Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room.) Visa, MasterCard and Discover accepted. Visit www.beyondthewall.com

Bb Grade Center and Assignments Workshop

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Learn how to set up your grade center, how to enter grades, how to make assignments that can be turned in using Blackboard, and how to use your grade center effectively. Please bring your syllabus. Please use THIS LINK to register for this session. Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any training due to low enrollment or lack of participation. In the event that we cancel or change any session, you will be notified by email.

Blackboard Drop-In Session

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Blackboard Drop-In Session This is an opportunity for you to bring your Blackboard questions, problems, and issues. Please note, however, that these drop-in sessions are not to be used as a replacement for the training courses already offered here. Please use THIS LINK to register for this session. Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any training due to low enrollment or lack of participation. In the event that we cancel or change any session, you will be notified by email.

Hatha Yoga Class

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Hatha Yoga Class with instructor Tammy Battista is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the East Campus Commons ballroom. Hatha yoga consists of movement and physical postures, breath and meditation. Classes are open to SU students and employees of all skill or fitness levels. Bring water, a towel and a mat. Contact recsports@su.edu FREE

Meditation Class

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meditation Class with instructor Jake White is from 7 to 8 p.m. in the East Campus Commons ballroom. The class includes a guided meditation, self-reflection and group sharing to lead to a greater sense of purpose, freedom, focus and creativity in our lives. Classes are open to SU students and employees of all skill or fitness levels. Bring water, a towel and a mat. Contact recsports@su.edu FREE

Rape Aggression Defense Class

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Rape Aggression Defense Class is from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Aikens Athletic Center conference room. This free class is held on four Tuesday nights: Sept. 2, 9, 16 and 23. R.A.D. classes are open to all Shenandoah women – students, faculty and staff – and are taught by certified R.A.D. instructors Adam Smith and Kelcey Webster, who are both Department of Public Safety officers. Women who took the RAD class in 2013-14 are welcome to take the class again for review or to attend the last session of each class, which is simulation. Simulation involves students using the techniques they’ve learned in class to fight off an aggressor in simulated real-life scenarios. Class size is limited. Sign up now via safety@su.edu or https://docs.google.com/a/su.edu/forms/d/1iqhcqkbaApTxsGAEvGxnhOzI31OUoJdBfdtxMVdLsMc/viewform

Intramural Outdoor Volleyball Captains’ Meeting

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intramural Outdoor Volleyball Captains’ Meeting begins at 8 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Room 118. Intramural volleyball is played 6-on-6 with a maximum 12 people per team with a minimum of 2 male or female players always on the court. Games are played at 5:30 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday nights, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 3. Sign up via imleagues.com. Contact recsports@su.edu FREE

The “Q” in Question

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The “Q” in Question, a discussion about Christianity, sexual orientation and gender identity, begins at 9 p.m. in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall. This is a five-week series of discussions – Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 – though attendance at all five is not required. This discussion may not be for you if your faith tradition requires you to be intolerant of LGBTQ persons, Christian persons or both. Contact Worship Arts Coordinator DeLyn Celec at 540/665-3485 or dcelec@su.edu FREE

Teaching with iPads

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
3:00 am – 4:00 pm
Smith Library 318   This workshop will demonstrate connecting the iPad to the classroom projection system via AirServer as well as simple applications for delivering and annotating content.  Presenters: TBA   Contact the Center for Teaching and Learning for more information or with questions.   Registration is required for this event. Please sign up on the form below or email ctl@su.edu to confirm your registration. Remote participation is available upon request via Zoom or Google Video Call.   Event may be cancelled if there are no reservations 48 hours in advance.    [gravityform id="30" name="CTL Workshop Registration Form"] 

’Doah Dialers Job Interviews

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
9:00 am – 11:00 am
’Doah Dialers Job Interviews are between 9 and 11 a.m. in Cooley Hall, Room 311. Make money while raising money for Shenandoah! This on-campus job pays $9 per hour. Stop by Cooley Hall during the hours listed to learn more, or contact Assistant Director of Annual Giving Elyse Nemec at enemec@su.edu

Huge Poster Sale

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Huge Poster Sale is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Smith Library Plaza. (Rain location is Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room.) Visa, MasterCard and Discover accepted. Visit www.beyondthewall.com

Zumba Class

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zumba Class with instructor Cindee Steele is from 6 to 7 p.m. in the East Campus Commons ballroom. The combination of low and high-intensity movements set to Latin and World rhythms feels more like an hour-long dance party. Classes are open to SU students and employees of all skill or fitness levels. Bring water. Contact recsports@su.edu FREE

Wednesday Night Live

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wednesday Night Live, a student-led worship service, begins at 10 p.m. in Goodson Chapel/Recital Hall. Contact spirituallife@su.edu

Bethany Galipeau-Konate Dissertation Defense

Thursday, September 4, 2014
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Bethany Galipeau-Konate, a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Professional Studies in organizational leadership, will defend her dissertation, “An investigation of the long-term impacts of a short-term education abroad program on global citizenship outcomes,” at 10 a.m. in Henkel Hall, Byrd Board Room. Members of the Shenandoah University community are invited to attend. 

Bb Grade Center and Assignments Workshop

Thursday, September 4, 2014
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn how to set up your grade center, how to enter grades, how to make assignments that can be turned in using Blackboard, and how to use your grade center effectively. Please bring your syllabus. Please use THIS LINK to register for this session. Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any training due to low enrollment or lack of participation. In the event that we cancel or change any session, you will be notified by email.

Metacognition and Deep Learning

Thursday, September 4, 2014
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Huntsberry Meeting Room, Allen Dining Hall    This workshop will present strategies to promote student metacognition and teaching methods to achieve deeper learning.   Presenter: Anne Marchant. Contact the Center for Teaching and Learning for more information or with questions at ctl@su.edu.     Lunch will be provided for those registered 48 hours prior to this event.    Registration is required.  Please sign up on the form below or email ctl@su.edu to confirm your registration. Remote participation is available upon request via Zoom or Google Video Call.    Event may be cancelled if there are no reservations 48 hours in advance.  [gravityform id="30" name="CTL Workshop Registration Form"] 

Announcements

SEND US YOUR NEWS FOR THE FALL ISSUE OF SHENANDOAH MAGAZINE

The Office of Marketing and Communications (OMC) is gathering news and faculty highlights — from June 2014 through August 2014 — for the fall issue of Shenandoah magazine. Please send all relevant news and related photos and captions to omc@su.edu by Tuesday, Sept. 9. Questions? Contact Director of Marketing Services and Senior Editor Cathy Loranger at clorange@su.edu or 540/665-4510.

CONSTRUCTION & TEMPORARY HOUSING AFFECT CAMPUS SHUTTLE

Shenandoah’s weekday campus shuttle will deviate slightly from its usual route, while construction continues on University Drive near Ruebush Hall, and while a few students are temporarily living at the Aloft hotel. The current route includes a stop at Aloft, a longer drive to avoid construction, and it takes nearly an hour (instead of the usual 30 minutes).

The Shenandoah University shuttle runs from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. Monday through Friday. The shuttle route includes stops at:

• Aloft hotel
• East Campus Commons/Romine Living Center
• Henkel Hall
• Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre/Ruebush Hall
• Edwards Residential Village
• Halpin-Harrison Hall
• Armstrong Hall (at blue awning on north end)

The shuttle will return to its regular 30-minute route as soon as possible. This schedule may change depending on weather or special events. The shuttle does not run on weekends or over breaks, however Safe Rides and Safe Walks are always available from the Department of Public Safety (DPS). For assistance any time, day or night, contact DPS at 540/678-4444.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? APPLY TODAY FOR THE 2015 GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP PROJECT!

You’ve got an extra day this weekend with the Labor Day holiday coming up on Monday, Sept. 1. Why not use that extra time to write your essay and fill out your application for Global Citizenship Project (GCP) 2015?

GCP 2015 is now accepting essays and applications; all full-time students, staff and faculty are eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is noon on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Click here to to access the online application.

The Global Citizenship Project (GCP) was created in 2005 to send members of the Shenandoah University community on university-funded trips abroad during spring break. Five groups for five destinations are selected and are limited in size to maintain intimacy of experience, 10 to 12 participants, composed to represent the diversity of Shenandoah and result in the unexpected benefit of cross-disciplinary networking.

This limited travel experience traverses approximately 10 days during spring break and utilizes a group-oriented and faculty-led approach. Its purpose is to whet the appetite of learners for longer-term learning abroad. Applicants must sign on without prior knowledge of the destination to which they might travel and study.

The intention of GCP is to give the selected participants the opportunity to  experience another culture while focusing on a universal theme, such as global citizenship (2005), power (2006), time (2008) or sustainability (2010). GCP has traveled to locations on six continents, including Costa Rica, Peru, Mali, India, Taiwan, Oman, Denmark, Romania, Australia, Vietnam, Morocco and Burma. Participants share their international experiences with the rest of the community in unique ways upon return.

For further details, click here. Questions? Email gcp@su.edu.

BLACKBOARD HAS A NEW ADDRESS

With a new semester comes a new Shenandoah University Blackboard environment. The university has a new Blackboard server, located at https://su.blackboard.com. Be sure to change your bookmark to the new server’s URL.

KNOW THE CAMPUS SPEED LIMITS AND PARKING LOT DESIGNATIONS

Do you drive a car on campus? Remember the speed limit is 15 m.p.h. on campus roads, 10 m.p.h. in parking lots, and you must always stop for pedestrians.

Students may park in “red” designated parking lots; employees park in “blue” designated lots. Parking in an inappropriate lot for the color of your parking decal will result in a parking ticket. Parking on striped lines will result in a violation.

Enforcement of traffic and parking regulations begins Tuesday, Sept. 2. Questions? Visit www.su.edu/publicsafety/parking or contact Department of Public Safety Officer Cody Cochran at 540/665-4614 or safety@su.edu.

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BLACKBOARD? HAVE BLACKBOARD KNOWLEDGE TO SHARE? DON’T MISS THIS CONFERENCE!

The fifth annual conference of the Virginia Blackboard Users Group (VaBUG) will be held at the Holiday Inn at Valley View, in Roanoke, Virginia, on Friday, Oct. 24.

This is a perfect time to enjoy the peak fall foliage in the Roanoke Valley area while you share knowledge and ideas with Blackboard users from across the state. The conference will once again have free registration, so mark your calendar now.

This year’s theme is “Broadening Educational Horizons,” and you can access additional information at http://vabug.org. You can also follow VaBUG on Facebook.

What exciting ways have you been utilizing Blackboard and other technologies in the past year? The VaBUG conference is a great opportunity for Blackboard users to discover, discuss, learn and share best practices.

In order to afford members the best possible personal and professional development opportunities, VaBUG asks instructors, administrators, staff members and any other interested members to submit proposals for concurrent sessions for this year’s conference.

The group is looking for sessions that focus on using Blackboard and related technologies to better reach learners and expand the reach of learners’ knowledge. Sessions will be organized along the following tracks:

• Blackboard administration
• Instructional design
• Faculty best practices
• K-12 best practices

Please consider participating as a presenter, and pass this message along to someone you feel may be interested in participating.

For more information, please contact George Hoffman in the Center for Teaching and Learning at ghoffman@su.edu.

ATTENTION STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS & THEIR ADVISERS

All student organizations must renew their registration status with Shenandoah University every year. This helps identify active student organizations and their leaders. By registering, organizations can:

• participate in the annual Student Organizations Fair
• participate as an SGA member and apply for SGA funding
• reserve on-campus meeting and event space
• apply to raise funds on and off campus; only registered student organizations can fundraise on and off campus with local businesses
• apply for funds from the Office of Student Engagement
• be included in the student organization directory, and
• promote their events on campus.

The deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 12.
• Log in to Collegiatelink – https://su.collegiatelink.net – using your Shenandoah University Blackboard username and password.
• On the main page, click the “organizations” tab, and find your organization.
• Click the “register this organization” button.
• Complete and submit the organization registration form.

Questions? Contact Director of Student Engagement Rick S. McClendon at rmcclend@su.edu.

HAVE A RETIREMENT ACCOUNT WITH SHENANDOAH? HERE’S THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET SOME FREE ADVICE

TIAA-CREF Senior Financial Consultant Shawn Dorr will be on campus to meet with Shenandoah University employees on the following Wednesdays — Sept. 17, Oct. 22 and Nov. 19.

Dorr can help employees achieve their financial goals by helping them understand Shenandoah’s retirement plan, providing objective advice about asset allocation based on individual needs, showing how they can develop personalized plans and reviewing retirement income options.

Employees who are newly enrolled in the TIAA-CREF retirement plan, or who have not met with a representative of TIAA-CREF within the past year, are encouraged to schedule an appointment for advice on financial goals.

To schedule a confidential, individual appointment, please call 800/732-8353. Meetings will occur in the Wilkins Administration Building, Wilkins Conference Room (second floor). Questions? Contact Resources & Benefits Manager Kim McDonald at kmcdonal2@su.edu.

WELLNESS CENTER AND HEALTH INSURANCE REMINDERS

The Wilkins Wellness Center would like to remind all students that you must use your legal name (no nicknames or preferred names) and include your Shenandoah University student I.D. number on all medical records submitted to the Wellness Center.

The final deadline to enroll in the student health insurance plan or waive the student plan if you have current health insurance (required) is Tuesday, Sept. 2. After this date, students who have not enrolled or waived the student health insurance plan will have a health hold placed on their student account.

All health forms must be submitted directly to the Wilkins Wellness Center, not to program heads, clinical coordinators, coaches or any other faculty or staff member. Questions? Contact the Wilkins Wellness Center at 540/665-4530.

CALLING ALL GLOBAL TRAVELERS!

Are you a past participant of the Global Citizenship Project (GCP)? Have you studied or volunteered abroad? If you answered “yes” to either of the questions above, The Center for International Programs (CIP) needs your help!

Volunteer for the Shenandoah University Fall Study Abroad Fair, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5, in Cooley Hall. Bring your laptop and/or any photos and mementos you have to share with students. Please note that freshman First-Year Seminar classes will be attending from 2 to 3 p.m. That is a time when the most help is needed to answer their questions, but attending for any period of time that works with your schedule that day would be greatly appreciated!

Former GCP travelers are also needed to help with the upcoming GCP 2015. You can assist with Sunday monthly meetings (particularly the information table); serve on the selection committee and read this year’s essays prior to meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 14; and/or assist with International Convocation on Wednesday, Nov. 12, when GCP placements are made known.

Click here to sign up and the Center for International Programs will be in touch with more details soon!

FINANCIAL AID REFUNDS AVAILABLE ON SEPT. 8 & 9

Fall 2014 Financial Aid refund checks will be available on Monday, Sept. 8, from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room. Students must bring their photo I.D.s in order to pick up tuition refund checks.

All checks not picked up that day will be moved to Hornet Central (located on the second floor of the Wilkins Administration Building) and will be available for pickup on Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Refund checks not picked up by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, will be mailed via the U.S. Post Office to the address on file with Shenandoah University.

Questions? Contact Hornet Central at 540/665-4514 or HornetCentral@su.edu.

OFFICE OF ADVANCEMENT HIRING ’DOAH DIALERS

Make money by raising money! Stop by the Student Call Center in Cooley Hall, Room 311, for a Phonathon Open House to learn more about becoming a ’Doah Dialer, an on-campus job offered in addition to work study, which pays $9 per hour.

’Doah Dialers have great conversations with alumni and parents in order to generate financial support for the Shenandoah experience. Questions? Contact Assistant Director of Annual Giving Elyse Nemec at enemec@su.edu or stop by to interview for a position.

Phonathon Open Houses will be held on the following dates and times: today, Aug. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 3 to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 9 to 11 a.m.; and Thursday, Sept. 4, from 3 to 5 p.m.

TAKE 5 MINUTES TO BE SAFER

Shenandoah University now offers a free mobile safety solution for every member of the campus community who has a smart phone: the LiveSafe app. The LiveSafe app improves communication between you and the Department of Public Safety (DPS), allowing students, faculty and staff to directly and seamlessly contact DPS officers regarding a broad range of safety issues.

The LiveSafe app connects you to an online dashboard that is monitored by DPS officers. It’s designed to help prevent problems and enable better response to incidents. The core features include quick-tip submissions via text with picture and video attachments (including the option to remain anonymous), live chat with DPS officers, fast access to emergency phone numbers that initiate location tracking when dialed, a safety map that pinpoints incidents on or near campus, and peer-to-peer location monitoring with a concurrent group chat feature called SafeWalk. Additionally, app users can receive important broadcast notifications sent by DPS.

Find the free LiveSafe app at your app store. Then, search for Shenandoah University. Follow the directions to enter required information. Questions? Contact DPS Sergeant Kelcey Webster at 540/665-4614 or kwebster2@su.edu. Shenandoah University is one of three private colleges in Virginia that acquired LiveSafe as part of an 18-month, grant-funded pilot project of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC).

WANT TO USE YOUR FLEX DOLLARS? HERE’S A LIST OF LOCATIONS

Flex Dollar off-campus locations this year are:

• Chili’s Grill & Bar (200 Featherbed Lane)

• Chipotle (2012 S. Pleasant Valley Ave.)

• IHOP (170 Front Royal Pike)

• Jimmy John’s (2033 S. Pleasant Valley Ave.)

• Sheetz (601 Millwood Ave.)

• Throx Market (1016 Millwood Ave.)

Flex dollars may be used on campus at Allen Dining Hall, Jazzman’s Café and the Brandt Student Center Food Court.

WORK STUDY STUDENTS: GET SOCIAL WITH OMC

The Office of Marketing & Communications (OMC) seeks work study students to help with its social media effort in order to promote Shenandoah University. Eligible work study students would help OMC publicize university activities, events and general campus life via Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms. If you are interested in helping OMC or would like more information, contact Rick Ours at rours@su.edu.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CLASS REGISTRATION AND THE ADD/DROP PERIOD

Smart Registration in WebAdvisor reopens for the add/drop period on Monday, August 25. Students may add (with advisor approval) and drop classes on their existing schedule using the online system.

If you have a hold, please see the appropriate office to clear it. After the hold is cleared, you may be able to add online. ALL students must have advisor approval with any paper registration/course adjustment forms brought to Hornet Central.

Registration forms are still required for ALL students who are not yet registered for ANY classes, visiting students, students with credit overloads, independent study, private instruction, deans permission, study abroad and classes that are full. Registration and course adjustment forms may require payment before they can be processed.

The add/drop period ends at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 5 p.m. for both online and paper registrations.

If you have any further questions, please contact Hornet Central at 540/665-4514 or hornetcentral@su.edu.

SEHD DOCTORAL CANDIDATE PREPARES TO DEFEND DISSERTATION

Bethany Galipeau-Konate, a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Professional Studies (D.Prof.) in organizational leadership, will defend her dissertation, “An investigation of the long-term impacts of a short-term education abroad program on global citizenship outcomes,” at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, in Henkel Hall, Byrd Board Room. Members of the Shenandoah University community are invited to attend. Committee: RT Good, Ed.D., Chair; Sarah Daniel, Ph.D.; and Stephen Humphries, Ph.D.

DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER FOR THE UPCOMING ACTIVE SHOOTER SEMINAR

Captain Doug Watson of the Winchester Police Department will present an Active Shooter seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium. This seminar is free and open to the public, but due to limited space, requires an RSVP.

Active shootings in schools, malls, office buildings and in residential settings are unpredictable and becoming all too common. Attendees will learn how to respond before, during and after an active shooter incident.

This presentation is for all members of the university and local communities who wish to learn more about active shooter incidents and what individuals can do to prepare themselves if an event were to happen in the workplace, school or other public area.

The presentation will cover prior incidents and some information may be sensitive to citizens who attend. For more information or to reserve your seat, contact Amy Stotlemyer at 540/545-4722 or amy.stotlemyer@winchesterva.gov.

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED FOR JAPANESE STUDENTS

The Center for Lifelong Learning seeks five host families for Japanese college students this fall. Give these students an experience of a lifetime by engaging with them and teaching them about American culture.

The students hail from the Tamano Institute in Japan, which has an ongoing cooperative agreement with Shenandoah. Students attend a short-term, specialized program in the areas of nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy and pharmacy.

Host families are needed from Wednesday, Sept. 3, through Tuesday, Sept. 9. Four families will host two female students each, and one family will host a male student. Ages range from 22 to 24; profiles for each student will be provided to their host family.

Hosting involves having the students stay with your family in the evenings and on weekends so they can have an American cultural experience, which is the highlight of this program. Hosting responsibilities include drop-off of students at Shenandoah by 8:15 a.m. and pickup no later 4:15 p.m. on weekdays,unless otherwise stated on the schedule.

Consider this opportunity to share your culture and experience a taste of Japan from these college students. If you or anyone you know would like to host students for this special program, please contact Center for Lifelong Learning Coordinator Jo Miller at jmille3@su.edu or 540/665-5442.

VOLLEYBALL ADDS THREE

Shenandoah University Head Volleyball Coach Jaime Terenzi announced on July 31, three recruits she will add to her program for the 2014 season.

Terenzi, preparing for her fifth season at the helm of the Hornets program, welcomes three Virginia natives into the program this fall.

In addition to local student Brandi Griffith from James Wood H.S., a pair of Loudoun County natives - Kaitlyn Kelley and Elizabeth Lamont - will compete for Shenandoah this fall.

Kelley is a Briar Woods grad while Lamont played her prep career at Freedom H.S.

Both Kelley and Lamont are slated to play outside hitter.

“These three women are excellent all-around players with outstanding athleticism,” Terenzi said. “I look forward to each of them competing for playing time this fall.”

Shenandoah is coming off of a 14-win season and made its second consecutive appearance in the ODAC Tournament last fall. The Hornets return 12 women off of last year’s squad.

The 2014 season begins Saturday, Aug. 30, with a tri-match at St. Mary’s of Maryland.

Complete roster

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS DURING STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY!

The Staff Development Day Committee would like to invite business owners to donate items for use as door prizes at the Staff Development Day event on Tuesday, October 14. The event is sponsored by the University Staff Council.

This is a great way to advertise your business, as the committee encourages the inclusion of business cards to share with friends and family. If you or someone you know would like to donate items for this event, please contact Staff Development Day Committee member Joanna Filson at 540/542-6211 or jfilson@su.edu. Thank you, and the committee looks forward to seeing Shenandoah University staff members at this event.

SCAA REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Did you know Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy (SCAA) offers dance, instrumental and vocal lessons, early childhood music, acting, fencing, pilates, opera, music theatre and string orchestra? SCAA offers classes for infants through adults. Shenandoah University employees and their immediate family receive a 15% discount on tuition.

SCAA faculty members are professionals in their fields. SCAA students also receive complimentary admission to academic year conservatory concerts and shows. The SCAA facility, just 10 minutes from campus, is the John Kerr Building, located in Old Town Winchester at 203 South Cameron Street.

Register now for the 2014-15 session, which begins Wednesday, Sept. 3. Questions? Visit www.scartsacademy.org, The SCAA Facebook page or call 540/665-4602 for more information.

HERNANDEZ TO PERFORM AT RAMS HEAD ON STAGE

Adjunct Professor of jazz saxophone Luis Hernandez and his group Afro Bop Alliance will perform at Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis, Maryland) at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5, with GRAMMY Award-winning Paquito D’Rivera as guest.

Afro Bop Alliance, a Latin GRAMMY Award-winning group is a Latin jazz septet from Annapolis, which performs throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Their show on Sept. 5 will celebrate the release of their newest recording, “Angel Eyes.” The group will also perform at Shenandoah University during the upcoming school year. For more information or to purchase tickets for the Sept. 5 show, click here.

HOCKEY ADDS NINE

Shenandoah University Head Field Hockey Coach Ashley Smeltzer-Kraft announced her 2014 recruiting class on July 30.

Smeltzer-Kraft, the 2013 ODAC Coach of the Year, welcomes nine women into her program for the upcoming season.

Shenandoah finished 10-10 last year and its 6-2 ODAC mark earned the Hornets a runner-up finish in the regular season league race.

Shenandoah returns all but three players off of that team, including reigning ODAC Player of the Year Ashley Cross and All-ODAC honorees Presha Merritt and Kelani Bailey.

Smeltzer-Kraft added four forwards, three defenders, one midfielder and one goalkeeper into that group of 13 returnees.

The newcomers hail from five different states, including the program’s first-ever player, Jenna Rampale, from Illinois. Rample is a goalkeeper.

Four of the remaining eight women are Virginia natives while natives of Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania round out the group. 

“This class was the first in which I was able to recruit them for a full year,” Smeltzer-Kraft, who took over the program in February 2013, said. “These women are excellent field hockey players and students. I know they are as excited as I am to get the season started.”

The Hornets open the 2014 campaign on Saturday, Aug. 30 at Dickinson.

Complete roster

UNIVERSITY PARKING POLICY APPLIES TO YOU, TOO

In August 2012, Shenandoah unveiled a simplified, color-coded parking system, eliminating two of the previous four hang tag colors. Hang tags were eliminated, and now all cars belonging to students and employees have stickers in the lower-left rear windshields: RED for students, BLUE for employees.

Parking in the inappropriate parking lot will result in a parking ticket. Find a list of Shenandoah’s more than 20 parking lots and their color designations at Parking & Driving Policy.

For more information, contact Department of Public Safety Officer Cody Cochran at 540/665-4725 or safety@su.edu.