Events

Spirit Week Wacky Wednesday

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Spirit Week Wacky Wednesday is a clothing free-for-all for students leading up to Homecoming & Family Weekend festivities. Dress in wacky, off-the-wall clothing that makes a statement. Who says you can’t mix stripes, plaids and polka dots?! Students selfies – #SUspiritweek – are automatically entered in a daily contest with a great prize for the daily winner. Contact studentlife@su.edu

Pre-Pay for Homecoming Food Tent

Wednesday, October 22, 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.

Homecoming Dance Tickets on Sale

Wednesday, October 22, 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.

Chili & Cornbread Cook-Off Entry Form Deadline

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Chili & Cornbread Cook-Off Entry Form Deadline is 5 p.m. today. The business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi is hosting its First-Ever Chili & Cornbread Cook-off on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room. Individuals and groups (students, employees, student clubs, administrative offices, etc.) are invited to cook. It’s $3 to enter a pan of cornbread, $5 to enter a pot of chili or $7 to enter both – a devilishly good deal. Contact AKPsi member Sydney Vonada for an application via svonada11@su.edu On Oct. 30, everyone is invited to pay $2 at the door, sample all the chili and cornbread entries, and vote for the best. Drinks, candy and fun are also included! 

Girl Scout Leadership Recruitment

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Girl Scout Leadership Recruitment is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center. Shenandoah University’s Center for Public Service & Scholarship is working with a representative from the Girl Scouts to recruit young women who are interested in volunteering as leaders for an eight-week program. Stop by the table in the BSC or contact cpss@su.edu

Campus Bookstore @ NVC-Scholar Plaza

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Campus Bookstore @ Northern Virginia Campus-Scholar Plaza is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The bookstore will sell Shenandoah apparel and take orders for Nursing Pins. Contact Bookstore Manager Brandi Rutz at brutz@su.edu

Fall into Panera Bread

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fall into Panera Bread, a Christian Pharmacist Fellowship International (CPFI) fund-raising event is from 4 to 8 p.m. at Panera Bread (43670 Greenway Corporate Drive, Ashburn), near the Northern Virginia Campus. Proceeds benefit Operation Christmas Child. Every little bite gets us closer to sharing a gift with a child to let them know they are loved. Contact student TeeAl Barksdale at tbarksda08@su.edu

Turn on the Lights! Fashion Show

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Turn on the Lights! Fashion Show begins at 6 p.m. at Bell’s Fine Clothing (122 N. Loudoun St., downtown Winchester). This fashion show supports The Laurel Center’s quest to “Turn on the Light,” during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Enjoy live modeling from members of Shenandoah University’s Alpha Kappa Psi - Psi Delta chapter and food by Violino Italian Restaurant. 10% of sales will be donated to The Laurel Center. Contact Myles Hairston at mhairsto10@su.edu

Zumba Class

Wednesday, October 22, 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

Student Government Association House of Delegates Meeting

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Student Government Association House of Delegates Meeting begins at 8 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Borden Student Associations Center (Room 123). The SGA House of Delegates meets every other Wednesday; meetings are open to all students. Contact sga@su.edu FREE

HVZ Mandatory Meeting

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
HVZ Mandatory Meeting begins at 8 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room. This meeting is one of two required for all students who want to play Humans versus Zombies Monday through Friday, Oct. 27 to 31. You only need to attend one meeting: Oct. 22 or Oct. 26. Sign up now at http://www.hvzsource.com/hornetzombie/ Questions? Contact Assistant Director of Student Engagement for Recreation & Fitness Programs Kyle Farrell at 540/665-4790 or recsports@su.edu.

Wednesday Night Live

Wednesday, October 22, 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

Spirit Week Throwback Thursday

Thursday, October 23, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Spirit Week Throwback Thursday means you can dress like you’re a college student from the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s or your favorite decade. Homecoming & Family Weekend festivities kick into high gear tonight with the Pep Rally! Students selfies – #SUspiritweek – are automatically entered in a daily contest with a great prize for the daily winner. Contact studentlife@su.edu

Pre-Pay for Homecoming Food Tent

Thursday, October 23, 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.

Homecoming Dance Tickets on Sale

Thursday, October 23, 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.

The Bulletproof Mind: Mental Preparation for Combat

Thursday, October 23, 2014
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Bulletproof Mind: Mental Preparation for Combat is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman has been a keynote speaker at major national and international law enforcement training organizations and agencies. His presentation at Shenandoah University is designed for anyone who carries a gun or is in a position of safety. Participants can receive their DCJS certification from the City of Winchester Police Department as well as transcripts for CEUs from Shenandoah University and a certificate of completion from the Center for Lifelong Learning. Cost is $49. Contact Center for Lifelong Learning Coordinator Jo Miller at 540/665-5442 or jmille3@su.edu

PB&J Sandwich Sale

Thursday, October 23, 2014
9:45 am – 1:00 pm
PB&J Sandwiches, crafted with love by the brothers of Phi Mu Alpha, are on sale from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday in the Ruebush Hall lobby. Sandwiches are $1 each. Contact PMA member Colin Maher at cmaher11@su.edu

Open Gym at Sport Rock

Thursday, October 23, 2014
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open Gym at Sport Rock in Sterling, Va., allows you to climb for two hours (three climbs). Van from the Armstrong/BSC parking lot at 3 p.m.; be back on campus around 7 p.m. Trip is limited to 8 students. After three free climbs, students can choose to pay $5 for each additional climbs. Set up belay training in advance with Shenandoah Outdoor & Adventure Recreation (SOAR) coordinator & outdoor education instructor Alice Morgan via 540/542-6533 or suoutdoors@su.edu (This trip is scheduled on the fourth Thursday of every month.) FREE

Lobsterfest in the Caf

Thursday, October 23, 2014
4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Lobsterfestis during dinner hours at the Allen Dining Hall. Use your meal plan or pay cash at the door. Contact dining@su.edu 

XFit Class

Thursday, October 23, 2014
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
XFit Class with instructor Chuck Perrin is from 6 to 7 p.m. in the East Campus Commons ballroom. XFit is a high-intensity, full-body workout similar to Insanity and P90X. 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

Faculty-Coach Open Play

Thursday, October 23, 2014
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Faculty-Coach Open Play is from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center Game Room. Students are encouraged to invite their coaches and professors to compete in air hockey, billiards, table tennis, and/or basketball the Game Room. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Black Student Union Meeting

Thursday, October 23, 2014
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Black Student Union Meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Borden Student Associations Center (Room 123). Contact BSU President Victoria Gilliam at vgilliam12@su.edu FREE

Colleges Against Cancer Meeting

Thursday, October 23, 2014
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Colleges Against Cancer Meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Room 118. Contact CAC President Shelby DeHaven at sdehaven11@su.edu

19th Century Guitars Concert

Thursday, October 23, 2014
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
19th Century Guitar Concert, performed on authentic period instruments by Douglas James and Pasquale Rucco, begins at 8 p.m. in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall. FREE

Homecoming Pep Rally

Thursday, October 23, 2014
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Homecoming Pep Rally for Shenandoah students begins at 8 p.m. in Shingleton Gymnasium and includes a presentation of all Homecoming Prince and Princess nominees and announcement of winners. Homecoming King and Queen nominees are presented; winners will be announced at halftime during Saturday’s football game. The Buzzin’ Dozen Pep Band and Hornets Cheerleaders will perform at the Pep Rally and student Q Middlelijn is the emcee. Students can compete in an Obstacle Course with a variety of challenges, Tug-O-War, Basketball Knock Out and Chubby Bunny. Enjoy a music performance by student Ronniere Spacely. FREE

Announcements

SHENANDOAH MAGAZINE IS HOT OFF THE PRESS

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 omc@su.edu by Monday, Dec. 1. Questions? Contact Managing Editor Cathy Loranger at clorange@su.edu or 540/665-4510.

TONIGHT’S FASHION SHOW BENEFITS WOMEN’S SHELTER

Lights! Turn on the Lights! Fashion Show begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Bell’s Fine Clothing (122 N. Loudoun St., downtown Winchester). This fashion show supports The Laurel Center’s quest to “Turn on the Light,” during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Ten percent of sales will be donated to The Laurel Center, Winchester’s women’s shelter.

Students representing Shenandoah University’s Alpha Kappa Psi – Psi Delta chapter, the business fraternity, will serve as models for the evening. Food is provided by Violino Italian Restaurant. Contact graduate student Myles Hairston at mhairsto10@su.edu.

LEARN ABOUT THE BULLETPROOF MIND TOMORROW

The Bulletproof Mind: Mental Preparation for Combat, a seminar by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, is on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium. Grossman has been a keynote speaker at major national and international law enforcement training organizations and agencies.

His presentation at Shenandoah University is designed for anyone who carries a gun or is in a position of safety. Participants can receive their DCJS certification from the City of Winchester Police Department as well as transcripts for CEUs from Shenandoah University and a certificate of completion from the Center for Lifelong Learning. Cost is $49.

To register, contact Center for Lifelong Learning Coordinator Jo Miller at 540/665-5442 or jmille3@su.edu.

IC COMPUTER SALE & AUCTION SET FOR FRIDAY

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 helpdesk@su.edu. Please do not call the Help Desk regarding the sale.

SPRING 2015 CLASS SCHEDULE

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 hornetcentral@su.edu or call 540/665-4514.

VOLLEYBALL SWEEPS BLAZERS

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.

SEND YOUR STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY FEEDBACK VIA THIS SURVEY

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.

NOTE THIS 2015 COMMENCEMENT TIME CHANGE

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

NEED HELP? RENT THE BAHAMAS SL2 TEAM

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 spirituallife@su.edu 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.

DON’T MISS THE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS FAIR NEXT TUESDAY

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 kmcdonal2@su.edu.

WOMEN’S GOLF WRAPS FALL SEASON

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.

THIS WEEK IN SHENANDOAH SPORTS

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.

TAKE A RIDE ON THE MECHANICAL BULL AT THIS YEAR’S HOMECOMING

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 www.su.edu/homecoming2014 to indicate you’ll be attending.

DON’T WALK ALONE: USE SAFEWALK

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 kwebster2@su.edu.

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).

WILKINS WELLNESS CENTER HAS FLU VACCINE

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

NEW DISCUSSION GROUP FOR WOMEN STARTS OCT. 21

“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 ejohnsto2@su.edu.

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENTS TO BE HONORED DURING HOMECOMING WEEKEND

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 www.su.edu/homecoming2014.

DON’T FORGET THESE MUSIC THERAPY EVENTS DURING HOMECOMING WEEKEND

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 www.aplacetobeva.org.

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 www.su.edu/homecoming2014.

HEAR A VIOLIN PRODIGY PERFORM ON OCT. 24

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 gkiefer@su.edu. Read more here.

INTRODUCING THE SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY INTER-PROFESSIONAL CASE COMPETITION

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 jhageman@su.edu. 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.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR GCP?

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!

EVERYTHING IS FREE, FREE, FREE!

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 knajaka11@su.edu.

OLD TOWN WINCHESTER NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

The Old Town Winchester organization needs volunteers for two upcoming events.

• Octobeer Fest: Friday, Oct. 17, and Saturday, Oct. 18: Work at the Old Town Winchester table, promoting Old Town and the new Old Town app. Demonstrate the app, distribute give-away items and shopping guides.

• Spooktacular: Saturday, Oct. 25: Hand out Trick-or-Treat items from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Other volunteer opportunities include serving on a design committee for a holiday window contest and conducting a farmers’ market survey. For more information, contact Downtown Manager Jennifer Bell at 540/535-3661 or jennifer.bell@winchesterva.gov. Visit www.oldtownwinchesterva.com.

DON’T FORGET: FREE SEXUAL ASSAULT SUPPORT GROUP BEGINS OCT. 7

All sexual assault survivors or family and friends of survivors are welcome to attend a free Sexual Assault Support Group, which begins Tuesday, Oct. 7.

This is a six-week, open-talk group on Tuesday evenings through Nov. 11; a different topic each week relates to the healing journey of survivors and their loved ones. The group will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Cooley Hall, Room 210 – the [Not Just] Women’s Center NJWC.

To find out more information and to register, contact Alison Hyman at The Laurel Center at 540/667-6160.

VE VANT TO EAT YOUR CHILI

Alpha Kappa Psi invites all chili cooks – individuals and groups – to enter its first-ever Chili & Cornbread Cook-Off. It’s $3 to enter a pan of cornbread, $5 to enter a pot of chili or $7 to enter both – a devilishly good deal. Ask AKPsi member Sydney Vonada for an application via svonada11@su.edu. Then, deliver your entry or entries to the Brandt Student Center Ferrari Room by 4:30 p.m. on All Hallows’ Eve (Thursday, Oct. 30).

Do you vant to taste these treats? Be a judge in the first-ever AKPsi Chili & Cornbread Cook-Off. Go to the Brandt Student Center Ferrari Room after 4:30 p.m. Oct. 30. Pay $2 at the door, and enjoy a lot of great food. Decide who are the best chefs at Shenandoah!

Alpha Kappa Psi is the oldest and largest professional business fraternity. For more information, contact AKPsi student president David Beaudoin at dbeaudoi12@su.edu.