Events

Toasty Tuesday

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Toasty Tuesday, a Sigma Alpha Iota fundraiser, is from 9 a.m. to noon in the Ruebush Hall lobby. You know that feeling of running late with no time for breakfast? It happens to us all. So Sigma Alpha Iota hosts Toasty Tuesday every Tuesday, offering food to fuel your day. Bring cash and let SAI help you start your day with a full tummy. Contact SAI member Lindy Hockaday at mhockada12@su.edu

Breast Cancer Survivor Dinner Ticket Sale

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Breast Cancer Survivor Dinner Ticket Sale is between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (various times) near Health Professions Building, Room 109. Kappa Epsilon Pharmaceutical Fraternity hosts its 12th Annual Breast Cancer Survivor Dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room. The evening includes a guest speaker, professionally catered dinner, silent auctions, raffles and door prizes. Tickets in advance are $15 for students and $20 for adults. Breast cancer survivors are admitted free. After Oct. 3, tickets are $20 for students and $30 for adults. Contact student Michelle Nugent at mnugent13@su.edu.

New Student Planning Module for WebAdvisor [9/30]

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Huntsberry Meeting Room, Allen Dining Hall   Starting this Fall, faculty that are advising freshmen will need to use the new, and much improved, Student Planning Module. This session will introduce you to the new system and give you an opportunity to try it and ask questions.     All faculty are welcome to come, but faculty advising first time freshmen are especially encouraged to participate.  The new system will be rolled out to all students and advisors in the Spring.     Led by Niccole Gatliffe, Registrar's Office, and Anne Marchant, CTL. 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 for this event. Please follow this link to the Registration Form, 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 registrations 48 hours in advance.   

Abrams Creek Fall Clean Up

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Abrams Creek Fall Clean Up is from 3 to 5 p.m. on main campus. Meet at the brown “Dayton Bridge” between the library and OBT. Wear shoes and clothes you don't mind getting wet or dirty. (Rain date is Wednesday, Oct.1; same time and place. Contact Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Joshua Kincaid at jkincaid@su.edu FREE 

Hatha Yoga Class

Tuesday, September 30, 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 30, 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

Health & Life Science Club Meeting

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
9:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Health & Life Science Club Meeting begins at 9 p.m. in Henkel Hall, Hester Auditorium. The meeting is open to all science and health professions majors. Contact Kathleen Lasick at klasick11@su.edu FREE

CANCELED: “Q” in Question

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The “Q” in Question, a discussion about Christianity, sexual orientation and gender identity, is canceled this evening. Contact spirituallife@su.edu 

Last Day to Apply for December Degree Conferral

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Last Day to Apply for December Degree Conferral. Contact the Registrar’s Office at 540/665-5585 or registrar@su.edu

Breast Cancer Survivor Dinner Ticket Sale

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Breast Cancer Survivor Dinner Ticket Sale is between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (various times) near Health Professions Building, Room 109. Kappa Epsilon Pharmaceutical Fraternity hosts its 12th Annual Breast Cancer Survivor Dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room. The evening includes a guest speaker, professionally catered dinner, silent auctions, raffles and door prizes. Tickets in advance are $15 for students and $20 for adults. Breast cancer survivors are admitted free. After Oct. 3, tickets are $20 for students and $30 for adults. Contact student Michelle Nugent at mnugent13@su.edu.

Sweet Treat Wednesday

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sweet Treat Wednesday, featuring Georgetown Cupcakes, is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center Game Room. Enjoy treats while supplies last. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Software Presentations for Faculty

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Software Presentations for Faculty begin at 3 p.m. in n Ruebush Hall, Room 148. Anne Marchant and George Hoffman will demonstrate ExamSoft, Zoom and Panopto, respectively. All faculty but all members are invited. Each presentation is 20 minutes; teachers can attend the session(s) that interest them.  Contact Center for Teaching & Learning Director Anne Marchant at amarchan@su.edu FREE

Bears Den Hike

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Bears Den Hike to Tributary Bridge – maybe farther – begins when the van leaves from the Armstrong/BSC parking lot at 3 p.m. Be back on campus by 6 p.m. Wear closed-toe, lace-up boots or shoes. Trip is limited to 10 students. Contact Shenandoah Outdoor & Adventure Recreation (SOAR) coordinator & outdoor education instructor Alice Morgan at 540/542-6533 or suoutdoors@su.edu FREE

Zumba Class

Wednesday, October 1, 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

Rape Aggression Defense Class

Wednesday, October 1, 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 Wednesday nights: Oct. 1, 8, 15 and 22. 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 FREE

Women’s Soccer vs Washington & Lee

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Women's Soccer vs Washington & Lee, Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium, 7pm

Wednesday Night Live

Wednesday, October 1, 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

Breast Cancer Survivor Dinner Ticket Sale

Thursday, October 2, 2014
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Breast Cancer Survivor Dinner Ticket Sale is between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (various times) near Health Professions Building, Room 109. Kappa Epsilon Pharmaceutical Fraternity hosts its 12th Annual Breast Cancer Survivor Dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room. The evening includes a guest speaker, professionally catered dinner, silent auctions, raffles and door prizes. Tickets in advance are $15 for students and $20 for adults. Breast cancer survivors are admitted free. After Oct. 3, tickets are $20 for students and $30 for adults. Contact student Michelle Nugent at mnugent13@su.edu.

PB&J Sandwich Sale

Thursday, October 2, 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

XFit Class

Thursday, October 2, 2014
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
XFit Class with instructors Victoria and Samantha is from 7 to 8 p.m. in the East Campus Commons ballroom. XFIT is a cardio and resistance training fitness class. 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

Black Student Union Meeting

Thursday, October 2, 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

Green Day’s “American Idiot” (college premiere)

Thursday, October 2, 2014
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Green Day’s “American Idiot” (college premiere) is presented at 8 p.m. each night in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for senior citizens and $10 for non-SU students. Purchase tickets in advance at the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre box office; call 540/665-4569 or go to conservatoryperforms.org. 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.

Harambee Gospel Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, October 2, 2014
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Harambee Gospel Choir Rehearsal at 9 p.m. in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall is open to all students – singers, musicians, dancers – who have a passion for gospel music. Contact student director Alex Moore at amoore12@su.edu

“American Idiot” Talk-Back Session

Thursday, October 2, 2014
9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
“American Idiot” Talk-Back Session with Director Jonathan Flom begins after the performance – at about 9:30 p.m. – in Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. You do not have to see tonight’s show in order to attend the talk-back session. FREE

Breast Cancer Survivor Dinner Ticket Sale

Friday, October 3, 2014
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Breast Cancer Survivor Dinner Ticket Sale is between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (various times) near Health Professions Building, Room 109. Kappa Epsilon Pharmaceutical Fraternity hosts its 12th Annual Breast Cancer Survivor Dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room. The evening includes a guest speaker, professionally catered dinner, silent auctions, raffles and door prizes. Tickets in advance are $15 for students and $20 for adults. Breast cancer survivors are admitted free. After Oct. 3, tickets are $20 for students and $30 for adults. Contact student Michelle Nugent at mnugent13@su.edu.

Announcements

THIS WEEK IN SHENANDOAH SPORTS

Women’s soccer and field hockey highlight the home schedule this week.

The women’s soccer team, with a 3-1 ODAC record, starts off the home schedule this week with a home match against Washington and Lee (W&L) on Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Field Hockey welcomes Sweet Briar onto the Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium turf for a 2 p.m. contest on Saturday, Oct. 4.

Women’s Soccer (3-6-1, 3-1 ODAC): Coach Liz Pike’s women host Washington & Lee Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. The Generals enter the contest with a 7-0-1 overall record and are 5-0 in the ODAC following a 2-0 victory over Randolph College.

The WildCats are one of two common opponents for Shenandoah and W&L this season – the Hornets and Generals have both beaten Randolph College and Sweet Briar. Shenandoah won those two contests 9-0 and 5-1, respectively, while W&L was a 1-0 victor over Sweet Briar in addition to that 2-0 win over Randolph.

Last season, W&L defeated the Hornets 1-0 in an Oct. 23 contest in Lexington.

The women complete their week with a 2 p.m. contest on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Lynchburg.

Field Hockey (5-4, 1-0 ODAC): Shenandoah has won three straight contests coming into a 4 p.m. road contest at Randolph-Macon on Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Following that game, the Hornets return home on Saturday, Oct. 4, to host Sweet Briar in a 2 p.m. contest.

The Vixens are still looking for their first win of 2014, having dropped their opening nine contests of the year.

Last Thursday, Sweet Briar opened up its ODAC slate with an 8-0 home loss to Eastern Mennonite.

In 2013, the Hornets defeated Sweet Briar 4-0 in an Oct. 5 contest.

Volleyball (10-6, 3-1 ODAC): Volleyball is on the road all week, playing at W&L on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Mount Aloysius in a non-league match. Saturday’s match is a tri-match, as Shenandoah faces Alfred (N.Y.) State in addition to the host Mounties.

Men’s Soccer (3-7, 0-3 ODAC): The men’s soccer team is off until Saturday, Oct. 4, when it plays a 7 p.m. ODAC contest at Lynchburg.

Football (2-1, 0-0 ODAC): The football team returns from its bye week to open its ODAC schedule on Saturday, Oct. 4, with a 7 p.m. game at Bridgewater.

The Eagles are 3-0 on the season after winning 32-16 over the Apprentice School on Sept. 27.

Last season, Shenandoah defeated BC 29-20 in Winchester.

Saturday’s game will be the first ODAC home night contest for Bridgewater.

Live stats and audio/video links for each event are posted on that team’s schedule page.

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS CONTRIBUTED TO GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING?

If so, nominate them for a resolution of appreciation today! Each year, Shenandoah University, through its board of trustees, recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to global education with a resolution of appreciation.

Honorees may be current or former students, faculty, staff and outside community members who have made significant contributions to cross-cultural understanding, international volunteer service projects or international relations and education.

The recipients will be honored during the Fall 2014 International Convocation to be held on Wednesday, Nov. 12. Click here to complete the simple nomination form.

BE THE 12TH MAN AT BRIDGEWATER ON SATURDAY

Shenandoah students, faculty and staff members are invited to cheer for the Hornets football team this Saturday against the Bridgewater College Eagles in a conference game. Space is limited to the first 10 people who sign up with Assistant Director of Student Engagement for Recreation & Fitness Programs Kyle Farrell via kfarrell@su.edu.

The “12th Man” Road Trip to Bridgewater begins when the van leaves campus at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, from the Armstrong Hall/Brandt Student Center parking lot. The game begins at 7 p.m.; you’ll be back at Shenandoah around 11 p.m. Transportation is free, but bring $5 for admission to the game. Wear your Shenandoah apparel.

MEN’S GOLF SIXTH AT VIRGINIA INTERCOLLEGIATE

The Shenandoah University men’s golf team shot a collective 320 on Sept. 29, to finish sixth at the 2014 Virginia State Intercollegiate.

Playing at the par 72, 6,878-yard Olde Mill Resort, the Hornets combined 320 on Sept. 29, with 316 on Sept. 28, for a 636 total.

Shenandoah finished 12 strokes back of fifth place Bridgewater.

Hampden-Sydney, which was tied with Shenandoah after the first round, shot a sizzling 303 on Sept. 28, to win the tournament by two shots over Averett.

Sophomore Evan Cocke and junior Doc Schulte led Shenandoah by tying for 15th with a pair of 158s.

Cocke shot 81 on Sept. 30, and Schulte a second straight 79.

Seth Crean and Brennan Lloyd both had a 163 total, with Lloyd shooting a team-low-round 76 on Sept. 30, to finish tied for 29th.

Brett Dubin had an 84 on Sept. 30, that did not count toward the team total.

The squad is now off until Monday, Oct. 13, and Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Ted Keller Memorial hosted by Randolph-Macon.

STAY ALERT: I-81 REPAIRS IN EARLY OCTOBER MAY IMPACT RALPH SHOCKEY DRIVE

Within the week, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will begin repair work on the Interstate 81 bridge supports along Ralph Shockey Drive (the roadway that runs between main campus and Shentel Stadium).

Crews will make every attempt to minimize impact to the roadway, but those who utilize this roadway and walkway on a daily basis should exercise caution during the improvement process. Questions? Contact Physical Plant Facilities Project Manager Jeff Davis at jdavis2@su.edu.

HOCKEY SPEARS MARLINS

The Shenandoah University field hockey team opened its 2014 ODAC slate on Sept. 27, with a 1-0 victory at Virginia Wesleyan.

Playing at Norfolk Academy due to extensive rainstorms in the Hampton Roads region, Shenandoah (5-4, 1-0 ODAC) won its third straight match with the one-goal victory over VWC (2-7, 0-1).

Junior Presha Merritt scored the game’s only goal, tallying unassisted in the 61st minute.

The Hornets defense was outstanding, holding the Marlins to just one shot on the afternoon. Shenandoah keeper Jenna Rampale made the save on that lone shot to post her third shutout of the season.

Shenandoah took six shots of its own while Virginia Wesleyan had an 11-2 advantage in penalty corners.

The Hornets continue this road trip on Wednesday, Oct. 1, with a 4 p.m. game at Randolph-Macon.

MEN’S TENNIS WRAPS AT REGIONALS

The Shenandoah University men’s tennis team concluded its fall season on Sept. 28, with a number of strong performances at the ITA Regionals hosted by Mary Washington.

Junior Steven Baker and freshman Jesse Ewing, playing in the B1 doubles draw, saw their tournament come to an end with an 8-5 loss to Victor Costa and Christopher Magee in the quarterfinal round.

Blake Sharp had an excellent day by winning a pair of consolation matches at B4 singles. In the quarters, he took out Adam Halpern 8-2 before defeating Alex Machalick 8-6 in the semi-finals.

Sharp fell 8-5 in the consolation final.

In doubles, Sharp and partner Matt Hwang lost 8-1 to Lawrence Bowers and Trent Singleton in the consolation semifinals.

The spring season begins Saturday, Feb. 14, with a non-league home match against Hood College.

DECEMBER GRADUATION: A FINAL REMINDER

The Wednesday, Oct. 1, deadline to apply for December graduation is nearly here. If you intend to receive a degree or certificate in December, you MUST apply for graduation. Log on to Web Advisor and submit your application before it’s too late. Questions can be addressed to Degree Audit & Conferral Specialist Valerie Taylor at 540/665-4537.

STUDENTS: GET SCREENED FOR DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY ON OCT. 6

The Counseling Center and the student organization Active Minds will sponsor “Check Up from the Neck Up,” a depression and anxiety screening on Monday, Oct. 6, in the Brandt Student Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Students are invited to stop by for a free check on this National Depression Screening Day. Depression and anxiety are common and are highly treatable. Help is available. It will only take five to 10 minutes for you to complete a free personal screening and learn how you can affect your moods rather than having your moods affect you.

For more information, contact Wilkins Wellness Center Counseling Clinician Roxie Ostlund at 540/665-4868 or rostlund@su.edu.

RICHMOND ART EXHIBIT FEATURING GERALDINE KIEFER OPENS TOMORROW

The September exhibition in the Skylight Gallery of Art Works in Richmond, Virginia, titled “On The Edge,” features the mixed-media drawings and collages of Associate Professor of Art Geraldine Kiefer, Ph.D. These works are based on maps, mapping and spiritual journeys. The exhibition opens on Friday, Sept. 26, and continues through Sunday, Oct. 19.

A number of these works involved reusing and repurposing her earlier work, with multiple layers of treated paper, collaged map fragments and shells. All were conceived and completed during Dr. Kiefer’s spring 2013 art residency at the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. The exhibition also features ceramist Kay Franz. For details and directions, contact Kiefer at gkiefer@su.edu.

ONE MONTH UNTIL HOMECOMING 2014

There’s just one month left before Homecoming 2014! Register today for entry into all Homecoming Weekend events from Friday, Oct. 24, through Sunday, Oct. 26.

The weekend has something for everyone including the Old Town Crawl, alumni athletic games, Pit Party, Alumni Awards presentation and, of course, the traditional tailgate party prior to the football game, featuring the band Don’t Look Down.

For a complete listing of events and to register, visit www.su.edu/homecoming2014. #ShenUcomeback

ATTEND THIS AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION INTEREST MEETING ON OCT. 6

Are you Interested in the field of marketing? Want to learn more about what it takes to be a marketing professional in the digital age? If so, come to an interest meeting of the American Marketing Association (AMA) on Monday, Oct. 6, from noon to 1 p.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Room 230, to connect with other students, learn about the benefits of becoming a member and what the 2015 event calendar could entail.  Free pizza will be provided. Questions? Contact Ardy Wunder at awunder10@su.edu for more information.

DO YOU RIDE A BIKE TO CAMPUS? USE THESE NEW BICYCLE RACKS

There are now four new bicycle racks on campus, so feel free to use them at your leisure. They are located at: the Brandt Student Center (BSC); Aikens Athletics Center; behind Shingleton Gymnasium outside of the Ewing Dance Studio entrance; and behind Allen Dining Hall near the Henkel Hall parking lot.

LIBRARY ROOFING PROJECT STARTS SOON

Next week, Anderson Roofing is scheduled to begin installing a new roof on the Alson H. Smith Jr. Library. The work should begin the week of Sept. 22, and is slated to take two weeks. During that time, there should be no disruption to traffic flow in the vicinity of Smith Library, nor to the day-to-day activities in the library.

As with any re-roofing project, the weather will control the schedule. So, the project may begin a day or two later or end a day or two later. If major updates to the schedule must be made, they will be communicated via the SUN-e. Questions? Contact Physical Plant Facilities Project Manager Jeff Davis at jdavis2@su.edu.

PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPT. 30 FOR BLACKBOARD CONFERENCE

Do you use Blackboard on a regular basis? Have something to share about using Blackboard and related technologies to better reach learners and expand the reach of learners’ knowledge?

The Virginia Blackboard Users Group (VaBUG) has extended its deadline for proposals for the group’s fifth annual conference, to be held at the Holiday Inn at Valley View, in Roanoke, Virginia, on Friday, Oct. 24. The proposal deadline is now Tuesday, Sept. 30. This conference is free of charge.

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.

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.

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.

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.

WOMEN: SIGN UP FOR FREE SELF DEFENSE CLASS

For the second year, the Department of Public Safety is offering free Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) classes for all university women – students, faculty and staff. All classes are taught by certified R.A.D. instructors Adam Smith and Kelcey Webster, who are both Department of Public Safety officers. The next R.A.D. classes are offered on the following Wednesdays: Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, and Oct. 22.

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 now includes simulation. Simulation involves students using the techniques they’ve learned in class to fight off an aggressor in simulated real-life scenarios.

Sign up now via safety@su.edu or R.A.D. sign up.

GRADUATING IN DECEMBER? BE SURE TO MEET THIS OCT. 1 DEADLINE

If you qualify for December 2014 graduation, you must submit a graduation application on WebAdvisor before Wednesday, Oct. 1.

To access the graduation application, log in to your WebAdvisor student account and look for “Application for Graduation.” Again, all students planning to graduate in December must submit an application by Wednesday, Oct. 1.

If you’re uncertain about whether you qualify for December graduation, please review your degree audit with your adviser immediately. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their adviser before applying to ensure eligibility for graduation. Questions? Contact Degree Audit and Conferral Specialist Valerie Taylor in the Registrar’s Office at 540/665-4537.

COMP TICKET POLICY IN EFFECT FOR ALL ATHLETIC CONTESTS

Shenandoah University students with valid I.D. receive complimentary admission to all regular season athletic events. Employees (faculty and staff) receive complimentary admission for themselves and one guest to all regular season athletic contests. All students and employees must present their Shenandoah University I.D. at the ticket gate.

MEN’S BASKETBALL ANNOUNCES EXHIBITION

Shenandoah University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Rob Pryor has announced his squad will open the 2014-15 season with an exhibition game at George Mason.

Pryor, heading into his fourth season at the helm of the Shenandoah program, will see his Hornets travel to the Patriot Center on Saturday, Nov. 8, for the contest against the DI Patriots.

This is the fourth straight season that Shenandoah has faced a DI opponent. Since Pryor took over for the 2011-12 campaign, the Hornets have faced Radford, Virginia Military Institute and Campbell from Division I.

Like the Radford and Campbell contests, this game will be an exhibition for Shenandoah and the result of the contest will not be calculated into its 2014-15 record.

“This is great for the guys,” Pryor said. “I was working on getting a Division I exhibition seemingly all summer, and I know the players were very interested in securing this game. It will be a great atmosphere to play the game, and it should be a great experience for all of us.”

Read more here.

GET READY FOR CAMPUS KARAOKE AND MORE

Last week, the Brandt Student Center Game Room hosted a party to celebrate its new look and new games – but it doesn’t stop there. There are new regularly scheduled programs, too.

Karaoke Nights in the Game Room begin tonight, Sept. 12. Students can sign up and sing their favorite hits, following along with lyrics displayed on TVs, from 9 to 11 p.m. There will be free food, too. Other Karaoke Nights are Fridays, Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and Dec. 5.

Next Friday night, Sept. 19, is Tropical Island Night in the Game Room. Faculty-Coach Open Play is from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, and Thursday, Oct. 23 in the Game Room. Students are encouraged to invite their coaches and professors to compete in air hockey, billiards, table tennis, and/or basketball. Sweet Treat Wednesdays begin in October in the Game Room as do 25¢ Wing Nights. There will be a Halloween Party on Friday, Oct. 31 and Beer Tasting on Friday, Nov. 21. Contact studentlife@su.edu.

SNAKES ALIVE!

Students and employees have noticed a few northern water snakes in the vicinity of the dam/waterfall on campus, and these snakes have caused concern among some.

According to Director of Physical Plant Barry Schnoor, northern water snakes are non-venomous and non-aggressive, but he reminds us that snakes, like all wild creatures in nature, are best left alone in their natural habitat.

“I’ve heard the talk that these are water moccasins or copperheads,” said Schnoor. “These are non-venomous snakes. While we do have copperheads in Winchester, according the Virginia Herpetological web site, there are no water moccasins in Winchester or area waters, such as Abrams Creek or the Shenandoah River. We have relocated a couple of these water snakes for their safety and for the comfort of our students.”

To request that a snake be relocated, Schnoor suggests calling the Physical Plant office 540/665-4527 (or 4527 from a campus landline phone) or the Department of Public Safety at 540/678-4444 (or 4444 from a campus landline phone).

NEED TO ORDER LETTERHEAD? CONTACT BULK MAIL TODAY!

The Bulk Mail/Copy Center staff is compiling information for the annual letterhead order. If you have not been contacted and are in need of letterhead, please contact Bulk Mail Center Manager Karen Myers at 540/545-7290 or kmyer3@su.edu.

Letterhead is printed once per year, so all fields of study may have their own letterhead with their specific brand extension, phone number and fax number. Departments are encouraged to order a year’s supply.

As a reminder, letterhead with Shenandoah University’s former logo and brand should no longer be used – old letterhead may be submitted to the staff at Bulk Mail/Copy Center for recycling.

BREAKFAST WITH COACH YODER

The Shenandoah University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics invites all of its fans to a weekly breakfast with Head Football Coach Scott Yoder.

Yoder and his Hornets open the 2014 campaign on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. with a road contest at Gallaudet University.

On Friday, Sept. 5, at 8 a.m. in the Clement Dining Room of Allen Dining Hall, Yoder will host the first of 10 breakfast meetings with interested fans to talk about that week’s matchup.

In addition to Yoder, the assistant coaches will be in attendance at the weekly event. Co-captains Brandon AdamsSean BlackmanDrew Ferguson and Jake Payne will be in attendance as their class schedules allow.

“We have a had a number of fans and supporters request this kind of event,” Athletics Director Doug Zipp said. “Our fan base has been so supportive of our program and this an excellent way for our fans to connect with our coaching staff and student-athletes.”

These breakfast meetings are scheduled for each Friday, from Sept. 5 through Nov. 14, with the exception of Sept. 26, which is the Friday preceding the squad’s bye week.

The cost for the breakfast, served buffet style in Allen Dining Hall, is $5.

Breakfast details:

• Each Friday preceding a game
• 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Allen Dining Hall, Clement Board Room
• $5 per individual (Shenandoah University faculty/staff breakfast rate will apply for those individuals)

APPLY FOR DECEMBER GRADUATION NOW

The new school year just started, but it’s already time to apply for December 2014 graduation. Log in to your student account on WebAdvisor and look for “Application for Graduation.” All students who plan to graduate in December MUST submit an application by Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their adviser before applying to ensure eligibility for graduation. Please direct questions to Valerie Taylor in the Registrar’s Office at 540/665-4537.

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