CANCELED Rape Aggression Defense Class

Saturday, September 20, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
CANCELED Rape Aggression Defense Class from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Aikens Athletic Center conference room. Contact 

Lower Shenandoah Valley Quilts Conference

Saturday, September 20, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Lower Shenandoah Valley Quilts Conference takes place at the Hollingworth Mill (1360 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.) and at Shenandoah University’s Halpin-Harrison Hall. Speakers are Alden O’Brien, Linda Eaton, Neva Hart, Pam Pampe and Mary Robare. Cost is $75. Contact the Winchester-Frederick Historical Society at 540/662-6500 or

Apple Harvest Arts & Crafts Festival

Saturday, September 20, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Annual Apple Harvest Arts & Crafts Festival in Jim Barnett Park (adjacent to Shenandoah University) features arts and crafts vendors, including hand-spun Alpaca wool, hand-made jewelry and hand-blown glass, an old-time apple growers exhibit, food vendors and more. Visit

re:Fresh for Families of First-Year Students

Saturday, September 20, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
re:Fresh for Families of First-Year Students  welcomes parents and family members back to campus to spend time with their students. Gather in the Brandt Student Center for breakfast around 9 a.m. Breakfast is followed by a special program – until noon – while the college kids sleep in. At noon, students will meet their families in the student center. From there, everyone can head off campus to local attractions, shopping and dinner. RSVP for the morning breakfast program via Please indicate how many family members are attending re:Fresh, which is FREE

Winchester’s Main Street Agriculture

Saturday, September 20, 2014
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winchester’s Main Street Agriculture from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Loudoun Street walking mall features local farmers and vendors selling their products, restaurants offering meals made with locally produced food, cooking demonstrations, advice for gardeners, live farm animals and bluegrass music. Visit or go to Winchester’s Main Street Agriculture on Facebook. 

Basketball vs Eastern Mennonite

Saturday, September 20, 2014
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Basketball vs Eastern Mennonite, Shingleton Gym, 11am

Men’s Soccer

Saturday, September 20, 2014
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
SU vs. Emory & Henry @ TBA at Sprint Field in Shentel Stadium. Free Admittance with SU I.D.

Women’s Soccer vs Sweetbriar

Saturday, September 20, 2014
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Women's Soccer vs Sweetbriar, Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium, 2pm

“In the Red and Brown Water”

Saturday, September 20, 2014
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
“In the Red and Brown Water,” a Shenandoah Theatre Lab production, is presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Glaize Studio Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 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 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.

“Portrait of Wally”

Saturday, September 20, 2014
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
“Portrait of Wally,” a documentary film presented by the Magic Lantern Theater in collaboration with One Book One Community and the Beth El congregation, begins at 6:30 p.m. at Handley Regional Library (100 W. Piccadilly St. downtown Winchester). The film tells of a notorious art theft by the Nazis in 1939 and the long legal and political struggle to restore the painting to its rightful owners. For more information, visit FREE

Football vs Ferrum

Saturday, September 20, 2014
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Football vs Ferrum, Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium, 7 p.m.

Shenandoah Singers at the White House

Saturday, September 20, 2014
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Shenandoah Singers perform at “A Night of Golden Lights” candlelight rally and vigil outside the gates of the White House from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. FREE and open to the public.

Shenandoah Conservatory Wind Ensemble

Saturday, September 20, 2014
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Shenandoah Conservatory Wind Ensemble presents “Common Ground” at 8 p.m. in Armstrong Concert Hall. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for senior citizens and $5 for non-SU students. Purchase tickets in advance at the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre box office; call 540/665-4569 or go to All Shenandoah employees can pick up free tickets for conservatory events at any time. Free “rush” tickets are available to SU students two hours prior to any on-campus conservatory event.

“In the Red and Brown Water”

Saturday, September 20, 2014
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
“In the Red and Brown Water,” a Shenandoah Theatre Lab production, is presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Glaize Studio Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 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 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.

Apple Harvest Arts & Crafts Festival

Sunday, September 21, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Annual Apple Harvest Arts & Crafts Festival in Jim Barnett Park (adjacent to Shenandoah University) features arts and crafts vendors, including hand-spun Alpaca wool, hand-made jewelry and hand-blown glass, an old-time apple growers exhibit, food vendors and more. Visit

Rides to Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Sunday, September 21, 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 FREE

University Chapel @ Noon

Sunday, September 21, 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

Foundation Rock Climbing Skills Class

Sunday, September 21, 2014
1:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Foundation Rock Climbing Skills Class, at Vertical Rock in Manassas, Va., begins when the van leaves campus at 1:30 p.m. (be back on campus around 7 p.m.). Trip is limited to 10 students who want to learn how to climb. Cost is $10 per student; payment is due Friday, Sept. 19. Contact Shenandoah Outdoor & Adventure Recreation (SOAR) coordinator & outdoor education instructor Alice Morgan at 540/542-6533 or

“In the Red and Brown Water”

Sunday, September 21, 2014
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
“In the Red and Brown Water,” a Shenandoah Theatre Lab production, is presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Glaize Studio Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 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 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.

Shenandoah Conservatory Faculty Concert

Sunday, September 21, 2014
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Shenandoah Conservatory Faculty Concert “The Romantic Cello” featuring Clyde Thomas Shaw, cello; and Thomas Hyrnkiv, piano; begins at 3 p.m. in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall. FREE 

“Shakespeare’s Green World”

Sunday, September 21, 2014
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
“Shakespeare’s Green World” is presented at 6 p.m. at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (901 Amherst St., Winchester). Experience scenes from Shakespeare’s comedies performed in the garden, where actors will bring misunderstandings, unrequited love, mischief and chaos to life in a magical outdoor setting. Light refreshments served. “Shakespeare’s Green World” is directed by theatre professor Sally Anderson and features many Shenandoah student performers. Tickets are $20 for MSV members, $25 for adults and $15 for students. Reservations required. Call 540/662-1473 ext. 208 or visit

Winchester’s First Interfaith Concert

Sunday, September 21, 2014
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Winchester’s First Interfaith Concert begins at 7 p.m. in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall. Sept. 21 is International Peace Day, and a variety of musicians representing different faiths will present music from their traditions, representing the theme of peace and faith. One of the highlights of is an original composition by David Chavez, music director at Front Royal United Methodist Church, sung by his wife, Melissa Chavez, an opera singer. The composition is based on prayers from several faith traditions. The concert is sponsored by the Valley Interfaith Council. FREE

Dustbowl Revival

Sunday, September 21, 2014
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dustbowl Revival performs at 7 p.m. at the Bright Box (15 N. Loudoun St. downtown Winchester). The Dustbowl Revival is a California-based collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, pre-war blues and the hot swing of New Orleans to form a spicy roots cocktail. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Visit

Intramural Softball Captains’ Meeting

Sunday, September 21, 2014
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intramural Softball Captains’ Meeting begins at 8 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Room 118. Intramural softball is played 10-on-10 with a maximum 18 people per team with a minimum of 2 male or female players always on the court. Games are played at 7 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday nights beginning Monday, Sept. 22. Cost is $10 per player. Sign up via Contact

Shenandoah Community Chorus Rehearsal

Monday, September 22, 2014
7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Shenandoah Community Chorus Rehearsal is from 7:15 to 9 p.m. in Ruebush Hall, Room 148. The chorus is open to all SU students and employees who enjoy singing. Contact Dr. J. Thomas Mitts at



The [Not Just] Women’s Center (NJWC) has opened its doors for the fall 2014 semester, and the center will staff a table in the Brandt Student Center (BSC) from Monday, Sept. 22, through Friday, Sept. 26. Stop by and learn about what it is and what it does, pick up a teal ribbon to show your support, and perhaps buy a brownie while you’re there.

The [Not Just] Women’s Center is always located in Cooley Hall, Room 210. It’s run entirely by students with the support of the Laurel Center, Winchester’s women’s shelter. For more information, contact the NJWC’s head peer mentor Kaedy Fischer at


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.


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


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 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


Attention salaried employees: the new bi-weekly pay schedule will begin on Friday, Oct. 3. There are two additional sessions scheduled for employees to learn more about this conversion: Thursday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m., and Thursday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m. Both sessions will be held in the Wilkins Administration Building, Wilkins Conference Room (second floor).

Please take time to understand how this transition will affect your paycheck. There is also information on the Payroll organization on Blackboard. Contact Payroll Manager Beth Wilson at or 540/542-6297 with any questions or to schedule a time to review information if you are unable to attend.


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 or R.A.D. sign up.


“In the Red and Brown Water” by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Kirsten Trump: Friday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 20, at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 21, at 2:30 p.m. in the Glaize Studio Theatre. The palpable longings of this world. The sacrificial truths of being human. The coming of age of a young woman in a small Louisiana town. The performance features blues guitarist, Billy Thompson. This production contains adult language and content. Ticketed performance.

Words, Words, Words: Thursday, Sept. 18, at 8 p.m. at the Bright Box Theater. Shenandoah Conservatory’s EDGE Ensemble ignites the second New Music season with a program full of meaning and mystery. Featuring works utilizing the sampled, pre-recorded, and live human voice. This performance contains strong language. Ticketed performance.

Common Ground (Wind Ensemble): Saturday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m. in Armstrong Concert Hall. Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the National Anthem, the Wind Ensemble performs Carolyn Bremer’s “Early Light,” highlighting themes from the Star Spangled Banner. Also featuring guest composer Kristin Kuster’s “Interior,” John Mackey’s “Aurora Awakes” inspired by U2′s “Where the Streets Have No Name” and Stephen Michael Gryc’s “Masquerade Variation on a Theme of Sergei Prokofiev.” Ticketed performance.

The Romantic Cello (Clyde Thomas Shaw, cello; and John Chernoff, piano): Sunday, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m. in Goodson Recital Hall. Performing Alexander Glazunov Chant du Ménestrel, op. 71; Nickolai Myaskovsky Sonata No. 1 in D Major, op. 12; and Sergei Rachmaninoff Sonata in G Minor, op. 19. Free performance.

For ticket availability, call the box office at 540/665-4569.


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.


Volleyball and women’s soccer highlight another busy week of home events with two contests each here in Winchester between Wednesday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 21.

Women’s Soccer (1-4-1, 1-0 ODAC): The women’s soccer team, fresh off of its first win of the season, a 9-0 victory over Randolph College Saturday, hosts Christopher Newport on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. and Sweet Briar on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 1 p.m.

Please note this new time for Saturday’s ODAC contest with the Vixens.

Volleyball (8-3, 1-0 ODAC): Following a non-league contest on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Gettysburg, coach Jaime Terenzi’s volleyball squad hosts Bridgewater on Friday, Sept. 19, and Eastern Mennonite on Saturday, Sept. 20, in a pair of important ODAC matches.

Men’s Soccer (3-3, 0-1 ODAC): Men’s soccer, like volleyball, plays on the road on Wednesday, Sept. 17, before returning home for a weekend ODAC contest.

Shenandoah plays at local rival Marymount on Wednesday, Sept. 17, and hosts Emory & Henry on Friday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. in its home ODAC opener.

Men’s Golf: The men’s golf team hosts its only home event of the fall season on Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21, at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club outside of Front Royal, Virginia.

Football (1-1, 0-0 ODAC): The football team plays its second straight home game on Saturday, Sept. 20, when longtime rival Ferrum visits for a 7 p.m. non-league contest.

This is the Hornets final non-conference game of the season. The squad is off next week and begins ODAC play on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Bridgewater.

Cross Country: Cross country returns to action for the first time since the opening week of the season with the Shenandoah Valley Invitational, a meet co-hosted by Bridgewater and Eastern Mennonite.

Field Hockey (2-4, 0-0 ODAC): Field hockey plays a non-conference game at Stevenson on Saturday, Sept. 20.

Women’s Golf: The women’s golf team plays its inaugural match in program history on Saturday, Sept. 20, in Conover, North Carolina. The Hornets will be competing in the annual ODAC Preview Match hosted at Rock Barn Golf Club.

Women’s Tennis (0-0, 0-0 ODAC): Women’s tennis plays at the ITA South-Southeast Regionals in Fredericksburg this weekend. 

All home events this week will have live stats and video. Links for both can be found on the team schedule pages.


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.


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.


The Shenandoah University Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is sponsoring its second-ever t-shirt design contest.

The SAAC is challenging all Shenandoah students to come up with a unique and exciting design for a t-shirt to wear to sporting events during the 2014-15 athletic year.

Last year’s “#RedOut” campaign led to Xavier Alston, a senior and a co-captain of the men’s basketball team, designing the winning t-shirt featuring the “Born to Sting” slogan on the back.

The rules for the contest are simple:

1.  The contest runs through September 21, 2014.

2.  Be creative!  Use neon colors, original phrases, whatever you want!

3.  To be eligible for the contest, all designs have to be approved by the office of athletics communications.

4.  If logos are used in the design, the official primary athletic marks (the “SU” and the “hornet” logos) must be used and cannot be altered/modified in any manner.

The contest winner will receive a free t-shirt in addition to having their design immortalized on the shirt.

All designs must be submitted to in PDF, .jpg or .eps format. This is your chance to design a shirt you actually WANT to wear around campus with pride!



Apple will release iOS 8 on Wednesday, Sept. 17. This new version of iOS includes many great new features. However, it’s also sure to cause some problems (as do most new OS releases).

Institutional Computing (IC) recommends taking a cautious approach by waiting at least a few weeks before upgrading your device. Waiting lets early adopters identify problems, gives Apple time to fix them and gives software developers time to update their apps for iOS 8.

If you do upgrade and experience problems, please report them to the IC Help Desk at or 540/665-5555.


Sophomore Brennan Lloyd led Shenandoah University to a sixth place finish at the 2014 Tom Kinder Memorial men’s golf tournament Sunday by winning the tournament by one stroke.

Lloyd shot a five-under-par 139, birdieing the final hole of the tournament to win by one over Kyle Fuller from Randolph-Macon.

Ferrum won the tournament by six strokes over host Bridgewater, posting a 588 over the two-day, 36-hole tournament at Lakeview Golf Club.

Shenandoah, with the collective 600 over the 36 holes, finished sixth overall. The Hornets were three strokes from fifth, fourth from a tie for third and just six shots back of runner-up BC.

The men are back in action on Saturday, Sept. 20, hosting a two-day invitational at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club.

Read more here.


On Monday, Sept. 15, significant changes will affect traffic flow in and around Shenandoah’s main campus:

• University Drive will be opened to through traffic
• The newly created, continuous right-turn lane on Jubal Early Drive will open, with a temporary yield sign installed
• The Millwood Avenue entrance to Halpin-Harrison Hall will close
• The existing stretch of Millwood Avenue in front of Shenandoah University will close

Halpin-Harrison Hall (HHH) will now be fully accessible through campus via a new access road located between the Lowry Tennis Courts and the Armory building. HHH also remains accessible via the entrance off of Pleasant Valley Road in front of the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center/Davis Hall.

Work on Millwood Avenue and Apple Blossom Drive near the University Drive entrance will continue for the next few months. The campus community is urged to drive slowly through this area, as it is still an active construction zone.

Those who routinely take a left out of campus at University Drive are strongly urged to exit campus via Ralph Shockey Drive (past Shentel Stadium), during this construction period.

As has always been the case, if you must make a left onto Apple Blossom Drive from University Drive, oncoming traffic is not obligated to stop. Please be cautious and take a few extra moments to look both ways before turning left from University Drive. Once the traffic light at University Drive is installed and operational, it will be easier to take a left at the intersection.

Questions? Contact Physical Plant Director Barry Schnoor at


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


The national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa is now accepting nominations for its Shenandoah University chapter. Faculty and staff: please consider nominating an outstanding Shenandoah student today.

Membership in Omicron Delta Kappa is a mark of highest distinction and honor. This national leadership honor society for college students recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character.

Membership in ODK is awarded to undergraduate junior and senior students as well as graduate students. Candidates must have a 3.2 GPA (juniors), a 3.3 GPA (seniors) or a 3.5 GPA (graduate students). All nominees must show leadership in at least one of these five areas: scholarship; athletics; campus or community service, social and religious activities, and campus government; journalism, speech and the mass media; and creative and performing arts.

The student nomination forms can be accessed here. Nominations are due Friday, Sept. 26. Nominated students will be contacted via email and required to write a one-page essay about what leadership means to them. The selection committee will carefully review each student’s nomination form and essay.

For more information visit the web at or contact Director of Career Services Jen Spataro-Wilson at


Shenandoah University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Doug Zipp announced on Sept. 8, that Quintrel Lenore has resigned as the department’s head strength and conditioning coach.

Lenore, who has been the second full-time head coach since August of 2013, is resigning to take a position in higher education closer to his home in the central Shenandoah Valley.

As the strength and conditioning coach, Lenore was responsible for working with all of the student-athletes at Shenandoah University as well as the administration and operations of the Toan Strength and Fitness Room.

“This is a great move for ‘Q’ and his family,” Zipp said. “We are going to miss him greatly – he did an absolutely terrific job with our student-athletes and I know he was a positive influence in all aspects of their lives. Our coaches were unanimous in their praise of the work he did in the weight room.”

A national search for Lenore’s replacement is already underway. Lenore will remain with the department until the end of September.


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).


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

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.


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)


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.


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.


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


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 or contact Department of Public Safety Officer Cody Cochran at 540/665-4614 or