Online Registration for Summer Sessions 2014 (S1 & S2)

Monday, April 14, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Online Registration for Summer Sessions 2014 (S1 & S2) remains open between March 24 and April 17. Registrations and Course Adjustments beyond then are done on paper forms. Contact the Registrar’s Office at 540/665-5585 or

Online Registration for Fall Semester 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Online Registration for Fall Semester 2014 remains open until June 30. Registrations and Course Adjustments beyond then are done on paper forms. Contact the Registrar’s Office at 540/665-5585 or

Admissions Open House

Monday, April 14, 2014
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admissions Open House for high school juniors and seniors (all majors) begins at 9 a.m. in the Brandt Student Center on main campus. Contact

Blackboard Traveling Support

Monday, April 14, 2014
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Blackboard Traveling Support with Technology Liaison Tristan Plummer is in the Ruebush Hall lobby from 11 a.m. to noon every Monday. FREE

Put the “Art” in Party

Monday, April 14, 2014
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Put the “Art” in Party, an alcohol education program, hosted by the Wilkins Wellness Center Counseling Center, is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center. Contact Counseling Center Director Nancy Schulte at 540/665-4530. Visit FREE

Zumba Class

Monday, April 14, 2014
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zumba Class begins at 6 p.m. in the East Campus Commons Recreation Information Center. Class is taught by a certified instructor and is open to anyone with a valid SU I.D. card. Contact FREE

Shenandoah Community Chorus Rehearsal

Monday, April 14, 2014
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Shenandoah Community Chorus Rehearsal begins at 7:30 p.m. in Ruebush Hall, Room 148. The Shenandoah Community Chorus is open to all members of the university community – students, faculty and staff – who enjoy the excitement and beauty of making music together at a high level. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Ruebush Hall, Room 148. Contact Dr. J. Thomas Mitts at

Online Registration for Summer Sessions 2014 (S1 & S2)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Online Registration for Summer Sessions 2014 (S1 & S2) remains open between March 24 and April 17. Registrations and Course Adjustments beyond then are done on paper forms. Contact the Registrar’s Office at 540/665-5585 or

Free STD Testing

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Free STD Testing is offered from 8 to 11 a.m. on April 22 and from 1 to 4 p.m. on April 23 by Virginia Department of Health (VDH) employees at the Wilkins Wellness Center on main campus. You must schedule an appointment today, April 15. Contact Director of Health Services Ron Stickley at 540/665-5483 or FREE

Blackboard Traveling Support

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Blackboard Traveling Support with Technology Liaison Tristan Plummer is in the Shingleton Hall lobby from 10 to 11 a.m.; the Brandt Student Center lobby from noon to 2 p.m.; and in the Gregory Hall lobby (near snack machines) from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. every Tuesday. FREE

Online Registration for Fall Semester 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Online Registration for Fall Semester 2014 remains open until June 30. Registrations and Course Adjustments beyond then are done on paper forms. Contact the Registrar’s Office at 540/665-5585 or

Core Quest

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Core Quest, a group for undeclared majors, meets from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Henkel Hall, Room 107, for fun, advice and guidance on your journey of declaring a major. Light refreshments offered. Contact Dr. Michelle Brown at FREE

Yoga Class

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yoga Class begins at 6 p.m. in the East Campus Commons Recreation Information Center. Class is taught by a certified instructor and is open to anyone with a valid SU I.D. card. Contact FREE

DodgeBall Tournament

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
DodgeBall Tournament is from 6 to 11 p.m. in Shingleton Gym. Teams can be six to eight co-ed players with at least two members of a sex); entry fee is $5 per person. Winners receive championship T-shirts. DodgeBall is open to SU students, faculty and staff. Deadline to enter is April 12. DodgeBall is hosted by Phi Epsilon Kappa, the kinesiology fraternity. Contact Sarah Semelsberger at Include team name, players and captain. 

Warrington Science Symposium Lecture

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
“Detection of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds with Bioassay Techniques in Shenandoah Valley Rivers” the Warrington Science Symposium Lecture by guest Peter Ruiz-Haas begins at 7:30 p.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium. FREE and open to the public. Contact Assistant Professor of Chemistry Brett Kite at

SU Upstream Open Mic Night

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
SU Upstream Open Mic Night begins at 9:30 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Room 123 (B-SAC). All students are encouraged to bring their voices, instruments, circus arts, slam poetry and other talents to the SU Upstream Open Mic on the third Tuesday of every month. The shows will be broadcast on SU Upstream radio. (Go to to listen.) Contact SU Upstream project manager Jaxon Schwab at FREE

Blackboard Traveling Support

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Blackboard Traveling Support with Technology Liaison Tristan Plummer is in the Cork Street facility, Room M155 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and in the Health Professions Building (near library) from 1:30 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday. FREE

Online Registration for Summer Sessions 2014 (S1 & S2)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Online Registration for Summer Sessions 2014 (S1 & S2) remains open between March 24 and April 17. Registrations and Course Adjustments beyond then are done on paper forms. Contact the Registrar’s Office at 540/665-5585 or

Longaberger Relaxation Basket Tickets

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Longaberger Relaxation Basket Tickets are sold by the Nursing Class of 2014 at the Health Professions Building. This basket, worth $200, includes the Longeberger basket, a candle, a mug, tea, facemask, eye mask and nail-care products. Tickets are $1 for one – or $5 for six. To purchase tickets, you may also contact Katherine Spiteri at

Online Registration for Fall Semester 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Online Registration for Fall Semester 2014 remains open until June 30. Registrations and Course Adjustments beyond then are done on paper forms. Contact the Registrar’s Office at 540/665-5585 or

Staff Council Work Life & Professional Development Committee

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Staff Council Work Life & Professional Development Committee meets at 10 a.m. in Henkel Hall, Byrd Board Room. (This committee meets the third Wednesday of every month.) To be included in the committee’s e-mail list, contact Julie Tavenner at or Tammy Marco at

Turbo Sport Class

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Turbo Sport Class begins at 5:15 p.m. in the East Campus Commons Recreation Information Center. Class is taught by a certified instructor and is open to anyone with a valid SU I.D. card. Contact Assistant Director of Student Engagement for Recreation & Fitness Programs Kyle Farrell at 540/665-4790 or FREE


Wednesday, April 16, 2014
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Seder, a Jewish Passover meal, begins at 6:30 p.m. in Henkel Hall, Byrd Board Room. The Office of Spiritual Life invites Shenandoah students and employees to participate in this Seder, a ritual feast that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover. Rabbi Scott Sperling presides. Space is limited to 25 people. Contact by 5 p.m. Monday, April 14, to reserve a seat. FREE

Men’s Lacrosse

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SU vs. Bridgewater at 7:00pm, at Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium. Free admission with SU I.D.

Circle K Meeting

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Circle K Meeting begins at 7 p.m. in Brandt Student Center, Room 114. Circle K membership is open to all students who enjoy volunteering their time in the community. If you were in Key Club in high school, you’ll want to join Circle K, the collegiate version of Key Club. Shenandoah’s Circle K group meets every other Wednesday evening. Contact student Grace Richards at FREE



When online voting concluded at precisely 11:59 p.m. April 11, the Student Government Association had a new slate of executive officers for 2014-15.

Rising senior Devon Newton was elected president, rising senior Daniel Freshley Jr. was elected vice president for undergraduate affairs and Monika Debski is the vice president for graduate affairs. They will be sworn in during a ceremony on Wednesday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center Ferrari Room; the campus community is invited to attend.

Newton – who ran against rising senior Emily Howdyshell – is majoring in criminal justice, political science and sociology. He is involved in several organizations around campus including Men United in Excellence, the Political Science Club the 2012-13 Apple Blossom Committee. He is co-executive producer for Campus Activities Network, a Student Ambassador and head resident assistant in Funkhouser-Gore halls.

Freshley – who ran unopposed – is a business administration and political science major. He is a Hornets baseball team member, Fellowship of Christian Athletes member and Political Science Society member. This year, he is SGA director of communications.

Debski – who ran unopposed – a graduate student in the pharmacy school. She has been involved in the Graduate Student Assembly since its founding in 2011, and she served as the SGA director of professional development in 2013-14, helping the SGA develop several successful fundraisers and programs for graduate-level students. Contact the SGA at


Applications are available at the Brandt Student Center Information Desk for 2014-15 Student Government Association chief of staff, director of finance, director of professional development and director of communications. Contact SGA Advisor Rick McClendon at or for additional information. Find “Shenandoah University SGA” on Facebook.


A friendly reminder to those students who will not enroll at Shenandoah University for the 2014 fall semester:

Please return your iMLearning MacBook to the Institutional Computing (IC) Help Desk by close of business on Friday, May 9. If you leave Shenandoah without returning your MacBook, you will be billed a non-refundable buyout for the computer.

If you received your iMLearning equipment after May of 2013, you must return the iPad or iPad mini as well. If you received the equipment before May of 2013, the mobile device (iPod touch, iPhone or iPad) is yours to keep. You do have the option to purchase the equipment and can receive a price quote by emailing

If you do not wish to purchase the MacBook, please return it, along with the a/c adapter (charger) and VGA adapter (if applicable) and all iPad or iPad mini cables (if applicable), to the Help Desk on main campus or to the Northern Virginia Campus (NVC) Help Desk during regular business hours.

You may contact the Help Desk (540/665-5555 or for instructions to back up your data before you return the MacBook. All data will be removed from the MacBook after it is returned.


Are you a female and between the ages of 16-29 with knee pain? If so, you are eligible for a free lower extremity screening being conducted by Shenandoah University Division of Physical Therapy.

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, also known as PFPS, is one of the most common pathologies seen in outpatient clinics prevailing amongst the sporting community and runners. Females are two times more likely to develop PFPS when compared to males due to differences in joint mechanics. So please help out the SUPT Division and get a free lower extremity screen!

You will be asked to perform five simple tasks that will take less than 60 minutes. Participants are ineligible if they are pregnant, have a history of mental illness, a history of a leg fracture or knee surgery, or hip or back pain.

If you are interested in participating in the study or have additional questions, please contact Jenn Krueger at


Shenandoah University had 10 student-athletes recognized on April 10, by the ODAC as members of its Stellar One All-Sportsmanship team for fall and winter sports.

Now in its fifth year, the ODAC honored 126 student-athletes in each of its 12 fall and winter championship sports.

Shenandoah had 10 student-athletes honored in the 11 fall and winter sports it offers. Freshman Matthew Gussiaas was selected for both cross country and indoor track & field.

The honorees:

David Bell (Football)

Billy Brennan (Men’s Basketball)

Danielle Burris (Women’s Soccer)

Rachel Coffin (Indoor Track & Field)

Liz Grover (Field Hockey)

Matthew Gussiaas (XC/Indoor Track & Field)

Nicole Legare (Cross Country)

Eduardo Santiago (Men’s Soccer)

Samantha Schambach (Volleyball)

Mary Severin (Women’s Basketball)

Complete team


Institutional Computing (IC) will install Windows updates on university servers tonight, April 11, starting at 9 p.m. IC expects to be finished with all updates by midnight. Other network services will not be disrupted during this period. If you have problems logging onto the network, or if you get disconnected, simply wait 10 to 15 minutes and try again. If you must work tonight between 9 p.m. and midnight, save your work often and be prepared for the servers to be rebooted.


The 2014 Warrington Science Symposium lecture, “Detection of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds with Bioassay Techniques in Shenandoah Valley Rivers” by Peter Ruiz-Haas, Ph.D., is slated for Tuesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Halpin Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium. Dr. Ruiz-Haas, from Mary Baldwin College, will speak on endocrine disrupting compounds in rivers and streams. This lecture is free and open to the public.


The Shenandoah University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Athletics Department hosted a “Kids Day Out” on April 10, as part of its D3 Week celebration.

The SAAC and department hosted 65 second-graders from Orchard View Elementary in Frederick County for an afternoon of fun on the Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium turf.

The students were instructed in soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, baseball/softball and football as well as doing agility work and hearing from selected Shenandoah University student-athletes.

The program was part of an initiative at Orchard View in properly channeling aggressive energy in an athletics environment.

The students spent two hours at Shenandoah and got to sample all of the sports after listening to the student-athletes speak.

“This was an awesome day,” said head field coach Ashley Smeltzer, who coordinated the event with fellow SAAC advisors Lindsey LutzC.K. Calhoun and Corbin Sutton along with SAAC President Brittany Butcher.

“The kids had so much fun and I know our student-athletes had a great time as well. I look forward to hosting them again,” said Smeltzer.

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The Office of Academic Affairs seeks staff members to volunteer for the 2014 Commencement ceremony, slated for Saturday, May 10, at 1:45 p.m. at a new location on campus (the intramural field behind the Brandt Student Center). Fill out the volunteer form here — the deadline to volunteer is Tuesday, April 15.

A large group of graduates are expected to participate this year, in addition to a record number of guests. Therefore, a lot of help is needed from university staff members. Assistance is requested for both the rehearsal and the ceremony.

A volunteer meeting for those who are able to help will be held the week before commencement. At this meeting, task assignments, information, directions and polo shirts will be distributed.

Help is needed in the following areas:

Commencement Rehearsal – Friday, May 9, 2:30 to 4 p.m. (arrival time at 2:15 p.m.), Armstrong Concert Hall
• Hand out and collect career services surveys
• Line up grads to rehearse processional

Commencement Ceremony – Saturday, May 10, 1:45 p.m. (arrival times vary), Intramural Field behind Brandt Student Center
• Set up ceremony site  
• Student Line Up
• Faculty Line Up
• Hand out programs to guests
• Assist guests to their seats, answer questions, give directions
• Disabled seating area and drop off
• Shuttle drivers (vans)
• Clean up/Tear Down

Lunch is provided for volunteers at the President’s Brunch, however, please RSVP with Amy Hammond ( if you plan to attend. All volunteers receive a red Shenandoah University polo shirt to wear that day (please see the volunteer form for details).

Questions? Contact Office of Academic Affairs Administrative Assistant Megan Bowers at or 540/535-3593.


Associate Professor of Art History and Art Geraldine Kiefer, Ph.D., has had one of her mixed-media works, St. Bernard  Series I, accepted in the VMRC Eleventh Annual Juried Show, which will be on view at the Virginia Mennonite Retirement  Center gallery from May 25 through June 30, 2014. The panel of jurors considered 538 entries submitted by 195 artists representing 28 states. The St Bernard Series is included in the jurors’ final list of 103 accepted works.  

The artist’s statement, requested for the exhibition catalog, reads as follows:

In the St. Bernard series, scanned and printed maps form the substrate for Dr. Kiefer’s textual and linear overlay. Enlarged from an early-19th century map of Frederick County, Virginia in the collection of the Library of Congress, the exact area where she resides, the “base” map forms a text (memory, residence, love) and a texture for her collage and calligraphic ruminations. Concerning St. Bernard, Kiefer audited a course at Wesley Theological Seminary (where she was artist-in-residence during the spring semester of 2013) on spirituality and the saints. Bernard was one of the figures covered in the course. Listening to the instructor, she was particularly taken by the idea of a medieval abbot preaching in rural France about the loves of God. His discourse on the four loves, albeit complex, spoke to her as an artist of an individual of powerful convictions and spiritual interconnection, within his setting and with the monks and nuns taught and influenced by him. In the process of mounting photographic fragments of Virginia pastureland taken a number of years ago by Kiefer’s late husband, and then drawing onto the newly refigured maps of the St. Bernard Series, she renamed places so as to make them monastic in nature. It helped her consider that St. Bernard lives still, in the thoughts, memories and spirits of those whose lives his works have touched.


On Saturday, April 19, a Mission Possible team will gather at 8:45 a.m. in the Goodson Chapel/Recital Hall lobby and then head to the Winchester Rescue Mission to paint. If you have any rollers, roller naps, drop clothes, brushes and/or paint rags, please consider donating them to Spiritual Life Coordinator Amanda Shenk in the lower level of Goodson Chapel/Recital Hall by Wednesday, April 16. You’re also welcome to join the Mission Possible team on April 19. Contact Shenk at 540/545-7237 or


Senior men’s basketball star Avery Green has been named second team All-State by the Virginia State Sports Information Directors Association in selections announced on April 10, by the organization.

Green, who was previously named first team All-ODAC and to the third team All-Region, led the league this past season a 24.2 points per game scoring average.

In addition to his post-season accolades, Green was named as the MVP of the 2013 BB&T Tip-Off Tournament and to the Daytona Shootout All-Tournament team.

The 630 points scored this past season is the third-best total in school history and Green became the 17th man in program history to score at least 1000 career points when he hit the mark at Roanoke on January 11.

Green is one of five ODAC players on the 10-man VaSID All-State squad. Virginia Wesleyan‘s D.J. Woodmore was named as the Player of the Year.


The “Adult Years” psychology course is selling Apple Blossom T-shirts to raise money for the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging (SAAA). There are four designs to choose from – take a look here.

Shirts are $18 each and are available for pre-order by emailing Assistant Professor of Psychology Scott King, Ph.D., at or visiting the table in the Brandt Student Associations Center (BSAC) between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. today, April 9; Monday, April 14; or Wednesday, April 16. Orders must be placed by Thursday, April 17, and shirts will be available for pick-up no later than Monday, April 28.

Payment may be submitted at either order or pickup, and only cash and checks (made payable to Scott King) are accepted.


Junior Jaclyn Mohlmann has been named ODAC Athlete of the Week for women’s track in selections announced on April 7, by the league office.

Mohlmann earned the honor, her second of the year and first of the outdoor season, after finishing third in the heptathlon at the Liberty Intercollegiate.

Mohlmann was the only DIII athlete in that event at Liberty and capped her 4323-point competition by winning the 800 meters.

She also had a 13th place finish (2nd of DIII) in the 400 meter hurdles.

Shenandoah is off until Friday, April 18, and Saturday, April 19, when it competes at the 2014 ODAC Championships.


Shenandoah University began the homestretch of its 2014 men’s golf regular season schedule by finishing second on April 7, at the Virginia Wesleyan Golf Invitational hosted at Red Wing Golf Club.

The Hornets shot a collective 327 over the par 72, 7124-yard Lake Course at Red Wing after posting a 321 in Sunday’s first round.

Apprentice won the tournament with a two-day total of 629, while Shenandoah’s 648 was two strokes better than fellow ODAC member Randolph-Macon.

Freshman Brennan Lloyd and sophomore Evan Cocke both carded seven-over-par 79 to help Shenandoah to the runner-up finish.

Seth Crean had an 81 and Cory Hammonds 88 to round out the Hornets qualifying scores.

Doc Schulte was forced to withdraw after suffering an injury prior to the start of the final round.

Lloyd finished fourth overall and Crean sixth.

Shenandoah plays its final regular season tournament on Monday, April 14, and Tuesday, April 15, at the Apprentice Invitational.


It’s not too late to buy your tickets for the Division of Nursing’s Senior Basket Raffle. The prize is a Longaberger Relaxation Basket, which is worth $200 and includes: the basket itself, a candle, mug, tea, face mask, eye mask, and contents for your nails. The senior class will sell raffle tickets at the Health Professions Building on Wednesday, April 16, and Friday, April 18. All proceeds from the raffle go to the Class of 2014 pinning ceremony. Tickets are one for $1 or six for $5. For more information or to buy tickets, contact Katherine Spiteri at


The Office of Spiritual Life invites Shenandoah students and employees to participate in Seder, a ritual feast that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover. Seder begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in Henkel Hall, Byrd Board Room. Rabbi Scott Sperling of Winchester’s Beth El Congregation leads the event. Seder is free, but seating is limited to 25 — there are currently three spots left. Contact by 5 p.m. Monday, April 14, to reserve a seat.


Applications are due Tuesday, April 15, for a nursing mission trip during spring break 2015. The trip takes students to the Amazon River in Brazil, where they sail on the John Wesley Medical Mission Boat, stopping at villages along the way to provide health care. For more information and/or an application form, contact Dr. Marty Morrow at 540/665-5508 or You may also contact Professor Kathleen Quarles at 540/545-7355 or


On Friday, April 18, the Department of Public Safety hosts the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug and Gang Task Force in Henkel Hall, Hester Auditorium. All students and employees are asked not to park cars in the Henkel Hall lot and Lot “H” (the triangular lot along Millwood Avenue, west of the University Inn). Direct questions to Capt. Michael Wasko, assistant director of the Department of Public Safety, at 540/665-4779 or


“The Kidney Sellers,” a presentation by bioethicist, lawyer and world traveler Sigrid Fry-Revere, J.D., Ph.D., begins at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium. Dr. Fry-Revere, will discuss her book on the medical ethics of compensating organ donors.

How it is possible that in Iran there is a waiting list to be a donor, while in the United States hundreds of thousands of people have died for lack of a kidney? “The Kidney Sellers: A Journey of Discovery in Iran” by Fry-Revere explores the medical ethics of compensating organ donors by taking readers deep inside Iranian culture to provide insight and understanding into how Iran has solved its kidney shortage. Rarely does an adventure story carry such social significance as in this groundbreaking ethnographic research book.

Fry-Revere is the founder and president of the Center for Ethical Solutions, a nonpartisan, nonprofit, public charity dedicated to educating the public on issues in patient care ethics. She is also the medical ethics consultant to the Washington D.C. Regional Transplant Community’s Organ and Tissue Advisory Committee.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Health Care Management Seth Chatfield at Visit


The Faculty Senate has announced two Faculty Colloquium events for the month of April. Receptions will immediately follow both Faculty Colloquia, and are sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Associate Professor of Art Geraldine Kiefer, Ph.D., will present “Mapping” beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, in Davis Hall, Davis Board Room. Hear about and view a display of Dr. Kiefer’s new original artwork, created on sabbatical. Reception at 4:30 p.m.

Professor of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Lizabeth England, Ph.D., will present “On Indonesia” beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 25, in Henkel Hall, Byrd Board Room. Learn about Dr. England’s sabbatical teaching experience in Indonesia. Reception at 4 p.m.

Questions? Interested in presenting next year? Please direct inquiries to Chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee and Assistant Professor of English in Contemporary World Literatures Michelle Brown, Ph.D., at or 540/665-4810.


Attention all students – Smith Library is accepting applications to fill four (4), 20 hours per week, temporary library assistant positions for summer 2014. Each position will begin as early as Monday, May 19 and continue through Friday, Aug. 8. Work schedule will include daytime hours, evening hours until 8 p.m. and Sunday hours.

Current Shenandoah students or recent college graduates are eligible. Computer skills and excellent English language skills are required and some library experience is an asset. Please apply at the Smith Library Circulation Desk, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, contact Circulation Supervisor Becky Rockwell at


Want a fun way to exercise? Division of Physical Therapy students need volunteers to participate in a research study that compares the cardiovascular effects of treadmill training vs. Wii Just Dance video game participation. Volunteers will participate in two exercise sessions on two separate days. Expect participation to take up to an hour each session.

Participants must be individuals between the ages of 18 and 50, who have not had an injury or illness within the past three months. There are no direct medical benefits or anticipated significant risks for participants with cardiovascular or pulmonary disease or diabetes. The study will be held at the Physical Therapy Department at 333 West Cork Street. For more information or to sign up as a participant, contact Stephanie Hammond at


The Shenandoah University Staff Council has released the schedule of its election process to begin on Tuesday, April 1. Nominations open at 8 a.m. on April 1, and close at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 11. Nominations may be submitted through Blackboard or via a link that the SUN-e will publish prior to April 1. Nominations will be validated by the Staff Council Elections Committee from Monday, April 14, through Thursday, April 17.

From Monday, April 21, through Friday, April 25, nominees will be given an opportunity to upload biographies to the election site or otherwise publicize their candidacy.

Tuesday, April 29 is Election Day. Qualified staff may vote beginning at 8 a.m. and online polls close at 8 p.m. that night. On Monday, May 5, those elected to University Staff Council will be notified by phone and election results will be posted.

Some important items to remember:

• Staff Council membership is open to all full-time, benefitted staff members with at least one year of service to the university.

• Voting is open to all full-time, benefitted staff members, and there is no exception for length of service.

• Staff members may nominate other staff in any of the job categories, but may vote only for those who have been nominated within their own category.

• This year’s election is designed to create a staggered election process, such that in subsequent elections, only half of the council seats will be open for election at any one time. Therefore, for each category, the two individuals who receive the most votes will be elected to two year terms. Individuals who come in 3rd and 4th in their category will be elected to a one year term. Each subsequent year’s election will be for two terms.


Shenandoah University would like to thank you for your service and is proud to announce that the university will honoring graduating veteran and active duty students by presenting them with a special red, white and blue honor cord to be worn during the university’s Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 10.

Please present a copy of your active duty orders or DD-214 to Niccole Gatliff in the Registrar’s Office no later than Saturday, April 19. Cords will be handed out at Commencement lineup on Saturday, May 10. Questions? Contact Gatliff at or 540/542-6508.