Events

Faculty Meetings

Thursday, August 21, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Faculty Meetings

Full Staff Meeting

Thursday, August 21, 2014
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Full Staff Meeting for Shenandoah University employees begins at 9 a.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium.

Shopping Shuttles

Thursday, August 21, 2014
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Shopping Shuttles run every 15 minutes between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., taking students to and from the Brandt Student Center main entrance to shopping centers along S. Pleasant Valley Avenue. Final pick up is at 1 p.m. Go to the Winchester Commons shopping center (Pier I, Target, T.J. Maxx, Famous Footwear, Home Depot, Walmart and more); or go to Winchester Station shopping center (Five Below, Old Navy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Ross, Michaels and HHGregg). Store pick-up and drop-off spots are Target, Walmart and Bed Bath & Beyond. The van service is free, but students bring their own money for shopping. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Yoga Class

Thursday, August 21, 2014
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Yoga Class with instructor Tammy Battista begins at 10 a.m. at the East Campus Commons ballroom. (ECC is located east of main campus, past Shentel Stadium.) Shuttle van picks up students at 9:45 and 9:55 a.m. at the Brandt Student Center main entrance; students can take the shuttle back to BSC after class. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Luau Pool Party

Thursday, August 21, 2014
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Luau Pool Party  is from 1 to 4 p.m. at the East Campus Commons pool. (ECC is located east of main campus, past Shentel Stadium. Follow Ralph Shockey Drive.) This is a social event for all new students – residential and commuters – featuring food, games, music and, of course, a swimming pool for those who want to jump in. Alumni Affairs is serving mocktails, and Athletics is scooping the ice cream. Shuttle vans run every 30 minutes, taking students to and from the Brandt Student Center main entrance to the ECC. (Rain plan: Party at ECC and students can make “First Week of College” survival kits with lots of freebies.) Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Work Study Orientation

Thursday, August 21, 2014
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Work Study Orientation begins at 3 p.m. in Henkel Hall, Hester Auditorium. This is one of two Work Study Orientations offered this week, and all students who qualified for work-study jobs must attend one of the two meetings. (The other is on Wednesday, Aug. 20.) Contact studentlife@su.edu

First-Year Seminar Pasta Party

Thursday, August 21, 2014
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
First-Year Seminar Pasta Party begins at 5:30 p.m. in FYS classrooms. All first-year students are required to attend to meet their First-Year Seminar student-mentors. New students should check their SU email for invitations from the FYS mentors.  Contact Arts & Sciences Administrative Assistant Jo Strader at 540/542-6522 or jstrader@su.edu FREE

“Stop Hunger Now” Food Packing Project

Thursday, August 21, 2014
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
“Stop Hunger Now” Food Packing Project begins at 6:30 p.m. in Shingleton Gymnasium (next to the Brandt Student Center). First-Year Seminar students will have fun, make friends and make a difference by packing meals for people in need in the U.S. and abroad. Contact Arts & Sciences Administrative Assistant Jo Strader at 540/542-6522 or jstrader@su.edu FREE

Bowling Night at Northside Lanes

Thursday, August 21, 2014
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bowling Night at Northside Lanes is a monthly event and a Shenandoah tradition. Bowl for free between 9 and 11 p.m. A bus will take students from the Brandt Student Center main entrance at 8:45 p.m. to Northside Lanes, or students can drive themselves. Visit www.nslanes.com. Returning students are welcomed to attend if space permits. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Last Day to Register

Friday, August 22, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Last Day to Register for fall semester classes to avoid late registration fee. Contact the Registrar’s Office at 540/665-5585 or registrar@su.edu

Faculty Meetings

Friday, August 22, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Faculty Meetings

Hornet Central Grand Opening

Friday, August 22, 2014
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Hornet Central Grand Opening is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Hornet Central (previously know as the Business Office) on the second floor of the Wilkins Building. The campus community is invited to stop by, grab a snack and see the new and improved one-stop service center. Contact hornetcentral@su.edu FREE

XFit Class

Friday, August 22, 2014
10:00 am – 11:00 am
XFit Class with instructor Samantha Hirata begins at 10 a.m. at the East Campus Commons ballroom. (ECC is located east of main campus, past Shentel Stadium.) Shuttle van picks up students at 9:45 and 9:55 a.m. at the Brandt Student Center main entrance; students can take the shuttle back to BSC after class. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Blackboard Drop-In Session

Friday, August 22, 2014
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Blackboard Drop-In Session This is an opportunity for you to bring your Blackboard questions, problems, and issues. Please note, however, that these drop-in sessions are not to be used as a replacement for the training courses already offered here. Please use THIS LINK to register for this session. Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any training due to low enrollment or lack of participation. In the event that we cancel or change any session, you will be notified by email.

FYS on the Shenandoah River

Friday, August 22, 2014
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
FYS on the Shenandoah takes all First-Year Seminar students to the Shenandoah University River Campus at Cool Spring, a historic 196-acre property along the Shenandoah River in Clarke County, Va., rain or shine! All FYS students are required to attend one of two sessions (12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.). Students should check their SU email for invitations from the FYS mentors. Eat a hearty meal before leaving campus, and dress for being outside on a warm day. Everyone will work in small teams to complete a variety of physical, intellectual and creative tasks in a cooperative and competitive setting. Be prepared for an active afternoon spent outside. Transportation is provided. Contact Arts & Sciences Administrative Assistant Jo Strader at 540/542-6522 or jstrader@su.edu FREE

New Adjunct Orientation 8/22 4-6pm

Friday, August 22, 2014
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
There will be an orientation for new adjunct faculty 8/22, 4-6pm.  This will be offered in Smith Library 318 and will also be available online.  Email ctl@su.edu to get the online link and materials.

Friday Night Open Mic

Friday, August 22, 2014
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Friday Night Open Mic begins at 8 p.m. in Armstrong Concert Hall. All Shenandoah students – especially first-year students – are encouraged to bring their instruments and/or voices and present music, comedy, slam poetry, monologues, circus arts or whatever they love to do for this Open Mic event. First-year students are given preference in the performance schedule. The audience serves as judge, and prizes will be awarded to the crowd’s favorite performers. Sign up at the Student Life table at Navigator (Aug. 19 and 20) or sign up at the event. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE 

Mission Possible

Saturday, August 23, 2014
8:45 am – 12:00 pm
Mission Possible  is a monthly event and a Shenandoah tradition. Students are invited to go out into the Winchester and Frederick County communities and volunteer from 9 a.m. to noon. Sign up at the Student Life table at Navigator (Aug. 19 and 20) or sign up via spirituallife@su.edu On Aug. 23, meet in the Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall lobby by 8:45 a.m., pick up a free T-shirt and donuts before heading off. Contact the Office of Spiritual Life at 540/535-3546 or spirituallife@su.edu

Shenandoah Outdoor & Adventure Recreation Hike

Saturday, August 23, 2014
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Shenandoah Outdoor & Adventure Recreation Hike begins when the van leaves campus at 9 a.m. (returns by 3 p.m.). This trip to Sky Meadows State Park is limited to the first 10 students who sign up at the Student Life table at Navigator (Aug. 19 and 20). Visit www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks. Contact Professor T. Grant Lewis at tlewis2@su.edu

Move-In Day for All Returning Students

Saturday, August 23, 2014
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Move-In Day for All Returning Students (other than new students, conservatory majors and student-athletes) is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go directly to assigned residence hall. Contact reslife@su.edu

BSC Blitz

Saturday, August 23, 2014
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
BSC Blitz  is from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center. Play ping pong and billiards; play Xbox, PlayStation and Wii on the BSC systems (yes, you can bring your own games!), and try out the BSC fitness room. Make a cool T-shirt bag with help from the folks who run the Shenandoah Salvage Co. The B-SAC downstairs (Room 123) has a performance stage, sofas, refrigerator and microwave so you can make you own fun there, too. Shingleton Gymnasium is an open gym from 1 to 3 p.m. The bookstore is open until 2 p.m. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

FYS Downtown Dinner

Saturday, August 23, 2014
4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
FYS Downtown Dinner  introduces all first-year students to old town Winchester. Buses will be at the Brandt Student Center main entrance at 4:30 p.m. and will begin transporting students to and from Shenandoah’s Feltner Building on the corner of Boscawen and Loudoun streets, continuously making the 20-minute circuit. All First-Year Seminar students will enjoy dinner with faculty at great restaurants. (Dinner reservations are at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.) Last bus leaves downtown – heading back to main campus – at 8 p.m. Students should check their SU email for invitations from the FYS mentors. Contact Arts & Sciences Administrative Assistant Jo Strader at 540/542-6522 or jstrader@su.edu FREE

The Heat Wave

Saturday, August 23, 2014
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Heat Wave foam dance party is from 9 to 11 p.m. in the McKown Plaza (outside the student center, near the parking garage). In addition to the foam dance pit, there will be a giant slip-and-slide, snow cones and music. Wear clothes that can get wet! Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Zumba Class

Sunday, August 24, 2014
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zumba Class with instructor Cindee Steele begins at 10 a.m. at the East Campus Commons ballroom. (ECC is located east of main campus, past Shentel Stadium.) Shuttle van picks up students at 9:45 and 9:55 a.m. at the Brandt Student Center main entrance; students can take the shuttle back to BSC after class. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

University Chapel @ Noon

Sunday, August 24, 2014
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
University Chapel @ Noon service is in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall. The ecumenical service is open to all students, faculty, staff and members of the Winchester community. The UC@N discussion continues over brunch in the Allen Dining Hall. Contact spirituallife@su.edu

Announcements

REMINDER: FULL STAFF MEETING SET FOR TOMORROW

The next Full Staff Meeting begins at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Aug. 21, in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium. All staff members are encouraged to attend.

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

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

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

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

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

WOMEN’S LACROSSE ADDS SEVENTEEN

Shenandoah University Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach Lindsey Lutz announced her 2014 recruiting class on Aug. 20.

Lutz, preparing for her seventh season at the helm of the program, is adding 17 women to her 2015 squad.

These 17 women hail from 10 different states, including the program’s first-ever players from California, Connecticut and Ohio, to add to the nine returnees off of last year’s 11-7 team that finished second in the ODAC regular season race.

Lutz expects to welcome 26 women to her first non-traditional practice this fall.

Eight women from this group earned at least one all-conference nod during their prep careers with five players: Tucker HackettCortney GensemerPeyton KrevonickMaddie Thomas and Abby Zorrilla earning some type of major award.

Maryland and Pennsylvania tie for top honors with four players each while two are Virginia natives. Single players from Delaware, New York and Colorado round out the class.

“This is the largest recruiting class that we have been able to bring in,” Lutz said. “We lost a great deal of talent off of our 2014 team and I know that these young women are prepared to step up to this challenge and be successful.” 

The 2015 season begins on Tuesday, Feb. 17, with a non-league game against Mary Washington.

Complete roster

FOOTBALL KICKOFF EVENT ANNOUNCED

Shenandoah University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Doug Zipp announced on Aug. 19, that the department will hold its annual Football Kick-off reception next Monday, Aug. 25, at Piccadilly’s Public House.

Open to all Shenandoah University Athletics Association (SUAA) members, season ticket holders, 2014 Cash Party sponsors/attendees and interested fans, the reception begins at 7:30 p.m. in the second floor banquet room at Piccadilly’s.

Following a social hour, head football coach Scott Yoder will speak about the upcoming season and do a brief question-and-answer session. 

The head coaches of the Hornets additional fall sports: Andy MarroccoLiz PikeAshley Smeltzer-KraftCorbin Sutton and Jaime Terenzi, will also be on hand to meet the crowd.

Interested guests should contact Donna Cates at dcates@su.edu or 540/665-4566 to confirm their attendance at the event.

ATTEND HORNET CENTRAL’S GRAND OPENING ON FRIDAY

The Shenandoah University community is invited to celebrate the grand opening of Hornet Central (located on the second floor of the Wilkins Administration Building) on Friday, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Hornet Central is your one-stop center for registration and financial services! Come and find out what Hornet Central is all about, hear from President Tracy Fitzsimmons shortly after 10 a.m. and get your picture with Buzzy between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Refreshments are provided. Questions? Call 540/665-4514 or hornetcentral@su.edu.

SHENANDOAH SINGERS AUDITIONS SET FOR THURSDAY

Auditions for Shenandoah Singers will take place on Thursday, Aug. 21, at 4 p.m. in Ruebush Hall, Room 128. All Shenandoah students are invited to audition. Students will sing individually and within a group as well as sight read. Prepared selections are not required.

Shenandoah Singers is a dynamic vocal group that performs an eclectic repertoire of a cappella jazz, pop and world music. Designed for students interested in studying repertoire drawn from the popular music tradition, this vocal chamber group consists of a select ensemble of nine to 13 singers.

For additional information, contact Director of Music Education and Associate Professor of Music Jeffrey Marlatt at jmarlatt@su.edu.

THREE NAMED TO IWLCA ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL

Three Shenandoah University women’s lacrosse student-athletes have been honored by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) for academic achievement in selections announced on Aug. 19, by the organization.

Samantha Sisson ’14, as well as rising seniors Liz Bereit and Emily Kogler were all named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll for their performances in the classroom for the 2013-14 academic year.

The three women are among 738 women’s lacrosse players nationwide to receive the honor and are three of 363 that were recognized in Division III.

The IWLCA honors all juniors and seniors that have achieved at least a 3.50 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Sisson, who is now a graduate student in athletic training at Shenandoah, graduated with a 3.80 cumulative GPA after posting a perfect 4.0 this past spring.

Sisson is a four-time, first team All-league selection and finished her four years at Shenandoah as the program’s all-time leading scorer.

Bereit is a three-time All-league honoree who matched Sisson’s 4.0 in the spring 2014 semester and boasts a 3.88 cumulative GPA as a sports management major.

Bereit is currently fourth all-time in scoring at Shenandoah with 115 goals and 57 assists for 172 points. She is just seven points away from the No. 3 spot on the all-time list.

Kogler, a criminal justice major with a 3.59 GPA, was a member of the ODAC All-Sportsmanship team this past spring. She started all 18 games as a defender and was tied for fifth (with Sisson) in groundballs with 26.

Complete list

TRACK ANNOUNCES RECRUIT CLASSES

Shenandoah University Head Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Coach Andy Marrocco announced the recruiting classes for his indoor and outdoor programs on Aug. 19.

Marrocco and assistant coach Justin Potter brought in a total of 22 student-athletes into the four programs (men’s and women’s indoor, men’s and women’s outdoor) for the 2014-15 season.

The programs have nearly doubled in size from 2013-14.

Twelve of the 22 total are Virginia natives, including five of the nine women.

Three of these: Erin Chilcott, Alaina Combs and Taylor White, are local products. Chilcott graduated from James Wood H.S., Combs from Sherando and White from Handley.

Three of the remaining four women hail from Maryland with the final student-athlete coming to Shenandoah from New Jersey.

In addition to the seven Virginia natives, five additional states are represented on the men’s side. New Jersey, with two student-athletes, leads the way, while Delaware, Maryland, Texas and West Virginia have one athlete each.

“This is the first class of recruits that I had full-time help in bringing in,” said Marrocco, who is starting ninth year at Shenandoah. “This is a perfect way to start our second decade of existence. Combined with our cross country recruits, I believe these student-athletes have the potential to lead us to multiple ODAC championships.”

The indoor season begins on Saturday, Dec. 6, and runs through Sunday, March 1. The outdoor schedule is slated to begin Saturday, March 7.

Men’s Roster | Women’s Roster

HOCKEY OPENS PRACTICE, PERFORMS #ICEBUCKETCHALLENGE

The Shenandoah University Field Hockey team opened its 2014 season on Aug. 18, by holding a pair of practices and performing its #IceBucketChallenge.

Ashley Smeltzer-Kraft, who was named ODAC Coach of the Year last fall after leading her Hornets to a runner-up finish in the regular season race, welcomed 22 women to her first practice.

Following a lunch break, the team had a second two-hour practice and then performed its #ALSIceBucketChallenge.

The team, which was called out by Smeltzer-Kraft and AD Doug Zipp, in turn called out the Roanoke field hockey team as well as FAR Dr. Andrea Smith.

Photo Gallery

PARKING AND DRIVING TODAY AND TOMORROW

In preparation for Move-In Day tomorrow, all cars must be moved out of residence hall parking lots, the Armstrong/BSC lot, the parking garage and the OBT parking lot on the Millwood Avenue side before 5 p.m. today, Aug. 18.

Tomorrow, main campus employees and students currently on campus may not park in the OBT lot along Millwood Avenue, residence hall lots, the single-row lot from Wilkins to Shingleton, the Armstrong/BSC lot or in the parking garage.

Employees and students may park at Halpin-Harrison Hall, Davis Hall or Vickers Communications Center. Enter campus on Millwood Avenue near Abrams Creek before 8 a.m. and park at Henkel Hall, Allen Dining Hall or the Aikens Athletic Center. The Ruebush Hall lot along Abrams Creek is also open to employees.

Or, enter campus on Millwood Avenue near East Campus Commons. Two shuttle vans will transport employees from East Campus Commons to Aikens Athletic Center, running from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Early tomorrow morning, Aug. 19, the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre parking lot will become the staging area for hundreds of cars and trucks loaded with new Shenandoah students and their families. From there, cars will follow a one-way traffic pattern to residence halls and the Brandt Student Center.

Let’s all welcome them to their Shenandoah home.

Questions? Contact the Department of Public Safety at 540/665-4614 or publicsafety@su.edu.

APPROVED DRIVERS NEEDED SATURDAY, AUG. 23

Welcome Week Mission Possible is a longtime tradition at Shenandoah. It’s the first time new students go out into the Winchester community to lend a helping hand at non-profit organizations. This year, the event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23.

The Office of Spiritual Life Office needs 10 to 13 university-approved drivers – plus their cars, SUVs and mini-vans – to help transport new students to and from their work sites. Drivers are needed at 8:45 a.m. to take students to their destinations and at noon to pick up students and get them back to campus.

You’ll meet new students, enjoy free donuts and receive a Mission Possible T-shirt. To sign up as a driver for a shift, contact Interim Spiritual Life Coordinator Lauren Ziegler at 540/545-7237 or lziegler@su.edu.

CORBIN RESIGNS ASSISTANT HOOPS POST

Shenandoah University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Rob Pryor announced on Aug. 15, that lead assistant Allen Corbin has resigned his position.

Corbin, who has been Pryor’s top assistant since the latter took over as head coach for the 2011-12 season, is leaving to become a coach at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

Corbin was the lead recruiter for the Hornets in the past three seasons, a time frame in which the roster doubled in size.

Shenandoah expects 23 players at the first day of practice on Wednesday, Oct. 15.

“I want to thank Allen for everything he has done for the program in the past three years,” Pryor said. “He did an outstanding job in all aspects of the job – not just on-the-floor coaching, but recruiting and the administrative tasks as well. I wish him well in his new position. This is a great move for Allen and his family.”

Pryor added that a national search will be conducted for Corbin’s replacement, and he hopes to fill the position as soon as possible.

Shenandoah opens its 2014-15 season on November 15 versus Cazenovia (N.Y.) in the opening round of the BB&T Tip-Off Classic.

SINGHASS ANNOUNCES GOLF RECRUITS

Shenandoah University Head Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach Scott Singhass announced the recruiting classes for both of his programs on Aug. 15.

Singhass, starting his ninth year as the head men’s coach and the first as the head coach of the new women’s program, is bringing in a total of four student-athletes into the two programs.

Brett Dubin, from Beachwood, Ohio, and Michael Plath, from Newton, New Jersey, are slated to compete for the men’s team while Sara Eadie is the first-ever student-athlete in the women’s program.

Cory Claytor, a Handley graduate, rounds out the men’s recruits as he enters Shenandoah as a transfer student.

“All four of our recruits are strong students who are ready to take the next step in their golf playing careers,” Singhass said. “They are all hard workers who know what it takes to succeed at this level. I can’t wait to get started working with them.”

Both programs open their fall seasons on Saturday, Sept. 13, the men at the Kinder Memorial hosted by Bridgewater College and the women at the Dickinson Invitational.

Men’s Roster | Women’s Roster

MEN’S TENNIS UNVEILS RECRUITING CLASS

Shenandoah University Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach Larry Hubbard revealed the recruiting class for his men’s program on Aug. 14.

Hubbard, preparing for his fifth season at the helm of the two programs, has successfully recruited four newcomers for his men’s team.

These four: Bill Bouweiri, Jesse Ewing, Matt Hwang and Blake Sharp, combine with five returnees from the 2013-14 team.

An additional player, senior Vladimir Daskalov, returns to the program after sitting out 2013-14.

Bouweiri, from Leesburg, headlines the class after helping Loudoun County H.S. into the state finals this past spring.

Sharp played both No. 1 singles and doubles at Colonial Forge H.S. in Fredericksburg and comes to Shenandoah as a Presidential Scholar.

Hwang, who trained in China throughout high school, arrives at Shenandoah from Garland, Texas. 

Ewing, from Tyron, North Carolina, played in the junior tennis system throughout his prep career.

“This is the most talented class I have recruited for the men’s program since I came to Shenandoah,” Hubbard said.

“I expect all four of them to immediately compete for spots at the top of the lineup.”

Complete roster

SOCCER ADDS ASSISTANTS

Shenandoah University head coaches Liz Pike and Corbin Sutton announced additions to their women’s and men’s soccer staffs, respectively, on Aug. 13.

Pike, the head women’s coach, announced that L.A. St. Hill ’14 and Courtney Stull ’14 have joined her program as assistant coaches, while Sutton announced that Scott Bucey will be the top assistant for the men’s program this fall.

St. Hill, Stull and Bucey will all work with Dustin Butcher, who returns again this season as the goalkeeper coach for both programs.

St. Hill played four years for the Hornets men’s soccer program and finished his collegiate career as a member of the football team in 2012.

Following the completion of his playing career, he served as a student assistant with both the men’s and women’s basketball programs.

Stull played four years of soccer for Pike, appearing in 81 games as a defensive midfielder with five goals and 10 assists for 20 points.

Bucey is a 2005 West Chester University graduate and has been an assistant coach at Handley H.S. for the past two seasons.

He holds Level I diploma in goalkeeping from the NSCAA as well as numerous additional certificates and diplomas. In addition to his high school coaching experience, he is the U17 Boys coach for the Winchester United Soccer Club.

All three new assistants are slated to begin their new duties on Saturday. Both the men’s and women’s soccer programs report for the start of practice on Friday.

MOVE-IN DAY PARKING REQUIREMENTS ON MAIN CAMPUS

Beginning very early Tuesday morning, Aug. 19, the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre parking lot is the staging area for cars and trucks loaded with excited new students and their families. From there, cars will follow a one-way traffic pattern to residence halls and the Brandt Student Center.

Therefore, all cars must be moved out of residence hall parking lots, the Armstrong/BSC lot, the parking garage and the OBT parking lot on the Millwood Avenue side before 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18.

On Move-In Day, main campus employees and upperclass students may not park in the OBT lot along Millwood Avenue, residence hall lots, the single-row lot from Wilkins to Shingleton, the Armstrong/BSC lot or in the parking garage.

Employees and upperclass students may park at Halpin-Harrison Hall, Davis Hall or Vickers Communications Center. Employees may enter campus on Millwood Avenue near Abrams Creek before 8 a.m. and park at Henkel Hall, Allen Dining Hall or the Aikens Athletic Center. The Ruebush Hall lot along Abrams Creek is also open to employees.

Employees and upperclass students may also enter campus on Millwood Avenue near East Campus Commons. Two shuttle vans will transport employees from East Campus Commons to Aikens Athletic Center, running from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. on Move-In Day.

Questions? Contact the Department of Public Safety at 540/665-4614 or publicsafety@su.edu.

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED FOR JAPANESE STUDENTS

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

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

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

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

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

WOMEN’S TENNIS ANNOUNCES RECRUITS

Shenandoah University Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach Larry Hubbard announced the recruiting class for his women’s program on Aug. 13.

Hubbard is bringing an additional two women into his program to add to the 12 he has returning from his 2013-14 squad.

The Hornets did not lose any players off of the 2013-14 team due to graduation.

Melodie Madison, a native of Paris, France, and Jeannella Williams, from Trenton, New Jersey, are the 2014-15 newcomers.

Madison spent her first three years of high school in Paris and West Africa before transferring to the French International School for her senior year.

Williams was the No. 1 singles and doubles player for her final three years at Trenton Catholic and was named as the Player of the Year in her conference this past season.

She is also a second generation Shenandoah student – her father is a Shenandoah Conservatory graduate.

“These are two outstanding young women,” Hubbard said. “We are fortunate to have everyone coming back this season and both Melodie and Janella are prepared to compete with our returners for a spot at the top of the lineup.”

Complete roster

MEN’S HOOPS ANNOUNCES CLASS

Shenandoah University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Rob Pryor announced his 2014-15 recruiting class on Aug. 12.

Pryor, who led the Hornets to 12 wins last season including a championship at the season-opening BB&T Tip-Off Classic, brings seven new players into the program for the 2014-15 season.

These seven combine with 13 returnees from last year’s team to make up the pre-season roster.

The seven, who average 6’4″ in height, hail from four different states as well as one, Kelsey Thomas, coming to Shenandoah from Wiesbaden, Germany.

Thomas is a dependent of a military member and will be the second-ever player in the men’s basketball program from Germany. Ronald Merriwether ’02 grew up in Frankfurt, Germany and was the Dixie Conference Player of the Year in his senior year.

Maryland and West Virginia have two natives each in the class along with one player each from Virginia and another from Nevada.

The Nevada native, Ryan Vozzola, played at Spring Valley H.S. in Las Vegas and comes to Shenandoah after two years at Keystone (Pa.).

The lone Virginia native, Matt Temple, played his prep basketball at Madison County H.S. north of Charlottesville and scored 1280 career points as he averaged a double-double for the Mountaineers in 2013-14.

Temple is also the tallest player in the class at 6’7″.

“This class is extremely versatile,” Pryor said. “We were fortunate to bring in a great deal of height, and these guys can play a variety of spots on the floor.

“These are exactly the type of players we need to continue our climb up the ODAC ladder.”

The Hornets open the 2014-15 season on Saturday, Nov. 15, with the BB&T Tip-Off Classic. Shenandoah plays Cazenovia (N.Y.) in the opening game of the tourney.

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MEN’S TENNIS ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE

Shenandoah University Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach Larry Hubbard announced the 2014-15 schedule for his men’s program on Aug. 11.

Hubbard, who has won a combined 42 matches in his four seasons heading up the two programs, has two collegiate-only tournaments scheduled for the fall to go along with a 15-match spring season.

The SU Invitational, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13, and Sunday, Sept. 14, highlights the fall season.

The spring season begins with a pair of indoor matches at Winchester Country Club on Saturday, Feb. 14, versus Hood and Saturday, Feb. 28, against McDaniel.

Those are two of six home matches in the spring season. Hubbard’s club hosts BridgewaterHampden-SydneyRandolph College and Lynchburg in ODAC matches as well as Stevenson and Southern Virginia in non-league contests.

All of those matches will be played on the Lowry Tennis Courts adjacent to campus.

The home finale is an ODAC matchup with Lynchburg on Saturday, April 11.

Ferrum is the only non-league away contest while Shenandoah travels to Washington and LeeRandolph-Macon,Virginia WesleyanGuilfordRoanoke and Emory and Henry for league matches.

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FOOTBALL PICKED SIXTH

Shenandoah University is the No. 6 selection of the ODAC football coaches in pre-season poll results announced on Aug. 8, as part of the annual coaches meeting.

The Hornets, under the direction of second-year coach Scott Yoder, received 18 points in the poll to come in two points clear of No. 7 Catholic.

Hampden-Sydney, the defending champion, had a perfect 49 points on seven first-place votes to lead the poll by seven points over Randolph-Macon.

Macon received Hampden-Sydney’s first-place vote.

Voting is done on a 7-1 basis and coaches are not allowed to vote for their own team in the poll.

Shenandoah had three conference wins last season – over H-SC, Bridgewater (BC) and Washington and Lee (W&L). W&L and BC are picked immediately in front of Shenandoah in the pre-season poll.

Shenandoah opens its season on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Gallaudet with its home opener one week later versus Frostburg State. The ODAC opener is Saturday, Oct. 4, at Bridgewater.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL WELCOMES CLASS

Shenandoah University Head Women’s Basketball Coach Melissa Smeltzer-Kraft announced her recruiting class on Aug. 8.

Smeltzer-Kraft, who was promoted to head coach in May after serving as the lead assistant on C.K. Calhoun‘s staff for the 2013-14 season, successfully recruited a class of eight women into the program for the upcoming year.

These eight women join nine returners to comprise the pre-season roster.

The class consists of six guards, one forward and one combo player with that combo player, Kirstyn Arcata, the tallest of the group at 5’10″.

Arcata, from Rocky Hill, Connecticut, is also one of two players from New England. Forward Brie Girouard is a from Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Three of the remaining six are Virginia natives with single players calling Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania home.

Shenandoah opens its 2014-15 season on Sunday, Nov. 15, with a classic-format tournament at Washington and Lee. Smeltzer-Kraft’s club will face former USA South foes Methodist and Mary Baldwin in the tourney. 

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HARRIERS ANNOUNCE RECRUIT CLASS

Shenandoah University Head Cross Country/Track & Field Coach Andy Marrocco announced the recruiting class for his cross country programs on Aug. 7.

Marrocco, preparing for his ninth season heading up the two programs, welcomes five men and four women onto the two squads this fall.

Additionally, Megan Battaglia and Abigail Rios, who were members of the track & field and women’s lacrosse programs, respectively, last season, join the cross country team for 2014. Both women are expected to run both indoor and outdoor track & field as well.

Four of the five men and three of the four women are Virginia natives with the remaining two student-athletes, Ray Parsons and Madison Hess, representing New Jersey.

On the women’s side, Marrocco welcomes local products Erin Chilcott (James Wood) and Taylor White (Handley).

Both teams open their seasons on Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Sea Gull Opener hosted by Salisbury University.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE SHENANDOAH ‘STEP UP STARS’

Through the Step Up Star Employee Recognition Program, the following were recently recognized for outstanding service or care for others in our community: Chad Foreman and Silvino Resendiz.

The Step Up Star Employee Recognition program encourages and provides a way for staff, faculty, students and other members of the surrounding community to step up, take action and acknowledge the star employees of Shenandoah University for outstanding service or care for one another.

Acknowledgements may be submitted electronically or by completing a Star Card (available at the Brandt Student Center Information Desk), which is sent to the Staff Council Awards & Events Committee. The committee will then forward the acknowledgements to the stars of our university community, and they will be announced each month in the SUN-e.

Want more information about the program? Contact staffcouncil@su.edu.

WOMEN’S SOCCER WELCOMES ELEVEN

Shenandoah University Head Women’s Soccer Coach Elizabeth Pike announced her recruiting class on July 6.

Pike adds 11 women into her program this season as she attempts to qualify for the post-season ODAC Tournament for the third time in as many seasons in the league.

Pike, who has 70 wins in her seven seasons as the program’s head coach, welcomes four student-athletes from both Virginia and Maryland, two from New York and one from New Jersey.

Those 11 women add to the expected 16 returnees from the 2013 squad.

“It is going to be wide open this year,” Pike said. “We have to replace eight starters from last year’s team, so these newcomers will have a chance to compete right away.”

The team opens practice on  Friday, Aug. 15, and has its initial game of the 2014 season on Friday, Aug. 29, at Mary Washington.

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