Events

Online Registration for Fall Semester 2014

Monday, April 21, 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 registrar@su.edu

Last Day to Withdraw from a Course

Monday, April 21, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course is today. Contact the Registrar’s Office at 540/665-5585 or registrar@su.edu

Admissions Open House

Monday, April 21, 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 admit@su.edu

Blackboard Traveling Support

Monday, April 21, 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

Thirty-One Spring Catalog Premiere

Monday, April 21, 2014
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thirty-One Spring Catalog Premiere begins at 6 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room. This event supports Students Helping Honduras, whose members hope to complete a fourth-grade classroom this summer at a school in Honduras. Contact student Rachel Largent at rlargent13@su.edu

Zumba Class

Monday, April 21, 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 recsports@su.edu. FREE

Shenandoah Community Chorus Rehearsal

Monday, April 21, 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 tmitts@su.edu.

SU Society of Composers & Songwriters Spring Concert

Monday, April 21, 2014
9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
SU Society of Composers & Songwriters Spring Concert begins at 9 p.m. in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall. Enjoy an evening of new work by students Steven Sanford, Zachary Rowden, Jeremy Parel and others. FREE

Online Registration for Fall Semester 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 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 registrar@su.edu

Blackboard Traveling Support

Tuesday, April 22, 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

Free STD Testing

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
8:00 am – 11:00 am
Free STD Testing  is offered from 8 to 11 a.m. by Virginia Department of Health (VDH) employees at the Wilkins Wellness Center on main campus. This confidential testing takes about 20 minutes and includes a simple urine test. To schedule an appointment, contact Director of Health Services Ron Stickley at 540/665-5483 or rstickle3@su.edu BEFORE APRIL 15. FREE

The Kidney Sellers

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Kidney Sellers, a presentation by guest speaker Sigrid Fry-Revere, begins at 5 p.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium. Dr. Fry-Revere, whose newest book is titled “The Kidney Sellers,” will discuss the medical ethics of compensating organ donors. The event is open to the public. Contact Assistant Professor of Healthcare Management Seth Chatfield at 540/665-5434 or schatfie@su.edu FREE

Yoga Class

Tuesday, April 22, 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 recsports@su.edu. FREE

Active Minds Stress-Free Night

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Active Minds Stress-Free Night begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center Ferrari Room. Activities include coloring, making bracelets and pet rocks as well as some light food and relaxing bean-bag chairs. Contact student Kristina Troxel at ktroxel09@su.edu FREE

Legendary Jazz Bassist Eddie Gomez

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Legendary Jazz Bassist Eddie Gomez  performs at the Bright Box (15 N. Loudoun St., downtown Winchester) with drummer Jimmy Cobb and pianist Larry Willis. Two-time Grammy Award winner Eddie Gomez has been on the cutting edge of music for more than four decades. His impressive resumé includes performances with jazz giants such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan and Benny Goodman. Gomez’s unique sound and style can be heard on many Grammy-winning records as well as on hundreds of recordings spanning the worlds of jazz, classical, Latin jazz, rhythm & blues, popular and contemporary music. Tickets are $25 ($10 for students with I.D.). Doors at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Visit www.brightboxtheater.com 

Bingo

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Bingo begins at 8 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center Food Court. This will be a BIG BINGO with prizes such as a Wii-U. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Blackboard Traveling Support

Wednesday, April 23, 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 Fall Semester 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 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 registrar@su.edu

Shenandoah University Projects & Research “SUpr” Summit

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Shenandoah University Projects & Research “SUpr” Summit  in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room, is presented in two sessions: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded at the end of each session and refreshments will be available. Undergraduate and graduate students from across the university will showcase their work, including current or past projects, completed or in progress. The summit is a poster session, judged by faculty volunteers. Find more details at Shenandoah University Projects & Research (SUpr) Summit or contact clt@su.edu FREE

Dissertation Defense

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Dissertation Defense, “Can handwriting make a difference in reading fluency rate and apprehension?,” begins at 9 a.m. in the Bowman Building, Room 112. Beth Gohegan Woodruff, a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership, will defend her dissertation, and members of the Shenandoah University community are invited to attend. FREE

Free STD Testing

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free STD Testing  is offered from 1 to 4 p.m. by Virginia Department of Health (VDH) employees at the Wilkins Wellness Center on main campus. This confidential testing takes about 20 minutes and includes a simple urine test. To schedule an appointment, contact Director of Health Services Ron Stickley at 540/665-5483 or rstickle3@su.edu BEFORE APRIL 15. 

Track & Field Chipotle Fundraiser

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Track & Field Chipotle Fundraiser is from 5 to 9 p.m. at Chipotle on S. Pleasant Valley Avenue. Fifty percent of the proceeds benefit to the Hornets track and field team. Tell the cashier you’re there to support the Hornets. You can even use your Flex dollars! Contact student Bailey Rankin at brankin11@su.edu. 

Turbo Sport Class

Wednesday, April 23, 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 recsports@su.edu. FREE

Douglas Norton of the Climate Reality Project

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Douglas Norton of the Climate Reality Project speaks at 7 p.m. in Henkel Hall, Hester Auditorium. As a senior member of the NASA team from 1980 through 1998, Norton was personally engaged in development of the NASA climate change research program. This Earth Week presentation is FREE and open to the public. Contact student Victoria Thomas at vthomas11@su.edu 

“The Importance of Interfaith Advocacy for Justice”

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
“Shoulder to Shoulder: The Importance of Interfaith Advocacy for Justice,” the James A. Davis Lectures in Religion, begins with a by-invitation-only dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the Clement Board Room (upper dining hall). The lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium features guest speaker Jim Winkler, president and General Secretary of the National Council of Churches. The FREE lecture is open to the public. Contact Dr. John Copenhaver at jcopenha@su.edu

Announcements

SAVE THE DATE: SHENANDOAH CREATES! A STUDENT ART SHOW

Shenandoah Creates! A Student Art Show, runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, at the Center for Public Service and Scholarship (Gregory Hall, Room 120). During this time, students of Associate Professor of Art Geraldine Kiefer, Ph.D., who have studied drawing and composition this year will be showcased in an end-of-year art exhibition. The show will include nature drawings, figure studies, circular “maps” with interspersed floral details and plants, and photographs taken both on campus and at the Handley Library.

Dr. Kiefer’s students will also feature work by their guest instructors during the year: Joseph Alderman, photography; George Hoffman, photography; Peter Stetler, figure drawing and composition; and Kiefer, drawing and calligraphy-altered photography. Light refreshments will be provided, and the event is free and open to the public. Questions? Contact Kiefer at gkiefer@su.edu.

MAKE A RAFT AND JOIN THE APPLE BLOSSOM REGATTA!

The first-ever “Whatever Floats Your Boat Challenge” Apple Blossom Recycled River Regatta invites you and your friends to form a team and construct a river rafts from recycled materials. The Recycled River Regatta is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 2, at the Shenandoah River Campus at Cool Spring; the time allows for building or finishing your raft. The race begins at 12:30 p.m.

All rafts must be at least 70 percent recycled materials. Each raft must support one team member out into the Shenandoah River. Teams will race for best time, and prizes will be awarded. It’s free to participate and to watch!

Watch this video then sign up via Recycled River Regatta Registration. Questions? Contact student Victoria Thomas at vthomas11@su.edu.

GET INVOLVED! JOIN THE DIVISION OF ATHLETIC TRAINING AT THE GIRLS ON THE RUN SPRING 5K

The Division of Athletic Training invites the Shenandoah University community to volunteer with the Girls on the Run Spring 5K, on Saturday, May 17, beginning at 9 a.m. in Jim Barnett Park. Girls on the Run of the Shenandoah Valley is looking for high energy volunteers to create a balloon garden, help with hair and face painting stations and cheer on local third, fourth and fifth grade girls as they run a 5K and celebrate their girl power. Costumes, group uniforms and musical instruments are welcome and encouraged!

Faculty and graduate students from the Division of Athletic Training are already signed up to volunteer. Contact Assistant Professor of Athletic Training Kim Pritchard, Ph.D., at kpritch@su.edu for more information.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE WINS OT THRILLER

The Shenandoah University women’s lacrosse team secured itself an opening round bye at the upcoming ODAC Tournament with a 16-14 overtime win at Guilford on April 19.

Shenandoah (11-6, 8-2 ODAC) rebounded from a 7-1 deficit to the Quakers (10-6, 8-2) to earn the OT win.

Freshman Erin Higgins scored what proved to the game-winner at the 1:09 mark of the first three-minute overtime session and then sophomore Miranda Rudacille added an insurance goal with 1:50 to play to give Shenandoah the victory.

The win secured the No. 2 seed in this week’s tournament and coach Lindsey Lutz‘ club will now await the winner of the No. 3 vs No. 6 game and take on the victor in the tournament semi-finals on Saturday, April 26.

Freshman Brittany Arndt led the victors with four goals with Rudacille and Samantha Donaghy three each.

Samantha Sisson had two goals and two assists for four points with Liz Bereit adding a goal and two assists.

Guilford outshot Shenandoah 35-32 with Hornets goalie Ashley Cross making 10 saves.

Shenandoah had a 23-18 advantage in groundballs with the Quakers winning 22 of the game’s 34 draws.

NEW SUMMER HOUSING OPTION AVAILABLE

Shenandoah University now offers 12-month housing, providing a Summer Housing option for students who are working on internships or at jobs in the area as well as students taking summer classes. Summer Housing requires a supplemental contract for mid-May after Commencement through mid-August Welcome Week as well as housing during academic-year breaks. Summer Housing costs a flat $1,000 – billed to Summer Term 1 – and it includes housing for fall, Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks.

Summer Housing does not include meal plans or flex dollars on a meal plan. Summer Housing is only available at East Campus Commons.

Students eligible for Summer Housing are rising juniors and above. Eligible students sign regular housing contracts for the academic year and supplemental contracts for summer and breaks. Eligible students are not required to be enrolled in summer courses nor are they required to work on campus. Subleasing and sharing rooms are prohibited.

For more information about the new Summer Housing option, contact the Office of Residence Life at reslife@su.edu. Applications are available beginning Tuesday, April 29.

BENEFIT CONCERT FEATURES PERFORMERS WITH NOTABLE CONNECTIONS

Shenandoah University’s Adult Years and the Aging Process class will host a benefit concert for the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging (SAAA) on Friday, April 25, beginning at 7 p.m., in the East Campus Commons ballroom.

The show features up-and-coming country artist Lindsey Erin, who has performed on stage with artists such as Chase Rice, Danielle Bradberry, Bucky Covington, Parmalee, Love and Theft, Montgomery Gentry and Joe Diffie.

Opening for Erin is Tyler Toliver, who has opened for or shared the stage with Sheryl Crow, LoCash Cowboys, Edens Edge, Joe Diffie, Colt Ford, Tracy Lawrence, James Otto, Kip Moore and multiple shows for Darryl Worley.

Tickets are less than $10 and you can buy them here; or, if you can’t make it to the show, you can donate via the ticket link as well.

The SAAA is located in Winchester, and provides services such as Meals-on-Wheels, transportation services, and in-home services for adults over the age of 50. Questions? Contact Assistant Professor of Psychology Scott King, Ph.D., at sking4@su.edu.

VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Attention veterans and dependents of veterans: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can help cover the cost of furthering education and skills through benefit programs that may pay tuition, housing, training and other costs.

Some of the most popular programs and tools available to veterans and their families who wish to take advantage of these benefits include the Yellow Ribbon Program, the Comparison Tool and the new GI Bill Complaint System.

Join the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) and VA Education Service for a free webinar that explores these educational and training benefits and others on Wednesday, April 23. The webinar is offered at two times, and you can register with the following links: from 9:30 to 11 a.m. (EST) and 1:30 to 3 p.m. (EST).

Questions about veterans services at Shenandoah University? Contact Niccole Gatliff in the Registrar’s Office at ngatliff@su.edu or 540/542-6508.

WINKLER TO SPEAK ON IMPORTANCE OF INTERFAITH ADVOCACY FOR JUSTICE

James E. Winkler, president and general secretary of the National Council of Churches (NCC), will present “Shoulder to Shoulder: The Importance of Interfaith Advocacy for Justice” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium. This lecture is part of the James A. Davis Lectures in Religion series and is free and open to the public.

Winkler was elected in 2013 to his position with the NCC. Prior to his election Winkler served as general secretary of the General Board of Church and Society, the international public policy and social justice agency of The United Methodist Church. He led delegations to the Middle East, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq and Germany seeking peaceful solutions to global conflict and traveled throughout the world to support the justice work of the United Methodist Church in Africa, Asia and Europe.

Winkler has been a frequent spokesperson for the justice work of The United Methodist Church to the national and international media. As the new NCC president and general secretary, he has overall responsibility for personnel, deploying resources to achieve the priorities of the NCC, organizational and board development, fundraising, vision-setting, long-range planning, financial management, external relationships and thought leadership. For more information on the lecture, contact Professor of Religion and Philosophy John Copenhaver at jcopenha@su.edu.

REGISTER AGAIN FOR RESCHEDULED SU DASH & DYE EVENT

If you registered for the first-ever SU Dash & Dye on March 30 – which was postponed because of snow – you must register again for the rescheduled Dash & Dye on Saturday, April 26. Go to April 26 Dash and Dye.

The SU Dash & Dye is an opportunity for students and employees to have fun covering a 3-mile course on campus – running, jogging or walking – while occasionally being splashed with powdered dye of various colors. This event is not a timed race. Participants are encouraged to wear white T-shirts. The event is free, but registration is required.

SEHD DOCTORAL CANDIDATE PREPARES TO DEFEND DISSERTATION

Beth Gohegan Woodruff, a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in organizational leadership, will defend her dissertation, “Can handwriting make a difference in reading fluency rate and apprehension?,” at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 23, in the Bowman Building, Room 112. Members of the Shenandoah University community are invited to attend. Committee: Peter Edwards, Ed.D., Chair; Diane Painter, Ph.D., and Sarah Daniel, Ph.D.

BASEBALL UP THREE IN BOTH POLLS

The Shenandoah University baseball team is up another three spots in a pair of national ranking polls released on April 15.

The Hornets, 26-6, move up to the No. 12 position this week in the NCBWA/D3baseball.com poll and to No. 18 in the ABCA poll after winning four of five contests last week.

Coach Kevin Anderson‘s club split non-conference contests, winning versus Frostburg State and losing at Elizabethtown before winning three ODAC games over the weekend. Shenandoah swept Lynchburg in a doubleheader on April 12, and then took out Virginia Wesleyan in a makeup game on April 13.

The Hornets have 330 points in the D3baseball.com poll to find itself between Rowan (N.J.) and St. Thomas (Minn.).

In the ABCA poll, Shenandoah is sandwiched between Salisbury (Md.) and Case Western Reserve (Ohio) with 147 points.

Linfield (Ore.) is the unaminous No. 1 in both polls.

Webster (Mo.) moves up to No. 2 this week with previous No. 2 UW-Stevens Point falling to No. 5 in D3baseball.com and No. 4 in the ABCA.

Shenandoah is back in action Wednesday, April 16, with an ODAC doubleheader at Washington and Lee.

Complete D3baseball.com poll | Complete ABCA poll

READ THE NEXT INSTALLMENT OF ‘SHENANDOAH’ MAGAZINE

What’s been happening at Shenandoah University? The spring 2014 issue of “Shenandoah” magazine features fourth-year pharmacy major Robert “Bo” Spires, whose passion for small-town community practice and a chance encounter brings a life-altering opportunity his way.

Learn how musician and priest-in-training James O’Rielly ’13  and singer/actor Jessie Hooker ’10 use their talents and creativity to help and inspire others.

Finally, find out why the Obama Administration’s proposed new college rating system may inadvertently cause colleges and universities to “game” the system rather than increase quality. Read more, including semester highlights, faculty accomplishments and alumni news here.

WHAT’S IN A NAME? KNOW THE OFFICIAL NAMES FOR OUR NORTHERN VIRGINIA LOCATIONS

Shenandoah University educates and inspires students at two separate locations in Northern Virginia. Here are the details on each of our Northern Virginia Campus (NVC) locations:

Northern Virginia Campus – Scholar Plaza
• Programs of study: undergraduate nursing, respiratory care, graduate education, graduate health professions. Scholar Plaza is located at 44160 Scholar Plaza, Leesburg, VA 20176.

Northern Virginia Campus – Innovation Hall
• Programs of study: pharmacy and pharmacogenomics. Innovation Hall is located at 45085 University Drive, Ashburn, VA 20147. Innovation Hall is located on the Virginia Science and Technology Campus of the George Washington University.

YOU MAY NEED TO CHANGE YOUR PASSWORDS — WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HEARTBLEED

A hole in Open SSL was discovered last week, which allows a hacker to steal information from sites that are presumed safe, such as Facebook, Prezi, Pinterest, etc. What does this mean for you? Some of your passwords must be changed! IC has been working diligently to verify our own security to ensure the safety of Shenandoah University students, faculty and staff, but please click here to learn more about how this affects the Shenandoah community here.

SPRING 2014 WITHDRAWAL DEADLINE IS MONDAY, APRIL 21

The last day to withdraw from a Spring 2014 Semester course is Monday, April 21. To withdraw from a course, fill out a course schedule adjustment form, check the “withdraw” box, have it signed by your adviser and deliver it to the Registrar’s Office by 5 p.m. on April 21. Students who are withdrawing from ALL courses must contact Amy Sine in the Office of Enrollment Management & Student Success at 540/665-4517 or asine@su.edu. Questions? Contact the Registrar’s Office at 540/665-5585 or registrar@su.edu.

GOLF SECOND IN FINAL TUNE UP

The Shenandoah University men’s golf team finished second on April 14, in its final tuneup before the ODAC Championships next week at Rock Barn Golf Club.

Playing the par 72, 6822-yard Williamsburg Club course, the Hornets shot 320 in the morning round and then 309 to shoot 629 total.

Host Apprentice won the tournament with a 619.

Shenandoah bested three other ODAC teams - Randolph-MaconLynchburg and Eastern Mennonite - as well the Christopher Newport and Apprentice ‘B’ squads.

Sophomore Evan Cocke was tied for second overall with a 76-74–150 while Adam Flees finished sixth overall with a 79-77–156.

Coach Scott Singhass‘ four qualifying scores were tied for second, sixth, tied for ninth and 16th.

The Hornets open ODAC Tournament play on Sunday, April 27. The tournament is once again 54-holes.

STUDENTS: DON’T FORGET THE MACBOOK RETURN POLICY

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 dsilvius@su.edu.

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 helpdesk@su.edu) for instructions to back up your data before you return the MacBook. All data will be removed from the MacBook after it is returned.

IC WILL UPDATE SERVERS TONIGHT

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 HARRY F. BYRD, JR. SCHOOL OF BUSINESS PRESENTS “THE KIDNEY SELLERS”

“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 schatfie@su.edu. Visit www.thekidneysellers.com.

FACULTY SENATE ANNOUNCES FACULTY COLLOQUIUM SERIES DATES

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 mbrown5@su.edu or 540/665-4810.

SMITH LIBRARY SEEKS SUMMER TEMPS – APPLY TODAY!

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 rrockwel@su.edu.

WII JUST DANCE VS. TREADMILL TRAINING

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 shammond12@su.edu.

STAFF COUNCIL ANNOUNCES ELECTIONS

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.

VOLUNTEER FOR THIS RESEARCH STUDY ON ANKLES

Have you recently rolled or sprained your ankle? The Shenandoah University Division of Athletic Training seeks men and women ages 18 to 30 to participate in a research study, which hopes to understand the lasting effects of an ice bag treatment on pain, ankle strength and balance in participants with ankle sprains.

The study involves one visit lasting approximately 90 minutes. Eligible volunteers will participate in pre-treatment measurements, an ice bag treatment and post-treatment measurements. For more information, contact Principal Investigator and Assistant Professor of Athletic Training Kimberly Pritchard, Ph.D., at kpritch@su.edu, 540/545-7376 or 540/545-7385.

SHENANDOAH HAS A POLICY ABOUT POSTING PRINTED MATERIAL

Everyone who hangs printed materials in campus buildings should know the university’s policy published in the Undergraduate Catalog (page 118) and the Graduate Catalog (page 94). It applies to everyone – students, employees and outside businesses. It reads:

“Individuals,organizations and businesses that want to post printed material of any kind on Shenandoah University property or within Shenandoah-operated buildings must first obtain written approval from the Student Life information coordinator in the Brandt Student Center.”

The Student Life information coordinator is Cathy Kuehner, whose office is Room 208, behind the Information Desk. She reserves the right not to approve printed material that contains inappropriate language or images or material that promotes behavior that conflicts with Shenandoah’s standards.

After posters and flyers have been officially stamped “approved,” they may only be placed on appropriate bulletin boards or grip-strips. Posters and flyers may not be tacked or taped on drywall nor attached to any surface in ways that will cause damage to the surface.

Anyone in any building can and should remove posters and flyers that are not stamped. Questions? Contact Kuehner at 540/665-4933 or ckuehner@su.edu.