Events

Rides to Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Sunday, November 23, 2014
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Rides to Sacred Heart Catholic Church are offered to students by students. Meet at 10:45 a.m. at the Brandt Student Center main entrance to arrive for 11:15 a.m. mass. Contact Catholic Campus Ministry President John “Tyler” Garner at jgarner11@su.edu FREE

University Chapel @ Noon

Sunday, November 23, 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  

Instrument Repair Workshop

Sunday, November 23, 2014
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Instrument Repair Workshop is from 1 to 4 p.m. in Armstrong Hall. Kappa Kappa Psi hosts Larry Mizell of Mizell Music in Hagerstown, Md., who specializes in cleaning and repairing musical instruments. No appointment necessary, though questions about specific instruments should be directed to student Danielle Confletti at dconflet12@su.edu She will notify Mizell of specific requests. FREE

Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas”

Sunday, November 23, 2014
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas,” an Opera Up Close performance, is presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Shingleton Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for senior citizens and $5 for non-SU students. Purchase tickets in advance at the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre box office; call 540/665-4569 or go to conservatoryperforms.org. All Shenandoah employees can pick up free tickets for conservatory events at any time. Free “rush” tickets are available to SU students two hours prior to any on-campus conservatory event.

Black Student Union Mass Meeting & Pot Luck Dinner

Sunday, November 23, 2014
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Black Student Union Mass Meeting & Pot Luck Dinner begins at 6 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Borden Student Associations Center (Room 123). Everyone should bring a home-cooked covered dish if possible. Contact BSU President Victoria Gilliam at vgilliam12@su.edu FREE

University Staff Council Angel Tree

Monday, November 24, 2014
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
University Staff Council Angel Tree is located in the Dayton Gallery area of the Brandt Student Center. The Salvation Army has supplied the names of local children whose holiday will be brighter because of your generosity. Stop by the tree to select a tag with information about a child. Contact Amy Sine in the Office of Enrollment Management & Student Success at asine@su.edu

Men’s Health Awareness Day

Monday, November 24, 2014
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Men’s Health Awareness Day is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center rotunda. Information focuses on heart disease, cancer, mental health and prevention specifically for men. Take part in a men’s health trivia quiz. Enjoy music, hot chocolate and apple cider bar. This event is co-sponsored by the Wilkins Wellness Center. Contact student Aaron Seagle at aseagle13@su.edu FREE

Pre-Thanksgiving Break Auto Safety Check

Monday, November 24, 2014
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pre-Thanksgiving Break Auto Safety Check, hosted by the Department of Public Safety, is from 1 to 4 p.m. in the parking lot near Armstrong Concert Hall and the Brandt Student Center. Before getting on the road for Thanksgiving break, make sure your car’s tires and fluid levels are right. This is a FREE service for students provided by professional mechanics from Buettner Tire Distributors (1908 S. Loudoun St., Winchester) and members of the Department of Public Safety. Contact DPS at 540/678-4444 or safety@su.edu FREE

Potluck Thanksgiving Dinner Gathering

Monday, November 24, 2014
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Potluck Thanksgiving Dinner Gathering, hosted by the International Students Association and ESL students, begins at 5 p.m. in the Center for international Programs in Cooley Hall. This is an opportunity to taste food from other cultures and be among people from different backgrounds. Contact student Sapana Ojha at sojha13@su.edu

Women’s Basketball vs Marymount

Monday, November 24, 2014
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Women's Basketball vs Marymount, Shingleton Gym, 6pm

Shenandoah Community Chorus Rehearsal

Monday, November 24, 2014
7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Shenandoah Community Chorus Rehearsal is from 7:15 to 9 p.m. in Ruebush Hall, Room 148. The chorus is open to all SU students and employees who enjoy singing. Contact Dr. J. Thomas Mitts at tmitts@su.edu

Zumba Class

Monday, November 24, 2014
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Zumba Class with instructor Sabrina Welzer is from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the East Campus Commons ballroom. Zumba is a variety of simple, easy-to-follow dance movements. Classes are open to SU students and employees of all skill or fitness levels. Bring water. Contact recsports@su.edu FREE

Last Day to Withdraw from a Course

Tuesday, November 25, 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

Residence Halls Close

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Residence Halls Close at 7 p.m. for Thanksgiving Break. Contact reslife@su.edu

University Staff Council Angel Tree

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
University Staff Council Angel Tree is located in the Dayton Gallery area of the Brandt Student Center. The Salvation Army has supplied the names of local children whose holiday will be brighter because of your generosity. Stop by the tree to select a tag with information about a child. Contact Amy Sine in the Office of Enrollment Management & Student Success at asine@su.edu

Toasty Tuesday

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Toasty Tuesday, a Sigma Alpha Iota fundraiser, is from 9 a.m. to noon in the Ruebush Hall lobby. You know that feeling of running late with no time for breakfast? It happens to us all. So Sigma Alpha Iota hosts Toasty Tuesday every Tuesday, offering food to fuel your day. Bring cash and let SAI help you start your day with a full tummy. Contact SAI member Lindy Hockaday at mhockada12@su.edu

Hatha Yoga Class

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Hatha Yoga Class with instructor Tammy Battista is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the East Campus Commons ballroom. Hatha yoga consists of movement and physical postures, breath and meditation. Classes are open to SU students and employees of all skill or fitness levels. Bring water, a towel and a mat. Contact recsports@su.edu FREE

Meditation Class

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meditation Class with instructor Jake White is from 7 to 8 p.m. in the East Campus Commons ballroom. The class includes a guided meditation, self-reflection and group sharing to lead to a greater sense of purpose, freedom, focus and creativity in our lives. Classes are open to SU students and employees of all skill or fitness levels. Bring water, a towel and a mat. Contact recsports@su.edu FREE

Thanksgiving Break for Students

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Thanksgiving Break for Students; classes do not meet.

University Staff Council Angel Tree

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
University Staff Council Angel Tree is located in the Dayton Gallery area of the Brandt Student Center. The Salvation Army has supplied the names of local children whose holiday will be brighter because of your generosity. Stop by the tree to select a tag with information about a child. Contact Amy Sine in the Office of Enrollment Management & Student Success at asine@su.edu

Thanksgiving Break for Students

Thursday, November 27, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Thanksgiving Break for Students; classes do not meet.

Thanksgiving Break for Employees

Thursday, November 27, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Thanksgiving Break for Employees; administrative offices are closed.

University Staff Council Angel Tree

Thursday, November 27, 2014
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
University Staff Council Angel Tree is located in the Dayton Gallery area of the Brandt Student Center. The Salvation Army has supplied the names of local children whose holiday will be brighter because of your generosity. Stop by the tree to select a tag with information about a child. Contact Amy Sine in the Office of Enrollment Management & Student Success at asine@su.edu

Thanksgiving Break for Students

Friday, November 28, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Thanksgiving Break for Students; classes do not meet.

Thanksgiving Break for Employees

Friday, November 28, 2014
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Thanksgiving Break for Employees; administrative offices are closed.

Announcements

YOUR EMAIL MESSAGE FROM NOSEXUALMISCONDUCT@SU.EDU

On Nov. 17, Shenandoah employees received an email from nosexualmisconduct@su.edu. This email account is managed by Assistant Director of Student Conduct & Title IX Coordinator Ashley Wisniewski.

The message – with subject line “Employee Sexual Misconduct Training” – includes a link to a “Consent & Respect” training module.

All faculty and staff: please take 20 minutes to complete the training before Friday, Dec. 19. Even though some information may not be new to you, the training is a requirement of the recently enacted Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act, which clarifies minimum standards for institutions of higher education regarding disciplinary procedures covering domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. (The content deals with assault and may be triggering to some people.) Learn more at Campus SaVE Act. Questions about training, sexual misconduct or Title IX at Shenandoah? Contact Wisniewski at nosexualmisconduct@su.edu.

FALL 2014 WITHDRAWAL DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, NOV. 25

The last day to withdraw from a fall 2014 semester course is Tuesday, Nov. 25. To withdraw from a course, fill out a course adjustment form, check the “withdraw” box, have it signed by your adviser and deliver it to Hornet Central by 5 p.m., on Nov. 25. 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 Hornet Central at 540/665-4514 or HornetCentral@su.edu.

SUPPORT COMES IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES, SO BRING IN YOUR BRAS AND JOIN THE CUPS OF CHEERS FUNDRAISER

The [Not Just] Women’s Center (NJWC) invites you to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season and the end of the fall semester by donating your new or gently used bras via the Cups of Cheers Fundraiser. The bras will be donated to “Free the Girls,” an organization that focuses its heart on helping to end sex trafficking.

Through this organization, the women of Mozambique and beyond sell these donated bras, which allows them to earn three to five times the minimum wage and gives them greater opportunities.

When you go home for Thanksgiving Break, you are encouraged to bring your bras back to donate. All cup sizes are welcome. Drop off your bras at the Brandt Student Center (BSC) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4.

After you donate your bras, continue the celebration by going to Sweet Frog between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. to support the NJWC. Remember, support comes in all shapes and [cup] sizes! For more information, contact NJWC peer mentors Katie Moss at kmoss14@su.edu; Cortney Gensemer at cgenseme13@su.edu; or Ellen Sena at esena11@su.edu.

EXPLORE APPALACHIA OVER SPRING BREAK

The Shenandoah Outdoor & Adventure Recreation (SOAR) Spring Break trip through Appalachia takes eight lucky students on an amazing journey with stops in western North Carolina and northern Georgia. Cost is $150 per person and includes transportation, lodging, and breakfast and dinner each day. Participants only pay for lunches, snacks and incidentals along the way.

The trip is Saturday, March 7, through Sunday, March 15. Space is limited, so sign up and make your payment soon. Find a complete trip itinerary at SOAR Spring Break Trip. Questions? Contact suoutdoors@su.edu.

TIME FOR TURKEY AND A TIRE CHECK

Get your car checked out before heading home for the holidays. The annual Pre-Thanksgiving Break Auto Inspection is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, in the parking lot near Armstrong Concert Hall and the Brandt Student Center. No appointment is necessary.

This is a free service for students, courtesy of the Department of Public Safety, which wants to see everyone get home – and back to campus – safely.

Professional mechanics from Buettner Tire Distributors (1908 S. Loudoun St., Winchester) and members of Shenandoah’s Department of Public Safety will make sure your car’s tires and fluid levels are right. If a more serious problem is found, the mechanics will let you know and offer sound advice.

Questions? Contact DPS at 540/678-4444 or safety@su.edu.

SEHD DOCTORAL CANDIDATE PREPARES TO DEFEND DISSERTATION

Lisa Cobb, a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Education in organizational leadership, will defend her dissertation, “Leadership Identity Development: Exploring Adolescent Girls’ Experience and Perceptions Through Narrative Inquiry,” at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the Bowman Building, Room 112. Members of the Shenandoah University community are invited to attend. Committee: John R. Goss, III, Ph.D., Chair; Catherine Shiffman, Ph.D.; and Barbara Chilson, Ed.D. For more information, contact Dr. Goss at jgoss@su.edu.

SUPPORT A FELLOW STUDENT’S RESEARCH BY TAKING THIS SURVEY ABOUT CYBERBULLYING

Calling all students age 18 and over! Consider taking this 15-minute survey about social media and cyberbullying. Please click the link, look it over and participate. Any Shenandoah University student 18 and over is eligible.

This survey was created by senior psychology major Amina Benyoussef for an independent research practicum, supervised by Associate Professor of Psychology Scott King, Ph.D. Email Benyoussef at avossben10@su.edu with any questions.

OF MICE AND OTHER THINGS…

With the changing weather, some of you in your residence halls and offices may encounter the uninvited company of creatures we normally prefer outdoors… mostly ants, stinkbugs and mice.

There’s little to be done to keep them out, as they’re looking for shelter. However, you can help reduce the longevity of their stay by reducing their food source.

Stink bugs are easy; vacuum them up, or sweep them into a dust pan and throw them outside.

Ants are more problematic, as they’ll subsist on the tiniest bit of food left behind; crumbs and sticky residue are a feast for these insects. You can vacuum them up as well, or spray them with any variety of bug spray; and, be sure to empty your trash regularly.

Similarly, mice will eat things we wouldn’t think about… not just cereal, ramen noodles, cheese crackers and candy. They’ll also eat scented candles, toothpaste and cosmetics. It’s best to keep food in your dorm-sized fridge, or in glass or metal containers. No food means a better chance of not having mice.

The presence of this type of intruder may be disconcerting, but it’s rarely an emergency. As always, you are encouraged to submit work orders when these concerns arise.

To put in a work order, visit www.su.edu and scroll to black section at the bottom of the page. Look for the “In The Portal” section and click on the link called “Put in a work order.” Questions? Contact Director of Physical Plant Barry Schnoor at bschnoor@su.edu.

ARMORY PARKING LOT NOW AVAILABLE FOR USE

Now that construction crews have vacated the area, faculty, staff and students are again allowed to park in the Armory parking lot. As a reminder, this is still an unlined parking lot. There is no parking on the grass, no double parking, and no blocking the travel of another vehicle.

Please do not block the garage doors at the Armory building. You may access this parking area from the new access road between main campus and Halpin-Harrison Hall.

SEHD DOCTORAL CANDIDATE PREPARES TO DEFEND DISSERTATION

Veronique Walker, a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Education in organizational leadership, will defend her dissertation, “African American Women Superintendents: Perceptions of Barriers and Strategies Accessing the Superintendency,” at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the Bowman Building, Room 112. Members of the Shenandoah University community are invited to attend. Committee: Clarresa Morton, Ph.D., Chair; Catherine Shiffman, Ph.D.; and Dennis Kellison, Ed.D. For more information, contact Dr. Morton at cmorton@su.edu.

IT’S TIME TO CONSIDER THE MADRID, SPAIN GEL STUDY PROGRAM

Here’s your opportunity to study for two weeks in Madrid, Spain, in May 2015 and earn three credits in International Business & Entrepreneurship (BA 456.GEL7).

Through a partnership with Saint Louis University (SLU), Shenandoah University students are invited to join SLU students for an intensive study abroad program focusing on international business and entrepreneurship during a two-week residency.

Weekend excursions are planned, with possible visits to Toledo and Valencia. The program cost is $3,280 and includes airfare, housing, instruction and Shenandoah University credits, as well as some meals.

The dates for this course are May 8 through May 23, 2015; deadline for deposit and enrollment is Monday, Dec. 1. This course is open to all undergraduate students who may benefit from the specified course (check with your advisor for suitability to apply to your academic program) or who simply have an interest in the subject and/or experience.

To receive an e-packet of information by email, please send an email request to the program leader, Associate Dean of the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business and Professor of Management RT Good, Ed.D., at rgood@su.edu. Thanksgiving break is a great time to discuss this opportunity with family!

STUDENTS: DON’T FORGET THE MACBOOK/IPAD/IPAD MINI RETURN POLICY

A friendly reminder to those students who will not enroll at Shenandoah University for the 2015 spring semester:

Please return your iMLearning MacBook and iPad or iPad mini (with all cables and adapters) to the Institutional Computing (IC) Help Desk by 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12.

If you leave Shenandoah without returning the equipment, you will be billed a non-refundable buyout for the computer and iPad or iPad mini. 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 equipment, please return it, along with the A/C adapter (charger) and all cables to the Help Desk on main campus or to the Northern Virginia Campus-Scholar Plaza 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.

Please reset the iPad or iPad mini before you return it. If you do not know how to do this, click here or contact the Help Desk for instructions.

MERRITT NAMED ALL-REGION

Junior field hockey player Presha Merritt has been named Longstreth/NFHCA All-Region in selections announced on Nov. 17.

Merritt, who was previously named first team All-ODAC, earned second team All-South Region honors this season.

The Stafford native led the Hornets this season with nine assists while adding three goals for 15 points.

She had three game-winning goals this season, all in ODAC play.

Merritt is the second player in program history to be named All-Region. Ashley Cross ’14, ’15, MBA, was named first team last season.

Complete teams

BURRIS LEADS ALL-ODAC HONOREES

Junior midfielder Danielle Burris leads four Shenandoah University women’s soccer players earning All-ODAC honors in selections announced last week by the conference office.

Burris, a 3.98 student as a kinesiology/pre-physical therapy major, was named as the Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Scholar-Athlete in addition to grabbing third team All-ODAC accolades.

She is joined on the third team by sophomores Jennifer Nguyen and Erin Septer, who were picked at forward and goalkeeper, respectively, and freshman back Michelle Krause.

Read more here.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE SHENANDOAH ‘STEP UP STARS’

Through the Step Up Star Employee Recognition Program, the following individuals were recently recognized for outstanding service or care for others in our community: Holly Standard, Office of Admissions events coordinator; Nancy Barr, Accounts Payable assistant; and William “Wally” Emerson, maintenance technician.

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.

STUDENTS: BE AWARE OF THESE SPRING 2015 REGISTRATION DEADLINES

Attention all students: Online registration for the spring 2015 semester closes at 5 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 18. Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 19, paper registration and course adjustment forms with appropriate signatures are required.

Students who receive approval via email must bring a printed copy with the registration/course adjustment form to Hornet Central. In addition, all required payments must be made before the form(s) can be processed.

Students who are registered for their courses prior to Nov. 19 will receive a billing statement and have the ability to pay their tuition and fees online before the due date of Monday, Dec. 15. Questions? Contact Hornet Central at HornetCentral@su.edu or 540/665-4514.

REMEMBER THESE DATES FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE HOLIDAY CHECK RUNS

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Accounts Payable will produce checks on Wednesday, Nov. 26, instead of Thursday, Nov. 27. Please ensure that all requests for payments and/or reimbursements are received in Accounts Payable by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19.

The last checks for the calendar year from Accounts Payable will be produced on Thursday, Dec. 18. Please ensure that all requests for payments and/or reimbursements are received in Accounts Payable by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12.

Accounts Payable will resume normal Thursday check runs on Thursday, Jan. 8. Questions? Contact Accounts Payable at acctspay@su.edu.

PLEASE NOTE THIS PERMANENT CHANGE TO THE CAMPUS TRAFFIC PATTERN AT THE SOUTHERN END OF MAIN CAMPUS

As Phase One of the Millwood Public Improvement Project nears completion, a final step in the process is to alter the campus traffic pattern at the southern end of main campus, specifically in front of Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre (OBT). As of Nov. 10, the stretch of roadway directly in front of OBT is closed to through traffic. Access is for parking spaces only.

When entering campus from University Drive near OBT, vehicles should turn right to access the old stretch of Millwood Avenue. This allows for access to the Vickers Communications Center and campus space east of Abrams Creek. Directional signs have been posted; view a map of the area here. Use the same route when exiting campus from Wade Miller Drive. View the full campus map here.

As a reminder, Beltone is private property; this driveway and parking lot should not be used as entry to or exit from campus.

Questions? Contact Director of Physical Plant Barry Schnoor at bschnoor@su.edu.

FACULTY AND STAFF: SUGGEST STUDENTS FOR THE RA TEAM

As someone who regularly works with Shenandoah students, faculty and staff members know young men and women who have the outstanding skills required to be a Resident Assistant. The Office of Residence Life is currently hiring for spring 2015 semester and the 2015-16 year.

Suggest students who demonstrate leadership and communication skills as well as compassion and care for others. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required.

Questions? Contact Interim First-Year Area Coordinator Jon Bannan at jbannan09@su.edu.

THIS FREE APP IS WORTH A FREE TREAT

Look for a Department of Public Safety officer on campus today, show that you’ve downloaded the free LiveSafe app on your smartphone, and get a Halloween treat. If you haven’t downloaded the app, the DPS officer will show you how – and give you a treat.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

Have you seen the President’s Report yet? This 2014 Year in Review gives a snapshot of the many accomplishments and successes of Shenandoah University throughout the past year.

Read details about Shenandoah’s campaign to raise awareness of its presence in the region through the “University AND you” spring 2014 campaign; learn about the expansion of graduate health professions programs in Northern Virginia; hear from the university’s newest dean, Timothy Ford, Ph.D., dean of the School of Health Professions; and find out how Shenandoah has partnered with the local community in recent months.

There’s so much more included in the President’s Report, so take a closer look today at http://shenandoahandyou.com/presidents-report/.

MUSIC THEORY TUTORING NOW AVAILABLE

Need a tutor for music theory courses? You’re in luck. Drop-in tutoring for this subject is now available on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Ruebush Hall, Room 243. Tutors can assist with several undergraduate MUTC courses including MUTC 099, MUTC 101, Chromatic, Diatonic, Theory for Music Theatre, Ear Training, Twentieth Century, Form and Analysis and remedial Theory for graduate students. Questions? Contact Erin Beaupre at 540/665-4928 or ebeaupre@su.edu.

SHENANDOAH MAGAZINE IS HOT OFF THE PRESS

The Fall 2014 issue of Shenandoah magazine has just been released and will hit mailboxes next week, but why wait for your hard copy when you can have a sneak peek via the online version? Click here to visit Shenandoah e-magazine, which includes original magazine content as well as additional video footage.

Celebrate Shenandoah’s newly completed Health & Life Sciences Building and learn about some of its signature features; discover the why the university, in partnership with Northern Virginia-based health system Inova, renovated space in the university’s Northern Virginia Campus-Scholar Plaza facility to accommodate expanded graduate programs in OT, PT and PA studies; and discover how the Shenandoah AND You campaign is raising awareness of our university throughout Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Tell us your story. Do you have information to share? If you have news or faculty accomplishments, we’re now gathering information for the next online issue, which will cover news, faculty accomplishments and stories occurring from September through November. Please send your news to omc@su.edu by Monday, Dec. 1. Questions? Contact Managing Editor Cathy Loranger at clorange@su.edu or 540/665-4510.

NOTE THIS 2015 COMMENCEMENT TIME CHANGE

Shenandoah’s 2015 Commencement ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015, on the Intramural Field behind the Brandt Student Center. A full schedule is posted on the Commencement website. Anticipated graduates and their families should keep an eye on the website for further details, which are expected to be posted mid- to late-November. Grads should also follow the Commencement Facebook page to watch for further announcements. #ShenUgrad

NEED HELP? RENT THE BAHAMAS SL2 TEAM

Are leaves cluttering your yard? Does your dog need exercise? Are you ready for a night out, but don’t know what to do with the kids? Have no fear, the Spiritual Life Service-Learning Bahamas team is here.

Each member of the team planning to go to Eleuthera in December must raise his/her own funds to pay for the trip. These ambitious students are ready to rake your leaves, walk your dog, babysit your children, clean your garage and anything else you can think of.

All money needs to be in by the end of November, so take advantage of this opportunity while it’s available. Send a message to spirituallife@su.edu with details about the work you need done and the date, time and directions to the job site. Or, contact Spiritual Life Coordinator Keith Jones Pomeroy in the Spiritual Life office.