The goal is to lift these borders, yet maintain, deepen, and expand the feeling of belonging to the global community . . .”
Message from the Director
Shenandoah University’s Going Global initiative is a series of building blocks that begin with these courses for the Going Global First Year Seminar. Here we develop a sense of community among the Class of 2023 for whom ‘belonging’ begins with the University. The goal is to lift these borders, yet maintain, deepen, and expand the feeling of belonging to the global community where you realize that you can make a difference – and that difference begins with you.
In the fall, all first-time Shenandoah students will register for one of the 24 Going Global offerings. Our faculty offers courses that range in topic from Popular Culture Around the World to Worldviews in Art to Development and Disaster Relief. All classes focus on a global theme, all classes are small in size, and all classes are challenging and highly interactive. To see some sample videos from different classes click here.
I look forward to meeting all of you. Please feel free to call me (540-542-6534), e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org), or stop by my office (Gregory 157).
Sincerely, Amy Sarch, Ph.D.
Associate Provost/Director of General Education
Want to become a First-Year Seminar Mentor?
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) program is looking for a few good student mentors for the fall 2019 semester. Interested in becoming a student mentor? Apply by Wednesday, Feb. 6. FYS student mentors assist faculty members by advising first-year students on the transition into university life and serving as academic tutors in one of the Going Global First-Year Seminar sections in fall 2019. Each mentor acts as a liaison between the student and instructor and helps to build a “Class of 2023” community.
- You can read more about FYS student mentor responsibilities by downloading the 2019 Student Mentor Job Description.
- All recommendation letters, application letters and iMovies should be emailed to Jana Mangubat at email@example.com no later than 5 p.m. on Feb. 6. iMovies should be shared via Google Drive or a YouTube link with your letter. The 2019 FYS Mentor Recommendation Form is also available for download.
Questions? Contact Jana Mangubat, FYS Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-665-4620 for application details.
What Students Have to Say
I took the Diplomacy, Destruction, and Domination class with Dr. Leonard. This class exposed me to a new perspective. I learned global politics through playing a simulation. It was interesting and I learned a lot as I had no background in politics or playing video games. I also made friends with different types of people. Since this class is not major specific, I was able to interact with people outside of my major and even college. The class was a lot of fun and I felt more prepared for the next 7 semesters.
Kiersten Coulter ’19 | Exercise Science & Spanish Double Major
My First Year Seminar class with Dr. Trinidad and Dr. Tierno dealt with music history and the artists behind the masterpieces. We also looked at different health issues that impacted these artists and how it may have affected the way they produced or composed music. As a student looking towards a career in health and as a music lover, this class helped me realize there can be and are connections in the world of health and music.
Sarah Macias ’19 | Biology Major with a Chemistry Minor
My professor for my FYS class was Maurice Fraga. Our subject had to do with self awareness through movement and improvisation. It made me realize how my upbringing has influenced how I see the world and how there are different types of thought. This class helped me understand how to put my biases aside and how to connect with others.
Clelia Wilson ’20 | Nursing Major with a Spanish Minor