Throughout the course of the academic year various departments in Shenandoah University’s College of Arts & Sciences host a wide array of presentations, lectures, tours, and events, which explore a wide array of diverse topics. These events are open to Shenandoah University students, faculty, and staff as well as the broader community.
“The Spirit of Freedom: Preserving the Civil War’s Emancipationist Legacy in the Shenandoah Valley”
Date: Tuesday, September 20
Time: 7:00-8 p.m.
Location: Hester Auditorium, Henkel Hall
Join Prof. Jonathan A. Noyalas, director of Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute, and a team of students and other researchers who have been investigating emancipation commemorations in the Shenandoah Valley in the decades after the conflict as part of the Legacies of Slavery Project, a nationwide effort supported by the Council for Independent Colleges, Yale University’s Center for the Study of Slavery, Abolition, and Resistance, and the Andrew Mellon Foundation. This panel discussion will highlight some of the team’s initial findings and plans for an online digital history project “The Spirit of Freedom: Preserving the Civil War’s Emancipationist Legacy in the Shenandoah Valley.” The event is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required. Questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“A Theme for the Poet… A Scene for the Painter”: Fort Collier and the Third Battle of Winchester
Date: Saturday, September 24
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Location: Fort Collier Civil War Center, 922 Martinsburg Pike, Winchester
Join Prof. Jonathan A. Noyalas, director of Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute (MCWI), for an interpretive program as part of a partnership between MCWI and the Fort Collier Civil War Center exploring the history and memory of the largest cavalry charge on American soil and the Civil War’s impact on the Stine family. This program is free and open to the public. Questions email email@example.com.
Young Scholars Literary Symposium
Keynote Speaker: Amanda Firestone, Harry Potter and Hunger Games Scholar
Date: Saturday, October 29
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The SU Young Scholars Literary Symposium is a one-day academic and creative expression conference held on SU’s Winchester campus that brings together outstanding high school and undergraduate students from the region in order to share their academic and creative work related to the symposium’s annual theme. The inaugural symposium theme, Gothic Grimoires, is inspired by the 125th anniversary of Stoker’s Dracula.)
Contact Rachael Hammond or Sarah Canfield at YSLS@su.edu for more information.
Best of Fest at Shenandoah University
Date: Thursday, Oct 6, 2022
Time: 5-8:30 p.m.
Location: Stimpson Auditorium, HHH
This free and open-to-the-public viewing event features some of the best environmental and conservation films from the 2022 American Conservation Film Festival. Each film in the BOF was reviewed and selected by students in the environmental studies program at SU. The BOF at Shenandoah University kicks off at 5:00 pm with three short films covering issues in wildlife conservation, cultural conservation, environmental conservation and public health.The first set of films (100 minutes run time) will be followed by an intermission with snacks at 6:40 pm, which includes time to interact with Sarah Gulick, the filmmaker for Healing Across the Waters. We will conclude the event with a film exploring indigenous perspectives on the environment at 7:10 pm (76 minutes run time). This event is sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program at SU and the American Conservation Film Festival.
Contact Joshua A. Kincaid, Environmental Studies Program, Shenandoah University at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.