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Film fest

Save the Date for the First American Conservation Film Festival ‘Best of Fest’ at Shenandoah University!

On Thursday, Sept. 19, the American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF) presents two blocks of exceptional conservation-focused films and a festive reception at Shenandoah University’s Halpin-Harrison Hall! Films include 2017 and 2018 ACFF award-winners and audience favorites about everything from citizen activism and climate change to the moon and the set of ecology “rules” that govern […]

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Cool Spring

A Hidden Gem: Preserving and Managing Nature at Cool Spring Battlefield

Most area residents know the Cool Spring property as a golf course or Civil War battlefield. On Saturday, April 27 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., environmental studies undergraduates from Shenandoah University will present Cool Spring through a different lens through their program, A Hidden Gem: Preserving and Managing Nature at Cool Spring Battlefield. Along […]

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Great blue heron hanging out around Shenandoah's campus

Neighboring Heron Makes Appearances

If you’ve decided to enjoy the summer weather by strolling on the sidewalks next to Abrams Creek or around Wilkins Lake in Jim Barnett Park, which adjoins Shenandoah, you might have almost run into a somewhat unusual neighbor: a great blue heron. The heron, which towers above the more common Canada geese and ducks, has […]

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Alumni Successes

Shenandoah Exercise Science present at southeastern sports medicine conference.

Students Present At Sports Medicine Conference

A group of faculty and students from the Exercise Science department attended the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in February. Assistant Professor Jessica Kutz, Ph.D., and Associate Professor Jessica Peacock, Ph.D., took seven students that they mentored on research projects to allow the students to present their work. Winston Davis and […]

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Bryan Newman

Meet Your Alumni Board Member: Bryan Newman ’99, ’04

“My experiences at SU changed my life. My hard work coupled with the opportunities provided at SU, afforded me preparation for a career I am passionate about and a connection to the community I value greatly,” states Alumni Board member Bryan Newman ’99, ’04. After earning a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies in 1999, Newman […]

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