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Environmental Studies


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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Woodward Bousquet, Ph.D., professor of environmental studies and biology in Shenandoah University’s College of Arts & Sciences and 2018-19 president of the Virginia Academy of Science.

Bousquet Installed as President of the Virginia Academy of Science

Woodward S. Bousquet, Ph.D., professor of environmental studies and biology in Shenandoah University’s College of Arts & Sciences, was installed as president of the Virginia Academy of Science (VAS) at the academy’s annual meeting in Farmville, Virginia, in May. He will serve in this office until May 2019. Bousquet is the first Shenandoah University faculty […]

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Freshman Zielinski ’21 Awarded $5,000 in Grant Money for Research

Shenandoah University freshman Teresa Zielinski ’21, an environmental studies major with a minor in biology, recently received a $5,000 grant from the Virginia Native Plant Society to support research aimed at saving American chestnut trees. Courtesy of the grant, she will take part in research on the subject this summer alongside Assistant Professor of Biology, […]

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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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