In the Shenandoah of 1993, Smith Library was brand new, University Inn and Edwards Residential Village were still hotels, and Solenberger Hall was still a hardware store.
If your family was ok with you tying up your phone line to get online, you would have only been able to type in the domain name, www.su.edu for about a year.
How has Shenandoah Changed in 25 years?
|Total Graduate Students||448||1,666|
|Non-Load Financial Aid Distributed||$3,700,000||$33,250,000 (2016-2017)|
|Work Study Awards||$210,000||$2,100,000|
What wasn’t here in 1993?
Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre, Ruebush Hall, the Health Professions Building at Winchester Medical Center, Halpin-Harrison Hall, Davis Hall, the Health & Life Sciences Building, the Brandt Student Center, Sarah’s Glen, the James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center, and Shentel Stadium, as well as several sports teams, including the football team.
What did the items in the 1993 time capsule reveal to Shenandoah in 2018?
See what we found!
The record “Introducing The Beatles” complete with songs like “I Saw Her Standing There,” “Love Me Do,” and “Twist and Shout.”
A playlist from 89.7 FM WSUR Shenandoah University Radio from the dinner show on March 25, 1993, hosted by K. Chauncy. Here are the songs from the show in order:
- Stevie Wonder | Superstition
- Sly & The Family Stone | Family Affair
- Elton John | Bennie and the Jets
- Tracy Chapman | Fast Car
- Bob Marley | I Shot The Sheriff
- Aerosmith | Janie’s Got A Gun
- Michael Jackson| Thriller
- Phil Collins | In the Air Tonight
- Philip Bailey and Phil Collins | Easy Lover
- Exposé | Come Go With Me
- Prince | Let’s Go Crazy
- Eddie Murphy | Party All The Time
- Kool and the Gang | Misled
- Kool and the Gang | Joanna
- The Beatles | Twist and Shout
- Queen | Another One Bites and Dust
- Sting | If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
- The Temptations | My Girl
- Steve Winwood | Roll With It
- Stevie Wonder | Living for the City
- James Brown | Papa Was a Rolling Stone
- The Beatles | Birthday
- Chuck Berry | Johnny B. Goode
A 25-cent Winchester Star Newspaper from Saturday, May 8, 1993. The headline is “Serbs Will Collapse If Belgrade Stops Arms” written by Julijana Mojsilovic. The centerpiece photo is titled “Spring Fun” and features three Quarles Elementary School kindergarteners — Stephanie Shiley, 5, daughter of Nancy and Rudy Shiley; Stephanie Smith, 5, daughter of Yvette and Cary Wolf; and Henry Hill, son of Willie and Evelyn Hill — enjoying the falling cherry blossoms.
The Winchester Star TV Showtime May 8-May 14, 1993. On graduation night, the Class of 1993 could catch “Saved by the Bell” at 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; “Who’s the Boss?” at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; “Baywatch” at 7 p.m.; “Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman” at 8 p.m.; “Empty Nest” at 9 p.m.; and “Mad About You” at 9:30 p.m. “The Wonder Years” was about to air its series finale in four days on May 12, leaving the air after six seasons.
Julie Lynn Cox, ’93 RN and Katheryn Broadwater Cox ’93 RN, two of the 63 Associate of Science in Nursing students to graduate that year, added their Commencement Program to the time capsule after the 2 p.m. ceremony on May 8, 1993.
They were a part of Shenandoah’s 118th commencement. The ceremony happened in the courtyard between Armstrong and Gregory Halls. Imagine fitting commencement in a space that small! The pinning ceremony for nursing students took place the morning of May 8, at 9:30 a.m. in Braddock Street United Methodist Church. The Commencement address at the 1993 ceremony was given by Kenneth W. Starr. The first-ever graduating class of Physical Therapy students included 29 Master of Science in Physical Therapy graduates.
A framed announcement for “Cabbage to College,” a one-person show presented in the spring of 1993 by Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre Edna J. Keegan.
A Clinton/ Gore 1992 campaign pin was added by Bachelor of Science in Communication graduate, Mike L. Kelly ’93.
A note that reads “Request: Gloria Warner, To dance with Marvin Grice on 5-6-93. 8-?” Marvin Everette Grice, Jr. was a graduating Bachelor of Music in Performance student and we can only assume that his dance request was accepted by Gloria!
Bachelor of Science in Arts Management graduates Catherine Ann Via Burzio and Barbara Ellen Hartsell and Voice Performance student Vera Massarotto included a picture from the 1991 choir tour to Zurzach, Switzerland.
Each of them included a note:
In 25 years, I see myself as an executive in a performing arts or visual arts organization. I hope to be happily married and have two or three healthy, well-adjusted children. I will have gone back to school and received a Master’s degree, perhaps in Accounting, and either have received or be working towards a doctorate.”
Barb Hartsell ’93, Arts Management
In 25 years, I see myself as “Dr. Cathy” directing choral ensembles and theater productions at a small college. I hope to be happily married with 3 or 4 children, possibly one adopted. I see myself living in the midwest, waiting for grandchildren to come along any time.”
Catherine Elizabeth Farr ’93 | Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre
In 25 years, I see myself either at the Met or traveling in Europe performing in opera houses. I definitely see myself singing my dream role “Mimi” and possibly some operatic music theatre roles. Hopefully, I will be married to a wonderful man and be blessed with at least 2 children who are not tone deaf! I see myself as a happy and successful opera diva!”
Vera Massarotto ’93 | Vocal Performance
Jena Marie Root, Bachelor of Music in Composition graduate, included a handwritten piece of music titled “Sketches & Reflections 1993.” We can only assume that Jena composed this piece of music herself.
Bachelor of Music in Performance graduate Tobie Norwood Robinson ‘93, lyric baritone, included the program to his senior recital held at 3 p.m. on April 10, 1993. In his recital, he was assisted by Vera Massarotto, soprano; Barbara Hartsell, soprano; and Karen Keating on piano. He also included a cassette tape recording of his recital which still plays!
Associate of Science in Nursing graduate Sandra Sue Dietz left her Shenandoah student ID in the time capsule.
A “Best Actor”award has a cross stitch pattern attached to it with a retro Shenandoah University pin. The cross stitch circle reads, “DANE, single and in love in America, Dec. 1992.”
A stone, carved hippo with a name on the bottom that became unreadable long ago.
A 1992-93 Shenandoah University parking permit.
A toy dinosaur to symbolize the movie “Jurassic Park,” which would open in theaters in just one month on June 11, 1993!
A pack of condoms that expired in March of 1997.
Three blowing bubble pacifiers.
Unearthing the 1993 Time Capsule!
During Homecoming 2018 we gathered to open the 1993 time capsule. Scott Musa, Karen Bucher ‘93, Pearl Underwood, Bob Larson, and Helen Zebarth all gathered to reflect on what Shenandoah was like in 1993.