Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute (MCWI) has released the fourth volume of its Journal of the Shenandoah Valley During the Civil War Era. Published annually, the journal, governed by an editorial board of 15 historians and edited by MCWI’s Director Jonathan A. Noyalas ’01, M.A., examines topics related to the Civil War era in the Shenandoah Valley. Volume four completes a multi-year project conducted by students in Civil War Era Studies at Shenandoah researching the backgrounds of soldiers who perished during the Battle of Cool Spring. Additionally, it features the never-before-published 1862 diary of Ephraim Burkett, a hospital steward in the 110th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; an essay about the wartime experiences of African Americans in Frederick, Clarke, and Warren counties as revealed through the records of the Southern Claims Commission; essays related to operations in 1864 and reviews penned by some of the nation’s top Civil War-era historians. Copies can be purchased for $10 each at the Winchester Book Gallery, MCWI’s office in Davis Hall, or online. Questions? Email Jonathan Noyalas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doctor of Education student Nick Grzeda is presenting two papers in December at the Virginia Society for Technology in Education conference.
Doctor of Education student Robert Dugan has published a novel, “A Stranger Among Us: A Novel of the West Virginia Opioid Crisis.” Find it at Amazon.
Department Chair & Assistant Professor of Exercise Science Barry Parker, Ph.D., who is also Virginia’s National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) state director, has awarded four Shenandoah students with complimentary NSCA student memberships:
- Morgan Mays (Physical Therapy/graduate): awarded membership for her continued hard work in the exercise science program and assisting with a dance study with Dr. Parker and Assistant Professor of Exercise Science Jessica Sudock, Ph.D.
- Beth Dickman (undergraduate): awarded membership for her work with SUFit (personal training) and promoting health and wellness
- Trevor Gardner (undergraduate): awarded membership for his work in the exercise science program and plans to apply for graduate school for strength and conditioning
- Cade Watts (undergraduate): awarded membership for his hard work in the exercise science program, preparation for athletic training school, and interest in concussion research
Public health student Phillip Crawley saw his letter to the editor on how athletes should practice teamwork during the COVID-19 pandemic published in The Winchester Star.