Show Support For Local Domestic Violence Survivors At This Card Writing Event
The Center for Civic Engagement is hosting a card writing event for domestic violence survivors who have sought help from the Laurel Center. This is a local resource center designed to provide shelter and assistance to those in need. This event will occur on Wednesday, March 6, from 5-6 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Room 123 (Borden Student Associations Center, aka B-SAC). Sign up to participate at app.helperhelper.com. Questions? Contact Gabriella Raspanti at email@example.com.
New Date For Pam Burke’s Farewell Party
Faculty and staff: please stop by the Cecil Pruitt, Jr. Health & Life Sciences Building, Halpin Rotunda, on Friday, March 8, from 3-4:30 p.m. to wish Pam Burke farewell from SU and thank her for her many years of service! This event was rescheduled from Feb. 27. RSVP by contacting Laura Saville at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shadow A United Bank Branch Manager On This Field Trip
Join Career & Professional Development for a job shadowing field trip with alumnus Luke Nussman, branch manager at United Bank’s location at 4095 Valley Pike in Winchester, on Friday, March 22, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The bus leaves from the parking lot across from Cooley Hall at 10 a.m., and the departure time from United Bank is 12:45 p.m. There are 10 seats available for this trip. Please RSVP by March 15, using this Google Form. Questions? Contact Stephanie Clark at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wish Salli Hamilton Farewell
Faculty, staff and students: Please drop by the first floor of Cooley Hall on Thursday, March 7, from 3:30-5 p.m. to wish Salli Hamilton farewell from SU and thank her for her many years of service! Questions? Contact Leann Curley at email@example.com.
SU Employee Wellness Grants Are Reopened For A Limited Time
LiveWellSU is pleased to announce it has received additional funds for wellness grants from Anthem for 2024. The application is open for submissions through March 9; apply using this Google Form. Be sure to include a PDF of your receipt with your application. Questions? Lisa Darsch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purchase An Apple Blossom Shirt To Support Seniors First
Shenandoah University psychology students are selling T-shirts to raise money to help the local senior community. All profits will go to Seniors First, The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging, which is a nonprofit organization that helps serve older individuals in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. Apple Blossom shirts cost $25 each and are available to purchase online at customink.com until March 29. Questions? Contact Hannah Collier at email@example.com.
Free STI Testing Available At The Wellness Center
The Wilkins Wellness Center, in collaboration with the AIDS Response Effort (ARE), is offering free STI testing on Friday, March 8, from 1-5 p.m. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Try Out ‘The Great Experiment’ VR Experience In The SCiL Lab
Stop by the SCiL Lab on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. throughout the spring semester to check out “The Great Experiment,” an immersive virtual reality experience that places the user in the middle of the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Sit among the delegates in a virtual recreation of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall as they hold debates about how to select the chief executive of the new republic, while also learning about the delegates and participating in the debates. Visitors are welcome on a walk-in basis.
The SCiL Lab is located on the ground floor of the Cecil Pruitt, Jr. Health & Life Sciences Building. Questions? Contact SCiL Operations Manager Mariah Arant at email@example.com.
Check Out SU’s Loudoun Location During This Open House
Visit Shenandoah University Loudoun on Thursday, March 21, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for an open house that will feature campus tours, refreshments, a scavenger hunt, and door prizes. Door prizes will be announced every 30 minutes, beginning at 10:30 a.m. RSVP using this Google Form. Questions? Contact Jackie Hott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn About The Future & Cybersecurity With This Guest Speaker
Shenandoah Veterans and Supporters is sponsoring guest speaker Chrishan Francis, CISSP, the information assurance branch chief with the United States Coast Guard, on Thursday, March 7, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Henkel Hall, Hester Auditorium. He will be presenting on cybersecurity opportunities and the growing relevance of the field. There will also be discussions on the future of technology, including cloud computing and artificial intelligence, as Francis offers a glimpse into the work he manages. This presentation is open to all students, staff and faculty and is an approved Beyond The Classroom event. RSVP for this event using this Google Form. Questions? Eda Wu at email@example.com.
Extended Deadline For The Native Connection-Building Service Trip
Experience a transformative spring break with Shenandoah University’s Office of Spiritual Life from March 10-14. Join the student service trip across Virginia dedicated to supporting Native American tribes and nations. Immerse yourself in meaningful interactions while exploring Native culture and history at the “Indigenous Perspectives: An Exhibition” at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.
During spring break, engage in Shenandoah University’s ongoing commitment to connect and uplift Native communities. This trip offers lodging and travel provided by Spiritual Life. Although Spiritual Life never wants cost to be prohibitive, participants will be asked to make a small deposit upon registration.
Interested in being a part of this journey? Reach out to Marco Pflanzen at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your spot before the registration deadline on March 4. Join Spiritual Life in making a difference while embracing the vibrant heritage of Virginia’s indigenous cultures.
Join The Super Tuesday Watch Party
Get excited about the big elections coming up this year and join the Center for Civic Engagement for a Super Tuesday Watch Party on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. Hang out, eat popcorn, drink mocktails, and craft your own superhero. The watch party will take place in the Brandt Student Center, Room 118. Questions? Contact Liberty Tennyson at email@example.com or Emma Ogden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residence Life Housing Update
Students: Important housing dates can be found online at su.edu/residence-life. Some important deadlines coming up include:
- March 4-8: Double room selection for students who met the housing agreement signature deadline.
- March 11: Room selection opens to returning students.
- March 18: All rising sophomores without a room assignment or approved housing exemption will be assigned a room.
- May 31: Juniors and seniors housing cancellation deadline without financial penalty.
Visit the housing portal to view a video on how to set up a roommate group. Those without a roommate group will be assigned a roommate. Summer housing will be at Romine Living Center and is available now. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Mark Your Calendar For The Career & Internship Fair
The Career & Internship Fair takes place on Wednesday, March 27, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Wilkins Athletics and Events Center. This fair is open to all students. There will be over 50 employers in attendance representing a wide variety of career fields. Questions? Contact Stephanie Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support The Chiaroscuro Project Donation Drive
The Center for Civic Engagement is holding a donation drive to support the Chiaroscuro Project. This mental health-based nonprofit was founded by local high schooler Makenna Blair, and its goal is to provide self-care packages to hospitalized patients. This donation drive will benefit patients in the cardiology wing at Winchester Medical Center. Donations can include crossword puzzles, art supplies, stuffed animals, individually packaged snacks (allergy-sensitive), and magazines (can be lightly used). Donation boxes can be found in the lobbies of Halpin-Harrison Hall, Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre, Brandt Student Center (BSC), Hornet Central, and the Cecil Pruitt, Jr. Health & Life Sciences Building. Donations can also be dropped off at the Center for Civic Engagement in the BSC, Room 119. Donations will be accepted until Monday, March 25. Be sure to keep an eye out for the packing event on Wednesday, March 27, to put these kits together. Questions? Contact Maya Muncy at email@example.com and Erin Spaulding at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attend This Reading With Author Adeeba Shahid Talukder
The English Department invites you to a reading with author Adeeba Shahid Talukder. Come to the Smith Library on Friday, March 22, from 6-7:30 p.m. to enjoy some snacks, mingle, and listen to Talukder read from her poetry collections “What Is Not Beautiful” (Glass Poetry Press, 2018) and “Shahr-e-jaanaan: The City of the Beloved” (Tupelo Press, 2020). The event is free and open to all.
Compete In The Second Shenandoah Series Of Poker Qualifier
Bring your best poker face and play in the second of three qualifying events for the spring semester on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Game Room. This event is free and prizes will be awarded to the top two finishers. The top two players will also earn their seat at the final table. All participants who play will receive points that accumulate during the semester for more prize opportunities. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Engage In Some Friendly Competition At Shen First Gen Field Day
Interested in some friendly competition? Join Shen First Gen on Monday, April 8, at 6 p.m. on the Quad for volleyball, Kan Jam and cornhole. Snacks and music will be provided. You do not need to be a first-generation college student to attend. Questions? Contact Marshell Edney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REMINDER: Submit Your Work To The Avalon Literature & Arts Magazine
Writers, photographers, and artists – you deserve to have your work showcased. Avalon, Shenandoah University’s literary magazine, accepts short stories, essays, poems, photography, visual art, and more. If you want to have your work considered for publication, please submit it by using the Google Form. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 17. For more information, please contact email@example.com. And if you’re interested in reading the Fall 2023 issue, you can find it at su.edu/avalon.
REMINDER: SGA Election Applications Are Now Available
Applications for Student Government Association election nominations are now available online at su.edu/campus-life/student-engagement/sga/sga-elections/. Nomination applications close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 6. Campaigning week runs from March 18-21, and SGA election ballots for executive officers will open online on Wednesday, March 20, and close at midnight on March 21. Questions? Contact SGA Adviser Brooke Moses at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SU Mock Trial Competes In The AMTA Regionals
For the first time, Shenandoah University’s Mock Trial Team competed in the regional competition of the American Mock Trial Association in Williamsburg, Virginia, the most difficult region in the country. Although SU did not advance in its initial regional, the team stood toe-to-toe with the best teams in the nation. Each day, competing teams tried two criminal cases for a total of four cases over the grueling weekend, two as prosecution and two as defense. SU was led by co-captains Bevan Taylor and Elizabeth Wassang.
Adjunct Assistant Professor Jeff Harding, Esq., JD, a full-time litigation attorney, teaches the Trial Advocacy I & II classes that are offered each spring and fall semester. From these classes, students advance to the nationally competitive Mock Trial Team. This program is beneficial for students looking at graduate school and law school. Register for the fall Trial Advocacy class and get in on the fun and exciting program. Questions? Contact Dr. Harding at email@example.com.
Support The Nurses Christian Fellowship Through This Fundraiser
Calling all Christians! The Nurses Christian Fellowship is hosting a fundraiser with apparel featuring the phrase, “Sometimes to get to the blessing, God takes us through the desert.” This inspirational Christian apparel is available for purchase until Wednesday, March 20. The funds raised will support community outreach events as well as club activities. Visit customink.com for more information and to purchase apparel, or contact Ashley Barstow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compete In Women’s History Month Trivia
Enjoy a night of trivia to recognize honorable women by guessing which accomplishments belong to whom in various games – with a chance to win prizes. Trivia takes place on Tuesday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Mosaic Center for undergraduate students. Questions? Contact Malik Henry at email@example.com.
Register For This Presentation About VR And The Training Of Singers
Ongoing research indicates that virtual reality is a powerful modality for training singers using immersive experiences. Please join Transformative Teaching and Learning Fellow David Meyer, D.M., for a presentation about singing, voice science, and emerging tools in VR on Tuesday, March 5, from 4-4:50 p.m. To register, visit https://suttl.corsizio.com/c/65ce5052025b9a1f7c2bb483. Questions? Contact Hilary Sortor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spend A Weekend In A Winter Cabin
Shenandoah Outdoor and Adventure Recreation invites you to hike to and stay in a rustic cabin located in Shenandoah National Park, from March 2-4. Participants will stay in a small, three-bedroom cabin with a sleeping loft. The cost of the trip is $15 and covers meals, transportation and the use of sleeping gear. There are numerous hikes surrounding the cabin to explore. Sign up at https://shenandoah.shopsite.com/main/trips.html. Questions? Contact SOAR at email@example.com.
Winter Cabin WeekendSaturday, March 2
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Travel back in time March 2-March 3, to hike and stay in a rustic cabin located in Shenandoah National Park. You will stay with other students in a 3-bedroom cabin with a sleeping loft. There are numerous hikes surrounding the cabin to explore! The cost covers meals, transportation, and the use of sleeping gear. Save your spot and register today! For more information, contact SOAR at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yoga with NicoleSunday, March 3
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join Nicole for yoga to start your week off right! Connect breath with movement to create balance in the body and mind. Postures are sequenced to help strengthen your muscles, improve flexibility, and tune into the rhythm of your body. All levels are welcome! Held in Shingleton Hall, Shingleton Gymnasium.
Food Recovery NetworkSunday, March 3
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Food Recovery Network is hosting a recovery at 6:30 p.m. in the Allen Dining Hall. Volunteers work together to package leftover food that will be served at the Winchester Rescue Mission for those in need. Please consider signing up for a recovery at this link to help fight hunger here in Winchester! Contact Joshua Brooks at email@example.com with any questions.
Catholic Mass-Catholic Campus MinistrySunday, March 3
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join SU’s Catholic Campus Ministry for mass every Sunday (when classes are in session) at 6:45 p.m. in Goodson Chapel-Recital Hall. Confessions begin at 6:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome, whether you’re a practicing Catholic, returning member or someone who is curious to learn about mass. Following the service, the Catholic Campus Ministry will host a fellowship. Grab a small bite to eat, meet your peers, and talk with the priest, Fr. Ramon. If you have any questions or would like to join the mailing list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Native Connection-Building Service Trip Registration DeadlineMonday, March 4
12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Experience a transformative spring break with Shenandoah University's Office of Spiritual Life! Join our student service trip across Virginia, dedicated to supporting Native American tribes and nations. Immerse yourself in meaningful interactions while exploring Native culture and history at "Indigenous Perspectives: An Exhibition" at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. During spring break, engage in Shenandoah University's ongoing commitment to connect and uplift Native communities. This trip offers lodging and travel provided by Spiritual Life. Although Spiritual Life never want costs to be prohibitive, they will ask for a small deposit upon registration. Interested in being a part of this journey? Reach out to Marco Pflanzen at email@example.com to secure your spot before the registration deadline on March 4! Join Spiritual Life in making a difference while embracing the vibrant heritage of Virginia's indigenous cultures.
Women Musician MondaysMonday, March 4
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Listen to and learn about music written, produced, and sung by women across various genres on Mondays throughout March, courtesy of The Mosaic Center for Diversity. Learn about the origins of your favorite music while you listen! For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline to Apply to Shenandoah University’s Honors ProgramMonday, March 4
5:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Shenandoah University is accepting Honors Program applications from current first- and second-year students in the College of Arts & Sciences and School of Business. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Monday, March 4. Information about the Honors Program and how to apply can be found at su.edu/honors. Completed applications should include a letter of recommendation from a faculty member. All application materials or questions should be emailed directly to Dr. Jon Udelson at email@example.com.
Pilates with KaitlynMonday, March 4
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pilates is a fun full-body workout that promotes strength, balanced muscle development, flexibility, posture, and range of motion. It is perfect for all levels of fitness, from the absolute beginner to the varsity athlete. It is a low-impact mat class that works the core, upper body, lower body, and back of the body all in a one-hour workout! Class is held in Shingleton Hall, Shingleton Gymnasium.
Seeing Voice: Virtual Reality and the Training of SingersTuesday, March 5
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ongoing research indicates that VR is a powerful modality for training singers by using immersive experiences. Join 2023-2024 TTL Fellow Dr. David Meyer for a presentation about singing, voice science, and emerging tools in virtual reality on March 5 at 4 p.m. Reserve your spot today! For more information, contact Hilary Sortor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vinyasa Yoga with AmberTuesday, March 5
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Open to all levels of skill, this gentle yoga class gives a mindful, full-body workout while harmonizing breath and movement. Practice yoga postures while training the mind to enjoy the present experience over focusing on past or future outcomes. Held in Shingleton Hall, Shingleton Gymnasium.
Women’s History Month TriviaTuesday, March 5
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Test your knowledge of honorable women at trivia on March 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mosaic Center. Guess which accomplishments belong to whom in various games with a chance to win prizes! For more information, contact Malik Henry at email@example.com.
Shenandoah Series of Poker Qualifier #2Tuesday, March 5
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bring your best poker face and play in the second of three qualifying events for this semester on Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Game Room. This event is free and prizes will be awarded to the top two finishers. The top two players will also earn a seat at the final table! All participants who play will receive points that accumulate during the semester for more prize opportunities. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Super Tuesday Watch PartyTuesday, March 5
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Get excited about the big elections coming up this year and join the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) for a Super Tuesday Watch Party! Hang out, eat popcorn, drink mocktails, and craft your own superhero. CCE will be in Brandt Student Center, room 118 on Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. If you have any questions email Liberty Tennyson at email@example.com, or Emma Ogden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Symphonic BandTuesday, March 5
7:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Symphonic Band presents an evening of works for symphonic winds under the direction of Shaun Evans. Free event; no tickets are required. Visit conservatoryperforms.org to learn more about the event, explore the digital program, and more.
Baseball vs. Mount AloysiusWednesday, March 6
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Baseball vs. Mount Aloysius on Wednesday, March 6 at 3 p.m. at Kevin Anderson Field at Bridgeforth Stadium.
Interactive Poverty SimulationWednesday, March 6
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Students from all SU programs are invited to participate in an interactive simulation to experience what it might be like to be a part of a family with a low income trying to meet expenses from month to month. The object of this experience is to raise awareness of the day-to-day realities of life faced by people experiencing poverty and to motivate us to become involved in activities which help to reduce poverty in this country. The School of Nursing and the Interprofessional Education and Collaboration Team are co-sponsoring this event. Email Jamie Huff at email@example.com to register.
Men’s Lacrosse vs. Allegheny CollegeWednesday, March 6
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Men's Lacrosse vs. Allegheny College at 4 p.m. at Glo Fiber Field at Shentel Stadium on Wednesday, March 6.
SGA Applications CloseWednesday, March 6
5:00 pm – 5:00 pm
SGA applications close at 5 p.m. on March 6. Submit your application by the deadline if you are interested in running for SGA officer position. For more information, contact Brooke Moses at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Card Writing for Domestic Violence SurvivorsWednesday, March 6
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
To celebrate International Women's Day, the Center for Civic Engagement will host a card-writing campaign for domestic violence survivors who have sought help from the Laurel Center. The Laurel Center is a local resource center designed to provide shelter and assistance to those in need. This event will occur on Wednesday, March 6 from 5-6 p.m. in the Borden Student Associations Center, room 123 of the Brandt Student Center. Sign up today! For more information, contact Gabriella Raspanti at email@example.com.
SGA House of Delegates MeetingWednesday, March 6
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
House of Delegates Meetings are mandatory for club representatives. For more information, contact SGA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chaplains in the Residence HallsWednesday, March 6
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Every Wednesday, Spiritual Life chaplains will visit a different residence hall on campus to visit with anyone who’s looking for someone to hang out with. Maybe they’ll do some baking. Maybe even some coloring. Maybe just play some board games. Every week will be something new! No agenda at all, just good vibes! This week, they'll be hanging out in Edwards. Come hang out with us!
Therapy DogsThursday, March 7
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Take a break from class stressors and enjoy one-on-one time with therapy dogs! The dogs are available from 12:30-2 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center. For more information, contact the counseling center at email@example.com.
International Women’s Day LuncheonThursday, March 7
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Celebrate International Women's Day (IWD) during the IWD Luncheon! Learn and hear from amazing and successful women from the Winchester community while enjoying delicious food! Lauren Clouse, an SU graduate and executive director of the Winchester Rescue Mission; Amanda Behan, Winchester City Police chief; Colette Cunningham, business owner & SU assistant women’s soccer coach; and Mady Rodriguez, former Winchester City Councilor, will share their experiences at this event To register, please complete this form by Monday, March 4.
The Future & CybersecurityThursday, March 7
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Guest speaker, Chrishan Francis, CISSP, the Information Assurance Branch Chief with the United States Coast Guard, will present on cybersecurity opportunities and the growing relevance of the field. They will also discuss the future of technology, including cloud computing and artificial intelligence, as he offers a glimpse into the work he manages. Reserve your spot today! This presentation will be located in Henkel Hall, Hester Auditorium, on March 7 and is open to all students, staff, and faculty. It is an approved Beyond The Classroom event and is sponsored by the Shenandoah Veterans and Supporters group. Questions? Eda Wu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farewell Celebration for Salli HamiltonThursday, March 7
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Faculty, staff & students are invited to drop by the first floor of Cooley Hall on Thursday, March 7 from 3:30-5 p.m. to wish Salli Hamilton farewell from SU and thank her for her many years of service! For more information, contact Leann Curley at email@example.com.