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Students Pen Essay in Volume III of Shenandoah’s Peer-Reviewed Journal

For the first time, Shenandoah University students have collaborated on an essay for the Journal of the Shenandoah Valley During the Civil War Era — Shenandoah University’s only academic peer-reviewed journal. Volume III of the 154-page journal contains six main essays and 11 book reviews. Eleven authors and 22 contributors worked on the publication, which […]

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Shenandoah Asks One Big Question to Promote Campus Engagement

In the debut of its One Big Question series, Shenandoah University’s College of Arts and Sciences is asking students and faculty:   “What Makes a Great President?”   One Big Question is a series of events meant to engage the campus and broader community in open, respectful and civic dialogue on critical topics of the […]

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Civil War Institute Director Rendered Speechless By Donation

The Johnston family recently donated wonderful artifacts from Union Army Private Robert Bradbury, who fought in the Northern Shenandoah Valley, to SU’s McCormick Civil War Institute! MCWI Director, Jonathan Noyalas says he got a treasure trove! Dozens of letters, photographs and even a self-portrait of Bradbury were packed into boxes. “I’m not often rendered speechless. […]

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MCWI Director Delivers Keynote for Commemoration & Directs Historical Tour

On Saturday, July 13, McCormick Civil War Institute (MCWI) Director Jonathan Noyalas ’01, M.A., had the honor of delivering the keynote address for the National Park Service’s 155th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Fort Stevens. The event attracted nearly 600 individuals and also featured remarks by  U.S. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton. Noyalas’ remarks can be […]

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One Artifact At A Time

A group of Shenandoah University history majors are set to be published authors this year for their work on a book commemorating the 275th anniversary of the founding of Winchester, Virginia. The history students are using artifacts to help tell the city’s story in a book to be published by the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society […]

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