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Tuesday, March 22

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The second Life Skills Symposium will be held on Thursday, March 31! This is a unique opportunity for current students to learn about the most important aspects of "adulting" from expert alumni, community members and other university partners. Guest speakers will present on topics that include debt management, retirement planning, financial security, interview and networking skills, student loans, and the "Big Purchase" such as buying a home. It will be an all-day event beginning at 8 a.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room, and on Zoom. The day will be split into three sessions (morning, lunch and afternoon). During each session, there will be free food and drinks, and everyone in attendance will receive a free Life Skills swag bag! To register and see the full schedule of events, visit (PHOTO: Ardy Wunder)



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Perform The COVID-19 TikTok Challenge 

Join Emily Miller from March 28-April 1 for a TikTok challenge. Everyone is encouraged to create a TikTok video promoting COVID-19 mitigation or showing how you are helping SU slow the spread of COVID-19. Post your TikTok on Instagram and tag @emily_millerrrr, or email your TikTok to for a chance to win a free T-shirt. The first 20 TikTokers will win a shirt. This event is part of Miller’s monthlong COVID-19 Mitigation Campaign. Questions? Contact

Location Change For COVID-19 Bingo Night

Emily Miller’s COVID-19 Bingo event will now take place in Henkel Hall, Hester Auditorium, on Wednesday, March 23, from 6-7 p.m. This is a change from the previously scheduled location. Enter for your chance to win a free T-shirt. Several rounds of bingo will be played to provide more chances to win. Feel free to come in for just one round, or stay for the whole event. Shirts can’t be won twice, but you are more than welcome to keep playing. This event is part of Miller’s monthlong COVID-19 Mitigation Campaign. Contact if interested or if you have questions about the event.

Enjoy Chips And Tips On Career Exploration

Join Career & Professional Development on Wednesday, March 23, at 5 p.m. in Brandt Student Center, Room 118, for chips and tips on major exploration. Student representatives from each college will share honest perspectives of their major. Career & Professional Development will also have MYPLAN assessments to help with major exploration. Chips and assorted dips will be provided for your enjoyment. Those who attend will be entered in a raffle! Questions? Contact

Spiritual Life Monthly Movie Night Presents: ‘Encanto’ (2021)

Join the Office of Spiritual Life for a free screening of “Encanto” (2021) on Friday, March 25, at 9 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room. The Madrigal family lives in the mountains of Colombia in a magical Casita, which has bestowed every child in the family with a special gift. Every child in the family, that is, except Mirabel. But when Mirabel discovers that the magic is in danger, she decides that she just might be her exceptional family’s last hope. Free pizza will be provided for all attendees, and the screening will end with an optional casual conversation about the movie. To RSVP and register for this event, use this Google Form or email Chaplain and Director of Spiritual Development and Outreach Ian Urriola at

Shenandoah’s Day Of Giving Is One Month Away

Mark your calendars for Shenandoah’s seventh annual Day of Giving, which begins at noon on Thursday, April 21, and ends at noon on Friday, April 22! The daylong event will include FREE food and giveaways. Shenandoah has exciting plans for its students as well as the entire Hornet family in the years to come! Your participation in this year’s Day of Giving will move these plans forward. Together, we change lives! For more information, visit or contact

Apply To Be A Welcome Week Leader

Welcome Week Leaders are needed for the 2022 fall move-in week. Are you energetic? Love to meet new people? The Office of Student Leadership and Development is currently seeking applicants to fill positions available for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. If you are passionate, hardworking, and team-oriented, we want you. To apply, fill out the application available at by Monday, April 4. For more information, contact Myles Hairston at

REMINDER: BeYOUtiful Campaign Workshop

The BeYOUtiful Campaign Workshop is on Tuesday, April 12, from 6-8 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room. Light snacks and BeYOUtiful T-shirts are provided for the registrants at the time of the event. In honor of body positivity and self-awareness, event facilitator Tina Stevens-Culbreath from I’m Just Me Movement in Winchester will lead workshop participants in a program focused on the lasting impact of having a positive relationship with their own bodies, how to feel connected to your physical self and to others, and loving our beYOUtiful selves. Students of all gender identities are invited to engage in the workshop. Register for this event by Tuesday, April 5, using this Google Form. Questions? Contact

BSC Student Building Supervisors Needed For 2022-23

Do you want to work at the Brandt Student Center? The Office of Student Leadership and Development (OSLD) is currently seeking applicants to fill positions available for both undergraduate and graduate students. If you are energetic, hardworking, and team-oriented, OSLD wants you. To apply, fill out the 2022-23 BSC Student Building Supervisor job application at by Monday, April 4. For more information, contact Myles Hairston at

Black Excellence Gala Award Nominations

Nominations can be submitted by Shenandoah students, faculty and staff as well as Winchester community members. Please read the descriptions thoroughly and be sure that the person you nominate is qualified for the award.

Nominations can be made using this Google Form and are due by midnight on Friday, April 8. Awards will be presented at the Black Excellence Gala on Friday, April 22 at 6 p.m. 

Black Scholar of the Year Award: The Black Scholar of the Year is a student who has notable academic achievement and has been a driving force in their community through involvement or service. This student has demonstrated a high level of leadership and continues to give selflessly to their community and SU at large. This award is intended for a person who identifies as Black or from the African diaspora. 

MVP Award: The MVP Award is for a student who has not only excelled in their commitment to Shenandoah athletics and their respective sport but who has also been involved on campus outside of athletics. This award is intended for a person who identifies as Black or from the African diaspora.

New Student of the Year Award: The New Student of the Year is a first-year or transfer student who has demonstrated leadership and community service. This student serves as a role model for their peers based upon their academic achievement and continued success. This award is intended for a person who identifies as Black or from the African diaspora.

Pillar Award: The Pillar Award is for a faculty or staff member who has made a priceless investment in the success of Black students and students from the African diaspora at Shenandoah University. This person has committed time and effort to ensure that students are achieving academic success and have the foundation needed to be ethical, compassionate citizens after college.

Community Leadership Award: The Community Leadership Award is for a member of the local community who makes outstanding contributions to the Black/African diaspora community of the Winchester area. Through their efforts, this individual has created lasting change and measurable difference in the community and serves as a role model in community leadership.

For more information on the Gala awards, reach out to the Mosaic Center at

REMINDER: Run In The Buzzy’s Race For Research 5K

Attention all runners! SU’s Division of Physical Therapy is hosting Buzzy’s Race for Research on Sunday, April 24, at 8:30 a.m. This 5K race takes place at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. All proceeds benefit the Marquette Challenge, a student-led fundraiser to support the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research. To register for the race, visit Registration is $25. Questions? Contact Lisa Kilmer at

REMINDER: Research Opportunity With Chance To Win A $50 Gift Card

Occupational therapy graduate students are conducting research for their year-two research course and are seeking student participation in a 15- to 30-minute survey. The specific study will explore the relationship between leisure activities (physical and sedentary) and their impact on mental and physical health in college students.

Complete the online survey by March 31, and you will be entered in a drawing to win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards. All responses will be anonymous and confidential, and no personal information will be shared or gathered from this survey. Once the results from this survey have been collected and analyzed, the findings will be shared with you. 

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Morghen Sikes, Ph.D., at

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