The links below are some of the university’s media placements, which include stories about Shenandoah University and articles in which Shenandoah University students, faculty and staff serve as experts.
- Assistant Professor of Political Science Michael Romano, Ph.D., was a featured author for the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage Blog, which, according to the Washington Post, aims “to connect political scientists and the political conversation by creating a compelling forum, developing publicly focused scholars, and building an informed audience.” Dr. Romano’s blog post is titled, “When members of Congress announce their retirement, this is how they change.”
- WMRA, Harrisonburg Virginia’s NPR outlet, featured “Santa Girl” in two stories during the month of November: “Actors Barry Bostwick and Jennifer Stone, on the Set” and “Hollywood Comes to Winchester”
- Two Shenandoah Conservatory alumni were featured in major news outlets in November 2017. Megan Graves was cited as a D.C. stage dynamo by the Washington Post, and Men’s Health highlighted Keoni Hudoba’s impressive weight loss story and success as a fitness trainer.
- Two announcements were made during the month of October regarding casting for “Santa Girl,” a movie which was filmed on campus during the months of October and November 2017 and is the result of a first-of-its-kind partnership between Shenandoah University and Capital Arts Entertainment. Variety focused on Barry Bostwick’s casting as Santa Claus, while International Business Times noted Devon Werkheiser’s casting as Sam. To read more about the film, visit su.edu/santagirl.
- Shenandoah University’s collaborative partnership with Inova was mentioned in a Virginia Business article highlighting major growth in Frederick County, Virginia.
- The expertise of professor of Biopharmaceutical Sciences Craig Richard, Ph.D., on autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) was featured in this Scientific American article, “Why Is My Brain Tingling?”
- Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business Assistant Dean of Student Affairs & Professor of Sports Management Fritz Polite, Ph.D., was a featured expert in Hansi Lo Wang’s story for NPR’s “Morning Edition” on corruption charges against four NCAA basketball coaches and an Adidas executive.
- Shenandoah University’s new James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center was highlighted by the Commercial Observer in an article detailing the changes coming to construction as a result of the introduction of robots; specifically SAM, the “semi-automated mason” that, on the university’s job site, “set a world record for the most bricks laid in an eight-hour period at 3,270…”
- Professor of Biopharmaceutical Sciences Craig Richard, Ph.D., continues to be the go-to expert regarding autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR), and was quoted in this MarketWatch article, “Why people are paying to hear strangers whisper and get stroked by Q-tips.” Dr. Richard founded the website ASMR University, and is also a researcher on an ASMR survey project.
- Shenandoah University was featured in an Inside Higher Ed article about the university’s newly codified Children in the Workplace policy. “Welcoming Kids at Work” included interviews with President Tracy Fitzsimmons, Ph.D.; Vice President for Finance and Administration Bob Keasler, M.P.Acc.; Director of Grants and Research Support Marguerite Landenburger, B.A.; and Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Megan Bureau, D.P.T.
- Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle included expertise on autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) from Professor of Biopharmaceutical Sciences Craig Richard, Ph.D., in the article “Inside the Internet’s Obsession with ‘Slime’,” which was a feature on all three websites during the month of August.
- An extensive interview with Dr. Richard was also included in “Feeling down? Watching these cooking and eating videos might just cheer you up,” an article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
- Backstage featured an interview with Director of Musical Theatre, Charles B. Levitin Chair in Music Theater, and Assistant Professor of Theatre Kevin Covert, B.F.A., and hailed Shenandoah Conservatory’s musical theater program as the only one in the U.S. dedicated to the pop/rock musical.
- NBC Nightly News’ “Commencement 2017: Our Annual Salute to This Year’s Graduating Class” included Shenandoah University video clips at 1:55, 2:38 and 3:51.
- Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business Assistant Dean of Student Affairs & Professor of Sports Management Fritz Polite, Ph.D., gives his expert opinion on the relationship between HBCUs and the NCAA in an article by VICE Sports titled “The Plot to Disrupt the NCAA with a Pay-for-Play HBCU Basketball League.”
- Student Adalia Jimenez, one of Shenandoah’s own, was mentioned in this Washington Post article as a long-time performer of the national anthem at Washington Nationals games.
- A presentation by Associate Professor of Foreign Languages Bryan Pearce-Gonzales, Ph.D., was mentioned in a USA Today College article about the Cinco de Mayo holiday.
- Coverage of Shenandoah and Inova’s collaborative partnership to educate the next generation of healthcare professionals was highlighted in these articles by Virginia Business, Washington Business Journal and WTOP. Virginia Business also highlighted Shenandoah and Inova’s role in genetic mapping in an additional article.
- The Little Balance Box, a product developed by a Shenandoah University physical therapy graduate Shannon Riek Davis ’03, was featured on the Today Show in a clip about mom entrepreneurs. Davis lives and works in California, and markets this product on the side.
- Professor of Biopharmaceutical Sciences Craig Richard, Ph.D., was mentioned in an article in Smithsonian Magazine about research into autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) and featured in a video by Business Insider about “the massive internet community that’s obsessed with ‘brain-tingling’ sounds.”
- Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University was highlighted in American Theatre magazine’s article, “Not Only in New York: 13 Musical Theatre Programs Outside of Manhattan,” which noted that the school “has developed a reputation as the ‘pop/rock’ school, as the program’s faculty are dedicated to and experienced in the genre.”
- Professor of Biopharmaceutical Sciences Craig Richard, Ph.D., discusses with Buzzfeed aspects of autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR).
- Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business Assistant Dean of Student Affairs & Professor of Sports Management Fritz Polite, Ph.D., discusses Colin Kaepernick – and his decision not to stand for the national anthem – with the Christian Science Monitor.
- Shenandoah University’s Vice President for Administration & Finance Robert “Bob” Keasler discusses the Higher Education Systems and Services Consortium in an article he wrote for the American Council on Education titled “Leveraging Size to Save Costs.”
- Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business Assistant Dean of Student Affairs & Professor of Sports Management Fritz Polite, Ph.D., discusses activism in sports, specific to the WNBA, with the Christian Science Monitor.
- NBC Nightly News’ “Commencement 2016: Our Annual Salute to the Year’s Graduating Class” included video clips of Shenandoah University graduates at 2:29, 2:33 and 3:59.
- Shenandoah University’s three percent increase in enrollment was highlighted in this article from the Washington Post.
- Dean of Spiritual Life and Director of the Institute for Church Professions Rev. Justin Allen, D.Min., is a signatory to “An Open Letter to the Paris UN Climate Convention from Religious Leaders in U.S. Higher Education,” which was posted on HuffPost Religion on Dec. 9.
- Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Jon Gettman, Ph.D., is quoted in this Washington Post article about the rise of marijuana arrests in Virginia.
- “How Cultural Differences Affect America’s Pastime,” a HuffPost Live broadcast that aired on Oct. 20, included comments by Assistant Professor of Sport Management Fritz Polite, Ph.D. The broadcast focused on how different cultures approach America’s pastime and whether there should be standard MLB etiquette.
- Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Jon Gettman, Ph.D., is quoted in this NBCNews.com article about the legalization of marijuana in Washington, D.C.
- The Baltimore Sun featured a photo of the unveiling of a life-sized grand piano cake during the university’s All-Steinway Celebration.
- Assistant Professor of Sport Management Fritz Polite, Ph.D., discusses baseball’s culture clash with USA Today.
- Professor of Biopharmaceutical Sciences Craig Richard, Ph.D., discusses with the Denver Post his involvement autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) research.
- Voice pedagogy student Carolyn Sebron discusses the Metropolitan Opera Company’s decision to drop the longstanding use of theatrical, blackface style makeup with PRI.
- Eldon R. Lindsay Professor of Economics and Finance Clifford Thies, Ph.D., speaks with NPR’s Robert Siegel about Mississippi’s unpaid bonds from the 1840s and collecting on old state-owed debt.
- Shenandoah alumnus Paul Wissman ’15 “flips out” in a photo featured by AL.com
- NBC Nightly News: Class of 2015: A Roundup of Our Favorite Commencement Speeches (video clip of Paul Wissman’s flip appears at 3:41)
- Shenandoah University nursing student Kriti Hada was quoted in this USA Today article about trying to get in touch with relatives from Nepal after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake.
- In a U.S. News & World Report article about thriving liberal arts colleges, Vice President for Academic Affairs Adrienne Bloss, Ph.D., discusses the strong connection between the liberal arts and professional/pre-professional programs.
- Research by Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Jon Gettman, Ph.D., was highlighted in the U.S. News & World Report article, Colorado Pot Arrests Still Have Racial Disparity.
- The Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra received a rave review from Michael J. West of the Washington Post for their world premiere performance of Wynton Marsalis’ “Blues Symphony” on Feb. 4.