Shepherd University briefs

August 09, 2006

Construction projects to alter traffic patterns

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Construction projects at Shepherd University will change traffic patterns during residence hall move-in on Aug. 15, 17 and 20.

Access to Kenamond and Turner halls will be from W.Va. 480 near the bridge due to construction of the new nursing building on East Campus.

Gardiner Hall will be accessed from King Street.

Also, motorists will notice increased traffic during move-in hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the W.Va. 480-West Campus Drive intersection and at the W.Va. 45-University Drive intersection.

More information is available on Shepherd's Web site at

Foundation starts endowment with CATF

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherd University Foundation has established an endowment with the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF).


The fund will support CATF programs and will be released as determined by the CATF board of directors, according to a news release from Shepherd.

Stephen Skinner, CATF president, views the endowment as a means of generating operating support and encouraging additional gifts.

"The establishment of an endowment demonstrates the maturity and growth of the CATF as an institution, while showing our commitment to Shepherd and the Foundation," according to the release.

Just finishing its 16th season, the Contemporary American Theater Festival was started as a nonprofit summer theater festival housed at Shepherd University, and produced and directed by Ed Herendeen, professor and director of theater. The quality and reputation of the festival have grown steadily, and the four-week season attracts audiences from across the country.

For more information about the endowment or about creating an endowment fund, contact the Shepherd University Foundation at 304-876-5397.

Stealey elected president of AAUW

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Patricia Stealey, associate professor of family and consumer sciences at Shepherd University, has been elected president of the American Association of University Women of West Virginia (AAUW) for a two-year term.

As president, Stealey will develop, implement and oversee statewide AAUW activities, and serve as the primary AAUW liaison to the state, regional, national and external communities. She also will evaluate and create a strategic plan, communicate expectations and visions, implement and monitor the state's activities, and manage the budget.

This year marks the 125th anniversary of AAUW, which was founded in 1881. The group began with 17 female college graduates, and now is a 100,000-member organization.

Women who have two-year or four-year degrees and are interested in joining a local branch can contact Stealey at 304-876-5318.

The Shepherdstown branch of AAUW meets the second Monday of each month from September to June at 7 p.m. in the Scarborough Library.

University announces fall hours for library

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University's Scarborough Library will observe the following hours for the fall semester and the Labor Day holiday:

- Fall semester hours will be Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from 2 to 11 p.m.

- Labor Day weekend hours will be Friday, Sept. 1 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the library closed Sept. 2-4. The library will resume its regular hours Tuesday, Sept. 5.

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