Shepherd University briefs

March 12, 2007

Library announces spring break hours

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd's Scarborough Library will observe the following hours during spring break: Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.; March 19 to 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; March 24 and 25, noon to 4 p.m..

The regular spring schedule will resume Monday, March 26.

Doors are locked 30 minutes prior to closing.

Wellness Center to host annual run/walk

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherd University Wellness Center will hold the second annual fun run/walk on Saturday, March 31 at 9 a.m.

Registration will be at 8 a.m. at the Wellness Center in Sara Cree Hall. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

The registration fee is $15 and participants will receive a T-shirt.

Additional donations will be accepted.

For more information, contact Andy Chevalier at or visit

Scarborough Society to host gallery tour

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Scarborough Society of Shepherd University, along with the Shepherd University Foundation, will sponsor a bus tour to the newly renovated National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., on Friday, April 27. The bus will leave the university at 9:30 a.m. and return at 5 p.m.


Upon arrival to D.C., the group will have lunch at McCormick and Schmick's restaurant. The group will then proceed to the gallery for a museum guided tour of two exhibits, America's Presidents and the Presidency and the Cold War. The group will have time to explore the museum after the tour.

The tour is open to the public. The cost is $75, including lunch and museum fee. For more information or to reserve a space on the bus, contact Phyllis Smock at 304-264-0560.

Politics/government study offered in fall

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University's Department of Political Science will begin offering an international politics and government concentration in the upcoming fall semester. Courses will include international relations, the Middle East, and international organizations.

The new international concentration fits with Shepherd's enhanced Study Abroad program and the new Spanish major and develops the Higher Education Policy Commission's plan to globalize the curriculum at all the colleges and universities in West Virginia.

International concentration students will no longer be required to take courses in public administration or state and local government and will instead take courses in international relations and comparative government and 12 hours of a modern language.

For more information, contact Denis Woods at 304-876-5183 or

Caperton named to Shepherd board

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Berkeley Springs, W.Va., resident Gat Caperton has been named to the Shepherd University Board of Governors by Gov. Joe Manchin. He will serve a four-year term on the 12-member governing board.

Caperton is the president and CEO of Caperton Furnitureworks, a manufacturer of handmade, solid-wood home furniture that he acquired in 1996.

In Berkeley Springs, the award-winning company, originally named Tom Seely Furniture, employs more than 100 skilled workers and sells furniture throughout the U.S.

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