Shepherd University briefs

October 08, 2007

Shep-or-Treat set for Oct. 24

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University will host the seventh annual Shep-or-Treat on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 7 to p.m.

All faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to bring their children, ages 14 and younger, for a night of festivities in the residence halls and Student Center.

Shep-or-Treat is a campuswide community service event during which the students and Residence Life staff of Shepherd plan and coordinate Halloween activities all over campus.

Events being planned include a carnival, trick-or-treating, scary stories, bag decorating, scary photos and a haunted house. Campus residence halls, the Student Government Association, Greek organizations and other student groups work together to make Shep-or-Treat possible.


This event is free and open to the public. Donations of candy are being accepted. To donate, or for more information, call Residence Life at 304-876-5172.

Hugo Wolf Quartet to perform

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherd University Friends of Music will present the Hugo Wolf Quartett on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. in the Frank Center Theater. This event is part of the Guest Artist Series, seven concerts covering a musical spectrum from baroque to brass to jazz.

The Hugo Wolf Quartett has performed in the most prominent concert halls and festivals such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Philharmonie in Berlin and Cologne, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and Carnegie Hall in New York.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the Friends of Music Web site,, or by calling the Shepherd University Concertline at 304-876-5555.

Vocal competition is Saturday

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherd University Department of Music will host the annual vocal competition on Saturday at the Frank Center Theater. Preliminary auditions begin at 9 a.m. and finalists will perform in a recital at 1:30 p.m.

Forty high school juniors and seniors from West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania will participate.

Former winners of the competition have become members of the New York City Opera and other major and regional opera companies, starred on Broadway and in national touring companies, and have won major awards including the Marian Anderson Prize and the Rosa Ponselle Young Singers Prize.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Department of Music at 304-876-5555.

Scarborough Society of Shepherd University to host reception

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Scarborough Society of Shepherd University will host a reception on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 5-7 p.m. in conjunction with the faculty art show now on display in the reading room of the Scarborough Library.

Twelve faculty members are exhibiting work in the show, which features a variety of media including photography, painting, sculpture, and collage.

"The exhibit offers a wide diversity of work within the realm of contemporary art," says Michael Mendez, art department adjunct faculty member and coordinator for the exhibit.

The exhibit will be on display though Nov. 3. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Celebrating Nursing Excellence Award given

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Laura H. Clayton, associate professor of nursing education at Shepherd University, has been chosen as a recipient of the Celebrating Nursing Excellence Award for 2007 by the West Virginia Center for Nursing.

She will be honored Oct. 18 at the Cultural Center in Charleston.

The celebration is being held in partnership with the West Virginia Center for Nursing, West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, and the West Virginia Nurses Association in celebration of 100 years of nursing in West Virginia.

The award is given by the West Virginia Center for Nursing in recognition of the contributions individuals make to health care in West Virginia and the clients they serve. Clayton is one of 19 throughout the state selected to receive the award.

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