Shepherd University briefs

October 11, 2009

Online CD auction set for Wednesday

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Shepherd University will host the West Virginia Board of Treasury Investments live online auction of certificates of deposit (CDs) Wednesday in the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies Auditorium from 10 to 10:30 a.m.

Shepherd University President Suzanne Shipley will welcome and introduce West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue.

Before the auction, there will be an information session from 9 to 10 a.m. The auction and information session are open to the public.

The CD auction is a program of the Board of Treasury Investments that serves to regularly place state funds with West Virginia banks. Banks bid for an opportunity to receive CD awards up to $5 million in value, with $20 to $25 million in CDs to be auctioned in Shepherdstown.

Shep-or-Treat scheduled for Oct. 28

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Shepherd University will host the ninth annual Shep-or-Treat Halloween event Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 7 to 9 p.m.


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

Shep-or-Treat is a campuswide community service event coordinated by the students and residence life staff of Shepherd University. Events will include a carnival, trick-or-treating, a creepy touch tank, mask making, face painting, scary photos and a haunted house. Shepherd residence halls, the Student Government Association and Greek organizations are among the student groups that take part in Shep-or-Treat.

If you are interested in helping to support Shep-or-Treat, donations of candy are being accepted.

For more information, call residence life at 304-876-5172.

Scholar reception honors winners, donors

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Shepherd University President Suzanne Shipley, along with the Shepherd University Foundation, hosted the biennial donor scholar reception on Oct. 4 in the Erma Ora Byrd Hall atrium.

Student scholarship winners, their family and friends, faculty and staff, representatives of the university leadership boards, and Shepherd alumni and friends who have established awards and made other donations comprised the 150 guests at the event.

After opening remarks by Shipley, foundation Vice President James Davis thanked donors for their dedication of time and money to Shepherd students. Monica Lingenfelter, foundation executive vice president, introduced scholarship recipients Kari Edge and Patrick Noland, who spoke about the impact that scholarships made on their lives.

Noland, a May 2009 graduate in chemistry, praised the experiences that foundation scholarships afforded him while at Shepherd. The Middleway, W.Va., native cited conversations with everyone from cafeteria workers to fraternity brothers, and proclaimed the experiences to be "priceless."

Edge, a 2009 graduate in piano pedagogy and senior in music education, echoed Noland's sentiments.

Wireless service expands

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Shepherd University has partnered with Frontier Communications to provide wireless Internet access to several additional buildings on Shepherd's campus, according to a news release from the school.

The new Frontier network will be available in McMurran Hall, Reynolds Hall, Knutti Hall, White Hall, Robert C. Byrd Science and Technology Center, Snyder Hall and Frank Center Theater. The original Shepherd wireless network is available in the Student Center, Scarborough Library, Ikenberry Hall, Erma Ora Byrd Hall, the Wellness Center, Butcher Center, dining hall and Center for Contemporary Arts. Stutzman-Slonaker Hall will be added to one of the two networks later this fall and the residence halls are being considered for future expansion.

"Technology has become a vital part of the educational experience for our students," said Shepherd University President Suzanne Shipley. "Frontier continues to be a strong partner in our efforts to increase wireless Internet access across campus."

The Frontier network is expected to be available anywhere in Shepherdstown where the current Frontier citywide network is available, including small businesses, churches, residences and open spaces.

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