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Tri-State briefs

April 29, 2013

Shepherd University to open center in Martinsburg

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Shepherd University has received approval from its regional accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission, to open an additional location in Martinsburg, W.Va., according to a news release from the school.

The Martinsburg Center is anticipated to open June 16.

“With the formal approval of the Higher Learning Commission, Shepherd will provide working adults convenient opportunities to obtain bachelor’s and master’s degrees at its new center at 261 Aikens Center in Martinsburg,” Shepherd President Suzanne Shipley said in the news release.

Designed to serve busy adult learners, the course schedule at the new campus allows students to balance career and family. Learning opportunities combine face-to-face evening instruction with online modules in a blended or hybrid format. Students communicate with faculty and classmates through Shepherd’s e-learning platform, SAKAI.

Initial degree programs offered at Martinsburg include the Regents Bachelor of Arts, a degree-completion program that provides credit for work experience; the R.N. to B.S.N. program; the Master of Business Administration with concentrations in accounting, health care administration, public management, and sport management; and graduate-level coursework in special education, according to the release. 

Digital mammography center on wheels to visit Berkeley County in June

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Bonnie’s Bus, a digital mammography center on wheels, will visit the Eastern Panhandle in June, offering digital mammograms and breast care education to area women.

West Virginia University Hospitals-East and the WVUH-East Regional Cancer Program are sponsoring the Berkeley County visit. Bonnie’s Bus will be parked at Martinsburg Mall, near the post office entrance, on Saturday, June 15 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

A service of WVU Healthcare and the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center in Morgantown, Bonnie’s Bus is a state-of-the-art digital mammography unit that brings the most advanced digital mammography to communities in West Virginia.

The mammograms are billed to private insurance, Medicaid or Medicare if available. Women who do not have insurance will be covered by the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (WVBCCSP) or through special grant funds.

A physician’s order is required in order to schedule a mammogram and space is limited. Bonnie’s Bus appointments may be made by calling 304-264-1232.

Franklin County Dairy Princess Pageant on May 17

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Franklin County Dairy Promotion Committee will hold its 46th annual Dairy Princess Pageant at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 17, in the Kauffman Ruritan Community Center, 7289 Ruritan Drive in Chambersburg.

The public is invited to make reservations to attend.

The 2012-13 Franklin County Dairy Princess Danae Oliver will crown a new princess and the promotion team will be recognized.

A buffet meal of chicken and ham will be served.

Tickets cost $15 per person, $8 for ages 6 to 12 and free for 5 and younger. Reservations may be made by calling Patty Hege at 717-375-2811 or 717-729-6306.

The deadline to make reservations is Friday, May 10.

Shepherd University named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Shepherd University has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning, and civic engagement. This marks the fifth year Shepherd has received the honor.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), which administers the annual Honor Roll award, recognized nearly 700 colleges and universities for their impact on issues from poverty and homelessness to environmental injustice.

Honorees are chosen based on a series of selection factors including the scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which the school offers academic service learning courses.

Shepherd’s Office of Student Community Services and Service Learning has as its mission to promote, organize, and assist campus outreach initiatives by effectively placing individual students, groups, and academic and social organizations in situations that embrace learning through service.

Student Community Services works directly with nonprofit agencies and initiatives, both locally and nationally, to create opportunities that are mutually beneficial to both the agency and Shepherd’s students.

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