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July 13, 2011
Forty-eight Washington County residents have been named to the dean's list at Shepherd University. Hagerstown residents include Amanda Lucia Ales, Nathan James Arch, Chad Allen Bikle, Kara Kimberly Burgan, Sarah Elizabeth Burgan, Andrew Lawerence Cowman, Kristian Dingle DelaCruz, George Joseph Ferenz, Alex Matthew Grove, Heather Marie Hilliard, Michelle Gail Merritt, Caryn Elise Michael, Sara Marie Sandeen, James Arthur Sutch Jr., Sheridan McKenzie...
NEWS
April 4, 2012
Underpass bid awarded C. William Hetzer Inc. of Hagerstown has been awarded the bid for the W.Va. 480 pedestrian underpass project at Shepherd University, the university said in a news release. The W.Va. 480 underpass project is being undertaken by Shepherd University this spring and summer in an effort to improve pedestrian safety and traffic flow on W.Va. 480/Duke Street. The project features an underpass connecting East Campus and West Campus which will eliminate pedestrian crossings on W.Va.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2011
Ron Rash, Shepherd University's recent Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence, selected the winners of the West Virginia Fiction Competition. Jim Koenig of Harpers Ferry received the $500 first prize for his story, "Carry Me to the River. " Paul Kessler, a Shepherd University student in Dr. Carrie Messinger's Creative Writing program, was selected by Rash for the second-place prize for his story, "The Water Beneath. " The third-place prize was shared by Michelle Yost, a Fairmont University student, and Jeremiah Shelor of Morgantown, W.Va., for their stories "The Transformation of Acteon" and "The Tragedy of Woodrow Monroe.
EDUCATION
September 2, 2012
Taylor Bellela of Smithsburg has received a scholarship from Delcan. Belella will enter her second year at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W.Va. She is pursuing a degree in education. Bellela maintains a 2.9 grade-point average in the honors program, plays on the varsity volleyball team and is active in her church's youth group. She loves working with children, watching them grow and learn, and after her first experience as a tutor last year she said she is even more passionate about a career in teaching.
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SPORTS
September 5, 2013
Thursday, September 5, 2013 MEN'S SOCCER Seton Hill 4, Shepherd 2 SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Kyle Ranson had two goals for Shepherd University in a season-opening loss to Seton Hill (1-0). Fernand Feukeu and Kevin Doyle each had an assist and David Leonard had four saves for the Rams (0-1). WOMEN'S SOCCER Shepherd 1, Davis & Elkins 0 SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Courtney Baltizar scored on an assist from Kelsey Fletcher to lead Shepherd University to a season-opening win over Davis & Elkins (0-1)
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | September 3, 2013
Shepherdstown's Really, Really Free Market reopened Sunday to wide acclaim from many of its former patrons. However, it was not on the wall in front of McMurran Hall, where it ran for four years, but just around the corner on North King Street, sandwiched between Reynolds Hall and Town Hall. This time around, the market is out of the reaches of Shepherd University. In April, the three-member McMurran Hall board of trustees kicked it off the wall. The board members are appointed by the university to manage McMurran Hall “in the public interest.” The trustees and university officials ruled in April that “The use of the grounds of historic McMurran Hall by the Really, Really Free Market is not in keeping with its institutional polices for use of the facility.” At that time, it had just opened for its fifth season, said Robbie Glenn, 24, a local resident and Shepherd senior, who organized the market with a handful of volunteers in 2007.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2013
1. Pickler in the Panhandle Pickin' in the Panhandle, a weekend festival of live music and barbecue, features music by Kellie Pickler, Davisson Brothers and Marty Raybon, Back Creek Valley Boys and Crossbonz, among others Friday, Sept. 6, through Sunday, Sept. 8. Barbecue competitions Saturday and Sunday. Shiley Acres, 1446 Nadenbousch Lane, Inwood, W.Va. $75, three-day ticket; $45, Saturday. For complete schedule and ticket info, go to www.panhandlepickin.com . 2. French-Canadian music Genticorum will perform.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2013
 The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is organizing a chimney swift watch in Shepherdstown the evening of Friday, Sept. 6. The event will be led by veteran birders Nancy and Elliot Kirschbaum. It will be free and open to everyone. Families with children will be welcome. Those who wish to participate should plan to meet the Kirschbaums at 7 p.m. on High Street, by the Shepherd University greenhouses, and bring their own binoculars and chairs. For more information about chimney swifts, go to www.chimneyswifts.org .  For more information about the event, contact Nancy Kirschbaum at 304-268-8050 or nancyk500@comcast.net . In the event of rain, the watch will be moved to Saturday, Sept..
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | August 25, 2013
A hike in tuition, some new professors, one new administrator and a new $2.2 million soccer field on the west campus will greet new and returning Shepherd University students Monday, the first day of classes of the new academic year. Valerie Owens, executive director of community relations, said in an email that the 2013-14 school year opens with 142 full-time and tenure-track faculty members, including six new positions. Also, 184 adjunct professors will teach courses this year. Enrollment figures for the new year won't be available until mid-October, Owens said.
LIFESTYLE
August 24, 2013
The Rotary Club of Shepherdstown has inducted Salle Mickey as a new member. The induction ceremony was held at the club's Aug. 20 regular breakfast meeting at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown. Mickey is a public relations specialist at Platinum PR, a Shepherdstown public relations firm. She graduated in 2012 from Shepherd University, where she double-majored in communications and Spanish. At Shepherd, she was involved in many community service activities and was a member of Rotaract, a Rotary organization for young adults.
SPORTS
August 19, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013 COLLEGE FOOTBALL The Shepherd University football team is ranked 25th in the 2013 AFCA Division II Coaches' Preseason Poll, released Monday. Defending national champion Valdosta State is the preseason favorite. The Rams, coming off an 8-3 season in 2012, open the 2013 campaign on Sept. 7 when they host No. 7-ranked Shippensburg at noon at Ram Stadium for Ram Gridiron Cub Day/The Great Valley Classic. PREP GOLF South Hagerstown 204, Tuscarora 206 at Maryland National, par 36 South: Dylan Bickford 42, Cody Reeder 53, Andrew Snodderly 54, Josh Mades 55. Tuscarora: Matt Mifsud 44, Nick Fox 54, Connor Pycha 54, Alex Scorpio 54. Record: South 1-0. Thomas Johnson 168, Boonsboro 187 at Maple Run, par 36 Thomas Johnson: Joey Dibraneeseo 36, Evan Cormack 42, Ryan Shriver 44, Jack Magerowski 46. Boonsboro: Tyler Olson 37, Sydney Alexander 48, Blake Dougherty 51, Tom Schneckenberg 51. Record: Boonsboro 0-1. Mid-Penn Colonial at Chambersburg Country Club, par 73 Team scores: Chambersburg 386, Waynesboro 430, Greencastle-Antrim 498, James Buchanan 529, Gettysburg 542, Shippensburg 658 Chambersburg: Austin Greem 75, Max Bell 76, Jordan Shaffer 77, Carter Rajtik 79, Jesse Helman 79. Waynesboro: Tyler Bricker 72, Nick Franki 78, Austin Bryan 87, Sam Franki 95, Garrett Eisenhauer 98. Greencastle-Antrim: Hunter Heuer 87, Ellie Kotrady 88, Kurt Kline...
LIFESTYLE
August 9, 2013
The Rotary Club of Shepherdstown has donated $500 to the Shepherd University Financial Planning Club. The club is composed of undergraduate students enrolled in Shepherd University's Financial Planning Program. The Rotary funds will be used to help a team of students compete in a national student financial planning competition that will be held in Orlando, Fla., in September. The competition is sponsored each fall by the U.S. Financial Planning Association. Last fall, a team of Shepherd students made it all the way to the competition's final round.  Shepherd's Financial Planning program was new at the time, beginning its first full academic year.
NEWS
August 5, 2013
Concerts in the Park series continues Saturday in Pa. CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The 2nd Saturday Concerts in the Park series at Fort Chambers Park in downtown Chambersburg will feature Mad Men, a funk/soul/jazz/reggae fusion band from Carlisle, Pa., on Saturday.  The group draws upon a wide range of influences and many genres to create a unique sound. The band flows from jazz standards through funk dance tunes and hip-hop tracks, blending original music with its own unique renditions of covers.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2013
 The deadline for submissions to the West Virginia Center for the Book and the Appalachian Heritage Writers Project's Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Frank X. Walker Volume VI is Tuesday, Oct. 15.    The volume will be a collection of Appalachian stories, essays, poetry, memoir, and photographic art, which will focus on the region and celebrate the poetic art and storytelling of Walker, Kentucky Poet Laureate and winner of Shepherd's 2013...
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