April 20, 2012
Shepherd University junior graphic design major Adam Ritchey, of Greencastle, Pa., won the Poster Clash event at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center in Frederick, Md., on Friday, March 30. The nationwide contest is hosted by the Blue Ridge American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Poster Clash. Melissa Scotton, assistant professor in the Department of Contemporary Art and Theater, said she assigned the poster clash project to her Professional Practices I students as a fun project while they work on preparing their portfolios for sophomore portfolio review.
April 15, 2012
Shepherd University and the Division of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education will host a workshop “Bullying Prevention: Making Our Schools a Safe Place to Learn” for middle and secondary educators, administrators, social workers, parents, and the community on Saturday, May 19. The workshop will feature nationally known expert Dorothy Espelage, a professor of child development in the Department of Educational Psychology at the...
October 11, 2011
Shepherd University's nursing education program enrolls 30 to 40 nursing students every semester. Starting this year, academically, socially and economically disadvantaged students might be able to finish the difficult four-year nursing degree programs because of a $1 million federal grant. Shepherd's nursing education center in Erma Ora Byrd Hall opened in 2007 at a cost of $10 million. It has the capacity for 60 students each semester, but only between 30 and 40 students enroll, said Sharon K. Mailey, director of Shepherd's nursing education department.
May 12, 2013
Nathan James Arch of Hagerstown was among 16 Shepherd University students named McMurran Scholars, the university's highest academic honor. An academic convocation was held April 19 to honor the new McMurran inductees. McMurran Scholars must complete a minimum of 92 semester hours, maintain at least a 3.8 grade-point average, complete two consecutive semesters of study at Shepherd and be nominated by at least three faculty members. Nominees must then be approved by the faculty at large.
September 18, 2012
Classes at Shepherd University were suspended for more than two hours Tuesday due to a power outage, the university announced. Power was restored by about 1:30 p.m. University offices remained open. Hedgesville (W.Va.) Elementary School also lost power, causing students to be dismissed at 11 a.m. Afternoon prekindergarten was canceled at the school, according to Leah Daniel, spokeswoman for Berkeley County (W.Va.) Schools. Power was restored to the school at 2:10 p.m., after utility workers replaced a utility pole that caught on fire, Daniel said.
August 27, 2012
Environmental studies classmates Nicole Love and Jesse Jewell were walking toward Scarborough Library Monday afternoon, the first day of classes for Shepherd University's 2012 fall semester. Both are entering their senior year. Love, from Fort Ashby, W.Va., and Jewell, of Frederick, Md., are studying resource management and aquatic science, respectively. More than 4,400 Shepherd students, residential and commuters, freshmen and returnees, jammed the sidewalks, buildings and classrooms Monday as they oriented or reoriented themselves to campus life.
October 26, 2012
Shepherd University police are investigating a reported armed robbery Thursday night on the college's east campus, university spokesman Tim Haines said Friday. The campus community was alerted of the reported incident at 8:03 p.m. and advised to use caution. A possible suspect in the reported incident was described to as a tall male who was wearing a white bandana, black pants and a hoodie, Haines said.
April 11, 2012
Shepherd University will hold a public forum on Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Reynolds Hall auditorium for the purpose of receiving comments regarding the University's consideration for blasting to be utilized in the W.Va. 480 pedestrian underpass project, specifically in the area of the project detour through property owned by the Bavarian Inn. Shepherd University has an easement through a formal, written grant of conveyance from the Bavarian Inn to the University to complete this project.
March 23, 2011
Shepherd University is evaluating community interest in the establishment of a Lifelong Learning program for retirees, semi-retirees, and seniors. An advisory committee, appointed by Shepherd University President Suzanne Shipley, is developing the non-credit program to be rolled out in fall 2011. The committee's first action is to survey Shepherdstown and the surrounding communities to access interest, needs, and the desired program structure. The full survey is being distributed through community service groups, churches, libraries, stores, and other public places throughout Shepherdstown, Charles Town, and Martinsburg for anyone wishing to participate.
September 14, 2011
The Shepherd University One Book, One Community Program has chosen "This I Believe," edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, as its common reading for the 2011-2012 academic year. The book is based on National Public Radio's program, "This I Believe. " The program invites members of the Shepherd community, as well as the Shepherds-town community, to write their own "This I Believe" essay. Directions for writing the essay are in the appendix of the book, "This I Believe. " Essays sent electronically to email@example.com will be placed in Shepherd University, This I Believe, 2011-2012.