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 firstname.lastname@example.org will be placed in Shepherd University, This I Believe, 2011-2012.
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.
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.
January 29, 2012
Over the centuries, the 18th-century log house being renovated on the Shepherd University campus has been a private home, a sorority house, a day-care center, a home-economics classroom, and, until last month, a storage unit. The university has spent about $68,000 on renovations so far. The one-and-a-half story frame house is believed to have been built between 1772 and 1793 by Femetghe and Clarkson Freeman. It's on East High Street between Snyder and Knutti halls. It's easily recognized by its peeling yellow paint.
December 28, 2012
A CD by Adam Booth, adjunct faculty member at Shepherd University and professional storyteller, has been juried into Tamarack in Beckley. "Mingo Black" is a collection of four original stories by Booth that reflect his Appalachian heritage and upbringing. Three are his creation, and the fourth is a family story that has been passed down seven generations. "It's pretty incredible for me because I have been working a long time to get to this point," Booth said. "I've been telling stories in this capacity for 10 or 11 years.
September 24, 2012
Shepherd University and Blue Ridge Community and Technical College have established a 2+2 articulation agreement that allows eligible students to earn a baccalaureate degree in general business at Shepherd after earning their associate degree at Blue Ridge CTC. Shepherd President Suzanne Shipley and Blue Ridge President Peter Checkovich will sign the agreement Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 1 p.m. at Blue Ridge CTC's Martinsburg, W.Va., campus. To be eligible, a student must have earned an A.S. in business from Blue Ridge CTC; applied for admission to Shepherd and been determined by Shepherd to meet all of the transfer student admissions requirements; and been admitted to Shepherd (all within 12 months of completion of the A.S. in business from Blue Ridge CTC)
May 8, 2011
Thomas C. Segar, of Hagerstown, has been named vice president for student affairs at Shepherd University, effective Aug. 1. As vice president, Segar will report to Shepherd University President Suzanne Shipley and serve on her executive staff. He will provide the leadership and vision for the Division of Student Affairs, which includes the administration, operation, budget and management of residence life, the Student Center, dining services, student activities, commuter affairs, Greek affairs, conference services, health center, counseling center, multicultural student affairs, student community service, veterans affairs and international students.
July 25, 2011
One hundred-seventy-four Berkeley County, W.Va., residents have been named to the dean's list at Shepherd University. Martinsburg, W.Va., residents include Kaitlyn Baird, Steve Andrew Clipp Jr., Johnathan Edward Flanigan, Christopher Lee Hederick, Wendy Dawn Hobson, Katherine Janel Hoeck, Timothy J. Jones, Candice Bree Martin, Lannette Marie Melody, Natalie Brook Minnich, Loria Ann Painter, Isaac R. Patterson, Lesa Rae Rodrigues, Jenna Brianne Rose,...
August 26, 2011
Seung-yun Kim, assistant professor of computer sciences at Shepherd University, worked with two local high school teachers who were awarded a $36,000 grant through the West Virginia IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence program. Wendy Lee, science teacher at Musselman High School in Inwood, and Denise Gipson, science teacher at Jefferson High School in Shenandoah Junction, asked to work with Kim based on his abstract published in the WV-INBRE research directory. The grant allowed the teachers to work with Kim for nine weeks this summer as he researched modeling and simulation of malaria and medication interaction.
February 1, 2012
Motorists entering Shepherdstown over the Potomac River bridge should expect delays over the next nine months as work begins on a long-awaited safe pedestrian underpass linking the East and West campuses of Shepherd University. Shepherdstown police said last month that a 21-year-old Shepherd student was hospitalized with serious injuries when she was struck by a vehicle while walking through the busy crosswalk on North Duke Street, the route that brings traffic from Maryland into Shepherdstown.