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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | | May 5, 2012
Senior Jaely Louise Chamberlain drew strong applause for her operatic rendition of the national anthem during opening ceremonies on Saturday at Shepherd University's 139th commencement. Chamberlain, of Winchester, Va., ended five years of study at Shepherd that earned her two degrees - one in musical education and the other in vocal performance. She was one of 716 graduates, including 652 who earned bachelor's degrees and 64 who received master's degrees. Chamberlain, who moved to Winchester with her parents 12 years ago from Australia, is a freelance performer at the Opera Camerata in Washington, D.C. Diane Rehm, a talk show host for National Public Radio, was awarded an honorary degree before she gave the commencement address.
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,...
June 12, 2013
Matthew Huber has been named director of admissions at Shepherd University, the school said in a news release. Huber began his new duties June 6. He is responsible for achieving annual and long-range enrollment goals and assisting in the development of admissions marketing and communications strategies, the release said. Huber, who is a member of the enrollment management senior leadership team, reports to the vice president for enrollment management. As director, Huber will develop a comprehensive student recruitment plan for Shepherd.
October 26, 2009
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University dedicated the Howard N. Carper Jr. Learning Commons Oct. 5 in honor of the late Carper, a longtime Shepherd administrator, former faculty member and alumnus. The center, on the first floor of the Scarborough Library, houses the Academic Support Center, Center for Teaching and Learning, First-Year Experience and Common Reading Program, Instructional Technology and the Regents Bachelor of Arts Program offices.
June 2, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Six Shepherd University faculty members have received promotions. · Michael Austin has been promoted to professor of English. · Jason Best has been promoted to professor of astronomy and astrophysics. · Rick Bruner has been promoted to professor of art. · James Lewin has been promoted to professor of English. · Stephanie Slocum-Schaffer has been promoted to associate professor of political science. · James Tuttle has been promoted to associate professor of education.
By DAVE McMILLION | | March 31, 2013
When the robot R2-D2 showed up in the Star Wars movies, a lot of people probably thought it would be well in the future before something like that became reality. Well, that day is here. A robotics festival at Shepherd University this weekend featured robots that can find fire in rooms and a solar-powered balloon contraption that can be used to take photographs on a battlefield and pick up military intelligence. Robots are in use today, like those that look for explosives, said Seung-yun Kim, an assistant professor of computer information and science at Shepherd University who organized the third annual ShepRobo Fest at the Butcher Center.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | | January 21, 2013
Shepherd University junior Darren House believed his time volunteering Monday at the Martinsburg Boys & Girls Club was “a small step” in helping the community. “I think it would be nice to do more throughout the year,” said House, who took part in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day service project to teach young children about healthy lifestyles and helping others. A member of the college's Multicultural Leadership Team, House and more than two dozen other Shepherd University students partnered with the Burke Street Promise Neighborhood Initiative and the Catholic Campus Ministry at Shepherd University to help children at the club learn the following: • Cooking with herbs • How to stuff and tie no-sew pillows for an infusion clinic • Assemble “necessity” kits containing travel size toiletries for area homeless.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | | February 11, 2012
An equipment failure knocked out the 15 outdoor police emergency call boxes on the Shepherd University campus Saturday following a systemwide failure, said Ed Boober, Shepherd's acting police chief. It could take up to 10 days to fix, Boober said. When a call is made at a box to number 5202, it goes directly to an officer's hand-held radio for immediate response. While the system is down, students and others should call 911 in an emergency. The calls don't automatically transfer to the county's 911 system unless the officer puts them through.
March 28, 2013
McCrae Nicole Wright has been selected to represent the West Virginia Horticulture Society at the 86th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. Wright is a 2012 graduate of Martinsburg (W.Va.) High School, where she participated in Key Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She also was the historian of DECA and a cheerleader. Wright is a freshman majoring in general studies at Shepherd University. Wright was a princess at the 33rd Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival and has participated in dance since the age of 5. Wright is the daughter of Brenda and Brett Wright of Martinsburg and the granddaughter of Canna Crowell of Martinsburg and the late Robert Wright and Jean and John Phillips of Boonsboro.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | | January 13, 2013
Greencastle, Pa., resident James W. Klein has been hired to direct Shepherd University's new Martinsburg Center for Graduate and Professional Studies. Klein was selected from a field of 20 applicants, said Diane Melby, director of advancement at Shepherd. The new school will open in August for the fall semester at 261 Aikens Center, a three-story vacant building off Edwin Miller Boulevard. Shepherd is leasing half of the building. “We'll be using two-and-a-half floors on the right side,” Melby said.
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