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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | | 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.
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.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | | April 19, 2013
A Jefferson County grand jury this week indicted a Shepherd University employee on multiple charges of fraudulent use of the college's purchase cards in a case involving nearly $86,000 from October 2010 to August 2012, according to court records. Elizabeth A. “Libby” Shanton, 48, of 328 N. Centre St. in Martinsburg, W.Va., was indicted on 53 counts of fraudulent or unauthorized use of a purchasing card and one count of fraudulent schemes. According to a memorandum to Shepherd employees this week from university President Suzanne Shipley, school officials became aware “of the appearance of improper expenditures by an employee,” and contacted the state auditor's office.
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 | | 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.
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.
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