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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | April 21, 2013
The Really Really Free Market, a public exchange of unwanted stuff, has occupied the wall in front of Shepherd University's McMurran Hall in downtown Shepherdstown one weekend a month for the last five summers. It was a popular greeting spot, a place where the discards of daily living are dropped off to be taken to another home to be reused, reread or reworn. It was all of those things and more until earlier this month, when Shepherd University officials told the free market organizers that they could no longer set it up on the wall.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | January 18, 2013
During the Vietnam War, the mother of a West Virginia soldier was notified that her son was missing in action. She wrote to then U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., for help. Byrd looked into it and learned the soldier was back in his unit. He wrote to the mother telling her that her son was safe. The soldier, now in his 70s and living in Florida, is trying to find that letter. A good place to look is among the more than 2 million Byrd's private papers and records stored in the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies at Shepherd University.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | 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.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | June 10, 2012
Robert Tudor, professor of music at Jacksonville (Fla.) University, will take over Shepherd University's music department next month. Tudor, a Florida native who specializes in voice, will replace Mark McCoy as the department's chairman. McCoy resigned in July 2011 to take a job as music department chair at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. He left a department with 140 music majors, including several in the master's program, and a staff of 40 full- and part-time faculty members.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | July 31, 2012
During a speech in April, Shepherd University President Suzanne Shipley spoke of a goal to establish four-year degree programs in education, business administration and nursing for part-time, nontraditional students in Martinsburg, W.Va., by the fall of 2013. Now, because of misfortunes befalling Mountain State University, Shepherd could open a Martinsburg satellite campus as early as January. Shepherd officials are taking a hard look at buying or leasing Mountain State University's classroom and administrative facility in the converted former Tanger Outlet mall building at 214 Viking Way, Shepherd University spokeswoman Valerie Owens said this week.
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March 23, 2011
Mark McCoy, chairman of the music department at Shepherd University, has been appointed dean of the School of Music at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., effective August 1, Shepherd University announced this week. McCoy completes a 16-year career at Shepherd on June 30, 2011 and leaves a legacy of bringing musical excellence to the Eastern Panhandle. A native West Virginian, McCoy is an alumnus of Shepherd University, earning his bachelor's degree from the university before moving on to the Peabody Conservatory and Texas Tech for his graduate degrees.
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By ARNOLD S. PLATOU | arnoldp@herald-mail.com | July 13, 2013
Mackenzie Frampton graduated from Shepherd University with a bachelor's degree in sociology in May, but hasn't been able to find a job in that field or a full-time job in any other. To her, that's not necessarily a problem yet. What's important, Frampton said, is that she doesn't let a not-so-wonderful economy push her into a not-so-wonderful job. “My friends are getting jobs and I was bummed,” said Frampton, 22, who lives in Harpers Ferry. “But a lot of people I know work contract jobs.
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November 30, 1999
Three people were killed in an apparent murder-suicide Saturday afternoon on the Shepherd University campus. University spokeswoman Valerie Owens said a man shot two other men in a campus parking lot, then shot himself about 2 p.m. See Sunday's Herald-Mail for the full stories.
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November 3, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherd University Music Department will present a free Percussion and Drumming Festival Sunday, Nov. 16, from noon to 3:30 p.m. in the Frank Arts Center on the Shepherd campus. The event is free and open to the public, and the instructional clinics are geared toward percussionists and drummers of all ages, including professionals, students and enthusiasts. For more information, contact Michelle Humphreys at 410-960-2771 or e-mail michelle@percussionpro.
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By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | June 27, 2013
When Bob Wantz toured Shepherd College in 1951 as a high school senior, his interest was only in getting a day off from school. Instead, the visit opened his eyes to a world of opportunities and a lifelong commitment to the university. “I loved the school from the first day I was there,” Wantz said. Everything clicked for that visit. Wantz remembers it was a beautiful sunny day and the school choir sang “The White Cliffs of Dover” in front of Reynolds Hall. The tour included 15- to 20-minute visits to different classes and ended with a Rams baseball game.
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