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.
January 7, 2013
Shaw Hall, a student residence, opened on the west side of W.Va. 480 about 40 years ago to mark the beginning of Shepherd University's West Campus. More than four decades of separation between the East and West campuses ended Monday afternoon with the dedication of a new pedestrian underpass that marries both campuses into one seamless university. “The East and West campuses are gone,” University President Suzanne Shipley said at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the $5.65 million underpass.
January 6, 2013
A key point of a proposed, 10-year master plan for Shepherd University is an effort to recruit more students to live on campus. One goal would increase the number of students living on campus to half of the school's student population. Currently, about 30 percent live in dormitories. John M. Sherwood, chairman of the 19-member master facility planning committee, said the committee needs to figure how the campus might look in the years ahead. The committee consists of faculty, students and members of the community.
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.
December 13, 2012
Martinsburg's north end will be the location of Shepherd University's new Martinsburg Center. Shepherd plans to offer a full range of classes at the Martinsburg Center beginning the fall semester 2013, with the possibility of a limited number of classes being offered this summer, according to a news release from the university. Shepherd's new center, which is designed to serve adult learners, will be in the new Berkeley Commons building at 261 Aikens Center off Edwin Miller Boulevard. Taking into consideration the needs of working adult students who are juggling career and family, Shepherd's Martinsburg Center will offer courses in education and the popular credit-for-experience degree, the Regents bachelor of arts.
December 6, 2012
Shepherd University's Department of Music will hold a piano sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Frank Center McCoy Rehearsal Hall. The sale is open to the public. The selection includes baby grands, uprights, consoles, Yamaha Clavinovas (digital pianos), and Yamaha Disklaviers (interactive player pianos). The instruments are less than a year old and come with full manufacturer warranties. For more information, call 1-866-742-6673.
December 4, 2012
Shepherd University will host "The Relationship Tour," a forum for students to explore how to build and sustain healthy relationships, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Frank Center Theater. The tour's creator and moderator, Jason Ottley, also a counselor for Shepherd's TRIO student support services, said this is a discussion for students that is needed and long overdue. The event will feature a panel discussion with faculty and students, and Student Government Association president Elizabeth Greer will serve as mistress of ceremonies.
November 15, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012 COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL Wheeling Jesuit 3, Shepherd 0 CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Meg Kenny had six kills for Shepherd University in a 25-13, 25-14, 25-15 loss to No. 18 Wheeling Jesuit (33-2) in the quarterfinals of the WVIAC Tournament on Thursday. Kasey Mercier and Melani Lewis had four kills each, Sara Michael had 16 assists, Lauren Gardner had five digs and Kayla Motheral had three blocks for the Rams, who finished the season 12-17.
November 10, 2012
Senior quarterback Bobby Cooper completed 27-of-38 passes for a school-record 430 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday to help Shepherd University clinch the WVIAC title with a 49-23 win over Fairmont State. Shepherd earned its 18th overall and 15th outright WVIAC football title, both league records. The Rams (8-2, 7-1) now await word on their postseason seeding today. Shepherd will host a viewing event for the Division II Football Selection show today at 5 p.m. at the Wellness Center.
November 3, 2012
Saturday, November 3, 2012 COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL BALTIMORE, Md. - Emmalyn Stahl had 27 kills and 30 digs as Hagerstown captured the Region XX tournament title with a semifinal sweep of Northern Virginia 25-20, 25-17, 25-22 and a sweep of College of Southern Maryland 25-18, 25-16, 25-19 in the final. It's the 10th straight region title for the Hawks (24-3), who will travel to Toledo, Ohio, for the NJCAA Division II national tournament from Nov. 15-17. Elise Manning had 23 kills and six blocks, Callie Butts had 17 kills and 31 digs, Paige Kitchen had 73 assists, Tiffany Rohrer had 49 digs and Victoria Broadwater added 27 digs for Hagerstown.