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Shepherdstown Rotary Club Awards Grants To Promote Reading

The Shepherdstown Rotary Club has awarded three “Rotary Reads” grants totaling $1,350 to three local institutions to promote reading. The Club presented the two largest grants at its April 18 weekly breakfast meeting at the Bavarian Inn…Continue Reading

Jefferson County Interact Club Makes Flood-Relief Donation

Students from the Interact Club at Jefferson County’s Jefferson High School have donated $1,700 to help the town of Richwood, WV, rebuild from the floods that devastated several counties in the state last June 23. Richwood, in Nicholas…Continue Reading

Read Aloud WV Seeking Volunteers

Read Aloud West Virginia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to motivating children to want to read. The Berkeley County chapter has been active for more than 25 years.

We offer book distribution and classroom enrichment programs,…Continue Reading

U.S. Cellular Launches 2nd Annual “Community Connections” Program

Panhandle Youth Groups are Encouraged to Apply

MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  – U.S. Cellular announced today that it is continuing its “Community Connections” program for the second consecutive year to support local youth organizations.…Continue Reading

Berkeley County Schools Snow Removal Efforts

Press release received from Berkeley County Schools

The following is an update on efforts to re-open and prepare all BCS facilities for students to return to school as soon as conditions permit.

Road conditions are…Continue Reading

Antietam National Battlefield to Host Civil War Day Camps

Antietam National Battlefield will sponsor two Civil War Day Camps this summer. The camps will include hikes, interactive educational programs, and hands-on activities led by park rangers and volunteers.

The two-day camp for children…Continue Reading

Summer Career Academy at James Rumsey Technical Institute

Enjoy 3 days of fun exploring career choices, all for free!

What is the Summer Career Academy?
It is a three-day career exploratory program sponsored by James Rumsey Technical Institute. Activities will include an opportunity…Continue Reading

U.S. Cellular Rewards WV Teachers to Enhance Classroom Experiences Through $1 Million Program

U.S. Cellular Rewards West Virginia Teachers to Enhance Classroom Experiences Through $1 Million Calling All Teachers Program

U.S. Cellular delivered exciting news to area teachers that their classroom projects had been funded through…Continue Reading

Twitter Threat Targeting Musselman HS Ends with Arrest

Yesterday, Berkeley County Schools became aware of threats made via social media toward Musselman High School. The following is a recap of the events provided to parents by Bekeley County Schools.

10/12/14 - 7:24 PM
The Musselman…Continue Reading

Whitetail Resort Prepares For Summer Camp Offerings

MERCERSBURG, PA – After a long cold winter, spring has sprung and Whitetail has begun preparations for their 2014 Summer Camps for kids, teens and families.

The resort offers a multi-adventure day camp, the Kid’s Adventure…Continue Reading

Martinsburg Mom Wins $4,000 from Box Tops and Weis Markets for Local Schools

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Two schools in northeastern West Virginia are benefiting from a Martinsburg, WV mother who won the Weis Markets Box Tops for Education® Sweepstakes.

Jessica Marinaccio won the original $2,000 for Tuscarora Elementary…Continue Reading

Registration Now Open for the 2014 Nora Roberts Writing Institute

Hagerstown, MD—Hagerstown Community College will hold its Second Annual Nora Roberts Writing Institute (NRWI) in August 2014 on the main campus of HCC.

Named after local resident and international bestselling author Nora…Continue Reading

Sudduth Seeks Board Of Education Re-Election

Charles Town, WV – Scott Sudduth officially kicked off his campaign for re-election to the Jefferson County Board of Education today.

“I am deeply committed to providing a quality public education for all our children. As a parent,…Continue Reading

Local 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Students Helping to Reduce Hunger in School-Aged Boys and Girls

Hedgesville, WV - How do you get 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students to give up their recess? It isn’t easy. It isn’t easy at all-unless you are a creative, compassionate and dedicated student at Tomahawk Intermediate School and you…Continue Reading

APUS Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony for $100 Million Community Revitalization Projects

Charles Town, WV - American Public University System (APUS) today joined Charles Town and Ranson, West Virginia officials to celebrate the groundbreaking of $100 million in community revitalization projects.

APUS President &…Continue Reading

U.S. Cellular Funds Martinsburg Teachers Projects

MARTINSBURG, W.Va.– More than 48 teachers in West Virginia received the exciting news from U.S. Cellular that their classroom projects had been funded through the company’s Calling All Teachers campaign. The wireless carrier worked with…Continue Reading

Back to School – in America’s National Parks

Harpers Ferry - Teachers across the Eastern Panhandle have a new tool to help them engage their students in classroom and place-based learning.

Today the National Park Service (NPS) launched a new online service for teachers that brings…Continue Reading

Antietam Launches New Education Portal Website

Sharpsburg, MD—Antietam National Battlefield is pleased to announce the launch of a new education website for teachers. This website helps teachers plan field trips to the battlefield and offers place-based, curriculum-based education…Continue Reading

2013-2014 Historic Preservation Essay Competition

Preservation Alliance of West Virginia is pleased to announce its first Statewide Historic Preservation Essay Competition for West Virginia’s 8th grade students.  This year’s competition and scholarships are sponsored by CONSOL…Continue Reading

Announcing a class and tour on the West Virginia mine wars & the 1922 Charles Town treason trials

Coal Country Tours and the Shepherd University Lifelong Learning Program have teamed up to offer panhandle residents a chance to learn about the West Virginia mine wars and the Charles Town treason trials through a six week course and an…Continue Reading

U.S. Cellular Donating $500,000 To Teachers To Help Fund Classroom Projects

Company is working with for the third time

U.S. Cellular is bringing back its Calling All Teachers campaign for the first time since 2010 to donate $500,000 to help teachers fund projects to enhance their students’…Continue Reading

Ryan Film Institute Holding Teen Filmmaker Workshop

Ryan Film Institute is holding Teen Filmmakers’ Workshop classes for the 7th season at Shepherd University’s Knutti Hall, including Creating Web/TV Ads, Introducing Short Films and Filmmaking & Documentaries, through the month…Continue Reading

Teen Summit Sponsors Wanted

Full ‘Steem Ahead invites you to become a sponsor for our Teen Summit. The primary source of funding for this event comes from individuals and corporate sponsors. Full ‘Steem Ahead receives no governmental funds for any events or workshops…Continue Reading

Register Now For Jefferson County 1863 Civil War Workshop

Registration is now open for 1863:  The Civil War and Jefferson County, the third in a series of workshops sponsored by the Jefferson County Historical Society and the Historic Shepherdstown Commission.

The Workshop will be held…Continue Reading

WV Chamber Supports Gov. Tomblin’s Education Reform Bill

Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce strongly supports Governor Tomblin’s education reform bill.  Senate Bill 359 and House Bill 2725 were both introduced today in their respective chambers.

Steve Roberts,…Continue Reading

WV Chamber Says State’s Education Rankings are Deplorable and Must be Improved

Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce today called the state’s national education rankings deplorable and a threat to the economic future of generations to come. The state’s largest business organization called upon…Continue Reading

Animal Care Nursing Assistant Class

Dates: March 12th, 2013 – June 29th, 2013

Tuesdays & Thursday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Morgan County Center 109 War Memorial Drive, Berkeley Springs, WV…Continue Reading

Author of New Civil War Book for Young People will Sign Copies at Antietam National Battlefield

Antietam National Battlefield, MD—Author Tobe Law will sign his new book Continue Reading

Simon Youth Foundation seeks applicants for $1 million in scholarships

Hagerstown, MD – For a twelfth straight year, Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for at-risk high school students, will award a college scholarship to one student from every community that…Continue Reading

Call for Papers: from the APUS: Civil War Studies and the Digital (R)Evolution

The onset of Web 2.0, Linked Open Data, the Semantic Web, and an ever-expanding universe of online applications and tools has forced historians – both scholarly and popular – to rethink, reinterpret, and refashion their approaches to…Continue Reading

ServSafe certification course to be held

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College will be having a ServSafe certification course.  The class is 16 hours and will be conducted on two 8-hr days.  The days will be either a Monday- Tuesday afternoon-evening sessions or a…Continue Reading

Intro to Solar Class Offered at No Cost to WV Residents

Thanks to a state grant, Mountain View Solar, in partnership with Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, will be offering “Introduction to Solar Energy Systems” in Berkeley Springs, WV and in Martinsburg, WV. The class is…Continue Reading

Blue Ridge CTC Morgan County Campus Opens in September

BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV - Morgan County Commissioners signed a contract lease agreement July 5 with Blue Ridge Community and Technical College. Blue Ridge CTC will open a campus in part of the former War Memorial Hospital off Fairfax Street…Continue Reading

Ryan Film Institute Elects Board of Directors – Workshops Scheduled

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—The Board of Directors of Ryan Film Institute announces election
of officers at its annual meeting, according to Founder Katherine Walsh Ryan.  Ryan Film Institute’s Executive Committee is comprised of:…Continue Reading

Ryan Film Institute Offers Early Bird Pricing until April 15, 2012

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—Aspiring young filmmakers may enjoy *Early Bird Pricing until midnight on April 15 for summer workshops offered through Ryan Film Institute.

Special pricing – savings of $50 per workshop - is also available…Continue Reading

Professor Patricia H. Lee, faculty member of WVU College of Law scheduled for the Eastern Panhandle

Professor Patricia H. Lee, a faculty member of West Virginia University’s College of Law, who directs the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, will be a featured speaker during the 2012 Common Ground International Book Fest scheduled for Saturday,…Continue Reading

APUS WV Eastern Panhandle Colloquium on Eastern Panhandle History Proposal Due Dec. 18

Charles Town, WV - American Public University System in Charles Town, West Virginia will host a one-day multi-disciplinary colloquium on the history and identity of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.  Individuals or groups are welcome…Continue Reading

Shepherd nursing department receives $1 million grant from HRSA

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—Shepherd University recently received two grants from the United States Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration, including the Nursing Workforce Diversity grant, totaling…Continue Reading

George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of Civil War at Shepherd University to sponsor tours

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—The George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of Civil War at Shepherd University will sponsor two tours as part of the course Civil War America, 1850-1865 taught by Dr. Mark Snell, director of the George Tyler Moore…Continue Reading

Shepherd president named South Atlantic Relay for Life College President of the Year

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—Dr. Suzanne Shipley, president of Shepherd University, was recently named the 2011   South Atlantic Division Relay for Life College President of the Year by the American Cancer Society. The annual award is given…Continue Reading

Shepherd Scarborough Society Gala raises money for library

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—The tenth annual Scarborough Society Gala, held August 12, at the Bavarian Inn, Shepherdstown, netted more than $17,000 to support the activities of the Shepherd University Scarborough Library. Approximately 250 invited…Continue Reading

Shepherd’s Faculty Research Forum lecture to be held September 26

Shepherdstown, WV—The first lecture in the Shepherd University’s Faculty Research Forum will be held Monday, September 26 at 1:30 p.m. in the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies with “Does Voting Mean the Terrorists Win:…Continue Reading

Shepherd’s Multicultural Student Affairs office receives two grants

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—Shepherd University’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs recently received two grants from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) totaling $9,500.

The first grant, totaling $5,000,…Continue Reading

Karen Rice of Martinsburg to head Shepherd lifelong learning program; fall courses announced

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—Karen Rice, of Martinsburg, has been named the director of Lifelong Learning at Shepherd University.

Rice holds a bachelor of science degree in finance from Virginia Commonwealth University and is working on…Continue Reading

Shepherd Common Reading sponsors community essay contest

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—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.

This I Believe is based on the…Continue Reading

Shepherd’s Music Preparatory Division accepting registration for new students

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—The Shepherd University Department of Music Preparatory Division is now accepting registrations for the fall semester for students interested in taking individual lessons in woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice,…Continue Reading

Shepherd hosts two local high school teachers to collaborate on research

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—Dr. 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…Continue Reading

Shepherd biology professor recognized for national award

Shepherdstown, WV—Dr. Carol Plautz, assistant professor of biology at Shepherd University, was recognized by the Council on Undergraduate Research with an Outstanding Mentoring Award.

This first-time national award is given to…Continue Reading

Gym Class Heroes to Headline Shepfest 2011

Shepherdstown, WV—Alternative hip-hop band Gym Class Heroes will headline this year’s Shepfest event, hosted by Shepherd University’s Program Board, on Sunday,…Continue Reading

Shepherd Vice President for Acadmeic Affairs to participate in Campus Leadership panel August 8-9

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—Dr. Richard Helldobler, vice president for academic affairs at Shepherd University, will be participating as a panelist and small group facilitator for the panel titled “CFOs and CAOs Solving Problems Together: Effective…Continue Reading

Shepherd receives restoration grant for the Entler-Weltzheimer House

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—Shepherd University recently received a $34,419 grant from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History to restore and renovate the Entler-Weltzheimer House, otherwise known as the Yellow House, located on High…Continue Reading

Three Shepherd officials to visit White House next week

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—Dr. Suzanne Shipley, president of Shepherd University, Tom Segar, vice president of student affairs, and Holly Frye, director of community service and service learning, will be visiting the White House on Wednesday,…Continue Reading

Shepherd creates Transfer Opportunity Program for Montgomery College students

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—The presidents of Shepherd University and Montgomery College (MC) have signed a collaborative agreement, the Transfer Opportunity Program at Shepherd (T.O.P.S.), providing financial and advising benefits and paving…Continue Reading

Shepherd University Foundation accepts major gift for nursing program

Shepherdstown, WV—The Shepherd University Foundation is pleased to announce the major gift of a 25 acre lot, donated by Dr. and Mrs. Peter Abbrecht. Located just outside Moorefield, in a gated community developed by Hunter LLC, the…Continue Reading

McMurran Scholars Association moves forward following success of 50th McMurran Scholar Award

Shepherdstown, WV—The McMurran Scholars Association and Shepherd University Foundation are moving ahead with programs designed to draw McMurran Scholars back to campus following the success of the recent 50th McMurran Scholars Convocation.…Continue Reading

The Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Bobbie Ann Mason Volume III available at Shepherd Bookstore

Shepherdstown, WV—The Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Bobbie Ann Mason Volume III is now for sale at the Shepherd University Bookstore and online at  The…Continue Reading

Shepherd University Appalachian studies program to offer new course

Shepherdstown, WV—The Shepherd University Appalachian studies program will offer a new ethnomusicology course beginning fall 2011. Appalachian Music, (31492, MUSC 393-01) will be held Tuesdays from 6 to 8:40 p.m. in Knutti Hall 204.

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Shepherd names new dean of Scarborough Library

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—Shepherd University has named Ann Watson, of Granville, Ohio, as the new dean of the Scarborough Library, effective June 30. Watson comes to Shepherd having most recently served as the library director at Ohio University…Continue Reading

Shepherd University’s Board of Governors appoints new officers, recognizes faculty

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—The Shepherd University Board of Governors appointed new officers at Thursday’s meeting: Gat Caperton, chair; W. Mark Rudolph, vice chair, and Marcia Brand, secretary.

Caperton, of Berkeley Springs, is the…Continue Reading

Shepherd University students participate in social research conference

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—Thirteen Shepherd University students presented papers in the 31st Annual Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Social Research Conference on Thursday, April 7.

West Virginia residents included Emmie Collier, Shepherdstown,…Continue Reading

Shepherd University faculty honored at McMurran Convocation

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—Four Shepherd faculty members were awarded the Outstanding Faculty medals in Teaching, Research, Service, and Advising during Shepherd University’s McMurran Scholars convocation Friday, April 29. The awards were…Continue Reading

George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of Civil War at Shepherd University to sponsor symposium

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—The George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War at Shepherd University will sponsor a Civil War symposium on June 4 and 5 on the Shepherd campus.  In light of the 150th anniversary of the beginning…Continue Reading

Financial planning concentration approved at Shepherd

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—Shepherd University’s major in business administration with a concentration in financial planning was recently approved by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. Students who successfully complete…Continue Reading

Shepherd’s education program is reaccredited by NCATE

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—Shepherd University’s education program has been reaccredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

NCATE will continue its accreditation of Shepherd’s education program…Continue Reading

PBS NewsHour anchor Jim Lehrer to deliver Shepherd’s commencement address

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—Jim Lehrer, executive editor and anchor of the PBS NewsHour, will deliver the commencement address at Shepherd University’s 138th graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 14. Lehrer will also be awarded an honorary doctorate.

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Thomas Segar named student affairs vice president at Shepherd

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—Thomas C. Segar, of Hagerstown, Maryland, has been named vice president for student affairs at Shepherd University, effective August 1.

As vice president, Segar will report to Shepherd University President Suzanne…Continue Reading

Shepherd University to implement online net calculator this summer

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—Shepherd University and 12 other West Virginia public colleges and universities will implement online net price calculators (NPC) that will estimate merit and need-based aid for prospective college students before…Continue Reading

16 Shepherd students to be named McMurran Scholars on April 29

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—Sixteen Shepherd University students will be named McMurran Scholars at a convocation scheduled Friday, April 29 at 3:30 p.m. at the Frank Center Theater.

Honored as McMurran Scholars will be Kaitlyn Baird,…Continue Reading