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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 NPS.gov 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 DonorsChoose.org 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
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 http://www.shepherdbook.com. 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.…Continue Reading
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.…Continue Reading
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