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August 2018

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

All Day
Last Day to Completely Withdraw from Summer Term 2018 or Summer Session B.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

10 a.m.
Back to School Strategies, Amphitheater, until noon. RSVP online or call 304-696-2332. Sponsored by Shepherd University and Eastern Panhandle Indigo Children.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

All Day
Summer Term 2018 and Summer Session B Classes End.

Friday, August 10, 2018

All Day
Summer Term 2018 and Summer Session B Grades Due 9 a.m.

Monday, August 13, 2018

All Day
Grades Available for Summer Term 2018 and Summer Session B via RAIL (tentative).

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

7:30 p.m.
Speak Story Series: Corinne Stavish, Reynolds Hall. Cost: $12, General Admission; Free for Shepherd Students with a Valid Rambler ID. Sponsored by Shepherd University Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

All Day
Faculty Report for Fall Semester.
All Day
Add/Drop and Late Registration (Late Fee Applies) via RAIL Begins at 4 p.m.
All Day
Orientation Step 1: Academic Advisement; Registration/Payment for New First-Year Students, Session E, and New Readmit/Transfer, Session III.
9:30 a.m.
New Students Move-in Day. Residence Halls Open for New Students.

Friday, August 24, 2018

8 a.m.
Orientation Step 2: New Student Convocation for All New Students.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

9:30 a.m.
Residence Halls Open for Returning Students.

Monday, August 27, 2018

All Day
Fall 2018 Classes Begin.
All Day
Add/Drop and Late Registration (Late Fee Applies), via RAIL or at Ikenberry Hall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.–Consult Advisor.
10 a.m.
Welcome Back Booth, Byrd Lawn, until 1 p.m. Sponsored by Program Board.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

10 a.m.
Taco Tuesday, Byrd Lawn, until 2 p.m. Sponsored by Program Board.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

4 p.m.
Women’s Soccer at Shippensburg University.
6:30 p.m.
Paint Night, Student Center, Ram’s Den, until 11 p.m. Sponsored by Program Board.

Friday, August 31, 2018

All Day
Last Day to Add/Drop or Late Register via RAIL or at Ikenberry Hall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.–Consult Advisor.
11 a.m.
Daytime Bingo, Student Center, Ram’s Den, until 1 p.m. Sponsored by Program Board.
7 p.m.
Screening of “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” Reynolds Hall, Followed by Post-film Discussion Led by Rebecca Ayraud. Preceded by Opening Reception at War Memorial Building at 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by Shepherd University Scarborough Society and Shepherdstown Film Society.

September 2018

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Noon
Football at Notre Dame College.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

1 p.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. Kutztown University.

Monday, September 3, 2018

All Day
Labor Day. University is closed.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Noon
Women’s Soccer vs. Glenville State University.
6 p.m.
North Korea Lecture with Dr. David Gordon, Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education Auditorium. Sponsored by Shepherd University Common Reading Program and Shepherd University Foundation.

Friday, September 7, 2018

All Day
Last Day for Instructor-Approved Late Adds via RAIL.
6 p.m.
Frankenstein at 200: An Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion, Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education Auditorium. Sponsored by Department of English and Modern Languages.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

7 a.m.
Ocean City Beach Trip, Meet in front of Student Center. Cost: $30 per person, transportation included.
9 a.m.
“Remembering the Violence of Antietam,” presented by Peter Carmichael, Caroline Janney, Amelia Grabowski, James Broomall, Keith Snyder, and Brian Baracz, Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education Auditorium, until noon. RSVP to Jennifer Alarcon at 304-876-5429 or jalarcon@shepherd.edu. Sponsored by Antietam National Battlefield, Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, and Shepherd University George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War.
1 p.m.
TRiO Student Support Services 50th Anniversary Celebration, Midway, until 5 p.m. Sponsored by TRiO
1:30 p.m.
“Remembering the Violence of Antietam,” Antietam National Battlefield, until 5 p.m. Sponsored by Antietam National Battlefield, Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, and Shepherd University George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

2:30 p.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. Concord University.

Monday, September 10, 2018

All Day
Last Day to Change a Course from Credit to Pass/Fail Status.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

7:30 p.m.
Speak Story Series: Donald Davis, Reynolds Hall. Cost: $12, General Admission; Free for Shepherd Students with a Valid Rambler ID. Sponsored by Shepherd University Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Noon
Women’s Soccer at Daemen College.

Friday, September 14, 2018

7 p.m.
Screening of “In the Hills and Hollows,” Reynolds Hall. Sponsored by Shepherd University’s Scarborough Society, Shepherdstown Film Society, and American Conservation Film Festival.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Noon
Football vs. Glenville State University.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

6 p.m.
Women’s Soccer at Washington Adventist University.

Monday, September 17, 2018

All Day
Last Day to Change a Course from Credit to Audit Status.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

6:30 p.m.
President’s Lecture Series, “Photobiomodulaton Therapy (PBMT): What is it? How does it work? What it can do for you?,” Presented by Dr. Juanita J. Anders, Professor of Anatomy, Physiology, and Genetics at Uniformed Services University, Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education Auditorium. Receptions to follow. Sponsored by Shepherd University Lifelong Learning Program and Shepherd University Foundation.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

1 p.m.
Women’s Soccer at Charleston University.

Friday, September 21, 2018

5:30 p.m.
“Soldier’s Tales from the Civil War: Stories of Home and the Trauma of War,” presented by Dr. James Broomall, Assistant Professor of History and Director of George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War, Reynolds Hall. Sponsored by Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence Program.
7 p.m.
Screening of “The Deer Hunter,” Reynolds Hall. Sponsored by Shepherd University Scarborough Society and Shepherdstown Film Society.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Noon
Football at West Virginia State University.
8 p.m.
Twenty-third Annual Appalachian Heritage Showcase Concert, Frank Center Theater. For more information, contact 304-876-5219. Sponsored by Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence Program.

Monday, September 24, 2018

All Day
Homecoming Week.
5 p.m.
Homecoming Kickoff Dinner and Broadway Bingo, Dining Hall, until 7 p.m.
7 p.m.
“Ballads, Storytelling, and the Scot-Irish Diaspora: Cecil Sharp and the Appalachian Story,” presented by Dr. Ben Bankhurst, Assistant Professor of History, Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education Auditorium. Sponsored by Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence Program.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

7 p.m.
“Readings from the Anthology and Shepherd University Music Department Presents Selections from Scott Gendel’s ‘Barbara Allen’,” Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education Auditorium. Sponsored by Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence Program and West Virginia Center for the Book.
8 p.m.
Anthology Reception, Photographers Exhibit, and Book Signing, Scarborough Library, Reading Room. Sponsored by Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence Program, Shepherd university Foundation, Scarborough Library, and West Virginia Center for the Book.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Noon
Women’s Soccer vs. West Virginia Wesleyan University.
7 p.m.
“The Writing Life, with Karen Spears Zacharias,” Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education Auditorium. Reception and Book Signing to follow. Sponsored by Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence Program and Shepherd University Foundation.
9 p.m.
Homecoming Event: Broadway Lip Sync Battle, Student Center, Storer Ballroom.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

5 p.m.
Outstanding Alumni of the Year Reunion and Dinner Reception and Finest Under 40, Erma Ora Byrd Hall. Sponsored by Shepherd University Alumni Association.
8 p.m.
Scarborough Society Lecture and West Virginia Fiction Competition Awards Ceremony, Erma Ora Byrd Hall Auditorium. Reception and Book Signing to follow. Sponsored by Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence Program, Shepherd University Foundation, West Virginia Center for the Book, and West Virginia Humanities Council.
9 p.m.
Homecoming Dance, Student Center, Storer Ballroom.

Friday, September 28, 2018

All Day
Last Day to Withdraw from First-half Semester Class–See Advisor by Noon.
8 a.m.
The 27th Annual Gold Tournament, the Club at Cress Creek, 100 Cress Creek Drive. To sign up for a time or sponsorship opportunity, contact alumni office at 304-876-5157. Sponsored by Shepherd University Alumni Association.
7 p.m.
Stories from Appalachia with Adam Booth, Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education Auditorium. Sponsored by Shepherd University Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities and Speak Stories Series.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

9 a.m.
Alumni Breakfast, Front Lawn of McMurran Hall. Sponsored by Shepherd University Alumni Association and Shepherd University Foundation.
10 a.m.
Homecoming Parade, German Street.
11:30 a.m.
Introduction of the Homecoming Court, Ram Stadium.
Noon
Football vs. Concord University.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

2 p.m.
Women’s Soccer at Glenville State University.
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