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Women Prepare to March on Washington

Women Prepare to March on Washington

By Jessica Sharpless
January 13, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Local News, News

(The Picket)- Shepherdstown women met Wednesday, Jan. 11, to plan their participation in the Women’s March on Washington to take place on the National Mall the day after the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. West Virginia organizers have planned for five rally buses to depart Shepherds... Read more »

Racist Graffiti Found In Byrd Science Center

Racist Graffiti Found In Byrd Science Center

EDWARD SMITH, Staff Writer
January 12, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Local News, News, Showcase 2015

(THE PICKET) — Offensive graffiti was found Wednesday in the first-floor men’s bathroom in the Byrd Science Center, according to Shepherd University police. This marks the second time in a month graffiti was found on a wall in a University building. In December, racist graffiti was found in a... Read more »

SGA Holds First Meeting of Semester

SGA Holds First Meeting of Semester

David Hammond, Staff Writer
January 10, 2017
Filed under News

The Shepherd Student Government Association’s first meeting of the semester was a brief event in which the SGA discussed upcoming events and possible changes on campus including a new EPTA bus schedule. Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Tom Segar told the SGA Senate that the options moving forward... Read more »

Shepherd and partners present plans for new swift habitat to public

Shepherd and partners present plans for new swift habitat to public

DEMIAN NUNEZ, Managing Editor
December 14, 2016
Filed under Breaking News, Local News, News, Recent Posts, Showcase 2015

THE PICKET- Shepherd University officials are proposing to build a roost for over a thousand chimney swifts that will be displaced by the demolition of Sara Cree Hall. While details of the new roost are in the early planning stages, the University is working with the Potomac Valley Audubon Society ... Read more »

Update: University Police give Reporting Rules on Campus Graffiti after Dec. 2 Report of Library Defacement

Update: University Police give Reporting Rules on Campus Graffiti after Dec. 2 Report of Library Defacement

December 7, 2016
Filed under Breaking News, Features

As complaints of hate crimes have increased nationwide since the Nov. 8 elections, Shepherd University is not immune. Grafitti with racial slurs was found Dec. 2 in the men’s third floor restroom at Scarborough Library, according to Valerie Owens, director of University Communications. Library... Read more »

Shepherd University Signs Agreements to Increase International Student Recruitment

WESTLEY ELKINS, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under News

(THE PICKET) – Shepherd University has signed agreements with four universities to recruit more international students Three of the schools are Anahuac University in Mexico, Osaka University of Commerce in Japan, and the University of the West of Scotland. The fourth school that Shepherd formed ... Read more »

Enrollment at Shepherd University continues to decline

Enrollment at Shepherd University continues to decline

SAMANTHA GRAY, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Breaking News, Current, News, Recent Posts, Showcase 2015

Enrollment at Shepherd University has dropped 5.4 percent from fall 2015 to fall 2016 for degree-seeking students, according to the vice president of management annual report. According to the board of governor’s report from Nov. 16, 2016, freshman enrollment is down by 151 from fall 2015 to fall... Read more »

Shepherd University faces damaging budget cuts

Shepherd University faces damaging budget cuts

By HAYLEY BUTLER, Editor in Chief
November 29, 2016
Filed under Breaking News, Local News, News

(THE PICKET) - According to an email sent to Shepherd University employees by President Mary J.C. Hendrix, the University will be allocated $191,040 less than the appropriation designated in the original 2017 fiscal year budget. The State of West Virginia, according to the email, has continued to... Read more »

Election Discussion hosted by Black Student Union

Election Discussion hosted by Black Student Union

David Hammond, Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under News

The Shepherd students that attended the Black Student Union’s election discussion showed that they are prepared to embrace each other and share their opinions in a civil and respectful manner. While many at the discussion disagreed with each other and were not about to agree on every point, the... Read more »

Photo Gallery – Hands For Humanity

Photo Gallery – Hands For Humanity

Jake Teague, Photographer; Videographer
November 15, 2016
Filed under News

On November 14, the Multicultural Leadership Team held the first annual social justice event, Hands for Humanity, at the Shepherd University Midway. The event was about discovering and appreciating the diversity and cultures that make up Shepherd University. The event also intended to bring awareness to the... Read more »

Political Science Department Holds Teach-In

Political Science Department Holds Teach-In

David Hammond, Staff Writer
November 14, 2016
Filed under News

The overwhelming tone of the teach-in organized by the Shepherd Political Science Department was that Donald Trump’s tenure as president of the United States may be much more complicated than the immediate reactions to his election may suggest. “The system of American government, which was designed... Read more »

Shepherd Hosts Men’s Health Panel

Shepherd Hosts Men’s Health Panel

David Hammond, Staff Writer
November 12, 2016
Filed under News

The biggest takeaway from the men’s health panel of Nov. 10 was that men of all ages should not be afraid to reach out to friends and professionals for assistance in staying physically and psychologically healthy. “Sometimes we self medicate, sometimes we hide our problems,” said panelist Mike... Read more »

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