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Shepherd University

Shepherd University
Shepherd University

Shepherd University began when the county seat of Jefferson County, West Virginia, was moved from Shepherdstown to Charles Town in July 1871. The people of Shepherdstown and vicinity decided to use the vacated courthouse for educational purposes. An article of incorporation for a school to be known as Shepherd University, designed to instruct students “in languages, arts and sciences,” was drawn up and signed by C.W. Andrews, A.R. Boteler, C.T. Butler, G.M. Beltzhoover, David Billmyer, Samuel Knott, and Henry Shepherd. This body of incorporators gave itself power to elect instructors, pay salaries, and prescribe courses of study. Professor Joseph McMurran was appointed first principal of the institution, which opened with 42 students in September 1871, under the authority of the Board of Trustees. On February 27, 1872, the Legislature of West Virginia passed the following act: “That a branch of the State Normal School be and the same is hereby established at the building known as Shepherd College, in Shepherdstown, in the county of Jefferson.” Shepherd became a four-year college for the training of teachers on July 1, 1930, at which time the institution began granting the bachelor of arts degree. Shepherd was authorized to implement liberal arts programs in 1943, and in 1950 the bachelor of science degree was added. Also in 1950 Shepherd was accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and in 1951 it became a member of the Association of American Colleges. In the past two decades, Shepherd has added 11 new buildings, including the $9 million Robert C. Byrd Science and Technology Center; the $18 million addition to the Scarborough Library, which also houses the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies; and the $10 million nursing classroom building. On April 7, 2004, Governor Bob Wise signed legislation allowing Shepherd College to change its name to Shepherd University.

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September 1871, in Shepherdstown, West Virginia February 27, 1872, by the Legislature of West Virginia Public coeducational Suzanne Shipley, PhD Shepherdstown W. Va. USA 4,200 Grad: 200 323 acres (1.31 km2) Rams blue and gold

Shepherd University, formerly Shepherd College, is an American, state-funded, university in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. It is not to be confused with a Christian private college with the same name located in Los Angeles or with another Christian institution located in San Francisco that bears the same name as well. The University currently serves more than 4,200 students (core four)

The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, phone 312/263-0456. Individual programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the National Association of Schools of Music, the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Registered Nurses, the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.


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Dr. Suzanne Shipley was named the fifteenth president of Shepherd University on February 19, 2007, and began serving on June 29, 2007.

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items. Printed and microtext materials compose the majority of the collection, including 164,206 printed books and bound periodicals as well as 200,474 in microfiche and microfilm. Other items in the collection include phonograph records, cassette tapes, DVDs, CDs, and video cassettes. The library currently subscribes to 521 periodicals and newspapers in paper, and it provides access to more than 12,000 periodicals in full-text. In addition, the library provides access to electronic databases and online indexing and abstracting services. Since 1971, the library has been a selective repository for federal government publications and regularly receives West Virginia state government publications. The library houses a special collection of printed materials relating to state and regional history. The library’s computerized catalog provides Web access to materials in the Scarborough collection, and the library maintains a Web site. The Scarborough Library, originally built in 1965, was renovated in 2002-03. The library is a place of study and research for individual and groups. The 46,000-square-foot (4,300 m2) expansion, dedicated in 2002, includes multimedia classrooms, additional reading areas and seating, and the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies whose purpose is to promote an understanding of the United States Congress and the legislative process.

Shepherd University is situated in the Shenandoah Valley, on the banks of the Potomac River, in historic Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The oldest town in the state, Shepherdstown is a quaint university community, with the town and campus combining to offer a unique learning-living environment. Located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, Shepherdstown is within 20 miles (32 km) of nearby Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. It is only 65 miles (105 km) from the metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland. Within a short hike or drive of the campus are such well-known historic landmarks as Harpers Ferry, the Antietam Battlefield and the site of the 1862 Battle of Shepherdstown. The 1862 Battle of Shepherdstown may have significantly changed the course of the American Civil War as the last battle of the Maryland Campaign; the campaign that is generally acknowledged as the turning point of the Civil War. Across the Potomac River from the campus is the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. The C & O Canal National Historical Park, developed along the towpath of the old canal, is a beautiful recreational sanctuary, extending 184.5 miles (296.9 km) from Cumberland, Maryland, to Georgetown, in the nation’s capital. Richmond and Williamsburg, Virginia, as well as New York and Philadelphia, are all within a few hours drive of Shepherdstown. Guest lecturers and performers, field trips, internships, and career opportunities are advantages directly related to the location. Shepherd University is also the home of the Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence Program, Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF), George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War, and the Performing Arts Series at Shepherd (PASS).

The George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War
The George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War is home to Shepherd University’s Civil War & 19th Century America concentrated track of studies. Currently the program requires students to complete a program of specialized courses in addition to the courses already required of all history majors. Courses concentrate on various elements of 19th century history such as The American Civil War, 1850-1865; the Reconstruction Era; African American History; Soldiers and Society, 1861-65; and the Old South. Students also conduct primary research within the topic area and must intern at one of various historic sites in the region,

The Ruth Scarborough Library
The Ruth Scarborough Library collection contains varied materials, numbering 511,518


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such as Harpers Ferry National Historic Site.[1] The ongoing research mission at The George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War involves the compilation of figures from the soldiers’ compiled military service records which will lead to a more definitive number of veterans from the battle born state of West Virginia. Within the next five years, data gleaned from the service records of soldiers serving in all of West Virginia’s Union regiments and (Western) Virginia Confederate regiments will be compiled in the center’s electronic database. Once completed a simple query will be able to provide a very accurate total for both sides including data heretofore unavailable to historians. Currently the center is headed by Civil War historian Dr. Mark A. Snell, a retired Army officer and former assistant professor of history at West Point.

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• Environmental Chemistry Concentration • Traditional Concentration Chemistry Education Teaching Field Grades 9-12, B.A. Chemistry Minor, Traditional Track Chemistry Minor, Physical Analytical Track Coaching Minor Communication and New Media Major, B.A. or B.S. • New Media Concentration • Digital Filmmaking Concentration • Media Studies Concentration Computer and Information Sciences Comprehensive Major, B.S. • Computer Graphics and Games Concentration • Computer Programming and Information Systems Concentration • Computer Science Concentration Computer and Information Sciences Minor Computer and Information Technology Major, B.S. • Bioinformatics and Information Security Concentration • Information Technology Concentration • Web Programming and Design Concentration Digital Filmmaking Minor Economics Major, B.S. Economics Minor Elementary Education Major, B.A. • Elementary Education K-6 Specialty Studies • Elementary Education PreK-K Teaching Endorsement Education Minor Engineering Minor English Major, B.A. • Creative Writing Concentration • English Literature Concentration English Minor Environmental Studies Comprehensive Major, B.S. • Aquatic Science Concentration • Environmental Engineering Concentration • Environmental Science Concentration • Historic Preservation Concentration • Resource Management Concentration • Environmental Sustainability Concentration Environmental Studies Minor Family and Consumer Sciences Major, B.S. Family and Consumer Sciences Minors

Shepherd University offers the following undergraduate majors and minors: Accounting Major, B.S. Accounting Minor Anthropology/Geography Minor Appalachian Studies Minor Art Comprehensive Major, B.F.A. • Graphic Design Concentration • Painting Concentration • Photography/Computer Imagery Concentration • Printmaking Concentration • Sculpture Concentration Art Minor Art Teaching Field, PreK-Adult, B.A. Biology Major, B.S. • Traditional Biology Concentration • Ecological Science Concentration Biology Minor Biology Teaching Field Grades 9-12, B.A. Business Administration Major, B.S. • General Business Concentration • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Concentration • Financial Planning Concentration • Human Resource Management Concentration • Management Concentration • Marketing Concentration Business Administration Minor Chemistry Major, B.S. • Biochemistry Concentration


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• General Family and Consumer Sciences Minor • Family and Consumer Sciences Minor with a Child Development Emphasis • Family and Consumer Sciences Minor with a Fashion Emphasis French Minor General Science Minor Graphic Design Minor Historic Preservation Minor History Major, B.A. • Civil War and 19th-Century America Concentration • Public History Concentration • Traditional Concentration History Minor Journalism Minor Marketing Minor Mathematics Major, B.S. • Engineering Concentration • Industrial Mathematics Concentration • Traditional Mathematics Concentration Mathematics Minor Modern Languages • French Minor • Spanish Major, B.A. • Spanish Minor Music Comprehensive Major, B.A. • Composition Concentration • Guitar Performance Concentration • Music Theater Performance Concentration • Piano Pedagogy Concentration • Piano Performance Concentration • Voice Performance Concentration Music Minor New Media Minor Nursing Comprehensive Major, B.S.N. • R.N. to B.S.N. • School Nurse Certification • Second Degree B.S.N. Track Organizational and Business Communications Minor Photography/Computer Imagery Minor Physics Minor Political Science Major, B.S. or B.A. • International Concentration • Traditional Concentration Political Science Minor Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Veterinary Medicine Pre-Law Psychology Major, B.A. Psychology Minor Recreation and Leisure Studies Comprehensive Major, B.S. • Athletic Coaching and Officiating Concentration

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• Commercial Recreation/Tourism Concentration • Fitness/Exercise Science Concentration • Sport and Event Management Concentration • Sport Communication Concentration • Sport Marketing Concentration • Therapeutic Recreation Concentration Recreation and Leisure Studies Minor Regents Bachelor of Arts Degree, R.B.A. Secondary Education Professional Studies Core, B.A. • Art Teaching Field Grades Pre K-Adult • Biology Teaching Field Grades 9-12 • Chemistry Teaching Field Grades 9-12 • English Teaching Field Grades 5-9 • English Teaching Field Grades 5-Adult • Family and Consumer Sciences Teaching Field Grades 5-Adult • General Science Teaching Field Grades 5-Adult • Health Teaching Field Grades 5-Adult • Mathematics Teaching Field Grades 5-9 • Mathematics Teaching Field Grades 5-Adult • Music Teaching Field Grades Pre K-Adult (B.M.E) • Physical Education Teaching Field Grades Pre K-Adult • Social Studies Teaching Field Grades 5-Adult • Social Studies Teaching Field Grades 5-9 • Spanish Education Teaching Field Social Work Comprehensive Major, B.S.W. Sociology Major, B.S. • Criminal Justice Concentration • Traditional Concentration Sociology Minor Theater Minor Women’s Studies Minor Shepherd University offers the following graduate degree programs: Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Arts in Teaching Master of Arts in College Student Development and Administration Master of Arts in Business Administration • Traditional Concentration • Health Administration Concentration Master of Music in Music Education


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the quarterfinals in 2007, losing to California. Senior Dan Peters (safety) was named a firstteam All-American and senior Ricky Schmitt (kicker) was a second-team All-American in 2006. Home games are played in Ram Stadium.

Shepherd offers 11 NCAA Division II sports including football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball, softball, women’s volleyball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, and golf. The Ram marching band, cheerleading squad, and dance team promote spirit at university home games. Shepherd’s football team is the 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007, WVIAC Conference Champions. They made a national playoff appearance in 2005 (lost to CW Post in the second round) in their first ever home playoff game and reached the third round of playoffs in 2006 (lost to Bloomsburg) while being ranked fifth in the nation. They also reached


External links
• • • • Shepherd University website Contemporary American Theater Festival Official Shepherd athletics website Uniquely Shepherdstown - Discussion Forums

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