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Grant webinar: Shepherd University’s Scarborough Library will host a grant webinar on May 10 at 1 p.m. designed for nonprofit organizations and individuals seeking grants. The webinar, presented by the Foundation Center, will provide an overview of the research funding process and offer tips on how best to identify funding sources, including electronic and print […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN — Tuition at Shepherd University will increase by $140 a semester for in-state students and increase even more for out-of-state students, following a vote last week by the university’s Board of Governors. At its April 19 meeting, the board voted to increase tuition for in-state students approved a tuition increase of $140 for in-state […]

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Student honored: Shepherd University student Gabrielle Bartlett of New Creek is the first recipient of the inaugural Brian Noland Leadership Fellow award. The award was presented to her during the school’s Student Recognition Day April 17. The award is named in honor of Noland, who served as the chancellor of the West Virginia Higher Education […]

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CHARLES TOWN – School officials, parents and others concerned about underage drinking will gather here next week as hundreds of communities nationwide hold town hall meetings on the problem. With April designated as Alcohol Awareness Month, officials with the federal government’s Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking are helping to organize the […]

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Getting a shot

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Getting a shot

Teens participating in the Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s innovative five-day nature photography day camp will learn about the fundamentals of digital nature photography and image editing from expert instructors. The camp will include four days of field and lab training on the Shepherd University campus and a one-day field trip to nearby natural areas. Teens […]

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Shepherd Robotics Club takes third place in international competition

Members of Shepherd University’s Robotics Club won third place at the Trinity College International Fire Fighting Competition in Hartford, Conn., on March 31. Shepherd teams also took fourth place, ninth place, and 11th place. Shepherd students represented four of the 48 teams that participated in the competition from schools including James Madison University, Pennsylvania State […]

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New teaching certification program: American Public University System announced a new online teaching endorsement and certificate program for West Virginia K-12 teachers. The APUS program, developed in collaboration with the West Virginia Department of Education, is designed to help enhance online instructional competencies and improve student achievement outcomes. The program adheres to the tenets of […]

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Student gets West Point appointment

CHARLES TOWN — Washington High School senior Andrew Scott has received an appointment to West Point Military Academy. Scott, who is the son of Stephen and Karen Scott, of Tuscawilla Hills, was nominated by U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, Sen. Jay Rockefeller and Sen. Joe Manchin. Scott says he was inspired to join the military […]

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Second arrest made in copper theft

MARLA PISCIOTTA Spirit Staff CHARLES TOWN — Jefferson County Sheriff deputies have made a second arrest in the theft of copper materials at South Jefferson Elementary School, which occurred in February. Anthony Hoskins, 20, of Harpers Ferry was arrested April 10 at a residence in Willowbrook subdivision in Charles Town. “We received an anonymous tip […]

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