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Civil War book collection donated to Shepherd

By Staff | Nov 19, 2010

The George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War (GTMC) at Shepherd University, in conjunction with the Scarborough Library and Shepherd University Foundation, announces the receipt of 96 Civil War books donated by Elaine Apostoles of Springfield, Va., in memory of her late husband, Nick P. Apostoles, a retired major and logistician with the U.S. Air Force and Civil War enthusiast.

The collection will be stored in the GTMC and the Scarborough Library for student/faculty use and research.

Prior to his death in February 2009 at the age of 86, Apostoles informed his wife that he wished for the treasured collection to be given to an institution where the books would be used and appreciated. Shepherd alumnus, Ted Rudd ’58, a friend and neighbor of the couple for 40 years, suggested she donate the collection to the GTMC.

On Nov. 9, Elaine Apostoles and Rudd visited Shepherd’s campus to tour the GTMC and view the collection in its new home.

For more information about making donations through the Shepherd University Foundation, contact Monica Lingenfelter, Shepherd University Foundation, P.O. Box 5000, Shepherdstown, WV, 25443-5000, 304-876-5397 or visit www.shepherd.edu/fndtnweb.

The SU Music Department will present a Percussion Ensemble concert on Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. in the Frank Arts Center Theater.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The Shepherd University Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Michelle Humphreys, will present Tres Piernas by Gerald Heslip, The Old Castle by Modest Mussorgsky, Dialogue for Snare Drum and Timpani by Garwood Whaley, Elusive One by Steve Pemberton, Herta Schmerta by Ed Argenziano, Leaves Fell Playfully by Josh Gottry, and Bonham by Christopher Rouse. Percussion Ensemble performers include David Albin, Nicholas Bavani, Nathan Biedzynski, Blaine Gibson, Cameron Gore, Michael Kincaid, Christina Oliver, Cody Rausch and Ronald Rowlett.

For more information call 304-876-5555 or visit the website at www.shepherd.edu/musicweb.

The SU Wellness Center will hold the Second Annual Jingle Bell Jog, a holiday 5k run, on Dec. 4.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. There is no entry fee for the run but participants are asked to bring a gift for a child, a stocking stuffer or a canned good for the Christmas food drive.

Angel tags for children’s gifts, which will include all clothing sizes, are available at the Wellness Center front desk.

The purpose of the Jingle Bell Jog is to embrace the spirit of the holidays and give back to the community.