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By Staff | Oct 29, 2010

SHEPHERDSTOWN – SU’s debate and forensics team won 19 awards in Ashland, Va. at the Collegiate Forensics Association Tournament. Four Shepherd debate team members won awards.

Brian Staggers from Keyser, W.Va. won first place in After Dinner Speaking, second in Dramatic duo, third in Impromptu Sales and the Pentathlon Award, fourth in Extemporaneous Speaking and Parliamentary Debate and fifth in Parliamentary Speaker’s Award;

Timothy Leonard from Wheeling won fourth place in Single Dramatic Interpretation, Communications Analysis, Impromptu Sales and the Lincoln-Douglas Debate and sixth in Impromptu;

Christina Hammond from Charles Town won second in Dramatic Duo as well as Persuasive and fourth in After Dinner Speaking; and

Lindsey Hildith from Falling Waters won third place in Communications Analysis, fourth in Persuasive and fifth in the Lincoln-Douglas Debate.

SU received third place in the Sweepstakes.

The SU Intramurals and West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) will offer a Hunters Safety Education class at Shepherd on Nov. 13 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Storer Ballroom. The classes are free and open to the public.

Both days are mandatory in order to complete the class. Students 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. To register for this class, visit http://www.dnr.gov/lenforce/Hunted/classes.asp.

The SU Department of Contemporary Art and Theater is presenting a solo exhibition by graphic artist Mary Richards titled “meditation, meds, and meddling” through Oct. 31 in the Frank Center Gallery.

Richards received her undergraduate degree from Shepherd and an M.F.A. from Ohio University. She currently works as a project manager for the Leinicke Group, a marketing and design agency in St. Louis, Mo.

Richards was an adjunct professor for more than 15 years a various schools, including Shepherd. She maintains an active exhibition schedule with exhibitions at galleries throughout the Midwest.

For more information about the Shepherd Department of Contemporary Art and Theater programs and faculty, visit www.shepherd.edu/artweb/.

The Shepherd University Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players will present William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Nov. 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 7 at 2 p.m., and Nov. 10 and 11 at 8:45 p.m. in Reynolds Hall.

Shakespeare’s comedy of young lovers, fairies, identity confusion in the forest, and weddings in the court ends with his most hilarious play-within-a-play performed by the original rude mechanicals.

Tickets are $8 for general admission, $3 for students and $2 for Shepherd University students, faculty and staff. For more information, contact Dr. Betty Ellzey at (304) 876-5208 or bellzey@shepherd.edu.

SU will host the Tri-State Hispanic Forum on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies.

The forum plans to bring together Hispanics and non-Hispanics from the tri-state and metropolitan area to understand Hispanic issues, share good practices on expanding Hispanic access to services and discuss issues and actions taking place at the local, state and national levels around the Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

The program will begin with keynote speaker Saul Solorzano, executive director of CARECEN DC. The program will feature two session and then close with a panel and plenary discussion.

For more information on the program, contact Amy Hampton at ahampton@shepherd.edu.