Wednesday, Dec. 4
Christmas Market all day, every day in the Brandt Student Center is fashioned after the traditional Christmas Markets that originated in Germany centuries ago and are now found in cities around the world. Buy original and handmade art, clothes, crafts, jewelry, baked goods, music (CDs) as well as FREE merchandise from the Shenandoah Salvage Co. Find unique gifts without leaving campus. (Students and employees who want to sell their products should contact studentlife@su.edu or stop by the BSC Information Desk and ask for Cathy.)

Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention Symposium is from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium. President Tracy Fitzsimmons opens this special event; she is followed by the keynote address, “Prevention of Genocide: Risk, Resilience and Responsibility,” presented by Adama Dieng, the United Nations’ Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. The address is followed by a roundtable discussion of international (legal) obligation on the prevention of genocide with Dr. Charles Call, senior adviser in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations at the U.S. Department of State; and Elisabeth B. White, research director at the Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The symposium is open to the public. Contact Dr. Petra Schweitzer at pschweit@su.edu. FREE

Find Relief from Stress between 6 and 8 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room. The Psychology Club and Active Minds will set out fun activities, crafts and snacks that do NOT require memorization, public speaking or exams. Contact student Kristina Troxel at ktroxel09@su.edu FREE


Thursday, Dec. 5
Tacky Fashion Show begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room. See a fabulous display of thrift store finds and enjoy food, games and raffles. Admission is $5. All proceeds support the Winchester Medical Center Auxiliary Attic Thrift Store. Contact ENACTUS member Donna Trousedale atdtroused12@su.edu


Friday, Dec. 6
Winter Wonderland Ice Skating is from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Armstrong/Brandt Student Center parking lot near the parking garage. Students are invited to skate on artificial ice, enjoy hot chocolate and music. Skates are provided. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE

Love Canon with special guest the Hello Strangers perform at the Bright Box Theater (15 N. Loudoun St., downtown Winchester). Think Rocky IV, Cyndi Lauper, ZZ Top, Aha and Dire Straits played with banjo, mandolin and high lonesome vocals. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Visitwww.brightboxwinchester.com


Saturday, Dec. 7
Chimers Concert begins at noon in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall. This Christmas concert is presented by the Shenandoah University Music Therapy Students and NW Works. Contact music therapy students Ashley Cook at acook10@su.edu or Tracey Swope at tswope08@su.eduFREE

New Music Series: UnSilent Night begins at 8 p.m. on the Loudoun Street walking mall in downtown Winchester. FREE

Inter-Fraternal Holiday Musicale begins at 8 p.m. in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall. Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Mu Alpha, Sigma Alpha Iota, Sigma Rho Delta, and Alpha Psi Omega kick off the season of merriment and good cheer with fantastic acts, good music, delicious holiday sweets and time spent with some of the best people on earth. Suggested donation is $3, which goes to the Smashing Walnuts Foundation (www.smashingwalnuts.org/home.html), in memory of Shenandoah University honorary alumna Gabriella Miller (2003-2013). Contact student Sara Johnson at sjohnson083@su.edu


Sunday, Dec. 8
24-Hour Study Space in the Brandt Student Center: The Brandt Student Center remains open – around the clock – until 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13. All meeting spaces are reserved for students who need to study; the Ferrari Room is a no-talking, quiet study space. FREE snacks and beverages offered from midnight to 8 a.m. at the Information Desk. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE


Monday, Dec. 9
Late-Night Breakfast begins at 10 p.m. in the Allen Dining Hall. Administrators and faculty members will serve students pancakes, eggs, sausage, tater tots, donuts and beverages to nourish them for Final Exams Week. Contact studentlife@su.edu FREE


Friday, Dec. 13
Residence halls close at 7 p.m. for winter break. Contact reslife@su.edu


Sunday, Dec. 15
Spring Semester Payment  is due today.

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