Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Since its inception in 1996, Lee National Denim Day has adhered to a simple philosophy: one day, one cause, one cure®. In 13 years, that philosophy has become a mantra for millions and has made an impact Lee Jeans never dreamed possible.

It all started when several Lee Jeans employees realized that each of them, in one form or another, had been touched by breast cancer. An everyday conversation sparked an idea and led to the creation of Lee National Denim Day, which has become one of the largest single-day fundraisers nationwide for breast cancer.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

SU Community Food Expo

Thirteen area vendors will bring the feel of a farmer's market to campus Oct. 1 when Shippensburg University hosts its first Community Food Expo from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Chad Kimmel, associate professor of sociology and organizer of the event, called it "a celebration of local food and local issues. I wanted to bring together local farmers who are producing some of the healthiest and best tasting food around."

The free expo will take place in the street hockey pavilion located at the rear of campus across from the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Looking for some great HAUNTS??

As Halloween is approaching, here is a listing of some local 'haunts':

Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride
HAYRIDE: 20 minute hayride throught haunted forest at Arasapha Farms... over 50 actors creep out or fly over to scare. Rated one of the top 13 haunted attractions in the United States by Hauntworld Magazine, and USA Today and the Travel Chanel... also at this attraction - Bates MOTEL: up close and personal (not intended for children under 8)and a Haunted CORNMAZE. The entire event is wildly successful, one of the consistently most heavily attended haunted attractions in the country, and ranks highly on top ten national haunt lists every year. The combination of a wooded farm location in a major market(Philadelphia), big effects, major sets, unique scares and pure adrenaline makes it an all time fan favorite. Open October 2 thru 4, then runs every night (weather permitting) October 9th until November 1st. Open 6:30 pm daily until 9:30 weeknights or 10:30 pm weekends. If you go and enjoy it, VOTE here to rank them #1!
Yes, this one is OUR favorite!!!

Field of Screams featuring Haunted Hayride, Frightmare Asylum, Den of Darkness, and Little Screamers, a non-scary hayride. Located in Mountville, PA. Near Reading, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Carlisle, Harrisburg, Allentown.

Halloween Park A York County haunted house in in Central Pennsylvania (PA), York, York Haven, Strinestown, PA open every Friday thru Sunday September 18th thru October 31st.

Jason's Woods located in Lancaster PA with 9 hair-raising attractions including Hayride, Barn of Terror, Pirate's Revenge 3D, Mystery Maze, Macabre Museum, Pitch Black, Psycho Circus, Escape From OZ & Lost in Jason's Woods

Bedlam in the Boro - in Lineboro, Maryland MD near Baltimore, Westminister, Hanover, Gettysburg, & Frederick - open every Friday and Saturday October 9th thru 31st, this production is the work of Lineboro Volunteer Fire Department and features a hayride, House of Horror, and the Bedlam Bypass - a non-scary ride for all ages... attraction also features food and games.

Shocktoberfest - in Reading (Sinking Springs), near Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley. Featuring Prison of the Dead, Club Shock - ghoul nightclub, the Biohazard Hayride and 3-D Toxic Asylum.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Look Familiar???

Do you know what this is??? If you CAN'T identify this building, then IT'S TIME TO GO BACK!!! There's so many additions and improvements to the Shippensburg campus, REISNER dining hall (pictured) is only one of them... but if you haven't been here lately, please come visit... Homecoming 2009 is that perfect opportunity!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009


A phys psych professor at CCNY had the following fun trivia for his class about this amazing fruit:

Peel a banana from the bottom and you won't have to pick the little "stringy things" off of it. That's how the primates do it.
Never, put your banana in the refrig!!! Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.

Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.
Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to b eat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power
: Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around.

Want a quick shine on our shoes?? Take the INSIDE of the banana skin, and rub directly on the shoe...polish with dry cloth. Amazing fruit !!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

"Spill the Beans" - SHIP

5th Annual Black Bean Cook-off
Held September 26, 2009, 11am-3pm
Ticket admission price includes full chicken dinner
Location: Green space on 696 / Earl Street near SU campus
Cash prizes!
"Spill the Beans" is a charitable fundraising event held annually in Shippensburg, PA. Participants in the event include college fraternities and sororities, individuals, and local businesses or other organizations.

100% of the profits will be distributed to support the projects of these largely volunteer, non-profit groups: Downtown Organizations Investing Together (D.O.I.T.) and The Shippensburg Area Boys and Girls Club

Entertainment: This year's event will feature a DJ, children's games, the Little Miss Bean Queen contest, and more!

Monday, September 21, 2009

2 New Looks on SU Campus

By ROXANN MILLER Senior correspondent, Public Opinion:
Shippensburg University celebrated the official reopening of two of its facilities --Ezra Lehman Memorial Library & Reisner Dining Hall --with ribbon-cutting ceremonies Saturday. With the $1.5 million project complete, the first floor of the 40-year-old library has been transformed into a 24,000-square-foot library-learning center.

Rick Ruth, vice president of information technologies and services at SU, told faculty, trustees, students and other local dignitaries at the ribbon cutting that today's library is very different from the library of the past. "Gone are card catalogs -- replaced by computer access terminals. Gone are typewriters -- replaced by computer labs and network printers. Gone are paper notebooks, pencils and pens -- replaced by laptops, notebook computers, net books and smart cell phones," Ruth said.

"Today's library is not the dull silent or motionless place of the past. It has color. Discussions are going on, and it is abuzz with activity. You will find posters, poetry, movable furnishings, group study rooms and, of course, a Starbucks," Ruth said.

At the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Reisner Dining Hall (pictured), SU President Bill Ruud bragged about the world-class dining available on the SU campus. "This is truly a changed facility. It is modernized and it has responded to the new desires and needs of students," Ruud said, referring to the honorable mention that Reisner received from University Business Magazine. The $17 million project was completed ahead of schedule in May.

The dining facility expanded from 51,000 square feet to 59,000 square feet in order to move the cooking areas into the serving areas, add more student seating and create a more inviting dining experience. Three large televisions, a Bose sound system, and bistro-style seating has added to the dining experience, according to university officials.

For ALL SU happenings: news and noteworthy events, check in with us!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

3 Day Team: We DREAM

We are pleased to announce yet another one of our own who has made this worthwhile committment to the Susan G. Komen 3-Day! Kudos to all of you who are accepting this challenge and participating... let's show our sisters some support! If anyone else out there is also participating or would like to share your cause, be sure to drop us a line!

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I have taken on an incredible challenge. On October 30 I'll be walking 60 miles over the course of three days, camping out at night with thousands of other women and men taking this journey with me.

It's for an event called the Breast Cancer 3-Day, which benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. Every advancement in breast cancer research, treatment, education and prevention in the last 25 years has been touched by a Komen for the Cure grant. They are working hard to build a future without breast cancer, and I plan on raising $2300 to help bring us closer to that goal.

Please consider making a donation. You can donate online at Please also ask your employer if they will double your donation with a matching gift. Thank you to those who have already made a donation!

Without a cure, one in eight women in the U.S. will continue to be diagnosed with breast cancer. That's why I'm walking in the 3-Day. Because everyone deserves a lifetime.

Just follow the link below to visit my personal fundraising webpage and make a donation. If you don't want to donate online, please download and print a donation form and mail it to the address on the form. Or you can call 800.996.3DAY to donate over the phone. I would like to reach my fundraising goal by [date], so don't delay!

Thank you for taking the time to read this email, and thank you for your support.

Tara Whisenant
Team We DREAM (Do Remember, Everybody, And More)
P.S. Don't wait - donate today!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

you say it's your BIRTHDAY...

There's no excuse NOT to celebrate!!! Check out these freebees for your big day... (most require online registration prior to your birthday and many restaurants will send you coupons to redeem).

Applebees - free dessert
Baskin Robbins - FREE 2.5 oz ice cream scoop and a coupon for $3.00 off of an ice cream cake for your birthday!
California Pizza Kitchen - free kids meal the month of birthday
Coldstone Creamery - free ice cream creation on your birthday
Dennys - free meal
Joe's Crab Shack - free cake
Maggiano's - sign up for discount coupon
Melting Pot - free chocolate fondue for 2 w/purchase of entree for 2
Olive Garden - discount offers
Perkins - email offers on your birthday and anniversary
Red Robin - free burger
Ruby Tuesdays - free handcrafted burger
Shady Maple Buffet in Lancaster County - free dinner on your birthday (If your birthday falls on a Sunday...they are Amish and are not open on Sunday’s... your free dinner is on Monday.)
Spaghetti Warehouse - free spaghetti dinner
Uno's Chicago Grill - free entree

Friday, September 18, 2009

Greek Move-In

Greek Move-In: Fraternities and sororities help freshman on campus move into their dorms...

What a great looking group...
doesn't this make you proud??!

Great job, girls!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

SHIPstock 2009

2 pm - 2nd Annual SU Homecoming Service Project - 30 Fayette Street
Join SU Alum Board at King's Kettle Food Pantry... help stock their shelves for the holidays. Donations greatly appreciated
6 pm - Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner
Inductees: Stephanie Arnold '98, Gary R. Best '97, Richard T. Diggs '75, George Hrubovcka '57 posthumously, Pamela Nee '98, Donald Thorn '61, Donald Miller honorary.
8 -11 pm Alumni Party - Knutes Pub & Grille SU alums, cash bar, door prizes
8 pm -Homecoming Celebration Spirit Rally - Heiges Field House

8am- 1pm Alumni Hospitality Room - CUB Lounge
Enjoy coffee, tea, juice and pastries and visit with other alums in the CUB lounge. Starbucks open 9 am - 4 pm in Lehman Library.
9 am- 30th Annual Army ROTC 10K Run
10:15 am Homecoming Parade
Grab a seat to witness the "SHIP" spirit... parade will go thru town at 10:15 am and arrive on campus approximately 10:45 am.
10:30am - 12:45pm - Tailgate at the Red&Blue Alumni Tent
Lunch $10/person includes all the pre-game favorites
1pm - Red Raiders vs. West Chester Golden Rams football game
$6/adult Cheer on the Red Raiders... halftime events feature SU Marching Band performance and the crowning of 2009 Homecoming King and Queen.
4 pm - President's Postgame Supper
$10/person President Bill Ruud and his wife Judy invite you to picnic supper at their house following the game.
8 pm- AMERICA performs at Luhr's Performing Arts Center
for tickets, visit

University Store Offering 10% discount for alumni all weekend.
Open Friday 7:45 am - 4:30 pm and Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Live in Shippensburg? Help the community get in the Homecoming spirit by participating in the House Decorating Contest October 12 - 17.
For more info:
To find out WHO will be there... join our "Shippensburg University AOII Alumnae" group on facebook and view the event "Homecoming 2009", there is also an "all Greek event"... feel free to forward it to other Ship alums!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

HAPPY 25th, TAU LAMBDA! greek greek greek graphics
On the day we celebrate Tau Lambda's charter, we thought it appropriate to salute Theresa Levenduski and our founding sisters:

Geri Adams
Deb Allen
Karen Allen
Jan Brzozowsky
Jennifer Clark
Allison Coltrane
Donna Cope
Holly Coryell
Sharon Detweiler
Patty Dougherty
Deb Eichenser
Lisa Ford
Jean King
Virginia Kinzler
Kathy Laite
Jane Lawler
Stacey Leh
Michele Little
Marilyn Manderbach
Jill McLaughlin
Bonnie Mead
Denise Munsell
Ann O'Brien
Mandy Poeta
Lynn Ramond
Carol Rauschmayer
Christine Renner
Susan Seaman
Diane Shaeffer-Rankin
Pam Simon
Linda Temoyan
Marie Thurell
Sue Tracy
Christine Trayer
Lora Vittone
Lori Weachter

Thank you all for your dedication and hard work to bring AOII to Shippensburg University! This will kick off our Sister Profile: Founding Sisters which will give us a chance to get to know them as we count down to our 25th Celebration Weekend... Be sure to check back the first of each month for our "featured founder"!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

is there anybody out there???

if you are an avid reader of the blog and enjoy one of our posts or have some ideas, please let us know... feel free to comment, add suggestion or direction... we'd love to hear from you... go ahead, chime in!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Grandparent's Day

It is only right and fitting that one day of the year is set aside to honor our grandparents. It is time to celebrate those special people in our lives.

National Grandparent's Day originated in 1978. Then President Jimmy Carter declared it to be the first Sunday after Labor Day.

If you can, enjoy the day with them - or at least give them a call.

Friday, September 11, 2009

one good deed

When we ask our parents or grandparents, they can remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when JFK was shot; most of us recall being at school watching the gloomy day when the Challenger set off for space... or when the Gulf War began. But it is unfortunate that 9/11 means something to all of us... and so many of us know someone or their family directly affected by that horriffic day.

A few organizations took it upon themselves to make a positive out of this most disturbing of days... and with the help of the late Senator Ted Kennedy as the co-signer of the bill, President Obama signed into law the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which established 9/11 as a NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE.

This seven-year campaign was led by one exceptional nonprofit, MyGoodDeed. This group is asking for all Americans to help create a legacy that honors September 11 victims and acknowledge those who rose to service in response to the attacks on America by just doing something nice! Pledge to perform "ONE GOOD DEED" during this week. Either help a neighbor, family member, volunteer, engage in a charitable activity or begin a project for your community. You may post your deed or obtain ideas for new ones... visit: OR if you have ideas of what WE as a GROUP could do, PLEASE SHARE!!!

Also happening: This Friday there will be a star-supported evening tribute launched by President Obama and First Lady Michelle to the 9/11 community, giving free tickets for the "United We Serve" event to the volunteers. Speakers include NY Governor David Paterson and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, others participating in the event will be late-night host Jimmy Fallon, the Harlem Boys & Girls Choir, The Roots, and Anjulie.

And of course, remember to display your AMERICAN FLAGS!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


It's 9-9-09... and many are dressing to the nines!
So why not get in on the act?
After all, you're unlikely to experience another single-digit date in your lifetime. The next one won't roll around for 92 years -- until 1/1/2101.

Those who like to play with numbers will have a field day on 09/09/09.
The date falls on a Wednesday in September, both of which have 9 letters.
September 9 also is the 252nd day of the year. 2+5+2
In addition, if you multiply a single-digit number by 9, the resulting two digits add up to 9. Consider: 8x9

Take me out to the ballgame
The number 9 abounds here. There are 9 innings (before extra innings), 9 players at a time on a team, 90 feet between bases and nine strikes per inning, 27 (9+9+9) outs per team in a regular-length game and 9 was the uniform number of Ted Williams.

Tweet away ...
Republicans are asking Twitter users to log on at 9 p.m. ET for what is being billed as the "largest Twitter tea party ever."

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day

Hopefully you all have the chance to sit back and relax today... as summer draws to a close &everyone prepares to go back to school...enjoy the day!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Pathway to Success Alum Workshop

SU Alumni Association: Pathways to Success Alumni Career Workshop Series
Don’t miss it! Perfect for those that need to network for job searching and excellent for anyone who wants to help advance their career or for their own professional development. Attend one or attend all of these free sessions held at Employer worksites. If you can’t join us in person, you can participate remotely from your home or office.

All workshops are held from 6:30pm-7:30pm.
For workshop descriptions and additional information, go to or visit our on-line brochure. To register, contact the University Relations office at or 717-477-1218. Please register at least 5 days prior to the workshop.

September 23, 2009: Teamwork & Ethics in a Multi-Generational Workplace
Presenter: Bert Wendeln ’89, President, The Carlisle Group
Location: Murata Business Center, 453 Lincoln Street , Carlisle, PA 17013

October 28, 2009: Maximize Yourself: High Impact Ways to Promote Yourself for Advancement Opportunities
Presenter: Dave Hargrave, District Marketing Manager, Federated Insurance
Location: Federated Insurance, 1100 Bent Creek Blvd. 2nd floor, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

November 4, 2009: Finance 101 - the Basics Every Manager Should Know about Budgets
Presenter: Frank L. Rankin ‘80, Partner, CLTC, Special Care Planner, Investment Advisor Representative, Wienken & Associates
Location: Wienken & Associates, 100 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 201, Camp Hill, PA 17011

January 27, 2010: Demystifying the Language of Business
Presenter: Jason Kirsch '95, Vice President/Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Metro Bank
Location: Metro Bank, 3801 Paxton St., Harrisburg, PA 17111

February 24, 2010: Customer Service – Dealing with “problem” Internal and External Customers
Presenter: Scott Martin, Branch Manager, ABF Freight System, Inc.
Location: ABF Freight Systems, Inc., 2001 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle, PA 17013

March 24, 2010 (Round table discussion): What’s the RIGHT Price? Who KNOWS! Setting your price for products and services
Facilitator: Jeff Snyder ‘88, Sales Manager, Wagman Metal Products, Inc.
Location: Wagman Metal Products, Inc., 400 South Albemarle Street, York PA 17403

March 31, 2010: Engaged Employees: The Impact to You and Your Organization’s Bottom Line
Presenter: James P. Shellenberger ’01, Audit Manager, McKonly & Asbury
Location: McKonly & Asbury, 415 Fallowfield Road Camp Hill, PA 17011

April 6, 2010: Interview For Success!
No matter where you went to school, no matter what your GPA is, no matter who you know--if you are unable to interview successfully, you won't get the job. This class is designed to help you successfully interview and get the job you want.
Presenter: Matt Swanger ’04, Human Resource Generalist & Karen Carmack, SVP Human Resource Manager, SPHR, F&M Trust
Location: F&M Trust, 20 South Main Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201

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Thursday, September 3, 2009


As we welcome the new school year, we thought it would be fun to give you an idea of what was going on 25 years ago as our TL founders began THEIR year at Ship... Where Were You???:

- Ronald Reagan was president of the United States(defeated Walter F. Mondale for re-election.)
- Terms of Endearment named Academy Awards "Best Picture of the Year".
- Winter Olympics were held in Sarjevo and Summer in Los Angeles.
- 1984 was a leap year.
- The space shuttle Discovery completed it's maiden voyage.
- 36 of Britain and Ireland's top pop musicians form Band Aid, record "Do They Know It's Christmas", to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.
- It was the Chinese Year of the Rat.
- Over 250 years after their deaths, William Penn and his wife Hannah Callowhill Penn were made Honorary Citizens of the United States.
- Vanessa Lynn Williams became the first Miss America to resign her crown after nude photos appeared in "Penthouse" magazine.
- Bobby Ewing found himself in the crossfire as a rival tries to gun down his brother J.R. on the season finale of Dallas.
- "Every Breath You Take" by the Police won Song of the Year and Culture Club named Best New Artist.
- Other top songs: Madonna "Like a Virgin", Kenny Loggins "Footloose", Tina Turner "What's Love Got to Do With It", Prince "When Doves Cry".
- Clara Peller was featured in the "Where's the Beef?" commercial campaign for Wendy's for the first time.
- Apple Computer launched its Apple Macintosh with its famous half-time Super Bowl commercial.
- Michael Jackson's hair caught fire filming a Pepsi commercial.
- TV Premiers included: The Cosby Show, Who's the Boss?, Miami Vice.
- We said good bye to shows:Capt Kangaroo,Fantasy Island,Happy Days.
- International President Ginger Banks initiated Tau Lambda.

What do YOU remember from the year? Please share!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Join the Raiders Pack

Your child can join the Raiders Pack! The program was established to support Raiders football on the field and in the stands. Membership is open to children ages 5 – 12. For $10, each member will receive a t-shirt and free admission to home football games when accompanied by a paying adult.

Members of the Raiders Pack will lead the Raiders out onto the field prior to each kick-off and a section of seats will be reserved to watch the game. Supervision of Raiders Pack members in the reserved seating area will be provided from the start of the game until halftime. Information is available on-line at under HIGHLIGHTS, e-mail or call 717-477-1218 for details.

HOME GAMES: Played at Seth Grove Stadium begin at 1 pm, SHIP Alumni Association will hold "Bring your Own Tailgate" from 11 am - 12:30 pm for each of these games... be sure to join them:
September 12 - Lock Haven *PARENTS WEEKEND
September 19 - East Stroudsburg
October 10 - Kutztown
October 17 - West Chester *HOMECOMING
November 7 - California (PA)

September 5 at Edinboro
September 26 at Millersbille
October 3 at C.W. Post (Brookville, NY)
October 24 at Bloomsburg: SU Alum Association will host TAILGATING from 12:30pm - 2pm with Kick-off at 2:30pm
October 31 at Cheyney

Watch Raider sports streaming live or replay them whenever you choose. Mediasite is available approximately 30 minutes before the game begins. Mac users must first install Flip4Mac on their computer to view this stream--