Sunday, May 30, 2010

SU Events - Hagerstown Suns

Date: Saturday, August 14, 2010
Picnic Buffet: 6:05pm - 7:30pm, Picnic Patio
Game Time: 7:05p.m
Location: Municipal Stadium, 274 E Memorial Blvd., Hagerstown, MD
Cost: $12.00/person; Children ages 3 and under are free.

Join fellow alumni for a night out with the Suns! Everyone receives a Suns souvenir hat and evening highlights include fireworks after the game.

Our group will have a reserved section in the picnic patio along the 3rd base line as well as general admission tickets. After the picnic buffet, feel free to watch the game from the picnic area or from your general admission seats. Picnic buffet includes hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled chicken breasts, corn on the cob, chips, soda and water.

RSVP by July 12, 2010.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

SU Events - Baltimore Orioles Baseball Game

Baltimore Orioles vs. Washington Nationals Baseball Game
Date: Sunday, June 27, 2010
Game Time: 1:35pm
Location: Camden Yards, 333 W. Camden St., Baltimore, MD
Cost: $16.00/person; (savings of over $5/ticket) Seats located in lower reserve section.

Join the SHIP alumni group and watch the competition between two local teams first hand! Baltimore Orioles take on the Washington Nationals during interleague play at Camden Yards.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

SU 2010 Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend, always the first full weekend in June, is when the campus comes alive with activity as hundreds of alumni, friends and families return to campus. Reconnect with friends, build pride.

ArtSHIP: Shippensburg's Art, Wine and Brew Festival is set for Saturday, June 5 from 12pm - 5pm. Join us over Alumni Weekend to enjoy local artists, wines and craft brews.

A few highlighted events during the weekend include:
SHIP Party - Friday night @ Black Horse Tavern From 3:30pm – 6pm, Lite snacks provided with a cash bar.

Pubs & Grubs Tour – Friday night, departs StoneRidge Commons and loops thru town 8:30pm – 12:30am. Transportation and mugs provided! Bus stops at Wibs, Black Horse Tavern, Knute’s, Market Cross, Maxie’s and Hot Point.

Alumni Hospitality Suite – Friday & Saturday nights in the StoneRidge common area. 21 and older. Lite snacks & beverages provided.
Class of 1960 – 50th Year Reunion – Welcome back!

SU Night Dinner – Saturday night. All you can eat crabs, chicken and more! Registration/tickets required in advance.

Little Anthony & The Imperials @ The Luhrs Performing Arts Center – Saturday night. Purchase tickets at or 717-477-SHOW

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Become a "FAN" of Shippensburg

Are you on Facebook? Then Fan us!
The Alum Assoc been doing a great job sharing the SUAA/alumni happenings on our Fan page. It is an awesome way to keep our alumni and the Ship community in the know.

The Challenge
There is a challenge set forth to have the page hit 500 Fans by Alumni Weekend (less than a month!). We are currently at 256. Use the "suggest to friends" link from our fan page to get your friends, family, sorority sisters, fraternity brothers, other alumni, and anyone else to fan us(or “like” as it has been renamed)!

Spread the word:!/ShippensburgAlumni

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Online Store Up and Running AGAIN

You asked for it... so the online store is available again - until May 30th so be sure to place your orders now!!! New to the store: boy's "Future AOII Sweetheart" and a more fitted women's tee. Be sure to check out the sweatshirt - it's a fav during these 'cold May days'!!! and the baseball hat, perfect for the beach! Password is still "ship". HAPPY SHOPPING!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ship Happenings - Alumni Association

Wok 'N Walk Chinatown Tour with Chef Joseph Poon
Saturday May 22, 2010 3 pm $49/person all inclusive (kid friendly pricing - 1/2 off ages 6 thru 12) - Philadelphia, PA
Your tour will include a Tai Chi demonstration, a Chinese vegetable carving lesson and walking tour of Philadelphia's Chinatown community including stops at a fortune cookie factory, a Chinese herbal medicine shop, a Chinese place of worship, a Chinese bakery, an Asian grocery store, a fish market and more. (Stops vary depending upon timing) Upon completion of the two-hour tour, Chef Joseph Poon's staff will serve a full dinner.

Alumi Volunteer Day at the Greater Berks Food Bank
Saturday June 19, 2010 from 9 am - 11 am - Reading, PA
Please provide your time and join fellow Ship Alumni along with your friends and family at this volunteer service project. Ship Alumni are volunteering at the Greater Berks Food Bank and we'll be starting at 9am. We will pack food totes that are delivered to low income senior citizens. This project is part of a federally-supported program known as the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.
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Monday, May 10, 2010

Congratulations, Graduates!

Brisk winds May 8 didn't deter more than 900 seniors from participating in the Spring Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, and it didn't deter a record crowd of friends and family from attending the program in Seth Grove Stadium.

Approximately 10,000 people jammed the stadium seating, stood along the track and watched from outside the stadium as the graduates received their diploma covers.

Guest speaker was U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, junior senator from New Hampshire and a 1969 Shippensburg alumna. Kyler Ford, senior class president, also spoke on behalf of the graduates.

In a special presentation, local business and civic leader Kenneth R. Shoemaker was named an honorary Shippensburg University Alumnus. The award was presented by Wendy McCrory Rotz, president of the Shippensburg University Alumni Association, on behalf of the association for Shoemaker's long-time support of the university. Shoemaker currently is a member of the university's Council of Trustees.

Congratulations to all of our graduating seniors!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Before I Was a MOM...

I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about how late I got into bed. I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.
Before I was a Mom -
I cleaned my house each day. I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby. I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunizations.
Before I was a Mom -
I had never been puked on - Pooped on - Spit on - Chewed on, or Peed on. I had complete control of my mind and My thoughts. I slept all night.
Before I was a Mom -
I never held down a screaming child so that doctors could do tests...or give shots. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.
Before I was a Mom -
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew that something so small could affect my life
so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom.
Before I was a Mom -
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body. I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby. I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important.
Before I was a Mom -
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay. I had never known The warmth, The joy, The love, The heartache, The wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom. I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Cinco de Mayo is a holiday celebrating Mexican heritage. It commemorates the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle Of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

How do WE celebrate??? With nachos and margaritas! Raise your Corona and have a toast!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

National Teacher Day

The NEA gives a history of National Teacher Day The origins of Teacher Day are murky. Around 1944 Wisconsin teacher Ryan Krug began corresponding with political and education leaders about the need for a national day to honor teachers. Woodbridge wrote to Eleanor Roosevelt who in 1953 persuaded the 81st Congress to proclaim a National Teacher Day. NEA along with its Kansas and Indiana state affiliates and the Dodge City (Kan.) local lobbied Congress to create a national day celebrating teachers. Congress declared March 7, 1980, as National Teacher Day for that year only. NEA and its affiliates continued to observe Teacher Day on the first Tuesday in March until 1985, when the National PTA established Teacher Appreciation Week as the first full week of May. The NEA Representative Assembly then voted to make the Tuesday of that week National Teacher Day.

"The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind." ~Khalil Gibran

Monday, May 3, 2010

Tau Lambda Collegiate/Alumnae Support

It has been decided to create a facebook group for current sisters in administrative positions, and alum who want to be actively involved with the sisters to help recapture the essence of AOII. It came to the attention of several of us during the AOII 25th Anniversary, that the present sisters need help. Ritual was lost and no longer being performed, membership is down, there is probation and charter problems, and the loss of the president's gavel and ring were a few signs they need some help.

I ask you to consider joining this group. We would like to invest some time to AOII and repay the sorority for the qualities it instilled in us that make us the women we are today. By joining this group, you are commiting to (or attempting to) make a chapter meeting during the upcoming school year and actively communicate with sisters to better the sorority.

Please ask to be invited to join, or search the facebook groups for Shippensburg AOII Tau Lambda Collegiate/Alumnae Support Group and request to join. It will be a great way for us to communicate with the current sisters and find out how to best assist them.

We would have a meeting in September to allow us all to organize our involvement for this upcoming 2010-2011 school year. I am delighted to be able to send this message to you and look forward to meeting with you and current sisters to better Shippensburg AOII!!