Monday, June 28, 2010

Job Networking

A great idea was sent to us... it may be tough right now for new and recent grads to find solid jobs...

Jennifer Sinclair's company has openings all over the country for entry level positions with great opportunity for promotion. She would love to help get a Pi a job (being the only Ship grad in her DC office!)... Here is the link:

If anyone else has 'insight' into possible job opportunities, please share... what a great way to help a sister out!!!
Thanks so much, Jennifer!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Grandma's Household Cures

Did You Know That? Drinking two glasses of Gatorade or Powerade can relieve headache pain almost immediately -- without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional "pain relievers."

Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.

Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.

Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.

Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.

Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly
-- even though the product was never been advertised for this use.

Honey remedy for skin blemishes... Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.

Easy eyeglass protection... To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Crystal Clear Nail Polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.

Coca-Cola cure for rust... Forget those expensive rust removers. Just saturate an abrasive sponge with Coca Cola and scrub the rust stain. The phosphoric acid in the coke is what gets the job done.

Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer... If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground instantly.

Smart splinter remover...just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.

Hunt's tomato paste boil cure...cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.

Balm for broken blisters...To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine... a powerful antiseptic

White vinegar to heal bruises... Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.

Friday, June 25, 2010

SHIP at the SHORE 2010

Date:Monday, August 2, 2010
Time3pm - 5pm
LocationFager's Island Restaurant, 201 60th St., OC, MD
Cover charge: $15.00 per person.

Take a break from the beach and join fellow alumni and friends for a late afternoon alumni party! Buffet style appetizers provided with a cash bar.

Please RSVP by: Friday, July 23, 2010 to or 717-477-1218

Cover charge payable in advance or at the door. For more, check out: SHIP at the SHORE.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The History of Father's Day

The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909.

Having been raised by her father, William Jackson Smart, after her mother died, Sonora wanted her father to know how special he was to her. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man. Sonora's father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father's Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.

In 1926, a National Father's Day Committee was formed in New York City. Father's Day was recognized by a Joint Resolution of Congress in 1956. In 1972, President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father's Day to be held on the third Sunday of June. So Father's Day was born in memory and gratitude by a daughter who thought that her father and all good fathers should be honored with a special day.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Famous Flag People

Betsy Ross was a seamstress who made clothes for George Washington. In June, 1776, Washington approached her to make the country's first flag and the rest is history. Elizabeth Betsy Griscom Ross attended a private Quaker school as a child where she was taught reading, writing, and most likely sewing. She later went on to become an upholsterer who in Colonial times performed jobs beyond sofa making and repairs. .Betsy would often tell her children, grandchildren, relatives, and friends of the fateful day when three members of a secret committee from the Continental Congress came to call upon her. Those representatives, George Washington, Robert Morris, and George Ross, asked her to sew the first flag. This meeting occurred in her home some time late in May 1776. George Washington was then the head of the Continental Army. Robert Morris, an owner of vast amounts of land, was perhaps the wealthiest citizen in the Colonies. Colonel George Ross was a respected Philadelphian and also the uncle of her late husband, John Ross.

Naturally, Betsy Ross already knew George Ross as she had married his nephew. Furthermore, Betsy was also acquainted with the great General Washington. Not only did they both worship at Christ Church in Philadelphia, but Betsy's pew was next to George and Martha Washington's pew. Her daughter recalled, "That she was previously well acquainted with Washington, and that he had often been in her house in friendly visits, as well as on business. That she had embroidered ruffles for his shirt bosoms and cuffs, and that it was partly owing to his friendship for her that she was chosen to make the flag."

On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress, seeking to promote national pride and unity, adopted the national flag. "Resolved: that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation."

Happy Flag Day... wave your flag proudly today!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Join SU Alums at Reading Phillies

Reading Phillies Baseball Game & Picnic
Friday July 23, 2010
Picnic Buffet: 6:00pm - 8:30pm, 3rd Base Picnic Area
Game Time: 7:05p.m
Location: First Energy Stadium, Reading, PA
Cost: $26.00/person; Children ages 4 and under are free.

Join fellow alumni for a night out with the Phillies! Evening highlights include happy hour at 5pm with drink specials and a live band, and fireworks after the game. Seating is in the 3rd base picnic area.

Picnic buffet includes BBQ ribs and chicken, hot dogs, baked ziti, BBQ sandwiches, mac & cheese, corn on the cob, pasta salad, potato salad, chips, pretzels, fruit cup, cookies, lemonade, iced tea, and Pepsi products, Wine, spirits, and beer are available for purchase.

To RSVP or for more info:

Monday, June 7, 2010

"New CUB" project begins

Taken from Members of the Shippensburg University community broke ground May 21 to officially begin expansion of the Ceddia Union Building.

The project includes renovation of the nearly 80,000 square feet of the existing building and construction of an additional nearly 57,000 square feet of space. When finished in December 2011, it will include expanded dining services, a convenience store, the University Bookstore and student programming and lounge spaces.

Another SU "landmark" that will be unrecognizable - new and improved!!

If you plan to visit: Due to the CUB renovations, The University Store will be temporarily in three different locations. Textbooks are in McLean residence hall lounge, clothing is on the first floor of the CUB and everything else is in the "SHIP Shack" located out side of McLean.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

June: National Rose Month

June is National Rose Month... and is offering 25% off anything over $29... perfect reason to send roses "just because"!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Some Sound Advice

The end of the year is marked by graduations at many different levels, whether kindergarten, grade school, high school or even college... we thought it appropriate to share some ideas about what it means to "grow up":

Paul Harvey Writes:
We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse. For my grandchildren, I'd like better.

I'd really like for them to know about hand me down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meat loaf sandwiches. I really would.

I hope you learn humility by being humiliated, and that you learn honesty by being cheated.

I hope you learn to make your own bed and mow the lawn and wash the car. And I really hope nobody gives you a brand new car when you are sixteen.

It will be good if at least one time you can see puppies born and your old dog put to sleep.

I hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in.

I hope you have to share a bedroom with your younger brother/sister. And it's all right if you have to draw a line down the middle of the room, but when he wants to crawl under the covers with you because he's scared, I hope you let him.

When you want to see a movie and your little brother/sister wants to tag along, I hope you'll let him/her.

I hope you have to walk uphill to school with your friends and that you live in a town where you can do it safely.

On rainy days when you have to catch a ride, I hope you don't ask your driver to drop you two blocks away so you won't be seen riding with someone as uncool as your Mom.

If you want a slingshot, I hope your Dad teaches you how to make one instead of buying one.

I hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books. When you learn to use computers, I hope you also learn to add and subtract in your head.

I hope you get teased by your friends when you have your first crush on a boy\girl, and when you talk back to your mother that you learn what ivory soap tastes like.

May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn your hand on a stove and stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole.

I don't care if you try a beer once, but I hope you don't like it. And if a friend offers you dope or a joint, I hope you realize he is not your friend.

I sure hope you make time to sit on a porch with your Grandma/Grandpa and go fishing with your Uncle.

May you feel sorrow at a funeral and joy during the holidays.

I hope your mother punishes you when you throw a baseball through your neighbor's window and that she hugs you and kisses you at Hanukah/Christmas time when you give her a plaster mold of your hand.

These things I wish for you - tough times and disappointment, hard work and happiness. To me, it's the only way to appreciate life.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


by Elaine Goodale

For stately trees in rich array,
For sunlight all the happy day,
For blossoms radiant and rare,
For skies when daylight closes,
For joyous, clear, outpouring song
From birds that all the green wood throng,
For all things young, and bright, and fair,
We praise thee, Month of Roses!

For blue, blue skies of summer calm,
For fragrant odors breathing balm,
For quiet, cooling shades where oft
The weary head reposes,
For brooklets babbling thro' the fields
Where Earth her choicest treasures yields,
For all things tender, sweet and soft,
We love thee, Month of Roses!