Sunday, October 17, 2010

AOII Homecoming 2010 - Raider Nation

Dear Tau Lambda Alumnae,
It's that time of year! It's time to come together for an eventful weekend of fun and sisterhood. The Tau Lambda sisters are very eager to see everyone and enjoy each other's company. We have an exciting weekend planned out and hope everyone can visit and enjoy it with us! This year we are combining homecoming with the new fraternity on campus, Alpha Chi Rho -"Crow". This si their first year back on campus and we are looking forward to doing homecoming with them. The following is the schedule for the weekend's events:

Friday October 22: Night on the Town - Knute's Pub and Grill for Happy Hour 5 pm - 7 pm: Come meet and mingle with the lovely sisters of AOII.

Saturday October 23: Breakfast @ AOII 9 am, Tailgaiting and Raider football game 10:30 am - 5pm... Game begins at 1 pm. Pizza Dinner @ AXP 6 pm.

We hope to see everyone next weekend... please join the Facebook group "AOII-Tau Lambda Homecoming 2010" if you are attending!

Alpha Love,
Allie DiGioia
VP Chapter Development/Activities Chair/Social Chair & Homecoming Chair

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Homecoming Weekend - October 22 - 23, 2010!
Homecoming 2010 Brochure
Highlighted Activities
Friday, October 22
2pm - SHIP Alumni Volunteers @ King's Kettle Food Pantry
6pm - Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Dinner
8pm - 11pm - Alumni Party @ Knute's

Saturday, October 23
10:30am - Homecoming Parade
10:30 - 12:45pm - Tailgate Lunch
1pm - Football Game
4pm - 7pm - President's Postgame Supper

Monday, October 11, 2010

IN 1492

In fourteen hundred ninety-two
Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

He had three ships and left from Spain;
He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain.

He sailed by night; he sailed by day;
He used the stars to find his way.

A compass also helped him know
How to find the way to go.

Ninety sailors were on board;
Some men worked while others snored.

Then the workers went to sleep;
And others watched the ocean deep.

Day after day they looked for land;
They dreamed of trees and rocks and sand.

October 12 their dream came true,
You never saw a happier crew!

"Indians! Indians!" Columbus cried;
His heart was filled with joyful pride.

But "India" the land was not;
It was the Bahamas, and it was hot.

The Arakawa natives were very nice;
They gave the sailors food and spice.

Columbus sailed on to find some gold
To bring back home, as he'd been told.

He made the trip again and again,
Trading gold to bring to Spain.

The first American? No, not quite.
But Columbus was brave, and he was bright.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Looking for PALs

As you may have heard, we have a great group of New Members for Tau Lambda! We began a program last year that we are hoping to continue each semester. It is called "PAL" and stands for "Pi girl - Alum - Link". Our hope is to match alums with a New Member to (a) offer additional support for the new member and some 'wisdom of their elders' and (b) bring our alums back "in the loop" with a hope that they will remain involved and not only would you have a friendly face who is a current member - but also more of a reason to come back to SHIP for reunions, Initiation, etc. We ask that you reach out to your PAL to introduce yourself and the rest is up to you. We try to match PALS with similar hometowns or majors (another great way to network!!!) You can email your PAL, send a note, or the next time you bake a batch of cookies, send a care package to her!! It reinforces "AOII is for a Lifetime" when they see alums who are still involved and still care. We hope that it will also encourage our new sisters to join alumnae chapters upon graduation or stay involved at some capacity.

So now we are asking for your help... if you are interested in joining the PAL program, we would love to match you up with one of the New Members of Tau Lambda. Please email us at We look forward to hearing from you so we can continue this unique initiative.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Thursday Showdown Ends in SU Heartbreak

WEST CHESTER, Pa. – SU scores 27 points in second half; plays first multiple-OT game in school history.A national television audience witnessed two prestigious PSAC institutions compete in a truly memorable showdown on Thursday evening from Farrell Stadium, as both Shippensburg and West Chester totaled 512 yards on offense in combining for 87 points.

Yet what was likely the longest game in Shippensburg University history ended in the most unfortunate of manners for the Red Raider faithful, as a blocked extra-point attempt in the second overtime gave West Chester a 44-43 victory in a contest that ended just before midnight.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

SU at West Chester

Shippensburg football team will play West Chester at 8 p.m. Thursday, October 7th at West Chester in a game being broadcast live on the CBS College Sports Network. That network is available locally on Comcast Digital channel 274, and on DirecTV channel 613 and Dish Network channel 152. Individuals outside the Shippensburg area who want to watch the game should consult their local listings for the network’s channel. The game can also be viewed on the Internet at

Shippensburg and West Chester are the only institutions from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and two of just 12 Division II programs in the nation to be featured this season on CBS College Sports Network that reaches approximately 32 million homes throughout the United States.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Homecoming Countdown

Homecoming is only 2 weeks away!! Are you EXCITED? Are you READY? THIS IS RAIDER NATION!! Check out the Facebook link.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fire Prevention Week

National Fire Prevention Week: OCTOBER 3 - 10, 2010
This week we thought we'd share some striking facts...

According to an NFPA survey, only one in four Americans have actually developed and practiced a home fire escape plan (PDF, 632 KB) to ensure they could escape quickly and safely.

While 66% of Americans have an escape plan in case of a fire, only 35% of those have practiced it.

One-third of American households who made an estimate thought they would have at least 6 minutes before a fire in their home would become life-threatening. The time available is often less. And only 8% said their first thought on hearing a smoke alarm would be to get out!

Eighteen to 24-year-olds are the least likely to have even developed an escape plan.

Spend some time this week creating or reviewing your own could really make a difference!!! Click here for more information: HOME ESCAPE PLAN.