Thursday, November 22, 2012

Saturday, September 8, 2012


Fall Recruitment 2012 begins TOMORROW, Sunday September 9th!
The Chapter has a week-long theme of AOII, beginning with "Night on the Town", and including "Treats in the City", "Give Back to the City", "Success in the City".  For more updates visit: 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Welcome SU Class of 2016

Members of the Shippensburg University Class of 2016 will start their Shippensburg experience when they move-in this Thursday (Aug. 23).  Approximately 1,567 new students will be part of the move onto campus Thursday as well as participating in the Fall Welcome Week program to help them make the transition to university life. They will be joined by about 350 transfer students during the program.  Overall, the university expects to have 7,725 undergraduate and graduate students when classes begin Aug. 27. Final numbers will be available sometime in late September. 

Live updates on the move-in will be provided that day via the university's Facebook account at and via the university's Twitter account at #ShipisIT.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

SU Kappa Beta Gamma wins Chapter of the Year

The Shippensburg University chapter of Kappa Beta Gamma Sorority was recently awarded the group’s national Chapter of the Year Award.
The award was presented to the Omicron Chapter at Shippensburg at the sorority’s annual convention.Chapter President Samantha Wallace accepted the award for the chapter that was chartered at Shippensburg in 2008.
According to information from the organization, the mission of Kappa Beta Gamma is to improve its members morally, socially and intellectually, and to better the schools and communities in which its members live through leadership and philanthropy. The award is presented annually to the chapter that most fully embraces and pursues this mission. Shippensburg’s chapter was recognized due to its demonstrated leadership both within Kappa Beta Gamma and within the local community, the information said.
The information cited a number of examples for the chapter to receive the award, including:
  • Sending members to help recruit new members for the sorority’s chapter at Frostburg University.
  • Participating in national events, including a planning retreat in Atlanta.
  • Winning Greek Week on campus, being named Sorority of the Year and member Kate Morrone being awarded Sorority Woman of the Year.
  • Participating in numerous philanthropic projects including raising funds to support ovarian cancer research, raising funds for the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation, volunteering Friday nights at a youth program in Chambersburg and participating in a walk for multiple sclerosis research.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

This just in: HOMECOMING 2012

It’s bigger than ever!
Celebrate Homecoming with us! You’ll enjoy a revamped and expanded alumni tailgate area that will feature an all new FAN ZONE with tailgating, music DJ, a variety of inflatables including a moon bounce, football, soccer, and basketball inflatables, and a new 5th Quarter special with a live band in the Ceddia Union Building after the game. Save the date, send in your RSVP, and make plans to celebrate Homecoming 2012 at SHIP.
View the Homecoming Weekend brochure on-line. The brochure is your go-to for what's happening Homecoming Weekend! See the listing of activities and any associated costs and make plans to return for Homecoming Weekend!
NEW in 2012!
  • Downtown SHIP Party Tour
    The bus runs from 7 - 11pm Friday with the party starting at 6pm. Bus runs on a continuous loop with stops at The Thought Lot, Maxie's, Ship Wreck Pub & Inn, University Grille, and Knute's Pub & Grill. Register for door prizes at each location and get your FREE t-shirt. Grand prize drawing to be held at 10pm (Knute's 2nd Fl), so plan your pub crawl accordingly. FREE
  • VBP (Very Busy People) Healthy Cooking SeriesSaturday, 10 - 11am; Demonstrations, food sampling, and discussion on how to prepare delicious meals for your family (or yourself) in 30 minutes or less. Class size limited - must register. FREE
  • Wine Tasting 101 - Rhein & Mosel Wines of Germany
    Saturday, 11:45am - 12:45pm; Look, smell, taste! Starting with your basic senses you will learn how to taste these unique wines like the pros. Topics include how to read a wine label, understanding German wine classification, pairing foods with wine, and simple wine terminology. Class size limited - must register. FREE
  • 5th Quarter with musical guest "Second Time Thru"Saturday, 4 - 6pm; After the game, join us for soup, mini sliders, drinks, and other light fanfare food. Music by Second Time Thru, a four-piece accoustic band featuring interwoven guitars, solid bass, cool percussion, and four-part harmony vocals. $5/person; children 12 and younger free.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Summer Birthdays

For our friends this summer celebrating "40-ish" birthdays!!!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012



Wednesday, May 2, 2012

SU Graduation Saturday May 5th

saylorThe Honorable Justice Thomas G. Saylor of the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court will present the commencement address May 5 during the Spring undergraduate commencement ceremony at Shippensburg University.  

The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. in Seth Grove Stadium. Approximately 1,000 students are expected to participate.

Saylor did his undergraduate work at the University of Virginia and received his law degree from Columbia University in 1972. He then returned to his native Somerset County where he worked in a general practice setting and served as First Assistant District Attorney.

He was appointed director of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Consumer Protection in 1982, and First Deputy Attorney General of the Commonwealth in 1984. Following this government service, Justice Saylor was a litigation partner for several years in the Harrisburg office of Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott.

He was elected to the Pennsylvania Superior Court in 1993, and in 1997 to his current position on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He was retained in 2007 to serve a second ten-year term.

Congratulations to all the Spring 2012 Graduates!!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Run for the Roses

Vineyard Vines is partnering with Woodford Reserve (the “Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby”) on the 7th annual Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep program. This limited-edition drink will be presented in a one-of-a-kind box with vineyard vines silk lining. Proceeds from the cup will benefit The Heart of a Horse Foundation, dedicated to the well-being of horses in America. Watch the 138th Kentucky Derby this Saturday May 5th, post time 6:24 pm.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Relay for Life Carlisle

As many of you know, I lost my mom last fall within 8 weeks of hearing the words "you have cancer". I miss her terribly, but am trying to make something good come out of that loss. My book club friends have volunteered to join me in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life in May.

Relay For Life celebrates loved ones who have won their battle against cancer, remembers those who are no longer with us, and fights back against this disease that touches so many. I am determined to make a difference, and I hope you will join me. I will be walking on May 18 and 19th at Carlisle High School.

Please, support me in my efforts by using the link below to visit my personal web page and make a donation. Every dollar raised brings us one dollar closer to a cure, and to a time when the number of people who have to hear the words "you have cancer" is zero.

Thank you so much for your support.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

AOII Emporium

Check out today's featured AOII Emporium gear for What's New Wednesday! Navy paired with bright colors is hot for the summer, and this tank is perfect for a beach vacation or a day spent outside with friends! The print featured in this tank is Vera Bradley's "Cupcakes" print. Just like last week, EVERY AOII who first "likes" this photo and also "shares" the photo on your own Facebook page will have your name entered to win this tank for FREE! Here's a link to this item on the AOII Emporium website for more info! :) AOII Emporium

Monday, April 16, 2012


This Saturday Initiation will be held at Old Main Chapel at 12 noon. If you haven't already responded, please let us know if you are able to make it!!! evite

ALUMS: If you would like to join us for Ritual, please wear white dress or skirt (no pants) and black shoes.

Alpha Omicron Pi, Tau Lambda Chapter, Shippensburg University
Just a Reminder: Relay For Life in a week!! Also, Saturday April 21st will be Initiation for 13 new members starting at noon followed by a luncheon!! All Alumnae are welcome for the weekend! ♥ Can't wait for a wonderful AOII weekend!! ♥

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Little Princess Playhouse

Looking for something to keep your 'little legacy' entertained this weekend??? Little Princess Playhouse at Shippensburg University will present programs April 21 and 28th.

The playhouse, sponsored by the Department of Music and Theatre Arts, will present Snow White and The Frog Princess at 10 a.m. and again at 11:30 a.m. April 21 and 28.

The playhouse has performances in Stewart Hall, recognized by its castle-like exterior presenting a perfect location for children’s theatre.

The cast is made up of university students, many of whom are elementary education majors who love working with children. According to Taber Timmons, “This is an amazing way to instill wisdom. Each story has a moral, whether it’s the danger of jealousy or that beauty is deeper than how you look, and the children will see these truths in a new way.”

Admission is $4. Tickets are available at the door and seating is limited. For more information, call 477-1638 or visit

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Check out online store

The store will be open ONE MORE WEEK!!! Click here to begin your shopping: Online store

Monday, April 2, 2012

Let the Games Begin

Check out the awesome banner AOII made... they won 3rd place for it! Follow on facebook for the standings and schedule.

AOII: All we dO is wiN

Good luck to everyone...

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Strike Out Success

Hosting their first Strike Out Event Saturday, Tau Lambda held a wiffle ball tournament from 2pm-4pm. The winners were Pi Lambda Phi, and the chapter raised $300 from the sponsors and their hot dog and bake sale. Great job for a great cause!!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Vineyard Vines is taking a poll for their next sorority line. Please vote by March 29th by "liking" on facebook and casting your vote: Vineyard Vines

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Online Store thru April 4th

Good News~
We have revised and reopened our online store... check out some great additions: tank tops, a reusable tote and stemless wine glasses!!!

The store will be open until April 4th and items will be available for pick up Alum Weekend. Click here to begin your shopping: Online store

Not only can you update our AOII wardrobe, this is a fundrasier for the chapter... so please consider making a purchase! Or pick out something for your PAL. As always, we appreciate your support.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Attention all! - Alpha Omicron Pi's website,, will be down for scheduled maintenance starting tomorrow morning, March 16th, at 8:00 am CST. The site will be inaccessible all weekend for testing of our NEW AOII virtual home, which will launch Monday, March 19th. We appreciate your patience during this time of transition! Tune in on Monday for the release of our new AOII website!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Happy "PI" Day

Pi Day


March 14th

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

SU Alumni Events: March and April

Hillwood Estate & Garden Tour with Afternoon Tea, Washington D.C. March 24
Includes docent lead tour of museum, entrance to the formal gardens to view, and Afternoon tea. Afternoon tea includes an assortment of three savory finger sandwiches and a variety of sweets including cinnamon macaroons, apple tarts and more. Each guest receives their own pot of tea from a selection of Harney & Sons wrapped sachet teas. $35/person. Must RSVP by Monday, March 5.

Beer & BBQ Walking Tour, Raleigh, NC - March 24
Join SHIP on a historical walking tour of downtown Raleigh while sampling local & national BBQ and local & national beers. Stop at 6-7 locations. At the conclusion, it will be up to the group to determine what's best: National or Raleigh's finest BBQ and Beer. Cost: $30/person includes food sampling at 4 locations.

SHIP Social, Charlotte, NC - March 25
Join Jody Harpster'74M, Executive Vice President, and fellow Ship alumni living in the Charlotte area for an informal alumni gathering. Enjoy each other's company while watching the NCAA Final Four regional basketball finals.

SHIP & ACPA Social, Louisville, KY - March 26
Join SHIP alumni attending the ACPA conference in Louisville. The Pub is conveniently located 2 blocks from the convention center. Appetizers provided with drinks paid per individual. Our SHIP group will have a semi-private area in the rear of the restaurant.

Hershey Bears Hockey Game & Dinner - April 1
Your host, Carrie Schneeman Wise '95, invites you to join her and fellow fans for an exciting evening at the Giant Center. Join us when the Hershey Bears host Binghamton. Dinner is served in the private dining rooms of Cocoa's Den & Power Play overlooking the ice and includes a delicious buffet, dessert, beverages, and popcorn. $56.50/adult; $34.00/child. Please RSVP by March 14.

76ers Basketball Tickets, Philadelphia - April 7
Philadelphia 76ers host the Orlando Magic on Saturday, April 7, and SHIP has tickets. Join us! Tickets are $39 for lower level corners in sections 121 and 122. Tickets are limited for this game, so when they are gone, they are gone. Reserve your tixs today. E-mail for a ticket WAITING LIST. Currently tickets are sold out. If tickets become available, we will contact those on the waiting list.

SHIP Volunteer Day, Conshohocken - April 14
Volunteer Day at Cradles to Crayons, The Giving Factory, Conshohocken
Please provide your time and join fellow Ship Alumni along with your friends and family at this volunteer service project. What we will do: Groups are separated into a clothing section, books section, and toys section. We will check donated items for quality, making sure clothing is not torn or dirty and that toys work. We will sort the items by age and package the items to be given away.

SHIP Alumni & Friends Tea, Carlisle - April 22
What is High Tea really? Afternoon fun at Camelia's Sin Tea Parlor
Join the SHIP family for a splendid afternoon with friends and family. Includes assorted tea, soup, salad, sandwiches, desserts and fun. A variety of hats will be available for your wearing pleasure! $25/person. RSVP by April 9.

SHIP Golf Weekend, State College - April 27-28
Alumni & Friends Golf Weekend at Toftrees Golf Club in State College
Recently rated 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest magazine's "Place to Play", SHIP has a variety of options to enjoy the weekend including 18 holes of golf on Friday afternoon, a round on Saturday morning, an excellent dinner Friday night and overnight accommodations. Options may be combined as a full weekend or select what you want to participate in.

For more information please visit

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Wear Your Letters on Your Heart

International Badge Day was established in 1997 by the National Panhellenic Conference to set aside a day or an event for women across the nation to wear their sorority badges or Greek letters in a celebration of sisterhood.

International Badge Day will be held on Monday, March 5, 2012.

This year’s theme is: “Wear Your Letters on Your Heart.”

About the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC): The National Panhellenic Conference, based in Indianapolis, provides support and guidance for its 26 member sororities and serves as the national voice on contemporary issues of sorority life. Founded in 1902, NPC is one of the oldest and largest women’s membership organizations and is represented on 654 campuses and in 4,537 local alumnae chapters in the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Student Spotlight: Katie Troutman

Check out "The Slate" February 14, 2012: Student Spotlight on our own Tau Lambda President, Katie Troutman.

And continue to check in at for campus news.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

...and 2 more make an even 14!!!

Tau Lambda picked up two more new members during COB, so we now have a total of 14 NEW MEMBERS. Way to go, AOII!!! We look forward to hearing more about these wonderful additions to our sisterhood!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Ship Must-Have's

Check out the Ship Bookstore's recently updated site... shop here.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Relay Challenge

Thinking back, four years ago we held our first annual Alumnae Weekend. It happened to be the same weekend Shippensburg held their first Relay for Life. Our annual weekend, while long overdue, came to fruition as a response to a sister we had recently lost way too young. That year, we raised more for Relay than any other organization.

Many of us have a personal connection with this horrible disease. This past year we have lost a mother and one of our own is overcoming her battle. We all have some connection, losing someone close to us, help our loved ones in their fight, or possibly a victim ourselves.

To show that Tau Lambda has come out strong, we have began a Relay Challenge: All we are asking is $5.00 per alum!!!

Help us to honor the family members... the sisters... the survivors!

Our challenge: each alumnae contribute at least $5.00. Please log on to Relay for Life and find Alpha Omicron Pi to make your donation.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

PALs Wanted!!!

We began a program called "PAL"s for new members, meaning "PiGirl" / Alum Link. We have 12 new members we are hoping to match with alums... and we are asking for volunteers!!! Due to the small size of the chapter, most sisters will be taking a little this semester, and they will probably not have Aunt Stella or Panda Pals. So we are encouraging alums to pair up with one of our new members and become a PAL! We ask that you send them notes or emails, or even small care packages. We have compiled a list of the new members with their hometowns and majors. If you are interested, please email Thank you!!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

You are Always Wearing Your Letters

taken from T.J. Sullivan CAMPUSPEAK

Watch the video adaped by Delta Zeta: You Tube

You’re interested in joining our fraternity? We’d love to have you. You’re the type of person we look for: committed, enthusiastic, a leader. We think you’ll do great things here, and we hope that we’ll open some doors for you. You will make lifelong friendships, and hopefully, you’ll be the type of person whose positive impact will be felt here for many years.

This is the start of something really cool.

We know you have your reasons for joining, and we also know that the reasons you’ll stay will be entirely different. Trust us on that one. People tend to join for the image, the props, and the social stuff. They stay around for the friendships and because they find a place where they can impact the lives of others. It’s a family. We know this. Soon, you will, too.

Soon, these letters will be yours. But, there’s one lesson that we need to impress upon you before you sign your name on the dotted line, pay that first fee, and get that first t-shirt. It’s the single most important thing we’re going to ask of you, so you need to listen and understand it, now, before you say “yes.”

It’s the one most important thing that any fraternity or sorority can impress upon its new members. It’s the one lesson that every group must impress upon its newest members. Truly, our survival as an organization on this campus, and nationwide, depends on you understanding this one simple lesson and taking it to heart.

It’s more important than our history, our traditions, our structure, or our rules. Because, if you don’t understand this most fundamental lesson, then none of the other stuff will matter. If you don’t get this one “golden rule of fraternity,” then your son or daughter won’t have this kind of organization to join someday, and all of this will just be a fuzzy memory.

Here it is. Ready?

From the moment you say yes to this organization, you are always wearing your letters.

I’m going to repeat it.

From the moment you say yes to this organization, you are always wearing your letters.

We’re not talking about t-shirts, or sweatshirts, or hats made in the colors of the group. We’re not talking about a tattoo on your ankle, some party favor, or a badge you wear on your dress shirt.

What we mean is that when you say yes to lifetime membership in this group, everything you say, do and represent from that moment forward is a direct reflection on this group, your brothers, and the thousands of members who have come before you. Everything you put out to the world is a direct reflection of this fraternity. Every decision, every achievement, every mistake you make happens to all of us from this point forward.

When you go to the grocery store, you represent us. If you fall asleep in class or earn a weak grade, you represent us. When you drive down the road and slow down so a pedestrian can cross the street, you represent us.

When you turn 21 and hit the town, you represent us. When you become a leader of another campus organization, you represent us. When you insult someone or talk badly about another fraternity, you represent us. When you break up with someone and make decisions about how you behave during that difficult time, you represent us. When you go on Spring Break, you represent us.

When you go home and sit at your mother’s dining room table, you represent us. When you get a job and go to work for a company or organization, you represent us. When you commit your life to that special person, someday, you represent us.

You are always wearing your letters.

From this day forward, always. Every day, in every situation. They never come off.

As surely as if you tattooed these letters on your forehead. It doesn’t matter if you’re wearing a jersey with our name on it, or a business suit at an interview. You have to assume that every person you meet will form a permanent opinion about fraternities – good or bad – based on how you interact with them. Every good thing you do builds us up. Every dumb thing you do tears us down.

We live in a time when the actions of one man or one woman can kill a group like ours. One person who acts in a way that is inconsistent with our shared values can end a hundred years of tradition and pride. One choice you make on a Friday night can take away everything that generations of men have worked to build.

All the stuff you see that belongs to us can be boxed up or thrown out, because of the choices you make.

If this seems a little intense, that’s good. Because it’s serious. If it sounds like too much responsibility, or if you don’t think you can behave in a way that reflects well on us at all times, then walk away now. Do us the favor. We won’t think less of you. In fact, we’ll thank you. This sort of commitment isn’t for everybody.

But, don’t say yes unless you understand.

We’re not asking you to give up anything. We aren’t asking you to become something you aren’t. We’re asking you to become something more. We’re inviting you to become part of a group of men who make a promise to take care of each other, every day. We’re asking you to become the very best version of you that you can be.

We’re asking you to take a leap of maturity and to go to that place where you’re the same, honorable, dignified person on Saturday night as you are on Tuesday morning.

It’s a big deal, and not everyone can do it. Forget everything you’ve heard up to this point. Forget how much you might desire this, or how much we might want to bring you into the group. Just clear your mind and ask yourself one question.

Are you ready to never take them off?

Because when you say yes, you’re not just putting letters on a sweatshirt. You’re putting them in your heart. You’re forever stamping your identity with them. Everything you are, from this point on, becomes who we are.

You will make mistakes, and brothers will remind you of your commitment. There will be times where you will see other brothers forgetting their promise, and you’ll need to remind them. That’s part of this whole “fraternity” thing. We work together to make ourselves better men who stand for something. We carry each other. We matter to one another.

If we’re doing fraternity right, then we’ll make you a better man. If you’re doing everything right, then you will make us a better organization. So, please think about it. Take it seriously. Because if you say yes, these letters belong to you as surely as they belonged to our founders. If you say yes, these letters become your responsibility forever.

That’s the promise

Saturday, February 18, 2012

12 New Members

We are pleased to report that Bid Day went well and Tau Lambda is welcoming 12 new members!!! The girls have an event-filled weekend, beginning with a welcome dinner at Knute's tonight with the entire chapter. Tomorrow we will be holding an all-day Chapter Retreat, the new members will be invited for part of the day. The Retreat will open with Chapter meeting and the agenda includes a Ritual Workshop and a presentation of each of the following topics: Chapter Assessments, Team Building Exercises, AOII Image and Social Networking and Building Interviewing Skills. We expect 7 members of the AAC to attend and hope it will be an informative and fun event for all.

Congratulations to our newest additions, we are excited to welcome you into our sisterhood!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Checking in

Be sure to continuously check our many sites and stay up-to-date on all Tau Lambda happenings... For a complete list, please scroll down "OUR LINKS" on the right hand side of this page.
facebook: Alpha Omicron Pi, Tau Lambda Chapter, Shippensburg University

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Greek Prints by Lilly Pulitzer

GOOD NEWS!!! Lilly Pulitzer will soon have a line of Greek Prints for AOII! For updates, check back at: Lily Pulitzer site.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

update from SU President regarding Plan B

This past week you may have seen Shippensburg "IN THE NEWS"... To read more from President Ruud, click here: Statement of Plan B

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Relay for Life 2012

Shippensburg will be holding the annual Relay for Life April 20th, which will kick off our annual Alumnae Weekend! If you would like to participate, will be in town to stop by, or would be willing to donate, the team could use your support! Please visit: Relay for Life and find "Alpha Omicron Pi" under the list of teams.

2012 Relay For Life of Shippensburg University, PA
Date: Friday, April 20, 2012
Time: 05:00pm
Location: Shippensburg Recreation Center

No matter who you are, there's a place for you at Relay. Each dollar you raise will help save lives. How far will you go to make a difference in the fight against cancer?

Your reasons for walking in the Relay For Life are as unique and special as the story that motivates you. This is your opportunity to not only honor cancer survivors and remember people we have lost, but also to raise funds and awareness to help save lives. Because of your support, we are creating a world where cancer can't claim another year of anyone's life. You are helping create a world with less cancer and more birthdays!

Opening Ceremony
Friday, April 20, 2012 6:00PM

Survivor/Caregiver Ceremony
Friday, April 20, 2012 6:00PM

Luminaria Ceremony
Friday, April 20, 2012 9:00PM

Fight Back Ceremony
Saturday, April 21, 2012 Time TBD

Closing Ceremony
Saturday, April 21, 2012 4:30AM

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

SU Alum Assoc Upcoming Events

SHIP Night @ Brownies 23 East, Ardmore
Bring yourself & friends to join fellow alumni @ Brownies 23 East! We'll be flying the SHIP flag in the 2nd Floor VIP Lounge, so stop in between 9pm - midnight to join the party and check out a top live local band! Proprietor and host, Delta Zeta alumna Tina Hillen Verrelli '90, will arrange a wonderful lite buffet with an open bar of beer, wine, and soda (liquor is a minimal upcharge). A $15 cover will be collected at the door and our SHIP group will receive wristbands for the evening. We'll be handing out door prizes and goodies as well. So stop in and stay a little or awhile and go home with some SHIP stuff.

More Information
Date: Saturday, February 25
Time: 9:00 PM - Midnight
Overnight Accomodations Needed? Brownies has secured a block of rooms at the Radnor Hotel for $99/night. Book by phone at 610-688-5800 by Feb. 14 to receive this rate.

76ers Basketball vs Orlando Magic
Philadelphia 76ers host the Orlando Magic on Saturday, April 7, and SHIP has tickets. Join us! Tickets are $39 for lower level corners in sections 121 and 122. Tickets are limited for this game, so when they are gone, they are gone. Reserve your tixs today.

More Information
Date: Saturday, April 7
Game Time: 8:00 PM

Volunteer Day at Cradles to Crayons, The Giving Factory, Conshohocken
Please provide your time and join fellow Ship Alumni along with your friends and family at this volunteer service project. What we will do: Groups are separated into a clothing section, books section, and toys section. We will check donated items for quality, making sure clothing is not torn or dirty and that toys work. We will sort the items by age and package the items to be given away.

More Information
Date: Saturday, April 14
Time: 10:00 AM - 12 NOON

Visit SU Alum Association for a full calendar of events.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Hug-Your-Girlfriend Day

Taken from Charlotte Smarty Pants:
Happy Smarty-Hug-Your-Girlfriends Day!

Today is a very special day for our Smarty family. It is bittersweet in that four years ago we lost our Jen B. But it is also the day that we have decided instead of mourning, we will rejoice and celebrate the friendships we have. We will celebrate all that was amazing about Jen and the thing we loved the most, her friendship.

This week, the power of our girlfriends has been brought back into focus as a member of our Smarty team has been dealing with a health crisis. From the moment word got out, she has had support, meals, encouraging words, hugs, prayers and love. I have watched this and said to myself what an awesome group of friends she has and then I realized, not just an awesome group of friends, but what an incredible woman. Her friends are a reflection of who she is.

She has been there to laugh, cry and support those she calls “girlfriend.” She is a model for us, much like Jen B was. My college motto was “Not to be served, but to serve”, I think this applies to the way we view our friends. Not to receive but to give. As we go into today and all the days to come, be the friend who gives the hug, picks up the phone, sends the text, brings the meal, is the shoulder to cry on and shares in the laughter. I guarantee you will be more fulfilled and when the day comes that you need the support it will be there.

Thank you to all of our Smarty friends. We are sending hugs to all of you because your support is what keeps us going in this crazy little thing we call Charlotte Smarty Pants.

For all of those AOII's who remember Jen B (or Lisman) as we remember her... if you have any thoughts or memories, please share...

Friday, February 3, 2012

Leadership Academy this Weekend

Wishing all AOII sisters a great, informative, FUN weekend in TN!!!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

SU Fountain at Old Main

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — The Shippensburg University fountain, which is outside Old Main, was dismantled on Monday as part of a restoration project.

University officials are using $135,000 they set aside from the federal stimulus to pay for the work. The fountain was a gift of the class of 1896 when the university was called Cumberland Valley State Normal School.

The graduates of that class each donated $100, which is the equivalent of half their tuition and room and board, for the fountain. Each graduate's donation would be about $2,300 in 2012 dollars. Over the years, cracks and leaks were covered up with coats of paint, changing the cast iron fountain's original color and covering up the detailed work.

Crews with Robinson Iron of Alabama dismantled the fountain piece by piece. Each piece was assigned a number and will be taken to Alabama for restoration of the original paint and design.

The fountain was custom made by a New York company, which has gone out of business. Robinson Iron bought the original molds from that company. The fountain is the most photographed part of campus -- the site of wedding photos, alumni gatherings and school pranks -- and will be back for the May 5 commencement. A rededication ceremony is planned for June.

Do you have a photo(s) of you and friends taken in front of the Old Main Fountain? If yes, please send them! We are looking for wedding photos, reunion photos, & more taken of SHIP Alumni at the fountain. Photos may be used in a historical timeline display on campus, in a slideshow, or in a commemorative book. Electronic format prefered to Photos may be used in conjunction with the rededication of the fountain during Alumni Weekend.

You must own any photos you submit and by submitting the photos you give the university permission to use them in any medium for purposes of advertising, trade, display, academic or editorial use.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Follow Tau Lambda on TWITTER

Sign up for Twitter to follow Tau Lambda (@ShipAOII). Check back for updates on our recruitment schedules and information on events our chapter will be hosting! http://​ Alpha Love

Saturday, January 28, 2012

... My Search for Happiness

Do You Think You Will Break?: Stretching Head, Hips and Heart in My Search for Happiness (Volume 1)
by AOII sister, fellow Ship graduate Robin Patino
Feel. Flow. Believe. Observe. Connect. The keys to living a happy and healthy life. This entertaining and inspiring memior will show you how Patino used them to transform from an overweight, depressed and stressed-out corporate executive into a woman living her dreams, thanks to the scienc...

Friday, January 27, 2012

Tau Lambda Probation

"This past semester, the Tau Lambda chapter has continued to make strides in improving the areas of operations, finances, and sisterhood. However, due to recent officer transitions and upcoming recruitment activities, the Network team recommends we extend probation, with a review date of April 2012."

A follow up date of April 15th has been noted and at that time the probation terms will be reviewed. The chapter has received a list of the terms and has been working to complete all tasks prior to the dates required. We will keep you informed of any further decisions. As stated, the chapter has made great strides and has many exciting events planned for this semester. We are hopeful to extend many new member bids, participate in more community and campus events, while reaching out to alumnae and friends.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


HELLO, Tau Lambda...
We are pleased to announce we are in the process of organizing our annual alum weekend which will be held April 21st. Please join us Friday and stay for the weekend... or just Saturday... whatever you can work out, we would love to see you!!!

A block of rooms has been reserved at the newly renovated Shippen Place Hotel for $75/night. Be sure to mention AOII when booking your room at (717) 532-4141.

Other events for the weekend include Relay for Life Friday night, which the chapter will participate. Initiation is planned for Saturday followed by a luncheon. If you have any suggestions or other ideas for the weekend, please let us know. SEE YOU IN APRIL!!!