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 alumni@ship.edu. 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://​alphaomicronpi.weebly.com/ 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!!!