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 https://www.facebook.com/ShippensburgUniversity 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.