Articles Archive for January 2013
Contract negotiations between the state higher-education system and its faculty union will continue Friday in Harrisburg.
The last meeting between the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculty on Jan. 16 yielded little solid progress.
The state system’s goal is to achieve an agreement that includes cost-saving measures. Distance education and healthcare for active and retired employees remain the most significant divides.
PASSHE has said it wants to end incentive payments that began in 1999 for faculty to develop and teach …
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By AMBER SOUTH
Friday will mark the transition into the second phase of a $200 million project to replace Shippensburg University’s eight dormitories with modern, suite-style residence halls.
SU Student Services Inc. and Campus Apartments will host a ribbon cutting for phase one of the project at 4 p.m. under the archway of the new Presidents Hall off York Drive.
It will be immediately followed by a groundbreaking for phase two on the lawn area adjacent to Presidents Hall.
After the ceremonies, several officials with the university and agencies involved in the …
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By AMBER SOUTH
Shippensburg Arts Programming and Education is working with Shippensburg University Fashion Archives to bring a collection of historic garments out of a basement and into downtown Shippensburg.
SHAPE Gallery, 20 W. King St., will act as a fashion time capsule when it hosts the exhibit, “Our New Old Clothes,” Feb. 1 through Feb. 22. Inside will be about 25 mannequins donning clothing that originated between the 1820s and 1970s, said Karin Bohleke, director of SU Fashion Archives.
The exhibit will feature pieces donated to the collection since Bohleke …
By MEG B.
Lately the weather has been, to put it politely, wonky. Blankets on, blankets off. Do I take the blankets off? Maybe, but oh wait there is a massive ice storm planned tonight followed by 60 degree temperatures. Mother Nature seems to be one confused lady.
With all of this lovely, befuddled weather comes mud and muck. Mucky mud. The kind of mud that sticks and adds 10 pounds of weight to your boots. Or better yet, the kind of mud that …
By AMBER SOUTH
SHIPPENSBURG TOWNSHIP — The owners of the new Wheel House Café have come full circle.
Husband and wife Stephanie and Justin Forrester and their friend Josiah Becker all worked at The Hop in the past, and now they own a restaurant together in the same North Earl Street building the former Shippensburg staple once inhabited.
Their new venture, Wheel House Café, began after the Forresters and Becker bought Biscotti Coffee Bar, which took over in spring 2011 after The Hop closed its doors.
According to Stephanie Forrester, the three heard …
By WILLIAM KAUFFMAN
News Editor/The Slate
Republican Darren Brown, non-traditional full-time Shippensburg University student and lifelong Chambersburg resident, is running for mayor of his hometown.
Brown was born in 1980, attended Mary B. Sharpe Elementary School and graduated from Chambersburg Area Senior High School in 1999.
He joined the U.S. Army and is a veteran of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars. He now resides in Chambersburg with his wife and majors in political science at SU.
His political aspirations began when he worked for State Rep. Rob Kauffman’s 2004 campaign and after being inspired by …
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By AMBER SOUTH
It is an age when the importance of higher education grows every day, yet more classes are moving out of the classroom and onto the World Wide Web.
Known as distance education , this modern way of learning gives traditional students with other responsibilities more options for arranging a schedule. It gives working adults the ability to go back to school, often without entering a classroom.
At its inception, university faculty were paid extra to teach these courses.There’s no argument that distance education is more common today than it was …
Thomas Gsell of the Fort Morris Chapter, AARP, presents Shippensburg Public Library Director Susan Sanders with the Chapter’s $5,000 donation to the Library’s Strengthening the Cornerstone of Our Community Capital Campaign. The generous donation from the group’s Tours Fund brings the library closer to breaking ground on their expansion project. The library will place a plaque honoring the Fort Morris Chapter on a set of bookshelves in the finished facility when it’s built. Contact the library to find out how to donate to the project.
By MELISSA STEINOUR
Hello everyone & thank you for following my “Words of Faith” blog.
I wanted to share a story with you that happened to me three weeks ago. It was a Tuesday afternoon and I remember that day I felt weighted down. My oldest son, Brady, had been having severe nosebleeds, and my youngest son, Austin, had a reaction the night before to some foods he ate and I was having back pain. I guess you could say maybe my mind was a bit …
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors ratified a new four-year agreement with the State College and University Professional Association Thursday. The SCUPA membership voted in December in favor of the agreement, which runs through June 30, 2015.
SCUPA represents approximately 600 admissions, financial aid, residence life and other student support services officers on the 14 PASSHE campuses.
PASSHE now has final agreements with six of its eight bargaining units. A tentative agreement with the union that represents athletic coaches also has been reached and is awaiting …