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By Lauren Cappuccio
SHIPPENSBURG >> Work has begun on a multi-million project at Shippensburg University to update its heating and cooling systems to save the university hundreds of thousands of dollars and reduce its carbon footprint.
The $30.2 million project is funded by the state through the Capital Funding program. By the end of the project, the university expects to save around $330,000 a year in electricity costs, according to Lance Bryson, associate vice president of facilities management and planning.
“The project is necessary to replace the aging infrastructure and to take advantage of …
By Mary Grace Keller/Assistant News Editor/The Slate
Without a place to call their own, Muslim women at Shippensburg University used to pray between rows of books in the library, empty lounges in the CUB or wherever they could find a quiet space.
The diversity committee of Student Senate and some of the CUB staff joined together this past week to address the needs of Muslim students looking for a place to pray during the day. Practicing Muslims pray five times a day facing Mecca, and Muslim women are not supposed to pray …
SHIPPENSBURG – U.S. News and World Report has again ranked Shippensburg University among the top universities in the north region.
In its annual list of best colleges, the publication put SU at a tie for 93rd in the “Regional University” category among all universities in the north. SU also tied for 27th among public universities in the region.
SU improved its ranking over last year in both categories, which were 100 and 29, respectively. Overall, 625 schools were ranked.
To rank the 621 universities it evaluated this year, the publication used information on …
By Mary Grace Keller/Asst. News Editor, The Slate
The whirring noises of construction that SU students have come to know and love will begin again with the installation of a new heating and cooling system.
After eight years of discussion, the Facilities Management and Planning Department has developed a project that will reduce SU’s carbon footprint by nearly 40 percent while saving several million dollars in the construction process.
In 2005, when many SU students were starting high school, the department began to consider the replacement of the campus’ coal-fired steam plant.
Currently, this …
SHIPPENSBURG — Chris Bream and Steve Ege, of Hershey Auctioneering Service, present a check for $632 to Shippensburg Library Director, Susan Sanders.
The check represents the proceeds from an auction to sell the remaining items from the Library’s spring estate sale. The auction house volunteered its services and time during the auction and the money will be used to support the library’s expansion project.
HARRISBURG– The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s (PASSHE) Board of Governors approved a 3 percent – $194 – tuition increase for the 2013-14 academic year on Tuesday. Resident undergraduate tuition will rise from $6,428 to $6,622. The board also voted to increase the student technology fee by $10 to $368 per year.
Shippensburg University is one of 14 schools in the state system.
Dr. Steve Hicks, president of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF), offered remarks at today’s meeting. He noted that the board must act responsibly …
HARRISONBURG, Va. — Lauren Ashley Torri of Shippensburg graduated with a degree in accounting from James Madison University during the May 4 commencement exercises.
Torri was also named to the dean’s list at JMU for the spring 2013 semester. Students who earn dean’s list honors must earn a GPA of 3.5 to 3.899.
SHIPPENSBURG– Shippensburg Public Library will be participating in summer reading this June. This year’s theme, “Dig Into Reading,” is all about the wonders under our feet - root vegetables, buried treasure, dinosaur bones, evidence of ancient civilizations and, of course, the critters.
Studies have shown that when children read read only 16.9 minutes a day, they are exposed to 1,168,000 words a year and test in the 70th percentile. With an average 33.4 minutes a day, they devour 2,357,000 words a year. Together with the family, libraries can build a stronger future for our …