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[ 10 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]

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SHIPPENSBURG >> Shippensburg University is once again ranked among the top universities in the North byU.S. News & World Report as part of its annual rankings.
In its 2015 edition of Best Colleges, Shippensburg is tied for 87th in the “Regional University” category among all institutions in the North region. The university’s John L. Grove College of Business was also ranked among the best undergraduate business programs.
“Once again, Shippensburg University is recognized for its ability to provide high quality academic programs,” said Interim President Jody Harpster. “When that programming is combined with …

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[ 23 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]

By Amber South
asouth@publicopinionnews.com
SHIPPENSBURG >> Youth in Shippensburg this summer can travel the high seas to a free lunch every weekday.
The Shippensburg Summer Lunch Program takes place Monday through Friday through Aug. 15. Youth ages 5 to 18 participate in “Treasure Island” themed activities from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Shippensburg Public Library Annex and then get a free lunch. They can come for just the lunch, if they want.
About 13 kids came Monday for the first day of activities focused on the book by R.L. Stevenson, said volunteer Jordan Kahlbaugh. Kids …

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[ 31 May 2014 | No Comment ]
Mary Jo and Gary Grove, national co-chairs of Charting the Course, Lighting the Way, the Campaign for Shippensburg University. pledged a $500,000 matching gift for the project. The two had their first date at a dance at Stewart Hall. (Photo by Lauren Cappuccio/Public Opinion)

By LAUREN CAPPUCCIO
SHIPPENSBURG >> Organizers at Shippensburg University have announced plans to turn Stewart Hall into a new alumni house and have started a campaign to restore the historic building.
The campaign was given its first boost when Gary and Mary Jo Grove pledged to match donations — up to a total gift of $500,000.
The couple co-chairs the Charting the Course, Lighting the Way, the Campaign for Shippensburg University, which is part of the SU Foundation’s $45 million comprehensive plan.
Dr. Jody Harpster, interim president of SU, said that the goal of …

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[ 30 May 2014 | No Comment ]

Shippensburg Area Senior High School will graduate 231 students this year, and 222 of them will walk during the ceremony at 7 p.m. June 13 at H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University.
Class President Josslyn Howard will give the welcome address, and Tiana Webber and Jonathan Baynum will also speak.
Tickets are required to attend. There are plans to livestream the ceremony online, but the website has not yet been set up.

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[ 28 May 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> Shippensburg University has announced plans for a fundraising campaign to restore Stewart Hall.
A special event announcing a half-million dollar Challenge Gift campaign is scheduled to be held Saturday, May 31, according to a press release.
It will be held in conjunction with Shippensburg University’s Alumni Weekend Ice Cream Social.
The Campaign for Stewart Hall is part of the Shippensburg University Foundation’s $45 million comprehensive campaign, Charting the Course, Lighting the Way, the Campaign for Shippensburg University.
Invited speakers include Dr. G. F. “Jody” Harpster, interim president of Shippensburg University, Mr. Michael …

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[ 11 May 2014 | No Comment ]
Due to weather Shippensburg University moved graduation into the Heiges Field House and divided the graduates into two groups.-Kerri-Fleegle for Public Opinion

By T.W. Burger
For Public Opinion
SHIPPENSBURG >> Jeffery Samuels joked that putting his daughter Samantha through four years of Shippensburg University gave him his gray hair. But he could not have been more proud Saturday.
Samantha, who hails from South Philly, said she got her degree in psychology, but she is far from finished with school.
“I plan to go back to Philly and get a job. And then in January I will start back to school to get my master’s degree,” she said.
She plans to work in social services, she said.
Mitchell Stevens said …

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[ 5 May 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> A Shippensburg University student and a university faculty member were selected to receive Fulbright Scholar awards to travel abroad during the 2014-2015 academic year.
Dr. Kurt Kraus, professor and chair of counseling and college student personnel, and senior Ethan Goldbach were recently notified of the awards. Kraus receive a Fulbright Study/Research Grant and Goldbach received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program (ETA) award.
The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is designed to increase mutual understanding between U.S. citizens and citizens of other countries. According …

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[ 5 May 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> The faculty union at Shippensburg University authorized $7,350 from union dues to be awarded to SU students.
A portion of faculty union dues will again benefit students who have excelled in their courses of study, campus leadership positions, athletics, and co-curricular activities. Recipients of APSCUF-SU awards were recognized as part of the Student Awards Program on Saturday, May 3, 2013, at 2:00p.m. in the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center.
Funds were allocated to the support of the annual Student Athlete Award Luncheon, at which 131 student-athletes with a minimum GPA of …

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[ 16 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]
Construction ramps up at Shippensburg University as two new projects are in the works. (Ryan Blackwell — Public Opinion)

By Lauren Cappuccio
@LCappuccioPO
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 …

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[ 9 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]

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 …