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[ 5 Feb 2013 | No Comment ]
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SHIPPENSBURG — Keck Computer Management has announced the relocation and rebranding of its Shippensburg location.
Faced with the need to relocate in order to provide additional services, KCM will reopen in its new location six doors away at 9 W King St.
“It was important to find a location that allowed us to continue to provide stellar computer services with the amenities to move forward with having in house classes and events, in the downtown area,” said John Keck, owner.
As part of its commitment to the historic downtown district, KCM has …

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[ 2 Feb 2013 | No Comment ]
Shippensburg University officials and project developers cut the ribbon on the completed student housing units at Shippensburg University on Friday, February 1, 2013. (Public Opinion/Ryan Blackwell)

By AMBER SOUTH
@ShipNewsGirl
SHIPPENSBURG — Shippensburg University officials and friends stood between landscapes of the past and future as they broke ground Friday for phase two of a $200 million project to build new residence halls.
SU President Bill Ruud; Darrell Miller, president of SU Student Services Inc.; Ethan Goldbach, Student Senate president; Warren Burke, vice president of development for Campus Apartments; B. Michael Schaul, chair of the Council of Trustees; and Roger Serr, vice president of Student Affairs looked ahead to Presidents Hall, one of three buildings in phase one, …

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[ 1 Feb 2013 | No Comment ]
Honoring the movement and the man: The annual Martin Luther King Jr. March for Humanity at Shippensburg University drew over 100 students. (Public Opinion/Markell DeLoatch)

By AMBER SOUTH
@ShipNewsGirl
SHIPPENSBURG — A hundred or more students pushed through blustery weather as they walked up Cumberland Avenue in Shippensburg University’s March for Humanity Thursday.
Some marchers hoisted signs in the air that marked the various student organizations represented in the group and chanted as they left the Anthony F. Ceddia Union Building after a presentation honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and his achievements for civil rights.
The two-part, 25th annual event was part of the university’s 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration sponsored by the Office for Multicultural Student …

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[ 30 Jan 2013 | No Comment ]
A view of Presidents Hall at Shippensburg University. A ribbon cutting to mark the end of phase one and a ground breaking ceremony to mark the start of phase two are scheduled Friday on the building's grounds.

By AMBER SOUTH
@ShipNewsGirl
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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[ 30 Jan 2013 | No Comment ]
Silk dress from the late 1840s restored after alterations in the 1940s. (Courtesy)

By AMBER SOUTH
@ShipNewsGirl
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 …

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[ 29 Jan 2013 | No Comment ]
The Wheel House Cafe in Shippensburg on Saturday, January 26, 2013. (Public Opinion/Ryan Blackwell)

By AMBER SOUTH
@ShipNewsGirl
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 …

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[ 29 Jan 2013 | No Comment ]
Heather Geist is joined by her cat, Chloe, as she takes online courses at home through University of Phoenix. Geist, who has already earned an associates degree is working on her bachelors degree through distance learning. (Public Opinin, Markell DeLoatch)

By AMBER SOUTH
@ShipNewsGirl
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 …

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[ 29 Jan 2013 | No Comment ]
2013-01 Color Ft. Morris AARP Chapter Check Presentation(1)

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.

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[ 24 Jan 2013 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG — The America’s Got Talent Live: All Stars Tour scheduled for 8 p.m. Feb. 28 at H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center has been canceled. The Luhrs Center was notified notified by tour officials that “as a result of unforeseen circumstances, the America’s Got Talent Live: All Stars Tour has been postponed indefinitely.”
Patrons holding tickets to this performance can contact the Luhrs Center Box Office at 477-7469 to do one of the following:
- Apply the value of the tickets toward the purchase of another Luhrs Center performance …

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[ 24 Jan 2013 | No Comment ]

Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce will host a 75th Anniversary Awards Gala at 6 p.m. March 16 in the Tuscarora Room, Reisner Dining Hall at Shippensburg University.
The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, drinks, dinner, awards and music by Mac2 DJ.
For tickets, $40, contact the chamber at 532-5509 or chamber@shippensburg.org.