Articles in the Shippensburg University Category
By Carolyn Powers, Staff Writer/The Slate
Ladies and gentlemen, keep your shirts on. The Bridge for Kids organization hosted its annual “Mr. Shippensburg Male Beauty Pageant” on Nov. 14 from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Memorial Auditorium.
Bridge for Kids is a non-profit organization that betters the lives of children within the community.
It helps to provide children with basic educational needs. The profits from this event go toward buying books for underprivileged children.
The audience was in for an enjoyable night of laughter as contestants put on some unforgettable performances. The …
By Jessica Richardson, Staff Writer/The Slate
Bottles, cans, cartons and boxes all hung from a single strand from tree to recycling bin in the academic quad. This caught attention the week of America Recycles Day, which took place on Friday, Nov. 15.
America Recycles Day is a nationally recognized day set to encourage people to take the pledge to recycle and also inform people of what can be recycled.
Shippensburg University Environmental Club organized the display to represent a single stream of what items go into a recycling bin to inform the campus.
By Collin Brackin, Staff Writer/The Slate
SHIPPENSBURG — Shippensburg University’s Army ROTC program sent its Ranger Challenge team to the Cadet Command’s Second Brigade competition on Saturday, Nov. 9, and Sunday Nov. 10. With an extremely successful performance, the Ranger Challenge team placed seventh against the 42 teams that span the Northeast region with schools from Maine to Pennsylvania.
Competing in events that test technical competencies, teamwork and mental agility, the nine-man Ranger Challenge team trained rigorously to create a bond that would stand strong under the pressures of the competition. As …
By Adrian Sipes, Staff Writer/The Slate
It was a chilly morning on Nov. 9, but Mark Shifflet, senator of the College of Education and Human Services, as well as other SU students and senate members, took to the streets and held the first “Street Clean-up and Electronics Drive” at the corner of Fort and Earl streets.
The clean-up was intended to establish a fall service project within the Shippensburg community, while bringing together the community and university by recycling old and new electronics.
Everything that is gathered at the drive will be recycled …
By Sarah Listigovers, Staff Writer/The Slate
The sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi held a Spike Out Arthritis Volleyball tournament on Nov. 9 from noon until 2 p.m. at the Ship Rec Center.
The sisters host two events a year, one in the fall and one in the spring, to raise money to donate to the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation.
Arthritis research is Alpha Omicron Pi’s national philanthropy.
Since Alpha Omicron Pi sorority has chosen arthritis as its national philanthropy the sisters have raised more than $2 million for grants and research.
Thousands of dollars that have …
By William Kauffman, News Editor/ The Slate
A number of incidents involving BB shootings on campus have the University Police looking for a suspect who could face charges ranging from criminal mischief to assault.
Near the beginning of the semester, a student was visiting a friend in McLean Hall, rolled into the hallway on an office chair and was shot in the right cheek by a BB. Before he could look to see what happened, he heard doors slam and no one was in sight.
That student required medical attention at Chambersburg Hospital …
By Christopher Ritter, Staff Writer/The Slate
One indication of the positive impact a musical group makes on the world just might be having a tribute band that honors it. Iconic singing group the Bee Gees has several, and Shippensburg’s H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center hosted a good one Saturday night.
The members of Australian Bee Gees are Michael Clift as Barry Gibb, David Scott as Robin Gibb and Wayne Hosking as Maurice Gibb. They gave a nearly full house a show filled with energy, enthusiasm, and 23 Bee Gees hits, along …
By Emily Shope, Staff Writer, The Slate
Shippensburg University’s Homecoming Committee is at it again — raising money for charity, that is.
On Thursday, Oct. 28, as part of the weeklong series of events, the SU Homecoming Committee hosted a lip sync competition in order to get the student body excited for Saturday’s football game against West Chester and to raise funds to donate to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Central Pennsylvania.
At 8:30 p.m. there was a line from the doors of Memorial Auditorium, stretching back to the sidewalk, wrapping nearly around …
By Carolyn Seibert-Drager, Staff Writer, The Slate
When was the last time you thought about what to do if a fire broke out in your home?
If you live on campus at Shippensburg University, you are reminded every month, when residence hall staffs conduct fire drills and health and safety inspections.
If you live off campus, it may have been a while. There likely was a fire drill at your high school during your senior year. As far as what to do if there is a fire, you may have been taught to …
By LAUREN CAPPUCCIO
A group of social work students at Shippensburg University are asking faculty, students and the community to go “Homeless for a Night” to raise money for a Carlisle shelter.
The event is scheduled for Nov. 5 on the academic quad of the university. Individuals will sleep in shelters made from materials that participants bring, such as cardboard boxes and duct tape.
Participants solicit donations for spending the night outside in their shelters to go toward the nonprofit organization Safe Harbour.
Based in Carlisle, Safe Harbour provides a continuum of housing services …