Articles in the Shippensburg University Category
By Zachary Davis/Chief Copy Editor/The Slate
On Friday, Feb. 28, the final awards for the undergraduate club case competition were announced and distributed, with the female duo representing Reach Out winning first place. Jazmine Hall and Shelby Coghill each received $100, with $1,800 going directly to the organization.
Second place was awarded to the group representing Enactus. Members Alex Capecci and Christin Gardiner were awarded $75 each with $850 going to their group. The third team was from the American Marketing Association. It took third place, winning $500 for its club. This …
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 …
By Mary Grace Keller/Assistant News Editor/The Slate
Instead of tracking down news and collecting quotes, The Slate staff decided to give back to the community Feb. 22 at the Chambersburg Cold Weather Drop-In Shelter.
Feb. 15, Slate staff members first visited the shelter to meet residents and talk to volunteers about needs that could be fulfilled. The following weekend, Slaters returned with a hot meal to share with the homeless.
Matthew Kline, arts and entertainment editor, visited the shelter both weekends.
“It was very different from what I imagined it to be, so I …
By Laura Kreiser/Staff Writer/The Slate
Stomping, shouting, loud drums fill a room. No, these people are not getting ready to fight, but rather dance — more specifically, stepping.
Step Afrika’s website explains stepping as, “In stepping, the body is used as an instrument to create intricate rhythms and sounds through a combination of footsteps, claps and the spoken word.”
Step Afrika is a dance group from Washington, D.C., that uses styles from fraternities and sororities, as well as traditional African-style dances.
They performed on stage in the CUB Multi Purpose Room on Thursday, Feb. …
By Adrian Sipes/Staff Writer/The Slate
While many Shippensburg University students may be spending their down time from classes and work playing video games or lounging with friends, three SU business students are putting more than 30 hours a week each in order to maintain and stabilize their newly launched business named Rebottld.
Rebottld, created by Evan Landauer, Brady Udovich and Zach Dolan, is an eco-friendly business which the three sophomores launched in January.
Their tools of the trade are recycling used liquor bottles and beer bottles, which they turn into home décor items.
By Katherine Noone/Staff Writer/The Slate
Shippensburg University’s Public Relations Student Society of America Committee, PRSSA, will hold its third annual Kupkakes for Kris 5K run/walk n April 13 on SU’s campus.
Kupkakes for Kris is a nonprofit organization founded to provide financial support for families impacted by the cost of cancer treatments and related personal expenses.
The organization formed as a result of former Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) member Kris Green who died from cancer on Oct. 5, 2010.
Green was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in Jan. 2010, which she …
By Chris Ritter/Staff Writer/The Slate
The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center hosted a stunning performance Thursday evening by stage and screen actor Mandy Patinkin. Patinkin, who is a singer as well as a Broadway, TV and film star, entertained a large crowd with a show that was so much more than a simple musical performance.
For those who may not be sure who Mandy Patinkin is, it might be best to start at the end of Thursday’s performance. For his second — yes, second — curtain call, he returned to the …
By Stephanie Pryor/Staff Writer/The Slate
The Shippensburg University Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) honored multicultural and underrepresented minority students for academic excellence at its Rally for Retention Feb. 18. Roughly 70 awards were handed out to students who achieved GPAs between 2.5 and 4.0 last semester.
The ceremony opened with a presentation by members of the Shippensburg orientation team, several of whom got involved through MSA. The presenters encouraged students to become orientation leaders, helping them to meet new people and get involved on campus.
Following the presentation, awards were distributed in …
By Mary Grace Keller/Asst. News Editor/ The Slate
Flip the lighter open, release a flame and inhale the No. 1 cause of preventable death in the United States.
According to the American Lung Association, cigarette smoking causes 393,000 deaths per year and nearly 50,000 deaths from secondhand smoke.
At Shippensburg University, smokers are not an unusual sight. Some congregate outside of the library and chat over Starbucks, while others smoke in between classes to relieve a little exam stress.
In college, students are especially vulnerable to smoking due to a lack of effective coping …
By Sarah Eyd/Managing Editor/ The Slate
Former Shippensburg University professor Margaret Evans lost her battle with cancer peacefully in her home on New Year’s Day. The calm and quiet nature of her passing was a stark contrast to her exotic and off-the-beaten path life.
A native of the Finger Lakes region in upstate New York, Evans joined the Peace Corps when she was 23 and lived in the Democratic Republic of Congo. After 16 months in Africa, Evans crossed cultures again by moving to Korea where she started showing her photography in …