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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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[ 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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[ 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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[ 12 May 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> The 7th Annual ArtSHIP Festival will include art from Shippensburg University students and other local artists, wine and microbrew tastings,  food from area restaurants and live music.
The festival sponsored by Shippensburg University’s Relations Office is going to be held on Saturday, May 31 from 12 to 5 p.m. on the campus of Shippensburg University in the Ceddia Union Building.
A wristband must be purchased for the wine and beer sampling. The cost of the wristband is $20 per person and it includes your souvenir wine or beer glass, sampling …

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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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[ 29 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]
Brian Regan is set to perform May 2 at the Luhrs Center in Shippensburg. Photo credit Jerry Metellus.

By Lauren Cappuccio
@LCappuccioPO on Twitter
SHIPPENSBURG >> It’s not the first time that professional comedian Brian Regan will be performing at the Shippensburg H. Ric Luhrs Center, but he said that those who may have seen his show before will not be disappointed.
On May 2, Regan will be performing for the third time at the performing arts center and will be bringing his sarcastic, observational style of humor.
“I get my ideas from every day things, things going on in my life,” Regan said. “Now that I’m getting older, my act has …

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[ 22 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]
During the Earth Day celebration at Shippensburg University, James Holliday, 23, and Samantha Gonzalez, 21, make ceramics using bike powered energy.

BY Lauren Cappuccio
@LCappuccioPO on Twitter
SHIPPENSBURG >> Students, faculty and members of the Shippensburg community braved the rain and wind Tuesday to celebrate Earth Day with music and a heightened awareness of doing good things for environment.
Around 30 stands, some from on-campus organizations and others from the community, attended and offered information about going green or using recyclable products.
Katherine Cromwell, 20, is a sophomore at the university and is president of the school’s Environmental Club, the organization that puts on the event every year.
She said it’s everyone responsibility to help the …

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[ 21 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> Nearly 400 students will participate in the annual Celebration of Student Research Conference on Tuesday, April 22. The event highlights the year-long efforts by students who collaborate with faculty to conduct research in various areas. It will feature 124 poster presentations and 120 oral presentations. The conference is 3:30 to 8 p.m. in the Ceddia Union Building.