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[ 1 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> Two 17-year-old Shippensburg males were charged with a string of graffiti incidents in the borough of Shippensburg after police found them in the 500 block of West King Street.
On Sept. 8 around 3:44 a.m., police noticed two young males walking along West King Street and thought they were under 18 and violating the curfew ordinance.
One male had been consuming alcohol, which was determined to be provided by the other male and multiple cans of spray paint were located on one of the males.
During the course of the investigation, …

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[ 25 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >>  The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University presents “The Ten Tenors on Broadway”  Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.  Reserved tickets are $47, $44, $39, $29 and are now on sale.  A group discount is available for groups of 20 or more.  Tickets can be purchased by calling the Luhrs Center Box Office at 717.477.SHOW (7469) or online at luhrscenter.com.
Internationally acclaimed singing sensation, The Ten Tenors are now stepping out onto the stage to celebrate Broadway’s greatest hits in their hugely anticipated brand new show, The …

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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 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 …

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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 …

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[ 9 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]

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 …

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[ 9 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]

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. …

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[ 9 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]

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.
The …

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[ 9 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]

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 …

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[ 9 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]

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 …