Seventeen days of kindness kicks off with flash mob


Students stand on the field in Seth Grove Stadium to spell out SHIP. The flash mob kicked off the first of many events that are part of president Carter’s 17 days of kindness.

On an overcast Thursday afternoon, Shippensburg University students filled the field at Seth Grove Stadium to help kick off SU President Laurie Carter's “17 Days of Kindness” with a flash mob. 

Students were met with upbeat music and a free t-shirt upon arrival. The event lasted for about 15 minutes. Media personnel and students took pictures and videos and shared their “Red Raider Pride” by making a “giant wave of kindness” on the football field.

Multiple on-campus groups and teams were involved in the flash mob, including the football team and ROTC. All of the students attended to spread kindness and support Carter.

SU Junior and Football team member Tyler Emge said, “Kindness is like a wave, the effects [of it] ripples.”

The flash mob was the first of many events across campus planned to celebrate the first year of Carter’s tenure. The “17 Days of Kindness” will continue with a community-wide food drive, which is already underway and concludes on April 18th. For more information, contact Javita Thompson at

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