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Four other PASSHE schools face per credit programs

(03/03/15 5:58pm)

A possible tuition increase looms over the heads of Shippensburg University students who take more than 12 credits, but SU students are not alone — four other Pennsylvania universities are facing a similar future: Bloomsburg University (BU), Clarion University (CU), Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and Millersville University (MU).

SU students travel to Chincoteague Bay

(03/23/15 11:06pm)

While Shippensburg University students were relaxing on spring break, a courageous cluster of Geography and Earth Science Organization (GESO) students were knee-deep in the brackish wetlands of the Chincoteague Bay, swinging machetes.After classes let out on Friday, March 6, 18 GESO students crowded into vans for a four-hour drive down to the Chincoteague Bay Field Station in Virginia.This year’s team, armed with machetes and weed-wackers, were set on weeding out as much Phragmite grass as they could from a designated area of Chincoteague Bay wetlands.Phragmite grass is a big problem for biodiversity in the Chincoteague area.

Water shortages, long-term global problem

(03/30/15 10:10pm)

“Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink,” goes Samuel Coleridge’s poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.The English poem is about three sailors stuck at sea, who are all dying of thirst, but the only water they can find is the ocean’s plentiful and undrinkable salt water.These sailors are not alone as people around the world are facing water shortages and often have little option other than to drink contaminated water, if it is available at all.

Students honored at scholarship dinner

(03/30/15 10:12pm)

Run to work, attend class, complete homework, socialize with friends — repeat. College students have to become masters of this multitasking routine, but there are ways to lighten the load.Scholarships are a godsend for some students, and the annual Spirit of Generosity Scholarship and Loan Dinner is a way to recognize scholarship recipients and their benefactors.