Last Friday marked the return of First Fridays. The annual event runs from the month of April until October, and takes place on the first Friday of every month from 4:30p.m. until 8p.m. at the Shippensburg Station located at 51 E. Fort St. Attendees were treated to live music, vendors selling homemade goods, food trucks from Brooke's Cakes & Sweets and Chameleon Culinary Services, and more.
Last Friday, Shippensburg University faculty members took part in a "Pie the Professors" event. SGA President Riley Brown, Director of Housing and Res Life Jeff Ward, Dr. Michael Lyman, and other members of staff took part in the event. For every dollar donated students were given one pie made of either whipped cream or shaving cream, and all donations were to benefit Shippensburg Area First Responders.
Many students only have the opportunity to see the Shippensburg community during the day. Because of this, we wanted to take the opportunity to share some night night photos one of our photographers captured while out exploring.
The Shippensburg University Raiders won 1st place in the NCAA Division II National Championship on Sunday. The Raiders faced off against the Golden Rams of West Chester University, and ended with a 3-0 victory for the Raiders.
The Shippensburg University woodwind and string ensembles performed Sunday at 3pm in the chapel in Old Main. They performed various suites of music by composers George Handel, Benjamin Britten, Catherine McMichael, and many others. This upcoming weekend, Shippensburg University Concert Choir and Madrigals are performing on Saturday, and the community orchestra will perform on Sunday.
Shippensburg University celebrated members of the class of 2020 and 2021 in three ceremonies on May 15. The in-person ceremony, held in Seth Grove Stadium, began at 10 a.m. Two drive-in ceremonies followed in the afternoon.
Shippensburg University officials canceled classes Thursday afternoon following a campus-wide power outage. Officials initially only canceled morning classes but then canceled all classes around 11 a.m. Power was restored around 12:30 p.m.
Students enjoyed the day off outside with a variety of activities. Temperatures reached the upper 70s, according to Tim Hawkins of the geography and earth science department.
Last week, students had a snowy greeting as they returned to campus for the spring semester. About 3 inches of snow fell Monday morning in Shippensburg before warmer weather moved in and quickly melted it later in the week.
Shippensburg University celebrated its non-traditional Homecoming with socially distanced activities across campus. Officials also crowned Eliza Resetar and Quamia Wells as Homecoming Royalty outside of Gilbert Hall and Old Main.
The Shippensburg Arts Programming and Education gallery (SHAPE) reopened Sept. 25 with the 15th Annual Membership Exhibit. The exhibit runs through Oct. 16. Photos by Multimedia Director Carmine Scicchitano
President Donald Trump held a rally for his campaign in Middletown, Pennsylvania, last Saturday. Nearing Election Day, candidates are appealing to swing state voters in an attempt to secure votes. Trump spoke about a variety of topics including the election, his Supreme Court pick and voting by mail.
Though it may have happened 19 years ago, the lives lost in the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City will never be forgotten. Among the 2,996 victims were 343 firefighters and 60 police officers who all bravely ran into the burning towers in order to save complete strangers. Across the nation we remember the sacrifices first responders make daily.