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With outstretched arms, Christopher Kovats-Bernat, an American anthropologist and one-year visiting anthropology professor at Shippensburg University, brought to words the tattoos that adorn his skin from elbow to wrist. The Haitian flag, Voodoo spirits and phrases penned in foreign script are among the eight.
Kovats-Bernat's wife, Dina, has supported Kovats-Bernat through the struggles anthropology brought him, such as culture shock. Pictured with him and his wife is their daughter Ella, who passed away in 2014, and their son Addison.
Christopher Kovats-Bernat was hired by the SU anthropology department this summer as a visiting professor. This semester he is teaching several sections of cultural anthropology and comparative cultures.
Kovats-Bernat collects sacred water from a Voodoo shrine in Haiti, where he is conducting fieldwork on local Voodoo, witchcraft and zombification practices.
Shippensburg University’s recently honored those lost to suicide through a suicide awareness vigil on World Suicide Awareness and Prevention Day.
The vigil honored an SU student who committed suicide, and offered a lot of information on suicide hotlines and how to get help when needed.
Shippensburg University’s Cycling Club is here, and they are not messing around.
SU cyclists ride together through Shippensburg.
In my four years at Shippensburg University, the fascination with Richard Avenue still strikes me as odd.
Do you remember your freshman year? Times of stumbling around to find the correct building, mostly lost and confused. Luckily, the Class of 2022 will not have to know the struggle thanks to Shippensburg’s new first-year experience program.
Students in FYE are encouraged to take advantage of the Student Success Center's many resources, including the Learning Center.
Students attended the first in a series of Adulting 101 presentations in the Ezra Lehman Memorial Library on Sept. 6 to learn more about financial aid and how to apply for loans.
Students on Thursday attended the first in a series of presentations on the transition into adulthood.
Do you remember your freshman year? For many, it included times of stumbling around to find the correct building lost and confused. Luckily, the Shippensburg University Class of 2022 will not have to know the struggle thanks to the new first-year seminar program.
SU senior Bailey Bzdak spent her summer at Cumberland County Vector Control studying mosquitoes and treating areas where they were heavily inhabited.
While most people were coating their bodies with mosquito repellent to avoid the blood-sucking pests this summer, Bailey Bzdak, a senior geoenvironmental studies and biology major at Shippensburg University, was seeking them out.
Every student hopes to make an impact on others when attending a college. Some students achieve these goals through clubs, activities or working on campus. But for senior Phillip Young, it is his ear-to-ear grin, witty humor and dedication that leave a lasting impression on all he meets.
Shippensburg University student Logan Wein traveled across Europe for 11 days, collaborating with businesses and soaking in the culture throughout his trip.
The Cora I. Grove Spiritual Center filled with students as The Reflector and Write the Ship kicked off their yearly launch party on April 19.
Finals week is rapidly approaching, and with the semester coming to a close, college students can easily find themselves weighed down by the stress of exams.