Shippensburg University students were given the formal announcement on Thursday, June 16, that Manuel Ruiz has officially been elected to serve as the Assistant Vice President for Inclusion and Belonging.
Shippensburg University President Charles Patterson announced on Thursday June 9 the appointment of Lorie Davis as the interim associate vice president for Student Affairs, following the retirement of Barry McClanahan.
“I am honored to be selected to serve Shippensburg University as its 18th president. I continue to be inspired by the important scholarly work of our Ship students and faculty. I look forward to working collaboratively with our many stakeholders, partners and friends of the university to ensure Ship is recognized as the flagship institution it deserves to be,” Patterson said in a Ship Now press release.
On April 14, it was announced that Rangeline DeJesus will serve as a new Shippensburg University Trustee. Appointed by Gov. Tom Wolfe, the sophomore will be serving on the Shippensburg University Council of Trustees and representing students.
“When we deny our stories and disengage from tough emotions, they don’t go away; instead, they own us, they define us. Our job is not to deny the story, but to defy the ending—to rise strong, recognize our story, and rumble with the truth until we get to a place where we think, ‘Yes. This is what happened. This is my truth. And I will choose how this story ends,” a speaker at SU’s ‘Take Back the Night” used the Brene Brown quote to perfectly sum up the night. ‘Take Back the Night,’ an annual event from the PAGE Center, Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry County (DVSCPC), Women in Need and YWCA Carlisle and Cumberland Co., was held on Tuesday, April 19 in the CUB MPR.
In each case the SUWC member involved both provided help personally and helped the student make appropriate contacts for further assistance. These experiences launched the idea to hold SUWC fund-raisers to provide the money to have on hand for such grants. Now students who were threatened with violence and/or sexual assault in their place of residence, students suddenly left homeless or without adequate resources for food, students with transportation emergencies all have received SUWC assistance.
As a first-generation student herself, junior psychology major Cassidy Keilholtz knows a thing or two about the struggles of being the first in your family to pursue a four-year degree. As president of the First-Generation Student Alliance (FGSA) club at Shippensburg University, Keilholtz is passionate about helping fellow first-generation students successfully navigate the college experience.
From shifting weather predictions, to mass storms across the southern United States, it seems some aspects of climate change are rearing their head. “It’s quite clear, from study after study, that the rate of resource extraction, the rate of population growth, is exorbitant and we can’t continue to extract resources at the same rate that we always have.” said Sean Cornell, a geography and earth sciences professor at Shippensburg University.
A self-proclaimed progressive, feminist pastor, the Rev. Jan Bye has served the Shippensburg community since 1994. Reverend Bye will be retiring this June after 28 years of dedicated service as the United Campus Minister at Shippensburg University.
The Student Government Association’s senator elections are ongoing and will close on Thursday, April 21, at 4 p.m. There are six candidates running across the four positions — the College of Business Senator, the College of Arts & Sciences Senator, the Class of 2024 Senator and the VP of Internal Affairs.
“It’s quite clear, from study after study, that the rate of resource extraction, the rate of population growth, is exorbitant and we can’t continue to extract resources at the same rate that we always have,” said Sean Cornell, an SU associate geography and earth sciences professor. From shifting weather predictions, to mass storms across the southern United States, it seems some aspects of climate change are rearing their head.
Just a few weeks after the Student Government Association’s officer elections, senators are suiting up for their own elections to take place. Voting begins on Monday April 18 at 8 a.m. through Thursday April 21 at 4 p.m. Voting will take place online through Shiplink again and an email will be sent to Shippensburg University students containing the voting link.
Every seat in Old Main Chapel was occupied on Wednesday, March 30, as Jill McCorkel, sociology and criminology professor at Villanova University, presented her lecture titled “It’s not Prison Reform if We Leave Women and Girls Behind.” The event began with introductions by Allison Carey, SU sociology department chair, and Theresa Ward, sociology senior and department tutor.
On March 24, the University’s Pride & Gender Equity (PAGE) Center had guest speakers discuss the current state of abortion access in the United States and in Pennsylvania and the future of Roe v. Wade.
Dan Greenstein, chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, hosted an open forum at Shippensburg University in person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began in spring 2020.