NEWS



10/12/2021, 12:00pm

Manuel Ruiz seeks to empower students and promote diversity

Shippensburg University recently hired a new Director for the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity. Manuel Ruiz has worked in higher education for 20 years, and before coming to SU, worked at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.


10/5/2021, 12:00pm

Professors discuss Germany’s political landscape

Angela Merkel leaving as Germany’s chancellor is like “losing the most powerful woman in the world as of the elections on Sunday,” according to Sara Grove, a political science professor at Shippensburg University. This was just one of the points of the “Post-Merkel Germany: Thoughts on German Politics, History, and Culture During the German Election” discussion that took place on Sept. 29, at Orndoff Theatre in the Ceddia Union Building.


9/28/2021, 12:00pm

Homecoming Court: 2021

At Shippensburg University, homecoming is a significant event to many members of the SU family. Alumni are able to connect with current students’ excitement and school spirit, and some students are able to showcase their love for Shippensburg in a larger way. The Homecoming Royalty title is both an honor and a staple for the season, and for these students, a place on the Homecoming Court is much more than just a nomination. 


9/28/2021, 12:00pm

COVID concerns spark discussion on campus

Five weeks into the semester, uncertainty and rumors about how COVID-19 is affecting Shippensburg University have spread rapidly. Questions about moving to online instruction, how COVID-19 cases are calculated by the school and support students in quarantine are receiving are circling campus. 


9/26/2021, 7:17pm

Demonstrators spew hate on campus

Last semester, demonstrators from Key of David Christian Center, located near Philadelphia, came to Shippensburg University holding signs with derogatory words about women, non-Christians and the LGBTQ community. Friday, the group showed up again, demonstrating on the lawn outside of Grove Hall. 


9/14/2021, 12:00pm

Your World Today Commentary: The Newseum housed the roots of journalism

If you’ve been to Washington, D.C., you’ve likely also been to the Smithsonian museums. These museums showcase the colorful history of our country and our world. From science and ancient animals to the military and great works of art, the Smithsonian museums are a way society preserves American values and identity. 


9/14/2021, 12:00pm

Get to know the president

Shippensburg University is going through a very transitional time. The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) is in the middle of redesign, the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the world and the U.S. has been going through social and political upheaval over the last few years.  Despite this, the world still turns, and the SU community is faced with another change. In March 2021, Laurie Carter, then SU President, announced she would be leaving the university in the summer. Charles Patterson, then president of Mansfield University, would take her place as the interim president while the search for a new president began.