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.
The Student Government Association held a public meeting on March 31 in Orndorff Theater at 4:15 p.m.. The meeting concluded shortly after the opening remarks, despite the tensions present at the last public meeting.
At the Student Government Association public meeting on March 17, several senators confronted the Elections Committee regarding decisions they made about campaign violation complaints filed against Chase Slenker in closed door meetings.
On Feb 24, Vladimir Putin launched an attack on the country and citizens of Ukraine. In an effort to educate students about the ongoing conflict, Shippensburg University hosted a panel with some local experts. The panel, made up of three experts, included Catherine Clay, David Wildermuth and Mark Sachleben. Clay specializes in Russian history, and was a Fulbright scholar in Kyiv, Ukraine, in 1999. Clay presented some early history on the eastern European migration, and the beginnings of the Russian empire. Learning the history of these two countries can help us better understand the motives that are present today.
On March 14, demonstrators from the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) set up outside of Reisner Dining Hall. While the waves of students passed by for lunchtimes, the group played bagpipes and chanted different phrases to bring attention to their group’s message.
If a student’s spring break plans include alcohol consumption, be sure to do so responsibly. Travelers can look out for their health by remembering to drink water in between alcoholic drinks and pacing themselves to avoid alcohol poisoning or hangovers. When going out with others, travelers should watch each other’s backs and keep an eye on their surroundings, whether it is walking down the street to the next bar or getting into an Uber.
As the first months of the pandemic drew on, I spent an increasing amount of time on Messenger, a Facebook messaging app and Discord, a phone and laptop app that can host multiple people on one call. Even if I was just cleaning my room or putting away the dishes, I would hop on a Discord call to pass the time. Eventually, the semester drew to a close and summer dawned.
February is a great time for students to file their 2022-23 FAFSA. If students need assistance, the Shippensburg University Financial Aid Office office is available to assist them and their with completing the FAFSA.
With the effects of Valentine’s Day felt all over campus, Shippensburg University’s Student Government Association kept matters short and sweet at its their meeting on Thursday, approving multiple student-focused actions.
A prominent state system faculty union is praising Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s recent budget plan for prioritizing public higher education. Association of Pennsylvania State Colleges and University Faculties (APSCUF) President Jamie Martin applauded the budget plan for its “much-needed investment” in the state system.
No matter if someone has been out of college for five years or 35 years, they could probably tell you the best and worst part of their college experience. And no matter if you’ve only been in college for a few months or a few years, I’m sure you have your own best and worst parts of college so far.
Valentine’s Day is a holiday often filled with love and appreciation. Flowers delivered to the door, enormous heart shaped chocolates and endless messages of gratification. For some, however, the run up to Valentine’s Day is filled with angst and pressure to ensure they find that perfect way to say, “I love you,” to their partner.
February ushers in the celebration of Black History Month across the nation. Shippensburg University students, faculty, staff and administrators are hosting a variety of programming with opportunities to learn, celebrate and talk.