3/17/2023, 1:51pm

FAFSA workshops to be held on campus

We hope you had a wonderful spring break and are looking forward to the next half of the spring semester. If you have not completed your 2023-24 FAFSA and need assistance, our office is holding several FAFSA workshops on campus this spring. Pennsylvania residents must complete the FAFSA no later than May 1 for PA State Grant consideration.

2/28/2023, 12:00pm

Local family and Shippensburg University strive for sustainability

With issues of environmental sustainability continuing to arise at local, national and international levels, a local family is making efforts to draw attention to environmental concerns and provide incentive for people to assess their use of natural resources and reduce their carbon footprint.

2/28/2023, 12:00pm

SU and the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918

Although COVID-19 was the most recent pandemic to hit the campus of Shippensburg University, it was not the first. In fact, in October of 1918, a completely different virus descended upon the campus of what was then the Cumberland Valley State Normal School (CVSNS) — the Spanish flu.  

2/28/2023, 12:00pm

Officer candidates address SGA’s negative perception at election speeches

Election season has once again come to Shippensburg University. Speaking from the podium in McFeely’s on Thursday, two candidates sought students’ votes for the 2023-2024 Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Leadership Committee (ELC). Of the five positions open for the election, petitions were filed only by a single candidate for the positions of president and vice president of Internal Affairs. No petitions were received for the positions of VP of Finance, VP of External Affairs or VP of Student Groups.

2/28/2023, 12:00pm

President’s hour held in Harley MPR

On Feb. 20, the campus was invited to President’s Hour in the Harley Hall MPR. An hour was dedicated to all members of campus to ask the questions they want answers to. The questions were directed toward SU President Charles Patterson and members of his administration, including Manuel Ruiz, Dean of Students Lorie Davis and many other staff members who serve the Shippensburg University campus.

2/28/2023, 12:00pm

SGA Budget and Finance Committee faces 65% turnover

In November 2022, the Student Government Association Budget and Finance Committee lost a majority of members following the departure of SGA Vice President of Finance Chase Slenker on Nov. 11. The Budget and Finance Committee allocates student activity fees to all student activities including intercollegiate athletics, student media, club sports, APB and more.

2/28/2023, 12:00pm

Shippensburg University hiring policy reveals unintended impact

When a position at Shippensburg University (SU) needs filled, a search committee is formed under the SU Search Process Guide. Section I of the guide states the committee “must be approved by the Human Resources Office and should include race and gender diversity.” 

2/21/2023, 12:00pm

Your World Today: Street Harassment in Shippensburg

Last Wednesday was a surprisingly sunny mid-February day. It was unusually warm and the breeze mixed with chirping birds made me pause and appreciate the weather as I was walking off campus and down the sidewalk to my car. Suddenly, a red SUV whipped out of a side street and began barreling up the road toward me, interrupting the beauty of the day. 

2/21/2023, 12:00pm

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine enters its second year

This week will mark a year since Russian President Vladimir Putin announced what he called a “special military operation” — his chosen euphemism to describe a full-fledged invasion of its neighbor, Ukraine. Following a stunning display of Ukrainian resistance and defensive capability, the war entered a period characterized by small shifts of the frontlines and use of trench warfare. 

2/14/2023, 12:00pm

Over 33,000 Dead from Earthquakes in Turkey, Syria

More than 33,000 people have died and more than 75,000 are injured after two earthquakes struck Turkey and Syria on Monday, Feb. 6. While earthquakes are not uncommon in Turkey, these earthquakes are being considered one of the worst natural disasters of the century, and the death toll is expected to rise.

2/14/2023, 12:00pm

Shippensburg 2022 Campus Climate Survey reveals issues with intersectionality

In November 2022, Manuel Ruiz, assistant vice president for inclusion and belonging and director of social equity, facilitated several sessions to constituents of Shippensburg University regarding the 2022 Campus Climate Survey (CCS) results. The sessions conducted by Ruiz had a total of 27 faculty, 30 staff, 22 students, seven administrators and 10 members of the Council of Trustees in attendance. These sessions were held to provide a more detailed analysis of the results and to discuss results and implications of the CCS. 

2/14/2023, 12:00pm

2023 Love Lines

Dear Slaters, Thank you for all your dedicated, hard work. We couldn’t do it without you and appreciate each and every one of you. We are so grateful you decided to join us and even more grateful that you’ve stuck with us.  Love, Piper and Paige