Eight hundred members of the Shippensburg University Class of 2019 and their family, friends, faculty and administration gathered in Seth Grove Stadium on Saturday for the spring commencement ceremony.
This open letter is a response to a mass email sent by your office to the Shippensburg community, as well as other public comments made about stories that have been published in The Slate over the past several weeks, and in a meeting Tuesday between you and members of The Slate staff.
Each school year brings change. In the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), change is around every corner, with funding declines, tuition increases and numerous budget cuts looming over the system. This change has cast a net so wide that Shippensburg University faculty are feeling the impact as well.
Behind the scenes of a beehive, bees are busy at work filling their honeycombs with nectar and pollen, and in a chain reaction, our plates with a well-balanced diet. Almonds, apples, avocados, beans, carrots, coffee, cucumbers, grapes, strawberries, tomatoes and of course, honey — you can thank bees for all of that, and much more.
The School of Engineering has been growing rapidly, over the past few years, enrollment has increased by 60 percent and is trending to increase by 20 percent for the upcoming academic year. Acquiring more space has become a desperate need, and repurposing Kriner Hall would meet this need.
Some people may know 1975 as the year the Vietnam War ended, or the year their hearts stopped as they watched “Jaws” terrorize New England on-screen — but how many know it as the year students with disabilities were finally allowed to enroll in public schools?
Makayla Glass, vice president of Shippensburg University’s Student Government Association (SGA), has resigned from her position and will no longer serve as president next year because of a mistake made during last week’s elections.
Walking into a church on a Sunday morning when the air is bright and crisp, the sun seeps rainbows from the stained glass windows and the hum of a choir rejoices in the background. The minister at the front preaches the gospel and promises a life of eternity, if you follow the rules.