For most students, the name “Hershey” is common; the world-renowned chocolate manufacturer has remained a primary industry in south-central Pennsylvania for more than a century, and the town of Hershey is just 55 miles northeast of Shippensburg.
Shippensburg University United Campus Ministry (UCM) is planning to take its seventh service trip to Vietnam, and it would like to recruit interested individuals. Though the exact dates of the trip are not permanent, the Rev.
“Sitting at home playing video games doesn’t look good on a résumé.” This advice came courtesy of Kevin Paul Scott, a speaker, author and co-founder of ADDO Institute and ADDO Worldwide, institutions specializing “in global leadership, student leadership and thought leadership,” according to the organizations’ website.
Alternative spring break, fourteen SU students restore shoreline at Chincoteague Bay Field Station at Wallops Island
Over spring break, 14 students and one faculty member represented the Shippensburg University Geography and Earth Science Organization (GESO) at Wallops Island, Va., to volunteer their skills and services to the Chincoteague Bay Field Station of the Marine Science Consortium. From March 14–17, the volunteers joined representatives from several regional universities in a collective effort to complete conservation-related projects for the consortium’s annual Alternative Spring Break Weekend.
Shippensburg University energy costs are predicted to plummet, while savings will rise, as construction has begun and is scheduled to take place over the coming months on a new campus-wide $30.2 million water chilling plant facility and revamped natural gas-powered heating system. The project could save SU upward of $330,000 per year, and reduce its carbon footprint by 31 percent, according to the facilities management and planning department, which is working directly with the independent department of general services to oversee the project. The pipes from the current steam system will remain in place, saving SU nearly $10 million in its installation of the natural gas system, which will replace the current coal-powered steam plant. “They’ve been heating with steam for a long time,” said project manager Bruce Herring.
On Wednesday, Oct. 23, SU students, faculty and community members stepped out of the world of Shippensburg and into the international realm, where they became immersed in the lifestyles of 13 countries.
It has been the better part of a year since the completion of the Phase I housing project, an endeavor that took significant overtime to complete; Phase II, on the other hand, is right on schedule. The Phase II housing project, which includes sites four, five and six—Lackhove, Kieffer and McCune, respectively—is now nearing the end of its eighth month.
On a rainy, overcast and cold Saturday afternoon the Shippensburg University women’s soccer team (4–2) managed to outshoot Clarion University (3–1–2) 14–6, but could not manage any goals against the Golden Eagles in a 1–0 loss.
Despite managing just two shots against PSAC foe Indiana University of Pa. (4–2), the Shippensburg University women’s soccer team (4–1) held off the Crimson Hawks 1–0 in Tuesday afternoon’s defensive contest. SU received its first scare just four minutes into the game, as IUP senior forward Tonya Fabian pressed the Raider net but, fortunately for the Raiders, her shot was wide. Fabian led IUP with four shots, though none of them found their way to the back of the net. The first of two Raider shots came at nine minutes, 17 seconds.