Gabe Rader Staff Contributor


Progress updates shared at University Forum

University Forum held its second-to-last meeting at the Ezra Lehman Library on April 23, in which the University Curriculum Committee (UCC), Student Affairs and other groups exchanged progress updates. 

Michael W. Smith graces Luhrs with the gospel

Michael W. Smith, a Christian contemporary rock artist, played for listeners at the Luhrs Center on Leap Day. Smith has been performing worship and making music for over 30 years but has not lost any pep in his step.

Pablo Cartaya: More Than an Author

Pablo Cartaya is a grandson first and published author second. Cartaya shared an abundance of hilarious yet touching life experiences inside Stewart Hall on Thursday that inspired him to write and influenced his books. Pablo Cartaya is an internationally acclaimed author, screenwriter, speaker and educator.

Thersa Runstedtler fights the Black Balling of Black Ballers

Shippensburg University welcomed Theresa Runstedtler, a professor at American University as well as the author of the book “Black Ball,” on Feb. 15.  Runstedtler began her journey with the National Basketball Association in 1995 as one of the Toronto Raptors performers, which allowed her to closely observe “a lot about the racial labor dynamics of the NBA” and how it has gotten to where it is today.

Students and staff remember Holocaust victims with traveling exhibit

Ezra Lehman Memorial Library hosted the official opening of the international traveling exhibition “Names Instead of Numbers” to honor and remember the victims of the Holocaust on Nov. 14.  Action Reconciliation Service for Peace (ARSP) displays the names and stories of victims who were part of the 202,000 prisoners taken into the Dachau concentration camp between 1933 and 1945. Through these exhibitions, ARSP shares biographies of the victims.

PASSHE diversity leaders recognized as “Keepers of the Flame”

Pennsylvania is home to many talented individuals who are dedicated to supporting students of all backgrounds, including some from Shippensburg. On Tuesday, university and commonwealth leaders involved in efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion were recognized with “Keeper of the Flame” awards in the CUB MPR. 

Impactful keynote speakers push for change

Shippensburg hosted multiple speakers during the 2023 Diversity, Equity ad Inclusion summit at the CUB MPR, some of which advocated for unsolved issues that get overlooked due to ignorance. Most were renowned authors, presenters, and figureheads that pushed for important changes.

Brit Floyd celebrates 50th anniversary of 'The Dark Side of the Moon'

Brit Floyd, a Pink Floyd tribute band, came to Luhrs Performing Arts Center on Nov. 5. Brit Floyd celebrated the 50-year anniversary of Pink Floyd’s most iconic album, “The Dark Side of the Moon.” Brit Floyd, led by vocalist, guitarist and musical director Damien Darlington, played some of the UK-based band’s hits from the ‘70s for nearly three hours.

LSO hosts Latino Explosion event

 The Latino Student Organization at Shippensburg University threw its Latino Explosion event over the weekend to celebrate National Latino Heritage month.