Sunlight poured through the glass windows in the chapel, creating a soothing atmosphere. Intense silence ricocheted off the four walls.
Shippensburg University’s Council of Trustees received an update at its March 30 meeting regarding the completion of the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail in Shippensburg. Tim Ebersole, executive director of SU’s Office of Alumni Affairs and Government Relations; Jim Smedley, a representative from Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Municipal Services; and Garrett Stahlman, vice president of the Cumberland Valley Rails-to-Trails Council (CVRTC), spoke to trustees, explaining the final step in completing Shippensburg’s end of the trail into the downtown area. PennDOT and CVRTC have received $800,000 in federal funding to complete the project by June 2013, Ebersole said. With no cost to the university, PennDOT will complete the last mile of the trail into Shippensburg, ending on North Earl Street.
Published: 04/26/2011 The English department at Shippensburg University welcomed a new faculty member this year. Professor Neil Connelly, 42, arrived at SU in the Fall 2010 semester and jumped into teaching fiction and poetry. With the decision to move to Pennsylvania with his family, Connelly chose the open position because he admired SU’s faculty and the college’s endeavors. “I looked on the Web-site and I was impressed with the faculty that is here,” he said.