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August 2012
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2012 Red Raider Football

The 2012 Red Raider Football Media Guide is now on-line. Read about our coaches, player profiles, and the 2012 season outlook.

Applications Being Accepted for the 2012-2013 Raiders Pack

Raiders Pack participants will join the Raiders on the field prior to each game and a section of seats will be reserved to watch the game. Membership in the Raiders Pack is $10 and each participant should be elementary school age. Find out more.

Phi Sigma Kappa & Phi Sigma Epsilon Golf Outing

The Hugs for Joey Golf Outing will be held on Sept. 22 at the Springwood Golf Course in York, PA. Come support fellow Phi Sig John Daniels '85 who lost his son Joey in 2010.

SU Alumni & Friends Travel Program
2013 Passport to Travel

Come travel with the PASSHE Alumni & Friends Travel Program. 2013 trips include Bali to Bangkok 21-day cruise, 8-day tour of San Francisco Wine Country, Germany, Barcelona to Lisbon 10-day cruise and South Africa & Victoria Falls Tour.

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Homecoming 2012! 

On-line registration is now open for Homecoming. Visit us on-line to check out all the activities planned for the weekend.


New in 2012 - Downtown SHIP Party Tour with bus transporation Friday night, Very Busy People Healthy Cooking Series, Wine Tasting 101 - Rhein & Mosel Wines of Germany, and 5th Quarter with musical guest Second Time Thru. Limited space for some of these, register early.


You'll also enjoy an all new alumni tailgate FAN ZONE with tailgating the entire game, music DJ, and a variety of inflatables. Save the date and make your plans to celebrate Homecoming 2012 at SHIP. Look for your Homecoming brochure in the mail. Register by mail, phone, or on-line.

Thursday Night Football with Coach Mac
Returns starting Aug. 30  

For the second consecutive year, "Thursday Night Football with Coach Mac" will be held on a weekly basis from 6:30 - 8 pm at Knute's Pub and Grill in  Shippensburg where fans can interact wSU Alumni Associationith SU's head football coach. Each week, fans will have the opportunity to meet with SU head football coach Mark "Mac" Maciejewski '92-'96M to not only discuss the previous week's opponent, but to also talk about the game on tap for the upcoming weekend.

Big Bangs
SU Alumni Association Annual Report 2011-12

The SUAA Board of Directors kicked off its annual retreat in March

with the theme "Big Bangs" based on "The Big Bang Theory," a

funny television show many of us enjoy watching. We wanted a

theme that was catchy and would relate to our mission-that 2012

be a year of "Big Bangs" for the SU Alumni Association and the

board! Read more to catch up with the Alumni Association.

Request for old Marching Band items
Looking for items to include in Artifact Exhibit

If you haven't seen the artifact exhibit at Alumni Weekend 2012 or Homecoming 2011, you really want to make it a stop on your schedule at this years Homecoming. And if you have seen it, it's grown at an unbelievable rate!  It features vintage items from various sports teams, Greek life, campus clubs, and so much more.SU Alumni Association 


We are on the lookout for Marching Band items to add to the collection. Contact Bob Smith at or 717-477-1613 if you have an item(s) to donate to the collection. The exhibit will be open Homecoming Weekend, Thursday, October 4 and Friday, October 5 from 9am - 7pm, and Saturday, October 6 from 9am - 6pm in the Ceddia Union Building. 

New Students Move on Campus Aug. 23
Interested in Helping with Move-in Day?

Freshman Move-in Day for the Class of 2016 is Thursday, August 23! The orientation team is always looking for additional hands. If you're interested in helping students and their families unload their cars and/or move items into the dorms, contact Donna Gross, orientation director at

2012- 2013 Sports Schedules Released
The Raider Sports Teams are set for another year

Get your Raider Spirit on and make plans to support our athletic teams!


The SU Baseball Team and head coach Matt Jones are coming off a season in which they achieved their most wins in five years and finished among the final four teams at the PSAC Baseball Championships. SU will open its season on Feb. 16 with their first home game March 9.


The SU Softball Team and head coach Bob Brookens return a young group of players that will look to return SU to the PSAC Softball Championships for the third consecutive season. Their first home game is March 30.


The SU Men's Basketball Team with head coach Dave Springer opens its season hosting the annual Wolf's Bus Lines Classic the weekend of Nov. 16-17.


The SU Women's Basketball Team will be in Hawaii for Thanksgiving this year when they face a pair of teams in the Oahu Classic. SU will play on Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving Day) and Friday, November 23. Travel packages and rates for fans and interested parties are available for the Hawaii trip.


The SU Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Teams with head coach Dave Osanitsch opens the season with each squad looking to repeat as conference champions at the PSAC Indoor Championships held once again at Edinboro on Feb. 23-24. The Raiders open the season on the first weekend of December.

Save the Date
Upcoming SU Alumni Association Events

Aug. 25: SHIP Hospitality Tent, Corn Festival, Shippensburg

Sept. 11: Gordon Biersch Happy Hour with President Ruud, DC

Oct. 5-6: Homecoming Weekend 2012

Oct. 20: Old Town Alexandria, VA Food Tour

Oct. 26: Brew Tour & Tasting at Roy Pitz, Chambersburg

             Details being finalized.

Nov. 8: SHIP Night & Happy Hour at The Brewhouse, Camp Hill

Nov. 15: SHIP Night & Happy Hour at Viva, Reading

             Details being finalized.

The University Relations Office is here to help you stay connected to each other and to the University. Visit us often to keep up to date with Ship news and events.


The SHIP Experience is more than 4 years - it lasts a lifetime. 




University Relations

Shippensburg University Alumni Association


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