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December 2012
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Red Raider Wrestling
Wrestling Alumni Reception

Shippensburg Wrestling will be holding its Alumni Day Recognition surrounding its January 12 home dual meet against Mercyhurst. All wrestling alumni interested in attending should contact Coach Bloomquist at

717-477-1704 or

Counseling Alumni Reunion
50th Anniversary Celebration

Join in the celebration activities to recognize the 50th Anniversary of the Counseling and College Student Personnel Department. Activities begin with the Shirley Hess Hike for Healing, a 5 mile hike that begins at 10am. Later in the evening, a formal celebration will be held from 5 - 9pm in the SU Conference Center. Visit for more information

SHIP Baseball Alumni Day
Baseball Alumni

Alumni Day for Shippensburg Baseball will be held on Saturday, April 27 when the Raiders host Clarion. Rain date is Sunday, April 28. Additional information will be available in 2013.

SHIP Stories App

Readers of our magazine can view it on iPhones or iPads through the Ship Stories app. The new app, available for free in the Apple App Store, allows users of those devices to view the magazine anywhere and at anytime.

Search for SHIP Stories in the App store.

Read The Slate Online

 The Slate has launched a new and updated version of, and we want you to know about it. The site is updated every Tuesday with the print edition content, along with blogs, videos, and slideshows

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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On behalf of the University Relations Office and the SU Alumni Association Board of Directors, we send you best wishes for a happy holiday and a successful new year! 

Red Raider Football News
Zach Zulli, junior quarterback, receives the 2012 Harlon Hill Trophy as Division II Football's Top Player.

Division II's equivalent to the Heisman Trophy, Zulli is the first SU player to receive this prestigious national honor. "I never would have expected this.  This is really incredible, but I share this award with all of my teammates," said Zulli - who is only the seventh underclassman to ever win the Hill Trophy. "Nothing feels better than this."


Coach Mac named AFCA Division II Coach of the Year 

Mark 'Mac' Maciejewski '92-'96M was named the 2012 AFCA Division II Region 1 Coach of the Year. Maciejewski, in his second season as head football coach, guided the Red Raider 11-2 team to the second round of the  NCAA playoffs. Coach Mac was also named a finalist for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year award. Fan voting ends today. Voting is thru twitter only and counts for 20% of their vote. Coach Mac currently leads the Division II finalists in fan voting by almost 800 votes! Each winner receives $50,000 to donate to charity, and a $20,000 grant to donate to their school's alumni association. The winner will be announced on January 7.

Dorms scheduled for demolition
McCune, Lackhove, and Kieffer set for January

McCune Hall will be the first dorm to be demolished in the new year. It is scheduled for demolition on January 7, 2013. Lackhove and Kieffer will follow on January 14. Later in the spring, Seavers Apartments and the Etter Health Center will also come down to make room for the next phase of new on-campus residences.


Students moved into the new residence buildings this past weekend,


  December 14 and 15.
SU will be in Florida in March
Florida alumni, join us

We'll be making stops in Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale in 2013. Additional information is on-line, as well as included in your next issue of the SU Magazine.

Save the Date
Upcoming SU Alumni Association Events

Jan. 19: Oats & Grapes Tasting Session, Lancaster

Jan. 28: 76ers Basketball Tickets -  SOLD OUT

Feb. 2: Alumni Suite at IceFest, Chambersburg

***Note this change in date to Feb. 2, 2013

Feb. 10: Hershey Bears Hockey Game and Dinner

March 5: SHIP Volunteer Night at Caitlin's Smiles, Harrisburg

March 6: Alumni Dinner, Phoenix, AZ

March 17: Alumni Dinner, Jacksonville, FL

March 18: Alumni Social during NASPA conference, Orlando, FL

March 22: Alumni Dinner, Tampa, FL

March 23: Alumni Dinner, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

April 12: Alumni Social at the Fox and Hound, Charlotte, NC

April 13: Brewery Tour & Social at LoneRider Brewery, Raleigh, NC

May 30: Alumni Weekend Golf Outing, Carlisle Country Club

May 31, June 1 and 2: Alumni Weekend 2013

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. 




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