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Fall 2013
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Homecoming BBQ
Join the 2013 SUMB and fellow Marching Band alumni for a BBQ buffet to celebrate Homecoming. Want to perform with the band? Contact Owen Ecker at for information.  Buffet is $10/person, children 5 and under free. 11am - 12:30pm, Tuscarora Room, Reisner Dining Hall.
34th Annual SU ARMY ROTC 10K or 5K Run
As part of Homecoming Weekend, race starts at Heiges Field House. 10K starts at 9am, 5K at 9:15am. Proceeds support Azalea Charities Run for Wounded Warriors and SU ROTC Battalion. Register on-line or thru the mail with a check payable to Shippensburg Army ROTC, to 1871 Old Main Dr., ATTN: Military Science Dept./CPT Crumley, Shippensburg, PA 17257
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We are excited to be hosting Homecoming 2013 in just two short weeksHomecoming 2013!


We hope you are able to attend and make plans to join us for a complimentary continental breakfast on Saturday morning, October 26.  We are excited to share that Dr. Tony Ceddia, president emeritus, will be the guest speaker at breakfast, sharing his discussion topic: "Humorous Moments of the Presidency."


We then welcome you to bring your own tailgate, or enjoy the tailgate lunch provided for $5/person (children 12 and under are free). There will be inflatables behind the stadium for your enjoyment, as well as a music DJ spinning tunes and announcing door prizes.


And, it's a RED OUT for the football game vs. West Chester. Receive your free SU t-shirt at the stadium entrance (limited quantities).


Additional activities include a cooking class, a wine tasting class, ROTC run, College of Business reunion, SU Marching Band reunion, and a concert at the Luhrs Center. After the game, be sure to join us for the return of the President's Supper from 4-6pm which will be held on the Martin House lawn (Rain location: Tuscarora Rm.). President's Supper is complimentary.


You can make your reservations and purchase tickets in advance. Contact University Relations by phone at (717) 477-1218 or on-lineTickets will be mailed in advance if time allows. After the deadline, pre-ordered tickets can be picked up at the alumni tailgate tent the day of Homecoming and at the Martin House when arriving for the supper. Please note - A limited number of supper tickets will be available the day of the event. Please preregister if you plan to attend!

Football Tailgating on the Road
Ship Tailgate Party at Bloomsburg Univ.

Support the Red Raiders and join us for a pre-game tailgate and watch the Red Raiders take on the Bloomsburg Huskies football team at Redman Stadium on Oct. 31. This game will be televised nationally.

Tailgate buffet features white and red chili with toppings, corn bread; hoagies (turkey and cheese, ham and cheese, Italian and veggie) tortilla chips, veggie tray, cookies, soda, water, hot apple cider. Cost is $12 per person for buffet only; $14 per person for buffet and 2 coupons for adult beverage. No charge for children age 10 and under.


For more information on the Tailgate Party, inlcuding times, details, and registration info., visit us on-line.

University Store
Make plans to get your gear for Homecoming

The University Store will be open during Homecoming Weekend on Friday, October 25 from 8am - 5pm and Saturday, October 26 from 10am - 6pm in the store and at the stadum. Get your 20% off a single imprinted item shopping discount in the Homecoming brochure, at tailgate, or on-line in the brochure. Printed brochures and on-line information will be available soon.

Seeking Alumni Award Nominations
Nominations should be received by Nov. 1

The alumni awards program seeks out alumni who have been successful in their field or have made a significant impact through community service or exceptional volunteer service to the university.

Athletic Hall of Fame: In recognition of achievement as a student athlete.

Chapter Leadership: In recognition of the impact on the success of an alumni chapter and their goal of helping to reconnect Shippensburg alumni.

Distinguished Alumni: In recognition of distinguished achievement in one's field of endeavor for the benefit of the community and society.

Exceptional Service: To recognize and thank outstanding persons who have given unselfishly of their time and efforts for the betterment of Shippensburg University.

Humanitarian: In recognition of the direct impact on diversity and cultural experiences of students on campus.

Lifetime Achievement: In recognition of life-long career achievement.

Outstanding Young Alumni: Forty years old or younger in recognition of outstanding achievement in his/her field of endeavor for the benefit of the community and society.


Nominate a friend, a co-worker, a spouse, even yourself. Send us your nomination and any information you have available to you including press releases. Don't have this? No problem, send us the nomination and we'll take care of the rest. E-mail or submit your nomination on-line at Nomination forms are available under 'Highlights' or on the Alumni Awards & Nominations page under Get Involved. Additionally, mail is always welcomed at University Relations, 1871 Old Main Dr., Shippensburg, PA 17257.

Save the Date
Upcoming SU Alumni Association Events

Oct. 11: Alumni Social @ The Field House, Philadelphia

Oct. 13: Fall Foilage Dinner Cruise, Harrisburg

Oct. 25-26: Shippensburg University Homecoming

Oct. 31: Ship Tailgate Party at Bloomsburg University

Nov. 5: Ship Night @ Gordon Biersch, Washington DC

Nov. 12: Ship Night at University Grille, Shippensburg

Dec. 13: Holiday Pops Concert at The Kennedy Ctr, Washington DC

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


717-477-4071 (Fax)