SU Alumni Association Newsletter
January 2013
Quick Links
Recent Gatherings
View our photos on Flickr
Stay Connected
Like us on Facebook View our profile on LinkedIn Follow us on Twitter View our photos on flickr
Counseling Alumni Reunion
50th Anniversary Celebration

Join in the celebration activities on Saturday, April 13 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.

Student Senate 50th Anniversary Celebration
Senate Alumni

During Alumni Weekend, the Student Senate will be hosting a 50th Anniversary Celebration! Save the weekend of May 31 - June 1. More information available soon.

ROTC Reunion
ROTC Alumni

Also during Alumni Weekend, ROTC will welcome ROTC alumni back to campus! Save the weekend of May 31 - June 1. More information available soon.

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 Alumni Career Newsletter

 Don't miss out on the monthly Alumni Career NewsletterEach month we include highlighted job postings forwarded to us, upcoming job fairs, and an employer perspective. You need to subscribe to have it delivered direct to your in-box.

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.

SU alumni Association Header


The University Relations Office and the SU Alumni Association Board of Directors are excited for a successful start to 2013! We are looking forward to staying connected to you as alumni and continuing to keep you engaged with the University and the Association.

First SHIP Baby of 2013
To: Matt '99-'10M and Laura Massal Campbell '99
We are excited to welcome the first "Ship" baby of the year to proud parents and alumni Laura and Matt Campbell. Their son Jacob was born at 12:08    a.m. Jan. 1 in Harrisburg Hospital. Laura earned her UG degree in 1999 and Matt earned his UG degree in 1999 and his MBA in 2010. Congratulations and best wishes to the family!
McCune Hall Demolition Begins
Dorms start coming down to make way for new

Demolition of McCune Hall began Tuesday as part of the replacement of all residence halls. Three new halls opened this semester and work is starting on three more to open in Fall 2014. Information on the ribbon-cutting and ground breaking ceremony may be found below.



IceFest 2013 in Chambersburg
Join the Festivities - SHIP Alumni Hospitality Suite
is this Saturday  

Take the chill off and join your alumni host Lou Minisci '91-'96M and fellow alumni this Saturday, Feb. 2 for complimentary coffee, hot cocoa and cookies while you stroll the streets and view the sparkling ice sculptures during Chambersburg's IceFest. Bring your family to the 1st floor conference room inside the Heritage Center located on the square between 1-2:30pm for a hot beverage and cookie.

Thursday Night Football with Coach Mac
2012 Wrapup Edition to be held January 31

A final 2012 wrapup edition of "Thursday Night Football with Coach Mac," featuring SU head football coach Mark 'Mac' Maciejewski '92-'96M, will be held from 6:30-8 pm on January 31 at Knute's Pub and Grill in downtown Shippensburg.  


Fans and community members will have the opportunity to meet with Coach Mac to discuss the 2012 season as well as the excitement of the postseason and the offseason.  

Ribbon-Cutting & Ground Breaking
Student Housing Ceremony

President Bill Ruud, SU Student Services, Inc., and the Design-Development Team of Campus Apartments, LLC invite you to the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the completion of phase 1 of student housing that includes McLean Hall II, Presidents Hall, and Seavers Hall.


Ribbon-cutting will take place on Friday, February 1 at 4:00pm at the South/West Archway at Presidents Hall (side facing Reed Operations Center and Harley Hall). The inclement weather location will be the multipurpose room in Presidents Hall. The ground breaking ceremony for phase 2 of student housing will be held immediately following. RSVP to join us.

Hoop for a Cure Basketball Game
SHIP Basketball to "Play 4 Kay" and "Hoop for a Cure"
Wear pink to the Feb. 16 "Hoop for a Cure" Basketball game and get free admission. Special activities during the game include give-aways, t-shirt toss, face painting, contests, and a silent auction.
The Raider squads will be raising funds for breast cancer awareness/research and will also hold its annual alumni games. Women play at 1pm, men at 3pm inside Heiges Field House.
Save the Date
Upcoming SU Alumni Association Events

Feb. 2: Alumni Suite at IceFest, Chambersburg

Feb. 10: Hershey Bears Hockey Game and Dinner -             sold out

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

April 27: Alumni Volunteer Night at Greater Berks Food Bank, Reading

May 30: Alumni Weekend Golf Outing, Carlisle Country Club

May 31, June 1 and 2: Alumni Weekend 2013

June 21: VIP Experience at The Vineyard, Hershey

Aug. 16: Allenberry Playhouse Dinner and Show, Boiling Springs

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)