SU Alumni Association Newsletter
May 2012
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ArtSHIP 2012

Shippensburg's Art & Wine Festival

Saturday, June 2 from
12 NOON - 5:00 PM
Bringing you art, food, music, microbrews & wine.

Alumni Weekend


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.

2012 Summer Camps

Shippensburg offers a variety of summer camps designed to improve athletic skills, provide academic enrichment, and to explore new and exciting activities. Camps in a variety of different sports and academic disciplines are available to boys and girls ages 6 - 18 years in both residential and commuter plans.
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There's still some time to make your reservations to join us for Alumni Weekend 2012. Kicking off the weekend on Thursday, May 31 is the 24th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament followed by activities planned from Friday, June 1 thru Sunday, June 3. Visit the schedule on-lineWe'd love to have you join us!


Take a Trip Down Memory Lane at Alumni Weekend to browse thru the SU Alumni Association

exhibit of old photos, sports/athletic equipment, Greek history, and historic items from Shippensburg's past. The exhibit is open on the ground floor of the Ceddia Union Building on Friday from 10am - 8pm and Saturday from 9am - 6pm.



The Alumni Weekend Silent Auction will open for bidding on Friday fromSU Alumni Association

10am - 6pm, and on Saturday from 8 - 11:30am.  Auction closes at 11:30am on Saturday.  Join in on the fun!  Find out what's at the auction.
President Ruud's Budget Message 

Dear alumna/alumnus:

On May 8, more than 100 members of the university community, including faculty, staff associates, students and administrators, came together for our annual retreat. This day-long program was an opportunity for this diverse group to discuss a wide range of topics that affect or could affect the university.

As would be expected, the budget was one of those topics. Dr. Denny Terrell, vice president for administration and finance, gave a presentation that outlined the budget situation, its dramatic impact on the university and, equally important, how the university has already dealt with previous cuts. That presentation is available by going to my budget website and clicking on the budget overview link in the top left corner. Read on for some of the more interesting points she made.



SU Alumni Association

William N. Ruud, Ph.D.

SHIP Launches online MBA
Part-Time, Full-time, & NOW On-Line

100% on-line SHIP MBA is now enrolling for Fall 2012. It's the same AACSB-accredited degree program, utilizing the same highly qualified faculty, that has gained a reputation for quality, affordability, and convenience among our part-time professional students. Each course will be taught in accelerated, eight-week sessions utilizing "peer-to-peer" video conferencing. Find out more at

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The SBDC at SU will host 3 programs in June

The June programs range from managerial leadership to promoting job growth in underutilized business zones. The SBDC program provides no-cost confidential consulting and low cost training in proven management fundamentals helping small business owners and potential entrepreneurs make sound decisions for the successful operation of their business. Shippensburg's center serves Adams, Cumberland, Franklin and York counties. Full details on each program, including cost and location, are available online at

SU Alumni & Friends Travel Program
2013 Cruises & Trips are Now Scheduled

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, Barcelona to Lisbon 10-day cruise and South Africa & Victoria Falls Tour. Learn more about the travel program.

Save the Date
Upcoming SU Alumni Association Events

May 31: 24th Annual Alumni Weekend Golf Outing 

June 11: 23rd Annual Lady Raider Golf Tournament

June 24: York Revolution Baseball Game and Picnic, York

July 14: Harrisburg Senators Baseball Game and Picnic

Oct. 5-6: Homecoming Weekend 2012

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)