SU Alumni Association Newsletter
November 2012
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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

Read The Slate Online

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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, we extend a heartfelt Thanksgiving Holiday for you and your family.


Over the Thanksgiving break, the football team will hit the road the day after Thanksgiving for a trip down Interstate 81 to face Winston-Salem State at noon Saturday in the second round of the 2012 NCAA Division II Football Championships. The Alumni Association is hosting two tailgate events in Winston-Salem and if you reside in the area, or plan on traveling there, we invite you to join us.


On Friday, we are hosting a pre-game tailgate party at Foothills Brewery and on Saturday morning a pre-game breakfast buffet on the Winston-Salem University campus. Your hosts include President Bill and Judy Ruud, Executive Vice President Jody Harpster '74M, Vice President of Student Affairs Roger Serr, Chip Dimmick '85, Head Football Coach Mark Maciejewski '92-'96M, and Athletic Director Jeff Michaels. Help us prepare and RSVP.

Luhrs Performing Arts Center
Mid-Season Shows Added - Tickets on sale Dec. 3

Four additional shows have been added to the H.Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center lineup and those tickets go on sale to the public Dec. 3 at 11am.    


Additions include:

Peace, Love, and All that SHIP
Spirit Shirts for Sale

If you missed getting a spirit shirt at the 2012 Homecoming Spirit Rally, there's good news! Orders are being taken. Shirts sell for $10 with all proceeds going to the Homecoming 2012 charities. 

To order a shirt, e-mail Ashley White at with your name, e-mail, address, quantity, and size (S - XXL). Please order by Nov. 30.


History was made in New Hampshire
Jeanne Shaheen '69  and Alpha Sigma alumnae

History was made in New Hampshire when the nation's first all-female congressional delegation was elected. An English major at Shippensburg, Jeanne was a part of history when she was re-elected United States Senator. Jeanne is also the only woman in U.S. history to be elected both a Governor and a United States Senator.

Communication/Journalism Dept News
Recommended for Full Accreditation
The Communication/Journalism Dept undergraduate program is pleased to announce it was recommended for full accreditation by a team from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.
The recommended full accreditation certifies that the Department is one of the top programs in mass communication and journalism, being placed among just 109 other accredited programs worldwide.
Save the Date
Upcoming SU Alumni Association Events

Nov. 23: Pre-game Tailgate, Winston-Salem, NC

Nov. 24: Pre-game Breakfast, Winston-Salem, NC

Jan. 19: Oats & Grapes Tasting Session, Lancaster

Jan. 26: Alumni Suite at IceFest, Chambersburg

Jan. 28: 76ers Basketball Tickets, Philadelphia

Feb. 10: Hershey Bears Hockey Game and Dinner

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

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. 




University Relations

Shippensburg University Alumni Association


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