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October 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

2012 Red Raider Football

The 2012 Red Raider Football Media Guide is now on-line. Read about our coaches, player profiles, and the 2012 season outlook.

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.

Enjoy a special rate on auto and home insurance.

Did you know that alumni of Shippensburg are saving hundreds of dollars a year with Liberty Mutual? As an alum, you qualify for a discounted rate that could have you save on auto and home insurance.**

Find out more!

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To everyone that returned to Ship for Homecoming - Thank You!


We ended up with good weather, a great turnout (alumni participation doubled over last year), and a Red Raider football win! The updated FAN   ZONE was a hit with the music DJ and inflatables, and the tailgate area was full with alumni taking advantage of the expanded tailgate time from 10am - 4pm. Additionally, both wine tasting 101 sessions and the very busy people cooking session were sold out.


Take time to give us your feedback from the weekend by taking this quick survey. You may also e-mail Photos from the weekend may be viewed on theAlumni Flickr page.


SAVE the DATE for Homecoming 2013 - October 25 and 26.

SHIP Stories App
You have a new way to view the SU Magazine

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.

ith the ever-increasing use of smartphones and tablets in our daily lives, this app allows individuals to view the magazine whenever and wherever they want. This app allows alumni to interact with the university and to keep in touch and learn about what is happening at Shippensburg. The app also provides links to the university's Facebook and Twitter accounts, and the Alumni Association website.


The magazine has been available online for a number of years but this new app allows it to be viewed on mobile devices. Currently, the app is for Apple products only. Search for SHIP Stories in the App store. A similar app for the Android platform is being developed. The university will continue to print and distribute copies of the magazine to alumni, friends and other supporters of the university.




The Slate On-line
Student Newspaper

What better way to stay in touch with SHIP news!  


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. Check them out.

Request for Alumni Award Nominations
Wanted: Those who Serve; Those who Achieve; 
                   Those who Care.

With over 60,000 alumni across the country and living internationally, one can imagine the successes achieved and the impacts being made by graduates of Shippensburg University every day in their professional fields, in their lives, and in their communities.


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. Nominations accepted for the Athletic Hall of Fame, Chapter Leadership, Distinguished Alumni, Exceptional Service, Humanitarian, Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Young Alumni.


Nominate a friend, a co-worker, a spouse, even yourself. Send us your nomination and any information you have available 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. To be considered for 2013, nominations should be received by Nov. 1.

Ribbon cutting celebrates re-opening of CUB
Ceddia Union Building Renovations

In September a ribbon cutting was held in celebration of the re-opening of the CUB. Work that started in 2010 was completed and includes expanded and new dining facilities, new Raider Room and convenience store, new entances and outdoor spaces, including an outdoor amphitheatre, new office space and lounges, a new bookstore, and an UPS store. 

Save the Date
Upcoming SU Alumni Association Events

Oct. 26: Brew Tour & Tasting at Roy Pitz, Chambersburg - sold out

Nov. 8: SHIP Night & Happy Hour at The Brewhouse, Camp Hill

Nov. 15: SHIP Night & Happy Hour at Viva, Reading

Jan. 26, 2013: Alumni Hospitality Suite at IceFest, Chambersburg

March 5, 2013: SHIP Volunteer Night at Caitlin's Smiles, Harrisburg

April 13, 2013: Brewery Tour & Social at LoneRider Brewery, Raleigh, NC

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)