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Pick up your 20% off coupon for the University Store at a downtown pub Friday night, at the alumni tailgate, or clip it from the Homecoming brochure. See coupon for details.

Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon

Established in 1986, the Shippensburg University Athletic Hall of Fame has recognized many outstanding athletes who have gone on to distinguish themselves later in life. We are very proud of the athletic accomplishments of our athletes and coaches. Please join us in recognizing our latest inductees: Kurt Dunkel '98-'04M, Jason McMullen '97, Courtney Colbert '95, Misti Underwood Demko '91-'99, Thomas Harbert '63, Melissa Swartz Krebs '98, Kenneth Pickett '92, and Heather Bankert Rosenberg '00. Honorary Inductee: John Trail.

 
Saturday Morning Continental Breakfast

9am - CUB Great Hall

Need a little pick-me-up before the game? Enjoy complimentary

coffee, tea, juice, fruit and pastries and visit with other alumni.

 
VBP (Very Busy People) Healthy Cooking Series

If you are short on time but want to prepare healthy meals that taste great, then this class is for you! There will be demonstrations, food

sampling, and a discussion on how to prepare delicious meals for your family (or yourself!) in 30 minutes or less. Recipes are easy to

prepare, trendy, but most importantly, quick and very healthy. Saturday at 10am - Sold Out.

 
Wine Tasting 101 - Rhein and Mosel Wines of Germany

Look, smell, taste! Starting with your basic senses you will learn how to taste these unique wines like the pros. Structured for the beginner,

with straightforward information presented in a casual atmosphere,

the tasting will feature wines ranging from a dry Kabinett to a luxuriously sweet Auslese. Topics include how to read a wine label, understanding German wine classification, pairing foods with wine,

and simple wine terminology. Saturday at 11:45am and 1:15pm - Both sessions are sold out.

Michael Campbell - Drawings and Paintings
Kauffman Gallery, Huber Art Center
Saturday, 11am - 2pm

An exhibit of more than 100 ink drawings and encaustic and oil paintings produced during Dr. Campbell's sabbatical leave in fall of

2011. All works are derived from travel in Italy, and study at The Art

Students League of New York, NYC.

Men's Soccer Game
4pm David See Field

Vs. Concordia College

Open Gallery Reception
SHAPE Gallery, 6-8pm, Downtown

Enjoy a "ZEN" evening at the SHAPE Gallery. Join us for wine and cheese and other light hors d'oeuvres as we feature photography by Tony Zizzi and glasswork by Deb Feller. Gallery located at 20 W. King St.

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Greetings!

 

It's that time of year when Shippensburg University celebrates the fall tradition of Homecoming, and you are invited to campus to take part!

While Homecoming activities have changed over the years, the Raider Spirit remains the same. We've highlighted some of the Homecoming happenings in this special edition, however, there are a variety of student activities and alumni activities being hosted by the SU Alumni Association. You'll find a complete listing on our Homecoming 2012 website and on our electronic Homecoming brochure.

Friday Night Kick-Off
Downtown SHIP Party Tour

Let's get this party started! Bring your friends and meet other SU alumni to kick off the 2012 Homecoming celebration. From 6 - 10pm, register at any of the following participating establishments to receive your free t-shirt and to be eligible for door prizes this evening: The Thought Lot, Maxie's, Ship Wreck Pub & Inn, University Grille, and Knute's Pub & Grill.

 

Party Bus: A bus is provided for transportation around town.  Bus runs 7 - 11pm. Door prize drawings will be held at 10pm at Knute's (2nd Fl).

 

Spirit Rally

7pm, Heiges Field House
Deck yourself out in Ship gear to cheer on the fall sports teams and

watch some great performances from campus groups like the Red

Raider Marching Band, Dance Troupe, Lip Sync winner, and so much

more!

33rd Annual SU Army ROTC 10K Run
Saturday, October 6, 9am, Heiges  

Same day registration opens at 8am. Open to everyone! 10K run along a scenic, well-marked course, with rolling hills on country roads. Proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and the SU Army ROTC Cadet Fund. For more information, contact Gene Mizdail, 717-477-1896. $15/student; $25/adult.

3rd Annual College of Business Reunion
Saturday, October 6, 9:30, Grove Hall Forum

Reconnect with special people from your past life as a business student at Ship and meet our dean, Dr. John Kooti. Join hosts Dr. Tony Winter and
Dr. Bob Rollins, and other former and current faculty and staff for light refreshments and get the inside scoop on the Grove College of Business and on the Homecoming game against LIU- Post.

Tailgate Lunch
Red & Blue Tent behind Seth Grove Stadium

Why hassle with bringing your own food and drinks when you can

tailgate with us? We provide everything for one price. Relax and let us

do the work!  Lunch available 10 am-2 pm; Fan Zone 10 am-3 pm (inflatables for all ages); DJ 10 am-1 pm.
$5/person; children 12 and under are free.

Red Raider Marching Band Lunch
Saturday, 11am - 12:30pm, Tuscarora Rm, Reisner

Join the 2012 SUMB and other alumni for a BBQ to celebrate Homecoming and honor Bill Dean for his 30 years of service to the band. Meal includes hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, deli salads, brownies,cookies, and drinks. $10/person; children 5 and under are free.

Red Raiders vs. LIU-Post Football Game
Saturday, 1pm, Seth Grove Stadium 

It's a "RED OUT"Receive your free SU t-shirt at the stadium entrance

when you come to support the Raiders as they host LIU-Post. At halftime, you'll see the SU Marching Band's performance as well as the 2012 Homecoming King and Queen crowned. Continuing during the game: Fan Zone; Alumni & Student Organizations/Departments/Colleges tailgating; Raider Bus available on the hour for transportationdowntown and throughout campus.

5th Quarter with Band, Second Time Thru
Saturday, 4 - 6pm, Ceddia Union Building 

After the game, join us for soup, mini sliders, drinks, and other light fanfare food. Special music by Second Time Thru, a fourpiece acoustic band featuring interwoven guitars, solid bass, cool percussion, and four-part harmony vocals. $5/person, children 12 and under are free.

What Happened in Ship... Stayed in Ship
SU Artifact Exhibit

Back by popular demand, the Ship artifacts exhibit returns and it has grown at an unbelievable rate! Featuring even more vintage items from various sports teams, Greek life, campus clubs and activities, this year's exhibit will include a special section dedicated to Jane Goss, the retired associate

director of athletics who passed away in June. Jane, who coached field hockey and tennis, was a pioneer in women's aSU Alumni Associationthletics. Items from her personal collection of Ship sports artifacts will be displayed. Don't miss this exhibit! It's free, it's fun, and it's guaranteed to bring back memories from your Ship days.

 

The exhibit will be open Homecoming Weekend, Thursday, October 4 and Friday, October 5 from 9am - 7pm, and Saturday, October 6 from 9am - 6pm in the Ceddia Union Building. 

Christopher Cross & Little River Band
Saturday, 8pm, Luhrs Performing Arts Center 

Christopher Cross and Little River Band are teaming up for a night of sing-along hits that will bring back familiar memories of the eighties. His self-titled debut album with the lead single "Ride Like the Wind" rocketed to the #2 spot and the massive success of the second single "Sailing" made Cross a superstar. In the wake of two more Top 20 hits, "Never Be the Same" and "Say You'll Be Mine," he walked off with an unprecedented and record-setting five Grammys in 1981. Additional hits followed including "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)," "Think of Laura," and "All Right."


Joining Christopher Cross for this special evening is Little River Band, a band formed in Melbourne, Australia in the '70s. LRB was originally a blend of musicians who had enjoyed success in other Australian acts and had a goal of achieving airplay on American radio. They hit their mark with good song writing, powerful vocals, and guitar harmonies, claiming their place as one of the great vocal bands of the '70s and '80s with songs like "Reminiscing," "Lady," "Cool Change," and "Lonesome Loser," to name a few.
Don't miss this opportunity to see two bands that helped shape the sound of the '80s on the same stage in the same exciting evening!

 

For tickets, visit www.luhrscenter.com, call 717-477-SHOW, or stop in the box office.

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. 

 

Sincerely,

 

University Relations

Shippensburg University Alumni Association

alumni@ship.edu

717-477-1218

717-477-4071 (Fax)