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Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Established 1871
Type Public
Endowment US$17.3 million
President Dr. William Ruud
Faculty 302 full time
130 part time
Undergraduates 6,579 full-time
Postgraduates 1,074 full-time
Location Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Campus Rural, 200 acres (810,000 m²)
Mascot Raiders
Affiliations NCAA D-II; PSAC
Website http://www.ship.edu

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, commonly known as Ship, "Sburg", ShippyU, or SU, is a public university located in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, 40 miles (64 km) west-southwest of Harrisburg. It is one of the 14 state universities that compose the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). Image File history File links Ship_logo. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... quagmire:For alternate meanings see state university (disambiguation). ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Settled in 1749, Shippensburg is a borough located in Pennsylvania, 41 miles (66 km) southwest of Harrisburg. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Sign in a rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Qichun, a rural town in Hubei province, China An artists rendering of an aerial view of the Maryland countryside: Jane Frank (Jane Schenthal Frank, 1918-1986), Aerial Series: Ploughed Fields, Maryland, 1974, acrylic and mixed materials on apertured double canvas, 52... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Image File history File links Shipjship. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... Categories: Organization stubs | Canadian trade unions ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... Settled in 1749, Shippensburg is a borough located in Pennsylvania, 41 miles (66 km) southwest of Harrisburg. ... Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Dauphin Incorporated 1791 Charter 1860 Government  - Mayor Stephen R. Reed (D) Area  - City  11. ... The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) is the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the 11th largest public university system in the United States. ...


Shippensburg University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS). The U.S. News & World Report again ranked Shippensburg University among the top public universities in the North in its book "America's Best Colleges 2006." In the annual rankings, Shippensburg is tied for ninth among the top regional public institutions in the North and is tied for 50th among all institutions in the North region. It was named one of the 100 best values among public colleges in "Kiplinger's Personal Finance" due to its top-notch academics and affordable cost. Ship was also included in the 2007 edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best Northeastern Colleges."[citation needed] The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools is a voluntary, peer based, non-profit association dedicated to the educational excellence and improvement through peer evaluation and accreditation. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... Kiplingers magazine cover Kiplingers Personal Finance is a magazine that has been continuously published, on a monthly basis, from 1947 to the present day. ... The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit American educational preparation company. ...

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History

Old Main

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania was established in 1871 as the Cumberland Valley State Normal School. The school received official approval by the state on February 21, 1873, and was admitted its first class of 217 students on April 15, 1873. In 1917 the school was purchased by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Image File history File links Smallmain. ... Image File history File links Smallmain. ... is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


On June 4, 1926, the school was authorized to grant the bachelor of science in education degree in elementary and junior high education. The school received a charter on October 12, 1926, making it the first normal school in Pennsylvania to become a state teachers college. On June 3, 1927, the State Council of Education authorized the school to change its name to the State Teachers College at Shippensburg. June 4 is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 3 is the 154th day of the year (155th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The business education curriculum was approved on December 3, 1937. On December 8, 1939, Shippensburg State Teachers College became the first teachers college in Pennsylvania and the fourth in the United States to be accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and (Secondary) Schools. is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Luhrs Performing Art Center was completed in Fall of 2005.

The State Council of Education approved graduate work leading to the master of education degree on January 7, 1959. On January 8, 1960, the name change to Shippensburg State College was authorized. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... January 7 is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The arts and sciences curriculum was authorized by the State Council of Education on April 18, 1962, and the bachelor of science in business administration degree program was initiated on September 1, 1967. is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ...


On November 12, 1982, the governor of the Commonwealth signed Senate Bill 506 establishing the State System of Higher Education. Shippensburg State College was designated Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania effective July 1, 1983. is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1985, many of the original historic buildings of the campus, including Old Main, were listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1] Old Main Old Main, originally called Main Building and first built in 1863, was the first major building of the Pennsylvania State University. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


Academics

  • 52 undergraduate programs are offered in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education and Human Services, and the John L. Grove College of Business
  • 8 pre-professional programs are offered, including pre-vet and pre-med in addition to 7 affiliate programs whereby students can earn combined undergraduate and graduate degrees through accelerated programs
  • 17 programs are offered by the School of Graduate Studies and 3 Post Master's Programs
  • Shippensburg is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, AACSB International, American Chemical Society, Council on Social Work Education, Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, International Association of Counseling Services, National Council for the Accreditation of Teachers, and Council for Exceptional Children

Colleges

  • Arts and Sciences
  • Education and Human Services
  • John L. Grove College of Business
  • School of Academic Programs and Services
  • School of Graduate Studies

The Division of Extended Studies also offers a variety of courses, workshops, training sessions, continuing education, and credit and non-credit courses.


Library

The Ezra Lehman Memorial Library provides Web access to: its holdings, the holdings of the State Library and 24 other academic libraries, a variety of full text databases, electronic books, and Internet sites. The library collection includes over 2 million items, including bound volumes, microform pieces, periodicals, audiovisual titles, government documents, and University archives. The Information and Computing Technologies Center maintains a campus network with a number of computer labs for student use. Each student at SU receives an email account and access to the Internet. The State Library of Pennsylvania, as one of the largest research libraries in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ...


Athletics

Athletic Logo

Shippensburg University is an NCAA Division II school and one of fourteen schools to compete in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. The home venue of the universities football and track and field programs is Seth Grove Stadium. The school maintains intercollegiate programs for baseball, basketball (Men & Women), cross country (Men & Women), field hockey, football, lacrosse (Men & Women), soccer (Men & Women), softball, track & field (Men & Women), swimming (Men & Women), tennis (Women), volleyball (Women) and wrestling. Several club sports, such as rugby (Men & Women), Ultimate Frisbee and the inline hockey team, also participate in independent leagues. The team name is the Raiders, although the name "Red Raiders" is still used officially for football and the school marching band. The team colors are blue and red. The mascot is "Big Red," a red-tail hawk wearing a pirates hat. The mascot was almost Shippo the Hippo but was decided against in favor of "Big Red." Shippensburg University has won several regional athletic championships, including the Dixon Trophy in: 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, and 2005 for overall all-conference athletic achievement.[2] Image File history File links Ship_trans. ... Image File history File links Ship_trans. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) is a College Athletic Conference which is made up exclusively of public schools in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. ... The ball used in American football has a pointed oval shape, and usually has a large set of stitches along one side. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... Seth Grove Stadium is a stadium in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... The Minnesota State High school Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. ... The Dive Shot. Lacrosse is a team sport that is played with ten players (mens field), six players (mens box), or twelve players (womens field), each of whom uses a netted stick (the crosse) in order to pass and catch a hard rubber ball with the aim... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Softball is a team sport, in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (or rarely, 16 inches) (28 to 30. ... This article concentrates on human swimming. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ... Wrestling is the act of physical engagement between two competitors competing for a physical advantage. ... College rugby is played throughout the United States of America. ... The Shippensburg Raiders are a collegiate inline hockey team based in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. ... Things, People, Places named Raider or Raiders. ...


Notable alumni

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City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Mike Tomlin Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933–1943; 1945–1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950–1952) Eastern Conference (1953–1969) Century Division (1967–1969) American Football... Jason Leisey Jason Leisey is a retired United States Army staff sergeant. ... The United States Army is the largest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... United States Military Staff Sergeant insignia (U.S. Air Force) Staff Sergeant is the fifth enlisted rank in the U.S. Air Force, just above Senior Airman and below Technical Sergeant. ... General David McKiernan speaking. ... Todd Russell Platts (b. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... 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References

  1. ^ Cumberland Valley State Normal School Historic District. archiplanet.org/ (2006). Retrieved on 2007-01-08.
  2. ^ About Shippensburg Athletics. Shippensburg University (2007). Retrieved on 2007-02-08.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
  • ShipUnderground: Professor, Local Restaurant Reviews
  • Yahoo! Education Profile: Shippensburg University
  • USNews.com: America's Best Colleges
  • Campus photos

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