August 1, 2011
The following area students were awarded scholarships to attend Shippensburg University: • Katie Reese, daughter of Dennis Reese and Sharon Reese of Boonsboro, is the recipient of the Harold and Helen Crouse Business Scholarship. She is a junior majoring in marketing and management, and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma honors business fraternity and Phi Kappa Phi honors fraternity. She is a 2008 graduate of Boonsboro High School. • Valerie Nicole Green, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Green of McConnellsburg, Pa., is the recipient of a Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors Valedictorian Scholarship.
May 5, 2012
Shippensburg University sent 1,095 newly minted college graduates out into the world at its undergraduate commencement Saturday before a packed crowd of parents, grandparents, siblings and friends at Seth Grove Stadium. “I'm so proud of him,” Diane Hewitt of North Wales, Pa., said of her son, Alex Andrussier. “He's worked so hard. He's graduated magna cum laude. He has two majors, two minors. He's a really good kid.” If that weren't enough, Alex's grandfather, Robert Hewitt of Blue Bell, Pa., added that his grandson already has gotten a job in his field with a multinational corporation and has traveled much of the world.
May 11, 2013
Like the Class of 2013, Shippensburg University President William Ruud is embarking on a new phase in his life. “Like you, I, too, am leaving my Ship home, and like you, I am beginning a new chapter in my life,” Ruud said during Saturday's undergraduate commencement. Ruud, who was named the college's 15th president in 2007, is leaving Shippensburg to take the helm at the University of Northern Iowa on June 1. “I have had the privilege to serve you as your president since you joined the Ship family, and it has absolutely been one of the greatest honors of my life,” he said.
March 26, 2006
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. Shippensburg University recently presented its Employee Recognition Award. Receiving the award was Patrick Taylor, who was honored for his initiative in applying for and receiving a grant of money and equipment from State Farm Insurance and then working to have the donated laptops installed and loaded properly in university police vehicles. He also worked to form an honor guard of university police officers to represent the department at formal functions.
February 17, 2013
Olivia Newton-John said she's always loved singing. She was in her first singing group by the tender age of 15. "But I didn't know that I would be able to make a career of it. But I'm very grateful that I could," she said during a telephone interview from California where she has lived since the early 1970s. Newton-John will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center on the campus of Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pa. "(The audience)
October 14, 2012
"Just call me Liza. " That's how Liza Minnelli set the tone for her interview as this reporter thrust formality upon her. After insisting to be on a first-name basis, she then punctuates her point with her trademark cackle. Sure, she's known as the Queen of Broadway, but Liza Minnelli doesn't hold court. Arguably, she would have every right to do so. Born in 1946 to Hollywood royalty, legendary singer-actress Judy Garland and director Vincent Minnelli ("Meet Me in St. Louis")
April 28, 2013
Drinking excessive alcohol can kill. That's the message Tony and Lori Bobbitt of Greencastle, Pa., are hoping to get teens to hear, because they don't want another parent to go through the nightmare they have. On May 1, 2008, their 19-year-old son, William Kiel Bobbitt, died from alcohol poisoning. According to police reports, Kiel had been drinking with friends the night before. At 1 a.m. he arrived at the home and was intoxicated. The next morning around 8.30 a.m. he was found unresponsive by his housemates.
March 3, 2007
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - The musical program by Anthony and Margaret Lucia scheduled for Sunday in the Old Main Chapel at Shippensburg University has been postponed until April 11. For information, call the Shippensburg University music/theater arts department at 717-477-1638.
October 15, 1997
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - The homecoming party originally scheduled for 9 p.m. Friday in Old Main Chapel at Shippensburg University has been moved to the Shippen Place Hotel, 32 E. King St.
March 20, 2013
Amy Bittle Rohrer, 42, of 603 Fair Meadows Blvd., Hagerstown, Md., died, Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Meritus Medical Center. Born Friday, May 1, 1970, in Norristown, Pa., she was the beloved daughter of Juanita B. (Carr) Elliott and Dr. William Elliott of Hagerstown and the late Earl Gordon Bittle. She graduated from Boonsboro High School class of 1988. She went on to further her education at Hagerstown Community College, Shepherd University where she received a BA in social work, Shippensburg University where she earned a master's degree in communications, and later returned to Hagerstown Community College to obtain her degree as a registered nurse.