Thursday, October 30, 2014

Native American Cultural Connections

The Office of Housing and Residence Life is sponsoring a Native American Cultural Connections program
 – Monday, November 3 @ 8:00 pm in Presidents Hall MPR 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

November is National Novel Writing Month

Come join the Ezra Lehman Library to celebrate the month of empowering diverse voices, supporting young writers and building creative-writing climate on campus. November 6th at 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Room 106.

"Not So Fast, NaNoWriMo!"

In response to National Novel Writing Month, in which people attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in one month, English professor and novelist Dr. Kim van Alkemade offers a more realist picture of the process based on her own experience writing and revising a novel over 6 years.  She will read a chapter from her novel "Orphan # 8" and discuss the process of research, drafting, revision, pitching and rewriting that led to its publication.  NaNoWriMo is a great place to start, but it takes more than a month  to write a novel.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Open Access Week Oct 20-26

October 20 – 26, 2014 is International Open Access Week - an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.
The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) theme for 2014’s International Open Access Week is "Generation Open".
Begun in 2007 as the National Day of Action for Open Access, the event was originally a partnership between SPARC and students who organized local events on a handful of campuses across the United States. SPARC’s student program, The Right to Research Coalition, has grown to more than 75 member student organizations, which collectively represent nearly seven million students in more than 100 countries around the world. The energy, creativity, and passion that sparked the National Day of Action for Open Access in 2007 can now be seen in projects like the Open Access Button, a student-developed tool that helps users find freely available copies of pay walled articles. (Open Access Button goes live sometime Tuesday!)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Muslim Cultural Connections

The Office of Housing and Residence Life is sponsoring a Muslim Cultural Connections program
 – Tuesday, October 21 @ 8:00 pm in Presidents Hall MPR

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Dragonsfyre Trilogy: Publishing in the 21st Century

Free lecture & book signing by the author J. R. Woltz
Ezra Lehman Library Room 205
Thursday October 23, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Monday, October 6, 2014

Special Hours For Fall Break

Friday,         October 10      7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday,     October 11     12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday,       October 12     12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday,      October 13       7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday,      October 14       7:30 a.m. - Midnight
Wednesday, October 15    Classes/Regular Hours begin

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

American Archives Month

October is American Archives Month! You might be asking yourself: "What is an archives?" Good question! Archives maintain the non-current records of individuals, groups, institutions, and governments that contain information of enduring value. The purpose of an archives is to collect, organize, and preserve records to make them accessible to the public. That includes YOU and anyone else who wants to know about this university's history.

The Shippensburg University Archives is where we preserve records that document the university's origins and development, including the activities and achievements of its offices, faculty, students, and alumni. We also maintain Special Collections, which include unique and rare books about Pennsylvania history and other interesting topics.

The Shippensburg University Archives are your archives. We strive to preserve the university's history--which, as a Shippensburg University student, alum, faculty member, staff member, administrator, or friend--is your history! If you want to learn more about any aspect of the history of the university (a sports team, building, academic department, or relative who attended Ship), just ask!

Are you wondering how we have all of this information? The Archives collects records from many different members of our campus community in order to preserve this history for use by future Ship students, personnel, and the public. We can't do it without you! Below are examples of the types of materials we collect from folks all over campus and beyond.

Students: Do you belong to a student club and have group photos, flyers, or meeting minutes? Did you keep a journal while studying abroad? Have you written a paper about any aspect of SU history for one of your classes?

Alumni: Did you make scrapbooks documenting your college experience at SU (or for some of you, Shippensburg State College)? Do you have programs or other materials from class reunions? Are you still hanging on to memorabilia from your Ship days such as trophies, recordings of campus sporting events, clothing or pennants?

Personnel: Are you cleaning out a filing cabinet and wondering if certain records from your office or department belong in the archives? Consult the university's Records Retention Policy.

Faculty: Do you have syllabi from courses you no longer teach? Have you published a book you would like to have included in the SU Authors Collection at the library?

Want to know more about archives? Luckily for you, the National Archives & Records Administration created this brief but informative flyer that explains how archives fit into your life. The Society of American Archivists, a professional association for our nation's archivists, can also provide you with a wealth of information. Or, ask Ship's Archivist & Special Collections Librarian--Christy Fic.

Shippensburg University Archives & Special Collections is here to serve you! Contact us by email: or phone: 717-477-1516. We look forward to hearing from you.