Thursday, December 15, 2016

Library Hours During Winter Break Dec 17 - Jan 22

Happy Winter Break!


Library Hours for Winter Break are:


  • Saturday 12/17 & Sunday 12/18/2016 Library Closed
  • Monday 12/19 - Friday 12/23/2015 Library Open 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 12/24/2016 - Monday 1/2/2017 Library Closed
  • Tuesday 1/3 - Friday 1/6/2017 Library Open 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 1/7/2016 & Sunday 1/8/2016 Library Closed
  • Monday 1/9/2017 - Friday 1/13/2017 Library Open 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 1/14/2016 & Sunday 1/15/2016 Library Closed
  • Monday 1/16/2016 Library Closed for Martin Luther King Day
  • Tuesday 1/17 - Friday 1/20/2017 Library Open 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 1/21 & Sunday 1/22/2017 Library Open 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday 1/23/2017 Spring Semester Starts!
Regular hours resume in Spring Semester!

Congratulations Fall Graduates!


CONGRATULATIONS
 to our 2016 Fall Graduates!

You have burned the midnight oil, completed your studies, and are on your way! We've enjoyed helping you here in the library and we look forward to seeing your future success!

Several of you have worked with us in the library and while we're sad to see you go, we're looking forward to hearing about your future success!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Cookies with President Harpster Dec 12, 7-8pm

It's that time of year again! President Harpster will be giving out cookies and milk on the main floor of Lehman Library on Monday December 12th from 7:00-8:00pm. Don't miss a sweet treat as you take on finals week!


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Finals Week Library Hours Dec 11 to Dec 16

Happy Finals Week!
During Fianls Week the library will be open late:

Sunday, December 11, Noon - 1:00 am (mon)
Monday, December 12, 7:30am - 1:00 am (tue)
Tuesday, December 13, 7:30am - 1:00 am (wed)
Wednesday, December 14, 7:30am - 1:00 am (thu)
Thursday, December 15, 7:30am - 1:00 am (fri)
Friday, December 16, 7:30am - 11:00 pm
Saturday, December 17, Library Closed
Sunday, December 18, Library Closed

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Extended Library Hours Dec 4 to Dec 10

Finals Week Approaches!
During the week before finals, the library will be open for extended hours:

Sunday, December 4, Noon - 1:00 am (mon)
Monday, December 5, 7:30am - 1:00 am (tue)
Tuesday, December 6, 7:30am - 1:00 am (wed)
Wednesday, December 7, 7:30am - 1:00 am (thu)
Thursday, December 8, 7:30am - 1:00 am (fri)
Friday, December 9, 7:30am - 11:00 pm
Saturday, December 10, 9:00am - 9:00 pm

Sunday, December 11: Finals Week Hours Begin

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

2016 Thanksgiving Library Hours - Gobble Gobble

Thanksgiving Word cloud image (Thanksgiving, feast, travel, home, Fall, pecan, leaves, Native, yams, gravy, family, Pligrims, seasons, squash, harvest, holiday, autumn, cider, parade, turkey, Plymouth, thanks, leftovers, Americans, delicious, Mayflower, cornucopia, gratitude,dinner, winter, pumpkjn, apple, dessert, celebrate,carve, pie, world

Thanksgiving Break is upon us!
During Thanksgiving Break, the library will be open at the following times:

Tuesday, November 22, 7:30am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday, November 23, 7:30am - 4:30 pm
Thursday, November 24, Library Closed
Friday, November 25, Library Closed
Saturday, November 26, Library Closed
Sunday, November 27, 4:00pm - Midnight

Monday, November 28: Regular Fall Semester Hours Resume 

Librarians will not be available to answer reference questions in person over Thanksgiving Break. If you need research assistance, please email us! Have a great break!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Luhrs Library Book Fair Nov 15 to Nov 18

Bookaneer Book Fair Logo
image courtesy of Scholastic

Bookaneer Book Fair:
Where books are the treasure!

Arrgh ye ready for the Fall 2016 Book Fair? 

The Luhrs Library is hosting a Fall Book Fair from Nov. 15th – Nov. 18th.  The hours are:
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Wednesday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (5p.m. – 8 p.m. is Family Night), and
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

All proceeds benefit the Luhrs Library.  Cash, check, and most major credit cards are gladly accepted.

Everyone is invited to take advantage of this opportunity to shop for children’s books, teen novels, cookbooks, and educational materials!

Straighten yer peg leg and come if you dare--get hooked on a book this fall at the Fair!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Research Consultations: Ask Us Anything!

Focus on your topic with some help from a librarian 
Halloween has come and gone, November is here, and the end of the semester approaches.

Have you already got a good handle on your rersearch projects?

If yes, congratulations!

If not, schedule a Research Consultation!



  • Don't know where to start your research project?
  • Having a hard time coming up with a good topic for that paper?
  • Can't find any journal articles that fit your professor's specifications?

Make an appointment for a research consultation! 
Meet with a librarian to discuss your project and address any concerns one-on-one. Click here to schedule an appointment! :-)

Monday, October 31, 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Full Steam Ahead!

via @BiaBernum
With the Tentative Agreement signed between APSCUF and PASSHE, your Ship Faculty are back in business!

Library Faculty are back and looking forward to providing individual Research Assistance and personal Research Consultations by appointment! Check out the library homepage!

Lehman Library is open regular hours until Thanksgiving Break - check the library calendar for more details!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Welcome back from Fall Break!


Image by Kaleidobooks
Welcome back from Fall Break!

Hope you had some good times, relaxation, and at least a few good laughs...

In case you've forgotten, all our books are made from 100% Groot-free paper!

Library Hours are back to our regular hours:

Sunday Noon-Midnight
Monday 7:30am - Midnight
Tuesday 7:30am - Midnight
Wednesday 7:30am - Midnight
Thursday 7:30am - Midnight
Friday 7:30am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm

Everyone has been asking about the library in the event of a faculty strike. As mentioned by President Harpster, university facilities will remain open as usual. Research guides and research databases will be available through the library home page as usual. The difference for students and staff using the library is that Research Consultations and in-depth Research Assistance, which are provided by the library faculty, will not be available.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

2016 Fall Break Library Hours - Oct 14 to Oct 18

Fall break is upon us!
During fall break, the library will be open at the following times:

Friday, October 14, 7:30am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, October 15, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday, October 16, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Monday, October 17, 7:30am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday, October 18: Regular Fall Semester Hours Resume 

Librarians will not be available to answer reference questions in person over fall break. If you need research assistance, please email us! Have a great break!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Computer Security: Ransomware Alerts

Do you know what "Ransomware" is?
  • Do you know what to do when Ransomware infects your computer?
  • The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) wants to hear from ransomware victims gain a more comprehensive view of the current threat and its impact on U.S. victims.
Ransomware is computer malware that installs covertly on a victim's computer, executes a cryptovirology attack that adversely affects it, and demands a ransom payment to restore it. Keeping offline backups of data stored in locations inaccessible to the infected computer, such as external storage drives, prevents them from being accessed which can accelerate data restoration.

The FBI issued a ransomware Public Service Announcement on September 15, 2016. The IC3 wants to hear from internet users when they encounter or are infected by ransomware.


What to Report to Law Enforcement

The FBI is requesting victims reach out to their local FBI office and/or file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center, at www.IC3.gov, with the following ransomware infection details (as applicable):
  1. Date of Infection
  2. Ransomware Variant (identified on the ransom page or by the encrypted file extension)
  3. Victim Company Information (industry type, business size, etc.)
  4. How the Infection Occurred (link in e-mail, browsing the Internet, etc.)
  5. Requested Ransom Amount
  6. Actor’s Bitcoin Wallet Address (may be listed on the ransom page)
  7. Ransom Amount Paid (if any)
  8. Overall Losses Associated with a Ransomware Infection (including the ransom amount)
  9. Victim Impact Statement

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Constitution Day Lecture - Monday 9/19/2016

On Monday Sept. 19 Shippensburg University and Dr. Steven Lichtman, Associate Professor of Political Science, are celebrating Constitution Day with a Constitution-themed lecture:

The Future of the Supreme Court
Monday, September 19, 2016.  7:00 pm
Where: Grove Hall Forum
Let us know you'll be with us on our Facebook Event page 
Like our Facebook Page

Educational institutions receiving federal funding are required to hold commemorative activities annually on Constitution Day, September 17 (or on a contiguous weekday, if on a weekend).  

Constitution Day - Monday 9/19/2016

On Monday Sept. 19 Shippensburg University and the Grace B Luhrs University Elementary School (GBLUES) are collaboratively celebrating Constitution Day with our annual reading of The Preamble by Provost Dr. Barbara Lyman and the GBLUES 5th & 4th graders. Please join us:

Monday, September 19, 2016.  10:00 a.m. 
Where: Library Plaza.  
Rain Location: GBLUES School MPR
Let us know you'll be with us on our Facebook Event page 
Like our Facebook Page

After the reading of the Preamble please visit the library (lower level lobby) to enjoy the art works on Constitution Day created by the GBLUES’ students. The art works will be on display until September 30, 2016.

Educational institutions receiving federal funding are required to hold commemorative activities annually on Constitution Day, September 17 (or on a contiguous weekday, if on a weekend).  

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Got Questions? Ask Us Anything!

Hey, Ship students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, community:

Got Questions? The Library's Ask Us Anything service can give you a quick peek into common questions asked & answered at Shippensburg University.


The library went around and asked university departments to give us their most common questions asked & answered. So, do you have a question for Admissions? Financial Aid? Bursar? Library research? Printing? Something else?

Type the main idea of your question into the Instant Answers box on the library home page and see if it's already been answered!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Labor Day Weekend Library Hours - Sep 2 to Sep 6

image by Bill

Happiness is a 3-day weekend!

Library Labor Day Weekend Hours are:

  • Friday 9/2 7:30am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday 9/3 Noon - 5:00pm
  • Sunday 9/4 Noon - 5:00pm
  • Monday 9/5 CLOSED
  • Tuesday 9/6 7:30am - midnight

Remember, library resources are also available from off-campus. If you have research to do this weekend, use library resources from the Library Homepage!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Fall Semester Library Hours

Welcome (back) to Fall Semester at Shippensburg University!

Lehman Library Regular Hours resume Monday, August 29:
Sundays: Noon to Midnight
Mon-Thu: 7:30 am to Midnight
Fridays: 7:30am to 6:00pm
Saturdays: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Luhrs, Technology Help, Research Help, and Events hours are listed on the Library Calendar

Remember: the library provides help and guidance for maximizing your research time and effort:

Research Consultations
Librarians are available to meet with you individually for one-on-one research consultation appointments. If you want help broadening or narrowing a topic, finding appropriate sources, or citing sources correctly, please set up an appointment with a librarian. This service has been heavily used by your fellow students in upper level courses in previous semesters.

Course Reserves
Your professor(s) may make supplemental reading materials available to you through the course reserves system, Ares. If you have questions about library reserves, or have issues with Ares, use the Ask Us Anything service to get research help.

We hope you have a great semester, and we look forward to working with you!

We highlighted several other services in our welcome note to new students, if we missed one of your faves, please tweet us @shiplibrary or tweet it yourself and tag #shiplibrary so we can connect!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Welcome Back, Returning Students!

Welcome back, students! We know you're relaxed from your sumer and working hard to get ready for the fall semester. Below are several services the library can offer to you and your students.

Research Consultations
Librarians are available to meet with you individually for one-on-one research consultation appointments. If you want help broadening or narrowing a topic, finding appropriate sources, or citing sources correctly, please set up an appointment with a librarian. This service has been heavily used by your fellow students in upper level courses in previous semesters.

Course Reserves
Your professor(s) may make supplemental reading materials available to you through the course reserves system, Ares. If you have questions about library reserves, or have issues with Ares, use the Ask Us Anything service to get research help.

We hope you have a great semester, and we look forward to working with you!

We highlighted several other services in our welcome note to new students, if we missed one fo your faves, please tweet us @shiplibrary or tweet it yourself and tag #shiplibrary so we can connect!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Welcome Back, Ship Faculty!

Welcome back, faculty members! We know you're working hard to get ready for the fall semester. Below are several services the library can offer to you and your students.


Instruction
If you'll be assigning a research project to your students, consider scheduling an instruction session with a librarian. Librarians can meet with your classes to discuss the research process, explain how to effectively use library databases and resources, review how to properly cite sources, and more. Ashley Esposito and Kirk Moll will be coordinating the scheduling of library instruction sessions for the 2016-2017 academic year. To set up a library instruction session, contact Ashley (anesposito@ship.edu / x3312) or Kirk (kamoll@ship.edu / x1473). Or click here to find the library liaison to your department, and reach out to her/him directly.

Research Consultations
Librarians are available to meet with your students individually for one-on-one research consultation appointments. If students need help broadening or narrowing a topic, finding appropriate sources, or citing sources correctly, you may encourage them to set up an appointment with a librarian. This service has been heavily used by students in upper level courses in previous semesters.

Course Reserves
You may want to make reading materials available to your students through our course reserves system, Ares. Click here to learn more about Ares. If you have questions about reserves, or experience issues with Ares, the Circulation staff will be able to assist you (libcirc@ship.edu / 717-477-1461).

Book Orders
To request materials for the library collection, use GOBI. The GOBI ordering process is outlined in the GOBI quick start guide. If you have a question regarding GOBI orders, contact Nicole Zinn (ndzinn@ship.edu) in Collection Management.

We hope you have a great semester, and we look forward to working with you!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Welcome Week Library Hours - August 24 to August 28

Welcome Week is August 24th through 28th, 2016!

Library Welcome Week Hours are as follows:
Monday, August 22    8:00am – 4:30pm
Tuesday, August 23   8:00am – 4:30pm
Wednesday, August 24   8:00am – 4:30pm
Thursday, August 25   8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday, August 26   8:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday, August 27   10:00am  6:00pm
Sunday, August 28   Noon  10:00pm

Regular Library hours start Monday, August 29, 2016!
Check the Library Calendar for classes, events, and other details

Intersession Library Hours - August 6 to August 28

Intersession is August 6th through 28th, 2016!

Intersession Library Hours are as follows:
Monday   8:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday   8:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday   8:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday   8:00am – 4:00pm
Friday   8:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday   Closed
Sunday   Closed

With exceptions for Welcome Week:
Thursday, August 25   8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday, August 26 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday, August 27   10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, August 28   Noon - 10:00pm


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Summer Session B Library Hours - June 27 to August 5

Welcome back for Ship Summer Session B!

Summer Session B Library Hours are as follows:
Monday   7:30am – 8:00pm
Tuesday   7:30am – 8:00pm
Wednesday   7:30am – 8:00pm
Thursday   7:30am – 8:00pm
Friday   7:30am – 4:00pm
Saturday   Closed
Sunday   4:00pm – 8:00pm

With one holiday exception:
Monday, July 4   Closed for Independence Day

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Summer Session A Library Hours - May 16 to June 24

Welcome back for Ship Summer Session A!

Summer Session A Library Hours are as follows:
Monday   7:30am – 4:00pm
Tuesday   7:30am – 4:00pm
Wednesday   7:30am – 4:00pm
Thursday   7:30am – 4:00pm
Friday   7:30am – 4:00pm
Saturday   Closed
Sunday   Closed

With one holiday exception:
Monday, May 30   Closed for Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Summer Reading - Popular Titles Collection

Finals are ending!
Take a break and check out some cool books from our collections!




















Whether you are going to a beach, camp out in a park, visit family and friends, or just relax at home, consider bringing along some award winner titles from our Young People's and Popular Titles' Collections.

Search for interesting titles from the library online catalog @ http://library.ship.edu/home

Have a wonderful summer!!


 



Library Intersession Hours - May 7 through May 15

Welcome to Intersession, the library will be open as follows:

Saturday, May 07, 2016 Closed
Sunday, May 08, 2016 Closed
Monday, May 09, 2016 8:00-4:00
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 8:00-4:00
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 8:00-4:00
Thursday, May 12, 2016 8:00-4:00
Friday, May 13, 2016 8:00-4:00
Saturday, May 14, 2016 Closed
Sunday, May 15, 2016 Closed

Enjoy your time out of class!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Milk & Cookies - Pix with the Pres

We had more people show up for milk & cookies with President Harpster than we could capture on camera. Here are a several pics, we'll share the rest on our Facebook page!








Thursday, April 28, 2016

#TBT in the Archives 4/28/16: Old School Tech

Ship students have not always had laptops, tablets, and digital projectors to use in their classes. Before all of these technologies were invented, last century's technology looked a lot different!

Aside from the paper records and photos we have featured in the past on Throwback Thursday, the University Archives also houses other memorabilia from the university. For example, the football team used to watch films of their games which were recorded on film reels. Games are not the only subject of the film reels in the Archives. There are also films of other aspects of campus life including various May Day celebrations from the 1950s as well as graduation ceremonies and homecoming celebrations from the 1960s.

Film reels, 1950s-1960s

Another example of "old school" tech housed in the Archives is a Keystone Eye Comfort Stereoscope. A stereoscope is a device which takes two photographs of the same object and creates a 3D image. Though the stereoscope was losing popularity into the 1920s, many people believed that they still had educational value and could be used to diagnose vision problems.

Stereoscope with image cards

There is also a vintage slide projector housed in the Archives. It runs off of electricity just like a newer projector and has a bulb in the back which illuminates a slide on the screen. Projectors like the one in the Archives were used in auditoriums and classrooms because of the clear pictures they produced. By moving the lens forward and backward, one could adjust the size and the clarity of the image.

Vintage slide projector that was used in the mid-20th century

That wraps up our Throwback Thursdays for this semester! Check back in the fall for more Ship history!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

PA Primaries: Tuesday 4/26/2016

Election Day
Tuesday, April 26

"Rides to the Polls"
10am-7pm

Pick up/Drop off Locations:
Presidents Hall - Entrance Area
And
The CUB –Main Entrance across from Reisner Dining


Residence Hall Association Vans will provide transportation to the Polls at

Vigilant Hose Company
20 Walnut Bottom Rd
Shippensburg, PA 17257




The "Rides to the Polls" is a partnership between non-partisan Ship Votes, the Residence Hall Association, the Women's Center and APSCUF.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Extended hours are in effect

The library's extended hours are in effect now through Friday, May 6. The library will be open until 1:00am Sunday through Thursday, until 11pm on Friday, and 9pm on Saturday.

Sometimes it's hard to stay inside and focus when it's so nice out, but remember the library has quiet study on the second floor, and group study areas on the first and lower levels. Study hard! The semester is almost over!






Thursday, April 21, 2016

Streaming films for a rainy Earth Day

Tomorrow is Earth Day, which is your annual reminder to give the planet a hug. 

If you're stuck inside not planting trees because of the rain, you can learn more about global warming and its effects in An Inconvenient Truth, see the toll the food industry takes on the environment in Food, Inc., or even check out a cult classic thriller's bleak take on industrialization in Soylent Green. All are available streaming FREE from Swank Digital Campus



Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Lehman Library Extended Hours - Open Late for You

Finals week is just around the corner, which means the library will be open late each night, starting this Sunday (April 24).


The library will be closed on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8. Stay tuned to the blog for summer hours updates!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

#TBT in the Archives 4/7/16: Dorm Rooms

Despite all the changes that take place at a university over the years, dorm rooms remain a constant! More than just a place to sleep, study, and socialize with friends, a dorm room serves as a student's home away from home. Read on to see how Ship students have decorated and used their dorm rooms over the last 50 years.

In the 1950s, dorms were segregated by gender. There were separate dorms for men and women, and there were strict regulations regarding access to the opposite gender's living spaces.

In these photos from 1951, students hang out in their dorm rooms and get ready for the day.

No matter the decade, studying can be exhausting. Perhaps what made studying in the 1960s most different from today was the lack of computers. However, students still personalized their dorm rooms by decorating their walls, and of course piling their desks with study materials.

Though the walls of this dorm room (from 1968) have Peanuts characters on them, the room looks like a dorm of today--dresser, desk, books, and posters!

This student, who was studying hard, shows what a dorm room's best function is--sleep!

In the 1970s, technology similar to what we would see in dorms today began to appear. Students had smaller TVs and different devices for playing back music. Their time would be spent reading and studying in their rooms. Their desks, like today, were rarely clean and quickly became overwhelmed with books, papers, and food.

Studying, 1976

A desk cluttered with books, food, and drinks, 1976

Students have always brought belongings to school which remind them of home and make them feel more comfortable in their dorm.

This student's room shows her books and trinkets from home! (1988)

Dorm rooms from a decade ago most closely resemble the dorms of today. But again, we see how quickly technology changes. Check out the large square computer monitor in the room pictured below.

A computer monitor adorns a student's desk alongside pictures of friends and family (2005)

Want to learn more about Ship's history? No need to wait for the next Throwback Thursday! Contact Archives & Special Collections via e-mail: specialcollections@ship.edu or phone: 717-477-1516.

National Library Week April 10-16, 2016

What is "National Library Week? 

Except from Library History Buff (libraryhistorybuff.org)
"In 1957 the National Book Committee, a joint committee of the American Library Association and the American Book Publishers Council, recommended the establishment of a National Library Week.  The first National Library Week was observed May 16-22, 1958 with the theme “Wake Up and Read”. It has continued every year since 1958.  In 1974, the American Library Association became the sole sponsor of the event. 

Although the current National Library week originated in 1958, the idea of a week to promote libraries was not new. In fact the Publicity Committee of the American Library Association recommended such a week in 1922 at the Detroit Conference of the American Library Association.  The Publicity Committee suggested April, 1923 as a possible time to initiate a Library Week."

This year's National Library Week theme is Libraries Transform, reminding all Americans that today's libraries are not just about what we have for people, but what we do for and with people.

Visit Ezra Lehman Memorial Library during the week of April 10-16 to view the posters display in the main gallery showing how the transformation has taken place in the history of the library's services.  











Wednesday, April 6, 2016

2+2 = April! It's Math Awareness Month

CC-BY-SA

In case you didn't know, April is Math Awareness Month. There may be a lot of us who don't think about math too much, but it is part of our every day lives, whether we like it or not.

For some fun math knowledge, watch this video from the library's Films on Demand database - "The Story of Math."



Thursday, March 31, 2016

#TBT in the Archives 3/31/16: Spring Fling!


Spring was a very exciting season at Shippensburg University in the 1970s and 80s. With each spring came the annual "Spring Fling" gala, an outdoor rock concert, which was hosted by Sigma Pi. The gala became such a huge event that by the 10th Annual Spring Fling in 1982, college students from all over the country journeyed to Ship to enjoy the festivities!

This photo from the April 27, 1982 Slate shows attendees enjoying the Spring Fling

To ensure that the 10th Annual Spring Fling would be the biggest and best yet, the event was advertised in newspapers in all of the big schools around the state. The Flashlight newspaper out of Mansfield (shown below) explains the details of the event. The Edge, Second Wind, and Great Train Robbery were the opening acts for the heavy-metal band KIX.

Example of an ad placed by the Ship chapter of Sigma Pi in the student newspapers across the state

The bands who came to play the 10th annual gala were well-known artists who Sigma Pi hoped would draw in large crowds. The previous year had seen 7000 people in attendance and Sigma Pi hoped to up the number as much as possible.

Great Train Robbery was one of the bands who played at the Spring Fling

The Spring Fling offered a day of relaxation, fun, and sunbathing before finals and the summer holiday began. However, with more people in attendance, crowd control posed more of an issue year after year. With growing concerns for student safety, the Spring Fling tradition was ended after the 10th year.

Want to learn more about Ship's history? No need to wait for the next Throwback Thursday! Contact Archives & Special Collections via e-mail: specialcollections@ship.edu or phone: 717-477-1516.