February 29, 2016
Holly Harrar, 22, of Pottstown, is Miss Philadelphia 2016. The Shippensburg University student was crowned Saturday night at the 95th Miss Philadelphia Pageant, held at Mandell Theater at Drexel University. Selected from a field of 18 contestants, Harrar now will compete in the 2016 Miss Pennsylvania Pageant in June, in hopes of representing the commonwealth at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City in September.
May 25, 2015 |
If this were a Hollywood production, the scene would have been scored with slow yet inspirational music that built toward a stirring crescendo. This, however, was Shippensburg University. But the PIAA Track and Field Championships still had everything a movie needed Saturday, complete with a slow clap as Saahir Bethea prepared for his final attempt in the long jump. The Cheltenham senior had faulted on his first two tries, so everything was on the line as he strode toward the pit. "It was just 'spotlight on me,' " Bethea said.
May 23, 2015 |
Just before John Lewis settled into the blocks last week at the District 1 track and field championships, a race official announced the 800-meter record to the crowd inside Coatesville's stadium. Hong Cho of Wissahickon set the mark of 1 minute, 50.92 seconds in 2011. His record would stand only a few more minutes. Lewis, a Cheltenham senior headed to Clemson next season, knew that time was within reach. "When they announced it," Lewis said, "I was like, 'I can definitely get that record.' " When he crossed the finish line, his unofficial time was announced as 1:48 and change.
February 17, 2015 |
Sister Miriam Patrice Hausman, 77, a parochial school teacher and administrator of care to the elderly, died Friday, Feb. 6, of heart disease at Assisi House in Aston. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for many years. She entered the convent in 1956 and professed her first vows in 1959. Sister Miriam Patrice was born in Allentown and graduated from Allentown Central Catholic High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in history from what is now Neumann University, a master's degree in chemistry for secondary-school teachers from the University of New Hampshire, a master's degree in secondary-school counseling from Shippensburg University, and training in gerontology from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana.
June 6, 2014 |
TALK ABOUT devotion! David McAllister and his family would travel 130 miles round-trip every Sunday from their home in Sinking Spring, Berks County, to South Philadelphia to attend church. But to be fair, David did warn the pastor of Solid Rock Baptist, at 19th and Federal, that he probably wouldn't show up if the Eagles were playing. Why the long trek to church? "He felt it was important to stay close to the community where he grew up," said his wife, Georgette. "And he wanted his family to be role models for the children of the old neighborhood.
May 25, 2014 |
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Brianna Stratz extended her right hand and reached for the baton. She waved her other hand in a circle, urging Alexa Kwapinski on. The Central Bucks South girls' 4x800 relay team had the state title in reach Saturday with 800 meters to go. Unbeknownst to Stratz, the Titans were nearing the Class AAA state record at the PIAA Track and Field Championships. The baton in her grasp, Stratz broke away from the pack. The public address announcer at Shippensburg University told the crowd that the record had a chance of changing hands.
December 10, 2013 |
THE LAST SUIT Adam Herr wore was an outward expression of the ideals he embodied - joy, generosity and love. The last suit Adam Herr wore was a Santa Claus suit. Herr, 24, of Lebanon, Pa., was in Philadelphia for the annual Running of the Santas on Saturday when somehow, about 10:25 p.m., he found himself in costume and on foot on Interstate 95 South near the I-676 interchange. Motorist Augustine Bangura, 27, of Philadelphia, was also on I-95 at the same spot at the same time, State Police said.
April 15, 2013 |
Holy Cross' Jaquee Munger sat patiently with his teammates throughout most of the high-jump competition Wednesday. Munger watched, cross-legged and emotionless, as teammates and opponents struggled to clear 5 feet, 6 inches, then 5 feet, 8 inches, and so on. The senior did not even start to loosen up until Bordentown's top jumper got to 5-10, where he maxed out. Munger's warm-up consisted mostly of some practice steps and light jogging. His peers finished for the day and focused on Munger, slight in stature, as he stepped up to jump.
February 1, 2013
Philadelphia-based Campus Apartments L.L.C. said it completed the first phase of a three-phase, $200-million project to upgrade all on-campus residences at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. The $70-million first phase included three new housing residences for a total of 924 students on the Cumberland County campus. A $65-million second phase slated for completion by fall 2014 will house 922 students. The university has scheduled a combined ribbon-cutting and groundbreaking for Friday.