Shippensburg, PA, United States

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Shippensburg, PA, United States

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, commonly known as Ship, or SU, is a public university located in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, United States, 40 miles west-southwest of Harrisburg, and 53 miles northwest of Westminster, Maryland. It is one of the 14 state universities that compose the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education .Shippensburg University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools . Wikipedia.

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Armstrong A.,Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Proceedings of the Conference on Integrating Technology into Computer Science Education, ITiCSE | Year: 2017

This paper discusses the content and impact of a new first-year experience (FYE) course for at-risk students in the Computer Science and Engineering department at Shippensburg University, a mid-sized teaching university. The initial results from the new course are quite promising: DFW rates (the number of courses with a grade of D, a grade of F, and course Withdrawals) for the first and second semesters were cut in half and retention rates were dramatically improved. © 2017 ACM.

News Article | October 29, 2016

The Pennsylvania medical malpractice and personal injury firm Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. is pleased to announce that it has expanded with the hiring of a new attorney, a technology specialist, and a paralegal. “The additional staff is an indication of our recent growth and success. I am excited to have these talented new professionals as part of our team,” said Melissa A. Scartelli, the firm’s Founder and President. A Dunmore, Pennsylvania native, Michael J. Kenny, Esq. focuses his practice on personal injury, medical malpractice, and employment law as well as workers’ compensation cases. Kenny also is actively involved as a volunteer mentor for Youth Forestry Camp No. 2, a 49-bed residential facility in Hickory Run State Park for delinquent youth. He also serves as treasurer for the Knights of Columbus. Kenny holds a bachelor’s degree from Marywood University and a law degree from Catholic University Columbus School of Law. Paralegal Ann Korey also is a new addition to the legal team at Scartelli Olszewski. Korey spent 35 years as a paralegal for insurance companies and has an interest in plaintiff law. Another Scranton area native, Lance Edwards, joins Scartelli Olszewski as a litigation technology specialist and office manager. Edwards enjoys technology in his professional and personal life through 3D printing and other tech hobbies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer software engineering from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. About Scartelli Olszewski, P.C.: Founded in 2001, Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. handles personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of auto and truck accident victims, malpractice victims and other injured individuals and their families, as well as criminal defense. Practice areas include medical malpractice, personal injury, criminal defense, automobile accidents, tractor trailer accidents, auto defects, defective drugs and medical devices, insurance bad faith, liquor liability, nursing home negligence, premises liability, and product liability. Scartelli Olszewski, with clients in the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, Pa., region, lives by its slogan: Small enough to care, large enough to win. To learn more about the firm, visit

Lapointe N.W.R.,Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans | Light T.,Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Diversity and Distributions | Year: 2012

Aim Predicting and preventing invasions depends on knowledge of the factors that make ecosystems susceptible to invasion. Current studies generally rely on non-native species richness (NNSR) as the sole measure of ecosystem invasibility; however, species identity is a critical consideration, given that different ecosystems may have environmental characteristics suitable to different species. Our aim was to examine whether non-native freshwater fish community composition was related to ecosystem characteristics at the landscape scale. Location United States. Methods We described spatial patterns in non-native freshwater fish communities among watersheds in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States based on records of establishment in the U.S. Geological Survey's Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. We described general relationships between non-native species and ecosystem characteristics using canonical correspondence analysis. We clustered watersheds by non-native fish community and described differences among clusters using indicator species analysis. We then assessed whether non-native communities could be predicted from ecosystem characteristics using random forest analysis and predicted non-native communities for uninvaded watersheds. We estimated which ecosystem characteristics were most important for predicting non-native communities using conditional inference trees. Results We identified four non-native fish communities, each with distinct indicator species. Non-native communities were predicted based on ecosystem characteristics with an accuracy of 80.6%, with temperature as the most important variable. Relatively uninvaded watersheds were predicted to be invasible by the most diverse non-native community. Main conclusions Non-native species identity is an important consideration when assessing ecosystem invasibility. NNSR alone is an insufficient measure of invasibility because ecosystems with equal NNSR may not be equally invasible by the same species. Our findings can help improve predictions of future invasions and focus management and policy decisions on particular species in highly invasible ecosystems. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Miller J.,Rutgers University | Maloney C.,Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Criminal Justice and Behavior | Year: 2013

This study examines practitioners' compliance and noncompliance with risk/needs assessment tools, using a national survey of frontline community corrections staff. Focusing on respondents required to complete tools and make decisions based on them, analysis showed that tools were mostly filled out when required, but decisions were not always based on the tool result. Latent class analysis suggests about half of the tool-using subgroup were "substantive" compliers who completed tools carefully and honestly and tended to use them for decision making. The remaining tool users were "formal" in their compliance: filling out the tools, but often making decisions that did not correspond with tool results, and in some cases even manipulating the information included in them. Multivariate analysis suggests that practitioners' belief in risk/needs tools, agency monitoring and training, perceptions of agency procedural justice, and agencies' projected confidence in their local risk/need tool may help explain patterns of compliance and noncompliance. © 2013 International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology.

O'Connor K.,University of Melbourne | Fuellhart K.,Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Journal of Transport Geography | Year: 2012

The research reported here explores the interdependencies between the operation and organisation of the world's airline industry and the air services available at cities. Previous research on this issue focussed attention on passenger numbers to produce hierarchies of airports and traffic networks between them. The current paper adds to that knowledge by providing insight on measures such as the airlines and aircraft used to service cities at different levels in a hierarchy. Its core idea is that the arrangement of air services at cities reflects airlines' operations, seen via their size, the type of aircraft used and their mode of operation. The research uses a commercial data base that records a range of measures of air services. It applies that data to an established classification of cities to show the difference in the characteristics of services at three categories in the city classification. Results show differences in aircraft, airline size and mode of operation are apparent from one category of city to another. The results have implications for policy on the airline industry and airport management. As the approach is limited to a single year, and reports upon aggregate global results, there is considerable research potential in widening the analysis to include regions of the world, and also to explore changes over time. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.

Dao V.,Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania | Langella I.,Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania | Carbo J.,Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Journal of Strategic Information Systems | Year: 2011

Sustainability has increasingly become important to business research and practice over the past decades as a result of rapid depletion of natural resources and concerns over wealth disparity and corporate social responsibility. Within this realm, the so-called triple bottom line seeks to evaluate business performance on its impacts on the environment and interested stakeholders besides profitability concerns. So far, Management Information Systems research on sustainability has been somewhat constrained in the realm of green IT, which focuses mostly on the reduction of energy consumption of corporate IT systems. Using the resource-based view as the theoretical foundation, the manuscript develops an integrated sustainability framework, illustrating the integration of human, supply chain, and IT resources to enable firms develop sustainability capabilities, which help firms deliver sustainable values to relevant stakeholders and gain sustained competitive advantage. Particularly, the role of automate, informate, transform, and infrastructure IT resources are examined in the development of sustainability capabilities. The work calls for a bold new role of IT in sustainability beyond energy consumption reduction. Implications for future research and management practice on IT and sustainability are also discussed. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: S-STEM:SCHLR SCI TECH ENG&MATH | Award Amount: 174.23K | Year: 2012

This project is creating mobile, smart phone applications (apps) with the goal of increasing student performance on standard precalculus problems, measured in both achievement level and time on task. Content modules are being developed, each corresponding to a specific, traditional precalculus topic and including visualizations that illuminate concepts and encourage practice. The projects intellectual merit rests in two areas. First, the apps take advantage of the general portability of smart phones and their unique user interfaces, while addressing the challenges of screen size and processor speed. Each module also comes with practice problems for students to demonstrate mastery of skills. Second, usage data from phones are used to study patterns and modes of use of the apps by students. Learning measures include the number and level of practice problems completed successfully, as well as the increase in time-on-task within the smart phone environment. These data are then being correlated with performance in the classroom using standard assessment tools. The broader impacts of the project are felt through its targeting of improved student success rate in precalculus, a traditional bottleneck for students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The output and outcomes of the project are also informing future work by a growing community of developers for other courses, even those outside of mathematics. Through its nurturing of this community the project is positioned to transform the fast developing area of mobile technology in undergraduate education.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: S-STEM:SCHLR SCI TECH ENG&MATH | Award Amount: 184.95K | Year: 2013

This project is creating a suite of learning modules that highlight how mathematics plays a role in understanding issues in sustainability and helping to solve associated problems arising in that area. The modules are designed for use in a stand-alone mode or in concert with one another to form a unit of study stretching across multiple class periods. The units engage students in discovery based learning, including active data collection, and they exploit technology such as the use of Web-based mapping tools on mobile devices. Pilot testing is taking place at a variety of institutions with faculty first attending workshops where they collaboratively create materials. Through the use of established assessment tools the project is adding to the knowledge base of research in STEM undergraduate education by determining factors that address the effectiveness of the modules in improving student knowledge and skills and in changing attitudes about the usefulness of mathematics. The intellectual merit of the project lies in its use of sustainability - a theme that spans the sciences and the social sciences, and affects all individuals in their personal lives and as public citizens, as the motivating context to engage student learning. The project promises broad impact through its involvement of dozens of faculty members at a diverse set of institutions for creating, testing, and subsequent implementation of the modules.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ADVANCE-PAID | Award Amount: 749.51K | Year: 2011

Shippensburg University is a teaching institution that will partner with regional campuses in the central Pennsylvania area to promote the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in the academic STEM disciplines. The proposed ADVANCE PAID institutional partners are Elizabethtown College and Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. The primary goals of this project are to assess the climate among central Pennsylvania institutions and develop a web based resource to support gender equity strategies. This project seeks to link all partner institutions in a professional network through the statewide Innovation Transfer Network (ITN), a shared entity that creates opportunities for technology transfer in the central Pennsylvania region. Additionally, the ITN serves nine other regional institutions, including a community college. Collectively, the ITN represents over 3,000 faculty, thus, the Shippensburg University PAID project consists of a broad base for transformation and relevant outcomes assessment of gender equity activity.

Intellectual Merit
The intellectual merit of this project lies in the focus on analysis, modification and adoption of proven ADVANCE best practices for promoting and supporting the advancement of women faculty at non research intensive institutions. The highly developed and synergistic partnership is a strong asset to the project and will, ultimately, impact thousands of faculty across the central Pennsylvania region and serve as a model for the remainder of the states higher education system.

Broader Impact
Because of the focus of this project on teaching, non research intensive institutions, the Shippensburg ADVANCE PAID project will have a dramatic impact on promoting gender equity at all institutions of similar type in the US. This is particularly significant given the disproportionately high number of women faculty who are employed at these institution types.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 586.50K | Year: 2012

The Shippensburg University Scholarships for Educational Achievement in STEM (Ship-SEA-STEM) program recruits academically talented students from economically disadvantaged and under-represented populations, including first generation college students, students from rural populations, and minority populations and retains these students in STEM disciplines using evidence-based strategies to support and motivate the students. The Ship-SEA-STEM program is providing three cohorts of select scholars with a comprehensive suite of financial assistance, support services, internship placements, and research opportunities. Using a variety of directed team-building experiences, which include a scientific writing course, workshops, retreats, research, and internships, the Ship-SEA-STEM program strives to increase motivation, enhance self-esteem, encourage learning, teach students how to problem solve, collaborate, and develop professional relationships. The Ship-SEA-STEM project seeks to build a culture of success among the target populations at Shippensburg University.

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