Adventure

Exploring the Great Outdoors at State and National Parks

Exploring the Great Outdoors at State and National Parks

To borrow a line from the National Park Service, Ship wants you to “Find Your Park” this summer, with some help from a few of our alumni. Dozens of our grads from history, geography/earth science, and other disciplines have turned their passion for conservation, outdoor recreation, history, and culture into volunteer positions and full-time careers at state and national parks. If you’re still contemplating how to maximize your summer days, plan a trip based on these alumni tips.

True Grit: A Century of Excellence Through ROTC

True Grit: A Century of Excellence Through ROTC

Before Ship’s traditional commencement revelries geared up on May 7, a more intimate ceremony honored the achievements of a select group of graduates in Old Main Chapel. That morning, seventeen ROTC cadets—the largest class to graduate from SU—were commissioned as second lieutenants in the US Army. In the last thirty-five years, Ship has commissioned 550 cadets, joining the more than 500,000 second lieutenants who achieved the rank through the Army Reserves Officers’ Training Corps over the past century.

The Science of Diving

The Science of Diving

Few teenagers can brag that they have encountered sharks, stingrays, and an array of other sea life as certified scuba divers. 

Dr. Chris Schwilk, associate professor and chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Special Education, made this opportunity possible for teenagers with special needs earlier this year.