Various events set for November 

A variety of events highlight November at Shippensburg University. Information on the events is available on the university’s website at Events include:

  • Nov. 3: Performance by the Cumberland Brass Quintet, noon, Old Main Chapel, free admission. A variety of events have been enhanced with the performance of the Cumberland Brass Quintet that was “resurrected into existence in December 2001.” The repertoire includes varieties of music such as baroque, ragtime, and jazz to name but a few. The members reside in south-central Pennsylvania.  For information, call 477-1638.
  • Nov. 3, 4, 5 6: Performance of the play Expecting Isabel in Memorial Auditorium. Shows are at 8 p.m. each day, with an additional performance at 2 p.m. on Nov. 6. The play, with adult themes and language, is the story of Miranda and Nick, a double-income, no kids couple who decide to start a family. To become parents leads them on an emotional, yet funny roller coaster ride of fertility treatments, therapy groups, and adoption agencies as crafted by author Lisa Loomer. The play is being performed by students in an acting class this semester being taught by Paris Peet, professor of music and theatre arts. Members of the audience will be seated on the stage so limited seating is available. Tickets are $10 each with proceeds supporting student participation in the 2010-2011 American College Theatre Festival. For information, call 477-1638.
  • Nov. 7: Performance by the SU Women’s Chorale, 3 p.m. Old Main Chapel, free admission. The artistry of the female voice will be showcased in this performance. For information, call 477-1638.
  • Nov. 9: Dibert Planetarium Fall Children’s Show, 7:30 p.m., Franklin Science Center. Travel through the solar system with Rusty, an aging space-age rocket and be one of the “rookie rockets” which goes on this solar adventure. Shows often sell-out so reservations are encouraged and seating is first come, first-served. For information and reservations, send e-mail to for. Tickets are $1 for adults and 50 cents for children.
  • Nov. 11: The Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile, 8 p.m., H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center. Mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile has changed the mandolin forever, elevating it from a relatively simple folk/bluegrass instrument to the sophistication and brilliance of the finest jazz improvisation and classical performance. He assembled this all-star bluegrass quintet with Chris Eldridge (guitar), Greg Garrison (bass), Noam Pikelny (banjo), and Gabe Witcher (violin). The Punch Brothers are the best string-band pickers of the new generation. Tickets range from $15 to $30. For information, call 477-SHOW or go online to
  • Nov. 14: SU Woodwind Ensembles, 3 p.m., Old Main Chapel, free admission. The performance will feature the breadth and depth of woodwind instruments. For information, call 477-1638.
  • Nov. 17: All Inclusive Party sponsored by the Department of Social Work, 6 p.m., Tuscarora Room, Reisner Dining Hall. For questions or more information contact Dr. Marita Flagler at or at 477-1266. For more information, click here.
  • Nov. 20: SU Concert Choir & Madrigal Singers, 7:30 p.m., Messiah United Methodist Church 30 S. Penn St., Shippensburg, free admission. Student voices, accompanied by Fred Dade and Nancy Fogelsanger, are raised under the direction of Dr. Blaine Shover. For information, call 477-1638.
  • Nov. 21: Fall Concert, Shippensburg University Community Orchestra, 3 p.m., H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, free admission. Featuring compositions created around Christmas, the offerings range from sleigh rides to a classical symphony. A performance by the Chambersburg Ballet Theater Company to the accompaniment of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite is featured. For information, call 477-1638.