Due to the perfect storm of a slow economy, fewer high school graduates and reduced state appropriations, MU is once again making plans for reductions.
Jeff Bosworth’s Convocation address, “Hunting for Hope in Modern America,” was published in the October 2013 issue of Vital Speeches of the Day, along with the addresses of other noted speakers such as Barack Obama. You can also watch Jeff’s address.
The Outdoor Recreation Leadership Program had a good showing at the StepOutdoors Tryathlon at Hills Creek State Park Saturday, Sept. 21,. For the first time, MU had a student team: Kate Smith ran 3miles, Bobby Bridges paddled 1.7 miles, and Glenn Wolfe peddled 8 miles. Jimmy (bike) and Lilace Guignard (kayak), both ORL instructors, along with Chris Cummings (runner) took first place in the Co-Ed team 18 years and older. Many ORL students volunteered to make sure the event went smoothly.
The Library held a series of events for Banned Book Week, one of which was a Mock Protest which drew hundreds of students and faculty. Many students expressed shock to look at the list of banned books and realize that many of them had been banned at one time. The best quote of the day was from President Fran Hendricks who said, “I spent 33 years in the uniform of the United States Air Force defending the freedoms this nation was built on, namely the Constitution, so I’m opposed to censorship.”
Scott Dimarco and I are interviewed on the podcast Brain Burps About Books about last year’s banning of One Woman’s Vengeance, by the MU Library, along with the reaction and the lessons.
A Party in Pink Zumbathon will be held at Kelchner Fitness Center on October 12th . It begins at 8a.m. with a pre Zumbathon party with vendors and a t-shirt cutting demo. The dancing will 9 a.m.-12 p.m. All money raised goes to the Susan G. Koman foundation for breast cancer. Entry is a suggested donation of $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students and kids.
Over Easy is performing at the Deane Center on Friday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. The acoustic trio does familiar songs done in a unique way — everything from show tunes and classical to the Beatles and classic rock. It’s sponsored in part by the Wren’s Nest Restaurant. Tickes are $15. Seating is limited. For tickets or more information call (570) 439-3588 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
And Terry Day heads off campus for this week’s “Terry’s Take.“