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It’s said that everywhere in the World, music enhances a hall, with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music. It was last Saturday, the house was packed and the Mansfield University Concert Choir’s sound was enhanced by those four beautiful walls. Peggy Dettwiler said “The performance ranks among the greatest thrills in my life as I watched the faces of those students experience a dream come true.” Watch the finale here.

Trio La Milpa will bring two oboes and an English horn to Steadman Theatre on February 1st.  The double reed trio originally played with the Richmond Symphony in Virginia.

Scott DiMarco’s written account of banning the novel One Woman’s Vengeance made the list of the top 10 most read stories on Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) blog. The CBLDF is a Washington DC-based non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and censorship issues nationwide. The Huffington Post used the article as its top story in the “Books” section.  Bloggers around the world also picked it up and reposted it.

Senior music major Tom Grisanti bicycled across the U.S. to raise money for cancer research.  The trip had its moments of danger, inspiration and discovery.  Tom talks about his journey in this Conversations interview.

David Stinebeck has been named Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. He takes over for Peter Keller who after 39 years of service, retired.

Shawn and Judith in Finland

Retirement has not slowed down English professor Judith Sornberger.  She recently posted photos on her Facebook timeline of her trip to Finland with colleague Shawn Holderby.  Last week she hosted a reception in Mansfield on American Girl dolls, reflecting the history of the Jane Austen era.

A couple of notes looking back at December. The Santa’s Gift Bag Program, with the help of the Mansfield community, gave gifts to 125 local children.

And it’s hard to calculate numbers when it hits so many places, but the North Hall “book Christmas tree” story was seen by more than a million people through various social media, and traditional media such as the Chronicle of Higher Education.Looking ahead, MU basketball picks up this Wednesday, Jan 29 as the East Stroudsburg Warriors come to town. Game time for the women is at 5:30, the men tip off at 7:30PM. MU students recieve a free t-shirt, just make sure to have your ID. 

If the cold weather is getting on your neves, have no fear. The first sign of Spring is here. The MU 2014 Baseball and Softball schedules. Go Mounties!

 
 

 

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