Posts Tagged ‘matt baker’

Chancellor to Speak & Videos Galore

PASSHE  Chancellor John Cavanaugh and his wife, Christine,  will speak on “Next Generation Leadership,” Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m. in Straughn.

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Representative Matt Baker (R-Wellsboro) is looking ahead.  He’s introduced a bill that would earmark rents and royalties from any future gas or oil wells on PASSHE campuses to help pay for building repair projects.  The measure would divide gas and oil rents and royalties on PASSHE owned property.  Sixty percent would go to the university hosting the wells.  The money would be used for building and energy conservation projects.  Forty percent would be allocated to universities that don’t host gas wells.

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One of the great things about working at MU is continually discovering the energy and talents of our students.  Music major  Glen DeGeorge recently sent me this video the guys produced of a snowy trip to area windmills.  The video’s fun and the music is great.    Glen  and Corey Rader are members of the band Portland Senator and have a new album coming out.  Visit their website  and find out the origin of the band’s name.

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Speaking of music,  just came across the Spirit and Pride of  Pennsylvania MU  Marching Band site.

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And speaking of online, the student newspaper, The Flashlight, is now online.

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Here’s a video, the “MU NJ Happy Hour,”  Bill Cammon made for fellow  New Jersey alumni  anticipation of their next reunion.  These folks didn’t invent partying, but it sure looks like they made inroads into the art of  fun and bonding.

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Leona Kent, retired from Human Resources, sent this shot from her Florida  pad.  See how many ladies you can name.


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04 2011

Holiday Gifts

Congratulations to Representative Matt Baker who was awarded the Doctor of Public Service degree during commencement ceremonies last Saturday.  Matt, now in his ninth term in the House, also serves on the State System Board of Governors.  He has been an unwavering supporter of the PA State System of Higher Ed and a good friend of Mansfield University.  MU President Maravene Loeschke, before presenting the award, called Matt “the epitome of everything we value in leadership and service. . .” She added that he “lives to serve the needs of others.  He leads with head and heart, body and soul, logic and support.”

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Check out the  videos of selected songs from this year’s Holiday Concert, “Behold A Star.”  The show was a sellout and considered by a lot of concert regulars one of the best ever.   “Behold the Star,” “Star in the East.” and  “Do You Hear What I Hear?” are subtle,  powerful and full of inspiration.

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For a behind-the-scenes look at the planning and production of the “Behold the Star”  concert, listen to this podcast with Director Peggy Dettwiler which also features songs from each of the choral groups.

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Our commencement speaker, D. Keith Palmer, is the embodiment of MU students who come here, get the individualized attention they need, and go on to find success both personally and professionally.

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And congratulations to senior Will Brown who represents MU on the PASSHE website. Will came here from Philadelphia and wasn’t sure he could make the transition to small rural university life.  He persisted, became active in organizations and today serves as president of the Student Government Association.

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Okay.  Take five minutes and chill out with this compilation of the year’s top viral videos.  It will leave you smiling, shaking your head, and probably muttering “Oh, the humanity. . . .”

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12 2010