Retired air traffic controller Mal Fuller will present “My 9/11 Journey: Tragedy, Grief and Hope-United Flight 93” on Thursday, April 4, 7:30 p.m. in Straughn Hall. Fuller was an air traffic control watch supervisor at Pittsburgh International Airport and participated in the shutdown of the nation’s airspace after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Fuller evacuated his tower when United Flight 93 was headed directly at the airport. He visited the crash site and was so profoundly moved that he has spent all his time since speaking and raising funds for a permanent memorial. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Poet Julia Kasdorf will visit Mansfield University for a poetry reading and book signing at Allen Hall, Room 104 on Thursday, April 4 at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The Mansfield University Festival Chorus, under the direction of Peggy Dettwiler, will perform Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace on Saturday, April 13 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m. in Steadman Theatre.
The mass, which is based upon the 15th-century tune L’Homme Armé, was commissioned in England for the new millennium in the year 2000. It powerfully portrays the horrors of war through the use of graphic text and full orchestra with dynamic brass and percussion effects.
Nichole Lefelhoc, associate director of Career Development & Internships, is quoted in the Forbes From Campus to Career blog. The article is entitled, 14 Tips for Staying Calm During a Job Interview
Congratulations to Terry Day, assistant director of Public Relations, who received the Don Hale Award from CUPRAP: The Association of Communicators in Education. The prestigious award is given annually to a member who has contributed significantly to the multi-state organization composed of higher education communications professionals.
You Tube just hit the 1 billion mark. That’s 1 billion users per month.
The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs have introduced a new feature for men only. It’s a pee-controlled urinal gaming system in which you use your stream to shoot penguins. Iron Pigs General Manager Kurt Landes says the game is “truly hands free,” which seems to be a pretty big boast. To add some semblance of social usefulness, men are reminded at the end to get their prostate checked.
Summary: Iron Pigs pee on penguins.