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Terry Manning '63 Gives Back to MU
When Terry Manning received a scholarship his senior year, he was surprised and grateful. Fifty years later, Manning decided to pay it forward.
MU Mourns the Passing of Marylou ShawThe Mansfield University community is mourning the passing of Marylou Shaw, who died on April 28.
Lou, as she was known, served as a professor of Health, Physical Education and Recreation from 1967 to 1999. After her retirement, she was awarded emeritus status. She was married to fellow faculty member Hank Shaw for 52 years.
During her 32-year tenure at MU, Shaw is credited with starting the women’s swim team and coaching it for several years.
She also served as cheerleading coach.
Shaw was cited by then Pennsylvania Governor Robert Casey as an outstanding volunteer in the Commonwealth for her work with the American Red Cross.
Donations in Shaw’s memory can be made to the Moss Creek Junior Golf Memorial Fund, Attn: Heidi Wright-Tennyson, 1523 Fording Island Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926; the Susan G. Komen Foundation; or the American Red Cross.
MU Mourns the Passing of Dr. A. Vernon Lapps
The Mansfield University campus community is mourning the passing of Professor Emeritus A. Vernon Lapps, who passed away on Sunday, April 28.
Lapps was a professor of Communication from 1968 to 2004. Keep reading...
MU Concert Choir on Tour
The renowned Mansfield University Concert Choir under the direction of Peggy Dettwiler will travel through Southeast Pennsylvania and on to Washington, DC, on their spring concert tour, presenting six concerts. Their performances are free and open to the public. Don't miss the opportunity to hear this wonderful choir as they represent Mansfield University “on the road!”
Holiday Choral Concert to Be Broadcast
his year's Mansfield University Music Department Holiday Choral Concert, "Holiday Music Down Through the Ages," will be broadcast on several media outlets during the holiday season.
Fall Commencement 2012
Three hundred and thirty students received degrees at Mansfield University's 148th Commencement on Saturday, December 15 at Decker Gymnasium.
Holiday Music Down Through the Ages
The annual Mansfield University holiday choral concerts will feature "Holiday Music Down Through the Ages" on Friday, November 30, Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Steadman Theatre.
Brigadier General Francis L. Hendricks '79 Named PresidentBrigadier General Francis Hendricks '79
, who completed his undergraduate studies at then-Mansfield State College before beginning his military career, was selected at the conclusion of a national search and will assume his new duties early in 2013. He will succeed Dr. Allan J. Golden, who has served as interim president of the university for the last year.
MU Concert Choir Provides Special Concert
While traveling to Ohio to participate in the World Choir Games in July, the Mansfield University Concert Choir participated in a special concert arranged by MU alum Dr. Michelle Edwards Conda '77
and her husband Robert.
On Thursday, July 5th, 2012, Dr. Peggy Dettwiler led the MU Concert Choir in a special summer performance on the St. Catharine Church "Siena Series".
Then and Now - 59 Years Later
The senior class officers from 1953 have stayed in contact with each other over the years through letters, Christmas cards, phone calls and e-mails. Recently however, three of the four officers were able to gather in Mansfield and reminisce about their days on the hill.
Alumni Weekend 2012
June 8 and 9 saw the return of over 300 alumni and friends to Mansfield University for Alumni Weekend 2012. The weekend was packed with plenty of opportunities to catch up with old acquaintances and to make new acquaintances. Members of the Class of 1962
were this years special guests as they celebrated their 50th anniversary class reunion. Check out our photo gallery and video montages under the communications link to view photos and videos of this and other alumni events. Click here
to read more.
Graham Johnsen Named the 24th Head Football Coach at MU
With his wife Suzanne and daughter Aubrie at his side, Graham Johnsen was introduced as MU's next head football coach on April 5, 2012. The campus community gathered with current members of the football team and local media in the North Hall Library Traditional Reading Room in anticipation of Interim President Dr. Allan Golden's announcement. For the full story, click on the title above.
MU to Hold Press Conference to Announce the 24th Head Football Coach
Mansfield University has announced that a press conference will be held this Friday, April 6 starting at 10:30 a.m. in the Traditional Reading Room of North Hall to introduce the new head coach of the Mountaineer football program. The press conference is open to the public. Click on the title of the story for more information.
Denise Berg, Director of Alumni Relations, and Dr. Allan Golden, Interim President, recently traveled to Florida to host a series of alumni events as well as to conduct some personal visits.
What's Happening in the Department of Communication?Exciting things are happening in the Department of Communication! A new building, curriculum changes, new events, exciting internships, retirements and birthdays. Many of you may remember retired professor Vern Lapps. Dr. Lapps recently celebrated his 80th birthday with a group of friends and colleague's at Lamb's Creek Inn in Mansfield. Dr. Lapps continues to support the department in his retirement. More information and photos from the department can be found here. Bob Bridgman 5K Memorial Run
Preparations are underway for the 12th annual Bob Bridgman 5K Memorial Run. The run will take place on Monday, May 28th 2012 at Mansfield University's Carl Van Norman Field / Box Maxson Track at 8:30 AM. Bob Bridgman was a math professor at Mansfield for 36 years. Bob loved long distance running and the Mansfield community. This run honors his memory by returning all proceeds from the race to the Mansfield area.
MU String Chamber Orchestra Concert to Feature Soloists
The Mansfield University String Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Sarch, will perform in concert on Friday, March 30, 8 p.m. in Steadman Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public.The orchestra will perform a program featuring the Mozart Symphony No. 29in A Major, an early work featuring the string orchestra with oboes and horns. Mozart wrote this symphony when he was 18 years old.
Robert M. Rowe '90 Joins RETTEWRETTEW, an Engineering News-Record top 500 design firm providing engineering, transportation, environmental consulting, planning and surveying services, recently welcomed new hire Robert M. Rowe, GISP.
Rowe is a project manager in the energy services division in RETTEW’s Williamsport, PA, office. He works with RETTEW’s key natural gas clients to manage projects relative to permitting and design for deliverables such as pipelines, impoundments, tank pads and well pads. His work includes providing consulting support for clients for environmental permitting including well permits, general permits, highway occupancy permits and erosion and sedimentation control general permits-1 (ESCGP-1). Rowe also works with other divisions within RETTEW to provide geographic information systems (GIS) expertise and assistance. Rowe has 22 years of professional experience, four of which include his working with the natural gas industry. He is a certified geographic information systems professional (GISP) and has a bachelor’s degree in geography/regional planning from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of Pennsylvania Management Association of Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (PaMAPPS) and Pennsylvania Mapping and Geographic Consortium (PaMAGIC). He resides in Mifflinburg, Union County, PA.
Duane Hyland, '92 to appear on "The Space Show with Dr. David Livingston"Duane Hyland '92
will appear on "The Space Show with Dr. David Livingston" on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 5:00 PM Eastern time. Hyland, a Communication Specialist and Grassroots Public Policy Coordinator at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, VA., as well as the Director of Forensics at Lake Braddock Secondary School, Burke, VA., will be discussing improving messaging and advocacy in the American space community in a show entitled "Debate to Win." The Space Show is America's only talk show dealing with space policy and technology, and is broadcast live to over 50 nations around the world on the internet. Interested listeners, click on the title of the story above then click "listen live" to hear the talk.
Mansfield University Annual Career Fair
The MU Career Center will be hosting their Annual Career Fair on Thursday, April 5, 2012 from Noon to 3pm
in Kelchner Fitness Center. MU Alumni are invited to attend! If you are a jobseeker, the event is free and you do not have to pre-register. If you wish to register as an employer, you must do so by March 29 and payment is due by March 30. More information on the Career Fair can be found here
. For more information about other career services available to alumni, please visit our Career Center
Martin Pane '87 named US Marshal
On December 1, 2011 Martin Pane '87
was sworn in as the 21st United States Marshal for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. On June 24, 2011, President Barack Obama nominated Martin Pane to be
the United States Marshal for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 13, 2011 and the President signed his appointment on October 25, 2011. Historically, U.S. Marshal Pane is the 21st United States Marshal to serve in the district.
U.S. Marshal Pane has served in federal law enforcement for over 23 years. He began his career with the U.S. Marshals Service in 1988 upon completing basic training and was assigned to the District of New Jersey, Newark Office. In 1992, he transferred to the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Scranton Office, where he honed his leadership skills.
Current MU Journalism student Alyssa Pagano recently interviewed Mr. Pane regarding his appointment by President Barack Obama, and submitted the following article.
Music Alumni Present Recital
Mansfield University music alumns, Mark Rehnstrom and Victor Fields, presented a voice recital in Steadman Theatre.
Delta Zetas Raise Funds to Advance Jacobson Legacy
During their recent reunion, Delta Zeta alumni from the 70’s and 80’s raised $500
for the Karen Starner Jacobson Memorial Scholarship Fund, named in honor of their sorority college chapter director who passed away in Janaury 2011, after nearly 40 years of service to the Iota Theta chapter.
Click on the title to read the article submitted by Linda Roberts Miller, ’76.
Drum Majors Past and Present Meet at Campus Event
Even though Colin Hughes ’75 graduated from Mansfield before current student Amanda Trimpey was born, when the two met for the first time at a recent Major Donor Dinner they immediately connected, just like old friends - sharing funny stories, fond memories and surprisingly similar marching band experiences.
The Book Nook
Have you read a good book lately? How about a great book written by a fellow Mansfield University alumnus?
Alumni Meet on the Other Side of the Planet
Two Mansfield University alumni who had never met before, Karen Suleski Ahnemann ’72 and Jim Shedden ’89, were introduced to each other while vacationing on the island of Baracay in the Philippines.