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Holiday Concert to be Broadcast

December 20, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— This year’s Mansfield University Music Department Holiday Choral Concert, “Winter Wonderland,” will be broadcast on several media outlets during the holiday season.
WVIA-TV (PBS, Scranton-Wilkes Barre) will also show the concert on Christmas Eve at 9 p.m.
WSKG-TV (PBS, Binghamton) will broadcast the concert on Christmas Day at 3 p.m.
WETM2-TV (Elmira) will show the concert on Christ more»

Fall Commencement 2011

December 17, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— Three hundred and twenty-two students received degrees at Mansfield University’s 147th Commencement on Saturday, December17 in Decker Gymnasium. more»

Council of Trustees Honors President Loeschke

December 15, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA—The Mansfield University Council of Trustees honored President Maravene Loeschke at their regular bi-monthly meeting on Thursday, December 15. more»

James Parker Named VP of Student Affairs

December 15, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— James Parker, dean of students at the University of South Dakota, has been named vice president of Student Affairs at Mansfield University.
Parker comes to MU after two years at South Dakota. Prior to that he spent seven years at Texas Christian University (TCU), first as assistant dean of campus life and then as director of student activities. more»

Allan Golden Named Interim President

December 6, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA—The Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) today appointed Allan J. Golden interim president of Mansfield University, effective December 18.
Golden, who has served as interim vice president for finance and administration at Mansfield since February, will serve as interim president until a new, permanent president is hired. more»

Crystal Gayle Concert Cancelled

December 1, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— The concert by country music superstar Crystal Gayle scheduled for Friday, December 9 at Straughn Hall has been cancelled.
Anyone who has purchased tickets should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. more»

Dr. Renee Haynesworth '94 to Speak at Commencement

December 1, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— Dr. Renee Haynesworth, a pediatrician in the Fairfax, VA area, will be the speaker at Mansfield University's 147th Commencement on Saturday, December 17, at 1 p.m. in Decker Gymnasium. Haynesworth is a1994 MU graduate.
“Renee Haynesworth is a true Mansfield success story,” MU President Maravene Loeschke said in making the announcement. more»

President Loeschke Meets President Obama

November 30, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— Mansfield University President Maravene Loeschke met President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama last Saturday, and had the chance to talk with the President about a variety of topics.
Loeschke, who announced in September that she would be leaving MU to become president of Towson University in Baltimore, was at Towson’s basketball game against Oregon State Saturday, as was more»

Crystal Gayle to present Christmas Concert on December 9

November 22, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— Country music superstar Crystal Gayle will present “A Christmas Music & Greatest Hits Show” at Straughn Hall on Friday, December 9 at 8 p.m.
Best known for her 1977 hit, Don't It Make Brown Eyes Blue, Gayle has accumulated 20 number one country hits during her career. She is the younger sister of Loretta Lynn and a distant cousin of Patty Loveless. more»

Rob Weigand '95 Gives Boost to Dept. of Communication

November 18, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— The Mansfield University Department of Communication has upgraded its television production capabilities thanks to the efforts of alumnus Rob Weigand.
Weigand, a 1995 MU graduate, is senior manager of project planning and administration at ABC. more»

Classes to be Offered Over Semester Break

November 17, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— The frowning side of Facebook, new technologies, mummies, Vikings, pirates and Pennsylvania sports are just a few of the subjects in a series of special three-week online courses at Mansfield University this December.
The courses include Introduction to Film Studies, which surveys the history and technique of American cinema. more»

Holiday Concert Will Be a "Winter Wonderland"

November 16, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA—While most people are thinking about their Thanksgiving Day menu, Peggy Dettwiler and the five vocal ensembles under her direction are putting final touches on their annual choral concert that ushers in the December holiday season.
“Winter Wonderland” will be performed Friday, December 2, Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Steadman Theatre. more»

Premiere of Special Work to Highlight Concert Wind Ensemble Performance

November 10, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— The Mansfield University Concert Wind Ensemble , directed by Adam Brennan, will perform on Sunday, November 20, 2:30 p.m. in Steadman Theatre.
The concert is free and open to the public. Donations of canned goods and paper products for area food pantries will be collected. more»

Four Voice Students Win at NATS Auditions

November 9, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— Four Mansfield University voice students came away winners in their respective categories at the Allegheny Mountain Chapter of the National Association of Teaching of Singing (NATS) auditions held November 5 at Penn State University in State College.
Derrek Stark and Derek Gracey were winners in the senior men category. more»

Clayton Paxson Takes First for Microbiology Presentation

November 8, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— Mansfield University biology major Clayton Paxson took first place in the undergraduate molecular biology category at the annual meeting of the Allegheny Branch of the American Society for Microbiology held at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, PA on November 4-5.
Paxson, a senior from Wellsboro, PA, presented his research poster “Identification of a Putative Triclosan Oxygenase in more»

Ralph Roberts to Open for Craig Robinson

November 7, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— Comedian Ralph Roberts will be the opening act for Craig Robinson at Straughn Hall on Wednesday, November 16 at 8 p.m.
Roberts has performed as a headliner and opening act at comedy clubs around the country. more»

Genghis Barbie Coming November 14

November 4, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— Genghis Barbie, the innovative New York-based horn quartet, will perform in concert at Steadman Theatre on Monday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.
With a combined 26 years of conservatory training, Genghis Barbie delivers a visceral and unadulterated musical adventure. more»

International Interaction & Study Abroad are Topic of November 15 Presentation

November 4, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— “U.S. Interaction With People From Other Countries in a Global Society” will be the topic of a presentation by at Alumni Hall, Room 317 on Tuesday, November 15 at 5 p.m. The presentation in free and open to the public.
Abgaw is professor of English literature and director of Frederick Douglass Institute (FDI) at Bloomsburg University. more»

An Evening of Jazz on November 13

November 4, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA—The Mansfield University Music Department will present an evening of jazz, featuring two big bands, two combos and a special appearance by the Mansfieldians, on Sunday, November 13, 7:30 p.m. in Steadman Theatre. more»

Mansfield Opera Theatre to Present The Magic Flute

October 31, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— The Mansfield Opera Theatre will present The Magic Flute on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 13 at 2:30 p.m. in Straughn Hall. All performances are free and open to the public.
The opera is sung in English with orchestra, the dialogue is spoken and the production is fully staged with costuming. more»

Cedarcrest Staff & Students Raise Money for Flood Relief

October 28, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— The students and staff in Mansfield University’s Cedarcrest Manor are raising money to help people in the region affected by the early September flooding.
Led by Director Stefanie Blass and the Cedarcrest residence life staff, t-shirts and bracelets are being sold. All proceeds will be donated to the flood relief and recovery effort. more»

String Chamber Orchestra Concert to Feature Saxophonist Caleb Evans

October 25, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA—The Mansfield University String Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Sarch, will perform in concert on Friday, November 4, 8 p.m. in Steadman Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Orchestra will perform the Legende by French composer Andre Caplet, featuring saxophone soloist Caleb Evans. more»

Choral Collage to Feature Works of Gwyneth Walker

October 21, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA—The Mansfield University Music Department will present the annual Fall Choral Collage, the first choral concert of the season, on Sunday, October 30, at 3 p.m. in Steadman Theatre.
The concert is free and open to the public. Due to the popularity of this event, audience members are urged to arrive early. more»

Anne Gilman Exhibit at Gallery

October 18, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA- “Observations, Errors + Corrections: A survey of Anne Gilman’s Drawings, Prints, + Artist Books,” is on display at the Mansfield University Gallery. The exhibit will run through November 5.
Gilman is a Brooklyn-based artist who does large works on paper and artist book/installation projects with text and drawing. more»

Young Men's Choral Festival to be held October 28

October 18, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA—The Young Men’s Choral Festival (YMCF), hosted by the Mansfield University student chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), will be held on Friday, October 28. more»

OctoboeFest! Set For October 23

October 13, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— The Mansfield University Music Department will present the 15th annual Octoboefest! recital on Sunday, October 23, 7 p.m. in Steadman Theatre. The recital is free and open to the public
Octoboefest is a chamber music recital featuring the double reed students of Associate Professor Susan Laib. more»

Comedian Craig Robinson to Perform November 16

October 12, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— Comedian Craig Robinson and his Nasty Delicious Band will perform at Straughn Hall on Wednesday, November 16 at 8 p.m.
Robinson is best known for his work on the NBC sitcom The Office, playing warehouse manager Darryl Philbin. more»

Jazz Ensemble and Mansfieldians Combine for Concert

October 11, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— The Mansfield University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Michael Galloway, and the Mansfieldians, directed by Sheryl Monkelien, and will join forces for concert on Friday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Steadman Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public. more»

Women's Choir to Perform at Carnegie Hall

October 10, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA—The women of the Mansfield University Concert Choir has been invited to perform as the Nun’s Chorus in a concert performance of The Sound of Music at Carnegie Hall in New York City on April 24, 2012.
Rob Fisher, an internationally distinguished artistic director, conductor and pianist, was a judge at the 2011 International Musical Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales last July, where the more»

Homecoming 2011

October 8, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA-- Alumni, family and friends returned to Mansfield University to celebrate Homecoming 2011 on October 7-8. This year’s theme was “Paint the Town Red & Black.”
Stephanie Zimmerman was named Homecoming Queen and Kevin Malmrose was named Homecoming King. more»

Helping Flood Victims a Community Effort

October 5, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— The Mansfield University campus community and community at large continue the efforts to help those in the region affected by the flooding in early September.
In a true team effort, a drive to collect household items and supplies, non-perishable food, drinking water and clothes was led by the husband and wife team of Mail Services Coordinator Edgard “Gardy” Domenech and Admissions C more»

Blackberry Smoke Coming November 4

October 4, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— The southern rock band Blackberry Smoke will perform in concert at Straughn Hall on Friday, November 4 at 8 p.m.
A five-man band based out of Atlanta, Blackberry Smoke continues to grow into the premiere Southern rock bands in the country. more»

Symphony Orchestra Concert to Feature World Premiere

October 3, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— The Mansfield University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jeff Jacobsen, will perform in concert on Sunday, October 9 at 2:30 p.m. in Steadman Theatre as part of MU’s Homecoming celebration
The concert is free and open to the public. more»

Council of Trustees Honors Concert Choir

September 28, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA—The Mansfield University Council of Trustees honored the MU Concert Choir as part of regular bi-monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 27.
Trustees Lewis Lee and Howard Smith visited the Choir’s practice in Steadman Theatre to present citations to each member of the choir that competed in the 2011 International Musical Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales last July. more»

Sax Studio to Present Recital October 9

September 26, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— The Mansfield University Sax Studio will present a recital on Sunday, October 9, 5 p.m. in Steadman Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. more»

MU Mourns the Passing of Theodore Slabey

September 24, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— The Mansfield University campus community is mourning the passing of Theodore Slabey, who died on Thursday, September 22.
Slabey was a member of the Mansfield faculty from 1972 to 1988, teaching in the computer science and business administration areas.
Before coming to Mansfield, Slabey served 20 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Commander in 1965. more»

Homecoming Set for October 7-9

September 23, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA-- Alumni, family and friends will return to Mansfield University to celebrate Homecoming 2011 on October 7-9.
Highlighting Friday’s schedule will be the Athletic Hall of Fame reception, dinner and induction ceremony beginning at 5:15 p.m. in the Manser North Dining Hall. Cost is $20 per person and reservations are required.
This year’s inductees are Dr. more»

MU Students Help Their Own and Others in Flood Clean-Up Efforts

September 23, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— As the Mansfield University campus community has mobilized in a variety of ways to help victims of the flooding in Northern Pennsylvania, one group of students is on a mission to help one of their own and others in his Athens, PA neighborhood.
The house of Tom Thornton, who is the MU Student Government Association (SGA) president, was one of the many flooded earlier this month. more»

1890s Weekend Dedicated to Memory of Esther Jerald '34

September 20, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— This year’s Fabulous 1890s Weekend will be dedicated to the memory of Esther Jerald who passed away on June 30 this year. She was 98 years old.
A Mansfield native and a 1934 graduate of Mansfield, Jerald returned home after retiring from teaching school in Moorestown, NJ. more»

Staff & Students Help With Flood Clean-up

September 16, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— A group of Mansfield University staff and students spent the day Friday helping flood victims in the Hillsgrove and Forksville areas of Pennsylvania.
Using equipment and supplies donated by Liberty Excavators, Inc. more»

PRISM Concert Set for Three Performances

September 15, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA—One of Mansfield University’s most beloved and exciting musical events, the Annual PRISM Concert, will return with three performances; Friday, September 24 at 8 p.m., Saturday, September 24 at 7 p.m. as part of the Fabulous 1890s Weekend, and during Homecoming weekend on Saturday, October 8 at 7 p.m. in Steadman Theatre. more»

Fabulous 1890s Weekend Celebrating 20th Year

September 14, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— The Fabulous 1890s Weekend celebrates its 20th year September 23-24 in Smythe Park, Mansfield with arts, crafts, food, entertainment, history, and of course, the re-enactment of the world’s first night football game.
The Weekend kicks off Friday at 4 p.m. more»

Campus Community Mobilizes to Help Flood Victims

September 13, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— The Mansfield University campus community is mobilizing to aid victims of the flooding in the region. An organizational meeting held on Monday, September 12 attracted students, faculty and staff wanting to help in a variety of ways.
Dave Empet, assistant director of Admissions and an MU graduate, is helping to coordinate the efforts. more»

Business Plan Competition for Students

September 13, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— The Mansfield University Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (MCEL) is seeking student applicants, individuals or teams, for a business plan competition. First place is $10,000 to help start a business. No experience is necessary and all students who are enrolled in both fall ’11 and spring ’12 are eligible. more»

The Town Pants in Concert Thursday

September 12, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA—The Town Pants will bring their Celtic rock brand of music to the Mountie Chalet at The HUT on Thursday, September 15 at 9:30 p.m.
Based out of Vancouver, BC, The Town Pants combine the best aspects of traditional Irish Folk Rock and roots Americana into Celtic roots rock rebel music. They headline Celtic festivals across the U.S. and Canada. more»

"D2ALITY," an Exhibit by Marc Rubin, at Gallery

September 12, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA- “D2ALITY,” a collection of works by Marc Rubin, is on display at the Mansfield University Gallery. The exhibit will run through October 7.
”I pull things from the debris of the world, objects we walk by every day, and by painting them, I attempt to bring out their beauty and the flash of emotion I first felt looking at them,” Rubin says of his work. more»

"The Psychic Madman" to Perform Wednesday

September 12, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA—Jim Karol, "The Psychic Madman," will perform in Straughn Hall on Wednesday, September 14 at 8:30 p.m. The show is free and open to the public. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Karol has been seen and heard by millions of people from his appearances on NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Ellen Show, NBC's Today Show, Howard Stern and others. more»

Ali Soufan '94 is Subject of PBS Frontline Story

September 8, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— Mansfield University graduate Ali Soufan is the subject a story entitled “The Interrogator” on PBS Frontline. The program is scheduled to air nationally on Tuesday, September 13.
A political science major who graduated in 1994, Soufan went on to become a counterterrorism expert with the FBI. The Lebanese-American became a key investigator following the 9-11 attacks. more»

MU & Mansfield Community to Commemorate 9/11

September 8, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— Mansfield University will hold a candlelight vigil and observance on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Sunday, 9 p.m. on the lawn in front of Memorial Hall. more»

Shawn Howze Interning in Harrisburg

September 7, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— Mansfield University junior Shawn Howze is one of 14 college students participating in The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) program for the fall semester. more»

Human Rights Activist Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. to Speak September 13

September 1, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— Human rights activist Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. will speak at Mansfield University’s Straughn Hall on Tuesday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Morris, who is the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great grandson of Booker T. more»

New Academic Year Gets Underway With Convocation

August 26, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— The 155th academic year at Mansfield University got underway with Convocation on Friday.
Bill Chabala, associate professor and director of Counseling and the Center for Students with Disabilities, was the featured speaker. more»

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