Athletes of the Week

March 30, 2010

Athlete of the Week – Jenna Craig

How long have you been playing basketball?
“I’ve been playing basketball since I was in third grade. I started playing year-round once I got to middle school and continued throughout high school and college.”

How did you become involved with basketball?
“When I was in elementary school, I had a friend whose dad was the head coach for the high school basketball team. He was the one who first got me involved with basketball and I’ve been playing since then. My grandpa also played basketball when he was in high school, so we would shoot around a lot when we were together. I actually ended up with the same number jersey that he had when he played.” . . .

Softball starts spring schedule

March 30, 2010

While people enjoyed Spring break the Women’s softball team was on the road. They traveled to Clermont, Fla. to the National Training Center.

The team had its own highlights and downfalls as well. The ladies softball team fought through ten hard games where they ultimately won four and lost six. To understand just how hard these games were there are one or two particular games that must be examined closely. These are games that took a lot of effort to win, or at least stay close. . . .

A Blast From The Past!

March 30, 2010

Title: Dr. Duncan Praises Handling Of Story on Building Delay

As an aftermath to the mid-January meeting of state officials to discuss the continued delays in the building of three Millersville State College structures President William H. Duncan released a statement to SNAPPER.

The meeting concerned the proposed field house stadium and student center. . . .

Today in History

March 30, 2010

March 25, 2010

1911- Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in New York City

In one of the darkest moments of America’s industrial history, the Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory in New York City burned down, and killed 145 workers, on this day in 1911. The tragedy led to the development of a series of laws and regulations that better protected the safety of factory workers. . . .

Students participate in Haiti service project

March 30, 2010

The Bible states eight times, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Surely Haiti is not our next-door neighbor, but this has not stopped Millersville University from supporting Haitians in their time of need.

There has been a Haiti Response on the school’s website, the MU Haiti Relief Project, and donation efforts within the residence halls, all of which were made aware to the campus. But the campus does not know if a fundraiser for the Haiti Relief headed entirely by students. . . .

Council of Trustees raises room and board and registration fees

March 30, 2010

Millersville University’s Council of Trustees met to discuss room, board, and registration fees March 17. The proposals regarding room, board, and fees for the 2010-2011 academic year raise prices for students.

A 6.9 percent increase on room and board was passed. The increase equals $266 dollars more per semester, which brings the total to $4,149 per semester for room and board. . . .

Police Briefs

March 30, 2010

March 8, 2010 at 10:25 p.m.
A fight was reported on the 100 block of North George St. Subjects fled upon arrival. A report was taken.

March 14, 2010 at 3:39 p.m.
A traffic stop occurred at the intersection of Pucillo Drive and Highschool Avenue. The car was pulled over for reckless driving. Two citations and a report were filed. . . .

Students can now take class in India

March 30, 2010

Students now have a chance to see one of the most interesting places in the world. Dr. Schreiber and Dr. Witmer are offering the opportunity to travel to India this summer and delve into one of the oldest cultures in the world. The trip can count as credit hours for Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication, or South Asian History. Each participating student is assigned reading prior to the trip respective to the class they enroll in, and will get the opportunity with this trip to see their lessons come to life. . . .

Campus meteorologists launch forecasting website

March 28, 2010

This past winter was interesting in terms of weather; it was the snowiest season since 1996, with snowfall accumulating so high, that cities did not know what to do with the plowed white stuff.

The blizzard sparked media attention, as well as the attention of two Millersville meteorology majors, who decided to take advantage of the blizzard by educating themselves on accurate weather forecasting. . . .

Grandin lecture offers an inside look at autism

March 28, 2010

On March 9, Dr. Temple Grandin came to Millersville University and lectured to a large crowd of students and members of the community at Pucillo gymnasium. Dr. Grandin is an author, speaker, and professor of Animal Science. This is especially impressive considering she has autism, which is characterized by impairments in social interaction and communication, and repetitive behaviors. Dr. Grandin’s intimate knowledge of autism is particularly useful to teachers, psychologists, because she is able to communicate very clearly aspects of autism that many individuals with autism cannot because of the communication deficits inherent in the disorder. . . .

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