The Story Behind Black History Month

March 2, 2010 0

Some may argue a whole month devoted to celebrating and making people aware the history and struggle of African-Americans is irrelevant or archaic. Others may think that yes; we must embrace our widely diverse culture and learn more about our fellow Americans, listen to their story and feel their pain.

Club Corner: Unpredictable: Can you Krump?

March 1, 2010 2

There is a phenomenon sweeping the nation: Hip-hop dancing. MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew has helped throw this style dance to the forefront. Here at Millersville University, the hip-hop phenomenon is becoming more popular thanks to the student dance group, Unpredictable.

Voice of the Students on Black History Month

March 1, 2010 0

Black History Month is celebrated annually each February as a celebration and recognition of the contributions made by people of African descent in the United States and around the world. The concept of Black History Month was created in 1926 by Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson, an African America historian from Kentucky. Woodson believed that documenting and educating the public about African American history was necessary for the progression of Black Americans.

MU Gospel Choir

March 1, 2010 0

“To allow students to worship and praise God and also to minister to many,” this is the mission statement for Millersville University’s own Gospel Choir, as stated by President of the Choir, Jonathan Love. Through song, dance, or any other mode of communication of the Holy Spirit, it is the Gospel Choir’s mission to lead people into the presence of Jesus. The Gospel Choir at Millersville has 25 active members who sing at some services on campus, many churches off campus, and at special on-campus events, such as admissions events and the Multi-cultural Showcase.

History of the Olympics

February 18, 2010 0

Despite tragedy just hours before the opening ceremonies of the 21st Olympic Games; tradition carried on in Vancouver, Canada.

The first Olympic Games can be traced back as far as 776 B.C. They were dedicated to the Olympian gods but banned in 393 A.D. when Emperor Theodosius prohibited all pagan cults.

2010 Winter Olympic Games

February 18, 2010 4

The 2010 Winter Olympic Games began with tragedy. Nodar Kumaritashvili, a luger from Georgia, died in an accident while practicing.

The track Kumaritashvili was practicing on has the longest drop of all luge courses at 152 meters. He was going 90 mph when he lost control of his sled, flew over a wall, and was thrown into a metal support beam. He was knocked unconscious immediately, given CPR and was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Dr. Catepillan Offering Amazing Summer Course in Mayan Ruins

February 16, 2010 0

This summer will be the fifth summer that Dr. Xienema Catepillan, of the Math Department, will be offering a math course in Mexico. The course, Mathematics in Non-European Cultures, is designed for college level students to learn about ancient Mayan History, culture, and mathematics as they travel through the ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula. The instructors for the course are top scholars in the field of Mayan archaeology.

Students Study Marine Science During Summer Courses in Wallops Island, Virginia

February 16, 2010 0

Since 1965, the Marine Science Consortium, a nonprofit educational corporation, has educated and inspired thousands of people through hands-on education.

The bays, marshes, beaches, maritime forests, and off-shore waters of Virginia’s Eastern Shore are the Marine Science Consortium’s classroom. Whether you are an individual interested in learning more about coastal and marine systems or seeking to pursue a career in marine sciences, the Marine Science Consortium offers a wonderful variety of opportunities to meet your educational and/or research goals.

Sieze the Opportunity This Summer

February 16, 2010 0

The summer always seems so far away. It is hard to think that, despite the mounding snow on campus, summer is a mere three months away.

College students generally spend their summers in one of four ways. For some, the summer is full of relaxation and fun in the sun. Then, there are the students who use the summer months to work and save money. For others, there is the opportunity to continue their education. And as always, some college students use their summer time as an opportunity to travel.

Internships: Getting Your Foot in the Door

February 16, 2010 1

In light of the economic crisis our country is facing, getting a job after graduating college is difficult, to say the least. There is one thing, however, that can put college students at an advantage- pursuing an internship.

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