Author: Crissie Brown

Campus Chatter – April 21, 2011

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) Tradition holds that Romulus and Remus founded Rome today (753 BCE). Also, the Laguna Copperplate Inscription was written (900), Bahá’u’lláh declared his mission (1863), Congress declared war on Spain (1898), “Red Baron” Manfred von Richthofen was shot down (1918), and Secretary’s Day (now Administrative Professionals’ Day) was first celebrated (1952). And Aleksander Wolszczan announced the discovery of extra-solar planets (1994). Good morning!...

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Campus Chatter – April 20, 2011

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) Jacques Cartier began the voyage that led him to Canada and Labrador today (1534). Also, New Amsterdam (now New York City) recognized the religious freedom of Jews (1657), Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard tested pasteurization (1862), Detroit’s Tiger Stadium and Boston’s Fenway Park opened (1912) as did Chicago’s Weegham Park, now Wrigley Field (1916), and, during the Colorado Coal Strike, 19 men, women, and children were killed in the Ludlow Massacre (1914). And 11 workers died in the Deepwater Horizon explosion (2010). Good morning!...

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Campus Chatter – April 19, 2011

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) James Cook sighted Australia today (1770). Also, the battles of Lexington and Concord began the American Revolutionary War (1775), Belgium gained independence with the Treaty of London (1839), Mae West was sentenced to 10 days in jail for her play Sex (1927), Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately took LSD (1943), and The Simpsons premiered on The Tracy Ullman Show (1987). And the German Bundestag returned to Berlin (1999). Good morning!...

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Morning Feature: A Slam Slap Breakaway Home Run? (Meta Monday)

We found a bag of sweat socks outside the mail room door. Maybe Professor Plum organized that 10K relay after all. Or maybe it was a clue…. (More) First our usual thanks to last week’s guest lecturers. Last Monday in Midday Matinee, Professor of Bathtublueberrywhisperology addisnana asked do we really need Another Cord? Last Monday in Our Earth, citisven showed that Amsterdam’s Biking Paradise Didn’t Happen Overnight. Last Tuesday and Wednesday in Morning Feature, JimW earned faculty tenure with a two-part series on What Kind of God: Their Plan and Their Objective. Last Wednesday in Furthermore!, the BPI Squirrel said Deal Me In, and in Midday Matinee addisnana discussed why Wood Ticks Stick. Last Friday in Furthermore!, Professor of Ecoinsaninsuroscamology winterbanyan said Brown-skinned Immigrants: I Want More. Last Saturday in Evening Focus, Professor of Topofclassclownistics JanF and her critter friends asked Where’s My Pony? Yesterday in Midday Matinee, JanF asked for Time to Think, and last night in Our Earth she offered our weekly Eco-News Roundup. All are worth reading if you missed them. Please welcome the newest member of our faculty, Professor of Relidissimerchadvenplanobjectology JimW! Note: We have Morning Feature guest lecture openings this Tuesday and Wednesday (April 19th and 20th), and Evening Focus openings this Monday through Friday (April 18th through 22nd). We also have openings for our campus soapbox Furthermore!, our afternoon people-watching series Midday Matinee,...

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