Springing into action

March 4, 2020

Spring break week. 

And how appropriate — the early-morning sun is beaming on this crisp day. Mike, a member of our terrific maintenance staff, is zooming around campus on a golf cart. I’m sure he’s dodging at least a few squirrels along the way.

I never traveled anywhere all that exciting during a spring break.

daffodils springing up in front of founders hall
Daffodils springing up. Founders Hall, Main Campus.

As an undergraduate student at Penn State University, I would return home to Ellwood City to spend time with family and friends. In graduate school at Clarion University, I announced many high school basketball playoff games in Tippin Gymnasium and spent time with my new girlfriend. (It was a couple of years later I married that lovely girlfriend, Tammy!) At West Virginia University, I used all three spring breaks to catch up on work or to take qualifying examinations for my doctorate.

Do you have a favorite spring break?

To our wonderful faculty and students, enjoy the rest of your week!


Beautiful Weather @ BC3

November 8, 2011

I love the fall. A new academic year, football (although this past Sunday was not good for the Steelers), and the autumn landscape are just some of the reasons.

Today’s weather is absolutely wonderful – especially on our main campus in Butler.

But this week’s forecast is predicting change. By week’s end, western Pennsylvania will be hit with colder temps, wind and precipitation (perhaps, even snow).  Two weeks ago, the central part of Pennsylvania got whacked with up to several inches of snow. Read the rest of this entry »