Mary Asaba is a Graduate Assistant with the Education and Special Education Department at Mansfield University. Her quest for educational knowledge began in her native home of African Country, Cameroon. In this discussion, Mary talks with Dr. Kathleen Carico about the history of her country, the educational environment and what triggered her mission to seek special educational change in Cameroon. Listen to this Podcast
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In Part 2 of this podcast series, Mary tells of her mission to get to the US from her native African home, to study Special Education. Mary’s story of being a mother with an autistic child and living within a country that has no support for children with special needs is truly inspirational.
Dennis Miller sits down with Author Terry Miller to discuss his new book, Cooking Bachelor Style; Life Beyond the Freezer Section. Terry serves up a treat with his signature dash of humor, making cooking in the man’s world hilarious, easy and fulfilling. This interview includes the author’s reading of one of his wilder fictional adventures.
Dennis Miller talks to Dr. Lynn Pifer, professor of English and Director of the Frederick Douglass Institute at Mansfield University in Part 1 of Civil Rights Fiction. They discusses novels that revolve around the civil rights movement and how the emotional element of these novels, often outweighs the intellectual underpinnings of the movement. Listen to this Podcast
As we move on to Part 2 of Mary Asaba and her Special Mission, she continues to talk candidly with Kathleen Carico on the subject closest to her heart, and the reason she is at Mansfield University, Special Education. Mary talks of problems with the education system in her native country of Africa and what she hopes to accomplish when she returns home. Her story begins with her Penn State Fellowship, which just happens to be her first trip to the United States.
Michael Chester, associate professor of physics, was this year’s featured speaker as the 154th academic year at Mansfield University began with Convocation. In his address entitled “Physicist and Farmer: A Few Things That I’ve Learned,” he recounted how he and his wife went from farming novices to running a small working organic farm, raising produce and livestock. He talked of trials and tribulations of learning how to farm and extolled the virtues of organic farming.
Dr Vincent Lawrence spoke at the Graduation Celebration to faculty, staff and upcoming, Spring 2010 Graduates. Dr. Lawrence is a graduate of Mansfield University himself, and has returned to take a position in the Music Department and act as Director of Choral Activities during the sabbatical of Dr. Peggy Dettwiler.
“Ethics and Leadership” was the topic of a Mansfield University Leadership Lecture Series presentation by John and Christine Cavanaugh.
John Cavanaugh serves as the chief executive officer of PASSHE, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, which operates 14 universities including Mansfield, with a combined enrollment of nearly 117,000 students.
Christine Cavanaugh is director of training and professional development for the division of development and alumni relations at George Washington University in Washington, DC.
The Cavanaugh’s are co-authors of the book Aging in America, which was published in December, 2009.
Ray Krone, who spent more than ten years in prison, three of those on death row, before DNA testing cleared him, spoke to a packed auditorium at Mansfield University. Krone is the 100th former death row inmate freed because of innocence . Prior to his arrest, he had no criminal record, had been honorably discharged from the military, and had worked for the U.S. Post Office for seven years.
Krone is the subject of the book , by Bill Kurtis.
In this podcast you’ll hear his live speech and a question and answer session.
Ray Krone is an average American. He is an average American who once sat on Death Row after being branded the “Snaggletooth Killer.” A hard working lawyer, a supportive family, his own unwavering faith and DNA finally cleared Ray, who now is a vocal activist against capital punishment. Ray sits down at a table here at Mansfield University and talks to Dennis Miller about the crime, the system, the fight to save his life and the fight to remain hopeful.