Sondra’s Garden dedicated with butterfly release

Originally Published in the Setonian August 23, 2013 Part of the legend of the butterfly is that if you tell a wish to a butterfly, it goes straight to God. Though event planners were concerned that they would need to learn if butterflies fly in the rain, a clear day proved sunny for the dedication of Sondra’s Garden, … More Sondra’s Garden dedicated with butterfly release

Why I’m a little obsessed with ‘The Newsroom’

The Newsroom is entertainment, and as entertainment it’s as good or better than anything you’re likely to experience these days anywhere on TV or at the movies. But it is also entertainment with a high quotient of information and education about how big-time TV news really works and why integrity-filled, high-quality news is important in a … More Why I’m a little obsessed with ‘The Newsroom’

Speaker inspires Seton Hill graduates

Originally Published in The Catholic Accent Vol. 52 No. 26 p. 18 GREENSBURG — “Sometimes life is unfair, and sometimes bad things happen. That’s hard to understand whether you are 18 or 80,” said Haley Scott DeMaria, who spoke at Seton Hill University’s commencement ceremony May 11. Scott DeMaria, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, … More Speaker inspires Seton Hill graduates

SHU President of 25 years announces retirement

Originally published in the Setonian on January 29, 2013 Since before Seton Hill University (SHU) had male students, the Griffin or iPads, the university was lead by President JoAnne Boyle. Boyle, SHU’s longest serving president, announced that she plans to retire by June 30, 2013. Students received letters and a campus wide email on January 17, 2013 … More SHU President of 25 years announces retirement

Is flying towards the sun realistic? Am I asking the wrong questions?

Artistic people are always fond of the idea of breaking molds and fighting the status quo and whatnot. I’ve been telling people that I was weird because normal was boring for years. Occasionally I’d meet resistance, but not often. People want to be outstanding. People also want to get jobs. Crashing and burning isn’t really … More Is flying towards the sun realistic? Am I asking the wrong questions?

Lifetime takes on P&P

Move over Colin Firth, Lifetime is reportedly looking at adapting a modern-day version of “Pride and Prejudice” for the small screen, to be produced by Jennifer Love Hewitt. Jennifer Love Hewitt Developing Modern-Day ‘Pride And Prejudice’ For Lifetime First of all, you DO NOT tell Colin Firth to move over. Secondly, I hope that Lifetime … More Lifetime takes on P&P

RIP: Dr. Sally Ride, Astronaut, Strong Woman, English Major

By the time she began studying laser physics at Stanford, women had already broken through into the physics department, once a boys’ club. And when she applied to the space program, NASA had already made a commitment to admit women. But there were still rough spots. Speaking to reporters before the first shuttle flight, Dr. … More RIP: Dr. Sally Ride, Astronaut, Strong Woman, English Major