And the MMU Grotto Is Indeed Historic


Jane

Jane Gilmor, professor emeritus of art, gets ready to take part in a scarf dance at Our Lady of Sorrows Grotto. The Grotto was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The end of the semester, especially the spring semester, is a stressful, busy time—and I’m feeling a bit guilty typing this as a textbook is also open in front of me and I need to read that final chapter and get lectures for the final week ready.

But this spring is also ending on a rather arty note, which is nice.

Paha was launched during Scholarship Day last week. The readings were quite interesting—and it will be after the semester before I can read much of it, but I’m looking forward to it.

Student editors of Paha, the MMU literary publication. Paha, by the way, is a word for the kind of glacial hill that MMU is built on.

Student editors of Paha, the MMU literary publication. Paha, by the way, is a word for the kind of glacial hill that MMU is built on.

The Bell Choir performed at Meth Wick, and will ring for Cinco de Mayo and also at the graduate hooding ceremony. I downloaded photos to another computer, but will add some later. The ringing at Meth Wick went well.

Students sang and joked around for the talent show on Thursday. Here, one of the newspaper editors (who also sang later) wins a $1 prize for answering a trivia question. I also won $1, which I probably should not have, but it was too painful to wait for a student t come up with the answer that Greenland is the world’s largest island—an offensive answer to some of our Australian students, but Australia s considered a continent.

Taylor wins $1.

Taylor wins $1.

And on Saturday, a ceremony noted an important milestone—Our Lady of Sorrows Grotto, built by William Lightner, who also constructed Warde Hall, was recognized because it has just been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Of course, there were white-clad dancers.

Granddaughter went with me to Grotto ceremony. She likes rocks!

Granddaughter went with me to Grotto ceremony. She likes rocks!

Well, cool. Have to go now—too much to do—but I have enjoyed these interludes in the end-of-semester hustle and bustle.

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