Groundhog Day

How many more weeks of winter?

Groundhog Day

February 2, 2014

groundhogSunday was Groundhog day.

Every year on February 2nd, Punxsutawney Phil (from Punsutawney, PA) emerges from his borrow, looks to the sky, and gives us his prediction on just how much more winter weather we will be having.

According to legend, if the Phil sees his shadow, then we will have six more weeks of winter.  If by chance he does not see his shadow, then spring will come early.

In Punxsutawney, the tradition follows that Phil speaks to the Groundhog Club President in Groundhogese and directs the president to read from a certain scroll.  The message this year was:

“A Super Bowl winner I will not predict,

But my weather forecast, you cannot contradict

That’s not a football lying beside me

It’s my shadow you see

So, six more weeks of winter it shall be!”

So sorry NOVA.  We still  have six more weeks of winter ahead of us…according to a groundhog named Phil that is.

The first official day of Spring is Thursday, March 20th.

Wikipedia: Groundhog Day


Thanksgiving MEC Library Hours

Thanksgiving Dinner

It’s almost time and carve the turkey and slice up the pumpkin pie.  Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  Here are the MEC Library’s Thanksgiving hours.

Monday, November 25th – 8am-8pm

Tuesday, November 26th – 8am-7pm

Wednesday, November 27th – 8:30am-Noon

Thursday, November 28th – CLOSED

Friday, November 29th – CLOSED

Saturday, November 30th – CLOSED

National Hispanic Heritage Month


 Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Tuesday, 5-7PM and Wednesday 12-2pm

Location: Forum

Join us for food, fun, and Hispanic Heritage trivia.

If you would like to share traditional items, please feel free to wear/or bring them.

   As we gather to celebrate, we are asking for your help in kicking-off our annual FOOD DRIVE.  Please bring a canned or non-perishable food to donate at the fiesta.

Happening at MEC: October

MEC October Events

carved pumpkins,Halloween,holidays,jack-o'-lanterns,special occasions,decorative elements,traditions,customs

October 17th: The Great SouthEast ShakeOut

10:17am – 10:30am

Join us for the largest earthquake drill in U.S. history.
Drop! Cover! Hold On!

October 21st – 25th: Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Tiki bar – sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa – 1st floor Tuesday 11am – 1pm Root beer floats and other ice cream treats

MADD trailer – checkout an actual crash pickup truck and learn about the aftermath of drunk driving

Goggle Course – 1st floor 12-1pm Tues., Weds. & Thurs. – see the true effects of alcohol through different BAL goggles

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Effects on your Specialty Poster – 1st floor

October 24th: Cupcakes for Cancer Awareness

11am – 1pm

Sponsored by the Nursing Student Association

October 31st: Halloween Trick or Treat

11am – 12pm

Halloween Trick or Treating for local day care.