How many more weeks of winter?
February 2, 2014
Sunday 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
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
CELEBRATING HISPANIC HERITAGE
National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Tuesday, 5-7PM and Wednesday 12-2pm
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.
MEC October Events
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.