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Permalink 12:10:00 pm, by viewfromthepugh Email , 182 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: News

Cedar Point's Mantis to close next month

It’s the “last stand” for one of Cedar Point’s steel scream machines. Earlier today, the park announced that the Mantis roller coaster will soon give its final rides.

Mantis was billed as the tallest, fastest and steepest stand-up roller coaster in the world when it opened on May 11, 1996. Featuring trains that secure guests in a standing position, Mantis provides its passengers with a unique ride experience. Mantis was built by the same legendary manufacturers that brought guests the Raptor and GateKeeper roller coasters – Bolliger and Mabillard (B & M), Monthey, Switzerland. In its 18-year history, Mantis has given more than 22 million thrilling rides.

“It’s time to say goodbye to one of the park’s coasters, and it’s certainly been a different kind of ride for our guests,” said Jason McClure, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point. “But we’re extremely excited about what the future holds here at the Roller Coaster Capital of the World™.”

Guests still have time to give Mantis a “standing ovation” before it shuts down permanently on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. Additional plans for the 2015 season will be announced at a later date.

Permalink 06:30:00 am, by viewfromthepugh Email , 89 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Pop culture

Malone University welcomes artists Prodigal Son, Standard, and Amour in celebration of Multicultural Student Emphasis Week on Sept. 18

The Malone University Department of Multicultural Services will welcome Holywood gospel hip-hop artists Prodigal Son and Amour on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Chapel, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue NE in Canton.  Opening will be Standard (Malone alumnus Matt Johnson) and The Hawk (Channing Hawkins).  Canton native Kelly Williams will share his powerful testimony of how his life was transformed from the streets to the gospel pulpit. The rap concert – in celebration of the University’s Multicultural Student Emphasis Week -- is free and open to the public. 


Permalink 12:35:00 am, by viewfromthepugh Email , 161 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: News

Malone University Open Frame Film Series schedule announced

The Malone University College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences – Department of Communication Arts has announced its Open Frame Film Series schedule for 2014-15.  This year’s schedule includes Reel Classics, Film Shorts, DSLR & FX Workshops, culminating in the Open Frame Student Film Festival to close out the year.  All films will begin at 7 p.m. in room 49 of the Everett L. Cattell Library on the campus located at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton.  Pizza and soft drinks will be served.  Films are free and open to the public.  For more information, visit

Open Frame Classic Film Series. 

Tuesday, Sept. 2 – Jaws

Tuesday, Oct. 7 – Vertigo

Tuesday, Nov. 4 – To Kill a Mockingbird

Tuesday, Dec. 2 – It’s a Wonderful Life

Open Frame Shorts. 

Student selected short films will be shown the third Tuesday of each month on Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, and Dec. 16.


DSLR – Oct. 8 and 22

FX – Feb. 11 and 25

The Open Frame Student Film Festival

Saturday, April 11

The Historic Canton Palace Theatre

605 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44702


Permalink 12:18:00 pm, by viewfromthepugh Email , 111 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: News

Malone University Discover Day on Sept. 24 for high school juniors and seniors

The Malone University Office of Admissions will host the next Discover Day for high school juniors and seniors on Wednesday, Sept. 24.  High school students will have the opportunity to discover firsthand what it is like to be a student at Malone University. Opportunities include a tour of the campus located at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton, an admissions presentation, community worship, a class, a student panel, financial aid, a parent session, and meeting with a professor from the prospective student’s chosen major. 

For more information or to register, please call the Office of Admissions at 1.800.521.1146 or register online.  Students may also schedule a customized visit between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to suit individualized needs by calling 1-800-521-1146.


Permalink 11:55:00 am, by viewfromthepugh Email , 214 words   English (US) latin1
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Washington Monthly names Malone to "Best Bang for the Buck" list

Washington Monthly this week released its annual college guide which includes rankings of the "Best Bang for the Buck" institutions. Malone University is one of the institutions selected for inclusion in the list which is described by writer Robert Kelchen in his story announcing the rankings as "the colleges in America that do the best job of helping non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices." Malone is one of just 176 institutions nationwide honored with inclusion in the "Master's Universities" category.

Factors considered in compiling the rankings include the percentage of students who are Pell Grants recipients, graduation rates, and the ability of graduates to find employment as measured by student loan default rates.

"This is a wonderful third-party endorsement of the transformational nature of our academic environment as well as the important work we have done to be good stewards of our resources," said Malone University President David King. "Because we are called to love our students by our Foundational Principles, we are deeply committed to their intellectual, spiritual, and social development.  The experience prepares our graduates for successful careers and to live meaningful lives. It's heartening when others outside of our community recognize the value of a Malone education."

To see the list of "Best Bang for the Buck" master's institutions, visit


Permalink 06:05:00 am, by viewfromthepugh Email , 77 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Pop culture

Meredith Andrews to appear at Malone

The Malone University Student Activities Council's Kawfee Haus & Concert Series will welcome Dove Award-winning recording artist Meredith Andrews on Tuesday, September 30, at 9 p.m. in the Johnson Center Chapel, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton, Ohio.

You can buy music from Andrews here.

The concert is free to Malone University students, but a ticket is required for admission; $10 for the public. Tickets are available in the Office of Student Activities, Randall Campus Center.


Permalink 09:58:00 am, by viewfromthepugh Email , 323 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: News

"Emerald Necklace" ice cream flavor debuts today

A most majestic setting surrounds Northeast Ohio...a treasure so beautiful and magical, it is called the Emerald Necklace. The Emerald Necklace is Cleveland Metroparks breathtaking network of parks, beaches, trails, picnic and fishing areas, golf courses and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Pierre's Ice Cream Company chose to celebrate and promote the beauty of this regional gem with a unique flavor creation called Emerald Necklace Premium Ice Cream.

Pierre's new Emerald Necklace features mint ice cream, chocolate cream cookies and trails of thick fudge. Emerald Necklace Ice Cream not only tastes delicious, but will benefit Cleveland Metroparks Trails Fund.

"Cleveland Metroparks is excited to partner with Pierre's Ice Cream Company on a tasty new project. The collaboration of these two local business resulted in the launching of a delicious new ice cream flavor honoring Cleveland Metroparks," said Brian Zimmerman, Cleveland Metroparks CEO. "Not only did Pierre's find a way to capture the essence of Cleveland Metroparks in a new ice cream flavor, they found a flavorful way to support Cleveland Metroparks Trails Fund."

Pierre's is proud of its Cleveland heritage and is eager to salute all of the great work performed over the past 97 years by Cleveland Metroparks Park Board, employees and volunteers. This flavor will not only help share the story of this natural treasure, but gives Clevelanders the chance to boast about one of their finest attractions.

Pierre's has an over 80-year tradition of scooping up smiles with its unique and tasty premium ice creams. "Pierre's and Cleveland Metroparks share similar traditions with Northeast Ohioans. Both evoke fond memories, celebrations and fun times with family and friends, and we hope the new Emerald Necklace Ice Cream will encourage more of those special moments," explains Pierre's president, Shelley Roth.

Pierre's Emerald Necklace Premium Ice Cream is packaged in red 1.5 quart containers featuring eye-catching graphics. Emerald Necklace Ice Cream can be found in most stores where Pierre's is sold.

For more information, visit or call 216-635-3200, and pierres.comor 216-432-1144.

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