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Read Dr. Jamie Martin’s remarks to the Board of Governors – Oct. 11, 2018

APSCUF Vice President Dr. Jamie Martin’s comments as prepared:

Chancellor Greenstein, Chairwoman Shapira, governors, university presidents, and guests,

Good morning. My name is Jamie Martin, I am professor here at IUP in the department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and I am the vice president of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF), which represents the faculty and coaches at our 14 great universities.

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of you (except for Dr. Driscoll) to our beautiful campus. I hope that you have had, or will have, some time to take a stroll through our Oak Grove and to see all that is happening at IUP. It truly is a beautiful campus.

On behalf of our membership, I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of you for the time and energy that you put forth in trying to improve the lives of our students and striving to fulfill the mission of our system: to provide a high-quality, affordable education for them.

I also wish to speak on behalf of our membership in welcoming Dr. Dan Greenstein. Dr. Greenstein, I think that you witnessed, when you spoke at the APSCUF legislative assembly a couple of weeks ago, the hope and excitement that the faculty displayed as you gave your remarks. I know that you heard that we appreciate many things related to your leadership: your vision for our universities, your transparency, and your willingness to be inclusive and recognize the talents of the faculty and coaches at our 14 universities. We appreciate the willingness of you and the Board of Governors to show a commitment to making contract negotiations less contentious, and we are pleased that you have included us in numerous committees that are examining challenges facing our universities and the State System. We are very hopeful that the leadership style that you have thus far displayed will continue well into the future.

I also see common ground in our views of our students. In your recent blog, you spoke very eloquently about the wonderful students that we have at our universities. One of the great joys of my life is walking into a classroom and interacting with my students. I see the same things that you do. I see talented, committed students who are engaged and eager to learn. I have had the opportunity to teach some of the same students in their freshmen year and four years later in their senior year. I am always amazed at the transformation in them because of what they have experienced in the classroom and outside of it. And I have had the opportunity to interact with our alumni and hear about how the education that they received at IUP prepared them for their careers. As you noted, a student at Lock Haven pointed out that our students attend our universities because they want to help others. Most of the alumni that I have the pleasure of speaking with are doing just that … .and they love to return to their alma maters.

I also see common ground in our concerns about the challenges that our students face as they work on completing their college degrees. You have heard when you meet with students their concerns about the financial and other challenges that they face. I have had personal conversations, often during office hours, with young men and women who talk to me about trying to juggle working two jobs with trying to find time to study, being unable to afford books for their classes, and wondering how they will pay rent, purchase food, etc. These are heartbreaking stories to hear. We all have to do better by our students.

We share the concerns that you have articulated and, it seems, that you share ours. We all know how critical funding from the state legislature is, and we believe that we together, the State System and APSCUF, can more effectively argue for additional state funds when we are rowing together against the tide rather than rowing separately.

We stand ready to work together with you, to do what we can to improve the lives of our students and to participate in helping to solve the challenges that face our universities. We hope that you and all the university presidents will include — and rely on — their faculty to assist in these ambitions.

Thank you very much for your time.

New State parliamentarian shares why he took the job


Dr. Tim Madigan, left, oversees proceedings in his first legislative assembly as State APSCUF parliamentarian. Also at the September assembly is APSCUF President Dr. Kenneth M. Mash. Photo/Kathryn Morton

Dr. Tim Madigan, APSCUF’s new State parliamentarian, completed his first legislative assembly at the head table in September. The Mansfield University associate professor shared what being a parliamentarian in APSCUF means to him.

Madigan, a Williamsport native, expressed the importance of higher education. Being a graduate of Bloomsburg University as well as Penn State University allowed for his success, he said. Affordable higher education is an important stepping stone for middle-class students, he added.

Madigan accepted the parliamentarian position to be more involved within APSCUF, which provides professors with support in issues and problems they are facing. He shared that working with the amazing people that make up this union — including President Dr. Kenneth M. Mash, Vice President Dr. Jamie Martin, and all of the members of APSCUF — is important.

“It’s a combined effort of many wonderful people.” Madigan said.

He expressed the significance of supporting unionized organizations and keeping APSCUF strong and effective.

“Corporate conservatives are trying to take control of public higher education without any concern if it will work,” he said. He said he wants to be the person to stand up to preserve and strengthen unions.

For the upcoming year, Madigan wants to focus on membership. He also wants to keep an eye out for the struggling smaller schools, such as Cheyney and Mansfield universities, and for any negative changes on the political landscape.

He said he believes his most important duty in this position is to keep the legislative assembly on track and running smoothly. He will be a part of the rules and bylaws committee, and advise the chair on procedures. He will also ensure the assembly will follow the correct rules.

Madigan was the APSCUF membership chair at Mansfield University, vice president of Mansfield University’s APSCUF chapter, and served as interim president after Dr. John Mansfield passed away in January. Madigan said he wants to continue Mansfield’s efforts within his position in APSCUF.

Madigan said he believes his field of studies will benefit him enormously. He teaches as a sociologist, studied political sociology and social stratification, and has done extensive research on inequality in the U.S.

Mash said he has total confidence in Madigan as the new parliamentarian.

“I think he’ll be great,” Mash said. “He is a very loyal APSCUF member.”

Madigan’s past positions and bright mind will be a great asset to the board, Mash said.

When Madigan is not at work, his loves archery hunting through the mountains and gamelands of Pennsylvania. You can find him fishing for small bass in the Susquehanna River or listening to Irish music on his motorcycle. Madigan has traveled to almost half of China within the last 20 years and loves to explore unfamiliar destinations.

—Sydney Miller, APSCUF intern

Cheer on APSCUF, members, student-athletes this weekend

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APSCUF member features and interviews continue during SPORTSfever games this fall season. Watch for Shawn Munford, East Stroudsburg University associate professor of exercise science, and John Sanow, Bloomsburg University men’s basketball coach, during the 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, broadcast of the ESU vs. Bloomsburg football game.

The appearances during televised football, soccer, and field hockey games are part of APSCUF’s sponsorship of the college-sports network. Broadcasts also include an APSCUF commercial and the APSCUF logo.

 

Where to watch

National platform (86 million HHs)
ESPN3 (Accessible on line at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. ESPN3 also airs on DirecTV with the ESPN app—available to 20 million DirecTV subscribers—and on Xfinity with Xfinity X1 Voice Remote and X1 App—available to 22.5 million Xfinity subscribers, including 5 million in Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic region.)

Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, East Stroudsburg, Williamsport DMA (523,000 HHs)
WSWB CW 38 (38 over-the-air, Comcast 7/HD807, Service Electric 11/HD511, Blue Ridge 11/HD607, Adams 11/HD503, DirecTV 38, Dish Network 38)

Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, Carlisle DMA (614,000 HHs)
WHP 21.2 My Network (21.1 over-the-air, Comcast 19, Armstrong 15, Blue Ridge 133, Nittany 99, Verizon 21, DirecTV 22)

Pittsburgh DMA (1.1 million HHs)
WPNT 22 The Point(22 over-the-air, Comcast SD 10/HD 812, Comcast Clarion SD 12/HD 812, Armstrong SD 22/HD 105, Atlantic Broadband SD 8/HD 707, Citizens SD 12/HD 812, Time Warner SD 22/HD 1022, Verizon SD 10/ HD 510, Consolidated SD 10/HD 710, DirecTV & Dish Network 22) 16 Counties in Western PA and northern WV

Johnstown, Altoona, State College DMA (207,000 HHs)
WJAC 6.2 Me TV (6.2 over-the-air, Comcast 110-187-202-248, Armstrong 410, Atlantic Broadband 110, Windstream 16, Laurel Highland 15)

BLUE RIDGE CABLE NETWORK (BRC 113, BRC 11, BRC 13) Poconos, Eastern and Northern PA

Erie DMA (141,000 HHs)
Erie News Now ENN+ (35.3 over-the-air)

Click here for a list of all SPORTSfever games.

Four (and more) chances to watch for APSCUF this week

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Have you spotted APSCUF members featured and interviewed during SPORTSfever games this fall season? The appearances during televised football, soccer, and field hockey games are part of APSCUF’s sponsorship of the college-sports network. Broadcasts also include an APSCUF commercial and the APSCUF logo.

This Thursday, Sept. 27, SPORTSfever will feature East Stroudsburg University Associate Athletic Director Nancy Jo Greenawalt and Millersville University Athletic Director Miles Gallagher during the ESU vs. Millersville game. During the noon Shippensburg University vs. West Chester University game Saturday, Sept. 29, watch for Tammy James, coordinator of academic support services for athletics at West Chester University. During Saturday’s 2 p.m. Gannon University vs. Edinboro University game, see Edinboro’s Interim Athletic Director Katherine Robbins.

 

Where to watch

East Stroudsburg at Millersville, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27

National Platforms
ESPN 3 (Accessible on line to more than 86 million households at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. ALSO airing on Xfinity X1 Voice Remote and X1 App—available to 22.5 million Xfinity subscribers, including 5 million in Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic region.)

Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, East Stroudsburg, Williamsport DMA (523,000 HHs)
WQMY 53.1/56.3 My Network (53.1/56.3 over-the-air, Comcast 11-19-60-65/HD257-HD813, Service Electric Cablevision 8/HD508, Service Electric 4/HD 504, Service Electric Bloomsburg-Shamokin 7/HD507, Service Electric 15/HD515, Blue Ridge 8/HD608-16/HD617, Adams 18/HD310, Atlantic Broadband 13, Beaver Valley 4/HD210, Beaver Estella 9, Metrocast 8-16/HD708, DirecTV 53, Dish Network 53)

Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, Carlisle DMA (614,000 HHs)
WHP 21.2 My Network(21.1 over-the-air, Comcast 19, Armstrong 15, Blue Ridge 133, Nittany 99, Verizon 21, DirecTV 22)

Erie DMA (141,000 HHs)
Erie News Now ENN+ (35.3 over-the-air)

Poconos, Eastern and Northern PA (179,000 HHs)
BLUE RIDGE CABLE NETWORK (BRC 113, BRC 11, BRC 13) Poconos, Eastern and Northern PA

Delay and replay: noon Friday, Sept. 28

Cleveland, Erie, Youngstown, Columbus, Buffalo, Akron, Toledo, Charleston DMAs (2.6 million HHs)
SPORTS TIME OHIO (Erie Time Warner 21-23/HD308-1308, Armstrong 47/HD177, Sharon Time Warner 76/HD 308-1308, DirecTV 662, Dish Network 431)

 

West Chester at Edinboro women’s soccer, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29

National Platforms
ESPN 3 (Accessible on line to more than 86 million households at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. ALSO airing on Xfinity X1 Voice Remote and X1 App—available to 22.5 million Xfinity subscribers, including 5 million in Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic region.)

Erie DMA (141,000 HHs)
Erie News Now ENN+ (35.3 over-the-air)

Delay and replay 4 p.m. Saturday Sept. 29

Cleveland, Erie, Youngstown, Columbus, Buffalo, Akron, Toledo, Charleston DMAs (2.6 million HHs)
SPORTS TIME OHIO (Erie Time Warner 21-23/HD308-1308, Armstrong 47/HD177, Sharon Time Warner 76/HD 308-1308, DirecTV 662, Dish Network 431)

 

Gannon at Edinboro, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29

National Platforms
ESPN 3 (Accessible on line to more than 86 million households at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. ALSO airing on Xfinity X1 Voice Remote and X1 App—available to 22.5 million Xfinity subscribers, including 5 million in Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic region.)

Erie DMA (141,000 HHs)
WSEE CW 35.2 (35.2 over-the-air Erie, Meadville, Titusville, Warren, Cleveland, Akron, Canton; Spectrum Erie 3;  Armstrong Meadville 16; Armstrong Titusville 13; Armstrong Erie 3/807; Atlantic Warren 4; Coax Edinboro 3; Dish Network 3/7048; DirecTV 36)

Pittsburgh DMA (1.1 million HHs)
WPNT 22 The Point(22 over-the-air, Comcast SD 10/HD 812, Comcast Clarion SD 12/HD 812, Armstrong SD 22/HD 105, Atlantic Broadband SD 8/HD 707, Citizens SD 12/HD 812, Time Warner SD 22/HD 1022, Verizon SD 10/ HD 510, Consolidated SD 10/HD 710, DirecTV & Dish Network 22) 16 Counties in Western PA and northern WV

Delay and replay noon Monday, Oct. 1

Cleveland, Erie, Youngstown, Columbus, Buffalo, Akron, Toledo, Charleston DMAs (2.6 million HHs)
SPORTS TIME OHIO (Erie Time Warner 21-23/HD308-1308, Armstrong 47/HD177, Sharon Time Warner 76/HD 308-1308, DirecTV 662, Dish Network 431)

 

Shippensburg at West Chester, noon Saturday, Sept. 29

National Platforms
ESPN 3 (Accessible on line to more than 86 million households at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. ALSO airing on Xfinity X1 Voice Remote and X1 App—available to 22.5 million Xfinity subscribers, including 5 million in Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic region.)

Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, Carlisle DMA (614,000 HHs)
WHP 21.2 My Network(21.1 over-the-air, Comcast 19, Armstrong 15, Blue Ridge 133, Nittany 99, Verizon 21, DirecTV 22)

Philadelphia DMA (2.9 million HHs)
WFMZ 69 (69 over-the-air, Blue Ridge Berks 2, Blue Ridge Poconos 4, Blue Ridge Lancaster 9, Cablevision 26, Comcast Plymouth Meeting 5, Comcast Reading 9, Comcast Pottsville 11, Comcast Lehigh Valley 13, Comcast Princeton 15, Comcast New Jersey 18-19-82-83-99-257, Comcast Suburban Philadelphia 14-15-16-17, Comcast Philadelphia 19-27-55-59, Comcast Delaware 69, RCN Lehigh Valley 7, RCN New Jersey 13, RCN Philadelphia 19, Service Electric Lehigh Valley 8, Service Electric Berks 11, Service Electric Schuylkill/Hazleton 10, Urban Cable Works Philadelphia 55, Verizon Fios 15/HD 515, DirecTV 69, Dish Network 69) Philadelphia/New Jersey-Delaware/Lehigh Valley

Poconos, Eastern and Northern PA (179,000 HHs)
BLUE RIDGE CABLE NETWORK (BRC 113, BRC 11, BRC 13) Poconos, Eastern and Northern PA

Delay and replay 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30

Cleveland, Erie, Youngstown, Columbus, Buffalo, Akron, Toledo, Charleston DMAs (2.6 million HHs)
SPORTS TIME OHIO (Erie Time Warner 21-23/HD308-1308, Armstrong 47/HD177, Sharon Time Warner 76/HD 308-1308, DirecTV 662, Dish Network 431)

 

Click here for a list of all SPORTSfever games.

Don’t discard your card

In late August, you should have received a recommitment letter and application from OUR faculty and coaches union, the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties. If you are already a member, your status hasn’t changed, but our goal is for all members — existing and new — to complete and mail back the postage-paid cards as a show of solidarity. If you accidentally disposed of the mailing (sent to your home address) or did not receive one, please contact your chapter APSCUF office to obtain a new card as soon as you’re able.

If you’ve already returned your card, thank you! We’d love to see photos of you signing your card (with your personal information indistinguishable, for safety purposes) or of your sticker in its new home. Email images to qualityeducation@apscuf.org or tag APSCUF in your social-media posts.

Thank you!

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