Friday, December 2nd, 2022
Need to Know

Trees Leave

New trees are being planted on campus, while others had to be cut down.

In the last few months, 12 trees have been planted on campus and more are planned to be planted in the spring. Four were planted at Marauder Park, the baseball stadium, this past summer, and another 20-24 are planned for spring; five were planted in the area near Osburn, Breidenstine and Byerly Halls in September and three were planted in the Palmer Hall area in October.

According to Leonard Aurand, director of housekeeping, grounds and moving, workers cut down 12 trees on campus October 25 and 26. Nine trees were dead or dying, and the other three posed problems for pedestrians and buildings. Aurand explained that one tree by Lyle Hall was too close to the building and limbs were hanging on the roof.  A walnut tree near Gerhardt was cut down because over the last couple of years branches have been dropping and Aurand was worried one of them could have gone through the roof of the building. The third tree was near Gilbert Hall and had to be moved because of construction on the visual and performing arts center. “That one pained me the most because it was a beautiful big tree,” said Aurand. “However, it was located exactly where construction workers needed to put in lighting. I asked if they could move the lighting and I was told there were measurements made to put the lighting in exact locations to cover the most ground.”

CEMBOO Software Launch Tonight

Join the Millersville University Software Productization Center (SPC) and Haydenfilms for the launch of Cemboo tonight, Thursday, November 3. The launch will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Ware Center, Millersville University Lancaster.

The event will feature a demonstration of the unique new software product, an explanation about how Cemboo works, and comments from others in town specifically to celebrate the creation of this software as a service. The launch will also be a celebration of the collaborative efforts of SPC and Haydenfilms, the students, staff and entrepreneurs who made Cemboo.

For more information, and to RSVP, visit

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