Former Dynamo Writer to Speak at Alumni Luncheon
October 01, 2010
Former Dynamo columnist Andrew Mudd ’85 will be speaking at the Alumni Luncheon and Awards Presentation during Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2010 on Saturday, October 23 at 11 a.m. in the tent in King Hall’s parking lot. Tickets are $15 for adults (ages 10 and up) and $10 for children (ages 2-9). Register today for the Alumni Luncheon and Awards Presentation.
Andrew Mudd ‘85
In Mudd’s opinion, his senior year was a good one. He was maintaining a high GPA, closely approaching graduation, had a steady girlfriend, lived in a small house off-campus with good friends and wrote a column in the weekly newspaper that amused or annoyed enough people to make him well-known on campus.
He had just begun writing for the school’s newspaper, the Dynamo, during his senior year.
“I wanted to say something that would make people notice me and want to hear more,” he said. “I wanted to say something original, to show I had a brain and sense of humor, and above all, that I had absolutely no idea as to the rules of writing a newspaper column.”
The English major and theatre minor was writing columns in no time, and some even stirred up some trouble including the controversy over portraits in the Unonian yearbook.
During his presentation at the Alumni Luncheon, Mudd will be going back in time, discussing what campus was like during his senior year through old Dynamo issues.
After graduating from Mount Union, Mudd earned a master of fine arts degree in technical design and production from Yale University School of Drama. His education, from both Mount Union and Yale, has served him well. Over the years he has worked in various production and technical positions at Barry University, State University of New York at Albany and the Human Race Theatre Company. He joined the Steward School’s staff in 2001 and is currently the director of technical theatre where he is responsible for the sets, lighting, sound and stage management for all performing arts events.
During the luncheon, the Dodie Davis Service Award will be presented to Joel '78 and Kathleen (Johnson '79) Sassa. The McKinley Service Award will be awarded to Dr. Len Epp, professor of biology at Mount Union, and Gretchen Schuler ’96 will receive the Young Alumni Award.