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Mike the Mailman

Mike (The Mailman) Herr gives his stamp of approval to all visitors Monday through Friday at the University Park post office in the ground floor of McAllister Building, adjacent to the HUB. His views and opinions do not necessarily reflect those of Penn State University.

Articles by Mike the Mailman

The Calm Before The Perfect Storm For Us
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The Calm Before The Perfect Storm For Us
206 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike the Mailman
Though I have certainly enjoyed the calm -- it was a great thing -- the return of students is even more enjoyable for me...so long as they compete in my Cookie of the Month contest. [Read More]
Home Plate To Home Sweet Home
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Home Plate To Home Sweet Home
208 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike the Mailman
For the past week, I have been away from the University Park post office -- The Park -- on what most people would call "a vacation." [Read More]
Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer
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Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer
210 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike the Mailman
In 1963 there was a song by Nat King Cole that began "Roll out those lazy-hazy-crazy days of summer..." Well, we are officially right in the middle of that here in Happy Valley. [Read More]
Mike the Mailman's Arts Festival Tour
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Mike the Mailman's Arts Festival Tour
212 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike the Mailman
I'd like to take this time to point out some of the less obvious fun things to do besides shop the streets and admire all of the created works of art. [Read More]
Big Ten Expansion: Mascot Edition
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Big Ten Expansion: Mascot Edition
214 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike the Mailman
The reason behind expanding the Big Ten wasn't for money or academics; it was for mascot expansion. A buckeye is an inedible nut-like seed of the horse chestnut. Appetizing. [Read More]
A Nice Day For A Blue and White Wedding
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A Nice Day For A Blue and White Wedding
216 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike the Mailman
At Penn State-themed weddings, a priest ended the ceremony with "Beat Michigan," the limos were blue and white, and Blue Band members played the fight song as the couple entered. [Read More]
An Outsider's Look at Mount Nittany
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An Outsider's Look at Mount Nittany
218 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike the Mailman
Mike the Mailman touches on his Cheers bar tour, Mount Nittany, and Memorial Day in his column. [Read More]
The Year's Greatest Bloom: Penn State Graduates
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The Year's Greatest Bloom: Penn State Graduates
220 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike the Mailman
In the spirit of the new season, students are blooming into graduates, the seeds of my Cheers First Class Tour are planted, and two gentlemen have taken on a unique "senior project." [Read More]
A Man For All Sports Seasons
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A Man For All Sports Seasons
222 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike the Mailman
In 1963, my high school class saw "A Man For All Seasons" on Broadway. It just so happens that this play's title could very easily apply to me in a different sort of way. [Read More]
42 years as Mr. Postman
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42 years as Mr. Postman
224 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike the Mailman
Throughout my years here at the Park Post Office, I really have noticed that this office has taken on a personality of its own, one that I cherish. [Read More]
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