News briefs – July 21


MAZZA MUSEUM FOUNDER DIES – The University of Findlay community is mourning the untimely death of beloved education professor Jerry Mallett, Ed.D., who founded UF’s Mazza Museum, fostered many of its community learning endeavors, and most recently served as its curator.

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Mallett,” said University President Katherine Fell, Ph.D. “His talent and passion for literacy education was renowned, and his teaching positively influenced thousands of people of all ages. He has been an integral part of the UF community for decades. We have been blessed by his vision, energy and wit.”

Benjamin Sapp, who succeeded Mallett as museum director, said Mallett’s ideas and invaluable educational contributions have and will continue to change lives for the better. “The toddler whose interest in reading is inspired by a lively illustration displayed at the Mazza Museum, the seasoned teacher who comes up with exciting new lesson plans while attending a museum conference, the young adult museum visitor who grins with delight when recognizing a painting from his favorite childhood book – all of these meaningful moments are because of Jerry. He was a visionary, a friend and an inspiration to us all. His passing is tragic, but I am thankful that he left such a wonderful educational legacy,” said Sapp.

TEA PARTY GROUP TO HOST LOREN SPIVACK – Financial writer Loren Spivack will speak 7-9 p.m. July 27 at the Wyandotte Senior Center, 1164 Wyandotte Avenue, Mansfield.

BLIZZARD SALES AS PART OF MIRACLE TREAT DAY BENEFIT 170 CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS AROUND THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL – Celebrate Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day on July 30 when $1 or more from Dairy Queen Blizzard® sales at participating central Ohio Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill restaurants directly benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital, one of 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

The featured Miracle Treat Day “Blizzard of the Day” will be Oreo®, which is still the most popular Blizzard Treat to date. The “Blizzard of the Month” for July is the ROLO® Minis Blizzard Treat, made with ROLO Minis, smooth caramel and blended with creamy vanilla soft serve. All other Blizzard flavors are also available that day.

During the last 31 years, the Dairy Queen system has raised more than $100 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, like Nationwide Children’s, in local communities through fundraising efforts including Miracle Treat Day, the Miracle Balloon campaign and other local initiatives.

For more information about Miracle Treat Day, contact Amanda Dove, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation, (614) 355-5418. Visit to find your nearest participating location or connect on social media using #MiracleTreatDay.

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