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Life’s Been Good to Me So Far: Mazza Volunteer Reaps the Benefits of Education

Life’s Been Good to Me So Far: Mazza Volunteer Reaps the Benefits of Education

Teachers are special people. Those who are extraordinary are the educators who don’t consider their career so much a job more than a passion. Often, after years spent molding minds and guiding hearts, when the time comes to retire from their jobs, teachers find a certain void in their lives; a void that can only be filled by spending time with children in as much the same way as their career’s work had. The lucky ones find more than just “time” in their post-work lives to get back to their passion. They discover an opportunity to continue to expand their...

Breaking Ground – STEAM Education Center Construction Set to Begin

Breaking Ground – STEAM Education Center Construction Set to Begin

The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum is widely known as the world’s largest collection of original artworks by children’s book illustrators. On Wednesday, May 20, the Mazza Museum will break ground on the Joseph and Judith Conda STEAM Education Center with a socially distant Groundbreaking Ceremony. With the primary goal of promoting literacy and enriching the lives of all people through the art of picture books, this addition will allow the Mazza Museum to continue to enrich the lives, and further the education, of students and the community in new and unique ways. The University is taking extra precautions during...

The Gift of Giving Back: Mazza Volunteer Part of a Family

The Gift of Giving Back: Mazza Volunteer Part of a Family

When one has a great love for something and is able to find a way to make it a meaningful part of his or her life, it can surely be considered a success. When that person finds a way to take that passion and turn it into something that helps other people find their passion as well, it becomes something different; it transforms into a source of connection, of love, of hope for the future. Such is the good fortune for Sue Murray, University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum volunteer and part of the Museum’s gift shop management team, and for...

Mazza Artist Mondays Goes LIVE

Mazza Artist Mondays Goes LIVE

The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum is hosting a special virtual Q&A series with award winning authors and illustrators every Monday beginning April 20. Viewers will have the opportunity to watch interviews with Mazza Museum Director, Ben Sapp, Mazza staff members, and a very special artist. After the interview, be sure to ask questions and join in for a special draw-along! This free event is open to the public and will air “live” via Zoom Webinar and Facebook Live Mondays at 11:30 a.m. (EST). Each session will last 30 minutes or less. For those who can’t tune in live, sessions...

Mazza Roundtable: The Indisputable Value of Books and Art

Mazza Roundtable: The Indisputable Value of Books and Art

As any good bibliophile worth his or her salt would tell you, books have a value beyond the obvious. One of those values, among many others that might be helpful during this time of collectively staying home, is that books can assist people in communicating with one another. How, you may ask, would a book help to keep people in touch? You might be anchored in the physical realm to the living space, but if you have a book, you can connect with many, many things, including other people. The folks at University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum know the value...

University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum to Host Virtual Storytime

University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum to Host Virtual Storytime

The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum will be taking kids on a virtual adventure every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. with Mazza Museum’s Virtual Storytime videos! Our morning story will be fun and upbeat and our evening story will help you wind down for the night. As part of the University of Findlay’s proactive approach to combatting COVID-19, our beautiful facility is not open to the public at this time. But the learning (and FUN!) keeps on going. Our dedicated staff at the Mazza Museum will be recording book readings for parents and their children to...

Mazza Museum Temporarily Closed as Proactive Measure Against COVID-19

Mazza Museum Temporarily Closed as Proactive Measure Against COVID-19

Update as of April 7, 2020: University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum will be temporarily closed until further notice. The University of Findlay is committed to the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, volunteers and guests. We are adhering to guidelines from state officials regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum & Gift Shop will be temporarily closing to the public as of Friday, March 13 at 5:00 p.m. and will remain closed through April 14, 2020.  We will continue to evaluate events and share plans prior to April 14 to either ease the restrictions or, if necessary,...

University of Findlay’s Proactive Response to COVID-19

University of Findlay’s Proactive Response to COVID-19

The University of Findlay has been in close contact with Governor DeWine’s Office regarding the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) in order to ensure that we have the most current information about the evolving situation. Even though there are no campus-associated cases of COVID-19, we will be proactive in our effort to prevent illness and promote a healthful campus environment. Since the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum is located on the University of Findlay campus, the same proactive measures the University is following also applies to the Museum. Based on Governor DeWine’s current recommendations that all universities transition to remote online classes...