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Fitness, Lifetime Sports Faculty Member Presents Talks

Paul A. 'Babe' MayerIn the space of four weeks early this summer, Paul A. “Babe” Mayer, associate professor of fitness and lifetime sports at Pennsylvania College of Technology, was the go-to speaker for four organizations.

Well-known for his motivational skills, Mayer was selected as keynote speaker at the Loyalsock Township High School Girls Basketball Awards Banquet. The talk was titled “The Origin of American Team Sports Evolved From Community Spirit.” He spoke of the relationship of sports to community and instilled a sense of commitment not only to the team members’ sport but to their world off the court.

He also served as the keynote speaker at the Annual District IV All-Star Football Game Banquet, offering a talk titled “The Greatest Speech of All Time Was Only Five Words Long,” referencing Winston Churchill’s address to the British Commonwealth at the end of World War II.

In addition, Mayer presented twice at the Pennsylvania State Strength & Conditioning clinic, held at Juniata College June 18-19. He excels in biomechanics and principles of movement and is an annual guest speaker at the clinic. The two sessions were titled: “The Foundations of Human Movement” and “The Fundamentals of Core Training.”

When Penn College hosted the Sport Literature Association’s annual conference June 24-26, Mayer served on a writer”˜s panel and presented a paper about a favorite subject, Babe Ruth. The paper was titled: “Babe Ruth, The King of Baseball, Played at Penn College.”

The paper described the transformation of the former lumber-era industrial center to the center of education that is the present site of the Penn College campus, through local folklore about a giant chair atop the former Culler Furniture Factory and a baseball game involving Babe Ruth.

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