The inaugural kickoff event for a university president gets some help from a popular movie.
Student Government at Mercyhurst University showed a screening of the 1996 movie “That Thing You Do”.
Mercyhurst is mentioned and featured several times throughout the film. Thursday night is the start of a weekend-long celebration to welcome Kathleen Getz, Mercyhurst’s new president.
“It’s unique. It’s a unique experience,” said Nicholas Brodfuehrer, Mercyhurst University. “I think not many students get to experience a presidential inauguration. So, I’m excited for it. I think it will be a fun weekend of different events.”
Thursday also marks the release date of the film, which premiered 25 years ago.
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