Friday, May 30, 2008

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Helpful Fleet Tip #2

Note any new damage on the trip sheet!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Class of 2008

Congratulations Class of 2008! You made it! Thanks to all those loyal & joyful graduates who were a part of the Fleet Program. You will be missed!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Helpful Fleet Tip #1

Be Honest About Accidents.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Banana Test

Today's post is not even closely related to fleet in any way shape or form. Its a personality test. Lets see if you can reveal anything new about yourself today. Here is goes.........

There is a very, very tall coconut tree and there are 4 animals, a Lion,
a Chimpanzee, a Giraffe, and a Squirrel, who pass by.

They decide to compete to see who is the fastest to get a banana off the

Who do you guess will win? Your answer will reflect your personality.

So think carefully . . . Try and answer within 30 seconds.

Got your answer?

If your answer is:

Lion = you're dull.

Chimpanzee = you're a dummy.

Giraffe = you're completely out in loony land .

Squirrel = you're just hopelessly out of touch.


**Thanks Barbara**

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

SUV Hybrids

Vehicle companies have brainstormed ideas on how to make them better for the environment and easier on the consumer wallet with the ever rising fuel costs.

Check out the following article, Big SUV's Drink Less, on how GMC has created an innovative hybrid system in their full-size pickups and SUV vehicles.

Let me know what you think! Will this new technology work? Should they be used on other hybrid vehicles, like sedans and mini-vans? Will this help the consumer with the cost of gas now rather then wait several years to pay for itself in savings?

Monday, May 19, 2008

The Big Apple

College Employees hit the town on Sat 5/17/2008 to check out Manhattan. It was a glorious day, the sun was shinning, a slight breeze in the sky which helped carry the smells of the city to heighten your senses to remind you that you are in NYC baby!

Here are a few photo's from the wondful trip-

The first pic is the view on the bus as we drive closer to downtown Manhattan. The second pic is from our travels in the city, driving to our drop off destination.

Times Square

A beautiful view of the Rockefeller Fountain and a close up view of the gigantic Macy's Department (the original and largest with 8 floors) store sign which is located in Harold's Square.

Stuck in Traffic on our way out of the city.

For those Yankee Fans, the old stadium with the new one right next door.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Sticking around this weekend?

If you are still here as a Senior or someone who just wants to hang out a little while longer, here are some ideas for your weekend here at MHC.

Tower Theaters
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Iron Man

Hampshire Mall Theaters
Baby Mama
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Iron Man
Made of Honor
Speed Racer
What Happens in Vegas

If the movies are not your thing, check out The Advocate to check out the events going on in the Pioneer Vally for this weekend.

If there is an event you want posted here in the future, let me know! Just leave a comment or email me at

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

National Invitational Regatta

This past weekend was the last regatta for the crew members for the season and the very last one for the Seniors. The team had a great season, great job ladies! The regatta was held in Quinsigamond, Worcester. It was for the Eastern College Conference.

Goodbye Seniors! Good luck after MHC!

Thanks Jeanne, the wonderful crew coach!

Monday, May 12, 2008

How do I get there?

If you are headed off somewhere & don't know how to get there, we recommend using Google Maps. There are many websites out there, but we have found personally in the Fleet Office that Google Maps gives better directions then Mapquest.

Our bus drivers who do not have their own GPS unit request maps off of Google rather then Mapquest. Also on Google, you may print a overhead map so you can see the area as well as your directions.

If you have any sites you recommend to get you to your final destination, lets hear it! Either email me or add it in the comment section! Thanks!

Everyone has a preference, but hey we just want to help you get to where you are headed!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Are U Getting Excited?

The campus is getting ready for graduation (& Reunion of course)!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Fleet Driving in the Summer

OMG! There are no more classes! Exams start Friday! Graduation in a few weeks! And then......what?

So, with those of you who will be on campus over the summer and will be conducting research you may still use a fleet vehicle to get from point A to point B. Yes, the fleet vehicle must be used for college business (unless its the LyonShare), but at least you won't have to buy a car or beg your parents to use thiers. The vehicle has to be used under a department since student orgs cannot use fleet vehicles over the summer.

If you want to just relax this summer, but you are still on campus, feel free to use the LyonShare vehicle to get you there. Use it to go to the Beach, go shopping, go to Mystic for the day or what ever your little heart desires! Its here and available, so please use it!

Also, in the past Student Programs has needed a fleet certified drivers to help shuttle students to Big Y and other places over the summer. So, don't let your talents go to waste and check with them to see if you can earn a few extra dollars and help out your fellow students.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Howe Caverns

The Geology Department went on a great field trip over the weekend to the Howe Caverns in NY. They originally were schedule to go in February, but that pesky snow storm got in the way of their plans. So, the trip was able to go without any weather hitches this past weekend.

It looks like the group had a wonderful time and learned hands-on at the same time.

Take a look-

If you are planning a field trip for your class please think of the Fleet Office for transportation. There are fee's related to this adventure, but know you are in good hands.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Ride Van News

Starting for Fall 2008, there will be a Ride Van back in service. Yeah!

This will be a test run of sorts for the new academic year for 2008-2009. The Ride Van/Safe Ride was running several years ago as an on campus shuttle service for students, but was canceled due to budget cuts.

Recently, a proposal was brought up to re-instate this shuttle service for next school year. After many meetings and adjusting proposals, the Ride Van service is back.

The service will be on a loop system around campus. The map will be posted as soon as its available. It will run from 10pm-2am, 7 days a week except over breaks. It will however run during J-Term.

Public Safety's Elizabeth Cahn says "She is very excited that we got this far and I hope that we can get a lot of student support next year in terms of riders so that if can continue". Elizabeth is PS's Planning & Community Outreach Coordinator & a huge contributor in getting the Ride Van back in play for the student community. Thanks Elizabeth!

So, next fall keep an eye out for information on schedules and stops.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

NYC Ideas

If you were lucky enough to be able to sign-up for the 5/17 NYC bus trip and you are short on ideas for the day, here are some ideas. Please feel free to add your ideas too in the comment section.
Here are some websites to check out to while you are planning your day-

NYC Visitors
Restaurants in NYC

These are just some of the suggestions this non-stop city holds for visitors. There are so many things to do in NYC, you won't believe it! You may even want to venture to other burrows on the island or cross the bridge to Brooklyn.

No matter what you decided to do, you won't have enough time to fit it all it one day trip.