Chris Farley

Christopher Crosby Farley was an American actor and comedian. Farley was known for his loud, energetic comedic style, was a member of Chicago's Second City Theatre and a cast member of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live between 1990 and 1995, he went on to pursue a film career, starring in films such as Coneheads, Tommy Boy, Black Sheep and Beverly Hills Ninja. He died of a drug overdose at the age of 33. Farley was born on February 15, 1964, in Madison and grew up in Maple Bluff, his father, Thomas John Farley, Sr. owned an oil company, his mother, Mary Anne, was a homemaker. He had four siblings: Tom Jr. Kevin and Barbara, his cousin, Jim, is President, Global Markets at Ford Motor Company. Farley's family are Catholics. Farley attended Catholic schools in his hometown, including Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart. According to Joel Murray, a fellow Second City cast member, Farley would "always make it to Mass."Many of his summers were spent as a camper and counselor at Red Arrow Camp, near Minocqua, Wisconsin.

He graduated with a double major in communications and theater. At Marquette, he discovered a love of comedy. After college, he worked with his father at the Scotch Oil Company in Madison, he first learned the art of improvisational comedy at the Ark Improv Theatre in Madison, under the tutelage of Dennis Kern Farley ventured his way to Chicago, performing first at Improv Olympic. He attended Chicago's Second City Theatre, starting the same day as Stephen Colbert as part of Second City's touring group, he was promoted to their Mainstage in 1989, was a cast member of three revues: The Gods Must Be Lazy, It Was Thirty Years Ago Today, Flag Smoking Permitted in Lobby Only or Censorama. Along with Chris Rock, Farley was one of the new Saturday Night Live cast members announced in early 1990. On SNL, Farley collaborated with fellow cast members Rock, Adam Sandler, Tim Meadows, Rob Schneider, David Spade, among others; this group came to be known as the "Bad Boys of SNL."Popular characters performed by Farley included Matt Foley, an over-the-top motivational speaker who reminded other characters that he was "living in a van down by the river!"

The character was created by Bob Odenkirk. The character's name came from a longtime friend of Farley's who became a Catholic priest and serves as head pastor at St. James Catholic Church in Arlington Heights, Illinois. In early renditions of the character, Farley used other names, depending on whom he knew in the audience, until the real-life Foley went to the show and had his name used, at which point Farley felt the name best suited the character and refused to change it; some of the mannerisms of the character were a combination of the positions Farley noticed his rugby teammates took on the pitch coupled with his high school football coach's habit of squatting down when giving pep talks and the voice his father used when he was angry. Other famous Farley characters included Todd O'Connor of Bill Swerski's Superfans, a group of stereotypical Chicagoans who shouted "da Bears!". Some of these characters were brought to SNL from his days at Second City. Farley performed impersonations of Tom Arnold, Andrew Giuliani, Jerry Garcia, Meat Loaf, Norman Schwarzkopf, Dom DeLuise, Roger Ebert, Carnie Wilson, Newt Gingrich, Mindy Cohn, Mama Cass, Hank Williams Jr. and Rush Limbaugh.

Off-screen, Farley was well known for his pranks in the offices of Saturday Night Live. Sandler and Farley would make late-night prank phone calls from the SNL offices in Rockefeller Center, with Sandler speaking in an old woman's voice and Farley farting into the phone and mooning cars from a limousine, once defecating out a window, he was known to get naked and do various stunts for laughs, including imitating Jame Gumb from the then-current film The Silence of the Lambs. Rock once claimed that he saw Farley's private parts more than Farley's girlfriend did. Sandler told Conan O'Brien on The Tonight Show that NBC fired him and Farley from the show in 1995. During his time on SNL, Farley appeared in the comedy films Wayne's World, Coneheads and uncredited in Billy Madison, he appeared in the music video for the Red Hot Chili Peppers single "Soul to Squeeze", a song featured on the soundtrack to Coneheads. After Farley and most of his fellow cast members were released from their contracts at Saturday Night Live following the 1994–95 season, Farley began focusing on his film career.

In his first two major films, Tommy Boy and Black Sheep, he starred with SNL colleague and close friend David Spade. These were a success at the domestic box office, earning around $32 million each and gaining a large cult following on home video; the two films established Farley as a bankable star, he was given the title role of Beverly Hills Ninja, which finished in first place at the box office on its opening weekend. Farley was dissatisfied with Black Sheep, an attempt by the studio to

Eric J. Barron

Eric James Barron is an American academic administrator who serves as the 18th president of the Pennsylvania State University. He served as the 14th president of Florida State University and director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. Barron was born on October 1951, in Lafayette, Indiana, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in geology from Florida State University in 1972. He obtained two postgraduate degrees in oceanography, a Master of Science in 1976 and a Ph. D. in 1980, both from the University of Miami. From 1980 to 1985, Barron was employed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, as a post-doctoral research fellow and scientist, he subsequently was an associate professor at the University of Miami from 1985 to 1986. Beginning in 1986, Barron served as a faculty member at the Pennsylvania State University in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, becoming the dean until leaving Penn State in 2006, to become dean of the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin.

There, he held the Jackson chair in earth system science. In 2008, Barron left the University of Texas to become director of the National Center for Atmospheric Sciences, where he served until being named president of Florida State University, in December 2009. Barron served as the 14th president of FSU from February 1, 2010, until stepping down on April 2, 2014, after being named the president-elect of the Pennsylvania State University in February 2014. Following the departure of Rodney Erickson on May 12, 2014, Barron became the 18th president of Penn State, he resides in Schreyer House, the official president's residence of the University. Barron is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has served as chair of numerous National Science Foundation, NASA, United States National Research Council committees and panels, including the NRC climate research committee, the NRC board on atmospheric sciences and climate, NASA's earth observing system science executive committee.

Eric Barron interviewed on Conversations from Penn State "Eric Barron Oral History". Retrieved 2019-04-22

Inácio de São Caetano

D. Frei Inácio de São Caetano, O. C. D. was a Portuguese scholar and church leader. He was appointed the first bishop of Penafiel when the diocese was erected by Pope Clement XIV in 1770. Inácio de São Caetano occupied many prestigious positions in the Portuguese court: the protegé of Joseph of Braganza, Archbishop of Braga, in 1759 he was named confessor of the Princess of Beira; the death of the Archbishop of Thessalonica, as the Queen's confessor, in 1788 has been cited as one of the many contributing factors that led to the Queen's mental deterioration that forced her surviving heir apparent and eventual successor Prince John to take over the government in her name as regent. O Portugal agradecido Gratidão desempenhada Ideia dum perfeito pároco, instruindo as suas ovelhas na solida piedade Dissertação critica e apologética da autenticidade do primeiro concilio bracarense, celebrado em 411 Compendio de teologia moral evangélica, para formar dignos ministros do sacramento da penitencia, etc