Finals Rescheduled Again
Due to inclement weather forecast for this Saturday, 12/14, the make-up exams from Tuesday 12/10 will be rescheduled (yet again) as follows:
- The exam period for classes that meet Tuesday-Thurs 1 p.m. is now rescheduled to Friday, 12/13/2013 from 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
- The exam period for classes that meet Tuesday-Thurs 4 p.m. is now rescheduled to Saturday, 12/14/2013 from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
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- 1966 – 2 swans were purchased for $100 by the Millersville Business Associates
- Swans named Fred and Ethel
- 1987 – Swans were named Miller and S’Ville (Seville)
- May 2000 – Last time Millersville swans produced 8 cygnets (baby swans)
- January 2007 – new swans were introduced to the pond
- April 2009 – They’re expecting – 5 eggs!
- Millers is the male swan (called a cob)
- Seville is the the female (called a pen)
- Swans usually form pairs for life
- The young or baby swans are called cygnets.
- Swan nests are usually a large pile of reeds and water plants.
- Female usually lays four to six eggs
- She incubates them until they hatch about 30-35 days later.
- The male guards the nest from predators and may take over incubation so that the female can feed.
- The babies emerge short-necked and thickly downed; though capable of running and swimming a few hours after hatching, they are carefully tended for several months
- Both parents tend the cygnets, which are sometimes seen riding on the back of a swimming parent.
- Cygnets first learn to float in the water, then start to fly in about 60-75 days.
- Young swans do not grow their white feathers until the next summer