The following is an excerpt from an Jan. 6 report by KAKE-TV, Channel 10 in Wichita featuring Wichita State University alumnus Matt Gerry.
WSU alum wins contest to appear with rock band Weezer
Jan 7, 2011 10:10 AM | Print
A Salina music teacher is getting a chance to live out his rock 'n' roll fantasy.
Matt Gerry teaches a popular class at Salina South Middle School. Students learn to play the guitar by picking and strumming their way through classic rock songs.
Gerry is a big fan of the alternative rock group Weezer. "As a part of the class, we play a song by Weezer called 'Pork & Beans,' and the reason we play that song is it's an excellent song for teaching power chords," Gerry said. "One day I was on facebook and there was an ad that said Weezer was having a contest. I said 'hey, my kids are playing 'Pork & Beans' already, why don't I send it in and see what happens?"
Gerry learned this week his video won a contest. For his prize, Gerry is going to Chicago this weekend to see Weezer play live.
WSU to expand shuttle system
WSU professor dedicates time to antiviral research
WSU human trafficking center bridges gap to community
Google Glass safety drives WSU professor's research
Wichita State's Upward Bound program cultivates leaders
New WSU initiative helps public health system
WSU research helping senior citizens with technology
KMUW general manager set to retire
Wichita State plans fall commencement ceremony
Canta Carol Run at WSU set for Dec. 14
University Bookstore to hold Minute to Win It Shopping Spree
Wichita State research could benefit elderly drivers
WSU School of Social Work explores social media
WSU's Opliger named Outstanding Student of the Year
Gonzalez named new EEO director at WSU
Spinal cord repair is the focus of WSU researcher
Former WSU VP wins prestigious award
KMUW news director adds depth to Wichita news scene
Srithongrung accepts position at WSU
Wichita is a finalist for US2020 City Competition
Two faculty named Coleman Entrepreneurship Fellows
WSU's model spreads hunger awareness abroad
New center caters to military and veterans
WSU students get free Fine Arts tickets