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Iron Range native Maturi’s work status at the U of M has changed, but not his style

Published 09/13/2012, Duluth News Tribune

Though he’s one of the inspirations behind motivational speaker Matt Foley, Chris Farley’s buffoonish character on Saturday Night Live, Joel Maturi resisted the urge to hitch up his trousers, whine about living in a van down by the river and collapse on the podium during his role as guest speaker at Wednesday’s DECC Athletic Hall of Fame banquet.

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