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Gombita Chosen to Play with the Very Best

Gombita Chosen to Play with the Very Best

September 16

Sophomore communications major Mike Gombita is the latest draft pick for the Harlem Globetrotters. Gombita,...

Chuck Edkins Named New Athletic Director

Chuck Edkins Named New Athletic Director

Sean Lynch, Reporter

September 16

Filed under News, Sports

  Chuck Edkins, who is entering his 25th season as the men’s soccer coach, is the new Athletic...

MCN 87 Wins Prestigious Award

MCN 87 Wins Prestigious Award

September 16

While on summer vacation, cast and crew of MCN 87’s “Hey You, MU” received an Award of Excellence...

New Recycling System Saves

New Recycling System Saves

September 16

A new recycling system is helping campus become more eco-friendly. ​In the past, the university...

Archives Project Highlights Pittston’s Past

Archives Project Highlights Pittston’s Past

September 16

Misericordia students - and members of the greater community - can get a glimpse into the past as a result...

Inside Scope on Medical Truths: Patient Care: The Real Dilemma

Donya Forst, Print Editor

September 16

Filed under Columns, Health Sciences, News

Did you know that when you blush, your stomach lining blushes, too? The body is a fascinating thing, as health sciences majors discover, and they learn many fun facts - some of which may not come in handy until you're scheduled for  a "Jeopardy!" appearance. Here is another one: Our muscles are much more powerful than...

Summer Renovations Will Pave Way For Science Building

Mike Gombita/Ryan Foster, Reporter

May 6

Filed under Campus Life, News

Multiple campus construction projects set for summer break will improve parking, dining and learning, and some will pave the way for a future science building addition. A building on 199 Lake Street, which was once owned by the Sisters of Mercy, will become home to health sciences departments. “The building or as I call...

Medical Imaging Duo Comes Out On Top

Medical Imaging Duo Comes Out On Top

April 22

   Two medical imaging majors placed first at the annual Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technol...

New IT System Requires Learning Curve

Alicia Stavitzski, Reporter

April 22

Filed under Campus Life, News

   Information technology workers will train for the university’s new software  to show students and faculty how to use it.    The conversion to Jenzabar EX will take place Sept. 18. Jenzabar EX representatives will provide the training.    Val Apanovich, Director of IT and Project Manager of Jenzabar, sees the p...

Health Sciences Interest Expands; Becomes Admissions Race

Kathryn Canavan, Reporter

April 22

Filed under Campus Life, Health Sciences, News

   The university is growing increasingly popular for majors in the health sciences, and prospective students are working hard to attempt to gain acceptance.    Incoming biology and physical therapy student Paisha Glisson chose Misericordia because of the program’s reputation.    “It [the school] was close to home, ...

Students Say Metz Chickened Out

Mike Gombita, Reporter

April 8

Filed under Campus Life, News

Students are crying fowl over changes to dining menus. As a result of student and guest feedback and executive decisions of the management, Metz Culinary Management changed the “J. Clark’s Grille” weekly menu. “They stopped serving grilled chicken every day out of nowhere,” said Mike Harth, first year medical imaging...

Officials Join Forces on Housing Regulations

Colleen Garrison, Copy Editor

April 8

Filed under News

University officials are working with local municipalities to maintain residential zoning regulations. At the Dallas Township supervisors meeting on March 17, Bill Grant, Dallas Township supervisor, said he met with Robert Zavada, associate director of campus safety, and Amy Lahart, dean of students, to discuss options to control...

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