Caffeine Consumption Yields Consequences

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Brittany Hayes, Web Editor
October 29, 2014

Anyone on a college campus knows the importance of a cup of joe to students and faculty alike, but caffeine can be very dangerous if not consumed in moderation, particularly with trendy caffeine powders and energy drinks.. Anita Yurek, registered nurse in the Health and Wellness Center, warns students... Read more »

Social Work Club Gives Back To Community With Events

Colleen Garrison, Copy Editor
October 29, 2014

The Social Work Club has several community outreach programs slated for this semester. Events are designed to raise awareness of community issues and demonstrate what can be done to make the community a better place to live. “Our events benefit others by performing service for Misericordia University... Read more »

Faculty to examine critical concerns of the Religious Sisters of Mercy as part of 90th Anniversary observance

October 15, 2014

Faculty members will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the institution of higher learning by hosting a panel discussion that will examine the issues of critical importance to the university’s founders and sponsors, the Religious Sisters of Mercy. The panel discussion, “Critical Concerns of the Sisters... Read more »

New Mission Statement

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Courtney Garloff, Editor in Chief
October 15, 2014

Students, faculty and staff are on a mission to get the whole campus community involved in creating a new mission statement. Middle States reaccreditation reviewers advised the university to recreate its statement. “The current mission statement is very lengthy. It takes up almost a whole page, and... Read more »

Prevention is key to reducing viral risk

Virus

Brittany Hayes, Web Editor
October 15, 2014

Students completing clinicals, student teaching, and internships that bring them in contact with children are taking steps to help prevent the spread of a respiratory virus that is sweeping the nation. Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of more than 100 non-polio enteroviruses. This virus was first identified... Read more »

English Offers Fast Track to World Travel

ENGLISH

Matthew Gromala , Reporter
September 16, 2014

The English Department has a new Master’s program, The Misericordia University/University of Reading International Partnership: BA to MA in English, which involves a year of study in the United Kingdom at the University of Reading in England. Director and English professor Dr. Amanda Caleb, who... Read more »

New Wireless Forces Up-To-Date Installs

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Courtney Garloff, Editor-In-Chief
September 16, 2014

While students adjusted to the start of the school year, they also adjusted to a new way of signing up for campus wireless Internet. “The wireless itself is not different, so all of the access points are the same and the wireless controller, all of that has stayed the same. Basically what we changed... Read more »

Prof: Crimes Against Humanity Impact Us All

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Alexandria Smith, Reporter
September 16, 2014

Students and staff will explore crimes against humanity during a lecture made perhaps even more timely in light of world events. The lecture, “The World-Wide Crimes Against Humanity Initiative” is about an initiative launched by lecturer Leila Nadya Sadat, J.D, director of the Whitney R. Harris Law... Read more »

Federal Laws Impact Babysitting Policy

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Colleen Garrison, Copy Editor
September 16, 2014

Officials are reviewing the campus babysitting policy to check compliance with federal laws and regulations. Katherine Pohlidal, Director of the Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children (WWC)  Program, said that compliance with the law, specifically Title IX, is a major concern. Under the requirements... Read more »

Computer Systems to Meet 21st Century Standards

Matthew Gromala , Reporter
September 16, 2014

The university’s ancient AS/400 computer system is going the way of vynl records. The new system, called Jenzibar, will be fully operational sometime between July 2015 and January 2016. “Our current in-house AS/400 solution served us well over many years. In general the new systems will provide... Read more »