Campus emergency response plan is well published, but many still unaware

Matthew Gromala , Reporter
December 3, 2014

Freshman communications major Katie Canavan said she was ruffling through papers stashed among her belongings when she came across the university’s emergency response plan. “I had no idea what the school’s safety plan was. I found it in my dorm while we were de-tripling and read it,” Canavan... Read more »

Some students are using Yik Yak to talk trash

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Brittany Hayes, Web Editor
December 3, 2014

Yik Yak, an anonymous posting application, is causing a lot of yakking on campus, and much of it is downright mean. Senior communications major Mary Bove said students sometimes make extremely specific posts, and it is not difficult to figure out who the yaks are about. “I always see people being like,... Read more »

TIPS Certification

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Donya Forst, Print Editor
December 3, 2014

Government, law, and national security students have an important addition to their resumes: They are certified to deal with alcohol-related incidents in a variety of workplaces. Dr. John Mellon, associate professor of business and  instructor for Training Intervention Procedures of Service of Alcohol... Read more »

Printer Fail: Students Struggle to Print Papers

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Brittany Hayes, Web Editor
November 12, 2014

Students are growing increasingly frustrated with printing problems on campus. Many students say they cannot get projects or papers in on time for one reason: they cannot find a printer that works. “I went to print out a paper for one of my business classes in Insalaco, and when I looked there was... Read more »

Officials making plans in response to Ebola threat

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Courtney Garloff, Editor-In-Chief
November 12, 2014

Campus officials are double-checking emergency preparedness in the wake of the Ebola crisis. Officials say they meet and discuss benchmarks and guidelines used at other universities. “We base what we are doing off of other schools’ table top exercises,” said Kit Foley, Vice President of Student... Read more »

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

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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 »