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Students Plan to Take Back the Night

Connor Swagler, Reporter

March 1, 2018

Members of Promoting Healthy Relationships through Education and Empowerment (PHREE) are looking for volunteers for Take Back the Night, a national event with the goal of ending sexual violence,  set for April 30. Members held a meeting Feb. 19, to recruit students. Ewelina Taran, Resident Director and main organizer, said the group hop...

Putting a Face to the Civil Rights Movement

Amanda Montigney, Reporter

March 1, 2018

As part of Black History Month, the university is showing the movie “Selma” with the first person account by civil rights activist Mary Hudson. Dan Kimbrough, Assistant Professor of Mass Communications and Design, will read a foreword by Hudson, who is also Kimbrough's mother. The film chronicles Rev. Martin Luther King Jr...

‘Masters’ Teach Classes to Honor Black History

Daniella Amendola, Print Editor

February 14, 2018

The University is tackling the issue of race with Master Classes, held through February, to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History month. Dr. Patrick Hamilton taught a Master Class called “Mapping Empathy: Teaching Literature and Race” Jan. 31. Hamilton, Associate Professor of English, is well versed in racial stud...

A Commitment to Preserve Human Dignity in Health Care

A Commitment to Preserve Human Dignity in Health Care

January 12, 2018

The Center for Human Dignity in Bioethics, Medicine, and Health at Misericordia University will be holding sev...

VPAA Gives Seniors a Taste of Sophistication

Lena Williams, Reporter

December 16, 2017

The university held its first free wine tasting for seniors  Nov. 17. Dr. David Rehm, Vice President of Academic Affairs and self described wine connoisseur,  hosted the event with the Potentate of Pinot Nior, the Maharajah of Merlot, and the Sovereign of Syrah. Previously, Dr. Rehm was the Provost at Mount St. Mary University wh...

Former Pentagon Worker to Speak on Non-Violence

Daniella Amendola, Print Editor

November 3, 2017

The NEPA Ethics Institute will hold a program on ethics and non-violence, the first if a series of events that address the critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy. The program, set for Nov. 8, will  feature Fr. Chris Bisett, professor of religious studies and senior administrator at the Department of Defense. "So this pro...

ALLY Hosts Panel on Bisexuality

ALLY Hosts Panel on Bisexuality

October 18, 2017

Students addressed many facets of bisexuality during an ALLY program marking Bisexual Awareness week Sept. 26. Presentation topics includ...

Riot Documentary to Foster Civil Rights Discussion

Destiny Anderson, Reporter

October 4, 2017

The fine arts and history departments are working with the Pride Alliance to present  the film "Stonewall Uprising" on October 3 to raise discussion about LGBTQ issues in the context of civil rights. The documentary, which  premiered on PBS in 2011, takes a historical lens to examining the night that police raided The St...

Community Choir Draws Performing Arts Lovers

Community Choir Draws Performing Arts Lovers

Kailene Nye, Reporter

October 4, 2017

Along with the plethora of service experiences the university offers comes yet another opportunity for students—and for people outside of ...

Esteemed Exhibits Ignored by Students?

Esteemed Exhibits Ignored by Students?

October 4, 2017

Students don't seem to have much interest in art exhibits in the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery. Donna Posatko, Director, and Alexandra Isaac, ga...

Holocaust Survivor Inspires, Teaches Forgiveness

Holocaust Survivor Inspires, Teaches Forgiveness

October 4, 2017

The long-awaited conclusion to the Deadly Medicine lecture series came Sept. 12 as Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor spoke to a full house at the...

Pop Up Career Carts

Pop Up Career Carts

October 1, 2017

Many people have heard of trendy temporary "pop up" shops for fashion and home goods, but The Insalaco Center for Career Development is...

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