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Smoke Startles Banks Center

Smoke Startles Banks Center

September 19, 2019

Banks Student Life Center was evacuated on the afternoon of Sept. 11 due to concerns over smoke inside. According...

University Welcomes New Staff Across Departments

University Welcomes New Staff Across Departments

September 8, 2019

The university has welcomed new faculty members to a variety of departments. New professors joined...

Biology Department Hosts Seminar Series

Biology Department Hosts Seminar Series

September 8, 2019

The Biology department is hosting a seminar series during the fall 2019 semester, featuring monthly...

Ally Changes Name To Clear Confusion

Ally Changes Name To Clear Confusion

September 8, 2019

The university’s Ally Club changed its name for the 2019-2020 academic year. Kayli Boyes, senior...

Art Gallery Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Daniella Amendola, Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2019

The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery is 10 years old this year. The gallery opened in 2009, and it has hosted varied exhibits, from the labyrinthine "Deadly Medicine" exhibit to the classic busts of Rodin. Lalaine Little, Director, said there had been a space for art on campus for some time prior to the current gallery, named...

Will Women’s History Month Events Grow?

Kailene Nye, Reporter

April 25, 2019

Faculty from multiple departments are celebrating after wrapping up events marking Women’s History Month at the end of March, and they are planning for next year's celebration of women. Professors in departments such as English and History collaborated to put on events, including a poetry reading, a "Women’s Issues" forum, ...

Panel: What is Social Justice?

Annette Ritzko, Web Editor

March 21, 2019

Faculty members from the departments of history and religion hosted an open forum to discuss the question, “What is Social Justice?” Forum panelists who participated in the Feb. 26 event include Dr. Allan Austin, Professor of History; Dr. Christopher Carr, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies; Dr. Brian Carso, Associate...

Gov. Wolf Praises Women with Children

Gov. Wolf Praises Women with Children

March 21, 2019

Pa. Governor Tom Wolf made a special appearance to Campus Feb. 8 to promote the Women with Children program. Wolf...

Multicultural and Ally Join Forces

Kailene Nye, Reporter

March 21, 2019

Students in the Ally and Multicultural Clubs collaborated to host an event in celebration of Black History Month. Members ran a discussion panel on black LGBTQ+ culture Feb. 27. Kayli Boyes, junior occupational therapy major and the Communication Coordinator for Ally said this was not the first time the two clubs have...

Misericordia Ain’t Got Talent?

Chase Shustack, Reporter

March 21, 2019

Cougar Radio’s Staff Talent Show has been cancelled due to lack of student and faculty participation. Response for the Feb. 7 show was minimal, and organizers moved back the date by a few weeks to await additional responses. No acts signed up, and two out of seven scheduled acts backed out due to a scheduling error. With...

R.A. Programs Offer Double Benefits

Isaac Glidewell, Reporter

February 24, 2019

Matthew Troioni,  first year occupational therapy major, said he  noticed something important about the many activities that Resident Assistants hold throughout the year. “It seemed like everyone was bonding together, strengthening their relationships while having a good time and doing something other than just sitting...

Large Number of Students Seek R.A. Positions

Adam Myers, Re

February 24, 2019

Residence Life staffers are interviewing and evaluating an unusually high number of students seeking to fill a maximum of 15 Resident Assistant positions. The number of applications has more than doubled as compared to recent years, with 45 residents seeking positions, said Dominick de Matteo, Area Coordinator for Residence...

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