The Highlander

VPAA Gives Seniors a Taste of Sophistication

Lena Williams, Reporter

December 16, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, News, On Campus Events

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...

New Men’s Volleyball Ready to Debut

Michael Diakunczak, Reporter

December 16, 2017

Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, News, Sports

Men's volleyball is set to debut in the spring semester.   The program marks the university's fifteenth sport added since it joined the NCAA Division III  in 1992.  The program now brings the number of intercollegiate offerings to 24. Men's volleyball joined fellow Middle Atlantic Conference schools such as Alvernia, Arcadi...

How has Society ‘Hijacked’ Meaning of Christmas?

Lena Williams, Reporter

December 16, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, News

Could you live on a $4.18 per day food budget? Students, faculty and staff  found the challenge unappetizing during Hunger and Homeless week, when Campus Ministry offered the SNAP challenge. The week-long challenge was to show how difficult it is for millions of low-income families to afford nutritious foods and avoid hun...

Tuition and Fees to Rise

Destiny Anderson, Reporter

December 16, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Students can expect to see a hike in tuition and fees in the coming school year, but these costs will help improve the university in the short and long-term, officials say. Students will see a five percent increase in undergraduate tuition, along with a three percent rise in room and board costs in fall 2018. Many colleges...

Why Did ‘Stars’ Fall?

Samantha Midkiff, Reporter

December 16, 2017

Filed under News, Top Stories

The university can’t afford to keep the “Stars” on campus. The cost of the “Under the Stars” summer concert event has increased over the years, and officials decided to cancel the event this year. Dr. Thomas Botzman, President, said he's attended every UTS event since he took the helm of the university five years ago. “'Under t...

Students wonder why hallway discussions were tabled

Daniella Amendola, Print Editor

December 16, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, News

The round table on third floor of Mercy Hall, a popular student and faculty gathering spot, is gone, and students are wondering why. Shortly after Thanksgiving, students were greeted with a missing table and a sign saying that the table had been moved to Mercy 335. “I was going to a draft meeting when I first discovered that the...

The Highlander has a Website?

Michael Diakunczak, Reporter

December 4, 2017

Filed under News

 The Highlander newspaper has a website that provides up-to-date news and information, but the campus community seems unaware of it.  Newspapers are published every two weeks and distributed throughout campus for the community to pick up and catch up on recent news, but highlandernews.net is particularly useful for those...

Starbucks Extends Hours

Daniella Amendola, Reporter

December 4, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, News

Students can get their coffee fix during study time: Starbucks is open later into the evening. Starbucks is now open Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Initially, the store was open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. New hours began after fall break. “We had some requests for it, so we figured we’d give it a try,...

Full Tuition Scholarship Making a Comeback

Lena Williams, Reporter

December 4, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

First-year students who apply and are admitted for the fall 2018 semester are eligible for a merit-based, full tuition scholarship for the first time in decades. The Sister Mary Glennon Scholarship will award six first-year students who have met rigorous academic criteria. “The Sister Mary Glennon scholarship was created to honor students...

New Accelerated Social Work Program Soon Available

Destiny Anderson, Reporter

November 20, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Beginning next year, Misericordia University's long-standing social work department will offer a new accelerated degree program to earn a Bachelor's of Social Work to offer flexibility and open doors for students to earn Master's degrees. The new program began in response to feedback from students and alumni, most specifically...

Accounting Prof Turns Crime Fighter

Michael Diakunczak, Reporter

November 15, 2017

Filed under News

Accounting professor Fred Croop, C.P.A, is an accountant and crime fighter: He helps non-profit and volunteer organizations avoid debt and losses. Croop,  who teaches accounting, has spent the last few years offering his services to non-profit social and volunteer organizations who need to protect their financial assets. Croop, ...

FAFSA Changes Allow Students to File Earlier

Samantha Midkiff, Reporter

November 15, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Students have more time to file the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, thanks to federal law. President Obama made changes in 2016 to filing FAFSA forms. Changes include expanded application dates and the tax information that is required. The changes allow students and parents a longer time period to apply f...

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