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Roving the Halls Ready to Serve

Alexis Vaskas, Reporter

November 6, 2012

A librarian is coming. Information Literacy Librarian Hilary Westgate said the library is offering a  roving reference  service to students in need of some extra assistance. The service is new, but Westgate said the concept is not. "Actually a lot of academic libraries, a lot of colleges and universities are tryi...

No Ink for Inc.

Alexandria Smith, Copy Manager

October 23, 2012

Tats might present a professional stumbling block. Although the U.S. corporate market has changed in many ways – shifting from internal labor to outsourcing, extending more extreme dress code policies – tattoos and piercings in the workplace seem to remain a divided issue. Forty percent of 26-40 year olds and 36% of 18-25...

Truth Talks Redefines Bullying

Devaughn Patterson, Staff Writer

October 23, 2012

Attendees of a Truth Talks Anti Bullying presentation define bullying in a broader, and perhaps more accurate, way. Freshman Zack Johnson attended the event on Tuesday, October, 9. He was shocked to find out that the Center of Disease Control had a specific definition of bullying and the many others who seemed to have their...

Security Measures Bumped Up in Mez

Ellen Hoffman, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2012

Increased security measures are pending for Communications Department facilities and equipment after an Apple iMac computer went missing from a student lab in Walsh Hall and a second computer was damaged. Photography professor Jimmy May arrived for class on Oct. 17 to an empty space on one of the computer desks. Surprised,...

Crime Rates Low in Dallas

Morgan Harding, Print Editor

October 23, 2012

Luzerne County is now ranked ninth in the state for violent crimes, but local college campuses rank far better. Violent crimes, which include murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault, increased by 30% from 2010 to 2011. There was no rise in these types of crimes on the campuses of Misericordia, Wilkes or Kings. Campus...

Metz Menu Makeover

Alexandria Smith, Copy Manager

October 10, 2012

Metz Culinary Management staff now offers selections for  students with special dietary needs. The new menu consists of several gluten free options, including an entree choice with two sides.  The selections are available every day before lunch and dinner. Resident Dining Manager Heidi Franssen connects the addition...

Lack of Enforcement Causes Concern

Ellen Hoffman, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2012

Students are concerned about what they say is a lack of enforcement of the campus smoking policy. Multiple students have appealed to Student Government Association to take action to cut down on smoking too close to building entrances.  SGA president Catie Becker and her peers are asking students to help. Becker said most...

Library Connects with Students

Bryce Edwards, Reporter

September 25, 2012

New technology available at the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library is allowing students, classmates and professors with new ways to stay connected. The Mary Kintz Bevevino Library brought in four new Apple iPads, roughly 15 to 20 new laptops and all new computer units on the second floor, allowing students to use different forms...

New Campus Policy Saves Recyclable Items from Landfill

Morgan Harding, Print Editor

September 25, 2012

New green campus policies have already resulted in nearly 20 tons of recycled waste. “It’s just the right thing. We want to be as green as possible by taking products that can be reused and keeping them out of landfills,” said Paul Murphy, Director of Campus Safety and Facilities. A new recycling contract with J.P....

Safety Key in Tailgating Festivities

Morgan Harding, Print Editor

September 13, 2012

Safety officials prepared for the first home football game this Saturday by creating a tailgating policy, but they need the cooperation of students and spectators for everything to go as planned during the festivities. One-hundred, tailgaiting reservations are made, and several are for multiple spaces and RVs, according to...

Printer Probs

Morgan Harding, Print Editor

September 11, 2012

Some students say their work requirements don't fit with a new reduction in allowable printer pages from 500 to 300 per student, per semester. The reduction went into effect at the start of the  semester.  Students were previously allotted 500 pages per semester to be used  at the printers in the Mary Kintz Bevevino Librar...

PA Program Popular Around MU

MaryKate Smith, Reporter

September 11, 2012

Dr. Scott Massey, founding chair of the new physician assistant program, said small class sizes, innovative learning opportunities, and top notch resources--including a cadaver lab--will make the new program rank among the best. Massey brings over twenty years’ experience in medical education to his new role. Twenty-one...

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