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Former Grads Advise, Teach Seniors

April Dulsky, Web Editor

June 15, 2012

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Amanda Jamieson noticed her co-workers’ desks were covered in photos of their children, wives and husbands. Atop her desk sits a South Park Butter bobble head doll, Hello Kitty Pez dispenser and mouse pad, a Disney calendar, and photos of her cat and boyfriend. Jamieson is the youngest member of her department at Benco Dental,...

Pups Parade Around Campus

Alexa Cholewa, Reporter

April 24, 2012

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Peer Advocates is hosting its second annual Misericordia Underdogs’ Time to Shine Dog Show April 28 at 2 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Amphitheater. The M.U.T.T.S. Dog Show benefits Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge in Dallas. The show will raise money and collect supplies for animals in need. There will be a collection table in...

Nursing History Visits Gallery

Aimee DiLucido, Gabrielle Gattuso, and Grace Riker, Contributors

April 24, 2012

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Dr. Valanen’s Museum Studies class, in partnership with the Center for Nursing History, are putting the finishing touches on an exhibit in the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery May 6 through June 29. The exhibit, titled “The History and Impact of Nursing Education in Luzerne County, 1887 -2012,” will take its audience to the...

Students Go Barefoot For A Cause

Ellen Hoffman, Print Editor

April 24, 2012

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TOMS shoes help comfort the soles of children every day, and students supported the program by participating in a nationwide event, One Day Without Shoes, April 10. “One reason kids can’t get into schools is because they don’t own a pair of shoes, and the diseases they can pick up with not wearing shoes,” she said....

Construction Benefical to Future Sports, Athletes

Dom Dellos, Reporter

April 24, 2012

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The construction of the athletics field house is moving along smoothly, and the positive impact of the $4.1 million project will be felt campus wide. Located in between Manglesdorf field and Tambur Field, officials say the state-of-the-art 12,000 square foot building will be a quality addition to the growing campus, including...

Politics Talk of PA Towns

Brittany Hayes, Reporter

April 24, 2012

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The Pennsylvania presidential primary election is April 24, and professors urge students to vote by either returning to their hometowns or by casting absentee ballots. History professor Allan Austin says the ballot box is where students exert their influence. “Students sometimes tell me that they don’t get involved in...

Future Leader Dreams Big

April Dulsky, Web Editor

April 24, 2012

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When senior Lauren Gorney volunteered to run constituent services for State Senator John Yudichak’s office, she realized the impact it would have on her future career aspirations. The job entailed answering questions from the public and planning events for the senator, and it left her desiring a career in politics. During...

Bernstien Connects With Students

April Dulsky, Web Editor

April 24, 2012

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Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Carl Bernstein encouraged students to read newspapers and become more active participants in U.S. politics. Bernstein, co-author of a series of investigative Washington Post articles that exposed the Watergate scandal, presented a master class called “The Cult and Culture of Washington: An...

Supremes Weigh Healthcare Law

Alexa Cholewa, Reporter

April 24, 2012

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  The Supreme Court is deciding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed by President Barack Obama in March 2010, requires those who are not covered by their employers’ insurance plan or other public insurance programs to purchase minimal health care...

President to Graduate With Class of 2013

April Dulsky, Morgan Harding, Editorial Staff

April 24, 2012

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University President Michael A. MacDowell announced his plans to retire effective June 30, 2013, and the search for a new president is on. The president spoke out about his plans to retire during a conference that was open to the community. “This is hardly an easy decision to make. Our time here has been the most enjoyable...

Unique Housing Option

Megan Scherer,, Reporter

April 10, 2012

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A unique new substance-free housing option will be offered in the 2012 fall semester. This new housing option, known as Residents Excelling in Academics, Community and Health, will be located in the top three floors of McGowan Hall, and the 4th floor lounge will be designated for students in the R.E.A.C.H. program. “It’s...

Symposium Offers Job Outlook

Morgan Harding, Web Master

April 10, 2012

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Government, law and national security majors learned more about their field and future careers during a symposium called Homeland Security: Where We Are, Ten Years Later on March 30 in the McGowan Room of the library and Insalaco Hall 216 and 217. Dr. Brian Carso, government, law and national security department chair and...

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