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Showing Mercy at the Heart of Misericordia

Posted by Guest Student Blogger on May 11, 2018

What sets Misericordia University apart?

In my opinion, it is the people, the kindness, and the hospitality exhibited to all that makes us so special. We are a community that cares about others, integrating service into our academic and personal lives. I also believe that at the core of our culture, is Mercy, one of our charisms that has been guiding Misericordia since its founding by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924.

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Topics: Misericordia Proud, Mercy, Service

Join a Club!

Posted by Guest Student Blogger on May 2, 2018

In my opinion, one of the best experiences you can have when you’re at college is participating in a club. There are over 40 clubs and organizations available at Misericordia, giving students plenty of options to find something to do that fits their interests. Joining a club also gives you a better chance to interact with fellow students, meet professors, make new friends, and open yourself up to new opportunities and experiences.

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Topics: Student Life, Misericordia Proud

Making it Easier to Achieve

Posted by Guest Student Blogger on Apr 11, 2018

The Speech-Language Pathology program at Misericordia is one of the finest in the nation. It’s fast-track 5-year program is perfect for the student looking to get out into the field as soon as possible. The program also takes the stress out of applying for graduate school. Classes start almost right away, so you don’t have to worry about finishing your core classes before you actually start your major. The classwork can get overwhelming, but if you take a step back to breathe and stay on top of your work, you’ll do just fine.

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Topics: Academics, Misericordia Proud

Confessions of a College Liaison

Posted by Guest Staff Blogger on Mar 1, 2018

“I never had to study in high school”. “My high school did not prepare me for college-level work”. These are two of the most common phrases I hear from the students I work with on a regular basis. As a College Liaison, I work with students who are referred to the Student Success Center for any number of reasons. My role is to then reach out to the student, discuss the referral, and create a plan to get back on track. Most often, referrals come after an exam has been given. Other referrals can be related to absences, classroom behaviors and concerns, and if a student is considering changing their major or transferring to another institution.

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Topics: Student Services

Five Questions with a Writing Tutor at Misericordia University

Posted by Guest Staff Blogger on Feb 27, 2018

Briana Scorey is a senior who works as a tutor and writing tutor in the Student Success Center. She answered five quick questions about her time at Misericordia University and working in the Writing Center for past two years. She can recite the alphabet forwards, backwards, and in French.

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Topics: Student Services

Sibling Rivalry or Sisterly Support

Posted by Guest Student Blogger on Feb 22, 2018

Getting accepted into college is one of the most thrilling experiences life has to offer. After weeks of anxiety and wondering if you’ll even get in, receiving your letter of acceptance is one of the most relieving feelings a person can have. I can still remember the excitement of receiving all of my acceptance letters, and even the unabashed joy of being accepted to my top choice school. My time has come and gone, and now it’s my sister's turn to go off to school. Despite her determination to get as far away from home as possible, she has decided to come to school here at Misericordia to get her degree.

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Topics: #MUFirstYear, Misericordia Proud

Service, Success, and Student Athletes at Misericordia University

Posted by Guest Staff Blogger on Feb 19, 2018

On behalf of our athletic department I would like to welcome you to the exciting world of Misericordia University Athletics! During our 25+ years as a member of the NCAA Division III, ECAC, former Pennsylvania Athletic Conference, and currently the MAC & MAC Freedom conferences we have enjoyed tremendous athletic and academic success. Our athletic program aligns with the mission of the university as we strive to assist in the development our student athletes as people, students, and competitive athletes.  You will find Misericordia student athletes engaged as prominent leaders on our campus, including football student athletes that have held the office of vice president and president of our Student Government Association.

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Topics: Athletics, Academics, Misericordia Proud

Job Fairs - The Hidden Job Market

Posted by Guest Staff Blogger on Jan 22, 2018

It is said that one of the most effective ways to locate job opportunities is through networking.  Many job vacancies are never even advertised and often referred to as the "hidden job market".  So, how does a candidate learn about the opportunities and secure one?  Networking can go a long way in learning about job opportunities both directly and indirectly.  Networking can take place in person or on-line.  Job fairs are a great way to meet professionals in your field, network with recruiters and have conversations that set you apart from other candidates.

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Topics: Student Services

Life is a Journey, Not a Destination

Posted by Guest Alumni Blogger on Jan 18, 2018

If you told me my first-year in college that I was going to graduate school, I would have laughed at you and say, “Oh sure!” Fast forward three-and-a-half years later, I’m laughing at myself.

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Topics: Academics, Student Life, Alumni, Misericordia Proud

The Best Job on Campus is at Base Camp

Posted by Guest Staff Blogger on Jan 16, 2018

Often when I first meet parents either on campus or in the community, their first question is, “What do you do for MU?” The reply for me is easy, “I have the best job on campus!” Describing that job is a bit more complicated, because between the wide array of services offered in the Student Success Center (SSC), and the diversity of our work, it is hard to recap in just a sentence or two.

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Topics: Misericordia Proud, Student Services

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You are reading the official blog of Misericordia University. Here you will find insights from students, faculty, staff, and alumni about what it's like to be here and be #MisericordiaProud.