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Which Came First - The Student or the Athlete?

Posted by Guest Student Blogger on Nov 16, 2016

You’ve probably heard this a thousand times, but getting involved is one of the only ways to meet new people in college. When you’re taking five or six different classes, you won’t really have the time or energy to worry about making friends. When you become part of a team, it’s like you already have a built-in family; a family away from family. I know as an incoming freshman, I was anxious about meeting new people and putting myself out there. The field hockey team at Misericordia University quickly took me under their wing and made me feel like I belonged at this school. I’m sure it’s the same way with the other teams as well.

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Topics: #MUFirstYear

First-Week Jitters at Misericordia are not enough to Rattle the Excitement

Posted by Guest Student Blogger on Sep 12, 2016

Every summer must come to an end. This year, however, was the start of a new chapter of my life: college. I was no longer returning to the familiar comfort of high school. Being the oldest, I had no one to turn to for advice on college life, so I packed up my mom’s car with too many clothes and drove to Misericordia not knowing what I was about to get myself into.

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Topics: #MUFirstYear

Recent Misericordia Graduate Designs Dallas Bicentennial Logo

Posted by Guest Faculty Blogger on Aug 1, 2016

The Dallas Bicentennial celebration starts next spring, with a logo created by one of its own.

Caitlin Meehan, a recent graduate of Misericordia University and less-recent graduate of Dallas High School, will enjoy the experience of seeing her artwork used throughout the festivities, in materials including the township letterhead, as part of the Dallas Bicentennial celebration, which kicks off in April of 2017.

The Dallas Bicentennial logo, designed by 2016 Misericordia graduate, Caitlin Meehan.

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Topics: Misericordia Proud

Livin’ the Simple Life in Tanzania

Posted by Guest Student Blogger on Jun 8, 2016

Since we have arrived in Tanzania, we have noticed many things here that are not as big a deal as they are in America. One of the first things we noticed was that in our guest house there is only one mirror to share among 9 girls. Because of this, many of us are less concerned about our appearances and wearing make-up. We can now go all day without looking in a mirror as opposed to being at home in America, where we look in the mirror first thing in the morning and several times throughout the day.

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Topics: Misericordia Proud

Khongas, Khongas Everywhere

Posted by Guest Student Blogger on Jun 6, 2016

As you walk the streets of Karagwe, Tanzania, you'll see women, mostly of child-bearing age and older, wearing beautifully designed fabrics. Khongas, as the native Tanzanians call them, are rectangularly shaped, brightly colored fabrics about four yards long. They sell for 18,000 shillings (6 dollars) at the local market; 15,000 if you have a Tanzanian friend with you to haggle.

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Misericordia Students on a Mission in Tanzania

Posted by Guest Faculty Blogger on Jun 6, 2016

Misericordia students Haley Hall, Lexi Giannone, Katie Hurley and Lisa Tondora, accompanied by Dr. Cynthia Mailloux, are on a two week service learning trip to Karagwe, Tanzania.  

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COM Major’s Luck Led to Vegas

Posted by Guest Staff Blogger on Jun 1, 2016

Misericordia University Communications Department senior, Erin Dougherty, proves that not everything stays in Vegas. She brought home an important resume entry and portfolio material from her surprise gig as a production assistant on the Spike TV reality show “Bar Rescue.” The show features Jon Taffer, a food & beverage industry consultant who helps turn around failing bars in danger of closing. http://www.spike.com/shows/bar-rescue.

 

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Misericordia Nursing Students Depart to Tanzania

Posted by Guest Faculty Blogger on May 24, 2016

Today, May 24th, Dr. Cynthia Mailloux and four Misericordia nursing students departed for Karagwe Tanzania where students will participate in a study abroad service learning trip with Wilkes and TCMC students and faculty. Students will work at Nyakahanga District Hospital and experience a number of Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) during their travel. Nyakahanga hospital is a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania. It will be a great Interprofessional experience (IPE) as medical, anthropology and nursing students work together caring for patients in Tanzania.  

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Topics: Student Life

MU comms student provides “Inspiration” for new WB Tech Center

Posted by Guest Faculty Blogger on May 17, 2016

For Misericordia senior communications major Erin Dougherty, it all started with an email about a contest. It ended in a ribbon-cutting event in downtown Wilkes-Barre this past April 20, attended by area business and political leaders, including Senator John Yudichak and Representative Eddie Day Pashinski.

Misericordia University communications major Erin Dougherty (third from right) attended the launch and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new technology center in downtown Wilkes-Barre on April 20. In the center are Senator John Yudichak (holding scissors) and Representative Eddie Day Pashinski (left of scissors).

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Misericordia is Still Growing After 90+ Years

Posted by Guest Staff Blogger on May 10, 2016

With age, comes wisdom. At times, it is even accompanied by expansion and growth. Misericordia University similarly continues to grow even after 90+ years, adding to our already robust set of program offerings.

In Fall, 2017, Misericordia will be introducing three innovative new programs: Bachelor of Health Science in Patient Navigator (also a certificate); entry level Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography; and Bachelor of Science in Medical & Health Humanities.  Each new program adds tremendous value to Misericordia's academic profile, the student experience, and to the surrounding communities.

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Topics: Academics

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