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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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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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Home is Where the Heart is at Misericordia University

Posted by Guest Student Blogger on May 5, 2016

Four years ago, my parents and I drove through the Misericordia University arch as I sat in the back of the car surrounded by way too many clothes and pairs of shoes. Needless to say, I should’ve listened to my brother, Trevor, when he told me that I overpacked. Trevor was returning for his sophomore year at Misericordia. My heart was pounding out of my chest. I felt excited, scared, nervous, eager, and homesick all at once. It was a brand new, thrilling chapter that I was beginning in my life, and I had no idea what to expect. After I unpacked all my personal belongings into my dorm room in McHale Hall, my parents left, I wiped away my tears, pulled myself together, and began my journey at MU as a freshman in the Medical Imaging program.

  

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All are Welcome at Misericordia University this Summer!

Posted by Guest Staff Blogger on May 3, 2016

Although the spring semester may be winding down at Misericordia University, learning continues throughout the summer. In addition to the credit/non-credit summer courses and various camps, the university also sponsors a number of conferences which are near and dear to us in the Center for Adult and Continuing Education.

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Misericordia Students Jump Into Local Library Rebranding

Posted by Guest Faculty Blogger on Apr 8, 2016

The Wyoming Free Library will welcome their upcoming 90th anniversary year with a brand-new look—courtesy of Misericordia University students in the communications department club Service by Design, as well as students in COM 352, Advanced Public Relations.

 

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Getting the most out of online discussion boards

Posted by Guest Staff Blogger on Mar 31, 2016

Before we know it, the summer semester will be here and with it the opportunity for students at Misericordia to take summer courses online. Naturally, those taking an online course for the first time have questions. In the Center for Adult and Continuing Education, the question most often asked – “Is an online class anything like a traditional class?”

 

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