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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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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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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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New Year, New Grad, New Opportunities

Posted by Guest Alumni Blogger on Jan 6, 2016


I cannot believe I am officially a college graduate.

I remember first visiting Misericordia University during the fall of my senior year. I had toured a handful of other colleges, but none really stood out to me. At the time, I wasn’t ready to leave behind the dozen clubs, sports, and service projects I was involved with, so I was hard to impress when it came to touring new campuses. When I visited Misericordia, though, I experienced an overwhelming sense of something… different, exciting. Something just clicked. I cannot put into words exactly how I felt when I roamed the hallways that day, but I just felt right. I felt at home. I distinctly remember overhearing my mom, who toured campus with me, telling my dad on the phone, “She’s going to end up coming here. I can tell.”

 

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Celebrating a season of giving

Posted by Guest Staff Blogger on Dec 15, 2015

The kindness and generosity of our adult learners at Misericordia never ceases to amaze my colleagues and me in the Center for Adult and Continuing Education. At a time of the year when people are at their busiest, members of Misericordia University’s Adult Student Council still find the time to help others.

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