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Misericordia students reach beyond limits to create new brand identity for Kingston-based program

Posted by Guest Faculty Blogger on Jan 9, 2017

An Ideal Service Learning Client

Last September, Reaching Beyond Limits, a then-18-month-old organization co-founded by Amy Hartman (a Misericordia alumnus) and Robyn Ruckle, was doing great with a growing client base, a strong reputation, and a solid Facebook following.

Reaching Beyond Limits (RBL), located in Kingston, Pennsylvania, is an adult day program for adults with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder. Like any new organization, they had many plates to spin. Their priority was and is their clients: helping them to learn, thrive, and maximize their quality of life each day.

So it was only natural that branding and website development fell low on their task list. The months started to add up and their website continued to be “under construction.” They were also interested in developing a new logo.

That’s where Misericordia’s Department of Mass Communications and Design stepped in, taking on RBL as a service-learning client in COM 485, Powerful, Persuasive Marketing Design, taught by Assistant Professor Rachel Urbanowicz.

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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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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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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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