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October 28th, 2014

‘Fury,’ more than a war movie

“Fury” brings excellent effects and an excellent storyline.: fatmovieguy.com photo“Fury” brings excellent effects and an excellent storyline.: fatmovieguy.com photo

T Swift ‘Changes’ Everything

Swift leaves country sounds behind on her new album “1989”.: creativedisc.com photoSwift leaves country sounds behind on her new album “1989”.: creativedisc.com photo

‘A Most Wanted Man’ in Taylor Little Theatre

Hoffman stars in “A Most Wanted Man,” playing this Sunday.: miac photoHoffman stars in “A Most Wanted Man,” playing this Sunday.: miac photo

‘Come to the Cabaret,’ and they did

The EmCee (Nam nguyen) , along with Clifford Bradshaw (Maxton Honeychurch), welcomed audience members to the Mercyhurst Theatre: Sami Rapp photoThe EmCee (Nam nguyen) , along with Clifford Bradshaw (Maxton Honeychurch), welcomed audience members to the Mercyhurst Theatre: Sami Rapp photo

Football wins fourth straight

Redshirt senior defensive lineman Jazz Wright (94) made his first career sack on Edinboro’s quarter back during Thursday’s night: Salina BoweRedshirt senior defensive lineman Jazz Wright (94) made his first career sack on Edinboro’s quarter back during Thursday’s night: Salina Bowe

Women’s hockey sweeps Minnesota State

Sophomore Megan Whiddon (10)  scored two goals on Friday’s game bringing the team  to a 5-2 victory.: Ashley FavataSophomore Megan Whiddon (10) scored two goals on Friday’s game bringing the team to a 5-2 victory.: Ashley Favata

Men's hockey splits 1-1 against Merrimack

The 2-1 Mercyhurst men’s hockey team took on the 3-0 Merrimack Warriors on Friday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 25. Friday’s game: Ashley Favata The 2-1 Mercyhurst men’s hockey team took on the 3-0 Merrimack Warriors on Friday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 25. Friday’s game: Ashley Favata

Mercyhurst Student Government Report Oct. 28th

Mercyhurst Student Government (MSG) held its first town hall style meeting Monday, Oct. 27. All student government meetings are open for anyone to sit in on.

The goal of this new format was to promote student involvement. President Nick Latta said, “We wanted to open up the floor to everyone in a more free, public space.” However, there were a total of five students outside of MSG present. MSG will continue to promote their meetings and encourage students to attend.

Empty Bowls takes first place in Bread Box Awards

Mercyhurst University won first place in the “College/Technical School” division of the 2014 Bread Box Awards from the Second Harvest Food Bank for raising the most money to promote awareness for as well as combat hunger.

The Empty Bowls project was largely responsible for Mercyhurst winning the award by raising $4,500 for the Second Harvest Food Bank, which resulted in the food bank being able to buy $76,500 worth of food.

MCAP Polling Favors Tom Wolf for Gubernatorial Race

The Mercyhurst Center for Applied Politics (MCAP) has released its newest polls on Pennsylvania voters giving Republican Mike Kelly a lead in the congressional race.

On Oct. 13-21, 503 registered voters of the Pennsylvanian’s Third Congressional District (PA-3), were polled by Mercyhurst students about their opinions on the 2014 midterm elections, Congress’s performance, and their concerns about Ebola.

The poll was overseen by MCAP Director Joseph Morris, Ph.D., along with about 120 Mercyhurst students who conducted the polls.

Intelligence professors to conduct training in Balkans

Intelligence studies professors Kristan Wheaton and Steve Zidek received grants to conduct global training initiatives for the U.S. State Department.

Working under the State Department’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Office of Export Control Cooperation, Wheaton and Zidek will train foreign government officials on international and U.S. commerce laws regarding weapons of mass destruction, conventional arms and other related items.

Revision of "Affirmation of Mercyhurst Mission"

Mercyhurst revised an old policy and student organizations have been informed of updates to guidelines based on recommendations from a task forced assembled by President Tom Gamble.

No freeze on new hires for 2015-2016

Mercyhurst Vice President of Academic Affairs Phil Belfiore Ph.D, says that there is no hold at this time on hiring new faculty for the next academic year, 2015-16.

Belfiore will sit down over the course of the current year with President Tom Gamble, Ph.D. of Mercyhurst and discuss options in allocating money for the next year. The number of new faculty hired next year will depend on how much money is available and how many other departmental needs there are, Belfiore said.

Office of Academic Support hosts M&M Fair

This year’s Majors and Minors (M&M) Fair to be held Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Mercy Heritage Room from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., plans to offer students a chance to explore academic concentrations.

At the fair, faculty and upperclassmen of various departments on campus will be available to explain more about their respective majors and minors to students.

Sample questions will be provided to students unsure of what to ask in order to ensure that curious students who attend the event will leave with a better understanding of the different major and minor opportunities at Mercyhurst.

Dausey speaks on CNN news

On Friday, Oct. 17, David Dausey, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Public Health, appeared on CNN to share his expertise on the rising Ebola concerns in America.
He has also been featured in the Washington Post, USA Today, Fox News Radio, the BBC and CTV. He received his Ph.D. at Yale and is now an international authority on public health.
“Erin Burnett’s staff was wonderful to work with and they made the experience very enjoyable,” Dausey said.
He only wishes there had been more time allotted to debate and discuss Ebola because it is such a significant issue.

Student produces MU theme song

In September, student Alan Abramek produced Mercyhurst’s theme song entitled “It’s Gonna Be A Good Day.” Abramek is currently a junior communications major from Poland.
Along with several other music students, he made this piece possible. The end product is a mix of pop and rap that reflects Abramek’s view of our school.
He “love[s] it here,” because of the campus, “the students, the talent, the work ethic [and] the energy.”

Social media impacts environmental organizations

Social media and the Internet dominate today’s society and our generation. As research shows, each day, 25 billion tweets are read and sent 2 billion YouTube videos are watched; and 600 million people log onto Facebook. These numbers will only increase as time goes on and social media becomes more readily accessible.
Now, in 2014, about 1 billion people are active daily on Facebook; 500 billion tweets are sent a day; and 8 billion hours of videos are watched a month.

October 26th

Hospitality and Intel job fair to be held in Nov.

A specialized job fair for Hospitality and Intelligence majors will be held Wednesday, Nov. 5.

Dubbed “Hospitality and Intel Career Palooza,” this job fair will feature nine private intelligence contractors (including BAE Systems, G3 Technologies and Prescient Edge) and 10 hospitality companies (including Hyatt, Omni and Sheritan).

It is taking place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Center for Academic Engagement, where some Hospitality majors will be supplying the food to potential employers.

Involvement Center to offer Alcohol Awareness activities

This week Mercyhurst’s Campus Involvement Center is spreading Alcohol Awareness throughout campus.

There will be several events in the Student Union Great Room all week long providing students with activities as alternatives to drinking.

On Thursday, there will be Peer Educators Pledge Signing as well as the main event, referred to as “Don’t be a Drunken Pumpkin.” The event will include pumpkin painting, costume contests and prizes. On Friday there will be various events including Harry Potter Revealed, a Halloween Party and a Haunted Club Hockey Game.

Alumna returns to 'Hurst as faculty member

Mercyhurst welcomed 14 new faculty members this year, among whom was Mercyhurst graduate Gena Kost.

Gena Kost, M.A., instructor of world languages, graduated from Mercyhurst in 1987 with an English Education Degree.

Kost devotes much of her time at Mercyhurst toward working with students transitioning over from other countries.

“I teach in the Intensive English Program, so I teach the English language to international students who need to gain a level of proficiency in English high enough to be able to enter college,” Kost said.