October 22nd, 2014
The report on the opinion page of the current paper is incorrect. The Blues Brothers Revue opinion piece stated that the event was supposed to take place in the Taylor Little Theater. This is incorrect, the event will actually take place in the PAC. We apologize for this gross error.
The Mercyhurst men’s and women’s basketball teams will be hosting the 2nd annual Mac Madness on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 9 p.m. This event will be held in the Mercyhurst Athletic Center and is open for everyone to attend.
“It’s just a way to get the school excited about the upcoming season and to introduce the school to the players,” senior Terrence Ingram said.
“It’s a big thing in college basketball on the D1 level and I thought it would be good to do it here.”
A native of Erie, Solymosi grew up familiar with the Mercyhurst, often being pushed around the campus in a stroller by his mother.
Today, he teaches Philosophical Inquiry and Pragmatism and Neuroscience behind those same open gates.
On Monday, Oct. 13, President Gamble made a difficult announcement in front of students, faculty, and the news media.
He revealed that he would be retiring at the end of this academic year after being president for nine years.
Though it may seem early for him to make such an announcement, Gamble said, “it [was] important to [him] that [we] are among the first to know.”
He wanted to ensure Mercyhurst has enough time to accomplish the difficult task of finding a new president, a noble decision on his part.
Amid the chaos of potential Ebola cases among citizens of the United States, there have been calls to respond in a meaningful way to prevent the spread of the deadly disease.
This was exacerbated by the case of Thomas Eric Duncan, who travelled from Liberia to the United States and eventually died in a Texas hospital.
Then two hospital workers who had had contact with Duncan while he was in the Houston hospital also contracted the disease, one only confirming this after she had made a flight to Cleveland, Ohio.
The search for a new Mercyhurst University president has begun in the wake of the Oct 13 announcement that President Tom Gamble, Ph.D. will retire at the end of May 2015.
Three university faculty members, Michael Federici, Ph.D, JoAnne McGurk, Ph.D, and Mary Hembrow-Snyder, Ph.D, along with President Gamble have given their opinions on the highlights of his tenure as president, along with their opinions the next president's preferred qualities.
The Social Work Club has teamed up with Sister Wilhelmena Kade Browne's organization People's Initiative Against Poverty (PIAP) to create a fundraiser to not only let students know the hunger 805 million people experience every day, but to raise money as well that goes entirely to PIAP.
PIAP is an organization stationed out of Liberia in order to enhance the quality of life for its residents. Michelle Ahrens, a student in the Social Work Club member working on the event, says Sister Wilhelmena Kade Browne's plan is to work on several large issues she sees in Liberia.
On Oct. 10-12 two Mercyhurst students attended two national student conferences sponsored by UNICEF.
Junior Computer Systems and Math major Bereket Temtime and senior Biochemistry major Kirubeal Mulugeta went to the Millennium Campus Conference (MCC) at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.
They met with student leaders from more than 50 countries, from over 200 universities worldwide and with more than 100 NGOs and companies global leaders.
Black Students for Unity (BSU) is a new club looking to promote and unify black students and other minorities on Mercyhurst campus.
The club was started last February by junior Public Health major, Kennethea Wilson.
Wilson said the club tries to unite students coming from a disadvantaged background, who might happen to be black.
Intelligence studies professor Kristan Wheaton received a $10,000 grant from Ben Franklin Technology Partners to expand his crowd-funding initiative Quickstarter.
Quickstarter, an initiative Wheaton started last year, functions as a chance for students to apply their skills to real life experiences by assisting local entrepreneurs to execute campaigns on Kickstarter, an online crowd-funding platform that hosts a variety of entrepreneurial projects. The grant will allow Wheaton to run a total of eight projects this year.
On Wednesday, Oct. 15, Mercyhurst’s Study Abroad Office hosted the Study Abroad Fair from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Union Great Room where students were given the opportunity to pursue upcoming options and information related to studying abroad.
Three outsourced study abroad programs were present with informational tables at the fair, including the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), American Programs International (API) and Athena Study Abroad.
Mercyhurst University’s Intelligence Studies department become one of the 10 departments on campus to introduce new faculty this year, as they welcome Mercyhurst alumna Kathleen Moore, Ph.D.
Moore, originally from Detroit, Michigan, attended Wayne State University before earning her bachelor’s degree at Mercyhurst in 2010.
Moore went on to attend Pennsylvania State University where she received her doctorate in Information Sciences and Technology in 2014.
She originally majored in criminology, but then switched to Intelligence Studies and later to Information Sciences.
Mercyhurst’s Social Media campaign is continuing its effort to become an increasingly integral part of the university’s marketing strategy.
On Friday, Oct. 3, the hashtag #HURSTisHOME rang in Homecoming.
The hashtag is part of an aggressive social media campaign on behalf of the university to connect with Lakers past, present and prospective.
The Mercyhurst Office of Sustainability has challenged the university to become more conscious of its energy use.
Sustainability Officer Brittany Prischak issued a campus-wide challenge in The Weekender and the Morning Buzz, as well as on the office’s portal page, along with a list of instructions and tips on how to be more energy conservative.
The instructions were divided into three different categories: one for teachers, staff and students.
They focused mainly on conservation tips, such as making sure electronics are turned off when exiting rooms and hallways.
With classes and activities in full swing at this point in the semester, Campus Ministry will be holding “Sabbath Week,” a time for students to take a break from meetings and
activities and use that extra time to re-center.
From Oct. 20 to 25, most Campus Ministry programs, such as Wednesday Night Fellowship, Thursday Night Bible Study and Habitat for Humanity will be canceled for the week.