The Cohen Health Center recommends students get meningitis vaccines soon, or sign waivers if they have not yet done so. Pennsylvania law requires college students to submit proof of vaccination or sign a waiver if they wish not to get the vaccine.
These forms should be submitted by this Friday, Dec. 6, at the latest to comply with the state's requirements. Although only one vaccination is required, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and other organizations have recommended that a booster vaccine be applied after five years of the first one to maintain the vaccine's maximum strength.
Sunday, Dec. 8, the Mercyhurst Concert Choir, directed by Rebecca Ryan, Director of Choirs, will be performing Gloria by Francis Poulenc with soprano soloist Ms. Lydia Beasley, Assistant Professor of Voice.
The concert will take place in the Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. The choir will be accompanied by a full string orchestra and the Mercyhurst String Ensemble will also be performing a few selections, including a variety Christmas selections, which is directed by Dr. Joseph Kneer.
A higher than expected demand for classes during the J-Term led the Mercyhurst University administration to add more class sections to meet this demand.
According to Associate Vice President for Academic Services Michele Wheaton, 70 percent of the student population signed up for J-Term classes, a number slightly higher than was expected.
Once additional freshmen “who are required to register for the J-Term” finalize their registration, the number would “increase the percentage” of those participating in the J-Term “to approximately 77 percent.”
The Mercyhurst Archaeology Institute has finalized plans to begin a digging project starting in January in Vero Beach, Fla.
The project, which will involve students from the Archaeology Institute as well as volunteers from the community, aims to discover plant, animal and human remains that may not be found in any other archaeological sites in the world, according to a Mercyhurst announcement.
It’s that time of year again. While everyone is hanging up lights and wrapping gifts, make time to see the Mercyhurst Dance Department’s annual production, of “Tis the Season!”
“Tis the Season” is a dance performance that first showcased in December of 2011. It is on its way to becoming an annual tradition for all of Erie to enjoy. It is a narrated performance that puts special emphasis on Mercyhurst’s theme for this year, Happiness.
Thanksgiving is a holiday that is to be spent with family and at home. This year due to the change to the 4-1-4 calendar, the Thanksgiving break was shortened to a four-day weekend, which ended up being a five-day weekend due to the weather conditions.
Some students had long drives to their hometowns and planned to get there before the actual day of Thanksgiving, especially when the weather conditions were not the best to drive long distances.
As predicted the Mercyhurst wrestling team has gotten off to a comfortable start by increasing its undefeated record so far to 4-0.
In the men’s last dual match on Saturday, Nov. 23, the team surpassed Wheeling Jesuit and Ohio Valley. The first match was won, 41-3, and the second match, 42-3.
Even though fans and other teams expected the Lakers to do well this season, the team has taken it upon itself to continue the tradition of hard work and earning success by what it does in practice.
“We came in with a goal in mind this year: knowing our team had the potential to be really good, but needed to put in the time and work in order to do that. So far we’ve been doing everything we need through practices, extra workouts, and just good team focus in order to start out 4-0,” said redshirt sophomore Kody Young.
Although the Mercyhurst women’s basketball team has started their season so far with a record of 1-4, their focus is on the next few games to get some big wins before the Christmas break.
The women are also concentrating on their goals for the season that they think cane prove a lot for themselves despite the young age of the team.
“Our team is trying to compete with every team we play this year. Our conference is one of the best in the country, so every day our goal is to prove that even though we are young, we can still compete with every team,” said sophomore Adrienne Kloecker.
The Mercyhurst University women’s hockey team captured its third straight win after a 3-2 win over St. Lawrence on Wednesday afternoon on Nov. 27, which improved its season to 10-5-2.
This is the team’s first series sweep since it played University of Maine. The Lakers also improved to 5-1-1 on their home ice. St. Lawrence, a member of the ECAC conference, dropped to 6-9-1 overall this season.
“The team so far is doing well. We have a young group and it took a little more time to get everyone on the same page and rolling, but I think we are starting to hit our peak and are working at our full potential,” senior Christie Cicero said.
Junior Amanda Makela was named the College Hockey America Goaltender of the Week for her performances against St. Lawrence University over the mid-week series. Makela has captured her fourth Goaltender of the Week award this season.
Walking through the main lobby of Old Main, being greeted with a beautiful smile and a “have a nice day” is priceless. Receiving this blessing every day from a lovely lady is the best in one’s routine.
Patricia Jaskiewicz, best known as Trish, brightens the day of students, faculty and others visiting campus with her radiant smile and sweet words.
Also, when someone needs help in being redirected through the phone she is more than willing to assist.