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.
John Olszowka, Ph.D. assigned his history class an extra credit opportunity where students were able to record the Gettysburg Address and submit it to a website.
People nation-wide participated submitting their videos. Participants of all ages participated individually or in groups.
This was an opportunity for Americans to remember the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address and it was a good opportunity for students to recall such an important speech in American history.
The January term class offerings at Mercyhurst this year have been a controversial topic around campus. The concern of the number and variety of courses available to students has been a concern to scrambling students and advisors alike.
With the increasing popularity of Ultrabook, solid state drives are swiftly replacing the older disk hard drives do to their lighter, thinner design and much faster read and write speeds. This week we will be taking a more in depth look at solid-state drives and why it may be worth swapping out that old hard drive for a new solid state.
SSD 101: As stated before, a solid-state drive (SSD) is a data storage device, much like a hard drive, that uses solid-state memory, flash memory, to store data instead of disks. This change eliminates any moving parts on your hard drive.
The turnout was small last night at Campus Ministry’s Religious Open Mic, where students were invited to step forward and voice their opinions and views about religion.
A total of 10 students filtered in and out of the forum which began at 5:30 p.m. and ended roughly and hour later. The forum went up against Egan’s Thanksgiving dinner, which may or may not have accounted for the low numbers.
The event seemed mostly targeted at students who did not check a religious affiliation on their college applications.
Mercyhurst University Police and Safety recently acquired a bomb sniffing dog as a utility to the campus and the region.
The Belgian Malinois, trained to detect explosives, is named Rico.
When asked how Mercyhurst is funding the purchase and upkeep for Rico, Chief of Police Robert Kuhn replied, “We have been requesting the state for the funds to acquire a dog like for Rico for about a year now. Thanks to cooperation from state Sen. Sean Wiley we were able to secure $13,000 to get Rico and his accompanying police van. Erie Insurance has also made donations to pay for his general upkeep including food and veterinary costs.”
Operation Christmas Child has been an event planned through an organization called Samaritan’s Purse and has provided millions of children worldwide with Christmas gifts, many of them from the Erie area.
Operation Christmas Child allows volunteers to pack what is called a “shoebox gift.” According to the Samaritan’s Purse website, small trinkets such as toys, school supplies, small articles of clothing, winter hats or scarves or personal hygiene products are suggested to pack into the box.
Volunteer choose whether they make a box for a girl or boy, and drop it off at a participating location.
I have never used dry shampoo until I found myself with hair in need of a wash and no time. This dry shampoo is perfect for in between washes because it eliminates oiliness. This particular recipe gives you a volume boost too. The hardest part of this recipe is finding the ingredients, but don’t worry we found the all of them and you can too by using the ingredient guide on the Fresh Face Forward website. The dry shampoo has a faint gingery-sage smell but that will fade when you blow dry it out or you can skip the ginger and sage altogether. Apply this to dry hair in need of a pick-me-up.
In 2011, “More than 36 million tons of food waste was generated… 96 percent of which was thrown away into landfills or incinerators.”
This statistic is the first to catch the eye on the informational flyer for the “Food Recovery Project,” headed by Mercyhurst University’s Service-Learning Office this year. The project seeks to prevent usable food from going to waste on and around the Mercyhurst campus.
Bethany Brun, AmeriCorps VISTA in the Service-Learning Office, and head of the Recovery Project, said that the food recovery was initiated when she and Service-Learning Director Colin Hurly were approached by Mercyhurst Sustainability Officer Brittney Prischak in March of last year. Prischak came with the information that the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) challenge, which tries to reduce waste on campus, compost and increase recycling, did not feature any food rescue initiative.
KayLeigh Rogers has an incredible talent which is alternately inspiring and terrifying: She is a world-class archer who has won national competitions and competed internationally with professional archers. And she’s only 19 years old.
The young prodigy from Texas has competed across the globe in compound and freestyle archery competitions, showcasing her talent and winning her notoriety in archery circles.
KayLeigh is a freshman at Mercyhurst who started shooting when she was 12.
“I had just left six years of soccer and my mom told me that I had to find a new sport,” she said in a recent interview.