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Recent Mercyhurst graduate commissioned to redesign university website

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  • Education Department promotes 'Giving Tree'

    Ashley Favata: The Education department's annual 'Giving Tree' is located on the third floor of the Audrey Hirt Academic Center.

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  • Equestrian club seeks new members

    Mercyhurst’s Equestrian team has been on the mission of attracting more members.

    Currently the team is made up of sophomore Intelligence and Business Marketing major Rachel Betzner and sophomore Exercise Science and Pre-Physical Therapy major Molly Card. They have been on the search of bringing new members after two people quit the team.

    “Nobody knows about us and we’ve been trying to get our name out there,” said Betzner. She recently created a website and Facebook page to promote the club.

    Active Minds Panel promotes openness on campus

    Alison Ockasi: Panelists open up about mental health  at the “Open Minds, Healthy Minds” event organized by the Active Minds club  this past Friday evening in Zurn Hall.

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  • ‘Hurst Christology class serves ‘the Other’

    Contributed photo: Students from a Christology class taught by Mary Hembrow-Snyder, Ph.D., took part in a Service Learning project at the end of October.</p />
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  • Seniors to host ‘family’ dinner

    Few things say “family togetherness” like sitting down to a big spaghetti dinner.

    The Mercyhurst Social Work department will host a Hurst Family Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, Dec. 7, at Mercyhurst Preparatory School.

    Every year, senior Social Work majors develop a project, depending on the students’ particular interests. This year, the class, which consists of nine seniors, decided to host the Family Spaghetti Dinner in an effort to promote family togetherness. The proceeds from the dinner will go to help families in need in the Erie area.

    Enough Club Revives on Campus

    Awareness brings initiative, and with initiative brings change.

    The Enough Club at Mercyhurst is giving students an opportunity to come together and raise awareness of global issues and violations against human rights which plague the world today in order to help to make Mercyhurst a conflict-free campus.

    The Enough Club is a recent addition to Mercyhurst University and is also known as the Conflict-Free Campus Initiative.

    Religious Studies' Professor von Thaden revamps course

    Mike Murphy photo: Robert von Thaden, Ph.D., has taught in the Religious Studies department at Mercyhurst for nine years.</p />
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  • ‘Hurst Student Organizes Cancer Patient Art Gallery

    Sami Rapp photo: Jena Skelton, junior Art Therapy major, sets up for the art gallery at the Regional Cancer Center, Erie. Next to her is a piece of art done by one of the center’s patient’s granddaughters.Sami Rapp photo: Jena Skelton, junior Art Therapy major, sets up for the art gallery at the Regional Cancer Center, Erie. Next to her is a piece of art done by one of the center’s patient’s granddaughters.
    Some students at are able to turn their passion into experience during their time at Mercyhurst.

    This past Tuesday, Nov. 4, junior Art Therapy major Jena Skelton did just that as she organized an art gallery to showcase the creative works of patients she worked with during her time as an intern and employee at The Regional Cancer Center, Erie.

    Leadership Certification Program gets restructured

    At Mercyhurst University, the Leadership Certification program thrives to build leaders on campus and better develop their skills which they can carry beyond the gates.

    By getting students involved through community service as well as through school clubs and organizations, students can obtain skills that help them after they graduate.

    Leadership and outreach coordinator Kristy Jamison is in charge of the program which she has restructured.