The Merciad

New partnership yields Therapeutic Arts Initiative

Melanie Todd, Staff writer

November 11, 2015

The Art Therapy program and Harborcreek Youth Services (HYS) forged a new relationship through music to help connect with the youth in the program and give them new ways of expressing and connecting with their emotions. “Harborcreek...

Criminal Justice Department confronts domestic violence issue through month-long campaign

Devin Hardner, Contributing writer

November 3, 2015

October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Mercyhurst students and faculty showed their support with a passive campaign by the Criminal Justice Department. Maria Garase, Ph.D., criminal justice associate professor and...

Deans prepare for new schools

Melanie Todd, Staff writer

November 3, 2015

The new university structure includes new jobs for four full time academic deans. Each academic college now has its own full time dean who is fully accessible to students and faculty. “I’m excited to take on a new...

5K run to benefit Wounded Warrior Project for vets

Sergio Cortes, Contributing writer

November 3, 2015

The Mercyhurst Sports Medicine Student Association and the Mercyhurst softball team are joining together for the first time to organize a 5K run/walk to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The Wounded Warrior Project is a...

Athletes required to live on campus starting fall 2016

Catherine Rainey, News editor

October 30, 2015

Starting in the fall of 2016, Mercyhurst University is requiring all student-athletes to live in on-campus housing. The decision is the first step of the university’s plan to have nearly all undergraduate students live on...

Forensics awarded grant to study sex of skeletons

Erin McGarrity, Staff writer

September 29, 2015

The Mercyhurst Department of Applied Forensic Sciences received a grant of $126,871 from the U.S. National Institute of Justice last week to test two new methodologies for estimating the sex of human skeletal remains and create...

Student designs three new t-shirts for Admissions to distribute

Lauren Murphy, Staff writer

September 29, 2015

Olivia Brandow, a sophomore Graphic Design major, is responsible for creating three new Mercyhurst t-shirts that are now being distributed by the Admissions Office. Brandow was a freshman enrolled in Introduction to Graphic Design...

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