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Mercyhurst collaborates on Sister Joan Chittister Archival Project | March 06, 2013

Mercyhurst University has joined in a collaborative effort to preserve and make accessible the papers of one of its most prominent graduates, Sister Joan D. Chittister, OSB.

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Sister Joan Chittister

Online hybrid gets high marks in Mercyhurst’s OL program | February 27, 2013

In today's technology-driven world, it was important to Mercyhurst University professor Gil Jacobs, Ph.D, to meet the changing educational needs of his graduate students. To adapt meant developing a new academic model that was successful — measured by meeting course learning objectives, facilitating quality education and creating satisfaction among his students.

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MU OL Program

Buddhist monk to share insights on finding well-being in the mind | February 27, 2013

Tibetan Buddhist teacher and monk Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche comes to the Carolyn Herrmann Student Union Great Room at Mercyhurst University on Tuesday, March 12, at 10 a.m. to present “Discovering Peace and Well-Being in the Mind.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Mercyhurst announces 'happiness' as academic theme for 2013-2014 | February 22, 2013 - Posted in News Releases

Mercyhurst University is pleased to announce the theme for the 2013-2014 academic year: happiness.

President Thomas Gamble, Ph.D., the Office of Academic Affairs, Campus Ministry and the Institute for Arts & Culture invite Mercyhurst students, faculty, staff and administration to explore the many different aspects of happiness throughout the next academic year.

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New MU academic theme is happiness

Mercyhurst prof’s dad, 91, tells class saga of being POW in WW II | February 14, 2013

To a little girl, he was a surreal sight – that airman shot out of the sky and secured behind bars in a ramshackle basement jail in the Daxberg, Germany, town hall.
It was May 1944. She peered wide-eyed through the barred windows at the prisoner – twenty-something U.S. Army Air Corps Sgt. Arthur H. Mills Sr. She would never forget him.

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Most Pennsylvanians oppose arming teachers, new Mercyhurst poll says | February 11, 2013

A majority of registered voters in Pennsylvania rejects the controversial proposal of arming teachers in schools, according to a new poll released today by the Mercyhurst Center for Applied Politics.

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Intel students get 'dress for success' tips from fashion merchandising | February 11, 2013

Steve Zidek, assistant professor for the Institute for Intelligence Studies at Mercyhurst University, invites Abbey Rowe, fashion instructor for the Department of Fashion Merchandising, to talk to his students about how dressing the part could help them land a job.

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Intel and Fashion Merchandising

Mercyhurst PSI initiates training in 'active shooter response' | February 06, 2013

The wave of mass shootings across the U.S., most recently at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, has prompted the Mercyhurst University Public Safety Institute (PSI) to develop a program aimed at teaching individuals how to survive and lead others to safety in the event of an active shooter incident.

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MU PSI Initiates Training

Rotary, Mercyhurst collaborate on third ethics forum, scholarship | February 04, 2013

Juniors from 12 area high schools will convene on the campus of Mercyhurst University Tuesday, Feb. 26, for the third annual Rotary Club of Erie Ethics Symposium, organized in partnership with Mercyhurst’s Evelyn Lincoln Institute for Ethics and Society.

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AIM summer program gives students on autism spectrum college 'preview' | January 16, 2013

For the fourth year in a row, Mercyhurst University will offer a residential summer program designed to enable college-bound teenagers with Asperger’s and high-functioning autism to test the waters of university life.

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AIM Summer Program