Academic Celebration to run April 14-19

From Sunday, April 14, through Wednesday, April 17, the topic of “Mind, Body, Spirit Connection” will be explored by the entire Mercyhurst College community during the Academic Celebration, an annual event sponsored by the college’s Honors Program and funded through an academic enrichment grant. 

The celebration features four days of student presentations, faculty lectures and visiting speakers, plus a poster display and several interactive programs, all organized by students Jennifer Kons and Danielle Aloshen, who are handling the 2002 event with the help of faculty adviser Dr. Karen Christensen, an assistant professor of Spanish. 

Events are as follows:

Continuous events

Zurn Hall, 2nd floor lobby

Sharing Psychological Research

Sunday, April 14

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Sullivan Hall Classroom 3 

Solving the Mind-Body Problem

3 – 4:30 p.m.

Mercy Heritage Room

Acheiving Peace in a World with Borders - Sister Kathleen Erickson 

5:30 – 7 p.m.

Sullivan Hall Classroom 3 

Birthing a New World

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Zurn Hall, DanceSpace A

An Evening of Liturgical Dance

7 – 8:30 p.m.

Sullivan Hall Classroom 3

God’s Earth: Faith, Religion and Environmental Stewardship - a film

Monday April 15

4 – 5 p.m.

Zurn Hall Classroom 114

Aesthetics and World War II: Creating Horror from the Conception of Beauty

4:30-6 p.m.

Mercy Heritage Room

Experiencing the Border

8:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Sullivan Hall Classroom 3

Rotaract Guest Speaker Series: Michael Murnock

Tuesday April 16

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Sullivan Hall Classroom 3

5 – 6:30 p.m.

Mercy Heritage Room

Finding Peace Through Stillness and Breath: Yoga Practices for Your Daily Life

8:15 – 9:15 p.m.

Mercy Heritage Room

Eating Disorders: Fact and Fiction…One woman’s journey to recovery - Shannon Bonnette 

Wednesday April 17

3:30 – 6 p.m.

Sullivan Hall Classroom 1

Using Writing as a Tool for Mind-Body-Spirit Connections

6 – 7 p.m.

Hammermill Library, Room 415

Freedom of Speech or Freedom to Brainwash?

8:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Sullivan Hall Classroom 3

Whole Personhood and Multi-Levels of Hunger

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