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Oversized duck has university community quacking with curiosity | November 05, 2012

It’s the season for donkeys and elephants, so what’s an oversized bentwood duck doing on the front lawn of Mercyhurst University?

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David Seitzinger Large Duck Art

Flashback 1962: MIAC to present classic films at 70 cents a pop | November 02, 2012

The Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture (MIAC) will bring the Sixties to life through a new Classic Film Series, presenting memorable films from 1962 on select Sundays December through April. Best of all, MIAC is charging 1962 ticket prices so 70 cents is all the more you’ll need to go to the movies – that’s $1.40 to take a date, or $2.80 to entertain a family of four.

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Dyslexia to be explored through film, panel discussion at Mercyhurst | November 01, 2012

“Dislecksia: The Movie,” directed by dyslexic Harvey Hubbell V, is a comic documentary, but it has a serious purpose. It will give viewers a better understanding of the condition itself, the problems it makes for individuals and families, and the programs that are needed to deal with it.

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Quality reigns as hallmark of annual Friends of Mercyhurst Art Show | November 01, 2012

The seventh annual Friends of Mercyhurst Art Show transforms the first-floor corridor of Old Main into a vibrant hub of color and creativity starting Monday, Nov. 5.

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Veteran shares life through story & photography at Mercyhurst | October 30, 2012

Despite his firsthand and intimate experience with the horrors of war, Michael Moryc’s real hell began when he returned to civilian life in June of 1969. The Erie native and Mercyhurst University alumnus suffered the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for more than 20 years before receiving a diagnosis and treatment through the Veteran’s Administration (VA).

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Woodward talk canceled | October 28, 2012

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Bob Woodward's talk at Mercyhurst University, scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m., has been postponed because of the pending storm, which has resulted in hundreds of flights, including Woodward's out of Washington, D.C., being canceled.

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Lights, Camera, Action... Mercyhurst in the movies | October 17, 2012

The office of Mercyhurst University President Dr. Tom Gamble morphed into a movie set this morning, complete with lights, cameras and plenty of action.

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Mercyhurst dance performances celebrate ‘Freedom Season’ | October 12, 2012

The Mercyhurst University Institute for Arts & Culture announces the Dance Department’s “Freedom Season.” Celebrating the university’s 2012-13 academic theme of freedom, dance performances this year will focus on freedom of expression, freedom to rejoice in the peace of the holiday season, creative freedom and freedom of choice.

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Mercyhurst, Erie Art Museum partner to present ‘An Eerie Halloween’ | October 12, 2012

The D’Angelo Opera Theatre at Mercyhurst University and the Erie Art Museum are combining their artistic resources to present “An Eerie Halloween,” a truly unique Halloween event celebrating music, art and the macabre.

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Wrongfully imprisoned: Bryonn Bain shares true story at Mercyhurst | October 08, 2012

Racially profiled and wrongfully imprisoned during his second year at Harvard Law School, hip-hop activist Bryonn Bain will tell his incredible, true story in a presentation titled “Freedom Denied” at Mercyhurst University on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in Taylor Little Theater. Bain’s visit is in keeping with the academic theme chosen for the year at Mercyhurst: Freedom.

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