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Mercyhurst student interns with Sabres, on deck for Sunday's opener | January 18, 2013

When the puck hits the ice this weekend for the start of the long-overdue NHL season for the Buffalo Sabres, Mercyhurst University exercise science grad student Jeff Biddle will be on the sidelines waiting to play his part.

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Biddle Intern with Sabres

Hospitality unveils new Café Diem | January 18, 2013

The Mercyhurst family has another dining option with the recent opening of the Statler School of Hospitality Management's Café Diem in the Center for Academic Engagement.

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MU Cafe Diem

Mercyhurst student starts poverty initiative in Liberian homeland | January 11, 2013

Social work major Sister (Wilhelmena Browne) Kade is using her Mercyhurst education to launch the People's Initiative Against Poverty to empower the people of her native Liberia to seek a way out of poverty.

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MU Sister Kade

Mercyhurst Hispanic student aims to replicate American dream for others | January 09, 2013

Mercyhurst University junior Monica Contreras has won a $5,000 "Dream Support Grant" from the National Society of Leadership and Success. She began her college career at Mercyhurst's North East campus and is working toward a degree in social work at the Erie campus. She wants to help immigrants realize the American dream.

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Contreras Family

Mercyhurst students earn top honors in national ROTC ranking system | January 04, 2013

Mercyhurst ROTC students Lindsey Botswick, Adam King and Matt Terringo will graduate this May as Distinguished Military Graduates, in part due to their highly rated performance during the summer 2012 Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC), which placed them in the top 25 percentile of the national Army ROTC ranking system.

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ROTC Students Earn Honors

Mercyhurst alumnus shares passion through new book for nature lovers | December 14, 2012

Mercyhurst University alumnus and Wattsburg native Brent Anderson has published his first book, self-described as “the perfect coffee table book for nature lovers,” about one of the most alluring settings in the world – the Florida Everglades.

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Brent Anderson Nature Book

Mercyhurst study probes impact of climate change on ectotherms | December 12, 2012

A new study by biologists at Mercyhurst University focuses on the influence of climate change, particularly warmer winters, on the survival and potential fecundity of cold-blooded animals.

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MU Biology Ectotherms Study

Mercyhurst social work major organizes shoe drive | December 05, 2012

Senior social work major Marissa Zastawa is facilitating the “Within the Sole” shoe drive on campus now until Dec. 17. Zastawa, with the help of the Social Work Club and other members of the Mercyhurst community, hopes to collect 98 pairs of shoes to symbolize the 98 people who died of drug overdoses in Erie County this year.

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Social Work Shoe Drive

Target picks Mercyhurst alumna Kaitlin Badger's snowboard design | November 15, 2012

Up against hundreds of snowboard designs, Target picks one of Mercyhurst alumna Kaitlin Badger's creations, which is now on sale at the major retailer, just in time for the winter holiday season.

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Badger - Target Snowboard Design

Present-day veteran from Mercyhurst to honor those from past at Springhill | October 30, 2012

On Friday, Nov. 9, at 9 a.m., U.S. Marine Sgt. James Oefelein, president of the Mercyhurst University Veterans Association, will stand before dozens of strangers – many of them more than three times his age – and tell them how much he owes them during Springhill’s Second Annual Veterans Breakfast.

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