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Mercyhurst takes alcohol awareness training to middle school students | October 25, 2010

Twelve Mercyhurst College students, trained and certified as peer educators, are taking a program about alcohol awareness and associated issues, like dealing with peer pressure, into middle school classrooms.

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Mercyhurst ethics institute focuses on challenges of genetic science | October 14, 2010

A noted expert in both law and bioethics will discuss the legal and ethical challenges posed by advances in genetic science in a lecture titled “Can Humans Survive Evolutionary Engineering?” on Thursday, Oct. 21, at Mercyhurst College.

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Mercyhurst Criminal Justice Conference takes hard look at juveniles in the adult system | October 13, 2010

Why do we try juveniles as adults? Is it good for society? What are the long-term ramifications for juveniles in the adult system? These compelling questions and more will be addressed at Mercyhurst College’s 36th annual Criminal Justice Conference and James V. Kinnane Awards luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ambassador Banquet & Conference Center.

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Mercyhurst-Times-News inaugural poll shows Kelly ahead by 7 points | October 10, 2010

The Mercyhurst Center for Applied Politics (MCAP) today released polling data that shows Republican challenger Mike Kelly with a lead over incumbent DemocratU.S. Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper in the 3rd Congressional District. Besides the hotly contested race for Dahlkemper’s House seat, voters favor GOP candidates in the Senate and Pennsylvania governor races, according to the latest data.

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Mercyhurst Civic Institute releases Pennsylvania Youth Survey results | October 07, 2010

Alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use is trending downward among Erie County middle and high school students, although students report starting at an earlier age, according to the newly released 2009 Pennsylvania Youth Survey, conducted locally by the Mercyhurst College Civic Institute.

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Mercyhurst nominates student for Rhodes Scholarship | October 06, 2010

Mercyhurst College has nominated senior Bethany Brun for the Rhodes Scholarship for 2011-2013, according to Dr. Verna Ehret, director of the college’s Prestigious Awards Program. Brun is a sociology and religious studies major, who is also pursuing a minor in marriage and family studies.

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Center for Mercy and Catholic Studies welcomes eminent theologian | September 27, 2010

An eminent theologian will visit Mercyhurst College in October to deliver the inaugural lecture sponsored by the college’s new Center for Mercy and Catholic Studies.

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Mercyhurst Center for Applied Politics begins public opinion polling | September 19, 2010

Where once you had to look to polls administered by Quinnipiac or Franklin and Marshall to gauge what’s on the minds of Pennsylvanians, a new center for public opinion research opening this month at Mercyhurst College is expected to become an invaluable resource for community leaders in northwest Pennsylvania on issues of local, state and national interest. (Click here to view a video about the Mercyhurst Center for Applied Politics.)

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Childhood aggression is topic of ‘Flourishing Child’ lecture | September 08, 2010

Dr. Jamie Ostrov, an associate professor of psychology and director of the Social Development Laboratory at the University of Buffalo (SUNY), will discuss “The Development of Forms and Functions of Aggression” at Mercyhurst College on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Walker Recital Hall.

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Mercyhurst, Ophelia Project partner on peer aggression pilot project | August 30, 2010

While the ideal is to create happy, secure, stimulating and caring school environments, that doesn’t always happen. Aggressive behaviors, like bullying, can wreak emotional torment on students.

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