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Mercyhurst trustees extend president’s contract | July 26, 2004

The Mercyhurst College Board of Trustees has extended the contract of Dr. William P. Garvey as college president until June 30, 2007, giving the new board leadership a year before a presidential search and selection process begins.

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Mercyhurst, Corry School District receive nearly $1 million grant | July 14, 2004

Mercyhurst College and the Corry Area School District have been awarded a $984,920 Teaching American History grant by the United States Department of Education that will focus efforts on professional development for teachers and heighten awareness of the United States Constitution with a goal of improving student understanding of American history.

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Allegations against Mercyhurst forensic anthropologist groundless | July 07, 2004

Allegations that Steven Symes, Ph.D., a forensic anthropologist on the faculty of Mercyhurst College, had taken bones without permission from his former employer, the Shelby County, Tenn., Regional Forensic Center, have proved groundless.

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Alden Challenge Grant Supports Science Division | June 01, 2004

The George I. Alden Trust of Worcester, Mass., has authorized a challenge grant of $100,000 to launch the Mercyhurst Analytical and Conservation Center (MACC), a fund-raising priority for the college’s science division.

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Cheryl Bilski honored with President’s Award for Adult Excellence | May 23, 2004

On Saturday, May 22, during the Mercyhurst College adult and graduate student commencement ceremony in the Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center, the President’s Award for Adult Excellence was presented to Cheryl A. Bilski, Erie, Pa., who earned her undergraduate degree in computer systems with a concentration in management information systems.

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31st annual criminal justice conference June 11 | May 11, 2004

While Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge will be unable to attend Mercyhurst College’s 31st annual criminal justice conference on Friday, June 11, at the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center on the Erie campus, the conference’s morning session will continue. In addition, Ridge will be forwarding a taped version of his speech to be broadcast at noon.

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Child prodigies to perform with Mercyhurst string orchestra | April 17, 2004

Child prodigies Sirena Huang, a 9-year-old award-winning violinist from Hartford, Conn.; and Benjamin Brookstone, 14, of Washington, D.C., a violinist who already has graced the concert stage at Carnegie Hall; will perform during a concert of the Mercyhurst College string orchestra on Saturday, April 17, at 8 p.m. in Walker Recital Hall of the Audrey Hirt Academic Center.

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Mercyhurst concert features music from movies | April 04, 2004

“Driving Miss Daisy,” “Pig in the City,” Angela’s Ashes” … what do they all have in common? Movie soundtracks, of course.

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Actress Sarah Melici brings story of Dorothy Day to Mercyhurst | March 30, 2004

Sarah Melici, a stage, film and TV actress, will share the powerful message of one of the most influential figures in American Catholicism through her one-woman play, “Fool for Christ: The Story of Dorothy Day,” on Tuesday, March 30, at 8 p.m. in Taylor Little Theatre on the campus of Mercyhurst College. The play is free and open to the public.

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Academic Celebration focuses on changing boundaries of ethical behavior | March 28, 2004

Gay marriage, the war in Iraq, downloading music from the Internet and the evolution of Vietnam are among the many hot picks of this year’s Academic Celebration, which takes as its provocative theme: “Right, Wrong and Grey: Ethical Boundaries for the 21st Century.” The annual event begins Sunday, March 28, and continues through Wednesday, March 31.

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