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STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE IMPORTANT LINKS

If you have any questions or have difficulty completing the waiver process please mercycollege@brooksinsurance.com

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MADISON AVENUE CONSTRUCTION
Mercy College has received notice that the City of Toledo will begin repairing and repaving Madison Avenue, from Woodruff to 11th Street, beginning Tuesday, August 19, 2014. The estimated project completion date is October 31, 2014.

From Tuesday, August 19 through Friday, August 22, 2014, eastbound Madison Avenue will be closed but the westbound lane will remain open. From Monday, August 25 through Friday, September 5, 2014, west bound Madison Avenue will be closed but the eastbound lane will remain open. Small areas of sidewalk and curbs will also be repaired during this time. 

Madison Avenue will be a one lane, one-way street in the construction area requiring alternate routes in and out of the Madison Avenue parking lots during this time.  The lots on Madison Avenue will continue to be open and accessible from Madison Avenue. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to park in the Mercy parking garage, located on Jefferson Avenue.

Your patience during this project is appreciated.

DEADLINE APPROACHING TO WAIVE STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE
I want to remind you that Fall Semester bills were posted Wednesday, July 23, 2014. There have been many questions regarding the student health insurance charge appearing on some of your bills.  The last day to waive the student health insurance and have the fee removed is August 22, 2014.  If you have insurance and feel this fee should be removed please complete the following:
• If you have been billed for student health insurance because you are taking 6 or more credits this semester and you currently have health insurance, you can waive out of the insurance by completing the waiver online HERE
• Incorrectly completing the waiver will result in your request to waive the insurance and remove the fee being denied. Please carefully review Student Waiver Guidelines HERE
• If you have completed the waiver request and were denied and you believe that is an error please complete the appeal form HERE

James Harter
Vice President of Administrative Services and Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs

SCRAMBLE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
As part of the Mercy College Homecoming, our seventh annual Scramble for Scholarships will be held on Friday, September 19. Registration begins at noon; a hot-dog lunch is provided and tee time is 1:00 p.m. at the Whiteford Valley Golf Course in Ottawa Lake, MI. The event closes with dinner.
One of our major sponsors, the SC Ministry Foundation (Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, OH) has provided funding for one student foursome. $65 of the $75 fee will be underwritten by the Foundation. If you are interested in being part of a foursome, contact Mike Whalen, Director of Advancement, at 419-251-1824. Places will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

HOFFMAN AMBASSADOR APPLICATION DEADLINE APPROACHING
If you want to grow in leadership and service, this is for YOU! The Hoffman Ambassador Program is open to ten students and will award a $3000 scholarship to each of those chosen. Each Hoffman Ambassador is required to perform 250 hours of service which includes leadership training and meetings. If you are interested in becoming a Hoffman Ambassador, contact Sister Sally in the Campus Ministry office or at 419-251-1866 or via email at sally.bohnett@mercycollege.edu. An application packet can be found online HERE. If you have a heart for service, this program is for you!!
Deadline for applications is August 25 by 5 p.m.

MERCY NIGHT OUT TICKETS AVAILABLE
All Mercy alumni, Mercy College students, faculty, staff, and their guests are invited to Mercy Night Out on Saturday, September 20, as part of Homecoming Weekend. The event will be held at Loft 44, 610 Monroe Street, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. Featured entertainment will be “Think Fast.” Cost for tickets is $10 if purchased prior to September 12; $15 if purchased on or after September 12. Ticket price includes appetizer bar and entertainment; cash bar for all beverages. Tickets are nonrefundable.
Tickets will be available for purchase during the Welcome Back BBQ on Thursday, August 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Get your tickets early!
Dave Crafts, Director of Student Life, will have tickets available in his office for purchase after August 21.

WELCOME (BACK) BBQ
Welcome (Back) to campus students! Join other students, faculty and staff on Thursday, August 21st for a free lunch and give-ways. Student Organizations and Service Offices will be available to highlight the services and events available to students. Free food will be served from local food trucks from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. while supplies last. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to join us on the Jefferson lawn for this annual event.
 
MARCH IN TOLEDO PRIDE
Do you want to show your support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community at Mercy College? In the spirit of dignity and inclusion, show your support by marching with the Mercy College Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) in the 5th Annual Toledo Pride Parade on Saturday, August 23rd at noon in downtown Toledo. Contact GSA President, Jacob Hinojosa at jhinojosa2@mercycollege.edu for more information.
 
LEAD: SECRETS OF THE STARS!
Want to know the secrets of academic super stars? Come to this session to learn the top secret ways to get great grades and be successful at Mercy College.  Sssshhh, it’s a secret! Join us in J3302 at Noon on Monday, August 25th for a free lunch and a workshop preparing you to get the most out of your experience at Mercy College. Email studentlife@mercycollege.edu for more information.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION OUTING WITH THE MUD HENS
Take me out to the game! All Student Organization Officers and Advisors are invited to the Mud Hens game on Saturday, August 23 for a Registered Student Organization (RSO) meet and greet. You will be served dinner and learn about mandatory trainings and forms for all organization officers. Please contact the Director of Student Life, Dave Crafts at david.crafts@mercycollege.edu for details and to RSVP.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR FALL SEMESTER
 
GRADUATION APPLICATIONS
Graduation Applications for the Spring 2015 semester are due October 31, 2014 to your advisor.  Please make an appointment to see your advisor prior to filling out the Graduation Application.  Thank you!  Heather Hoppe, Registrar
 
FERPA
Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act (FERPA)
At its discretion, Mercy College of Ohio may provide “directory information” in accordance with the provisions of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). Directory Information is defined as that information which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Designated directory information at Mercy College of Ohio includes the following: student’s name, address, telephone listing, electronic mail address, photograph, date and place of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, grade level, enrollment status (e.g. undergraduate or graduate, full-time or part-time), degrees, honors and awards received, and the most recent educational agency or institution attended. Students may block public disclosure of directory information (all or in part) by notifying the Office of the Registrar in writing.
Please consider very carefully the consequences of a decision to withhold directory information. A non-disclosure block will call for Mercy College of Ohio not to release any or all of this “directory information;” thus, any further requests for such information from non-institutional person or organization will be refused.
Mercy College of Ohio will honor your request to withhold directory information but cannot assume responsibility to contact you for subsequent permission to release this information. Regardless of the effect upon you, Mercy College of Ohio assumes no liability as a result of honoring your instructions that such information be withheld.
Although the initial request may be filed at any time, requests for non-disclosure will be honored by the College until removed, in writing, by the student.
Also see: FERPA INFORMATION

FINANCIAL AID OFFICE - NEW LOCATION
The Financial Aid Office has a new location! We are now located on the 6th floor Madison Avenue side. All office contact information remains the same except the fax number.
Financial Aid Contact Information:
Phone: (419) 251-1219 or (888) 80-MERCY, ext. 1219
(NEW) Fax: (419) 251-0969
Email: financialaid@mercycollege.edu

CLINICAL STUDENTS – REMINDER ABOUT BACKGROUND CHECK AND HEALTH RECORDS IN CERTIFIED BACKGROUND
Clinical program students have been sent instructions via email regarding background check/clinical requirements and setting up a Certified Background account. However, many students have not yet set up their Certified Background accounts and completed their requirements (due dates vary by program, but most are due by the start of school). If you have not yet received an email from Janice Bernard with these instructions, please contact her at janice.bernard@mercycollege.edu or 419-251-1722. Current clinical students should check their Certified Background account to make sure that all of their health records are up-to-date.

CLINICAL STUDENTS – WATCH FOR ANNOUNCEMENT OF FREE FLU VACCINATIONS ON CAMPUS THIS FALL
Clinical students required to have a current season flu vaccination will need to do so no later than October 15th. Watch for the announcement of free flu vaccination clinics to be held on campus this fall. Dates/times will be announced in the weekly student email when they are available.

STUDENT SENATE OFFICERS NEEDED
Do you have an opinion? We want to hear it! Student Senate is searching for three officers for 2014-2015. If you are interested representing the student body by serving as the Vice President, Director of Finance or Director of Communication of the Student Senate, contact the Co-Presidents of your Student Senate Kevin Chischke or Leah Crusey at lcrusey@mercycollege.edu. "Student Senate SVU: Student Voices United

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