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DECEMBER 1 INSIDE MERCY COLLEGE
The deadline to submit entries for the December 1, 2014 Inside Mercy College is Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 5pm to allow adequate preparation time prior to the Thanksgiving break. Thank you for your cooperation. 
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING MERCYCOLLEGE.EDU EMAIL ACCOUNTS
This information was originally released on November 19, 2014 and went into effect immediately.

Faculty, Staff and Students,
Recently, the Mercy College email site has come under attack from hackers and spammers. Some of the emails sent to our system appear very believable when asking for your username and password. The latest attempt was from a website in Hungary. If you would have clicked on the link included in the email, you would have been taken to their site which appeared exactly like our email login for the web, including our logo and colors. If you had filled out the username and password to “login,” your information would have been sent to their site, thus giving them access to our email system.
Mercy College is instituting a new password system for Mercy College email. You will be required to change your email password every 90 days. Your password must consist of a capital letter, a lowercase letter, a number, and a symbol. Your password must be eight characters or more in length. For example, a valid password could be A123456b$. You may use anything that you can remember, as long as you stay in the guidelines, as the system will not accept improper passwords.
In addition, to help prevent the takeover of our accounts from spam, we will be enabling a feature called Hacked Account Mail Regulator (HAMR). When enabled, this will prevent anyone from sending more than 100 emails per hour. For faculty and staff who need a higher level (bulk emails for recruiting, alumni and donor bulk emails, etc.) this level can be raised to coincide with your goals. You will need to contact Gary Brock in person.
For those of you who are receiving your emails not only from the web, but also on your smart phone, iPad, or tablet, you will need to change your password in the settings for your email account when prompted to do so by email. You will be reminded twice to change your email password; 15 days before it is due and two days before it is due. Your password must be changed or you will lose access to your email account. If you do lose access to your email account, you will need to call one of the following numbers to unlock your email account:
George Kellerbauer – 419-251-1547
Noah Foster – 419-251-1630
Jason Steele – 419-251-1533
Gary Brock – 419-251-1780
 
To change your password:
1. Log on to mail.mercycollege.edu
2. Click on ACTIONS at the top of the screen and scroll to change password.
3. SAVE your change and log off of the client.
 
AHHH DAY - WELLNESS DAY
The popular wellness program "Ahhh Day" is being offered on December 1, from 9am to 3pm in the Fitness Room on the 4th floor of Madison at the Toledo Campus. Students can sign up for free 15 minutes massages. Sign-up sheets are on the door of the 3rd floor Student Lounge on Jefferson through this week. We encourage you to try it, because you will love it. If you do not get the chance to sign-up, you can show up and try your luck. Usually we can fit you in. If you have any questions contact Wendy Nathan, Director of Counseling. P.S. Show up 5 minutes early. Late shows lose their appointment slot as we have to keep on track.
 
ADVENT PRAYER SERVICE
Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 12:15pm, St. Joseph Chapel
Let us come together to celebrate the reflective season of Advent as we await the coming of Jesus at Christmas. We will gather around the Advent wreath and reflect on peace in our hearts and for our world. All are welcome.
 
LIBRARY HOURS FOR THANKSGIVING WEEK
The Library on the Toledo Campus will be closing at noon on Wednesday, November 26 - the day before Thanksgiving. The Library will be closed on Thanksgiving and on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, in accordance with the College closing. You can renew your materials online, if you have items that will be due during the holiday break. For directions on how to renew online, see the Library Resource Bookshelf on Desire2Learn. Click the HELP triangle at the right top of the D2L homepage.
 
 
ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK TRIP - APPLY NOW!
Applications are ready for the 2015 Alternative Spring Trip to David, Kentucky. We will leave on Monday, March 2 and return on Saturday, March 7, 2015. We will be involved with some type of home improvement to aid impoverished families in the Appalachian Mountains. The cost of the trip is $150. The application and more information can be found on the service learning webpage. See Sister Sally (5th Floor Madison) if you have further questions. Space is limited so act NOW!
 
OVERNIGHT APARTMENT AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS NEEDING SHORT TERM HOUSING - PHOTO
Stuck in Toledo due to snow? Have class late and clinical early the next morning and don't want to drive home? Students now have the opportunity to rent an apartment on a short term basis at The Hillcrest Apartments. The fully furnished, 2 bedroom apartment includes a queen size bed, a twin bed,fully furnished living room, bathroom, and pots/pans in the kitchen to make a meal.
You can rent the unit for $75 per night. Want friends to stay with you? The apartment can accommodate up to 4 students at a time for an additional charge of $15 per person. The apartment is available on a first-come, first-served basis and requires a deposit to reserve. Contact Dave Crafts, the Director of Student life, at studentlife@mercycollege.edu or 419-251-2133. If it is after office hours and you are in need of housing, call the director’s cell phone at 419-455-4303.
 
MERCY COLLEGE OPHTHALMIC TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS VISIT TOLEDO OPTICAL - PHOTO
The Mercy College Ophthalmic Technology students visited Toledo Optical on November 12, 2014 for a very informative field trip! They were accompanied by Wendy Pietrzak, BS, ABOC, NCLC (Adjunct Instructor) and Donna Campbell, COMT, OSA (Program Lead) for this annual event. After a PowerPoint presentation about the Toledo Optical focus on customer service and quality, they toured the facility to observe the detailed process involved in producing a pair of glasses. It starts with receipt of the first information about the order until the final Rx is double-checked for accuracy and polished to perfection. Although much of this process is automated, they keep a close watch on quality! Finally, the glasses are paired with a case and any other items that should accompany the order before being returned to the optical shop/doctor for delivery to the patient.
 
REMINDER: GSA EVENT, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH - FLYER
On Monday, November 24th, from 12-1pm, in room 3302, The Gay Straight Alliance is hosting Rob Salem, J.D. and UT Law Clinic professor. Rob will be addressing "Bullying and the LQBTQ community." Rob will cover the devastating consequences of bullying and how you can help. Rob has lectured all over the country on this topic and we are honored to have him as a guest speaker at Mercy. Pizza will be sold at this event for $1.50 a slice to raise money for the Trevor Project, an organization that provides emergency guidance to suicidal LGBTQ teens.
 
ATTENTION: STUDENTS INTERESTED IN HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION AND/OR MEDICAL IMAGING
Mercy College’s Health Care Administration and Medical Imaging programs will each hold a virtual open house on Tuesday, November 25. The Health Care Administration virtual open house will be held at 7pm (EST) and the Medical Imaging virtual open house will be held at 8pm (EST). Students are encouraged to take the opportunity to learn more about each program by logging on during the virtual open house.
More information for Health Care Administration is HERE.
More information for Medical Imaging is HERE.
 

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