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VOLUNTARY SURVEY FROM THE HIGHER LEARNING COMMISSION
On Monday, September 7, 2015 all currently enrolled Mercy College of Ohio students will receive an email containing a link to a voluntary survey from the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is the institutional accrediting association that comprehensively evaluates our school. Mercy College of Ohio is going through the process this year. Your comments about your experiences are very important. A summary of your input will be provided to the team of representatives from the Higher Learning Commission who will be visiting our school. The answers you give on this survey are anonymous. Your participation is completely voluntary. The Higher Learning Commission and Mercy College of Ohio will not have access to your identity. The survey will be open September 7 through September 16, 2015.
 
MERCY COLLEGE TO HOST HIGHER LEARNING COMMISSION SITE VISIT
Mercy College of Ohio is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The College will host a Higher Learning Commission site visit team November 2 and 3, 2015. Mercy College of Ohio has been accredited by the Commission since 1995 and has a campus in Toledo, Ohio and a location in Youngstown, Ohio. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation. 
 
The public is invited to submit comments regarding the College:
Third-Party Comment on Mercy College of Ohio
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411
 
The public may also submit comments on the Commission’s Web site at http://hlcommission.org/HLC-Institutions/third-party-comment.html.
 
Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs.  Comments must be in writing.
 
Written comments are due to the Commission by October 1, 2015.
 
THEOLOGY ON TAP – TOLEDO – Submitted by Sr. Sally Bohnett, SND
Young adults in their 20's and 30's - "Theology on Tap's" Summer Edition is at The Black Cloister, 619 Monroe Street, downtown Toledo. Join us on Wednesday, September 2nd, from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. Please arrive early. Our guest speaker will be Bishop Daniel Thomas followed by a Q&A session. Sponsored by Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, Corpus Christi University Parish, and the Office of Young Adult and Campus Ministry for the Diocese of Toledo. Contact them at tottoledo@gmail.com. See you there!
 
FALL SEMESTER WORSHIP SERVICE – Submitted by Sr. Sally Bohnett, SND
Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 12:15 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel (next to the Library)
Let us gather together and pray for blessings on this semester and for any needs that you may have. Where two or three are gathered in God's name, great things can happen! The prayer will be no longer than 20 minutes. All are welcome!
 
SAND VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE STILL ACCEPTING PLAYERS – Submitted by Dave Crafts
All Mercy College students, employees, and alumni are invited to The Beach at The Docks for the weekly Sand Volleyball League. Games began last week but will continue every Monday evening (except Labor Day) at 6:00 p.m. through mid-October. Register here. The games are non-competitive and everyone receives a cool T-Shirt.
 
FALL LEADERSHIP RETREAT NOW ACCEPTING STUDENT REGISTRATION – Submitted by Dave Crafts
The 5th Annual Fall Leadership Retreat will take place Friday, October 9th to Sunday, October 11th. The weekend includes teambuilding, canoeing, zip lining, high ropes course, bon fires, and so much more. Students will stay in temperature controlled cabins at Camp Michindoh in Hillsdale, Michigan. The cost is only $25 which covers everything including transportation, all you can eat food, lodging and a nifty T-shirt. Limited scholarships are available for students who cannot afford the registration fee. Register online today! Contact Dave Crafts at studentlife@mercycollege.edu with questions.
 
MERCY NIGHT OUT TICKETS ON SALE – Submitted by Dave Crafts
MERCY NIGHT OUT, a fun part of the Homecoming tradition, will continue this year on Saturday, September 19th. Mercy College students, employees, alumni, and their invited guests can purchase tickets for a memorable night featuring a comedy show by Jordan Carlos. The comedy show, which will begin at 8:30 p.m., will be followed by dancing and music until 1:00 a.m.. Mercy Night Out will take place at the Blarney Event Center at 601 Monroe St. in downtown Toledo and will offer free pub food, appetizers, and a cash bar. The event is open to those 18 years and older. Tickets can be purchased for just $10 prior to September 12th at the Office of Student Life at J3406 or in The Advancement Office M2714. Questions can be emailed to studentlife@mercycollege.edu.
 
A product of a Huxtable-like upbringing, Jordan Carlos, is a Brooklyn-based stand-up comic brought up on the mean streets of suburban Dallas where he was the only black kid in class and at all the Bar Mitzvahs. He’s appeared most notably as Stephen Colbert’s black friend “Alan” on the Colbert Report, and performed his stand-up on Comedy Central’s "Live at Gotham," The Montreal "Just for Laughs" Festival, and various New York Comedy Festivals. Film appearances include 2009’s Ghost Town with Ricky Gervais, The Rebound with Catherine Zeta Jones, and will appear this fall in My Own Love Song with Renee Zellwegger and Forest Whitaker. Jordan played Kenny Mayne’s PA "Jordan" on ESPN.com’s wildly successful Mayne Street. Jordan starred in MTV’s hit show, I Just Want My Pants Back and can currently be seen on MTV’s monster hit Guy Code, Girl Code and Guy Court.
 
BSN HAS FIRST WHITE COAT CEREMONY – Submitted by Dr. Susan Bernheisel
Mercy College of Ohio conducted its first White Coat Ceremony for the BSN class of 2017 on August 21, 2015. The White Coat Ceremony historically has been a rite of passage for medical schools, dentistry schools, and other medical professional schools. The ceremony was developed by A.P. Gold, M.D., who sought to promote the importance of humanism and compassion in healthcare. In 2014 the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the Gold Foundation joined together to introduce the ceremony to nursing students earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or higher degree. J. Liebowitz, Chief Nurse Executive and Chief Quality Officer of Mercy Northern Region, gave an inspiring presentation on the many contributions to nursing by Florence Nightingale. A small reception was held following the ceremony. Event Photo
 
LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS – Submitted by Dr. Susan Bernheisel
Undergraduate Students Invited to Apply to Collegiate Leadership Conference
Senator Sherrod Brown has invited undergraduate students to apply to participate in Propel Ohio: Collegiate Leadership Summit 2016 at The Ohio State University on Friday, October 16. Propel Ohio seeks to promote civic engagement and inspire college students to grow into civic leaders in Ohio. The conference will engage students on specific challenges that the state is currently facing, including the topics of mental health and human trafficking. Visit the Propel Ohio website for more information, or to apply. The application deadline is September 15, 2015.
 
MERCY COLLEGE COMPLIANCE CORNER – Submitted by Karen Keune
Have you heard of the Campus SaVE Act?  Did you know September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month? 
Signed into law on March 7, 2014 by President Obama, the SaVE Act is part of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization.  As part of the National Campaign for Campus Safety and Security, the SaVE Act highlights the explicit requirements for transparency, victim rights, and educational requirements on behalf of Colleges and Universities, in an effort to decrease sexual violence on campus (knowyourix.org, 2015). 
 
Mercy College of Ohio is committed to building and preserving a community in which its members can learn, work, live and conduct business together free from all forms of sexual misconduct exploitation, intimidation, harassment, and violence.  For more information on Mercy College's commitment to adherence to Title IX, VAWA, Campus Safety and Security please contact:  Leslie Erwin, Interim Vice-President of Student Affairs (leslie.erwin@mercycollege.edu); Jennifer Pizio, Dean of Students for Student Formation/Title IX Coordinator (jennifer.pizio@mercycollege.edu); Pat McAllen, Dean/Chief Operating Officer; Interim Deputy Title IX Coordinator-Youngstown(patricia.mcallen@mercycollege.edu).
 
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