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THE YEAR OF MERCY – Submitted by Sister Sally Bohnett, SND
Pope Francis has designated 2016 as the Year of Mercy. As a College with that name, how fitting it is to look at how we can show mercy.
Corporal Work of Mercy: Give Drink to the Thirsty
Practice - Throw your coin change in a jar and periodically donate it to a charity
 
SAVE THE DATE: SPRING HUMANITIES PRESENTATION – Submitted by Shelly McCoy Grissom
Join us for the Spring Humanities Event, “Women’s Perspectives in Celebrating Faith” – co-sponsored by the Division of General Education and the Diversity Council.

March 28, 2016
Noon-1:15 p.m.
J3302

Faith is celebrated throughout the year by all religions. During Women’s History Month, we’ll gather a panel of women faculty who will share their experiences with holy days. Refreshments will be served - all are welcome!
 
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE REMINDER – Submitted by Julie Leslie
Don't forget to apply for Mercy College Scholarships for the fall 2016 semester. The deadline is February 28 and fast approaching! Only one application is necessary! Please write an essay on the Mercy values and how you demonstrate them in your life, your commitment to the College's motto of compassion and caring, and an explanation of your chosen major and your perceived need for funds. This essay should be no greater than 500 words. Apply on-line.  
 
NSNA MERCY COLLEGE CHAPTER 2016 OFFICER ELECTION – Submitted by Keriann Thacker
Please help us in determining our leaders for the Mercy College Student Nursing Association 2016-2017 school year. This voting is open to all Mercy College students of any program, campus, and year. Included in the selections are a bio written by each candidate as to why they would be fit for each position. You can access election information here. Thank you!
 
MASS ON THURSDAY – Submitted by Sister Sally Bohnett, SND
Thursday, February 18, 12:15 p.m., St. Joseph Chapel
Come and join in the celebration of Mass during this Lenten season. Let us pray together for the needs of students, faculty and staff as well as the needs of the whole world. All are welcome to this wonderful way to give praise to God.
 
BUSY PERSON'S RETREAT – SIGN-UPS DUE THIS WEEK – Submitted by Sister Sally Bohnett, SND
The Busy Person's Retreat is tailored to fit YOUR schedule and is a chance to slow down and reflect on your relationship with God, others, and yourself amidst the busyness of life. What a great way to journey through this Lenten season. See Sr. Sally in Campus Ministry, 5th floor, if you have questions. Pick up an application from Sr. Sally, the Bulletin Board outside the student lounge, or from the website. Click here for the application information. Applications are due to Sr. Sally by Wednesday, February 17.
 
PROJECT PJ - THE END IS NEAR! – Submitted by Sister Sally Bohnett, SND
February 1-22
Time is running out to donate to Project PJ...
The Gay-Straight Alliance of Mercy College is partnering with Toledo Seagate Foodbank in bringing bedtime items to needy families in northwest Ohio. Please consider donating new and gently used bedtime books, stuffed animals, pajamas, and slippers. These items will be distributed to needy families in northwest Ohio. Promise House, a homeless shelter for LGBTQ teens, will also benefit from this collection.

Location of Collection boxes: 1st Floor Madison Lobby, 3rd Floor Jefferson Lobby, 5th Floor Madison
 
REMINDER: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR GLASS CITY MARATHON – Submitted by Lori Edgeworth
Mercy Health is the main sponsor for the Glass City Marathon in Toledo, Ohio on Sunday, April 24, 2016. The Glass City Marathon includes a 26.2 marathon, relay, 13.1 mile half marathon, and a 5K run. As a member of Mercy Health and in support of the system sponsorship of the race, Mercy College has committed to staffing two water stations on the route. Each water station will have signage indicating the College is the sponsor. We are in need of volunteers to staff the water stations from 7 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. Lori Edgeworth and Kate Cook will each be responsible for the stations and will be scheduling the volunteers. Please mark your calendar now for this wonderful service project promoting Mercy College in the Toledo Community. We will need approximately 50 volunteers for both stations so please consider participating! If you are interested in volunteering, please complete this form. Contact Lori at 419-251-1614 or Kate at 419-251-1299 with any questions. Thanks in advance for your support and time.
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