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Glass City Marathon Volunteers Needed

Submitted by Lori Edgeworth and Kate Cook
Mercy Health Glass City Marathon, Sunday, April 23, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Once again, the College will have two water stops for the Glass City Marathon and volunteers are needed for both stops. Please complete the online form to sign up to volunteer. You will be contacted at a later date with the details and location you are assigned to. At this time, t-shirt sizes for volunteers are needed and are due by March 31. 

Please contact Lori Edgeworth or Kate Cook with any questions. Thank you in advance for your willingness to volunteer.  It will be a great time!!!!!

Mercy Café Menu

Submitted by Steve Joyce

Café Menu (PDF)

Mercy College Lost and Found

Submitted by Lori Edgeworth

Have you lost an item? Found something at the College that needs to be returned to its owner? The Mercy College Lost and Found is located with Jana Zervos, the Front Desk Receptionist on the 6th floor of the Jefferson side of the Building. If you have lost something, please contact Jana to see if she may have it. If you find something, please see that Jana receives it. The number to contact Jana, is the main number for the College, 419-251-1313. Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Is it Spring yet?

Submitted by Mike Whalen

Snow or no snow, it is time to begin planning the annual Scramble for Scholarships for 2017. The outing will take place on Friday, September 15 at a new location. We are moving to Belmont Country Club! If you would like to be a member of the planning committee, please let Mike Whalen know. The committee will meet yet this month and usually meets one time per month until the outing. If you have any questions, please call Mike Whalen. We would love to have some new members (player or not) join us.

The Enthusiasm in 2630

Submitted by Dan French

Now and then, I don't pay attention to the days; there's contagious enthusiasm emanating from a classroom near my office. I don't hear much of the class through the walls, just bits and pieces of confident lecture and even occasional applause. As I wrote about the four aces of learning last week, the one thing that struck me was about enthusiasm - "If you hate to teach it, students will hate to learn it." Students know if you're not into it. I happen to know that this professor knows his material well and also know that although he has been teaching for quite some time, he is always dropping new content into his course and he stays energized. The other thing that I have heard is the use of real-world examples, just today he related his content to nursing, further engaging his students and expressing the relevance of what they are learning. I can hear the lecture proceed, then stop for questions and feedback from the class. For many of us, especially if we've been at it for a while, keeping classes exciting can be a challenge, but I've learned a lot from eavesdropping down the hall. Keep your lectures and material fresh, seek engagement from students, relate to real-world applications and stay energized.

Walk the Labyrinth

Submitted by Sister Sally Bohnett, SND

Available ALL DAY, Wednesday, March 29 and Thursday, March 30, in the St. Joseph Chapel

"Take a walk!" An easy way to do this here at Mercy College is to walk the Labyrinth. It is a wonderful way to focus and slow down in our hectic lives. Here are some comments of those who have walked it: 
"Very calming. Just what I needed."
"Peaceful, reflective."
"Good way to clear your head!"

Materials will be provided (guides for walking, displays, prayer helps, articles) to help you on your journey. Sister Sally challenges you to walk this peaceful way!

Admissions Update

Submitted by Amy Mergen

It has been a very busy two weeks in the Office of Admissions! The admissions staff has been busy traveling all over northwest Ohio representing Mercy College at many area college fairs and hospital visits. Our travels have taken us to the Greater Hancock County College Night, Northwest State College Night, The University of Toledo’s College Fair, the Seneca County Higher Education Day, Liberty Center College Fair and Mercy St. Vincent’s Hospital.  

And it doesn’t stop there! The week of March 20 we will be headed out to Four County High School, Notre Dame Academy, Bowling Green High School, St. Mary’s Central Catholic, Scott High School, Archbold High School and Swanton High School.  

Not only did we travel throughout northwest Ohio, but we were also very busy hosting students through the Partners in Education program as well. Thank you to all who assisted in our visits to campus. We couldn’t have done it without you! 

Mercy College’s next Open House will take place on Saturday, April 1 from 10am-12pm. So, don’t be shy, help spread the word and encourage friends and family that are interested in learning more about our programs in healthcare to attend!

1918 Awards - Invitation and Call for Nominations

Submitted by Deanna Vatan
The 1918 Awards provide an opportunity for the Mercy College community to recognize the successes and outstanding work of our students, staff, and faculty throughout the current academic year. Following are the details for this year’s event:

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Toledo Lucas County Public Library–McMaster Center
Light refreshments will be provided.

All Mercy College students, staff, and faculty are invited to attend the event. Due to limited space, and in an effort to best plan for the event, RSVPs are required. RSVP online by the Monday, April 17 deadline: RSVP form.

The nomination process is now open and will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 7. For the nomination form, and a full description of each award, please visit: 1918 Awards Nominations.

For a full description of the event, please visit: 1918 Awards.

Items Sent to Students via Inside Mercy College

Mercy Cafeteria Menu - see above
Walk the Labyrinth - see above
1918 Awards - Invitation and Call for Nominations - see above
Student Government Association – submitted by Alysha Rec
Become the Mercy difference and join the Student Government Association! SGA works to establish a forum for dialogue on issues of concern to the Mercy College of Ohio community. SGA bridges the gap between administration and students as well as encouraging community through service and social activities. Joining SGA is a great way to network and develop social skills, professional experience, leadership skills, organization and management skills, as well as friendships. If this sounds like something you are interested in being a part of, join us at our next meeting and bring a friend!
Our next meeting is Wednesday, March 22 at 6:15 p.m. Madison Rm 2619. After this meeting there are only two other meetings for the semester: April 5th and April 19th at 6:15 PM, Madison Rm 2619. Have a great week and I hope to see some new faces at our next meeting!
Become a Mercy College Hoffman Ambassador! - submitted by Sister Sally Bohnett, SND
You are invited to apply to the Mercy College Hoffman Ambassador program for 2017-2018. Hoffman Ambassadors are the face of Mercy College in the community and here at the College through their gifts of leadership and service. Hoffman Ambassadors commit to 250 hours of community and College service in a calendar year. Ambassadors meet together once or twice a month for leadership training, sharing and fun. Each Ambassador receives a $3000 scholarship in recognition of this honor.
Consider the possibilities! Apply to be a Mercy College Hoffman Ambassador!
Applications and more information can be found online.
Any questions? Contact Sister Sally Marie in campus ministry, 5th floor Madison, sally.bohnett@mercycollege.edu
JOIN THE A-TEAM! – submitted by Gina Schultz
The Office of Admissions is looking for students to join the A-Team. The A-Team is a group of students that represent Mercy College and aid in special events.
•Attend and actively participate in SOAR, Open House and Information Sessions.
•Acquaint new students and families to Mercy College.
•Assist with campus tours, break out groups and assist where needed.
•Resume Builder
•$1500 Scholarship
•Student must be a current Mercy College student in good academic standing.
•Student must have a positive attitude.
•Student must be able to participate in the majority of the admissions events throughout the year totaling 150 hours. 
•Student may not concurrently be a Resident Advisor or Hoffman Ambassador.
Apply online. 

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