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Mercy Café Menu

Submitted by Steve Joyce

Mercy Café Menu (PDF)

Textbook Adoption System for Summer and Fall 2018

Submitted by Beverly Miller

Textbook Adoption System for Summer and Fall 2018 - Available Monday, February 26 - Friday, March 9, 2018

Dear Faculty,

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) Textbook Provision compliance-monitoring deadline for both Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 semesters is Friday, March 9, 2018.

A faculty textbook adoption form must be submitted for every course by this deadline. If you plan to forgo any textbooks for a course, you must complete the form and indicate that no textbook is required by clicking the “Submit with No Books Required” button.

The link to the adoption form is included below.
Textbook Adoption Form
Username is: mercyoh
Password is: mercyoh

Please contact our Matthews Books representative, Ashley White at ashleyw@matthewsbooks.com with any textbook questions and concerns and your division’s Administrative Specialist for assistance.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation as we comply with the HEOA.
Academic Affairs

YOU can make a DIFFERENCE! Please help.

Submitted by Mary Bergs

The Noel-Levitz student satisfaction survey begins today. YOU are important in the process. Please encourage your students to complete the survey. More information will be available at the College Assembly today. If you cannot attend the meeting, please ask someone to take a handout for you or email mary.bergs@mercycollege.edu to request information. 

Walk the Labyrinth!

Submitted by Sister Sally Bohnett, SND

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
February 19-21, 2018
St. Joseph Chapel
Available all day

"Take a walk!" An easy way do this at Mercy College is to walk the Labyrinth. This large canvas mat is laid out in the Chapel on the three days noted above to give you an opportunity to follow the path and relax. To walk the Labyrinth 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!"

Project Linus Blanket Day

Submitted by Sister Sally Bohnett, SND

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
3rd floor Jefferson Lobby,
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Anytime
This is a service project for students on the Toledo campus! Stay for 10 minutes, an hour, or whatever works for you. The blankets will be given to Lucas County Children Services and Mercy Children’s Hospital. If you can tie a knot, you can make a blanket!  Stop by and join the fun!

Still Wondering What To Do for Lent?

Submitted by Sister Sally Bohnett, SND

Here are some creative ideas from Jennifer Miller at Dynamic Catholic...
Things To Give Up:
1. Don't eat what you want. If you want OJ, drink water. If you want a banana, eat an orange... get the idea?
2. Give something away every day.
3. Give up interrupting people (spend more time listening).
4. Give up complaining (focus on the good).
5. Don't waste downtime (instead of looking at your phone, take time to pray, to breathe, to reach out to someone).

Things To Do:
1. Spend time in the classroom of silence! Disconnect all electronics and just BE even if just for 5 minutes.
2. Read the Gospels or another spiritual reading.
3. Sit in Church with God. Sitting in the quiet can be quite powerful. (And we have a church - St. Joseph Chapel, right next to the Library!)
4. Do an act of love every day - it doesn't have to be big - just do something.

Items Sent to Students via Inside Mercy College

Mercy Café Menu - see above
Walk the Labyrinth! - see above
Project Linus Blanket Day - see above
Still Wondering What To Do for Lent? - see above
Scholarship Deadline Reminder
submitted by Julie Leslie
Don't forget to apply for scholarships by the February 28, 2018 deadline! View the flyer for more information.
Federal Work Study Job Openings
submitted by Julie Leslie
Federal Work Study Job Openings - apply now! View the flyer to learn more.
YOU can make a Difference - TODAY!
submitted by Mary Bergs
Please respond to the Mercy College email you received today from Dr. Wajert. The subject line begins "You can make a difference!" Students in online programs will see "Priorities Survey for Online Learners is now open!" All other students will see "Student Satisfaction Inventory survey is now open!"
Everyone who completes the designated survey will receive a $5 Amazon gift card and be entered into a drawing for a $500 gift card. Gift cards will be emailed after the survey closes.

The deadline to submit articles for Inside Mercy College and the Faculty/Staff Newsletter is Wednesday at 5pm. See older newsletters.