April is Autism Awareness MonthSubmitted by Wendy Bejaige
The Autism Society offers an informative list of facts and stats about autism. Just a few facts from their list:
About 1 percent of the world population has autism spectrum disorder. (CDC, 2014)
Prevalence in the United States is estimated at 1 in 68 births. (CDC, 2014)
Read the full list and bookmark this wonderful resource.
If you would like more information on Autism, visit The Autism Society of Northwest Ohio.
Canvas Training ContinuesSubmitted by Dan French
Tuesday, April 18, M2704
2:00 - 3:30 p.m., Canvas 2 - Introduction to Canvas, Part 2
Wednesday, April 19, M2704
10:00 - 11:30 a.m., Canvas 2- Introduction to Canvas, Part 2
1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Canvas 1- Introduction to Canvas, Part 1
Thursday, April 20, Live Through Adobe Connect
1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Introduction to Canvas
If you have any questions contact Dan, email@example.com, 419-251-1967.
It's Time to Turn in Your Rice BowlSubmitted by Sister Sally Bohnett, SND
Due to Sister Sally by Wednesday, April 19
Did you take one of the Rice Bowls at the Ash Wednesday service? Or maybe one from Chapel or from around campus? If so, it is time to return them to Sister Sally in Campus Ministry with your monetary offering.
Remember, 75% of your donation supports Catholic Relief Services' programs around the world and 25% comes back to the Toledo diocese to fight hunger and poverty right here in northwest Ohio.
Thank you ahead of time!
Find that FormSubmitted by Mike Whalen
Remember: over 80% of our students receive some form of financial aid. They need our help. You are part of the answer. Please give.
Easter Week Mass - ThursdaySubmitted by Sister Sally Bohnett, SND
April 20, 2017
St. Joseph Chapel
Let us gather together and pray for the needs of the world, our country and our own special intentions. Father Bob Wilhelm is the celebrant (and gives a great sermon!).
All are welcome!!
A Thinker's GuideSubmitted by Dan French
Upon finding myself a bit bored recently, I decided to revisit Socrates and the book, "A Thinker's Guide to the Art of Socratic Questioning" (Paul and Elder, 2014). As a historian by discipline, I am interested in how past methods inform the present, and in particular the importance of Socratic questioning in the building of critical thinking skills. Socratic questioning is a process that can guide us in creating high-quality discussions with our students. My quick take away from Paul and Elder is that effective questioning can be summarized into four points. When one states a conclusion or provides an answer to a question, ask (1) What are the opposing points? (2) What evidence, support, or assumptions led you to your conclusion? (3) What are the implications and consequences of your response? And (4) How did you reach your answer? Socratic questions, when applied to student discussions both in face-to-face and online classes, tend to keep discussions robust and revealing. By using a disciplined approach to discussions and questioning, we can help students come to terms with their thoughts, assist them in understanding alternative points of view, and illustrate the importance of evidence to back up their conclusions. "A Thinker's Guide..." is highly recommended.
Mercy Café MenuSubmitted by Steve Joyce
It’s on us at Mercy College…to show care and compassionSubmitted by Leslie Erwin
Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2017
Keep an eye out for the Clothesline Project display. There will be time set aside for students, faculty, or staff to make a shirt should they wish to do so. Check out The Clothesline Project website for more information.
Thursday, April 27, 2017, Noon - Viewing of The Hunting Ground, Lower McAuley Room
Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to view The Hunting Ground, the acclaimed documentary about campus sexual assault. From the Action Toolkit: “It is a startling expose of sexual violence on U.S. college campuses, institutional cover-ups and the student survivors leading a movement for change. Every student has the right to an education free from sexual violence and harassment.” Visit the film's website for more information. Lunch is provided and a discussion will follow.
Items Sent to Students via Inside Mercy College
Location: Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, Ohio
1) Understanding concepts, background and theory, how they fit together and applying them to the problem. This will tell you what information is more important and why and enables you to ask the right question - to identify which tools you need to find the answer. It is this step that becomes more important in open ended problems that are more like those in real world situations.
2) Applying mathematical tools to solve the problem – writing the equation that will give you the solution based on the particular set of facts in your problem.
3) Carrying out the calculation.
The solution is to address the lack of understanding of the theory and concepts in the course. If the material was originally understood, then reviewing the notes or text may be all that is needed. All too often however students do not do this because it requires time. Usually they either do poorly on the assignment or waste more time trying to figure out the problem than they would have if they went back to their notes. Einstein’s E = mc2 is a simple equation. We could enter some numbers for m or c and easily solve it. However, it is useless without knowing how it works and why it is important.
Massage therapists will be available offering FREE 15 minute sessions for chair messages, Craniosacral therapy, and Reflexology. There are many benefits to massage therapy as it can lower stress, anxiety, and depression, improve sleep, and boost your immune system!
When: Monday, May 1
Where: Madison Rm. 5619