Mercy Café MenuSubmitted by Steve Joyce
TODAY! Heritage Day Tea - Monday, September 25, 2017Submitted by Sister Sally Bohnett, SND
6th Floor Jefferson, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
All students, faculty and staff are welcome to come to this special Heritage Day Tea during our Centennial year. Stop by anytime and enjoy some free treats - tea sandwiches, tea, fruit and sweets. Celebrate the history of Mercy and meet some Sisters of Mercy. What better way to celebrate our heritage than to come together, share stories and eat!
Mercy Happenings and Employee Spotlight
Are you presenting at a conference? Completing a degree? Have something recently published? Doing a fun project in a course you are teaching? Have an event coming up or an event that passed? Share this and other notable information with the College. Submit your Mercy Happenings today.
Do you love what you do? Would you like to be featured on Mercy College's social media and website? Tell us what you love and a little bit about yourself and your profile may be used in an upcoming post on Mercy College's website or social media. Complete your employee spotlight now.
Questions? Contact Denise Hudgin.
Good Practices for Undergraduate EducationSubmitted by Dan French
(1) Maintain student faculty contact.
Student-faculty contact is an important factor in student motivation and involvement.
(2) Facilitate cooperation among students.
Learning is enhanced when it is more team effort than a solo race. Good learning, like good work, is social, not isolated.
(3) Encourage active learning.
Students do not learn much just sitting in classes listening to teachers and spitting out answers. They must talk about what they are learning, write about it, and relate it to past experiences.
(4) Give prompt feedback.
Knowing what you know and don't know focuses learning. Students need appropriate feedback to benefit from courses.
(5) Emphasize time on task.
Time plus energy equals learning. There is no substitute for time on task.
(6) Communicate high expectations.
Expect more and you will get it.
(7) Respect diverse talents and ways of learning.
There are many roads to learning. Students need the opportunity to show their talents and learn in ways that work for them.
Before Germ Theory...Submitted by Dan French
In 1846, before germ theory was understood, Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis was searching for answers. In maternity wards where he was working women were dying of a malady known as ‘childbed fever.' After studying two different maternity wards, he noticed that one staffed by male doctors had a death rate five times higher than one staffed by female midwives. After observing the differences between the two wards, Semmelweis noticed that the doctors were performing autopsies in their facility and the midwives were not. Semmelweis theorized that residues of the cadavers were to blame and began to order doctors to wash their hands and instruments in a chlorine solution. He did not know that chlorine killed germs, the existence of germs was not known at the time, but picked chlorine for its deodorizing properties. The solution immediately reduced the number of deaths, but the medical profession was not yet ready to accept Semmelweis’ theory. Doctors resented being indirectly blamed for the women’s deaths and still believed diseases were caused by an imbalance of humors or by miasmas (bad air). Semmelweis eventually lost his job and spent the rest of his life arguing over the merits of sanitation, ironically, he died of sepsis in a mental asylum in 1865.
And The Winners Are...Submitted by Mike Whalen
The winners of the 2017 Homecoming basket raffle are below. Thank you to all who contributed to the baskets, worked the raffle ticket tables, and who bought tickets.
Scramble Results!Submitted by Mike Whalen
First prize at 18 under:
The Madhouse foursome of Bill Sattler, BJ Claus, Greg Reese, and Mike Zapeicki.
2nd Prize at 12 under:
Mike Erwin, Miguel Osuna, Paul Erdmann, Wade Hampton
3rd Prize at 11 under:
The Waterford Bank foursome of Aaron Bieszcad, Jay Villarreal, Jeff Weiss, and Wil Clark
Thank you to all who helped make it happen and played in this event.
Mercy Day MassSubmitted by Sister Sally Bohnett, SND
St. Joseph Chapel (next to the Library)
Mercy College and the Mercy College Auxiliary invite you to the Mercy Day Mass. This celebration rounds out our week of acknowledging and thanking God for our Mercy heritage. Father Bob Wilhelm is our celebrant. All are welcome!!
Pray the Rosary!Submitted by Sister Sally Bohnett, SND
October 2 through October 6 (each day)
St. Joseph Chapel
Has it been awhile since you have prayed a rosary?
Have you heard of the rosary but not sure what it is about?
Many religious traditions use beads to count their prayers. The repetition of the rosary prayers is calming and is a great form of meditation. Come see what it is all about! Let us pray aloud this ancient prayer for the many prayer intentions of our faculty, staff, and students. Free rosaries will be available!
Depression Awareness Month & National Mental Health Awareness Week, October 1-7, 2017Submitted by Suzanne Hall
- Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States for ages 15-44
- Depression affects more than 15 million American adults in a given year, while only half of those diagnosed with a major depressive disorder receive treatment
- Up to 80% who receive treatment for depression show an improvement in symptoms
Items Sent to Students via Inside Mercy College
Mercy Café Menu - see above
Heritage Day Tea - see above
Mercy Day Mass - see above
Pray the Rosary - see above
Depression Awareness Month & National Mental Health Awareness Week - see above