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Mercy Clothing Store - Winter Clearance Sale

Submitted by Joan Kosino
Mercy Clothing Store: Final Winter Clearance Sale - 30% off on select items - Sale ends June 2, 2017

Stop by the Clothing Store and purchase some Mercy swag!! We are located on 6th floor Jefferson right across from the Business Office. The store is open Monday – Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Additional items for purchase (not on sale) are: tee shirts, shorts, baseball shirts, rain jackets (men’s and women’s), can koozies, window clings, badge clips, flash drives (2 GB and 16 GB), highlighters, lanyards, and more.

We have a few Sprague Rappaport Stethoscopes, pocket protectors (Nursing), and locking stethoscope ID tags (you write your name on the tag and attach it to your stethoscope so if you lay it down in the Skills Lab you know which one is yours).

Stop by today!

A Good Time For A Course Tune Up...

Submitted by Dan French

There has been a lot of excitement about our impending move to Canvas, and like any shiny new object, there is great anticipation for the new platform. D2L, our old learning management system, is being cast aside, and I have heard the negatives—not unlike the way one talks about an old rusty trade in, i.e. “that heap never ran that well, burnt some oil, and smelled like old french fries…” While there are advantages that Canvas has over D2L, an old stale class in D2L will transfer to an old stale class in Canvas. While the technology is one thing, content is another thing entirely. Poor pedagogy in a new classroom is still poor pedagogy after all. While the transition won’t refresh your courses on its own, it does give you an opportunity to re-evaluate your courses to make sure you are following good course design practices. Are your course objectives clear? Are your module objectives aligning to the course objectives? Are the instructions clear for your students? Are your courses accessible? Do your instructional materials contribute to the stated objectives? Do your course activities promote learner engagement and active learning? While you are checking over your new Canvas courses, it is a good time to refresh and consider a tune up. If you need help, let us know.

Mercy Café Menu

Submitted by Steve Joyce

Mercy Café Menu (PDF)

Please note: The Mercy Café will be closed Friday, May 26 and Monday, May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Submitted by Mike Whalen
Including a couple of stragglers that found their form as they were cleaning their desks, we have the numbers for the 2017 Employee Campaign:

Toledo Faculty & Staff: 45% participation
Youngstown Faculty & Staff: 46% participation
Total gifts received: $11,638.00

We are grateful for every gift we received. Our students, the reason we are here, will benefit from your generosity. THANK YOU!

P.S. Just in case you forgot, we will still accept your donation - any time and any amount.

Items Sent to Students via Inside Mercy College

Mercy College Clothing Store Winter Clearance Sale - see above
Mercy Café Menu - see above
Mercy College Hoffman Ambassador Program
submitted by Sister Sally Bohnett, SND
Interested in leadership and service? This program is for you! The Hoffman Ambassador Program is open to 10 students and will award a $3000 scholarship to each of those chosen. Each Hoffman Ambassador is required to perform 250 hours of college and community service which includes leadership training and meetings. If you are interested, you can find an application on the Service Learning webpage.
Please contact Sister Sally, the coordinator of the program, in Campus Ministry, by phone at 419-251-1866 or email at sally.bohnett@mercycollege.edu. Applications are due to Sister Sally by Monday, July 31.
If you have a heart for service, this program is for you!!

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