Slate of events scheduled in honor of Mercy Week, Sept. 23-29|
On Monday, Sept. 24, from noon to 2 p.m., MU students will be encouraged to sign up for a service project. Assignments will be coordinated through Campus Ministry. Monday has also been named Student Appreciation Day, and students will receive a bracelet featuring the words Mercy, Service, Justice and Hospitality, in recognition of the Sisters of Mercy’s founding tenets. In addition, tea and scones will be served in the lobby of the Banks Student Life Center from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for the campus community.
On Tuesday, Sept. 25, the University’s Staff Council will also hold a “Stuff the Bus” event on the lawn of the Banks Student Life Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The goal is to fill a bus with donations, including baby items such as pacifiers, bibs, diapers, sippy cups, socks, diapers, clothing and onesies along with canned goods. The items will be delivered to the United Methodist Food Pantry in Noxen, Pa., as a part of an on-going campus community service project involving the neighboring community. Donations from the public are welcome and can be dropped off at the Campus Ministry Office in the Banks Student Life Center.
A Service Fair will be held Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Banks Student Life Center. It offers students an opportunity to meet with representatives from numerous local service agencies that work with the community and have a need for volunteers and support.
On Thursday, Sept. 27, the Misericordia University Employee Awards dinner will be held in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall to recognize employees for length of service and exemplary work ethic.
Information on Mercy Week activities at Misericordia is available by calling (570) 674-1483. Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 32 academic majors on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full and part-time formats.
Participating in the 2011 ‘Stuff the Bus’ program at Misericordia University, kneeling from left, are Molly Harleman, a speech-language pathology student from Lehighton, Pa., representing Campus Ministry; standing, Diane Morreale, manager, bookstore; Gail Wyberski, cataloging specialist, Mary Kintz Bevevino Library; Elizabeth Pedro, coordinator, information technology - Student Help Desk; Carolyn Yencharis-Corcoran, assistant director, Insalaco Center for Career Development; Bruce Riley, assistant director, Student Success Center; Susan Lazur, senior secretary, Mary Kintz Bevevino Library; and Rachel Holmberg, assistant director, admissions.