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Posted Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 
The Department of Nursing at Misericordia University recently hosted its 6th annual External Advisory Board meeting at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., to discuss interprofessional relationships among health care providers that benefit patients and the role of physician assistants, nurse practitioners and Doctor of Nursing Practice-credentialed nurses in the field today.
Posted Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 
The message was simple: Reading can be fun. Eighteen students from the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA) chapter at Misericordia University helped promote early literacy skills when they conducted a special reading project at the Head Start New Street Center in Plymouth, Pennsylvania. The Misericordia students – all members of the five-year speech-language pathology (SLP) program – read one-on-one with the children, ages 3 to 5, and provided each of them with a hand puppet and a book to take home.
Posted Monday, Apr 13, 2015 
Sometimes he uses his smart phone to complete classroom projects and homework exercises. It is part of the time management repertoire of Thomas Finley of Warrior Run, Pennsylvania, who recently was named the 2015 Outstanding Adult Learner by the Misericordia University Center for Adult and Continuing Education (CACE). The 37-year-old works full time as the operations manager at New Penn Motor Express in Dunmore, Pa., takes a full-time schedule of classes through the Misericordia Expressway Accelerated Degree Program, and is the father of a young son with autism. Through it all, he has earned a 3.97 grade point average and will receive his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in May. He already has enrolled in the MBA program at Misericordia and will begin his next set of classes in the fall.
Posted Monday, Apr 13, 2015 
Students in Misericordia University's newly formed chapter of Autism Speaks U designated April 7 as "Light Misericordia Up Blue Day" to shine a light on autism and show support of Autism Speaks. The students organized blue exterior lighting on a number of campus buildings, including the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library and the Mercy Hall Bell Tower. They also sold blue T-shirts and encouraged everyone in the campus community to wear blue that day – the color chosen to signify autism awareness.
Posted Thursday, Apr 9, 2015 
The Misericordia University National Occupational Therapy Honor Society Chapter, Pi Theta Epsilon, is holding a Classic Car Show on Saturday, April 25 from noon to 4 p.m. to benefit programming for the local honor society chapter. The event is open for free to the public.
Posted Thursday, Apr 9, 2015 
The Living Philosophy Project and the Department of Philosophy at Misericordia University will present the program, "Food for Thought," an Earth Day forum on Wednesday, April 22 from 4:30-7 p.m. in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library. Refreshments will be served.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 
The Misericordia University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry hosted more than 40 students from St. Nicholas/St. Mary Elementary School in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, for a morning of chemistry fun and learning. The Misericordia students coordinated the event as a service-learning component of their course, Organic Chemistry II, taught by Frank Yepez Castillo, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry.
Posted Friday, Mar 27, 2015 
Misericordia University served as one of seven host sites for the 6th annual Collaborative Care Conference that featured nearly 800 students and 150 faculty facilitators from 10 colleges and universities in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. Sponsored by the Northeastern/Central Pennsylvania Interprofessional Education Coalition (NECPA-IPEC), the conference promotes interprofessional approaches to health care. The coalition is comprised of Johnson College, King's College, Lackawanna College, Lock Haven University, Luzerne County Community College (LCCC), Marywood University, Misericordia University, Northeast Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center, Pennsylvania College of Technology, The Commonwealth Medical College, The University of Scranton, and Wilkes University. The mission of NECPA-IPEC is to provide vision and leadership to foster and support interprofessional education in health care.
Posted Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 
A team of Misericordia University medical imaging majors captured first place in the annual Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists Technibowl competition that was held during the spring conference and business meeting in Caraopolis, Pa. Misericordia University juniors Allison McIntyre, Ashland, Pa., and Kaitlin Fink, Catawissa, Pa., earned first place in the academic competition where students compete to answer questions in the field of medical imaging. McIntyre, the daughter of Cathy Canfield and Michael McIntyre of Ashland, and Fink, the daughter of Joel and Deborah Fink of Catawissa, captured the title for Misericordia University in sudden death after answering 30 questions that addressed radiation protection, equipment operation, imaging production and evaluation, radiographic procedures, and patient care and education.
Posted Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 
A student-faculty team of Misericordia University occupational therapy researchers will present their research, "Development of a Memory Clinic for Older Adults: Promoting Productive Aging," in April at the 96th annual American Occupational Therapy Association conference in Nashville, Tenn.
Posted Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 
Misericordia University medical imaging major Allison McIntyre of Ashland, Pa., has been selected to participate in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) 2015 Student Leadership Development Program in June.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 
Students from North Pocono High School, Moscow, Pa., had the opportunity to meet with representatives of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders at the 15th annual Misericordia University Sport Management Roundtable.
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