Misericordia Logo

Misericordia Logo

Find It Fast Panel

Upcoming Events

Admissions FAQ's


student reading campus news

Use the News Article Search tool to locate news articles published in 2020.
To search for articles published between 2019-2001, please visit the news archive page.

News Article Search - 2020

Date Range
Academic Partnership Provides a Proprietary Pathway for Misericordia Students Pursuing a Doctoral Level Profession in Optometry

President Kathleen Owens announced a formal agreement between Misericordia University and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) at Salus University.  The PCO articulation agreement will offer guaranteed seats in the Traditional Program for the Doctor of Optometry degree for three eligible Misericordia University students who complete their baccalaureate degree requirements and meet all PCO admissions requirements.

Read More about Academic Partnership Provides a Proprietary Pathway for Misericordia Students Pursuing a Doctoral Level Profession in Optometry

The Autism Center at Misericordia University has earned the Certified Autism Center designation™ (CAC). The CAC designation, granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), means that staff have completed an autism-specific training and certification program through IBCCES.

"We are proud to be considered an IBCCES Certified Autism Center™ where our job coaches are all trained to work with individuals with neurodiversity and we look forward to being able to train community essential workers to better engage with the neurodiverse population,” said Barbara Schwartz-Bechet, Ed.D., SBA, the Dean of College of Health Sciences and Education.

Read More about The Autism Center at Misericordia University Becomes Certified Autism Center
M. Coolbaugh, MU safety officer; M. Karas ’20, STAF pres.; & N. Hannon ’25, interim vp.

Students Today, Alumni Forever (STAF), a Misericordia University student organization dedicated to philanthropy, hosted an online fundraiser to give thanks to university campus staff who have worked to support students during the pandemic.

The students recognized the importance of front-line workers such as Campus Safety, Housekeeping, Grounds, Food Service, and Facilities.  Money raised from the effort was used to purchase gift baskets and gift cards to show appreciation to those that work tirelessly on-campus, especially during the height of the pandemic. The students utilized Venmo, a popular mobile app, to facilitate the fundraiser.

Read More about Student Group Recognizes Front-Line University Staff
TED students faculty present

Faculty and students from Misericordia University's Teacher Education Department recently presented at the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators 49th Annual Teacher Educators Assembly. This year's conference, PAC-TE 2020: Sharpening the Focus of Teacher Preparation, was attended by 277 education professionals engaged in preparing and developing professional educators in Pennsylvania.

Read More about Misericordia’s TED Faculty and Students Present at State Conference
Dr. Floren published in four national journals

Michael Floren, Ph.D., assistant professor of Mathematics and director of the Statistics program at Misericordia University, was involved in four papers recently published in national journals while also working with the federal government on multiple collaborative projects.

Published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, “Time to antibiotic administration: Sepsis alerts called in the emergency department versus in the field via emergency medical services,” looked at patients with sepsis and investigated if it is more helpful for an emergency medical technician (EMT) to call in an alert at the time the patient is in an ambulance, or by the examining doctor after the patient is delivered to the hospital. Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by the body's response to an infection.

Read More about Dr. Floren published in four national journals
Steven Tedford

Steven Tedford, Ph.D., professor of Mathematics and department chair, recently received the Paul Bruckman Prize for his work on the Fibonacci Sequence.

Dr. Tedford began his career as an assistant professor in the Mathematics department at Franklin and Marshall College. In 2008, he came to Misericordia University as a visiting assistant professor in the Mathematics department.

Read More about Dr. Tedford receives Bruckman Prize for mathematics paper