Faculty & Staff Newsletter

February 22, 2022

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Reminder - Kevin Gannon: The Tattooed Professor

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the following zoom events featuring Kevin Gannon. Presentations will focus on bringing inclusivity and kindness to the classroom. Mercy College of Ohio is co-sponsoring the event with the University of Toledo.

Cultivating Communities of Hope in Higher Education
A pedagogy of Hope, based in practice instead of empty slogans, offers a compelling way forward for those of us committed to higher education as we know it can be at its best.

Friday, February 25, 2022 | 9:30 -11:00 a.m.

“Transparency as the Foundation of Inclusive Pedagogy”
This session explores the ways in which we can make the learning environments we create more transparent, and thus more equitable and successful as well.

Friday, February 25, 2022 | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Register Here

About Kevin
Kevin Gannon is the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and Professor of History at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. He is the author of Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto, published in April, 2020, as part of the Teaching and Learning in Higher Education series from West Virginia University Press. He is a regular contributor to the Chronicle of Higher Education, and his work has also appeared in outlets such as Vox, CNN, and The Washington Post. In 2016, he appeared in the Oscar-nominated documentary 13th, directed by Ava DuVernay. You can find Kevin online at his blog,, and on Twitter: @TheTattooedProf.

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Submitted by Steve Joyce

Mercy Café Menu

Volunteer with the Alumni Association on 2/24

Submitted by Hannah Bohn

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Volunteer with the Alumni Association for the Jeff Dunham concert at the Huntington Center on Thursday, February 24. Volunteers will staff a concession stand and run cash registers/assist in fulfilling food orders, all while raising funds for the Alumni Association. Volunteers are asked to arrive as close to 5 p.m. as possible. A typical volunteer shift is 4 to 5 hours.

The Alumni Association has been instrumental in providing scholarships for Mercy College students and engagement opportunities for students and alumni.

Sign up here!

Remind Students to Complete the Student Satisfaction Inventory

Submitted by Elizabeth Resetar

Faculty and Staff,

Students received emails on February 7, 2022, to complete the Student Satisfaction Inventory. To get as high a response rate as possible, we need all faculty and staff to remind students to complete this survey. As an incentive, students who complete the survey by February 28 will receive a $5 gift card - just for their opinion. Please encourage your students often.

We appreciate everyone's assistance with reminding students weekly to complete this survey.

Thank you for all you do for Mercy College of Ohio students!

Volunteer for the Water stop for the Glass City Marathon!!

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Mercy College will again have the Water Stop for the Glass City Marathon in Wildwood Metro Park on Sunday, April 24. We are in need of volunteers to pass water to the Marathon runners. This water stop receives the marathon runners twice during the race, Mile 12 and Mile 21.2! It is a fun and rewarding way to spend a Sunday morning!

To volunteer you must register by March 25, 2022 at the following link:

Click on Volunteer tab at the top of the page
Click on Find your category
Select Water Stops – Sunday, April 24
Scroll down the page to the Water stop labeled 12/21.2 Mile – Full Mercy

If first-time volunteer follow the process – If a returning volunteer use the button at the top right of the page to log in and register.

Questions, please contact Lori Edgeworth at 419-251-1614 or! Thanks for your willingness to participate and volunteer your time for the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon!

Opening of the Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation

Submitted by Sherri Boggs

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I am delighted to announce that the Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation (CTLI) is now open! The center includes the CTLI Zoom Room. It is located on the 6th floor of Jefferson across from the open computer lab.

The Zoom Room is a meeting space designed specifically for holding Zoom meetings where some of the attendees are remote, and some are gathered in person; it is equipped with a built-in camera and microphone and two wall monitors and has a capacity of 12 in-person attendees.

The Zoom Room will be used by DE and the CTLI for holding meetings, webinars, and professional development programming and additionally may be used as a “think-tank” space by faculty and staff when there is a need for a combination remote and in-person Zoom meeting.

The Zoom Room can be reserved using Outlook - Mercy College CTLI. All reservations will be approved by Dan French. Instructions on how to use the technology are available upon request and/or located in the Zoom Room. If you have any questions, please contact Dan French. Feel free to stop by and take a look at/utilize this new, fantastic space for Faculty & Staff. Classroom key #1375 will allow you to enter this locked space.


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