Faculty & Staff Newsletter

March 25, 2019

What's Happening In Student Affairs

- No one new… this time!

- Nursing Tutor – WELCOME Kelly Seward – Begins Monday, April 1!
- Director of Campus Ministry & Service Learning – WELCOME! – Annie Devine – Begins Monday, April 1.
- Director of Diversity & Inclusion – On-campus interview (Christopher Mitchell) Thursday, March 28.
- The DASH Emergency Grant – To date, assisted 120 students with over $129, 000 in funds.
- Pathways for Success – Youngstown student, Chelsey Schraeder, received this award for the spring 2019 semester.
- Maxient - confidential record-keeping/sharing software – purchase in-progress
- Hoffman Ambassadors - coordinated on an interim basis by Deanna Vatan, are meeting monthly and active in their community service.
- Smarthinking - 24/7 online tutoring software, is now available for all Mercy College undergraduate and graduate students.

- Leaders Scholar Presentation – Tuesday, April 9, 12:30 p.m. in Jefferson 3302 – come listen to the journey throughout this past year of our three Leaders Scholars (Anna Davis, Marvella Foster & Zoe Gwozdz)
- Student Government Association (SGA) Town Hall is scheduled for Monday, April 15, 12:45 p.m. in J3302. For additional information please contact Deanna Vatan.
- The Recognition of Excellence is scheduled for Friday, April 26 at the Toledo Zoo - Deadline to nominate a student, and/or faculty, and/or staff is March 15. Nominations can be found on the college website. For additional information please contact Deanna Vatan or Dr. Trevor Bates.
- The Youngstown location has scheduled their SOAR dates for the spring and summer: All dates are Fridays: April 12, June 14, and July 19.
- The 3rd Annual Alumni Weekend Walk is scheduled for Saturday, September 21. More details to follow!
- The American Heart Association Heart Walk is scheduled for Saturday, May 18th at the Huntington Center - Mercy College will have a team! For additional information please contact Deanna Vatan.
- The division will have a graduate intern for the 2019-2020 academic year. The intern will be a graduate student enrolled in the College Student Personnel program at Bowling Green State University. Interviews are in-progress. For additional information, please contact Marc Adkins.
- The 3rd Annual Student Leader Retreat is scheduled for Friday, August 23 at The Pines in Fremont. For additional information please contact Deanna Vatan.
- Youngstown location will be provided the capability of making their own student ID’s – will begin for the fall 2019 semester.

Mercy Café Menu, March 25-29

Submitted by Steve Joyce

Mercy Café Menu (PDF)

Students can now Request Replacement Student IDs Online

Submitted by Christine Miller

Mercy College has provided a convenient way for students to request Replacement Student ID badges online. Simply complete the new form located on the Student Records forms webpage. Students need to enter their information, and they will be contacted when their replacement ID badge is ready for pickup. Note: There is a $12 fee (charged to their student account) to replace a Student ID badge and an alternative photo identification may need to be provided in order to pick up the new badge.

Eating Disorder Awareness

Submitted by Suzanne Hall

According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), approximately 10-20% of women and 4-10% of men in college suffer from an eating disorder. However, NEDA observes that this amount is likely inaccurate because many people with eating disorders hide their symptoms and go undiagnosed.

NEDA reports that many full-blown eating disorders develop between the ages of 18-21. Eating disorders, which include anorexia nervosa, bulima nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and avoidant/ restrictive food intake disorder, are considered both a medical and mental health issue. In fact, they are the mental illness with the highest mortality rate. Additionally, many people who do not have a diagnosable eating disorder struggle with an unhealthy relationship with their body. Signs of an unhealthy relationship include guilt after eating, being preoccupied with a desire to be thinner, and using food as a strategy for managing stress.

If you are concerned about your own eating habits, please visit NEDA’s website for a free, anonymous eating disorder assessment.

Counseling and Wellness Services, located at M5812, also provides free eating disorder screenings. For more information, please contact Suzanne Hall at or 419-251-1454.

Additionally, information and resources will be available in the Jefferson 2nd and 3rd-floor lounges during the week of March 25-29. There will also be a Body Positivity Wall in each lounge where students and staff are welcome to write positive messages.

Writing Hacks

Submitted by Clayton Chiarelott

Writer’s block? “Bleeding” papers full of red editing marks? Come to this session on Tuesday, March 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 m. in room M2704 to learn some writing hacks to get you through your next paper. This workshop is designed to help students, faculty, and staff get over writer's block and tackle some of the toughest writing challenges with some easy-to-use tips and tricks. Available to online and Youngstown students at: Writing Hacks.

Items Sent to Students via Inside Mercy College

Mercy Café Menu - see above

Students can now Request Replacement Student IDs Online - see above

Eating Disorder Awareness - see above

Writing Hacks - see above

Open House Volunteers Needed

submitted by Gina Schultz

The Mercy College Open House is Saturday, April 6. We are looking for a few enthusiastic student volunteers to assist from 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Volunteers will receive a FREE Mercy t-shirt.

Interested students should contact Gina Schultz by Wednesday, March 27 at 419-251-1906 or email


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