Faculty & Staff Newsletter

September 30, 2019

Mercy Café Menu

Submitted by Steve Joyce

Mercy Café Menu

Tent City Collection

Submitted by Judy Dudley

Tent City is an annual weekend-long Project Connect/Stand Down event that unites the entire community in a “Festival of Compassion” being staged not for, but with the unhoused and those marginally housed, one person at a time. Approximately 1,000 people will be served, many seeing homelessness for the first time.

Hygiene kits/bags will be assembled and distributed to those in need at the upcoming Tent City event in downtown Toledo. The Mission Committees of Mercy Healthcare Center and Mercy College of Ohio are asking for your support by donating the following items until Tuesday, October 15.

Donation Requests:
1st Floor Offices: Razors and/or Combs
2nd Floor Offices: Deodorant
3rd Floor Offices: Toothpaste
4th Floor Offices: Toothbrushes
5th Floor Offices: Shampoo (large bottles)
6th Floor Offices: Shampoo (large bottles)
Students: Any item listed above

Donation Points/Offices:
Madison and Jefferson Lobbies
Annie Devine Office #5706 (Madison)
Judy Dudley's Office #4607 (Madison)

Thank You!

For more information, please contact Judy Dudley, Program Director, Health Information Technology and Medical Coding at 419-251-1495 or Annie Devine, Director, Campus Ministry and Service Learning at 419-251-1866.

Alumni Weekend - Thank you!

Submitted by Karen Dziengelewski

Mercy College celebrated its Alumni Weekend, September 21 -22. The Alumni Association Board would like to extend a huge thank you to Deanna Vatan for taking the lead and coordinating the Mercy Mile. This was the 3rd annual walk from Mercy College to St. Vincent Medical Center.

We would also like to extend a special thank you to the following students for stepping up to assist with the events over the alumni weekend: Elex Turski (Banquet), Lauran Wheeler (brunch), Brianna Pauli (brunch). Your help is truly appreciated!

If you are interested in helping with future events, please reach out to Karen at We would love to have students involved with our alumni board.

Thank you!
Karen Dziengelewski
President, Mercy College Alumni Association Board

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Submitted by Lori Edgeworth

Faculty and Staff:

The Executive Team wanted to remind everyone of the Holiday Schedule for Thanksgiving. The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 – The College is open however classes are not in session. Depending on their schedules faculty may or may not be on campus. Offices are open. If staff would like to take Wednesday off they need to request it as a PTO day.

Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 – the College is closed for Thanksgiving. Faculty and staff do not need to report and will be paid for both days.

Please let us know if you have any questions. Enjoy the time with your family and friends!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Submitted by Suzanne Hall

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: About 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men have experienced physical violence, sexual violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime. Over 43 million women and 38 million men have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime. About 1 in 6 homicide victims are killed by an intimate partner. How can we as staff, faculty, and students help prevent domestic violence (also known as intimate partner violence)? Learn about the characteristics of a healthy, non-violent relationship. Learn the warning signs of an unhealthy relationship for yourself, for loved ones, and for patients. Find out what resources are available in your community for survivors. We all deserve to be safe in our relationships. Watch for more information this month about information and resources regarding domestic violence.

Annual Enrollment: October 16th-November 5th

Called to BE WELL

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Toledo Market Schedule

Community Engagement Update - October 2019

Submitted by Annie Devine

Looking to get involved with your community? Interested in Volunteering? Have Service Learning requirements? View the Community Engagement Update for October. You can now SUBSCRIBE to this update by completing the "Stay Engaged" form on the Service Learning webpage.

If you have a volunteer opportunity that you’d like to see included in the monthly Community Engagement Update, please contact Annie Devine, Director of Campus Ministry & Service Learning, at or 419-251-1866 or complete the Volunteer Request Form.

Mercy College Day of Service 2019 - Toledo Campus

Submitted by Annie Devine

Mercy College Students, Faculty, and Staff in the Toledo area are invited to join us for the Mercy Day of Service on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Mercy Day of Service is an opportunity for us to live out our mission and core values in the wider community. We will spend time with some of our community partners, learning about their work, and helping them with a needed project/task. After our service is complete, we’ll return to campus for lunch as well as some reflection and conversation on how our mission invites us to be in relationship with our wider community.

Additional Information, available service placements, and sign up can be found here.

Additional questions can be directed to Annie Devine at or 419-251-1866. See flyer: Mercy Day of Service 2019

Items Sent to Students via Inside Mercy College

Mercy Café Menu - see above
Tent City Collection Now through October 15 - see above
Domestic Violence Awareness Month - see above
Community Engagement Update - October 2019 -
see above
Mercy Day of Service 2019 - Toledo Campus -
see above

Nursing Skills Lab Student Workers Needed - Toledo Campus
submitted by Julie Leslie
The Nursing Skills Lab (Toledo) is in need of federal work-study student workers. If you have successfully completed your first semester of nursing clinicals and have financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), please complete the Federal Work-Study job application and return to financial aid at If you have questions please call 419-251-1219.


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