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Many Thanks for a Successful Study Night from Dr. Theresa Spanella Linda A Leahey 2/23/2018 8:42:42 AM
Many Thanks for a Successful Study Night
Thank you to everyone to pitched in to make our Midterm Study Night a success! 220 students attended review sessions hosted by our three Professional Tutors, 44 of our Peer Tutors, SI Leaders, and Group Study Leaders and the 12 members of the faculty (Ms. Samantha Smeltzer, Ms. Cheryl Kowalczyk, Dr. Danny Anderson, Ms. Kristi Bowers, Ms. Jessica Farabaugh, Ms. Sharon Kisel, Dr. Crystal Goldyn, Dr. Penny O'Connor, Dr. Marilyn Roseman, Mr. Chris Mingyar, Dr. Jess Jost-Costanzo and Mr. Patrick Griffiths) who gave up their evening to help students prepare for midterms. Special thanks to the entire library staff for their help in preparing for the event, for Ms. Jenna Weyandt's assistance in coordinating the event, and to our Graduate Assistants Mr Aaron McGuire and Ms. Brittany Mazur. We wish all students the best of luck with their midterms. Our next Study Night is scheduled for April 19. We hope to see you there!
Two Teaching and Learning workshops for Faculty from Rob Stere Linda A Leahey 2/21/2018 10:19:19 AM

Two Teaching and Learning workshops for Faculty

Please join Dr. Theresa Spanella on Wednesday, February 28th for a workshop on Overcoming Obstacles: Better Serving Low Income, First Generation Students, from 12:00-1:00 pm in room 201 Library.

Dr. Spanella will discuss how low income, first generation students sometimes need an extra boost to succeed. This workshop will present several research-based strategies for better reaching this group of students and helping them to achieve their academic goals.


Please join Dr. Crystal Goldyn and Dr. Mary Shuttlesworth on Thursday, March 1st for a workshop on Research by Mount Aloysius Faculty, from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Buhl classroom (Room 001 Library).

Dr. Goldyn will present research done in collaboration with students and colleagues from Juniata and Ohio Wesleyan Colleges on reverse genetic techniques of genes of unknown function in yeast. Dr. Shuttlesworth will present research done in collaboration with MAC students on the connections between student personality traits and choice of academic major. 

Spring Paint Party from National Society of Leadership & Success Advisor Chris Koren Linda A Leahey 2/20/2018 10:21:37 AM
Paint Party Fundraiser hosted by NSLS 
4/11/18 5pm-7pm
Cosgrave Meeting Rooms
Event Poster can be found on the Portal Page -- image that will be painted is featured on the poster. 
RSVP to NSLS@mtaloy.edy by 4/9/18 
Seats limited!! Event open to the public. 
Notes: We will be painting a beautiful image that will go perfect in every home, apartment, office or dorm! 
Fill the Pantry, Fill your Closet! from Dr. Mary Shuttlesworth Linda A Leahey 2/19/2018 2:26:59 PM


Fill the Pantry, Fill your Closet!

MAC Threads and the Food Pantry (Cosgrave ground floor) are teaming up to stock our food pantry!
From Feb. 19-22, you can get one Threads clothing item for every nonperishable food item you donate.

Our hours are:
Monday- 3-4

Tuesday- 11-12, 3:15-4:15

Wednesday – 3:15-4:15

Thursday- 12:15-1:15


We especially need donations of canned tuna, canned fruit, pasta, jelly, peanut butter, and snack items.


Questions can be directed to Ms. Dakota Bocan, Assistant Director of Residence Life (, Dr. Mary Shuttlesworth, Psychology Department ( or Ms. Brittany Mazur, Student Success and Advising (


SGA Elections Information for 2018-2019 Academic Year from Sarah Klawinski, Student Activities and Samantha Bailey, SGA President Linda A Leahey 2/15/2018 9:56:12 AM
The Student Government Association is beginning the election process and is looking for students who are enthusiastic about Mount Aloysius College to serve as leaders and advocates for their fellow students on our executive board.  Candidates will run in an upcoming election on March 28th and 29th.
Candidates must submit a letter of intent to run by March 2nd at 5:00pm to - late letters will not be accepted.

Campaign expectations and guidelines will be provided to each candidate.  Candidates must bring or email any campaign flyers to Student Activities to be approved - Candidates may not hang flyers until March 12th - Flyers must be taken down by candidates on March 28th.
-Candidates shall be required to attend the college for a minimum of 1 semester
-Candidates must be a current matriculating student
-Candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of nomination
-Candidates for President must have served as a senator of the SGA or have been a club president for 1 year.
-Candidates must be a sophomore (Exception: Freshman Senator)
Available Positions:
-President of Student Government
-Vice-President of Student Government
-Secretary of Student Government
-Treasurer of Student Government
-Marketing Director
-Executive Assistant
-Freshman Class Senator
-Sophomore Class Senator
-Junior Class Senator 
-Senior Class Senator
-International Senator
-Commuter Senator
Please contact Sarah Klawinski at or stop by Cosgrave 110 with any questions about positions or the election process.
Branches of Mercy in Johnstown is in need from Nancy Appley & Kelly Janosik Linda A Leahey 2/13/2018 9:52:41 AM
Branches of Mercy in Johnstown is in need!
Branches of Mercy only has enough supplies and money to get them through the summer. They are  asking for donations to help keep The Necessities Closet at Branches of Mercy going year round.  The items they need are laundry detergent, bar soap, shampoo & conditioner, men and women's deodorant, toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dish soap, razors, feminine products, chapstick, hats & gloves, etc. Most of these items can be purchased for $1 each at the Dollar Tree. 
Students of LA101.GCE1.ONLINE are collecting donations to help. There will be four boxes on campus to collect these items.  The boxes will be located in ACWC, Cosgrave, the Registrar's Office and Mission Integration & Community Engagement.
If you have any questions, please contact Nancy at or Kelly at
Thank you for your donations!
Save the Date: Student Research Symposium from Dr. Crystal Goldyn and Dr. Mary Shuttlesworth Linda A Leahey 2/9/2018 3:24:04 PM


Save the Date: Student Research Symposium, April 17, 3:00-5:00, Bertschi Center and Technology Commons

Please join us for the Student Research Symposium on April 17, 2018 from 3:00-5:00 in the Bertschi Center and Technology Commons. Students are invited to submit abstracts for poster or oral presentations through the Student Research website ( by March 27. This year, the Student Research Committee asks that all student poster presentations are set up by 12:00pm on April 17. We hope to see you there!

Please direct questions to Student Research Committee co-chairs, Dr. Crystal Goldyn ( or Dr. Mary Shuttlesworth (


8th Pathways to Empowerment Workshop for Women from Community Engagement Chris Koren Linda A Leahey 2/1/2018 2:02:14 PM
Event details:
Saturday, March 24, 2018
8:30am-2pm (Registration 8:30am-9am)  
Location: The Casino at LakemontAltoona, PA 
Free event- open to the MAC students, employees and public!
Service-Learning Expo Info from Dr. Mansley and Chris Koren Linda A Leahey 1/25/2018 3:04:17 PM
The annual Service-Learning Expo is scheduled for Thursday, April 5 at 3:30-5:00 in Alumni Hall.  
Applications for participation are due by February 22 and should be emailed to Dr. Cathleen Golden.  
The application is available online under Service Learning on the college website.
Mt. Aloysius hosting an Outdoor Expo on Feb. 22 in Bertschi from Community Engagement Chris Koren Linda A Leahey 1/22/2018 10:00:00 AM
On Feb. 22, 2018 we will be hosting an outdoor recreation expo on campus.   The expo will be an opportunity for our campus and local communities to learn from outdoor recreation reps about all of the possibilities of outdoor initiatives and activities in our region. 
The event location is Bertschi. The event is free and open to the public.  We will run 2 sessions- 12pm-3pm and 4pm-7pm.  Questions?  Email today.
Scholarships = FREE Money from Tina Tanzi, Assistant Director of Financial Aid & Student Counseling Linda A Leahey 1/22/2018 10:00:00 AM


Scholarships = FREE Money


Complete the Endowed Scholarship Application online or print and return to the Financial Aid Office by May 1, 2018.  The application is available at


The Alumni Book Scholarship Application is available to complete by May 1, 2018.  If you had trouble paying for books this semester, be sure to apply for the Alumni Book Scholarship! Complete this application at, or print the application and submit to the Financial Aid Office.


Have you looked at the scholarship bulletin board outside the Financial Aid Office lately?  If not, you might be missing out on some great opportunities to apply for additional “FREE” money!


Spring 2018 Liturgy Schedule from Campus Ministry Ryan Beiswenger Linda A Leahey 1/8/2018 11:04:27 AM
Welcome Back! 
Our weekend mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mercy chapel on Sunday evenings at 7pm.  The schedule for the semester is as follows:
January: 14, 21, 28
February: 4, 11, 18, 25
March: 11, 18, 25
April: 8, 15, 22, 29
Weekday mass is also celebrated in Our Lady of Mercy chapel.  Mondays at 11:30am and Thursdays at 12:00pm. 
Please stop by campus ministry if you are interested in participating and/or looking for information about a variety of ecumenical and interfaith services. 
Questions? Email Ryan at today.