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Student Success and Career Development Open House from Jenna Weyandt Shelley A Campbell 10/17/2017 11:04:53 AM

Student Success and Career Development Open House

Are you a student confused about the process of scheduling Spring classes? Come to Student Success and Career Development's Open House, "Making Your Classes Fit You!" The event will be held tomorrow, 10/18, from 9-11am in Main 101. We will have milkshakes and Halloween treats. Questions can be directed to Jenna Weyandt:
General Psychology Review from Jenna Weyandt Shelley A Campbell 10/17/2017 11:03:14 AM
General Psychology Review

Attention General Psychology (PY101) students: There will be a Gen Psych review in Academic Hall room 112 TODAY, October 17 at 3:30pm. Karen Castagnola will help students study Modules 24-28. Bring your book, notes, something to write with, and a Study Guide (if applicable). Halloween treats will be provided. Sponsored by MAAPP and the Library/Learning Commons. Questions should be directed to Jenna Weyandt -

Saturday, October 21st, the Comic Book Club will be hosting its second annual Mount Aloysius Charity Con. from Jess Jost-Costanza Shelley A Campbell 10/17/2017 11:01:51 AM

On Saturday, October 21st, the Comic Book Club will be hosting its second annual Mount Aloysius Charity Con.  This comic book conference will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Bertschi Center and Academic Hall.  Please stop by to enjoy ($2 entry fee for all guests):

  • Merchandise sold by interesting and diverse artists and vendors.
  • Academic presentations by Mount Aloysius, Duquesne, UPJ, and St. Francis professors.
  • Gaming contests.
  • Costume contests.
  • Basket raffles of pop culture goodies.
  • Face painting by the Art Club.
  • Other awesome activities for the kids.

It should be a fun-filled day.  All proceeds will benefit the Child’s Play charity, which provides gaming and entertainment for children in local hospitals.  We hope to see you there!

Johnstown Symphony Orchestra Concert this Friday inside former steel mill in Johnstown from Community Engagement Chris Koren Shelley A Campbell 10/16/2017 12:54:52 PM
The next Johnstown Symphony Orchestra Performance (JSO) concert is this Friday 10/20 at 7:30 p.m., and will feature the soaring brass of Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man; the prophetic harmonies of Franz Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony; the nostalgia of Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915; and Leonard Bernstein’s powerful, epic score to On the Waterfront.  The location for Friday is in the former Cambria Iron Works: 102 Iron Street, Johnstown 15906
We encourage our Mountie friends and family to attend if you can! 
Friday is a free preview performance so what a great deal!  
Questions? Email Chris Koren at
Graduate School Information Session on Wednesday, October 18th at 6 PM from Matt Bodenschatz Shelley A Campbell 10/16/2017 10:14:06 AM

Please join us for our Graduate School Information Session on Wednesday, October 18th at 6 PM in our Wolf-Kuhn Art Gallery.


Learn how you can take your education to the next level with one of our graduate programs.  You can complete a graduate degree in MBA, Community Counseling, or Psychology right here at Mount Aloysius!


Light refreshments will be served and a free application and MAC gift to all students in attendance.


RSVP today at 886-6383,, or online.


We look forward to seeing you there!


Matt Bodenschatz - Director, Graduate & Continuing Education Admissions

Kelley Sable - Coordinator, Graduate & Continuing Education Admissions


Deadline to sign up for Winter Break Habitat for Humanity Trip is approaching fast from Mercy Coordinator Brianna Baker Shelley A Campbell 10/16/2017 10:06:24 AM
Attention Students!
Last day to sign up for the winter service trip is 10/18! Spots available! 
Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge in New Rochelle, NY. Dec. 9-14th
It will be an awesome experience! 
Questions? Email Brianna Baker
Special collection drive at volleyball game tomorrow from Brianna Baker Shelley A Campbell 10/13/2017 2:52:02 PM
Tomorrow at 1pm the women's volleyball team takes on Medaille College in the ACWC. 
During this game the team will be honoring Veteran's. There will also be a 50/50 collection in which the proceeds will be donated to the local VFW. Please come support our Veteran's and the Lady Mounties!
Hope to see you there! 
Questions?  Email Brianna Baker at
Reminder- Lecture and reception today ( in Alumni Hall) at 3:30pm from Chris Koren Linda A Leahey 10/12/2017 3:05:32 PM
Reminder- Lecture and reception today ( in Alumni Hall) at 3:30pm from Chris Koren 
See you there!
Chris Koren
"Bones review for Anatomy + Physiology I and Human Biology" from Jenna Weyandt Linda A Leahey 10/12/2017 8:52:40 AM


Calling all Anatomy + Physiology I and Human Biology students! There will be a bones review in the Library TODAY, October 12, from 12-2pm in the Library. Karen Castagnola will help students practice assembling the bones. Halloween treats will be provided. Sponsored by MAAPP and the Library/Learning Commons. Questions should be directed to Jenna Weyandt -
Invitation for Fall Honors Lecture and Reception tomorrow 10/12 @ 3:30pm in Alumni Hall from Chris Koren Linda A Leahey 10/11/2017 12:46:10 PM
Fall Honors Lecture is tomorrow (10/12/17 @ 3:30pm
"Fact, Falsity and Fiction:  Are You Media Literate?" lecture from Cindy Skrzycki, long-term columnist for the Washington Post, award winning English Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and former corespondent for Bloomberg News, the Fort Worth Star Telegram and Buffalo Evening News.  
Location- Alumni Hall 
Reception to follow  the lecture immediately in Wolf-Kuhn - great food and company.Open to all faculty and students! 
See you tomorrow
Haircuts and Pink Out Game from Sarah Klawinski Linda A Leahey 10/11/2017 12:09:55 PM
Mount Students!

The Chop Shop will be providing free haircuts and pink hair extensions for students tonight from 5-7pm in the ACWC before the Pink Out Game.  
Show your Pink Out pride! 
Teaching and Learning Workshop for Faculty from Rob Stere Linda A Leahey 10/11/2017 12:08:10 PM


Teaching and Learning Workshop for Faculty 

Please join Dr. Matt Arsenault for our next workshop, "Two Invisible Hands? Exploring Variation in Capitalist Economies," on Thursday, October 19 at noon in Library room 201.

Dr. Arsenault will explore the differences in the economic systems of advanced industrial societies, and explain how political institutions structure incentives, and ultimately lead to divergence in capitalist systems.  


Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by tomorrow to


Record number--42 baskets--- Pink Out basket raffle ticket sales going on now--- Don't miss out!! from Chris and Carla Linda A Leahey 10/11/2017 12:07:07 PM
Great news -- We have a record setting number of baskets--- 42!!!!  Some of the additional items that just arrived include a FitBit, camping chair and caramel apples! 
Please stop by Main Hall #113 (Mercy Center) to purchase raffle tickets to support the Annual Pink Out Campus Initiative.  
Several faculty and staff members are part of the wellness committee who leads the planing in the Pink Out Game day. 
Raffle chances for the 42 baskets are being sold now until 5pm.  
Ticket sales will resume at 6pm in the ACWC.  
No need to be present at the game tonight to win. 
Open Forum with Resident Director/Assistant Director of Residence Life Candidate #6 from Tonia Gordon Linda A Leahey 10/11/2017 9:40:10 AM
Candidate #6 for the Resident Director/Assistant Director- Residence Life position will be onsite Thursday, October 12.  The Student Affairs Staff and Members of the College Community are invited to attend an Open Forum with the candidate at 2:30-3:00 p.m. in Cosgrave Meeting Room 118.
The Candidate's resume may be accessed 24 hours prior to the scheduled onsite visit by logging into the portal site and referring to the Human Resources section under MAC Policies- Documents Tab.
"Campus Pink Out, Dress Down Day Tomorrow and Basket Raffles, OH MY!" from Carla Nelen and Chris Koren Linda A Leahey 10/10/2017 4:01:14 PM


The annual Pink Out volleyball game is tomorrow (10/11/17 @ 7pm in the ACWC)! 

In keeping up with past practice, tomorrow is a PINK inspired dress down day.
We want employees and students to show your PINK pride! 
Please don't forget to stop by Main Hall #116 (Mercy and Mission Center) to buy chances to win 39 baskets!!!!!!
TIAA Retirement Planning Workshops: Wed October 18 from Tonia Gordon Linda A Leahey 10/9/2017 11:13:29 AM


How much money will you have at Retirement?  How much will you need?

Whether your retirement is a few years away or you are just starting your career, Retirement Planning is important.
Group Sessions
Wednesday, October 18
10:00 am  or   2:00 p.m 
Cosgrave meeting rooms.
Sessions are expected to last 45 minutes.  For planning purposes, please rsvp your attendance to Cheryl or Tonia.
Spring 2018 Schedule and Registration Information - Now Available from Dr. Chris Lovett Linda A Leahey 10/9/2017 9:11:14 AM
Dear Students,
The spring 2018 schedule is now available on MyMAC. Please visit the Registrar’s Office Tab on MyMAC for course reminders, registration information, and the tiered registration schedule.  
Dr. Lovett
PSEA Meeting - October 12th from Devorah Trembach-Bozella Linda A Leahey 10/6/2017 2:38:48 PM


There will be a PSEA meeting on October 12th in Main 224 at 3:30.  There WILL be food / refreshments and door prizes.  We hope to see you there!!


Gabriella Rivera, PSEA president


Chances to win Pink Out baskets on Monday 10/9 from Chris Koren & Carla Nelen Linda A Leahey 10/6/2017 9:57:47 AM


Starting Monday 10/9 @ 12pm--Wednesday 10/11 @3pm, employees and students can stop by the Mercy Center on 1st floor Main Hall to buy chances to win the Pink Out baskets. Cash and Credit are both accepted! All proceeds will be sent to the Joyce Murtha Breast Cancer Center in Windber, PA.


Administrative Offices Survey from Dr. Chris Lovett Linda A Leahey 10/6/2017 9:56:30 AM
Dear Students,
This survey is an opportunity for students to provide feedback to the Controller's Office, Financial Aid Office, Campus Police & Safety, and the Registrar's Office regarding their services. Each of the offices will utilize the feedback to evaluate its services.

The survey will be open from Friday, October 6, 2017 to Friday, October 20, 2017. A student who completes the survey will be able to enter his or her student ID number to be entered into a drawing to win one of four early registration opportunities for the spring semester. The winning students will be notified via their student email account on Monday, October 23, 2017. The selected students will be able to schedule on Thursday, October 26, 2017.

All responses to the survey will be kept confidential.

The survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. Please click this link to access the survey.


2017 Fall Honors Lecture - From President Tom Foley and Honors Program Chair Dr. Glenn Neff Linda A Leahey 10/5/2017 1:43:18 PM
2017 Fall Honors Lecture - From President Tom Foley and Honors Program Chair Dr. Glenn Neff
Please plan to attend the Fall Honors Lecture on Thursday, October 12th at 3:30pm in Alumni Hall.  This years Fall Honors Lecture will be delivered by Ms. Cindy Skrzycki, long-term columnist for the Washington Post, award winning English Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and former corespondent for Bloomberg News, the Fort Worth Star Telegram and Buffalo Evening News.  She is the recipient of an honorary degree from the College, and twice ran summer journalism camps on our campus.  Cindy's topic is "Fact, Falsity and Fiction:  Are You Media Literate?"  This will be our fourth presentation on the theme of Authentic Discourse following Convocation Speaker Dr. Michael Patrick Lynch, Sr. Ivette Diaz and the All-College Liturgy by Bishop Mark Bartchak.  
**There will be a Reception immediately following the Lecture in the Wolf-Kuhn Gallery for all Faculty, Staff and Students who attend the lecture.
Parking Spot Raffle Winner from Community Engagement Brianna Baker Linda A Leahey 10/5/2017 8:53:14 AM
Thank you to all the faculty and staff who purchased a raffle ticket for a chance to win their very own parking space. 
All proceeds are used for the student winter break service trip. 
The winner of the 2017-2018 raffle winner is: Dr. Ryan Costanzo
Questions? Email
Halloween Dance sponsored by NSLS President Amanda Brancato Linda A Leahey 9/29/2017 1:42:52 PM
Get spooky with it!
On Thursday, October 26th at 9:00pm-12:00am the NSLS and Biology Club will be holding a Halloween Dance in Bertschi. To attend the dance, you must either bring $1.00 OR one of the following items: a toy, book, coloring book, box of crayons, blanket, socks, hat, or a stuffed animal. Any of the following items that are given will be donated to hospitals to give to children in recovery. There will also be a Costume Contest, so make you dress in the best costume you could possibly think of!
We hope to see you all there!
Questions?  Email
WESTPACS JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR from Kristy Magee Linda A Leahey 9/29/2017 11:54:23 AM
The WESTPACS JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR IS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11th at the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, PA! Mount Aloysius Students interested in attending must pre-register (for free) at
Students need to arrange their own travel. Gather a group of friends, pre-register, get your resumes ready, and dress professionally. Employers are there from all over the state and region. Do not miss this wonderful opportunity to network for your job search!
Employers attending:  (Download the WestPACS Career Fair+ app on this site as well!)
Contact Career Development at with questions.
2018-2019 Financial Aid Reminder from Tina Tanzi Linda A Leahey 9/29/2017 11:52:57 AM

2018-2019 Financial Aid Reminder


October is almost here!  Beginning October 1st, you can start filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2018-2019 academic year.  All students must reapply for all financial aid resources each academic year.  This includes grants, scholarships, loans, tuition remission, and the federal work-study program. 


The FAFSA must be filed online at  You and your parent (if applicable) will need an FSA ID in order to sign the FAFSA electronically. You also need your completed 2016 Federal Tax Return to complete the FAFSA.  To complete the tax section on FAFSA, we highly recommend using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.  This allows you to transfer your IRS Data directly into the FAFSA form. 


Please stop by the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible if you need assistance completing the 2018-2019 FAFSA.  Many of the financial aid resources are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested in Federal Work-Study, make sure you answer “YES” to the question on the FAFSA or you will not be considered for this resource. MAC prefers you to file your FAFSA by April 1, 2018


If you are graduating in May and are considering returning for 2018-2019, you should complete your FAFSA so that you do not miss the May 1st State Grant deadline. 


Join us on Wednesday, October 11th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm in Cosgrave for “FAFSA Day”.  Get answers to your FAFSA questions and win some prizes!


If you need assistance if filing the FAFSA, we are offering a FAFSA Completion Night on Oct. 11 and Nov. 8 at 5:30 pm in Main 233.  Please stop by the office or email us at to register. 



Best wishes for a successful semester,

The Financial Aid Office

Ultrasound Application for Fall 2018 from Andrea Gutmann Richard J Shea 9/27/2017 2:41:17 PM


Students Interested in Starting in the Ultrasound Program Fall 2018 from Ms. Andrea Gutmann

All students interested in applying to the Ultrasonography Program for Fall 2018 need to submit the proper forms prior to November 17, 2017.  Due to the limited seats available in the program, applicants will be reviewed and selected based on GPA, EE course grades, and acceptance will be contingent on successful completion of Spring 2018 courses. This memorandum applies to ALL current Mount Aloysius College students, including those in Pre-Ultrasound, General Studies, or other areas, who are planning to register for Ultrasound classes for the Fall 2018 Semester. 
The Ultrasound Application form is attached or a hard copy is available in the Registrar’s Office and the Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Department in the basement of Pierce Hall, Room 008, Station 3. Questions can be directed to Ms. Andrea Gutmann at  


Reminder: Applying for May 2018 Graduation from Dr. Chris Lovett Linda A Leahey 9/25/2017 2:19:19 PM


This is just a reminder that the last day to apply for May 2018 graduation is November 3, 2017.  It is very important that students apply by this deadline to ensure that they can have their record audited before the start of the spring semester.


The application for graduation can be found on the Registrar’s Office Tab on MyMAC.


Students who have applied for May graduation will have a pre-graduation audit conducted in early December.   Students will be mailed a letter indicating the results of the pre-graduation audit.  If an audit indicates a student is on track with his or her current schedule, then the student will be enrolled in one of the following courses: GR101, GR201, or GR301 in January. This code does not appear on a printed schedule or transcript. The only place it is viewable is on MyMAC.  The course is a means of tracking your application status and signals the Controller’s Office to apply the graduation fee to a student record.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.


The Registrar’s Office


DES Writing Contest from Dr. Fran Rohlf Linda A Leahey 9/25/2017 2:17:23 PM
DES Writing Contest
The DES Writing Contest is open to all students. Please see the flyer on the MAC Bulletin Board for information regarding the contest.
Scholarship Opportunity for Blair County Returning Adult Female Students from AnaLu MacVean Linda A Leahey 9/22/2017 12:00:00 PM


The GFWC Hollidaysburg Area Women's Club is accepting applications for a scholarship for returning adult women who are residents of Blair county and meet the criteria outlined in the flyer.  If questions, please contact Ms. Macvean at Additional information can be found in the flyer on the MAC Bulletin Board.


School of Nursing Internal Application from Veronica Fleming Linda A Leahey 9/19/2017 9:12:58 AM
To:  All General studies Students and Students Changing Majors to Nursing
Students who wish to enter the Associate Degree Nursing Program in Spring 2018 semester, must complete an internal School of Nursing Application and meet all stated admission and pre-enrollment requirements.  The School of Nursing Applications are available in the Registrar’s Office, School of Nursing Office, and on the MAC Portal Page.  Application forms are due Monday, October 16, 2017.


Questions regarding the application process should be directed to the School of Nursing by phone (886-6393) or emailed to  

Students and advisors will be notified of the acceptance decision on or before October 27, 2017 via college email following the completion of the application review process.


Save the date: 2018 Service Learning Expo from Community Engagement Chris Koren Linda A Leahey 9/18/2017 12:17:30 PM
Save the Date: 2018 Service Learning Expo 
Thursday, April 5, 2018 
3:30pm-4:30pm in the Bertschi Center.  
Weekly mass schedule from Mission Integration Chris Koren and Campus Ministry Department Staff Linda A Leahey 9/8/2017 9:00:00 AM
The celebration of the Catholic Liturgy will be held weekly in our College's Our Lady of Mercy Chapel ( Administration building.)   
Mass will be celebrated every Monday @ 11:30 am and Thursday @ 12:00 noon.   
Mass intentions are available for request, email for specific dates for personal Mass intentions.   
All are welcome!
Yoga Class from Sarah Klawinski Linda A Leahey 9/6/2017 3:05:17 PM

Join Dr. Laura Michaels for Yoga Class
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:15pm in ACWC 215 ("Yoga Room")
All are welcome!

Healthy Habits: Weight Trackers - Sponsored by the Wellness Committee from Ann Booterbaugh Linda A Leahey 9/6/2017 11:04:04 AM
Healthy Habits: Weight Trackers - Sponsored by the Wellness Committee
Are you struggling to lose Weight?  Trying to eat healthier?  Good news....You are not alone!
We have lots of interest from Faculty & Staff looking for a way to connect with Colleagues and add accountability for their weight loss goals.  
We have reserved  Main 225 from 12-1 on Wednesdays to  weigh in and talk about our challenges and share best practices, tips and tricks to help each other on the journey to better health.
You will need to bring a small notebook to use for tracking your weekly weigh ins.
Spin/Pilates from Sarah Klawinski Linda A Leahey 9/5/2017 2:24:33 PM

Come to Spin and Pilates Class!
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:15 in ACWC 215 ("Yoga Room")
20 minutes of spinning are followed by 20 minutes of pilates!  
All are welcome!

Need a Boost? Request a Peer Tutor Today! from Dr. Theresa Spanella Shelley A Campbell 9/1/2017 2:43:31 PM
Need A Boost? Request A Peer Tutor Today!
Struggling in your classes? The Learning Commons is ready to help you! We have Peer Tutors available in many classes and they are ready to help you! Request your tutor by filling out this link: Please contact Dr. Theresa Spanella at with any questions. 

Dr. Theresa A. Spanella
Learning Commons Coordinator
Mount Aloysius College
7373 Admiral Peary Highway
Cresson, PA  16630
Rocks and Kindness Campus Announcement from Lisa Segada, Director LPP Linda A Leahey 8/28/2017 9:43:40 AM


Dear Campus Community,
The Little People's Place is initiating a kindness service project for the campus.  
Please see below.
Thank you,
Lisa Segada
Ann Harris Smith Little People's Place


To help spread kindness with motivational & inspirational words,

the Little People’s Place will be decorating rocks with kind words & happy pictures all year long.

If you stumble upon a rock, please feel free to pick it up!

You can keep it for yourself or take it elsewhere & re-hide it.

The little ones love to create and design rocks ----then hide them, but if no one

picks them up there will be no reason to make more. Also feel free to create your own

kindness rock & hide them around campus so we at the Little People’s Place can find some as well.

Thank you and have fun…

Fall 2017 Teaching and Learning Workshops for Faculty from Rob Stere Linda A Leahey 8/24/2017 2:37:47 PM
Fall 2017 Teaching and Learning Workshops for Faculty
The Fall 2017 Teaching and Learning Workshops for Faculty schedule is posted on the MAC Bulletin Board.  All faculty are welcome to attend.
Fall 2017 Confirmed Speaker Series Dates from Mission Integration Chris Koren Linda A Leahey 8/22/2017 2:00:00 PM

Fall 2017 Confirmed Speaker Series 

  • 10/12/17- Fall Honors Lecture
    • 3:30pm in Alumni Hall 
    • Guest Speaker: Dr. Cindy Skrzycki