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West Parking Lot Entrance to Pierce Hall will be Closed from Shelley Campbell Linda A Leahey 1/20/2017 2:05:00 PM

The west entrance to Pierce Hall parking lot, at the four way intersection on College Drive, will be closed starting on Monday and will remain closed for the duration of the construction of the addition to Pierce Hall. Please use the south entrance to the Pierce Hall parking lot #7.

Planned Power Outage Saturday, January 21, 2017 - Library and Pierce Hall will be Closed from Shelley Campbell Linda A Leahey 1/20/2017 2:04:13 PM

Due to the construction of the Learning Center for Health Science and Technology Penelec will be on campus Saturday, January 21st to switch power over to a new transformer. There will be no power to Pierce Hall during this transition, therefore Pierce Hall will be closed.

 
The Library will also be closed as it may be affected by the switch over. 
 
Thank you for your patience during these stages of construction on campus.
How to Request a Peer Tutor from Theresa Spanella Linda A Leahey 1/20/2017 11:15:58 AM

The Learning Commons currently has tutors for nearly 130 MAC courses. To obtain a Peer Tutor, you must first REQUEST services. To do this, please visit mtaloy.edu/library and click the Tutoring button. You will then see the necessary steps for obtaining Peer Tutoring services. Don't delay! Request your tutor today!

Local Artist Workshop on Saturday, February 18 from 9:30-Noon in ACWC from Don Talbot Linda A Leahey 1/19/2017 12:07:02 PM
 
Local artist, Yong Sook Kim-Lambert, will be offering a workshop in monoprinting on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9:30am-noon in ACWC.  The workshop is free to students, staff, faculty, and alumni.  For more information,
please see attached flyer on the MAC Bulletin Board.
Step Up Training as part of MLK week tomorrow 12pm Alumni Hall from Chris Koren Linda A Leahey 1/19/2017 9:46:45 AM
Friendly Reminder- 
As part of MLK Week, we have a special Step Up Training for faculty, staff and students. Please attend if you are able to! 
 
Have you ever been concerned about a situation and wanted to help... but didn't?
YOU'RE NOT ALONE
 
This situation is more common than you might think, and is known as the bystander effect. That's why we created the Step UP! Bystander Intervention Program.
You are invited to Step Up Program 
Friday 1/20/17
Alumni Hall
12pm-1pm 
 
Theme- Diversity and Inclusion
Snacks and Drinks provided. 
Spring Opening Liturgy Today at 3:30pm in the Mercy Chapel from Mission Integration Chris Koren Linda A Leahey 1/19/2017 9:42:47 AM

Spring Opening Liturgy

Today 1/19/17 @ 3:30pm (Mercy Chapel)
Celebrant- Father Dan Sinisi 
 
Welcome New Colleagues from President Foley​ Linda A Leahey 1/19/2017 8:00:00 AM

First, Michael Baker will assume the role of CFO at Mount Aloysius effective full time February 6. He will continue in his part time interim capacity until that time. Michael was the overwhelming choice of the Search Committee and the PEC and received the most positive on-line comments from his public forum appearance. He also made a positive impression on many of you during his two months as the interim CFO.

Michael has his BS in accounting from Penn State and is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Treasury Professional. He has 22 years’ experience in the field, including 12 at CTC in Johnstown. He grew up in Cresson, went to local schools and his sister is a Mount Aloysius nursing graduate. He demonstrated his familiarity with both the mission and history of the College and the Sisters of Mercy during his interviews.

Michael is skilled and experienced in all areas of finance that are essential to managing in higher education—accounting, budgets, cash and debt management, investments, real estate and risk management. He staffed a recent meeting of the Board of Trustees’ Finance and Physical Plant Committee without missing a beat. He currently serves on the Portage Area Regional Planning Commission and on that borough’s Summerfest Committee. He and his wife Rebecca have two school-aged children.

Second, I’m pleased to announce that Amy Kanich has assumed the role of Director of Campus Ministry. Amy, like so many at Mount Aloysius College, is a two-fer—she was a practicing nurse and a diocesan ministry official—both excellent background for our mission here at the College.

Amy spent twenty years as a practicing nurse and has her BSN from the University of Pittsburgh. She spent the last four years as the Director of Family Life Ministries for the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese, where she reported directly to the Bishop. In that position, she provided direction and supervision to a dozen different faith ministries that helped serve 120,000 Catholics in that Diocese. Some of you may recall Amy’s bi-weekly column in the Catholic Register; she has also written a family prayer guide entitled “Room in the Inn” and is pursuing a graduate degree in theology.

Many of you met Amy during her time as our Assistant Director of Campus Ministry and you will know that she has been open and receptive both to our Catholic students and the 60% of our students who are not Catholic. Amy did an outstanding job stepping in for the previous director at Convocation this past year and at the All-College Liturgy, where Bishop Mark presided in the fall. She’s helped organize numerous other activities already at the college and was one of the two leaders at the Camden Christmas Service Trip this past December, where I had the chance to observe in person her interaction with the students and her leadership skills.

Amy brings enthusiasm, a deep commitment to faith and a strong interest in both Mount Aloysius and its students (her son is one!!). She is also the mother of four children (the youngest of whom is six), and she and her husband Bill have together really enlivened the Sunday night mass here at the college.

Mike will report (as did his predecessor) to the President of the College while Amy will report to the Executive Director of Mission Integration, Christina Koren. Please welcome these two outstanding additions to our Mount Aloysius community.

Interruption of Comcast Cable Service on Thursday, January 19, 2017 from Shelley Campbell Shelley A Campbell 1/18/2017 4:40:46 PM

Comcast Cable will be replacing network cards in the devices they provide on campus for cable TV. This will interrupt service for approximately 1 hour. They are scheduled to be here first thing in the morning.

Teaching and Learning Workshop for Faculty from Rob Stere Linda A Leahey 1/18/2017 2:08:11 PM
Teaching and Learning Workshop for Faculty
 
Faculty are invited to join Dr. Mary Shuttlesworth for a teaching and learning workshop on Engaging Students in General Education Courses:
Challenges, Strategies, and Solutions, on Wednesday, January 25 at noon in 118 Cosgrave. Brown bag lunches are welcome!
Don't M.I.S.S. out from Shannon Grove Linda A Leahey 1/18/2017 10:55:50 AM
Mount Students,
 
 
Please join us for our kick off to Mountie Fit.  Mount Aloysius Faculty members join the former Choose to Lose committee for our new initiative for Health and Wellness for our campus community.

Learn more about our Spring Health and Wellness Program at Bertschi Center on Tuesday January 24th at 3:30.

You will be able to earn a convocation at this event.  You will also be given a free t-shirt and be entered for some great prizes.


The subjects that will be addressed include:

Movement: Dr. Emily Houseknecht
Intake: Dr. Laura Michaels
Sleep: Ms. AnaLu MacVean
Stress: Counseling Department

We will also have an optional Pilates instruction at the end from Jackie Horvath.
Become a Blackboard Ninja! Learning Commons Workshop 1/19 @ 3:30 from Theresa Spanella Linda A Leahey 1/17/2017 1:47:34 PM
Become a Blackboard Ninja!  Learning Commons Workshop 1/19 @ 3:30
Think you know everything there is to know about Blackboard?? Think again! Join Ms. Lauren Coakley and Mr. Ryan Knee - our resident Blackboard experts - train you to become a Blackboard NINJA!! Workshop will be held Thursday, January 19 at 3:30 in the Library's Practice Presentation Room. This workshop counts as a convocation, and everyone who comes will receive a free gift! See you there!

Theresa A. Spanella, M.A.Ed.
Learning Commons Coordinator
Mount Aloysius College
7373 Admiral Peary Highway
Cresson, PA  16630
Spring Fitness Classes ACWC from Jane Grassadonia Linda A Leahey 1/16/2017 12:25:49 PM

Mount Community,

Please see the attached flyers on the MAC Bulletin Board regarding our spring semester fitness classes in the ACWC.

Spinning/Pilates

 

Monday Spin 5:00-5:45

Tuesday and Thursday Pilates 3:30-4:15

ACWC Room 215

 

Yoga

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:15

ACWC Room 215

Parking Reminders from William Trexler Linda A Leahey 1/13/2017 3:21:29 PM
Welcome Back and Happy New Year!
 
Parking on campus, when the lots are snow covered, doesn't always allow for parking your vehicle within the lined spaces. When the lot is clear and you park inside the lines, please look at the amount of space between vehicles as a point of reference for when the lines disappear in the snow. Another tip is to look at the vehicles in spaces in front of you, most spaces in the lots are in line with others. Hopefully, those vehicles are within the lined spaces.
 
Remember that the restricted ten minute use faculty drop off spaces are at the following locations: (one each area) in lot 12a behind the Administration Building; lot 11 behind the Cosgrave dining hall; lot 8 beside the library; lot 15a between Pierce and McAuley Hall.
 
Due to construction at Pierce Hall, upon parking in lot 7, the most convenient entrance to Pierce Hall will be walking the new path along the road to the lower doors located off of lot 15a.  Please note that lot 15a only has parking for 5 H/P placard or plated vehicles. Also be aware that lot 15b (next to the softball field) is assigned parking only and is not for general use by employees or students.
 
Parking lots 1, 5, 11, 12 and 12a are not for general use by employees or students. 
 
When leaving a vehicle on campus overnight, please contact Campus Police & Safety at 814-886-6327 or email campussafety@mtaloy.edu with your information. We will advise you if where you are parking your vehicle will not impact an event or maintenance work.
 
Thank you for your cooperation.
 
William Trexler
Director of Campus Police &  Safety
Chief of Police
Mount Aloysius College
7373 Admiral Peary Highway
Cresson PA 16630

 

Condolences from Mission/Ministry Chris Koren Linda A Leahey 1/13/2017 1:34:02 PM
Please keep Jen Smith, in your prayers. Jen Smith is an adjunct faculty member for the Justice, Law & Society Department.  Her father, Arnold D. “Arnie” Smith, passed away. 
 
Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Roaring Spring, and from 1 until the 2 p.m. funeral service, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Diehl’s Crossroads Church of the Brethren. 
 
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. 
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace, Amen. 
Service-Learning Expo announcement from Service Learning Committee Chair Dr. Mansley Linda A Leahey 1/12/2017 11:53:52 AM

The annual Service-Learning Exposition will occur on Thursday, March 30 at 3:30 in Bertschi Student Center and Technology Commons.  All applications to participate in the expo are due to Dr. Mary Shuttlesworth by February 17.  The application can be found on the MAC portal page. 

2017 MLK Week Events from Mission/Ministry Chris Koren Linda A Leahey 1/12/2017 10:02:27 AM

Please join us January 14 – January 20, 2017 for our Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Education and Learning Events.

We would love to see you at the 12:30pm Monday 1/16/17 prayer service in Main Hall - right outside the memorabilia room on 1st floor Main. 
Questions or to sign up for the events? Email MissionIntegration@mtaloy.edu today! 
 
The MLK Week 2017 poster can be found in the portal page. 
Announcing the Fully Digital College Catalog from Dr. Chris Lovett Linda A Leahey 1/10/2017 1:47:22 PM

I am happy to announce that the conversion to a digital College Catalog has been completed and can now be accessed by the campus community and individuals outside the College.  The conversion of the catalog to a digital and interactive document will not only benefit both students and advisors, but will also be a resource to all individuals outside the institution.

 

Please visit the 2016-2017 catalog here: http://catalog.mtaloy.edu/

 

Links to the catalog can also be found on the Mount Aloysius College website and on the Registrar tab on MyMAC.

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Lovett 

Spring Mass Schedule from Mission/Ministry Chris Koren and Amy Kanich Linda A Leahey 1/4/2017 9:16:36 AM
Happy New Year!
 
The spring 2017 mass schedule can be found on the MAC portal page. 
Please join us for our 1st Sunday mass of the spring semester- 1/8/17 at 7pm. Location- Mercy Chapel. Father Anthony Petracca will be our celebrant. 
 
SAVE THE DATE: 
The Spring Opening Liturgy will be held on 1/19/17 @ 3:30pm in the Mercy Chapel. Vox Nova will be providing the music and Father Daniel Sinisi will be our celebrant.  

*Important for students in Connections 1. 

Display in Cosgrave Student Center from Dr. Don Talbot Linda A Leahey 12/16/2016 2:37:11 PM

On display in Cosgrave Student Center hallway through Feb. 1, 2017 is artwork produced by dementia artists from Laurel View Village as part of the fall semester Opening Minds through Art program.  The artwork was shown at a reception with the artists, their families, and community members at Laurel View on Dec. 8th prior to being installed in Cosgrave.  

Compressed Schedule for Weather Delays from Dr. Chris Lovett Linda A Leahey 11/21/2016 9:42:57 AM
Mount Aloysius College utilizes a compressed schedule when the College is operating on a two-hour delay due to inclement weather.
 
Students and faculty will follow a shortened version of the day's normal daily schedule to ensure all class have an opportunity to meet on that given day. Courses will return to their normal meeting times at 4:00 p.m. when the compressed schedule is utilized.   
 
Additional information can be found on the College's web page for Delays, Cancellations, and Alerts.  
 
It is recommended that you sign up for the College's MAC Alert System to receive text messages regarding delays and cancellations if you have not already done so.  A link to the compressed schedule will be included in the text message when a two-hour delay is enacted.  
 
Sincerely,
 
Dr. Chris Lovett
Summer 2017 Schedule is Now Available on MyMAC from Dr. Chris Lovett Linda A Leahey 11/14/2016 12:09:34 PM
Dear Students,
 
The 2017 summer schedule is now available on MyMAC.  Please visit the Registrar's Office tab on MyMAC for more details regarding summer registration.
 
Sincerely,
 
The Registrar's Office