90th Anniversary calendar features variety of events

Misericordia University is celebrating its 90th Anniversary and the university’s founding by the Religious Sisters of Mercy in 1924 with a slate of special events throughout the 2014-15 academic year. An art exhibit featuring prints of Salvador Dali, a production of “Lend Me a Tenor” by the Misericordia Players and a lecture by the Department of Religious Studies that will look at the lives of Christians in Syria are included on the upcoming schedule.

Salvador Dali in Print at Pauly Friedman Art Gallery through Dec. 10

The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University is showcasing the print series “The Divine Comedy’’ and “Dali: The Halsman Photographs” by Surrealist icon Salvador Dali from Oct. 4 to Dec. 10. In the adjacent MacDonald Gallery, the mixed media exhibit, “Musings of a Private Collector,’’ will be on display featuring oil paintings, etchings and prints. The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. For information, call (570) 674-6250 or go online to www.misericordia.edu/art.

English Department presents slam poet Clint Smith on Oct. 17

Internationally known slam poet Clint Smith will present a variety of his work at a program on Oct. 17 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library. The 2013 Christine D. Sarbanes Teacher of the Year by the Maryland Humanities Council is featured in the book, “American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom.” He is a National Poetry Slam champion, an Individual World Poetry Slam finalist, and has served as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. Department of State. For additional information, contact Dr. Patrick Hamilton at phamilto@misericordia.edu or call (570) 674-8020.

Virtual Open House for Doctor of Nursing Practice program on Oct. 21

The Department of Nursing at Misericordia University will hold a virtual open house for people interested in learning more about the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program that was developed to accommodate the needs of busy health care professionals and in response to growing national need for advance practice nurses. The online event will be held on Oct. 21 from 5-7 p.m. Participants will be able to chat online with members of the nursing faculty who will answer questions about the program. To register, go to Misericordia.edu/dnp or contact Maureen Sheridan at msheridan@misericordia.edu, or call (570) 674-6451.

“Syria: How the Civil War and Extremists have affected the Christian Community”

The Department of Religious Studies at Misericordia University is sponsoring the presentation, “Syria: How the Civil War and Extremists have affected the Christian Community,” by Raymond Khoudary, M.D. Dr. Khoudary of Dallas, Pa., was born and raised in Aleppo, Syria. Dr. Khoudary will use these personal experiences to provide background and historical context about Syria so attendees can better understand the crisis – the impact the civil war and the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has had on Syrian Christians, residents, and the overall country. The event will be held on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in Lemmond Theater. For information, contact Christopher Carr, Ph.D., at (570) 674-6739 or at ccarr@misericordia.edu.

Friends of the Bevevino Library to present author Sally Wiener Grotta on Oct. 22

Friends of the Bevevino Library at Misericordia University will present author, photographer and journalist Sally Wiener Grotta, for the lecture, “Living the Creative Life.” Grotta is described as the consummate storyteller for her novel, “Jo Joe,” which is set in a fictional Pocono Mountains village. Grotta will have advance copies of her next novel, “The Winter Boy,” for sale and will do a book signing following the lecture. The event will be held on Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. in the McGowan Room of the Bevevino Library. For information, contact Sue Lazur at (570) 674-6225.

Department of Chemistry hosts “Things That Go Boom in the Night” on Oct. 22

The Misericordia University Dead Alchemist Society will present the 23rd annual “Things that Go Boom in the Night!” on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Amphitheater. The event is open free to the public. This season’s event features new Halloween-themed experiments, pumpkin makeovers, vomiting and fiery pumpkins and expanded activities for children. For information, call Frank Yepez Castillo, Ph.D., at (570) 674-6377.

Department of English presents “The DIckens Effect: Dickensian Values in the twenty-first Century”

The Department of English presents “The Dickens Effect: Dickensian Values in the Twenty-first Century” by Andrew Mangham, Ph.D., associate professor of English at the University of Reading, in Reading, England. Dr. Mangham will discuss the new BA to MA program in English being offered by Misericordia in collaboration with University of Reading, located 30 miles from London. The lecture will be held on Oct. 22 from 8-9:30 p.m. in the McGowan Room of the Bevevino Library. For information, contact Amanda Caleb, Ph.D., at (570) 674-8113, or by e-mail at acaleb@misericordia.edu.

Admissions Open House for High School Students and their Parents on Oct. 25

Misericordia University will hold an Admissions Open House for high school students and their parents on Saturday, Oct. 25 beginning with registration at 9 a.m. in the Anderson Sports and Health Center. Students will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, students, coaches, admissions and financial aid representatives and take tours of the facilities. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (866) 262-6363.

Misericordia Players will present “Lend Me A Tenor” on Nov. 13-15

The Misericordia Players will present “Lend Me A Tenor,” the Tony Award-winning play by Ken Ludwig on Nov. 13-15 at 8 p.m. in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall. Tickets are $5 for general admission, and $3 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available at the door. For additional information, call the Misericordia Box Office at (570) 674-6719 or go to www.misericordia.edu/theartsandmore.

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