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“Stuff the Bus” at Misericordia

The College Misericordia community will collect school supplies for area school children on Monday, Aug. 27, as part of its daylong Fun & Festivities university celebration on campus.

A Misericordia van will be conveniently parked on the campus service road behind Mercy Hall and adjacent to the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library for the “Stuff the Bus” benefit. It will be staffed by students, staff and faculty who will collect backpacks and assorted school supplies that will be donated to children who attend the after-school tutoring center, Kids Café in Wilkes-Barre, the outreach program, Mercy Services in Wilkes-Barre, and the Catherine McAuley House, transitional shelters for women and children in Plymouth and Scranton.

For more information about the “Stuff the Bus” benefit, please contact Campus Ministry at 674-6495 or public relations at 674-6372.

Auditions set for ‘Messiah’

The Misericordia University Choral Society will hold auditions August 28 to September 18 for a December performance of Handel’s “Messiah.”

The Misericordia University Choral Society is made up of students and faculty of the university and members of the community of all ages. The choral society welcomes new singers with music-reading ability and a dedication to singing great choral music.

Auditions are available for openings in all parts of the production. Rehearsals are 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Banks Student Life Center’s Kennedy Lounge. New singers can register for an audition by coming to any of the first four rehearsals beginning August 28.

For more information about the performance or choral society, please call the director, John Curtis, at 674-6739 or write to jcurtis@misericordia.edu.

Open House set at Lake-Lehman

The Lake-Lehman Junior/Senior High School will host an Open House August 28 - 30.

This yearly event allows seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students to try lockers, locate rooms and become familiar with the layout of the school.

Information pertinent to the Open House will be mailed home shortly before. Students must bring this information on the day they choose to visit the school.

Students and parents are welcome to attend according to the following schedule:

Tuesday, August 28 - 9 to 11 a.m.

Wednesday, August 29 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 30- 1 to 3 p.m.

Misericordia ranked by News & World Report

College Misericordia is once again listed in the U.S. News & World Report America’s Best College rankings for Best Universities, Master’s North, a category that includes colleges in the northern United States that offer master’s degrees.

Misericordia’s graduation rate, a key factor in the rankings, equals or exceeds that of other colleges with overall higher rankings. Other Misericordia numbers used to calculate the ranking that match or exceed other highly ranked colleges include the percent of classes under 20 students, the student to faculty ratio, and the percentage of alumni who donate.

College Misericordia ranks 67th out of the 133 schools listed in the Best Universities, Master’s North, classification, just a point behind a 10-way tie for 57th.

College Misericordia also holds for 2007 a “Best Northeastern College” designation by the Princeton Review, a student-survey based measure of quality colleges.

Princeton Review recognizes college

College Misericordia is one 222 select colleges and universities in the northeast that The Princeton Review recommends to college applicants in the new 2008 edition of its book, “Best Northeastern Colleges.”

The Princeton Review describes College Misericordia as having a small student body that translates to a “personal” educational experience in which “teachers are always available for students” and “are always willing to help you out in and out of the classroom.” The survey describes the school as “small,” but with “very high-level” academics and features “very good health major programs.” It also says Misericordia “has a great reputation in the field of education,” has “the best communications department in the area” and the small campus environment means that students tend to know each other “not just by face but by name, and they all seem to get along with each other.”

The Princeton Review surveyed 62,000 students at the 222 colleges, or 275 per campus, in the latest edition. The book includes schools in the District of Columbia and 11 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Lehman Class of 1967 plans reunion

The Lake-Lehman Class of 1967 will hold its 40th anniversary class reunion on Sunday, Sept. 2, at the Appletree Terrace, Newberry Estates, Dallas.

The committee is asking for help in locating the following classmates: Sharon Pudim Grant, Robert Vandermark, Linda McCarty Jacoby, Arthur Lamoreaux, Irving Lee King, Breck Miller and Susan Jones.

Anyone with information on these classmates is asked to contact the committee at LLHSCLASSOF1967@YAHOO.COM.

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