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Mercy Week events to raise awareness about Sudan
The events of MercyhurstCollege’s annual Mercy Week are planned to raise awarenessabout the college’s Mercy heri-tage and the current plight of southern Sudan, where one-quarter of the displaced popu-lation of the world currently lives.Mercyhurst will celebrate itsannual Mercy Week from Satur-day, March 20, through Friday,March 26. This year’s theme is “We areGlobally Responsible.” The Mission Integrationofﬁce and many departmentsacross campus, including aca-demics, athletics and studentlife, collaborated to organize the weeklong event.Donations generated fromthese events will largely ben-eﬁt this year’s majority charity,Mercy Beyond Borders. The most ambitious of theplanned activities may be the“Cycling to Sudan Challenge.”Participants can log mileson exercise bikes, ellipticalmachines, rowing machines andtreadmills in order to “travel”the 7,233 miles from Erie toNarus, Sudan.Students and employees willcollect pledges on Thursday,March 25, from 7 a.m. to 10p.m. in the dance room of theRec Center to support Mercy Beyond Borders in southernSudan.Participants of the 200 Mileor 300 Mile Challenges canhelp raise money for the project while counting miles for theirchallenge.Other ongoing events includecore value banners in Garvey Park, a Mercy Display in theHammermill Library, Mercy Week Films in the StudentUnion and a photo exhibit of southern Sudan by photogra-pher Paul Jeffrey in the OldMain Alcove.Some faculty members willintegrate short poems andother pieces about the themeof Mercy Week into classroomdiscussions. The Mercy Week kickoff,“Breakfast in California, Lunchat Mercyhurst, Dinner in Ire-land: A Global Q&A with theSisters of Mercy,” will takeplace from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.in the Mercy Heritage Room onMonday, March 22. Using Skypelive video, participants can con-nect with students, faculty andSisters of Mercy in Ireland andCalifornia.On Tuesday, March 23, Mer-cyhurst Student Government will host Raymond Ablack,an activist on worldwide pov-erty who once played Simba inthe stage production of “TheLion King” in Toronto and Sav Bhandari in the popular televi-sion series, “Degrassi: The NextGeneration.”On Wednesday, March 24, aluncheon celebrating Women’sHistory Month will be heldfrom 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in theHerrmann Student Union GreatRoom.Multiple presentations willfeature issues such as nonvio-lence and the fundamental rightto water.On Friday, March 26, there will be a Wellness Fair from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. in the HerrmannStudent Union and a UNIFESTBattle of the Bands from 8 to11 p.m.In addition, a 24-Hour Fast will be observed from 5 p.m.Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday. Thosenot participating in the daylong fast are encouraged to skip ameal on Friday and donate themoney. All proceeds will beneﬁtHaiti Relief. The theme of Mercy Week 2010 reﬂects the Mercyhurstcore value of global responsi-bility while offering studentsand faculty a chance to improvethe lives of the poor and mar-ginalized citizens of southernSudan.In keeping with the Mercy tradition, seize the day, and getinvolved.
By Jennifer McCurdy
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Fashion show teaches howto dress professionally
Kappa Delta Pi, Mercyhurst College’s educa-tion honor society, is having a “rags-to-riches”fashion show where students will model inex-pensive professional clothes. The fashion show is Saturday, March 27, at 3p.m. in Taylor Little Theatre. The point of the fashion show is to “show everyone that you don’t have to spend tons of money just to look professional,” junior KappaDelta Pi advertising committee member Chris-tina Borelli said. The models will be wearing clothes that areacceptable in the professional world, but theoutﬁts will cost only $10 each. The fashion show will have apparel for malesand females and is not only for educationmajors. The honor society encourages non-educationmajors to attend, Borelli said.“Everyone is going to have to dress profes-sionally at one point in their life, so this show isfor everyone,” Borelli said. Twenty Mercyhurst College students and twonon-student volunteers will model in the fash-ion show.“The show is going to be a lot of fun, and we really think it’s important for everyone tosee that professional dress can be affordable,”Borelli said. The show is a fund-raiser for Kappa Delta Pi,but the honor society also plans to donate someof their proceeds. Tickets for the show are $3 and can be pur-chased at the door the night of the event. Tickets will tentatively be sold in Egan Dining Hall on March 17, 23 and 24.
By Alicia Cagle