Faculty to examine critical concerns of the Religious Sisters of Mercy as part of 90th Anniversary observance

Faculty members will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the institution of higher learning by hosting a panel discussion that will examine the issues of critical importance to the university’s founders and sponsors, the Religious Sisters of Mercy. The panel discussion, “Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy,” will be held Thursday, Oct. 23 from 4-5:30 p.m. in Huntzinger and Alden Trust Rooms 218-219 of Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. The event is free and the public is invited.


The panel will explore the issues of greatest concern to the Sisters as they administer to the poor and disadvantaged around the world. The discussion will include how those concerns relate to the work of  faculty.


The panelists will include Christine Somers, D. Min., M.S.W., director of Campus Ministry, on non-violence; Alicia Nordstrom, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, on diversity; Larry Corpus, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, and Barbara McCraith, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, on sustainability; Brenda L. Hage, Ph.D., D.N.P., C.R.N.P., professor of nursing, on women and children, and Rebecca Steinberger, Ph.D., professor of English, on immigration.


The panel will be facilitated by Allan Austin, Ph.D., professor of history, and Lorie Zelna, M.S., RT (R) (MR), associate professor of medical imaging.


The panel discussion is one of many events scheduled throughout the 2014-15 academic year, including the upcoming lecture by animal rights and autism advocate Temple Grandin. A full list of 90th Anniversary events can be found at http://misericordia.edu/MUturns90.