Mercyhurst Magazine Summer 2016

The skirl of bagpipes flled the Mercyhurst campus early on the morning of Oct. 7, but few minded the early wakeup call. The pipes signaled that classes would be canceled that day so the whole community could celebrate Hurst Day. It’s a brand-new tradition at Mercyhurst, imported by President Michael T. Victor as part of his campaign to reinvigorate the spirit of Mercyhurst. Students enjoyed a day of outdoor activities and games on the campus green, from a dunk tank to a mechanical bull to an array of

infatable games. More than 75 four-person teams took part in the signature event – a scavenger hunt that tested their knowledge of Mercyhurst history. And everyone enjoyed a picnic lunch in Munson Plaza. “A celebration like Hurst Day, which is a campus-wide event, is the kind of social glue that fosters community and inclusiveness on a college campus, and so I am very excited to begin this new tradition at Mercyhurst,” Victor said. Plans are underway for Hurst Day 2.0, but the inaugural efort will be hard to beat.

HURST DAY A New Tradition


Made with FlippingBook - professional solution for displaying marketing and sales documents online