Mercyhurst Magazine Summer 2016

8” LENS An 8-inch telescope lens is located in the Boelcke Observatory, an operational observatory built in 1953 and named for Father Robert B. Boelcke, a professor of sciences at St. Mary’s Seminary. Its domed, iodized copper roof looks skyward from the midst of student housing.

4 SIM LABS Four state-of-the-art labs ofer students in allied health programs access to patient simulators and valuable hands-on experience. Mercyhurst North East ofers the region’s only certifed health care simulation educator, Patricia Pulito.

300 RESIDENTS Three hundred students can live on campus. 24 fully furnished townhouses with three bedrooms, full kitchen, 1.5 baths and common space have been constructed over the years. Redemptorist Hall, which features pod-style living, opened in 2008.

$6 MILLION Six million dollars, the cost of the Michele and Tom Ridge Health and Safety Building completed in 2005 with an unprecedented $2 million state grant. The geothermal building includes a 16,000-square-foot library, cofee bar, computer room, great room, six classrooms, two nursing simulation labs and ofce space.

2+2 A number of MNE programs include convenient 2 + 2 options, allowing students to seamlessly transition to Mercyhurst University and earn a bachelor’s degree in two additional years.

ROUTE 16 EMTA bus route that provides

transportation between North East and Erie with multiple stops each weekday.

See more on page 8.


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