Eleven Campus Ministry pilgrims, including four MCCN students, journeyed from Columbus to join students from the University of Cincinnati to spend the day and night October 4 and 5 at the Cincinnati Zoo. The purpose of the event was to celebrate the wonder of God’s creation in honor of the Feast of St. Francis, who is the patron saint of animals. Representing MCCN were Yuliya Fonin, Maria Moser Arteaga, Jessica Handa and Kelly Schwendeman accompanied by Ellen O’Shaughnessy, DMin, Director of Campus Ministry for MCCN and the Downtowners Campus Ministry.

Check out what’s new at the library this month:

  • The popular “Food for Fines” program returns just in time for registration and fall graduation. From November 15 to December 31, bring your food donations to the library between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Remember, one food item equals $3.00 of forgiven fines. All “Food for Fines” donations will go to the student food pantry, so be sure to get something you like to eat!
  • In observance of Thanksgiving, the library will be closed Thursday, November 27 and Saturday, November 29. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Get more out of your college experience by joining the Student Ambassador program.

Ambassadors lead by example, setting a high standard of excellence, and personally developing their leadership skills.

Each year, MCCN sends interested students to participate in Nurses Day at the Ohio Statehouse. Organized by the Ohio Nurses Association, the annual event brings together nursing advocates with state legislators to discuss policies and issues important to nurses. It’s a great opportunity to see how public policy intersects with nursing at the bedside.

Faculty and staff: it’s not too late take advantage of the matching funds opportunity for the MCCN Colleague Giving Campaign! The Mount Carmel Foundation will match donations received by December 1; matching funds will be used for a special project here at the College. Your donation can help support student scholarships, College resources, program or faculty recruitment and education. Thank you to everyone that has already contributed, which so far has raised our total to $19,403! If you have any questions, contact Jan Burkey, Director of Development, at jburkey@mccn.edu or 614-234-3837.

The Rho Omicron Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, will hold its induction ceremony for new members on Thursday November 13 from 5 – 8 p.m. in the MSB Auditorium. Sigma Theta Tau provides leadership and scholarship in practice, education and research to enhance the health of all people, supporting the learning and professional development of members, who strive to improve nursing care worldwide. Rho Omicron also will hold a silent auction at the event. If you are interested in donating an item to the silent auction, please contact Kathy Walters at kwalters@mccn.edu or 614-234-5408.

The MCCN Soccer Team would love to have you come and support them at one of their games. If your schedule permits, join them for a game out at Resolute Athletic Center over at Easton. You can check out when they play on the attached schedule.