Top three reasons to become a Maria College Peer Tutor

June 24, 2022 Academic ResourcesBlog

In her blog post, recent Health and Occupational Sciences graduate Rose Napoli describes her top reasons for becoming a peer tutor. She describes her experience as “rewarding” and says it has allowed her to make connections while simultaneously implementing skills she learned in her coursework.  Interested in making a little extra cash, while helping others? Check out Rose’s blog to learn more.

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Juneteenth: Not just a day, but a movement

June 17, 2022 BlogMission & Values

Clarissa Hartzog, Chair of the Mission Diversity Committee, writes, “Juneteenth might appear to be just another holiday, but this day holds great significance in American History. On June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, enslaved African Americans received news of their freedom two and half years after the Emancipation Proclamation.” She asks us to “please consider for a moment the impact we can have on those within the African American community” and provides several thought-provoking questions for us to consider. 

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Immigration Awareness Month

June 2, 2022 BlogMission & Values

In recognition of Immigration Awareness, a critical concern for the Sisters of Mercy, Maria College alumna and Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President, Advancement Office Coordinator, Leanna Dorsey shares the story of her great-grandmother who immigrated to America in 1927. She urges us to show hospitality to any immigrants we meet. 

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Occupational Therapy Month: How do occupational therapy practitioners help our clients ‘do?’

April 22, 2022 Academic Programs

OTA Program Director Scott Homer authors this blog where he discusses the role of occupational therapy practitioners. “We ask our clients “what do you want to be able to do?” despite any disability or dysfunction that they face. For all the myriad definitions of what our profession’s specialty is, I think that the way we help people could be summed up in a two-letter action word: do. …How do occupational therapy practitioners help our clients do?” 

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Nature Theology

April 18, 2022
Lectio divina, translated as “divine reading,” is an ancient practice of reading and hearing a sacred text in which the words are received as a source for reflection, letting the words speak to you and…
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