Heart Health

February 28, 2019
As February wraps up, I reflect back on our theme of heart health. Here at Maria, we have been fortunate to have programing revolving around physical heart health, as well as emotional heart health. Starting with physical heart health, I often am most concerned by the statistic that heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States, more than all the cancers combined (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017). One…
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Something New at Maria College – American Sign Language

February 20, 2019 Find Your Course
This semester Maria College began to offer American Sign Language (ASL) as an option to meet a course load requirements. Laura Cooper, an adjunct faculty member, presented a fun-filled semester of signing, Deaf Culture, and…
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A Person-Centered Approach to the Medical Professions

February 21, 2019 Academic Programs
Have you ever had a medical professional who was caring, compassionate, and good at helping you feel comfortable? Have you ever had a medical professional who listened, encouraged, and motivated you to make a positive…
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Critical Concern for Women

February 1, 2019 Mission & Values
"We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced."– Malala Yousafzai "The day will come when man will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of…
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A Legacy of Mercy: 175th Anniversary

December 21, 2018 Service to Others
What does Mercy mean to you? To Catherine McAuley, the founder of The Sisters of Mercy, it meant to care for the economically poor, to provide shelter and educate women and girls in Dublin, Ireland.…
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