Cooking Up Recipes for Catherine’s Cupboard

Justin Delasko, a registered dietitian, teaches a nutrition course on campus. After wanting to focus on bringing a new experience to one of the class’s lessons on food equity, he decided to partner the class up with Catherine’s Cupboard, Mount Aloysius College’s food pantry, to bring the the students an entirely new experience that not only benefits their knowledge, but also benefits the community at large.    “When I first started teaching this course, I [...]

2022-01-27T10:11:24-05:00November 30th, 2021|

Donating Dentists

“As dental professionals, Katie and I know first-hand how important oral hygiene is. We knew that contacting our local homeless shelters would be a good way to reach people in need of oral care products.” Ally Bihary wanted to help the community. And, with her friend and fellow pre-dental student Katie Fasel, she did just that. Ally and Katie collected and assembled 152 oral hygiene kits with toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash in each. The [...]

2022-01-27T10:12:58-05:00November 24th, 2021|

Serving During a Shutdown

Led by Brianna Baker, director of mission & ministry, and Amy Kanich, director of campus ministry, a team of Mounties volunteered to help local elementary and high school students during the statewide shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. “We feel the Mount Aloysius College mission and the values of the Sisters of Mercy can really serve the community,” said Brianna Baker. “As always, our dedicated students were reaching out to us to find out how [...]

2022-01-27T10:17:40-05:00July 28th, 2020|

Fighting Alzheimer’s One Step at a Time

According to the CDC, in 2014 over 93,500 deaths in all 50 states were attributed to Alzheimer’s Disease, and the Center estimates that over five million Americans are living with the disease. It is projected that this number will quadruple, meaning 14 million Americans over the age of 65 may be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s by 2050. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, although scientists at organizations like the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Foundation and Alzheimer’s [...]

2022-01-27T10:23:16-05:00June 16th, 2020|

Mount Aloysius Campus Offers Campus Trail Fun

The outdoor trail offers a 1.9 mile pathway in the woods just to the right of campus. MAC professors understand the importance of utilizing the beautiful surrounding campus to help students become well balanced graduates. Dr. Sara Rutledge, professor of education, has improved the Mountie Trail with her education students this semester. For an education class project, mailboxes were installed on the pathway that contain family-friendly scavenger hunts and pencils. During the hunt, participants will [...]

2022-01-27T10:29:33-05:00December 17th, 2019|

Student Athletes Give Back

For over ten years, the Mount Aloysius College baseball team participates in Project Bundle Up. This is a project that allows children to receive warm clothes before the winter months. In 2019, over 100 families were able to go to the Johnstown Galleria Mall and receive winter clothes! We’re proud of our Mounties for their success on the field; but even more proud of their work in the community.

2022-01-27T10:32:11-05:00December 9th, 2019|

Learning Through Service

Mount Aloysius College Business Administration students partnered with the American Red Cross for a Sound the Alarm event in Sankertown, PA. During the event, students and volunteers canvassed at-risk homes, installed free smoke alarms, replaced batteries in existing alarms, and provided fire prevention and safety education. Matt Blose, a Mount Aloysius student, participated in the event. "I was able to help the community to the best of my and my teams’ ability, along with working [...]

2022-01-26T14:33:35-05:00December 9th, 2019|

Arts for Healing

Dr. Donald Talbot, professor of fine arts at MAC, started the healing outreach with students in his community engagement through the expressive arts class at Mount Aloysius College. Talbot said the exhibition provides participants an opportunity to address their own personal issues and help with their healing. “The show gives them that public recognition, having them be able to take pride in something that they’ve done that’s on public display,” he said. Mount Aloysius students [...]

2021-02-17T15:31:03-05:00November 25th, 2019|

Volunteering with VITA

MAC accounting students are receiving real-world experience while helping people in the local area! Through the MAC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, accounting professors guide students as they assist community members file their tax returns each year. This service is free to those who need it and they can either set up a face-to-face appointment with a student or simply drop off their paperwork in the MAC Business offices. All of these accounting students [...]

2022-01-26T14:43:16-05:00November 19th, 2019|

Mountie Hospitality Around the World

Cynthia earned her BSN from the Mount and now lives in Largo, Florida and works as a Neurological Intensive Care Unit Nurse at Largo Medical Center.  She was a student-athlete while managing being a full-time nursing student. Cynthia made the most of her time at MAC; she gained an international perspective by studying abroad her Junior year in Italy and fine tuned her leadership expertise through her role as an RA and her full-time job [...]

2022-01-26T14:40:39-05:00November 19th, 2019|

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  • Revolution, love, and comedy will fill the stage as the Mount Aloysius Theatre Department presents "Urinetown: The Musical" in Alumni Hall. Come catch this satirical and dystopian show March 31, April 1, and April 2 at 7:30 p.m with the doors opening at 7:00 p.m.⁠ ⁠ Tickets are free and donations will be accepted to benefit the Tim Michrina Endowed Scholarship Fund.
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