Student Life

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|

Students Create Bat Boxes for Service Learning Project

As a part of their Biology II class, Mountie students traveled to Nathan’s Divide to install bat boxes. The class, taught by Dr. Crystal Goldyn, did research on how important bats are to local ecosystems, and learned how human actions can negatively affect the bat populations. They installed the bat boxes to assist with the conservation of bats and to provide them with a safe place to raise their young. Senior Devonna Weimer said that [...]

2022-01-27T10:13:46-05:00May 20th, 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|

A New Look for Science

Pierce Health and Science Hall is a 31,000 square-foot facility which houses all laboratory science courses and certain allied health programs providing state-of-the-art instructional resources. The addition includes simulation labs that resemble real hospital wings, study lounges and classrooms.

2022-01-27T10:33:31-05:00November 26th, 2019|

With One Touch of the Button…

MAC has stepped up its game for multimedia presentations!  A new tool has been set up for students in MAC’s Library: the One-Button Recording Studio. This setup allows students to record themselves speaking and presenting by simply pressing the record button.  It only takes a flash drive to save and transfer the video to other presentation media! A computer is available to view the recorded video and make any changes the student wishes. To [...]

2022-01-26T14:32:01-05:00November 26th, 2019|

Lights, Turf, Action!

If you’re an athlete, you know that playing on a high-quality, new surface can help you elevate your game. Mountie athletes learned how true this is when, in 2018, the soccer field was upgraded to a new artificial turf surface.  The upgrade also included stadium seating and a press box. In addition to practices and games, outdoor events can be held on the field even in the evening, thanks to the four new sets of [...]

2022-01-26T14:26:32-05:00November 13th, 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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