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The Ripple Effect

April 1, 2009
Filed under Uncategorized

By Ashley Proietto Staff Writer The Ripple Effect, an event to benefit charity:water, was held on April 8 as part of an awareness campaign organized by the members of PRSSA. The Marywood Chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America “builds on the education learned in classes” says junior, Mandy Boyle, President of the PRSSA. “Our...

NEPA BlogCon educating bloggers third year in a row

NEPA BlogCon educating bloggers third year in a row

Brigid Edmunds, Multimedia Editor
October 19, 2014
Filed under Community

NEPA BlogCon, a conference for area bloggers, drew a crowd to Misericordia University for the third year in a row. BlogCon, held this year on Oct. 11, is run by three women in the area: Mandy Boyle, Karla Porter, and Michelle Davis. This year's conference hosted presenters who shared ...

BlogCon returns for third year

BlogCon returns for third year

Autumn Granza, Editor-in-Chief
September 25, 2014
Filed under Community

If you're a lover of blogging and social media, you'll want to be at College Misericordia on Saturday, Oct. 11. That's when NEPA BlogCon will return for its third consecutive year. BlogCon is Northeastern Pennsylvania’s only blogging and social media conference. NEPA BlogCon’s focus is to bring...

Scranton bids farewell to popular arts venue

Scranton bids farewell to popular arts venue

Paul Capoccia, Community Editor
September 21, 2014
Filed under Community

This summer, downtown Scranton said farewell to The Vintage Theater, one of the few visual, performing, and literary arts venues in the city. Since 2009, The Vintage, located on 326 Spruce St., had been a central arts hub within the city. It frequently showcased musicians, writers, actors, and creative...

NEPA BlogCon like bootcamp for bloggers

NEPA BlogCon like bootcamp for bloggers

Brigid Edmunds, News Editor
October 22, 2013
Filed under Opinion

   The annual NEPA BlogCon proved to be both a success and a worthwhile experience for social media butterflies in the area. As a novice blogger myself, I have been frantically trying to polish my writing and acquire new skills to improve my content and marketing tactics. Over the summ...

Society for Collegiate Journalists inducts founding members

April 3, 2011
Filed under News

The founding members of the Marywood University chapter of the Society of Collegiate Journalists! Front row (L to R): Jeremy Barket, Mandy Boyle, Elysabethe Brown, Owen Karoscik, Vincent Mecca, Shane Ostroski, and Joseph Petro. Back row (L to R): Lindsey Wotanis, adviser, Lisa Piccolo, Kendra Raffer...

A Year After the Quake, A Familiar Face

February 7, 2011
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Mandy Boyle Advertising Sales Manager On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit approximately 25 km outside of the Haitian capital of Port au Prince. By Haitian government estimates, three million people were affected by the quake: 316,000 people had died, 300,000 had been injured and more th...

Movie Review: “The King’s Speech” inspires

February 4, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Mandy Boyle Advertising Sales Manager If there is to be one word associated with the 2010 British historical drama, The King’s Speech, it’s “delightful.” Centered on the unlikely ascension of Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI) to the throne in  1936, The King’s Speech is all at ...

Three Websites to Save the World

October 7, 2010
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Image via CrunchBase Mandy Boyle Staff Writer Did you know that saving the world can be as easy as clicking a mouse? OK, well maybe not saving the entire world, but you can actually make a difference and do something meaningful by hitting up your internet browser. Non-profit organizations and charity-related websites are becoming increasing...

The Happiness Movement: Pop Culture, Money, and Science

October 7, 2010
Filed under Opinion

Image via Wikipedia Mandy Boyle Staff Writer For the past decade or so, there’s been quite a shift in the way we think about how we feel. The shift is toward positivity and psychologists, behavioral specialists, authors, and entrepreneurs have noticed. In fact, they’ve targeted and tailored happiness to be one of the most talked about things in pop culture, science, and business. But wh...

Seniors Say Goodbye

April 1, 2010
Filed under Opinion

The Wood Word would like to thank its seven graduating editors for their years of hard work and dedication, and wish them best of luck with their future endeavors! Here, we take a look back at their baby pictures and glimpse into the future with a look at their future plans. (To see the full article...

Marywood PRSSA Holds First Ever PR Boot Camp

April 1, 2010
Filed under News

By Lauren Smith Publicity Director/Lifestyles Editor If you’re a student that has ever attended a professional conference, then you probably understand what a great learning experience and networking resource they can be, as well as how incredibly expensive it is to attend. If you are paying out-of-pocket, the costs of attending ...