Department of Communications holding Media Immersion Day for high school students

The Misericordia University Department of Communications is holding Media Immersion Day on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for high school students interested in learning about and gaining hands-on experience in graphic design, video production and editing, and journalism.


Media Immersion Day is a free workshop that will enable aspiring mass communications professionals to work with and hear from seasoned professionals from northeastern Pennsylvania and from professors in the Department of Communications. Seating in the various programs is limited. To reserve seating in the workshop, please contact David Thackara, media manager at Misericordia University, at (570) 674-3345 or by e-mailing him at, or Ellen Hoffman, editor in chief of The Highlander student newspaper, at


The program begins promptly at 9:15 a.m. as students will be teamed up with media professionals and/or professors in a series of three workshops. Media Immersion Day concludes with a luncheon and panel discussion about careers in the mass media field.


The Misericordia University Department of Communications is also presenting an assortment of prizes to participating students, including an iPad Mini.


For more information about the Misericordia University Department of Communications, please call Melissa Sgroi, Ed.D., assistant professor and chair of the Department of Communications, at (570) 674-6744 or log on to Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 34 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full and part-time formats.