This Week @ Marywood

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Making Spirits Bright at Christmastime

Christmas and Advent traditions at Marywood University continue this year, with protocols in place to ensure safe, in-person experiences and opportunities for prayer, cultural events, and community service endeavors. Making Spirits Bright is Marywood’s way of encouraging prayer, sharing gifts, and uplifting people throughout the holiday season, starting on December 1 and continuing through New Year’s Day. Click on the headline link to see details about all of the Making Spirits Bright events and projects planned for this year.

ICYMI: Watch Marywood's Annual Tree Lighting

Marywood's annual Christmas Tree Lighting was held on Wednesday, December 1, in the Rotunda. Members of the public may view Marywood's Christmas Tree during normal operating hours of the Liberal Arts Center, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday through Friday, from now through December 22. See the tree lighting ceremony video by clicking the headline link! 

ALC Christmas Fundraiser for the Jarrett Yoder Foundation/Patriot House (through 12/8)

The Jarrett Yoder Foundation, which bought the former Scranton School for the Deaf and is now the Patriot Resource Center for veterans and first responders (under renovation), will be hosting a holiday event for 500 kids and their immediate families. They are in need of wrapping paper, bows, etc. Marywood University's Adult Learners Club will be collecting these items from through 12/8. Boxes for donations will be located in the Learning Commons, McGowan Center, and the Swartz Center.

Virtual IRBNet Workshop (12/9)

We are pleased to announce that a virtual IRBNet workshop will be held, during which the human research application system will be thoroughly demonstrated. Staff will be available afterward to answer questions or help with live uploads to the system.
Date: Thursday, December 9
Time: 4:30pm
Length: 25 minutes + any lab time

If you plan to stay for the open lab, please prepare your electronic documents for upload. It may be helpful to review our attached Checklist beforehand. To be added to the virtual meeting, please contact MoonJo Kim at irbhelp@marywood.edu or 570-348-6211, x. 2418 (leave message). Include your name, email address, and phone number.

Cookies and Cocoa with SOAR (12/16)

Join us as we ring in the holiday spirit with the SOAR Students. We will be hosting a cookies and cocoa party to celebrate the holiday season. Be sure to wear your favorite Christmas sweater!

Date: December 16, 2021
Time: 12:30-2 p.m.
Place: McGowan Center, Room 1070

Current Art Exhibitions

MAHADY GALLERY (SHIELDS CENTER FOR VISUAL ARTS)
George Catlin - North American Indian Portfolio (Through 12/11)
This exhibition is running through December 11 in the Mahady Gallery.

Gallery Hours for the fall semester are:
Mon. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Tues. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Wed. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Thur. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Fri. 1-4 p.m. | Sat. 1-4 p.m.

**COVID NOTICE: Face masks are required in all indoor locations on campus regardless of vaccination status, including the gallery spaces. All indoor dining areas on campus will also require face masks when individuals are not actively eating or drinking. Though masks are not required outside, everyone should continue to use their best judgement in outdoor spaces that attract crowds and where social distance is not possible.

View Photo of Exhibition...

Upcoming MTD Performances

  • Guitar Ensemble Holiday Concert | December 08, 2021 at 7:00PM | Marian Chapel
    Free admission.

  • Wind Symphony Outdoor Concert at Marywood Heights | December 08, 2021 at 6:00PM | SLC Main Theatre
    Free admission.

  • String Project Holiday Gala | December 09, 2021 at 6:30PM | SLC Main Theatre
    Free admission.

  • Evening of Strings | December 10, 2021 at 3:00PM | Marian Chapel
    Free admission.

Department Online Information Sessions (various)

Lehigh Valley MSW Program:
Register online for a virtual session.

  • Monday, December 20, 2021, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Virtual | Register Online

Athletic Training Master's Program Information Sessions:
Register online for virtual information sessions.

  • Tuesday, 12/14, 6-7 p.m. for 5-year BS/MS program (for future undergraduate students) & 7-8 p.m. for 2-year MSAT (for current or graduated college students) | Register Online
  • Tuesday, 1/18, 6-7 p.m. for 5-year BS/MS program (for future undergraduate students) & 7-8 p.m. for 2-year MSAT (for current or graduated college students) | Register Online

Upcoming Professional Continuing Education Events

How to Lead and Succeed in the New Multi-Generational Workforce- Virtual CEU (12/9, 10 a.m.-Noon): Did you know that only one thing stands between business leaders and great success within the multi-generational workplace? It isn’t knowledge. Not skills. Not experience or talent. It’s the ability to connect with people of all ages. We have five distinct generations in the workplace, and like never before, we must learn to connect across the multiple generations. Marywood students, faculty, and staff may attend this session for free, if not using for CE credits. To learn more or to register, click on the title link.

Making the Tough Call: Exploring the Ethics of Mandated Reporting through the Lens of Racial & Social Injustice-Virtual CEU (1/20/2022, 10 a.m.-Noon): For over 50 years, various professionals have been required by law to report suspicions of child abuse and neglect as “mandated
reporters”. This workshop explores the role of mandated reporting by applying foundational ethical principles through the lens of
racial & social justice. An exploration of the original intent of mandated reporter laws will be juxtaposed with the evolution of the
legal responsibility and resulting disproportionalities in the current system. As society grapples with the role that certain systems,
including the child welfare system, have played into poor outcomes for children of color, it is vital that we explore the role that
individual reporters play in this process. This workshop will provide a framework for professionals to place their role in context,
with the goal of furthering racial and social justice for all children and families.

Snowball Roll to Benefit Alternative Service Trips (2/9)

The Snowball Roll is back and better than ever for its FIFTH year! The 25 students participating in the Alternative Break Service Trips this March to Tennessee and June to Guatemala are selling snowballs for $2 each! What happens when you buy a snowball? Your snowball(s) will be rolled down a ramp/hill competing against hundreds of others, and if your ball is one of the first 30+ to make it to the bottom, you win a great prize! How can you support the snowball roll and our alternative break participants? Buy snowballs, donate a prize and come out to watch us roll the snowballs on February 9 (more information coming soon)Email alternativebreak@m.marywood.edu for information about snowball purchases, donation guidelines, etc. Happy Rolling!

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CSD Students Do Their Part to Make Spirits Bright

Marywood University's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and its Speech-Language & Audiology Clinics, along with its student chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) collected holiday gifts to support Marywood University's Campus Ministry's Christmas Giving Tree project. Two boxes of gifts were collected throughout the months of November/December and donated to local community agencies. Additionally, the Marywood University Chapter of National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) wrote out 500 holiday cards that will be sent to the residents and staff of St. Joseph's Center and the Gino Merli Veteran's Center. The Giving Tree and the Community Christmas Card writing project were part of Marywood University's annual Making Spirits Bright initiative for the holidays.

See Holiday Card Writing Photo...

School of Architecture Students Create Christmas Tree Village in Downtown Scranton

Students from Marywood's School of Architecture created a Christmas Tree Village with 24 local businesses, including a Marywood University Tree, for First Friday and Saturday in downtown Scranton, Dec. 3-4. They also designed and installed a Lighting Exhibit, titled RISE: A Celebration of Light and Hope, featured on Lackawanna County’s Courthouse Square during Lackawanna County Winter Market, taking place December 3-5. The event will include live performances by the Scranton Fringe Festival. Read more about the event and our students contributions by clicking the headline link.

Four Marywood Students Participating in Leadership Lackawanna's Collegiate Program

Four Marywood students are among 14 participants in the first offering of a college leadership program offered by Leadership Lackawanna, including: Abigail Lovatt, Christian Herbster, Sara McCormack, and Emily Holtsmaster. Students from Lackawanna College, Penn State Scranton, Bloomsburg University, University of Scranton, and Johnson College also participated. The program will be offered again in the Spring semester, and the $200 fee can be sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement for up to 5 students, if interested students email Michael Kalage at mkalage@marywood.edu

Marywood Employees Participating in Leadership Lackawanna's Core Program Class

Molly Baron, Director of Human Resources, and Antella Brzenchek, Director of Intensive English Program, are part of this year's Leadership Lackawanna Core Program Class. Congratulations to Molly and Antella, for participating in this meaningful leadership program!

CSD Students Do Their Part to Make Spirits Bright

Marywood University's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and its Speech-Language & Audiology Clinics, along with its student chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) collected holiday gifts to support Marywood University's Campus Ministry's Christmas Giving Tree project. Two boxes of gifts were collected throughout the months of November/December and donated to local community agencies. Additionally, the Marywood University Chapter of National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) wrote out 500 holiday cards that will be sent to the residents and staff of St. Joseph's Center and the Gino Merli Veteran's Center. The Giving Tree and the Community Christmas Card writing project were part of Marywood University's annual Making Spirits Bright initiative for the holidays.

See Holiday Card Writing Photo...

School of Architecture Students Create Christmas Tree Village in Downtown Scranton

Students from Marywood's School of Architecture created a Christmas Tree Village with 24 local businesses, including a Marywood University Tree, for First Friday and Saturday in downtown Scranton, Dec. 3-4. They also designed and installed a Lighting Exhibit, titled RISE: A Celebration of Light and Hope, featured on Lackawanna County’s Courthouse Square during Lackawanna County Winter Market, taking place December 3-5. The event will include live performances by the Scranton Fringe Festival. Read more about the event and our students contributions by clicking the headline link.

Four Marywood Students Participating in Leadership Lackawanna's Collegiate Program

Four Marywood students are among 14 participants in the first offering of a college leadership program offered by Leadership Lackawanna, including: Abigail Lovatt, Christian Herbster, Sara McCormack, and Emily Holtsmaster. Students from Lackawanna College, Penn State Scranton, Bloomsburg University, University of Scranton, and Johnson College also participated. The program will be offered again in the Spring semester, and the $200 fee can be sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement for up to 5 students, if interested students email Michael Kalage at mkalage@marywood.edu

Marywood Employees Participating in Leadership Lackawanna's Core Program Class

Molly Baron, Director of Human Resources, and Antella Brzenchek, Director of Intensive English Program, are part of this year's Leadership Lackawanna Core Program Class. Congratulations to Molly and Antella, for participating in this meaningful leadership program!

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Center for Athletics & Wellness Hours

Exam Week

Tuesday Dec. 7
Pool:12-2 p.m.
Fitness Center:  7 a.m.-9 p.m.

Wednesday Dec. 8
Pool: 12:30-2:30 p.m., 8-9:30 p.m.
Fitness Center:  7 a.m.-9 p.m.

Thursday Dec. 9
Pool: 12-2 p.m., 8-9:30 p.m.
Fitness Center:  7 a.m.-9 p.m.

Friday Dec. 10
Pool:  12-2 p.m.
Fitness Center:  7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Break Schedule (Dec. 11- Jan. 9)

Fitness Center:
Closed Weekends
Dec. 13-22: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; 4-7 p.m.
Closed Dec. 23- Jan. 2
Jan. 3-9:  Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; 4-7 p.m.

Pool
Dec. 13-17:  12-2 p.m.
Closed Dec. 18-Jan. 9

Marywood Ski and Snowboard Club

Join the Marywood Ski and Snowboard Club! After you complete the form linked below, you will have to do two things:
1) Upload it and send a copy to skiclub@marywood.edu.
2) Upload it to the Montage Site via the directions below.
Directions for Joining: If you have any questions on the registration process send email to: Groups@montagemountainresorts.com

Registration Steps Purchasing a Ticket Reloading your card

Visit Montagemountainresorts.com.
Click on Shop.
Click on Winter.
Click on School Groups.
Select School Group Registration.
Only Select one as the quantity.
Add to your cart and continue to check out.
Fill out the information requested and proceed to check out.
Register for a new account.
Fill out the Student's information to register.
Return to the shopping cart after registration.
Be sure to add the ticket owner of the product as the student; do not leave this blank or the process will not work.
Upload a photo that shows you are a member of a club (ID, Report Card, Letterhead from advisor).
Proceed to checkout.
After you purchase the ticket you will be redirected to the webstore and should now see school group products.

Select the quantity of tickets you would like.

Be sure to update the ticket owner of each ticket according to who it is for; you can add more family members here.

Check out and you will get a QR Code.

Redeem QR code for your RFID card that holds your tickets digitally here at the mountain.

After you have your card, the next time you go to purchase, you will click on reload card above the ticket in the shopping cart and enter the card number shown on your new RFID card.

This will automatically add the assigned ticket to the card digitally, and you will be able to get right on the snow your next trip without stopping in anywhere to pick up tickets.

Ski Club Sign Up, Waiver, and Identification Form

Marywood Gear Shop: Sell Your Books & Return Your Rentals (through 12/8)

Sell your textbooks for CASH and return rentals November 29 - December 8 at the Marywood Gear Shop. Sell or return anytime online 24/7.

See Buy/Return Books Flier...

Shop Fair Trade and Help Campus Ministry Service Trips and Projects

October is Fair Trade Month! Start your Christmas Shopping and help Campus Ministry Service Trips and Projects by supporting artisans from around the world. Providing fair wages, sustainable income, safe working conditions, and equality, they bring you the most beautiful handcrafted items. Plus, 20 percent of your purchase goes to Campus Ministry. You must use the web link on the flier linked below.

View Fair Trade Sale Flier...

This Week On Hiatus during Winter Break

Reminder: This Week will be on hiatus during winter break. The spring semester begins on Mon., Jan. 10, 2022, and This Week email notices resume on Tues., Jan. 11, 2022. The deadline for entries for the first spring semester notice is Mon., Jan. 10, at 10 a.m.

Sign up for E2Campus (Valid Marywood email required)

Please make sure you are signed up for E2Campus. This will allow you to get alerts on your mobile device and via email for many different situations pertaining to Marywood, including inclement weather announcements and other important notifications. Click the headline link to sign up or renew your participation.

Marywood's Writing Center: What You Need to Know

Did you know that Marywood has a Writing Center on campus? If you need extra help with writing, or assistance with reviewing what you have already written, take advantage of the services offered by the Writing Center, including...

Two tutoring options:

  • Peer tutors for undergraduate students are available in person in LC264 and online on Wednesdays 6-8 p.m.
  • The Writing Specialist in LC263 is available in person for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students, with online options as necessary.

Appointments are suggested. A calendar listing hours for the Writing Specialist and other helpful resources are posted on the Writing Center website. You also can call 570-348-6211, ext. 2279, or email: writingcenter@marywood.edu.

Find out more at the Writing Center Website!

Pacer Pantry

Students, Staff, and Faculty: The Marywood Pacer Pantry is up and running for YOUR use. Recently, we received a large donation of items and expect to receive more donations regularly through the Weinberg Food Bank. Please be sure to complete the confidential paperwork located by the door before you leave the pantry. This paperwork will ensure that the pantry will remain well stocked. The Pacer Pantry is located in the basement of Emmanuel Hall, which now houses the ASEC (African Sisters Education Collaborative) Program. The entrance is by the volleyball sand court. Just swipe your Marywood ID to gain access! 

Pantry hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday from 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Pacer Pantry is closed on Wednesdays for volunteers to restock shelves and clean. To be eligible for services or to volunteer, one must be enrolled in courses or currently employed at Marywood University. Entry to the Pacer Pantry, for both volunteers and patrons, requires Marywood ID card access.

Donations are always welcome, including non-perishable food, small toiletries, and school supplies, and should be marked, “For Pacer Pantry.” Donations can be given directly to the Friends of the Poor Office at the Domiano Center on the University’s campus. Volunteers are needed to stock shelves, take inventory, and clean. To learn more, contact: PacerPantry@marywood.edu  |  Volunteer for the Pacer Pantry

View Pacer Pantry Information and Guidelines...

CITI Training Changes

We would like to inform you of changes to our requirements for the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), approved by the Academic Council and effective for all individuals involved in projects or renewals submitted to the IRB or ERC as of November 15, 2021.

*Expiration dates of three years have been established for the Human Research Course and the four learner groups within the course:
*Social/Behavioral
*Biomedical
*Clinical Trial / Good Clinical Practice
*IRB Staff & Members

*Expiration dates are retroactive. If you have completed one of these courses any time prior to January 21, 2019, you will need to complete a refresher course immediately in order for your involvement in research to potentially be approved. Course content was updated to reflect the Revised Common Rule as of that date.

*If you have completed a course on January 21, 2019 or thereafter, your training is good for three years after the completion date.

*The CITI site will not send notices of expiration. However, the site now indicates current expiration dates for learner groups within the human research course. Our staff will also check training during the submission pre-review process and will notify you if it has expired.

* This change does not affect the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course, which is only required of those seeking Federal funding. We have not established expiration dates on it because there is no harmonization of Federal RCR training rules. Renewal will be agency or award-specific.

*This change does not affect courses offered by other departments, such as Information Privacy Security (SSW), Animals (IACUC) or Bloodborne Pathogens (PA Program). Those departments set their own expiration dates, if any.

Center for Athletics & Wellness Hours

Exam Week

Tuesday Dec. 7
Pool:12-2 p.m.
Fitness Center:  7 a.m.-9 p.m.

Wednesday Dec. 8
Pool: 12:30-2:30 p.m., 8-9:30 p.m.
Fitness Center:  7 a.m.-9 p.m.

Thursday Dec. 9
Pool: 12-2 p.m., 8-9:30 p.m.
Fitness Center:  7 a.m.-9 p.m.

Friday Dec. 10
Pool:  12-2 p.m.
Fitness Center:  7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Break Schedule (Dec. 11- Jan. 9)

Fitness Center:
Closed Weekends
Dec. 13-22: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; 4-7 p.m.
Closed Dec. 23- Jan. 2
Jan. 3-9:  Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; 4-7 p.m.

Pool
Dec. 13-17:  12-2 p.m.
Closed Dec. 18-Jan. 9

Marywood Ski and Snowboard Club

Join the Marywood Ski and Snowboard Club! After you complete the form linked below, you will have to do two things:
1) Upload it and send a copy to skiclub@marywood.edu.
2) Upload it to the Montage Site via the directions below.
Directions for Joining: If you have any questions on the registration process send email to: Groups@montagemountainresorts.com

Registration Steps Purchasing a Ticket Reloading your card

Visit Montagemountainresorts.com.
Click on Shop.
Click on Winter.
Click on School Groups.
Select School Group Registration.
Only Select one as the quantity.
Add to your cart and continue to check out.
Fill out the information requested and proceed to check out.
Register for a new account.
Fill out the Student's information to register.
Return to the shopping cart after registration.
Be sure to add the ticket owner of the product as the student; do not leave this blank or the process will not work.
Upload a photo that shows you are a member of a club (ID, Report Card, Letterhead from advisor).
Proceed to checkout.
After you purchase the ticket you will be redirected to the webstore and should now see school group products.

Select the quantity of tickets you would like.

Be sure to update the ticket owner of each ticket according to who it is for; you can add more family members here.

Check out and you will get a QR Code.

Redeem QR code for your RFID card that holds your tickets digitally here at the mountain.

After you have your card, the next time you go to purchase, you will click on reload card above the ticket in the shopping cart and enter the card number shown on your new RFID card.

This will automatically add the assigned ticket to the card digitally, and you will be able to get right on the snow your next trip without stopping in anywhere to pick up tickets.

Ski Club Sign Up, Waiver, and Identification Form

Marywood Gear Shop: Sell Your Books & Return Your Rentals (through 12/8)

Sell your textbooks for CASH and return rentals November 29 - December 8 at the Marywood Gear Shop. Sell or return anytime online 24/7.

See Buy/Return Books Flier...

Shop Fair Trade and Help Campus Ministry Service Trips and Projects

October is Fair Trade Month! Start your Christmas Shopping and help Campus Ministry Service Trips and Projects by supporting artisans from around the world. Providing fair wages, sustainable income, safe working conditions, and equality, they bring you the most beautiful handcrafted items. Plus, 20 percent of your purchase goes to Campus Ministry. You must use the web link on the flier linked below.

View Fair Trade Sale Flier...

This Week On Hiatus during Winter Break

Reminder: This Week will be on hiatus during winter break. The spring semester begins on Mon., Jan. 10, 2022, and This Week email notices resume on Tues., Jan. 11, 2022. The deadline for entries for the first spring semester notice is Mon., Jan. 10, at 10 a.m.

Sign up for E2Campus (Valid Marywood email required)

Please make sure you are signed up for E2Campus. This will allow you to get alerts on your mobile device and via email for many different situations pertaining to Marywood, including inclement weather announcements and other important notifications. Click the headline link to sign up or renew your participation.

Marywood's Writing Center: What You Need to Know

Did you know that Marywood has a Writing Center on campus? If you need extra help with writing, or assistance with reviewing what you have already written, take advantage of the services offered by the Writing Center, including...

Two tutoring options:

  • Peer tutors for undergraduate students are available in person in LC264 and online on Wednesdays 6-8 p.m.
  • The Writing Specialist in LC263 is available in person for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students, with online options as necessary.

Appointments are suggested. A calendar listing hours for the Writing Specialist and other helpful resources are posted on the Writing Center website. You also can call 570-348-6211, ext. 2279, or email: writingcenter@marywood.edu.

Find out more at the Writing Center Website!

Pacer Pantry

Students, Staff, and Faculty: The Marywood Pacer Pantry is up and running for YOUR use. Recently, we received a large donation of items and expect to receive more donations regularly through the Weinberg Food Bank. Please be sure to complete the confidential paperwork located by the door before you leave the pantry. This paperwork will ensure that the pantry will remain well stocked. The Pacer Pantry is located in the basement of Emmanuel Hall, which now houses the ASEC (African Sisters Education Collaborative) Program. The entrance is by the volleyball sand court. Just swipe your Marywood ID to gain access! 

Pantry hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday from 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Pacer Pantry is closed on Wednesdays for volunteers to restock shelves and clean. To be eligible for services or to volunteer, one must be enrolled in courses or currently employed at Marywood University. Entry to the Pacer Pantry, for both volunteers and patrons, requires Marywood ID card access.

Donations are always welcome, including non-perishable food, small toiletries, and school supplies, and should be marked, “For Pacer Pantry.” Donations can be given directly to the Friends of the Poor Office at the Domiano Center on the University’s campus. Volunteers are needed to stock shelves, take inventory, and clean. To learn more, contact: PacerPantry@marywood.edu  |  Volunteer for the Pacer Pantry

View Pacer Pantry Information and Guidelines...

CITI Training Changes

We would like to inform you of changes to our requirements for the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), approved by the Academic Council and effective for all individuals involved in projects or renewals submitted to the IRB or ERC as of November 15, 2021.

*Expiration dates of three years have been established for the Human Research Course and the four learner groups within the course:
*Social/Behavioral
*Biomedical
*Clinical Trial / Good Clinical Practice
*IRB Staff & Members

*Expiration dates are retroactive. If you have completed one of these courses any time prior to January 21, 2019, you will need to complete a refresher course immediately in order for your involvement in research to potentially be approved. Course content was updated to reflect the Revised Common Rule as of that date.

*If you have completed a course on January 21, 2019 or thereafter, your training is good for three years after the completion date.

*The CITI site will not send notices of expiration. However, the site now indicates current expiration dates for learner groups within the human research course. Our staff will also check training during the submission pre-review process and will notify you if it has expired.

* This change does not affect the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course, which is only required of those seeking Federal funding. We have not established expiration dates on it because there is no harmonization of Federal RCR training rules. Renewal will be agency or award-specific.

*This change does not affect courses offered by other departments, such as Information Privacy Security (SSW), Animals (IACUC) or Bloodborne Pathogens (PA Program). Those departments set their own expiration dates, if any.

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