I am sorry to tell you of the death of Patrick Morsek, a sophomore marketing major from West Mifflin. Patrick passed away on Tuesday, October 16.

Patrick's family will receive friends October 18, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn Funeral Home Inc., 3501 Main St., Munhall. A Blessing Service will be Friday, October 19, at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made in Patrick's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project. Remembrances of Patrick can be made on the funeral home's website.

The death of someone you knew can evoke strong feelings. The best way to cope is to talk to your closest friends, family members, or trusted teachers. There are people among us who have experienced similar events, and they are often more than willing to help others going through difficult circumstances.

Students who would like to speak with a counselor may call 724-357-2621 or visit the Counseling Center in the Rhonda H. Luckey Center for Health and Well-Being, Suites on Maple East. Walk-in hours at the Counseling Center are from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Counselors are available for crisis appointments and consultation and to offer guidance and support during difficult times.

Members of IUP's Council on Spiritual and Religious Life also are available. Please call 724-357-4040 or email to have a campus minister provide support.

Michael Driscoll