A Story Untold: Senior history project introduces student to late grandfather’s heroic past

A Story Untold: Senior history project introduces student to late grandfather’s heroic past

AcademicsSummer 2014
On June 6, 2014, our nation remembered the 70th commemoration of D-Day and honored the few remaining veterans who experienced WWII. For one recent Mount Mercy alumnus, this year’s passing of the Omaha Beach anniversary carried with it a meaning more profound than he could have imagined. What started as a senior project for Dr. Edy Parsons’ Seminar in Historical Research transitioned into an exploration of...

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Academics

Unraveling the mystery: Students decode crime scene using classroom skills

Unraveling the mystery: Students decode crime scene using classroom skills

It is 5:30 in the evening on a crisp day in April. Law enforcement arrives outside a whitewashed house on the city’s northeast...

Athletics

Dahm takes over Mount Mercy baseball

Dahm takes over Mount Mercy baseball

A familiar face to the eastern Iowa baseball community took over the reins of the Mount Mercy baseball program this summer...

Alumni

Master of Arts in Education paves the way to new job, new skills and an invaluable network for Cedar Rapids teacher

Master of Arts in Education paves the way to new job, new skills and an invaluable network for Cedar Rapids teacher

When Matthew Brems ’13, enrolled in the Masters of Arts in Education (MAEd) program at Mount Mercy University, he had recently...

On Campus

Student art spotlights a caring heart as the best medicine a healthcare professional can give

Student art spotlights a caring heart as the best medicine a healthcare professional can give

Keva Fawkes works on one of the 150 ceramic IV bags. What happens when you combine the creativity of art students with the...

In This Issue

Post-graduation trip to Ecuador helps MMU alum serve Corridor patients better

Post-graduation trip to Ecuador helps MMU alum serve Corridor patients better
When Allison Wampler ’13 chose Mount Mercy University, she made the decision primarily because of the reputation of the nursing program; however, she never imagined she would also find a community where her passion for Spanish language and cultures could also be incorporated seamlessly into her studies. In...
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Teaching the teachers: Mount Mercy education department offers learning model unique to eastern Iowa

Teaching the teachers: Mount Mercy education department offers learning model unique to eastern Iowa
Mount Mercy University is working to put education students a step ahead by partnering with Regis Middle School and Center Point-Urbana schools to implement a new kind of teacher preparation. The Professional Development School (PDS) model was implemented just one year ago as a way for Mount Mercy education...
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Nursing honors program, NOVA, a bright spot for students

Nursing honors program, NOVA, a bright spot for students
A clinical nurse specialist in Minnesota, a neonatal advanced practice registered nurse in Iowa City, a Mayo Clinic nurse in Rochester–these alumni have something in common beyond profession. They were all part of Mount Mercy University’s Nurses of Vision and Action honors program, known as NOVA. The...
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Students find renewed purpose in Belize

Students find renewed purpose in Belize
Service beyond self—in addition to a top-quality education, it’s what Mount Mercy strives to instill in all students. Life-changing experiences in the small country of Belize have opened the eyes of graduates and undergraduates alike, in a beautiful example of service beyond self in action. “So,...
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Service: The Mount Mercy way

Service: The Mount Mercy way
Mount Mercy University was built on a foundation of service and members of the campus community have never hidden their passion for the common good. As a part of the university’s unique learning process, students are asked to identify pressing issues around them and come up with creative ways to change...
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First male track & field all-American, four straight no-hitters highlight spring sports season

First male track & field all-American, four straight no-hitters highlight spring sports season
Senior Nathan Stern became the first male track & field all-American in school history in May, finishing seventh in the shot put at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Ala. Stern was one of three Mustangs competing at nationals....
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Master of Arts in Education paves the way to new job, new skills and an invaluable network for Cedar Rapids teacher

Master of Arts in Education paves the way to new job, new skills and an invaluable network for Cedar Rapids teacher
When Matthew Brems ’13, enrolled in the Masters of Arts in Education (MAEd) program at Mount Mercy University, he had recently returned to Iowa following a nearly three-year teaching stint in Arizona. After he began his job search in Iowa, he quickly realized that full-time teaching gigs were not easy...
Summer 2014 | Alumni | Read More

Unraveling the mystery: Students decode crime scene using classroom skills

Unraveling the mystery: Students decode crime scene using classroom skills
It is 5:30 in the evening on a crisp day in April. Law enforcement arrives outside a whitewashed house on the city’s northeast side. A vague dispatch call reports concerned neighbors heard strange noises, loud bangs and have noticed a light on in the attic of the supposedly vacant two-story cottage. This...
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Dahm takes over Mount Mercy baseball

Dahm takes over Mount Mercy baseball
A familiar face to the eastern Iowa baseball community took over the reins of the Mount Mercy baseball program this summer when Jack Dahm was named head coach of the Mustangs in June. “The excitement of the new athletic complex at Mount Mercy can only be exceeded by the hiring of Jack Dahm,” said...
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Student art spotlights a caring heart as the best medicine a healthcare professional can give

Student art spotlights a caring heart as the best medicine a healthcare professional can give
Keva Fawkes works on one of the 150 ceramic IV bags. What happens when you combine the creativity of art students with the compassion of nursing students? At Mount Mercy University, you find a wall covered in 150 ceramic IV bags that proudly display how an education steeped in Mercy Values equips nursing...
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Piles of rubble, signs of progress

Piles of rubble, signs of progress
Where many buildings once stood well past their prime, now stands an expanse of land with a few piles of rubble and one lone building as the only indication of what used to be. This is the picture of progress. One year ago, while standing in one of the now demolished buildings, Chairman of the Mount...
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President’s Press: Building Momentum

President’s Press: Building Momentum
It’s hard to believe I’m welcoming my first summer on the Hill. When I arrived at Mount Mercy in early February to assume the presidency, it seemed as though these dog days might never arrive. As I admire today’s grotto flowers, now in full bloom, I feel how spirit-lifting these warmer days are...
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