The Process Begins Anew…


There is always a (brief) lull following the publication of an edition of the Mount Mercy Magazine. Lately, however, the lull is more of a cat-nap than a restful slumber. The 2008-09 President’s Report just hit homes earlier this week and already our staff is meeting to flesh out story ideas for the upcoming issue, which should hit homes at the beginning of March.

Yep, I said March. As in 2010.

It’s a lengthy production schedule, but one that we feel is necessary. I dare say we even pride ourselves on the multiple meetings to discuss issue theme, photo direction and stories. We pull in a wide array of campus constituents, inlcuding representatives from student life, enrollment, alumni affairs, academics and students to ensure that our coverage is inclusive and representative of the Mount Mercy family. Of course, given our timelines we can’t include everything, but the information about Mount Mercy’s people and places also live in other venues – like our Web site.

So what’s on tap for the March issue? Here’s a sneak preview:

  • A very popular and well-known academic program turns 35 this year. Any guesses? We’ll break down the history of the Criminal Justice major and the remarkable impact its graduates have had on the policies of programs in the Corridor area. Check back in a few weeks for more details.
  • She’s a former Fulbright scholar and has exhibited her artwork from Portugal to Italy to Washington, D.C. to New York City. Although we can’t do Jane Gilmor justice, we’ll try. Fresh from her sabbatical, we’ll profile one of Iowa’s most well-known and recognized artists and highlight her recent gallery exhibit in Long Island.

I hope this is enough to whet your whistle and to keep you checking back for more.

Until then…