Academics

Student Service in China Leads to Big Questions, Bigger Answers
Academics

Student Service in China Leads to Big Questions, Bigger Answers

Originally from Manchester, Iowa, Madison Coates is a current junior nursing major, journalism minor, and vice president of the Mount Mercy University Association of Nursing Students.

Then and Now: Nursing Education at Mount Mercy
Academics / January 2017

Then and Now: Nursing Education at Mount Mercy

Mount Mercy has always been at the cutting-edge of nursing education, and nothing could be more necessary today as we enter a time of immense change in health care.

Advocacy as Prevention
Academics / January 2017

Advocacy as Prevention

Nurse advocates fill vital roles in their communities—serving the public from the front of the courtroom, a seat at the board table, or the lobby of the state house.

Academics / Awards & Class Notes / January 2017

Spring 2016: Academic Honors & Awards

Healing Words & Healing Minds
Academics / On Campus / Spring 2016

Healing Words & Healing Minds

Using her two areas of study in tandem, junior Mount Mercy English and psychology major Courtney Snodgrass has published two poetry collections, writes commissioned pieces, is spent part of the year editing Mount Mercy’s Paha Review and is in the daunting process of starting a nonprofit to benefit area veterans.

It Was Meant to Be: One Email Changed Cynthia Dennis’ Life
Academics / Alumni / Spring 2016

It Was Meant to Be: One Email Changed Cynthia Dennis’ Life

Neither personal tragedy nor 20 years out of the classroom could keep Cynthia Dennis ’11, from her ultimate goal of achieving a master’s degree from Mount Mercy University once she set her mind to it.

Sisterhood & Second Chances
Academics / On Campus / Spring 2016

Sisterhood & Second Chances

Both Kim and Angie believe without Mount Mercy, their education and careers at Pearson would be much different than they are today. “I owe a lot to [Angie] and her encourage­ment,” Kim said. “I went to school to be a travel professional, and that industry took a serious downturn. We would take walks and she would say, ‘Kim, do what I did. Start taking classes and take a chance.’”

Accountant Turned CFO: How Judy Lubben Leads by Mount Mercy’s Example
Academics / Alumni / Spring 2016

Accountant Turned CFO: How Judy Lubben Leads by Mount Mercy’s Example

Lubben, who had two sons at home while attending undergraduate classes, chose Mount Mercy because of its convenient location, small class size and professors’ passion. Barb Pooley, who was an influential mentor during Lubben’s time at MMU, was the one who recommended her for the job at Raining Rose. She said she also learned important lessons in leadership from her mentors at Mount Mercy.

Defeating stereotypes with truth about autism
Academics / Fall 2015

Defeating stereotypes with truth about autism

The role of a parent is not one that is easy, and it certainly does not come with a guide book. At best, parents are guided by the people around them, and to build a successful family relationship, couples must lean on each other for support. But even with a […]

Professor’s poetry uncovers gruesome history
Academics / On Campus / Fall 2015

Professor’s poetry uncovers gruesome history

As a poet, I’m always on the lookout for anything that might contain the seed of a poem. Often I find ideas sprouting right in my own backyard, but this past summer, funded by a summer scholarship grant, I followed a potential poetic trail to the Angola State Penitentiary in […]

Healing the cure + the disease
Academics / Fall 2015

Healing the cure + the disease

The diagnosis and subsequent treatment of cancer can be a long and painful process. At times it almost seems like the cure is worse than the disease, but many healthcare professionals today are working feverishly to help patients make it through these physically and emotionally difficult times. Dr. Jen Lee, […]

Nursing major follows passion, ends up in NYC
Academics / Feature / Fall 2015

Nursing major follows passion, ends up in NYC

Tessa Friason isn’t your typical college student. She didn’t return home for summer break to relax next to the pool, watch movies with friends or go back to the job she held in high school. The senior nursing major spent the start of her summer vacation in Atlanta, where she […]

Making an impact — in the field + on the field
Academics / Athletics / Fall 2015

Making an impact — in the field + on the field

For Mount Mercy University sophomore and Cedar Rapids native Meleah Baloch, turtles and turf are opening whole new worlds of learning. The gifted biology major is also an accomplished soccer player with aspirations of becoming a neurosurgeon. Mount Mercy provides the perfect setting for science and soccer. Baloch spent the […]