Archive for ‘Academics’

Students on first faculty-led summer study abroad program travel to Costa Rica

Students on first faculty-led summer study abroad program travel to Costa Rica
Costa Rica. Home to rich flora and fauna, beaches and tropical rain forests, and the host country for Mount Mercy University’s first faculty-led summer study abroad trip. “Costa Rica is a wonderful country to start this study abroad program,” said Dr. Belkis Suarez, assistant professor of Spanish...
Winter 2014 | Academics | Read More

Giving the gift of imagination, reading

Giving the gift of imagination, reading
In late May, just days after Mount Mercy’s 2013 Commencement ceremonies, the students at St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlin, South Dakota, received a welcome visit from a Mount Mercy student (David Stemper, ‘14), a very recent alumna (Katrina Prudue, ‘13), their professor (Dr. Norma Linda...
Spring 2014 | Academics | Read More

Plans for new graduate center announced

Plans for new graduate center announced
Mount Mercy announced plans for a new graduate center during a ceremonial groundbreaking on Friday, November 2. The Mount Mercy University CRST International Graduate Center is undergoing renovations for a grand opening planned in the fall of 2013. The graduate center was made possible thanks to a grant...
Spring 2013 | Academics | Read More

Marriage and family therapy clinic to open for community as part of new graduate center

Marriage and family therapy clinic to open for community as part of new graduate center
As part of the Mount Mercy University CRST International Graduate Center, the Mount Mercy Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic will be an exciting and valuable place for training and outreach for the Cedar Rapids community. The clinic will serve as the training center for graduate students in the marriage...
Spring 2013 | Academics | Read More

Three Mount Mercy students compete for The Irene Ryan Scholarship Award

Casey Gaul Jarod Heims Taylor Foster Three Mount Mercy University students were nominated to compete for The Irene Ryan Scholarship Award at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Region V Festival in January. Junior Taylor Foster of Cedar Rapids, senior Casey Gaul of Dyersville,...
Spring 2013 | Academics, Uncategorized | Read More

Mount Mercy’s ‘Pathways to Scholarship’ Quality Initiative increases faculty/student partnerships

Mount Mercy’s ‘Pathways to Scholarship’ Quality Initiative increases faculty/student partnerships
Through its successful Quality Initiative, Mount Mercy’s campus has seen an increase in faculty-student partnership in addition to individual research projects. Mount Mercy received approval from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) for its Quality Initiative project, Pathways to Scholarship. The university...
Spring 2013 | Academics | Read More

MBA students travel to Belize to work for common good

Sixteen Mount Mercy students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration program traveled to Punta Gorda, Belize, to work with local businesses in January. Students partnered with entrepreneurs to enhance development of five businesses, varying in services from solar dried fruit to an Internet...
Spring 2013 | Academics | Read More

Pathways to Scholarship Festival keeps research center stage

Pathways to Scholarship Festival keeps research center stage
With a record-breaking number of research projects and an even more impressive turnout of visitors, Mount Mercy’s annual Pathways to Scholarship Festival on May 2 exceeded expectations. Students in a variety of majors were given a platform to showcase various academic and creative works, including...
Summer 2012 | Academics | Read More

Mount Mercy helps unlock ‘STEM’ skills in children, families

Mount Mercy helps unlock ‘STEM’ skills in children, families
More than 50 middle school students and parents participated in Mount Mercy’s inaugural STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Moms Night Out on April 23. Hosted in collaboration with the Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership (IMSEP), this statewide family-friendly event...
Summer 2012 | Academics | Read More

Med Lab Students Discover Secret to Thriving in High-Stress Environments

Med Lab Students Discover Secret to Thriving in High-Stress Environments
Calm under pressure. Cool customers. Unfazed in high-stress environments. Mount Mercy seniors Amanda Walker Mikita and Sossity Davis embody these characteristics. They are required to be: it’s their job. As Medical Laboratory Science interns with St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Mikita and Davis...
Spring 2012 | Academics | Read More