Archive for ‘Academics’

Defeating stereotypes with truth about autism

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 full support system, the weight of the world...
Fall 2015 | Academics | Read More

Professor’s poetry uncovers gruesome history

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 Angola, Louisiana. My goal...
Fall 2015 | Academics, On Campus | Read More

Healing the cure + the disease

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...
Fall 2015 | Academics | Read More

Nursing major follows passion, ends up in NYC

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 completed five days of...
Fall 2015 | Academics | Read More

Making an impact — in the field + on the field

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...
Fall 2015 | Academics, Athletics | Read More

Expanding opportunity

Expanding opportunity
Mount Mercy adds scholarships, academic programs and services In the last year, new programs, scholarships and admission agreements have been implemented at Mount Mercy University —all focused on a few specific goals: making a Mount Mercy degree more affordable, accessible and applicable to emerging...
Spring 2015 | Academics | 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...
Summer 2014 | Academics | Read More

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...
Summer 2014 | Academics | Read More