Archive for ‘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 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

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...
Summer 2014 | Academics | Read More

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,...
Summer 2014 | Academics | Read More

New programs open doors of opportunity for career goals

New programs open doors of opportunity for career goals
It’s been an exciting spring of academic growth for graduate and undergraduate programming at Mount Mercy. Two new graduate degrees, a new graduate area of emphasis, two accelerated undergraduate programs in healthcare and a new traditional undergraduate major in actuarial science are creating new...
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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
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...
Summer 2014 | Academics | Read More

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