Archive for ‘Academics’

Healing Words & Healing Minds

Healing Words & Healing Minds
Courtney Snodgrass ’17, is wasting no time in achieving her dreams of becoming an established writer and activist. Using her two areas of study in tandem, the junior English and psychology major has published two poetry collections, writes commissioned pieces, is spending part of the year editing Mount...
Spring 2016 | Academics, On Campus | Read More

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

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. Dennis attended Cedar Rapids Prairie High School and later earned a degree from the University of...
Spring 2016 | Academics, Alumni | Read More

Sisterhood & Second Chances

Sisterhood & Second Chances
From the beginning, limited options seemed to force the Bauer sisters into lives they did not wish for themselves. But through love and commitment to each other, and by their own inner strengths, both found their way to Mount Mercy University—ultimately leading to successful and satisfying careers. “Our...
Spring 2016 | Academics, On Campus | Read More

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

Accountant Turned CFO: How Judy Lubben Leads by Mount Mercy’s Example
Mount Mercy Alumna Judy Lubben ’03 and ’14, has encountered the ups and downs as a leader of one of Cedar Rapids’ largest companies—Raining Rose. Lubben, who obtained both her undergraduate accounting degree and an MBA from Mount Mercy University, has been with Raining Rose—an internationally...
Spring 2016 | Academics, Alumni | Read More

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