Academics

College Cements Focus on International Experiences
Academics / Winter 2009

College Cements Focus on International Experiences

  Today’s college students are increasingly seeking a higher educational experience that prepares them for the global marketplace, and recent developments at Mount Mercy ensure that students will have greater access to international programs and courses. With the addition of a director of international programs, a revamped international studies major, […]

Sacred Space: Literature Connects Inmates, Students at Penitentiary
Academics / Feature / Winter 2009

Sacred Space: Literature Connects Inmates, Students at Penitentiary

Danyl Vonnahme and her Mount Mercy classmates didn’t know what it would be like the first time they walked into the maximum security prison in Anamosa, Iowa. Even though she would be walking out a free person later that evening, it did not lessen the emotions she felt when she […]

Golobics' Generosity Benefits Students
Academics / Winter 2009

Golobics' Generosity Benefits Students

In GreatAmerica Leasing’s Human Resources Department, Tony and Magda Golobic have proudly hung the dozens of thank you notes they have received from Mount Mercy students. In the past five years the Golobics have given 40 named scholarships to Mount Mercy students, in the hope that the students will remain […]

Education Major Gets a Taste of England
Academics / Winter 2009

Education Major Gets a Taste of England

The opportunity for Mount Mercy students to study abroad is often easier than they might think. Of course, having your college’s president flex his overseas connections on your behalf doesn’t hurt. Just ask Stephanie Klein, a senior education major from Solon, Iowa. Klein’s dream was to study in Europe for […]

Service pilgrimage leads professor to ask questions about faith
Academics / Fall 2008

Service pilgrimage leads professor to ask questions about faith

Melody Graham was perched on a hilltop overlooking a majestic valley that — had she been in the United States — would have been land that only Hollywood stars could afford. Instead, in November 2007, Graham found herself sharing a blanket with an impoverished and dying African woman in a […]

Internships: Real-World Experience
Academics / Summer 2008

Internships: Real-World Experience

Graphic Design Students Lend Talents, Create Marketing Campaign for Local Non-Profit For the past 10 years, Professor of Art Bob Naujoks has encouraged his students to share their graphic design talents with the community by working on public service projects and volunteer endeavors. This past year, through a connection with […]

Bernstein encourages student exploration & research
Academics / Feature / Summer 2008

Bernstein encourages student exploration & research

When Professor of Biology Neil Bernstein finished his doctoral work in 1982 and was ready to begin his career, he realized that Mount Mercy would be an excellent institution in which to teach, focus on his research, and make a difference in students’ lives. Twenty-six years later Bernstein is a […]