Archive for ‘Fall 2009’

Behind the Scenes: An Insider's View

Welcome to the new online version of the Mount Mercy Magazine! The collective “we” are excited that you have landed on our pages. The Mount Mercy Magazine, published three times per year, is truly a labor of love for our small, determined, and sometimes unwieldy group of writers, designers,...
Fall 2009 | About, From the Editor | Read More

Honoring Sustainability in Word and Deed

Welcome to the annual President’s Report from Mount Mercy. This year we have chosen to build my annual report around a core issue of today, and one that lies at the heart of Mount Mercy’s mission: sustainability. When one says the word “sustainability,” environmental concerns frequently come...
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Cancer survivor sustains others with her grace and humility

Cancer survivor sustains others with her grace and humility
With grace and humility well beyond her 23 years, Hannah Olson has positively impacted family, friends, and classmates with her tenacious spirit. She is determined to serve others with a passion that only a second chance in life can bring — and a contagious smile. It would be easy to skip over Hannah...
Fall 2009 | On Campus | Read More

MBA Scholars Create, Nurture Community Partnerships

MBA Scholars Create, Nurture Community Partnerships
In the last two years, Mount Mercy’s Master of Business Administration students have contributed to the rich, diverse  campus life. Through outreach to local organizations, MBA students have earned a reputation as a resource for helping business leaders make strategic investments and sound, data-driven...
Fall 2009 | Academics | Read More

Charting a course to carbon neutrality

More than 30 years ago — long before sustainability, green technology and renewable resources were buzzwords — the Sisters of Mercy heralded an environmental movement on campus that is growing and thriving. In 1978 the Sisters planted more than 300 trees and shrubs on campus, followed by 290 more...
Fall 2009 | On Campus | Read More

Healthy Home-Grown Harvest

Healthy Home-Grown Harvest
Eggplant, squash, sweet corn, strawberries, peppers, broccoli — these are just some of the healthy fruits and veggies that consumers have at their disposal by choosing the countryside over the corner grocery. Community Supported Agriculture farms (CSAs) are an attractive option for consumers who want...
Fall 2009 | On Campus | Read More

Going Green With Grease

Going Green With Grease
Can the amount of French fries consumed in the Mount Mercy Dining Center positively impact the environment, increase the educational opportunities for students and reduce institutional costs? It sure can — just ask Will Kirkland. Kirkland, Ph.D., and a small group of natural science students have...
Fall 2009 | On Campus | Read More