Archive for ‘Fall 2010’

Personal stories highlight path to Mount Mercy University

Personal stories highlight path to Mount Mercy University
The daily lives of students and faculty at an institution of higher education are incredibly varied. It’s fair to say that no two days are alike. In general, students fret about exams, pull all-nighters to finish term papers, socialize with friends over burgers and fries and catch a basketball game...
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Faculty-student collaboration soars with pathways project

Faculty-student collaboration soars with pathways project
Mount Mercy has always prided itself on its teacher- scholars, a group of individuals equally committed to teaching in their discipline and to mentoring and helping students engage in research opportunities. A result of the student faculty interaction is that students often develop a stronger connection...
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Celebrating and re-branding Mount Mercy University

Celebrating and re-branding Mount Mercy University
With the impending launch of University status in August 2010, in 2009–10 the efforts of the institution focused on the rebranding of Mount Mercy as a university, rather than a college. The branding strategy for Mount Mercy University comes from a nearly four-year evaluation of the institution’s...
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Serendipitous encounters lay groundwork for student exchanges

Serendipitous encounters lay groundwork for student exchanges
When she stepped off the airplane in London, Professor of English Mary Vermillion, Ph.D. had a gut feeling that her return trip to Britain would be a fruitful one. “I felt like I belonged the whole time,” says Vermillion of her second visit. She experienced numerous “serendipitous encounters”...
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Opportunities for learners of all backgrounds enriches campus

Opportunities for learners of all backgrounds enriches campus
Adult students Jason Brinkman and Sandy Barrera were doing well in their careers, but they knew there was a higher plateau they could reach in their respective companies — if only they had a Bachelor’s degree. The education and experience they could gain in the classroom could result in promotions...
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Student, community support bolsters Unity projects

Student, community support bolsters Unity projects
“When you look at the geography of the campus, the University Center is right in the middle,” says senior Adam Kaefring, a business major from Solon, Iowa. “Because it is right in the middle of campus, it’s going to be easy for everyone to go to that spot. It will be the center and the focus...
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Leveraging connection with Fortune 500 CEOS to make an impact

Leveraging connection with Fortune 500 CEOS to make an impact
“It is always exhilarating to get out there and present our projects to the CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, but I think the most exciting part of SIFE is just stepping back and realizing what kind of positive impact we make within our community and around the world,” says Zach Kuntz, a business...
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'Moment in the spotlight' for first Master's degree graduates

'Moment in the spotlight' for first Master's degree graduates
The hooding ceremony was very surreal for me,” says Anna Behning, a graduate of the first-ever Master of Business Administration (MBA) program cohort. May 2010 marked the first time in its history that Mount Mercy conferred graduate degrees upon students, including Behning and 31 of her classmates...
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Alumni fuel SIFE endowment

Alumni fuel SIFE endowment
Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) teams are known for having a “head for business and a heart for the world.” Mount Mercy University’s SIFE team lives that motto every day, and in more ways than one. Their efforts in helping grow and sustain businesses in the local community have won them regional...
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Alumna hits centennial milestone

Alumna hits centennial milestone
When Sr. Veronica Gorman graduated from Mount Mercy Junior College in 1931, the price of a gallon of gas was 10 cents. Thomas Edison had just submitted his last patent application, Al Capone had just been sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax evasion, and the Star Spangled Banner was officially adopted...
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