Fall 2010

Athletics / Fall 2010

Athletes succeed academically

Nine Mount Mercy programs were named NAIA Scholar Teams, and 15 individuals earned Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athlete awards for the 2009–10 academic year. The Mount Mercy women’s golf, women’s volleyball, women’s basketball, women’s track & field, women’s cross country, softball, men’s cross country, women’s soccer, and men’s track & field squads […]

Jimison hired to be Mount Mercy track & field coach
Athletics / Fall 2010

Jimison hired to be Mount Mercy track & field coach

Jamie Jimison was hired as Mount Mercy’s head men’s and women’s track & field coach in August. Jimison will also serve as assistant men’s and women’s cross country coach. Ryan Scheckel ’01, the school’s head track & field and cross country coach since 2001–02, remains head coach of the cross […]

Jaszcz remembered for love of students, outdoors
On Campus / Fall 2010

Jaszcz remembered for love of students, outdoors

The Mount Mercy community united in mourning to mark the unexpected death of Frank Jaszcz, Ph.D., who died following a fishing accident in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming on July 15. Jaszcz had retired after the 2009–10 academic year, and was beginning his retirement with his wife, Margaret, after serving […]

Commencement: liberator empowers students to change the world
On Campus / Fall 2010

Commencement: liberator empowers students to change the world

“If I have learned one thing, it is this: Never say never. Never believe that change is impossible.” Strong words from a strong speaker. Mount Mercy welcomed humanitarian and hostage negotiator Terry Waite as the 2010 Commencement speaker. Waite delivered what many graduating seniors, faculty and staff considered one of […]

Master's candidates walk across the stage
On Campus / Fall 2010

Master's candidates walk across the stage

For the first time in the institution’s more than 80-year history, Mount Mercy conferred graduate degrees upon candidates during Commencement 2010. In all, more than 400 students graduated last May. Of those, 32 held the distinction of having earned a Master of Business Administration or a Master of Arts in […]

Mount Mercy welcomes new chaplain
On Campus / Fall 2010

Mount Mercy welcomes new chaplain

“Jesus is the best thing about my job, but the students at Mount Mercy gave Him a run for his money,” remembers Rev. Nick March, Mount Mercy’s former chaplain. The campus bade farewell to Rev. March last May upon his acceptance of an assignment by the Archdiocese of Dubuque to […]

On Campus / Fall 2010

Sisters of Mercy celebrate lifelong service

Eight Sisters of Mercy recently celebrated milestone anniversaries. Celebrating 60 years as Sisters of Mercy are Sister Mary Ann Shimek, Sister M. Gertrude Keefe, Sister Mary Irene Burns, Sister Pauline Fox, and Sister Elizabeth Derga. Celebrating golden jubilees of 50 years are Sister M. Rebecca Fidler, Sister Mary Patricia Conlan, […]

Long-time chemistry professor hangs up lab coat
On Campus / Fall 2010

Long-time chemistry professor hangs up lab coat

Chemistry professor Zinnia Lim, Ph.D., retired in Spring 2010 — leaving a legacy of more than 40 years of dedicated service. Lim, chair of the Chemistry Department since 1976, had a reputation for developing a robust department. “While a tough professor, Dr. Lim was always fair and understanding,” says Professor […]

Strumming a Mercy tune
On Campus / Fall 2010

Strumming a Mercy tune

Ashley Benter desperately wanted to learn to play the guitar. So the psychology major from Mount Vernon, Iowa approached Sr. Shari Sutherland ’71, executive director for Mercy mission and identity, whom she had watched play the guitar during Mass and other Campus Ministry events. A friendship and mutual admiration developed […]