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Cedar Rapids Native March Returns to ‘Hometown’
On Campus / Summer 2008

Cedar Rapids Native March Returns to ‘Hometown’

Fr. Nick March has traveled the world, visited cultures other than his own, and lived for four years in Rome, Italy, where he attended the North American College while preparing for his ordination into the priesthood. This summer, March will return to his hometown of Cedar Rapids to begin in […]

Chaplain with 'Hearty Laugh' Bids Farewell
Feature / On Campus / Summer 2008

Chaplain with 'Hearty Laugh' Bids Farewell

He is known to hum and sing lines from songs by The Who and Steve Miller Band as he strolls across campus. His love of jazz musician Miles Davis and country singer Johnny Cash are legendary. His jolly laugh and flat-top haircut are instantly recognizable, as is the passion he […]

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 […]

Athletics / Summer 2008

Women's track & field scores fifth straight MCC outdoor title

A fifth straight conference title for the women’s track & field team and a recordsetting softball season highlighted Mount Mercy’s 2008 winter and spring sports seasons. Led by three-time champion senior Katie Larsen (Manchester, Iowa/West Delaware H.S.), the Mustang women’s track & field squad tied Grand View College for the […]

International Soccer Players Find Home at Mount Mercy
Athletics / Summer 2008

International Soccer Players Find Home at Mount Mercy

Mount Mercy’s men’s soccer coach immigrated from the former Yugoslavia in 1995 in the midst of a civil war that erupted after the country’s first free elections. More than 12 years later, Hadzic is mentoring four student-athletes from his homeland who are adapting to life in Cedar Rapids. Drago Ceranic […]

Alumni / Archives / Summer 2008

Sisters of Mercy Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries

Seven Sisters of Mercy recently celebrated milestone anniversaries since taking their religious vows. Those honored at the June 8 reception include Sister Mary Clementine Cashman JC’33, Sister Mary Lenore Gardner JC’38, Sister Jane Ehrhardt ’62, Sister Mary Charlene Chase ’62, Sister Mary Patricia Conlan ’63, Sister Lillian Marie Connolly and […]

Mount Mercy Alumni Shepherd High School Basketball Teams to State Tournament
Alumni / Summer 2008

Mount Mercy Alumni Shepherd High School Basketball Teams to State Tournament

Two teams that qualified for the Iowa Girls’ State Basketball Tournament held in Des Moines this past winter had a Mount Mercy connection. Sherryl Gaffney-Paige ’88, who was named Class 3A Southeast District Coach of the Year for the Marion High School girls’ team, coached her Indians to the semi-finals […]

Laube '96 Named Marion High School Activities Director
Alumni / Summer 2008

Laube '96 Named Marion High School Activities Director

A familiar face at Marion High School boys’ basketball games will be absent during the next season of hoops action — at least in a coaching capacity. Corby Laube ’96 has been promoted to activities director at Marion High School, and will give up his coaching duties and classroom assignments […]

Mount Mercy's Tarbox '74, Alumni Named 'Great Iowa Nurses'
Alumni / Summer 2008

Mount Mercy's Tarbox '74, Alumni Named 'Great Iowa Nurses'

Mount Mercy Professor of Nursing Dr. Mary Tarbox ’74 has been selected as one of Iowa’s 100 Great Nurses. Tarbox was honored at a ceremony at the Hy-Vee Conference Center in West Des Moines on Sunday, May 4. The event kicked off the state-wide Nurses Week. Tarbox is joined on […]

Alumni / Summer 2008

Busse Display Honors Graduates of Mount Mercy Academy, Junior College

Mount Mercy recently hosted an afternoon tea and reception to celebrate the opening of a new display in the lower level of Busse Library, and to honor the past graduates of the Mount Mercy Academy and Mount Mercy Junior College. The April 9 reception featured the unveiling of a display […]