Archive for ‘Spring 2010’

Cross Country "family" enjoys success

Cross Country "family" enjoys success
Members of this year’s Mount Mercy men’s and women’s cross country teams were still about a decade from being born when the Pittsburgh Pirates won the 1979 World Series championship. The Pirates, an affable group led by Willie Stargell and Dave Parker, romped to the title with their theme song...
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Warne, Althoff inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

Warne, Althoff inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame
Dan Warne ’02, one of the most prolific soccer players in school history, and Leslie Marshall Althoff ’02, who competed at three NAIA women’s cross country national meets, were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on March 6 as part of the Alumni Games festivities. Warne, from Lenexa, Kan.,...
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Blankets for babies

Blankets for babies
When there is a need in the community, even a “baby” one, Mount Mercy students meet it. In keeping with the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, students who reside in collegeowned housing are encouraged to participate in a service project. Junior Mikael DeVilbiss, a Resident Assistant (RA) from Ossian,...
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Mount Mercy's cross country teams earn Champions of Character award

The Mount Mercy men’s and women’s cross country teams have been named the 2009 Buffalo Funds Five Star Award recipients, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced. The NAIA honors only one institution nationwide for each of its 23 championship sports. The definition of...
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Giving voice to the voiceless

Giving voice to the voiceless
Can a piece of art be a window into a terminally ill child’s hopes and fears? Can it enable you to imagine what it would be like to be homeless? Can it serve as a tool to reach the community? Mount Mercy Professor of Art Jane Gilmor’s work can, and it has. She has impacted students and the community...
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Mount Mercy students showcase community outreach during Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Mount Mercy students showcase community outreach during Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January, Mount Mercy students volunteered with local agencies dedicated to bettering the community through service and volunteerism. In all, more than 40 students volunteered in a variety of capacities, from mucking and gutting flooddamaged houses...
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Proposed graduate programs given green light

Proposed graduate programs given green light
Spurred on by the overwhelming success of graduate programs in business and education, Mount Mercy’s Board of Trustees have approved the launch of two additional graduate programs in nursing and marriage and family therapy. Classes in the marriage and family therapy program will be offered beginning...
Spring 2010 | Academics, On Campus | Read More

Steppin' it up for leadership

Freshmen chosen to be inducted into S.T.E.P.S. Program showed enthusiasm, integrity, and a commitment to personal growth and professional leadership. Striving Toward Engaged and Purposeful Servant Leadership (S.T.E.P.S.) is a four-year leadership program that provides students with the opportunity to...
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To protect, serve – and lead

To protect, serve – and lead
On those rare occasions when members of the Cedar Rapids Police Department are called to the Mount Mercy campus, students, faculty and staff are guaranteed to receive a professional and helpful response. But it is also common for members of the campus community to come face-to-face with an officer they...
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Alumni-fueled band rocks for charity

Alumni-fueled band rocks for charity
Fresh off their trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland in October to compete in the finals of FORTUNE’s Battle of the Corporate Bands, Aeroroot played to a packed house at Cedar Rapids restaurant and bar The Chrome Horse Saloon on November 14 in support of local flood recovery. Aeroroot,...
Spring 2010 | Alumni | Read More