Spring 2010

Cross Country "family" enjoys success
Athletics / Spring 2010

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 […]

Warne, Althoff inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame
Athletics / Spring 2010

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., […]

Blankets for babies
On Campus / Spring 2010

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, […]

Mount Mercy's cross country teams earn Champions of Character award
Athletics / Spring 2010

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. It’s the second year in a row that […]

Giving voice to the voiceless
Academics / Spring 2010

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 […]

Mount Mercy students showcase community outreach during Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
On Campus / Spring 2010

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 with the Block by Block […]

Proposed graduate programs given green light
Academics / On Campus / Spring 2010

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 Fall semester 2010, while […]

Steppin' it up for leadership
On Campus / Spring 2010

Steppin' it up for 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 utilize their strengths and abilities in order to contribute to the communities in which they live and work. In January, 20 freshmen were inducted into the program, beginning their journey […]

To protect, serve – and lead
Academics / Feature / Spring 2010

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 […]

Alumni-fueled band rocks for charity
Alumni / Feature / Spring 2010

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 […]

A look back on Homecoming on the Hill: Family, Friends and Alumni Weekend
Alumni / On Campus / Spring 2010

A look back on Homecoming on the Hill: Family, Friends and Alumni Weekend

Homecoming on the Hill: Family, Friends and Alumni Weekend kicked off October 2–3, with more than 300 alumni and countless friends and family enjoying festivities, including the annual Recognition Luncheon, a reception with the Sisters of Mercy, and an “Across the U.S.” wine tasting. In addition to old favorites, new […]

Payin' it forward every day
Alumni / Spring 2010

Payin' it forward every day

Alumni who find their way back to campus as faculty or staff members have the unique ability to infuse in their work the perspectives they gained as a student at Mount Mercy. This enriched point of view provides an opportunity for insight and appreciation — traits that Patrick Collins ’88 […]

Milestones Mark 2010
Spring 2010

Milestones Mark 2010

Milestones have always been welcome and significant exhibits of human journeys. For thousands of years people have marked their individual and collective destinies with milestones showing the path already trod and the road ahead. Whether journeys of discovery or stories of personal growth, milestones have marked key events and spurred on […]