Spring 2012

Futures. Unlocked. Holding the Key to discovery.
Feature / Spring 2012

Futures. Unlocked. Holding the Key to discovery.

Dynamic internships. Challenging clinicals. Spiritual and emotional growth. Mount Mercy students embrace new scenarios and environments throughout their academic career, and along the way, learn to unlock a deeper level of learning that transforms a single humble classroom into a dynamic teaching environment. For Mount Mercy students, a classroom door […]

Med Lab Students Discover Secret to Thriving in High-Stress Environments
Academics / Spring 2012

Med Lab Students Discover Secret to Thriving in High-Stress Environments

Calm under pressure. Cool customers. Unfazed in high-stress environments. Mount Mercy seniors Amanda Walker Mikita and Sossity Davis embody these characteristics. They are required to be: it’s their job. As Medical Laboratory Science interns with St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Mikita and Davis are two of the unsung heroes […]

Iowa Goes to Hollywood
Academics / Spring 2012

Iowa Goes to Hollywood

“I wanted to let you know that you’ve been accepted into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.” Jessica Joens ’12 can’t quite remember how she reacted when she got the call, but she’s pretty sure she let out a cheer. After applying for a competitive, one-of-a-kind internship in Hollywood […]

Giving the Gift of Hope
Alumni / Uncategorized / Spring 2012

Giving the Gift of Hope

Ever since she was a child, Heather Miller ’09 has wanted to be a therapist. After a counselor eased her through a difficult time, she heard the call to help people and has been following it ever since. After graduating from Mount Mercy University with a degree in psychology, she […]

Welcoming God in strangers
On Campus / Spring 2012

Welcoming God in strangers

“People often tell me how depressing it must be working with refugees,” said Sister Marilyn Lacey. “And I always tell them, ‘Do I look depressed?’” The woman addressing the crowd of students, faculty, staff and community members wore a bright smile as she delivered her keynote address, “Mercy Beyond Borders: […]

Grotto restoration continues on campus
Archives / On Campus / Spring 2012

Grotto restoration continues on campus

Like a favorite room in your house, every campus has a special place. For Mount Mercy, that place is Our Lady of Sorrows Grotto, or simply, the grotto. “An alum once told me that Mount Mercy’s grotto is the best kept secret in Cedar Rapids,” says Professor of Art Jane […]

Gehris joins alumni family as director of alumni relations
Alumni / Spring 2012

Gehris joins alumni family as director of alumni relations

Mount Mercy is proud to welcome Mary Gehris as director of alumni relations. Gehris joined the Mount Mercy community last September and has since jumped into the varied and exciting world of working alongside Mount Mercy’s talented alumni base. As director of alumni relations, Gehris will create ongoing communication and […]

New Alumni Board members named
Alumni / Spring 2012

New Alumni Board members named

The Executive Board of the Mount Mercy Alumni Association recently welcomed three new members: Peggy Detweiler ’92, Greg Buelow ’95 and Susan O’Conner-Von ’76. Buelow, from Newhall, Iowa, graduated with a criminal justice degree. He serves as the Cedar Rapids Fire Department spokesperson and Special Projects Coordinator. He has received […]

Johnson ’06 uses passion for the arts in new role
Alumni / Spring 2012

Johnson ’06 uses passion for the arts in new role

“If I could sum up what the Corridor offers in one word, it would have to be ‘access,’” says Jessica Johnson ’06, the newly appointed executive director of the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA). “We have so many things to enjoy and so many opportunities to enjoy them.” Off the […]

Four join Mount Mercy Athletic Hall of Fame
Athletics / Spring 2012

Four join Mount Mercy Athletic Hall of Fame

Luke Franzenburg ‘04, Amy Marshall ‘04, Luke Slaymaker ‘04 and Meredith Austin VanderZee ‘04 were inducted into the Mount Mercy Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 1 as part of the University’s Alumni Games activities. Franzenburg, from Keystone, played two years of baseball for the Mustangs. He was a two-time […]

Women’s basketball celebrates 40th anniversary, 800th win
Athletics / Spring 2012

Women’s basketball celebrates 40th anniversary, 800th win

The Mount Mercy women’s basketball program celebrated its 40th anniversary during Homecoming Weekend in October, then reached another milestone a month later, becoming only the fifth program in the history of the NAIA to reach 800 wins. The Mustangs did it in style, too, knocking off the number one team […]

Men’s cross country wins back-to-back MCC titles
Athletics / Spring 2012

Men’s cross country wins back-to-back MCC titles

For the second year in a row, the Mount Mercy men’s cross country team dominated the MCC Championships and earned a berth to nationals, claiming five of the top 10 runners en route to its second straight league title at the Dubuque Soccer Complex. Senior Mike Miroux became a four-time […]

Men’s soccer clinches first national tournament bid
Athletics / Spring 2012

Men’s soccer clinches first national tournament bid

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