Archive for ‘Spring 2012’

Futures. Unlocked. Holding the Key to discovery.

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

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...
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Iowa Goes to Hollywood

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...
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Giving the Gift of Hope

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 is currently completing...
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Welcoming God in strangers

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...
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Grotto restoration continues on campus

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 Gilmor, M.F.A., who has dedicated...
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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...
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New Alumni Board members named

Peggy Detweiler '92 Greg Buelow '95 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...
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Johnson ’06 uses passion for the arts in new role

Jessica Johnson '06, Executive Director of the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance “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...
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Four join Mount Mercy Athletic Hall of Fame

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...
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