Spring 2013

Leading the Way and Making Tracks
Feature / Spring 2013

Leading the Way and Making Tracks

Joey Gase is not your typical student athlete. Then again, he’s not your typical stock car racer either. At just 19, Gase is currently one of the youngest racers in the NASCAR Nationwide series. He also happens to be a freshman at Mount Mercy University. Last year Gase enrolled at […]

Alumna revered for ‘lighting a fire’
Alumni / Spring 2013

Alumna revered for ‘lighting a fire’

“If you build it, they will come.” For the community surrounding Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH), it could be, “If you believe it, they will come.” The small rural town of Grundy Center, Iowa, witnessed a determined little hospital rise from the ashes to prove itself worthy of their healthcare […]

National tournament bids for bowling and men’s basketball; more track & field all-Americans
Athletics / Spring 2013

National tournament bids for bowling and men’s basketball; more track & field all-Americans

The fall and winter sports seasons were filled with team and individual accomplishments, including national tournament berths for men’s basketball and men’s and women’s bowling, a conference title for women’s bowling and all-American performances in track & field. Six Mustangs competed at a rain-soaked course at the NAIA Cross Country […]

Athletic Hall of Fame inducts four
Athletics / Spring 2013

Athletic Hall of Fame inducts four

The Mount Mercy Athletic Hall of Fame added four new members when Jess Mueller Dean ’05, Justin Pegump ’04, Jason Drewelow ’04 and Jeremy Schlotterbeck ’04 were inducted on Oct. 6 as part of the University’s Alumni Games activities. Dean, from Elkader, was a rare, three-sport athlete, competing in volleyball, […]

Alumni / Spring 2013

Michael Kaduce receives Part-Time Faculty Member of the Year Award

Michael Kaduce ’09, BS, NREMT-P, received the Part Time EMS Instructor of the Year Award. This award was presented by the Iowa Emergency Medical Services Association at the 23rd Annual Iowa Emergency Medical Services Association (IEMSA) conference held in Des Moines on Saturday, November 10, 2012. Michael works full-time for […]

Plans for new graduate center announced
Academics / Spring 2013

Plans for new graduate center announced

Mount Mercy announced plans for a new graduate center during a ceremonial groundbreaking on Friday, November 2. The Mount Mercy University CRST International Graduate Center is undergoing renovations for a grand opening planned in the fall of 2013. The graduate center was made possible thanks to a grant through the […]

Marriage and family therapy clinic to open for community as part of new graduate center
Academics / Spring 2013

Marriage and family therapy clinic to open for community as part of new graduate center

As part of the Mount Mercy University CRST International Graduate Center, the Mount Mercy Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic will be an exciting and valuable place for training and outreach for the Cedar Rapids community. The clinic will serve as the training center for graduate students in the marriage and […]

Three Mount Mercy students compete for The Irene Ryan Scholarship Award
Academics / Uncategorized / Spring 2013

Three Mount Mercy students compete for The Irene Ryan Scholarship Award

Three Mount Mercy University students were nominated to compete for The Irene Ryan Scholarship Award at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Region V Festival in January. Junior Taylor Foster of Cedar Rapids, senior Casey Gaul of Dyersville, Iowa, and junior Jarod Heims of Monticello, Iowa, were selected […]

Mount Mercy’s ‘Pathways to Scholarship’ Quality Initiative increases faculty/student partnerships
Academics / Spring 2013

Mount Mercy’s ‘Pathways to Scholarship’ Quality Initiative increases faculty/student partnerships

Through its successful Quality Initiative, Mount Mercy’s campus has seen an increase in faculty-student partnership in addition to individual research projects. Mount Mercy received approval from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) for its Quality Initiative project, Pathways to Scholarship. The university is participating in the launch of a new HLC […]

MBA students travel to Belize to work for common good
Academics / Spring 2013

MBA students travel to Belize to work for common good

Sixteen Mount Mercy students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration program traveled to Punta Gorda, Belize, to work with local businesses in January. Students partnered with entrepreneurs to enhance development of five businesses, varying in services from solar dried fruit to an Internet café. Punta Gorda is the southernmost […]

Professor Emeritus Gilmor publishes career monograph
On Campus / Spring 2013

Professor Emeritus Gilmor publishes career monograph

Mount Mercy Professor Emeritus Jane Gilmor published a career monograph of her work as an Iowan artist: I’ll Be Back For The Cat in fall of 2012. In addition to local appearances, Gilmor made an appearance in New York City at A.I.R. Gallery alongside art historian Joy Sperling for a […]

Admissions Website ranked top in the nation
On Campus / Spring 2013

Admissions Website ranked top in the nation

Mount Mercy University’s admissions Website is among the most highly rated in the country, scoring in the top 100 of all sites rated. The site was recognized in the 14th annual My College Options® Enrollment Power Index® (EPI), an analysis of the admissions Websites of nearly 3,000 colleges and universities. […]

Robert Callahan named vice president for enrollment management
On Campus / Spring 2013

Robert Callahan named vice president for enrollment management

Mount Mercy University appointed Robert B. Callahan vice president for enrollment management in August. Callahan is spearheading the newly created division of enrollment management, providing vision and leadership for the department of admissions, athletics, communications and marketing, and financial aid. Callahan brings 10 years experience as a senior level administrator […]