Archive for ‘Summer 2008’

Message from Mount Mercy President Christopher Blake

The Mount Mercy community is proud of the successes of the past academic year and of the achievements of the more than 400 students who graduated this year. Congratulations to those graduates and their families, and good luck to them as they begin their next journey in life! The summer months bring a...
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Mount Mercy volunteers lend a hand in the desert Southwest

Mount Mercy volunteers lend a hand in the desert Southwest
During Mount Mercy’s recent Spring Break, 12 members of the campus community gave up their vacation to travel to St. Michaels, Arizona to volunteer within the Native American community. The Mount Mercy volunteers served at St. Michaels Association for Special Education (SMASE), a private special education...
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SIFE Team Places High at Nationals

SIFE Team Places High at Nationals
Mount Mercy’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team is quickly establishing itself as a premier SIFE team in the nation after finishing second runner-up in the national competition, placing in the top 60 teams out of more than 800 in the United States. SIFE, an international non-profit organization...
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Unique backgrounds of graduating seniors punctuate commencement celebration

Unique backgrounds of graduating seniors punctuate commencement celebration
Of Mount Mercy’s 429 graduates who officially became alumni on Saturday, May 17, each has a distinct academic and personal journey. Mount Mercy Magazine editors visited with several outstanding graduates to learn more about their unique backgrounds and experiences — all of which converged during...
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Faculty and Staff Retirees Honored, Emeritus Status Awarded

Faculty and Staff Retirees Honored, Emeritus Status Awarded
The Mount Mercy campus community honored eight faculty and staff members for their service to the institution as each prepared to retire at the end of the 2007-08 academic year. A reception was held on May 4 in Busse Library tocelebrate the retirees’ achievements. The group, which boasts a collective...
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Strategic Plan Adopted by Board of Trustees

The strategic planning process that began more than one year ago has produced a final document that was approved by the Board of Trustees in May. This seminal document, which describes Mount Mercy’s strategic themes, goals and key performance indicators, will shepherd the institution as it strives...
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Faculty Selects 'Reflection and Action' Core Curriculum Model

Faculty Selects 'Reflection and Action' Core Curriculum Model
The selection of a core curriculum model in March follows a four-year journey by members of the campus community to evaluate the current general education requirements and determine an appropriate process for creating and selecting a new core curriculum. The process started in Spring 2004 when the faculty...
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Faculty Zingher, Chaichian Named Feld Chairs

Mount Mercy has named Professor of Social Work Richard A. Zingher the recipient of the 2008–2010 Dr. Thomas R. Feld Endowed Chair I for Teaching Excellence. Professor of Sociology Dr. Mohammad A. Chaichian has been named the recipient of the 2008–2010 Dr. Thomas R. Feld Endowed Chair II for Teaching...
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Spring Fling Week Entertains Campus Community

Spring Fling Week Entertains Campus Community
Spring Fling Week, a jam-packed, five-day schedule of activities and events for the Mount Mercy community, is a time for students, faculty and staff to celebrate the signs of spring and to relax before final exams. “The highlight of Spring Fling 2008 was definitely the many accomplishments of the student...
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Faculty Members Awarded Tenure and Promotions

Two Mount Mercy professors, Dr. Carol A. Tyx and David J. Doerge, have distinguished themselves through their commitment to teaching excellence, scholarship, and mentorship of students, and have been granted tenure effective in the 2008-09 academic year. Additionally, Dr. John D. Robeson has been promoted...
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