Summer 2009

Alumni / Summer 2009

Barhamand '77 Brings Church Congregation to Alma Mater

A tradition of service is paramount to Mount Mercy’s mission, and no one knows that better than Board of Trustee member Barbara Barhamand ’77, whose church youth group traveled to Cedar Rapids to assist with flood relief and bunked in Mount Mercy’s residence halls during their pilgrimage. After the catastrophic […]

Archives / Summer 2009

Funding and Finding Possibilities on the Hill

Simply Google the word “scholarship” and more than 46 million hits pop up with web resources offering guidance for aspiring college students and their families to afford a college education. For many of today’s prospective college students, the word scholarship conjures images of dollar signs — without which many students […]

Students document a city's resolve during flood crisis
On Campus / Summer 2009

Students document a city's resolve during flood crisis

Unforgettable teaching opportunities can spring from tragedy and triumph. English professors Dr. Jim Grove and Dr. Joy Ochs found themselves amid a once in a lifetime event when the June 2008 flood hit Eastern Iowa. As experienced educators, they were able to draw upon the catastrophe to create a unique […]

On Campus / Summer 2009

Mount Mercy Brings Adult Education to Black Hawk, Jones Counties

This fall semester Mount Mercy will begin offering its distinct brand of adult education on the campuses of two local community colleges, Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo/Cedar Falls and Kirkwood Community College’s Monticello location. Both institutions approached Mount Mercy about starting programs with evening and weekend classes in order to […]

"Reflection and Action" Curriculum Debuts
On Campus / Summer 2009

"Reflection and Action" Curriculum Debuts

Mount Mercy will implement a new core curriculum that will replace the regular general education requirements for students entering the college in Fall 2009. The revitalized curriculum, titled Reflection and Action, will encourage students to reflect on their thinking as they cultivate a deeper understanding of self and the world […]

On Campus / Summer 2009

Mount Mercy Awarded Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence

The addition of a Fulbright Scholar-in- Residence for the Fall 2009 and Winter 2010 semesters will add to Mount Mercy’s unique blend of international students and faculty. Dr. Libor Práger, a professor at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, will teach English and film studies courses. The Fulbright Board awards […]

Mount Mercy Wins National Admissions Advertising Award
On Campus / Summer 2009

Mount Mercy Wins National Admissions Advertising Award

Mount Mercy has been awarded a Silver Award for outstanding “Outdoor/Transit Billboard” by the Admissions Marketing Report in its 24th Annual Admissions Advertising Awards. The Admissions Advertising Awards is the largest educational advertising awards competition in the country. This year, more than 2,000 entries were received from more than 1,000 […]

McKean, Meyers Leave Their Mark on Mount Mercy
On Campus / Summer 2009

McKean, Meyers Leave Their Mark on Mount Mercy

This spring the Mount Mercy community bade farewell to Dr. Jim McKean, professor of English, and Sr. Judith Meyers ’60, director of mission integration, as they retired after 19 and 9 years of service, respectively. McKean earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts from Washington State University. […]

On Campus / Summer 2009

Mount Mercy Invited to Recap Flood Management at National Conference

The June 2008 floods offered Mount Mercy an unexpected opportunity to test its emergency management plan. Nearly one year later, Mount Mercy was given another chance — this time to showcase that plan to other colleges and universities, and to offer colleagues guidance on how to handle a natural disaster […]

Marley & Me Author Imparts Wisdom to Graduates
On Campus / Summer 2009

Marley & Me Author Imparts Wisdom to Graduates

He is best known as the #1 best-selling author of Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog, but on May 23 John Grogan was most sought-after for his wisdom. Grogan delivered a stirring, compassionate keynote address to nearly 300 graduates as part of Mount Mercy’s commencement […]

Scholar connects lab research to classroom innovation
Academics / Feature / Summer 2009

Scholar connects lab research to classroom innovation

Sit down to chat with Dr. Alesia Hruska-Hageman and you know instantly why she traded the research laboratory for the classroom: she is a teacher at heart. As she enthusiastically explains the intricacies of DNA, RNA, proteins and the structure of a cell, you realize you are witnessing her gift […]

A Learning Legacy
Academics / Feature / Summer 2009

A Learning Legacy

They use shaving cream, sandpaper and brushes. They use rice, felt and Play-Doh. They are teachers helping children grasp language with a unique approach they learned at Mount Mercy. Thanks to the generosity of 1972 graduate Mary Ashby, students in the  Mount Mercy Education Division are being trained to help […]

Women's basketball, softball play for conference tournament titles
Athletics / Summer 2009

Women's basketball, softball play for conference tournament titles

The Mount Mercy women’s basketball team and the Mustang softball squad narrowly missed national tournament berths this season, while the baseball program made a strong push for its first Midwest Collegiate Conference regular season title in 17 years. The women’s basketball team, which reached the 20-win mark for the 20th […]