Summer 2011

Service: A common denominator
Archives / Feature / Summer 2011

Service: A common denominator

A service-minded institution can look like many things. Service can be reflected in a mission statement or capitalized by service-oriented curriculum. It can be the job of a single campus department, or better yet, it can be woven into the fabric of the entire institution. What does a mission of […]

Professor’s life sweetened by ‘little brother’
Archives / On Campus / Summer 2011

Professor’s life sweetened by ‘little brother’

“Do you think we should be worried about folks stealing our secret recipe?” Professor of Social Work Rick Zingher waits for nine-year-old Jarrett to ponder the question. The two are standing at Zingher’s kitchen counter, with lemons, sugar and cutting utensils neatly arranged before them as they prepare to make […]

Students deliver life, hope in Philippines
Archives / On Campus / Summer 2011

Students deliver life, hope in Philippines

There is a flurry of activity. People rush in and out, fetching instruments. Adrenaline is pumping and the tiny room is filled with a mixture of excitement, awe, and nervousness. Medical training and instincts kick in. And then a baby cries. Witnessing the birth of a baby is nothing short […]

Graduate called to serve in South Africa
Alumni / Archives / Summer 2011

Graduate called to serve in South Africa

Molly Weldon Lengeman relies on her faith every day as she serves as teacher and mentor to neglected and sick children in Kokstad, South Africa. When she graduated from Mount Mercy in 2009 with degrees in psychology and fine arts, she never imagined that she would be called to serve […]

Eagle Scout continues life of service on campus
Archives / On Campus / Summer 2011

Eagle Scout continues life of service on campus

Ben Wood learned early the impact that one person can have on a community and its people. The Mount Mercy junior was born in Cedar Rapids but moved with his parents, Joel and Cheryl Wood, to Cascade, Iowa when he was two years old. It was in that small community […]

Nursing luncheon honors alumni mentors and students
Alumni / Archives / Summer 2011

Nursing luncheon honors alumni mentors and students

Strong mentors build strong proteges, and ultimately gift us with the leaders of tomorrow. Mount Mercy’s nursing program is known for the tight connections and pool of resources it offers current nursing students. Last April, yet another example was brought to life as students and nursing alumni alike celebrated their […]

Five Sisters of Mercy celebrate 310 years of combined service
Alumni / Archives / Summer 2011

Five Sisters of Mercy celebrate 310 years of combined service

Five Sisters of Mercy celebrated jubilees this year: Sister Veronica Gorman JC’31; Sister Philomena Husak ’70; Sister Bernice Kurt ’67; Sister Mary Cephas Wichman JC’51; and Sister Kathy Thornton ’66. A mass honoring their combined total of 310 years of service was held at the Chapel of Mercy on June […]

Athletic Hall of Fame honors Moss, Kudumovic
Alumni / Archives / Summer 2011

Athletic Hall of Fame honors Moss, Kudumovic

A pair of all-Americans, softball standout Lori Tesar Moss ’96 and men’s soccer player Alen Kudumovic ’03, were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on March 6 as part of the Alumni Games festivities. Moss, from Springville, Iowa, was an honorable mention NAIA All-American and the Midwest Classic Conference […]

Criminal Justice alumni recognized with top honors by Cedar Rapids Police Department
Alumni / Archives / Summer 2011

Criminal Justice alumni recognized with top honors by Cedar Rapids Police Department

Mount Mercy’s criminal justice alumni received top honors during the 2011 Cedar Rapids Police Department Annual Awards Ceremony on May 19, 2011. Jennifer Roberts ’97, from Marion, Iowa, was honored as Officer of the Year. Christopher Carton ’11, from Davenport, Iowa, was honored as Recruit of the Year, and Bryan […]

AEGON partnership recognized
Alumni / Archives / Summer 2011

AEGON partnership recognized

Mount Mercy alumni have always had a strong presence with leaders in local corporate fields. Last March, alumni employed by AEGON Transamerica recently celebrated one such partnership with a reception held at the Presidential Home. With a strong reputation for supporting Mount Mercy through endowed scholarships, capital projects and a […]

History made at track & field championships
Athletics / Archives / Summer 2011

History made at track & field championships

Sophomore Jenna Higgins became the first track & field national champion in school history, winning the javelin at the 31st Annual Women’s NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships at the Outdoor Sports Complex in Marion, Ind. Higgins, who entered the national meet as the third seed in the javelin, […]

Commencement: First University class walks the stage
Archives / On Campus / Summer 2011

Commencement: First University class walks the stage

“Challenge conventional wisdom. Ask ‘Why Not?’ After all, the Sisters of Mercy did.” Those words of wisdom were spoken to the first graduating class of Mount Mercy University by keynote speaker Gary Hirshberg during the 2011 Commencement ceremony. Hirshberg, president and CEO of Stonyfield Farm, shared humor and insight with […]

Scholarship campaign illuminates intellectual discoveries
Archives / On Campus / Summer 2011

Scholarship campaign illuminates intellectual discoveries

What do bees, filmmakers and mutating genes have in common with a Lutheran theologian, victims of crime in Linn County and mud turtles? All illustrate the research subjects Mount Mercy faculty are engaged in with students thanks to a unique scholarship campaign on campus. The Pathways to Scholarship campaign showcased […]