Archive for ‘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 service...
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Professor’s life sweetened by ‘little brother’

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...
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Students deliver life, hope in Philippines

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 of miraculous....
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Graduate called to serve in South Africa

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 nearly 9,100 miles...
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Eagle Scout continues life of service on campus

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 that Ben would join the Cub Scouts, Boy...
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Nursing luncheon honors alumni mentors and students

Strong mentors build strong proteges, and ultimately gift us with the leaders of tomorrow. A powerhouse of nursing leadership 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...
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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...
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Athletic Hall of Fame honors Moss, Kudumovic

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

Jennifer Roberts '97, Officer of the Year. Photo submitted by CRPD 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...
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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,...
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