Summer 2011

First annual creative writing contest for high school students a success
Archives / On Campus / Summer 2011

First annual creative writing contest for high school students a success

Cultivating creativity in writers is a daunting task. This year, Mount Mercy’s English faculty met the challenge by partnering with the Office of Admissions to incentivize high school juniors to get their pens scribbling. Mount Mercy’s first Creative Writing Contest kicked off in February and drew contestants from across Eastern […]

Mount Mercy biology professor Will Kirkland retires
Archives / On Campus / Summer 2011

Mount Mercy biology professor Will Kirkland retires

After 31 years of teaching biology, Professor Will Kirkland, Ph.D., retired at the end of the Spring semester. He leaves a legacy of impacting countless students with knowledge that extends well beyond textbooks. Faculty, staff and students will remember Kirkland for his sense of humor, warmth, and dedication to his […]

Mount Mercy welcomes Willard ‘Sandy’ Boyd for second Presidential Lecture
Archives / On Campus / Summer 2011

Mount Mercy welcomes Willard ‘Sandy’ Boyd for second Presidential Lecture

Non-profit organizations play a critical role in the United States. As such, Mount Mercy has a vested interest in understanding their functions and the factors that enable them to thrive. This past Spring, a renowned expert on non-profits was invited to campus to provide fresh perspective on this important topic. […]

Opening doors to research possibilities
Academics / Archives / Summer 2011

Opening doors to research possibilities

Mount Mercy University students will have even greater opportunities to pursue research and collaborate with faculty on research projects thanks to the new Undergraduate Research Laboratory, funded in part by a $125,000 grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust. With additional contributions from the University, Mount Mercy’s Natural and […]

Graham, Handler lead Academic Affairs
Academics / Summer 2011

Graham, Handler lead Academic Affairs

With more than 20 years teaching experience and four successfully-launched graduate programs under her belt, Melody Graham, Ph.D., is perfectly positioned for her new role as acting provost and vice president for academic affairs. Graham, who previously served as dean of graduate studies, officially began her new position on July […]

Student-athletes build unity through service
Athletics / Archives / Summer 2011

Student-athletes build unity through service

The teammates stood shoulder to shoulder in a house decimated by floodwaters. They knocked down walls, ripped apart wiring, and made plans for what to tackle next. There was a steely determination in every movement and a constant race against the quickly fading daylight. Head cross country coach Ryan Scheckel’s […]