Summer 2012

Angels of Mercy
Archives / Feature / Summer 2012

Angels of Mercy

Advocates can be difficult to find and impossible to forget. Some take up a cause with both feet firmly planted, while others quietly live out a spirit of advocacy so strong they themselves might not realize its potency. They can walk among us humble and invisible, yet their work can […]

May Day celebration returns to campus
Alumni / Archives / Summer 2012

May Day celebration returns to campus

Mount Mercy reenacted a much-loved event once held on campus during the 1930s—the Isadora Duncan scarf Dance. Alumni, students and community members gathered at the grotto to witness a rejuvenated rendition of scarf dancers, music and May pole dancing. Junior College and Academy alumni enjoyed a special tea before the […]

Graduation just the beginning of lifelong learning
Alumni / Archives / Summer 2012

Graduation just the beginning of lifelong learning

It was a message that was real and came from the heart — learning is a lifelong process. Erin Templeton ’07 shared her experience in nursing after graduating from Mount Mercy, and told the nursing class of 2012 that graduating with a baccalaureate degree is just the beginning. “You get […]

Saying goodbye to oldest living alumna
Alumni / Archives / Summer 2012

Saying goodbye to oldest living alumna

Mount Mercy’s oldest living alumna, Sister Veronica Gorman, RSM, passed away on January 20, 2012, at age 101. Services were held at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, by the Rev. Gerald Condon. A 1931 graduate of Mount Mercy Junior College, she was a muchloved member of the Mount Mercy family and […]

Alumni / Archives / Summer 2012

Seven Sisters of Mercy celebrate jubilees

Seven Sisters of Mercy celebrated jubilees on June 10 during a reception at Sacred Heart Convent, representing a combined total of 425 years of service. Sisters celebrating jubilees include: Sister Roseline Kos JC’48; Sister Mary Wilma Wolf JC’43; Sister Genevieve Birchard JC’40; Sister Mary Alice Ernst JC’48; Sister Roxanne Dolak […]

Klein wins SIFE National Alumnus of the Year
Alumni / Archives / Summer 2012

Klein wins SIFE National Alumnus of the Year

Alumnus Nate Klein ’07 was awarded the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) National Alumnus of the Year Award. The award recognizes the achievement of one outstanding SIFE alumnus who has used the SIFE experiences to excel in life and the career field, and who has continued to make a difference […]

Pathways to Scholarship Festival keeps research center stage
Academics / Archives / Summer 2012

Pathways to Scholarship Festival keeps research center stage

With a record-breaking number of research projects and an even more impressive turnout of visitors, Mount Mercy’s annual Pathways to Scholarship Festival on May 2 exceeded expectations. Students in a variety of majors were given a platform to showcase various academic and creative works, including student-faculty research partnerships. Panel sessions, […]

Mount Mercy helps unlock ‘STEM’ skills in children, families
Academics / Archives / Summer 2012

Mount Mercy helps unlock ‘STEM’ skills in children, families

More than 50 middle school students and parents participated in Mount Mercy’s inaugural STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Moms Night Out on April 23. Hosted in collaboration with the Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership (IMSEP), this statewide family-friendly event provided hands-on activities for moms and other caregivers to […]

The grace of a champion
Athletics / Archives / Summer 2012

The grace of a champion

You can see her on a giant billboard on I-380, near the center field wall in Veteran’s Memorial stadium or even as close as your digital TV screen. she was a common sight during the BCS last fall and March Madness this spring. Jenna Higgins, Mount Mercy junior and NAIA national […]

Women’s basketball returns to nationals
Athletics / Archives / Summer 2012

Women’s basketball returns to nationals

A women’s basketball season filled with milestones culminated with a triumphant return to the national tournament, where Mount Mercy advanced to the quarterfinals of the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City. The Mustangs, who earlier in the season became just the fifth […]

Track & field counts seven all-Americans
Athletics / Archives / Summer 2012

Track & field counts seven all-Americans

It was another banner year for the Mount Mercy track & field programs, which counted four all-Americans at the NAIA indoor national meet and three more at the outdoor national championships. Juniors Jenna Higgins, Larissa Wilden and Mwale Kapande were all-Americans at both national championship events, while junior Jacqueline Kane was […]

Mustangs by the Numbers
Athletics / Summer 2012

Mustangs by the Numbers

Individual National Qualifiers: Keely Danielsen, Jenna Higgins, Jacqueline Kane, Mwale Kapande, Bryant Rader, Janae Rosien, Nathan Stern, Larissa Wilden (track & field). NAIA all-Americans: Emily Greiner, Micha Mims (women’s basketball); Jenna Higgins, Jacqueline Kane, Mwale Kapande, Larissa Wilden. NAIA Scholar-Athletes: Mackenzie Skay (women’s basketball); Ben Reinhart (men’s track & field); Taylor […]

Family honors mother during special mass
Alumni / Archives / Summer 2012

Family honors mother during special mass

On what would have been Rose Mary Klein Schaefer’s 89th birthday, her family and friends gathered with the Mount Mercy community to celebrate her legacy in a special way. When Schaefer JC’42 passed away in September 2011, her family designated a memorial fund in her name, the gifts of which […]