Winter 2009

Archives / Winter 2009

‘Purposeful Living’ Drives Campus Community

As we prepared and reviewed our feature stories for the Winter 2009 edition of the Mount Mercy Magazine, it was overwhelmingly apparent that the individuals profiled in the following pages are powerful, tangible, and living examples of how our campus community members carry out the mission of the College in […]

On Campus / Winter 2009

Mount Mercy Connections Honored for Philanthropy, Service

Several members of the Mount Mercy family were recently honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals at its annual National Philanthropy Day event, which recognizes exemplary contributions of philanthropy and those individuals active in the philanthropic community. Board of Trustees Chairman Charles A. Rohde and the Rohde Family Charitable Foundation […]

Academics / Winter 2009

Honors Student Tackles Acadia National Park

Mount Mercy’s honors students are known as outside-the-box thinkers and ambitious learners. For Morgan Filbert, a senior English and history major from Cedar Rapids, his experience as an honor student took on new meaning when he traveled to Acadia National Park in Mount Desert Island, Maine last summer for an […]

On Campus / Winter 2009

Faculty, Student Groups Spearhead Community Engagement

This past fall members of the Mount Mercy community organized several public events to bring awareness to local, national, and international issues, including the economic crisis, public safety, immigration, and nuclear proliferation. “For a community of Mount Mercy’s size, the variety of programs we hosted on campus this fall was […]

Faculty Innovation Spurs Creative Nursing Curriculum
Academics / Winter 2009

Faculty Innovation Spurs Creative Nursing Curriculum

Actors Bring Mental Illnesses to Life Professional nurses routinely encounter difficult and stressful situations while on the job. But thanks in part to a new initiative orchestrated by Professor of Nursing Nancy Brauhn, Mount Mercy nursing students have a leg up on their counterparts. The Standardized Patient (SP) teaching strategy, […]

College Elects New Board of Trustee Members
Alumni / Winter 2009

College Elects New Board of Trustee Members

Mount Mercy has elected three new members to serve on its Board of Trustees, each to serve a three-year term. They include Monticello resident Cammie Greif ’88; Lakeville, Minnesota resident Scott B. Lynch ’85; and Greenwood, Indiana resident Margee (Smith) Stamper ’77.   Greif is the founding vice-president of 2nd Story […]

College Cements Focus on International Experiences
Academics / Winter 2009

College Cements Focus on International Experiences

  Today’s college students are increasingly seeking a higher educational experience that prepares them for the global marketplace, and recent developments at Mount Mercy ensure that students will have greater access to international programs and courses. With the addition of a director of international programs, a revamped international studies major, […]

Unearthing an Education
Alumni / Winter 2009

Unearthing an Education

Field work in England sparks unexpected interests for one Mount Mercy student Kim Wasney is likely the only Mount Mercy graduate ever to assist in the excavation of an ancient brewery on the site of a current sheep pasture in England. Wasney, who graduated in 2008 with a degree in […]

Sacred Space: Literature Connects Inmates, Students at Penitentiary
Academics / Feature / Winter 2009

Sacred Space: Literature Connects Inmates, Students at Penitentiary

Danyl Vonnahme and her Mount Mercy classmates didn’t know what it would be like the first time they walked into the maximum security prison in Anamosa, Iowa. Even though she would be walking out a free person later that evening, it did not lessen the emotions she felt when she […]

Golobics' Generosity Benefits Students
Academics / Winter 2009

Golobics' Generosity Benefits Students

In GreatAmerica Leasing’s Human Resources Department, Tony and Magda Golobic have proudly hung the dozens of thank you notes they have received from Mount Mercy students. In the past five years the Golobics have given 40 named scholarships to Mount Mercy students, in the hope that the students will remain […]

Education Major Gets a Taste of England
Academics / Winter 2009

Education Major Gets a Taste of England

The opportunity for Mount Mercy students to study abroad is often easier than they might think. Of course, having your college’s president flex his overseas connections on your behalf doesn’t hurt. Just ask Stephanie Klein, a senior education major from Solon, Iowa. Klein’s dream was to study in Europe for […]

Mount Mercy Volleyball Team is Honored for Service, Leadership to the Community
Athletics / Winter 2009

Mount Mercy Volleyball Team is Honored for Service, Leadership to the Community

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) named Mount Mercy the 2008 Buffalo Funds Five Star Award recipient for volleyball, a national award honoring coaches and student-athletes who exhibit exceptional character values. “The Sisters of Mercy and their commitment to service embody the entire Mount Mercy community,” said Athletic Director […]

Fall Sports Wrap-Up
Athletics / Winter 2009

Fall Sports Wrap-Up

The Mount Mercy women’s cross country team claimed its third straight league title and qualified for the NAIA national meet for the second time in school history, winning the 2008 Midwest Collegiate Conference Championships on Nov. 8 at Ewing Park in Des Moines. Three Mustangs placed in the top 10 […]