Archive for ‘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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Faculty Innovation Spurs Creative Nursing Curriculum

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...
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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.   Cammie Greif '88 Greif...
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College Cements Focus on International Experiences

  President Blake greets Dr. Josef Jarab, Rector (President) Emeritus of Palacky University. 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...
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Unearthing an Education

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 history, has an intense...
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Sacred Space: Literature Connects Inmates, Students at Penitentiary

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 saw the massive building...
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Golobics' Generosity Benefits Students

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...
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