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Alumni-fueled band rocks for charity
Alumni / Feature / Spring 2010

Alumni-fueled band rocks for charity

Fresh off their trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland in October to compete in the finals of FORTUNE’s Battle of the Corporate Bands, Aeroroot played to a packed house at Cedar Rapids restaurant and bar The Chrome Horse Saloon on November 14 in […]

Going Green With Grease
Feature / On Campus / Fall 2009

Going Green With Grease

Grease is greener than it seems. Learn how Mount Mercy is powering up and moving away from petroleum.

Scholar connects lab research to classroom innovation
Academics / Feature / Summer 2009

Scholar connects lab research to classroom innovation

Sit down to chat with Dr. Alesia Hruska-Hageman and you know instantly why she traded the research laboratory for the classroom: she is a teacher at heart. As she enthusiastically explains the intricacies of DNA, RNA, proteins and the structure of a cell, you realize you are witnessing her gift […]

A Learning Legacy
Academics / Feature / Summer 2009

A Learning Legacy

They use shaving cream, sandpaper and brushes. They use rice, felt and Play-Doh. They are teachers helping children grasp language with a unique approach they learned at Mount Mercy. Thanks to the generosity of 1972 graduate Mary Ashby, students in the  Mount Mercy Education Division are being trained to help […]

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 […]

Chaplain with 'Hearty Laugh' Bids Farewell
Feature / On Campus / Summer 2008

Chaplain with 'Hearty Laugh' Bids Farewell

He is known to hum and sing lines from songs by The Who and Steve Miller Band as he strolls across campus. His love of jazz musician Miles Davis and country singer Johnny Cash are legendary. His jolly laugh and flat-top haircut are instantly recognizable, as is the passion he […]

Bernstein encourages student exploration & research
Academics / Feature / Summer 2008

Bernstein encourages student exploration & research

When Professor of Biology Neil Bernstein finished his doctoral work in 1982 and was ready to begin his career, he realized that Mount Mercy would be an excellent institution in which to teach, focus on his research, and make a difference in students’ lives. Twenty-six years later Bernstein is a […]