Archive for ‘On Campus’

Professor’s poetry uncovers gruesome history

Professor’s poetry uncovers gruesome history
As a poet, I’m always on the lookout for anything that might contain the seed of a poem. Often I find ideas sprouting right in my own backyard, but this past summer, funded by a summer scholarship grant, I followed a potential poetic trail to the Angola State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana. My goal...
Fall 2015 | Academics, On Campus | Read More

New faces of MMU – Fr. Tony

New faces of MMU – Fr. Tony
Rev. Anthony Adawu (lovingly known as Father Tony), arrived at Mount Mercy in August and immediately set to work as the school’s first full-time chaplain in almost six years. As residential chaplain, Father Tony is creating and maintaining a pastoral presence to persons of all faiths throughout the...
Fall 2015 | On Campus | Read More

Dreaming of a field to call their own

Dreaming of a field to call their own
Marco Fichtner ’17 is a double major in management and marketing with a minor in public relations. If that plate doesn’t sound full enough, he’s also midfielder #23 for the Mount Mercy Mustangs men’s soccer team. Soccer has been a part of Fichtner’s life since his childhood days in Bühl near...
Spring 2015 | On Campus | Read More

President’s letter: They deserve to finish

President’s letter: They deserve to finish
As I considered the stories for the Spring 2015 edition of the Mount Mercy Magazine, the themes of selfless service, compassion and mercy immediately came to mind. They always do when I think of what our students and alumni are accomplishing around the world! But if a picture is worth a thousand words,...
Spring 2015 | On Campus | Read More

Student art spotlights a caring heart as the best medicine a healthcare professional can give

Student art spotlights a caring heart as the best medicine a healthcare professional can give
Keva Fawkes works on one of the 150 ceramic IV bags. What happens when you combine the creativity of art students with the compassion of nursing students? At Mount Mercy University, you find a wall covered in 150 ceramic IV bags that proudly display how an education steeped in Mercy Values equips nursing...
Summer 2014 | On Campus | Read More

Piles of rubble, signs of progress

Piles of rubble, signs of progress
Where many buildings once stood well past their prime, now stands an expanse of land with a few piles of rubble and one lone building as the only indication of what used to be. This is the picture of progress. One year ago, while standing in one of the now demolished buildings, Chairman of the Mount...
Summer 2014 | On Campus | Read More

President’s Press: Building Momentum

President’s Press: Building Momentum
It’s hard to believe I’m welcoming my first summer on the Hill. When I arrived at Mount Mercy in early February to assume the presidency, it seemed as though these dog days might never arrive. As I admire today’s grotto flowers, now in full bloom, I feel how spirit-lifting these warmer days are...
Summer 2014 | On Campus | Read More

Campus reflects on how WWI made today through a series of events this fall

Campus reflects on how WWI made today through a series of events this fall
Last year, Associate Professor of Communication Joe Sheller began exploring ways in which the campus community could reflect upon the 100th anniversary of the “war to end all wars” – World War I. “The response was enthusiastic,” Sheller said. “Numerous faculty members from many disciplines,...
Summer 2014 | On Campus | Read More