Archive for ‘On Campus’

Enactus Changing Lives Through a Job Readiness Initiative

Enactus Changing Lives Through a Job Readiness Initiative
Mount Mercy University’s Enactus club is changing the lives of disadvantaged women in eastern Iowa through a job readiness initiative called EmpowHer. The student-led program offers educational opportunities to women through the Catherine McAuley Center (CMC), helping them gain the skills needed to...
Spring 2016 | On Campus | Read More

Healing Words & Healing Minds

Healing Words & Healing Minds
Courtney Snodgrass ’17, is wasting no time in achieving her dreams of becoming an established writer and activist. Using her two areas of study in tandem, the junior English and psychology major has published two poetry collections, writes commissioned pieces, is spending part of the year editing Mount...
Spring 2016 | Academics, On Campus | Read More

Sisterhood & Second Chances

Sisterhood & Second Chances
From the beginning, limited options seemed to force the Bauer sisters into lives they did not wish for themselves. But through love and commitment to each other, and by their own inner strengths, both found their way to Mount Mercy University—ultimately leading to successful and satisfying careers. “Our...
Spring 2016 | Academics, On Campus | Read More

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