Archive for ‘On Campus’

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,...
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Service: The Mount Mercy way

Service: The Mount Mercy way
Mount Mercy University was built on a foundation of service and members of the campus community have never hidden their passion for the common good. As a part of the university’s unique learning process, students are asked to identify pressing issues around them and come up with creative ways to change...
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Mount Mercy welcomes Laurie Hamen, J.D., as ninth president

Mount Mercy welcomes Laurie Hamen, J.D., as ninth president
Laurie M. Hamen, J.D., a higher education veteran with nearly 30 years of experience in student affairs, enrollment management, athletics, academics and grant procurement, became Mount Mercy University’s ninth President in February 2014. Prior to arriving at Mount Mercy University, Hamen was Vice President...
Spring 2014 | On Campus | Read More

Mount Mercy University President’s Report 2012-2013

Mount Mercy University President’s Report 2012-2013
Measures of Success and Innovation Enrollment Record Accelerated student enrollment in online and evening programs (426 students) 29 countries represented by student enrollment for Fall 2013 (54 international students) Innovation Introduced the first online bachelor’s degree programs in Fall 2013...
Spring 2014 | On Campus | Read More

Strengthening our Foundation and Securing our Future: A Strategic Plan for Mount Mercy

Strengthening our Foundation and Securing our Future: A Strategic Plan for Mount Mercy
Mount Mercy’s 2013-2016 strategic plan – Strengthening our Foundation and Securing our Future – was reviewed and approved during the November 2013 Board Meeting. As with the University’s previous strategic plan, this plan builds upon Mount Mercy’s mission, values and vision as a Catholic institution...
Spring 2014 | On Campus | Read More

Homecoming 2013: 85 and Showin’ Our Pride

Homecoming 2013: 85 and Showin’ Our Pride
Mount Mercy University’s Homecoming 2013, held October 4 and 5, celebrated Mount Mercy’s history while looking forward to what the future holds. The weekend’s theme was 85 and Showin’ Our Pride, playing homage to the University’s 85th anniversary year, which officially started on September...
Spring 2014 | On Campus | Read More

Community garden project teaches sustainability and life lessons

Community garden project teaches sustainability and life lessons
We’ve all heard the saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” But when a mini-grant provided by the Sisters of Mercy, a community garden, and a summer of hard work gave students in the Students in Human Resource Management Club (SIHRM) tomatoes … and hot peppers, onions and a wide...
Spring 2014 | On Campus | Read More