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We Serve Everyone
On Campus / January 2017

We Serve Everyone

Faculty, students and alumni alike embrace Mount Mercy’s core values of excellent education and compassionate service.

Saving Lives by Listening
On Campus / January 2017

Saving Lives by Listening

Sister Marge Friedhoff ’74 saw a problem and fixed it, creating the CARE clinic (Constipation and Reflux Evaluation) at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Independent thought, adaptability and improvisation are hallmarks of Mount Mercy nursing graduates.

Enactus Changing Lives Through a Job Readiness Initiative
On Campus / Spring 2016

Enactus Changing Lives Through a Job Readiness Initiative

The student-led Enactus program offers educational opportunities to women through the EmpowHer initiative, which covers topics like resume building, cover letters, creating business cards, proper attire and what to expect during a job search.

Healing Words & Healing Minds
Academics / On Campus / Spring 2016

Healing Words & Healing Minds

Using her two areas of study in tandem, junior Mount Mercy English and psychology major Courtney Snodgrass has published two poetry collections, writes commissioned pieces, is spent part of the year editing Mount Mercy’s Paha Review and is in the daunting process of starting a nonprofit to benefit area veterans.

Sisterhood & Second Chances
Academics / On Campus / Spring 2016

Sisterhood & Second Chances

Both Kim and Angie believe without Mount Mercy, their education and careers at Pearson would be much different than they are today. “I owe a lot to [Angie] and her encourage­ment,” Kim said. “I went to school to be a travel professional, and that industry took a serious downturn. We would take walks and she would say, ‘Kim, do what I did. Start taking classes and take a chance.’”

Professor’s poetry uncovers gruesome history
Academics / On Campus / Fall 2015

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 […]

New faces of MMU – Fr. Tony
On Campus / Fall 2015

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 campus community. He […]

Dreaming of a field to call their own
On Campus / Spring 2015

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 […]

President’s letter: They deserve to finish
On Campus / Spring 2015

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 […]

Student art spotlights a caring heart as the best medicine a healthcare professional can give
On Campus / Summer 2014

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

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 students for a lifetime of compassionate care. Senior […]

Piles of rubble, signs of progress
On Campus / Summer 2014

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 […]

President’s Press: Building Momentum
On Campus / Summer 2014

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 […]

Campus reflects on how WWI made today through a series of events this fall
On Campus / Summer 2014

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, as well as key staff members, […]