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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, […]

Service: The Mount Mercy way
On Campus / Summer 2014

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 […]

Mount Mercy welcomes Laurie Hamen, J.D., as ninth president
On Campus / Spring 2014

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 for Enrollment Management, Athletics, and Student […]

Mount Mercy University President’s Report 2012-2013
On Campus / Spring 2014

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 – business and human resource management. Opened the only student-run […]

Strengthening our Foundation and Securing our Future: A Strategic Plan for Mount Mercy
On Campus / Spring 2014

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 of higher learning, founded by […]

Homecoming 2013: 85 and Showin’ Our Pride
On Campus / Spring 2014

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 11, 2013. “Homecoming 2013 was a […]

Community garden project teaches sustainability and life lessons
On Campus / Spring 2014

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 […]

Board of Trustees Chair Emeritus recognized for legacy of service
On Campus / Spring 2014

Board of Trustees Chair Emeritus recognized for legacy of service

It was the early 1950s when Emmett Scherrman, a Loras College undergraduate, first started paying attention to Mount Mercy, but it wasn’t the college that held his interest. Rather, Ann Barry (JC’51) a Mount Mercy student from Scherrman’s hometown of Farley, Iowa, had captured his eye and eventually became his […]

Professor Emeritus Gilmor publishes career monograph
On Campus / Spring 2013

Professor Emeritus Gilmor publishes career monograph

Mount Mercy Professor Emeritus Jane Gilmor published a career monograph of her work as an Iowan artist: I’ll Be Back For The Cat in fall of 2012. In addition to local appearances, Gilmor made an appearance in New York City at A.I.R. Gallery alongside art historian Joy Sperling for a […]

Admissions Website ranked top in the nation
On Campus / Spring 2013

Admissions Website ranked top in the nation

Mount Mercy University’s admissions Website is among the most highly rated in the country, scoring in the top 100 of all sites rated. The site was recognized in the 14th annual My College Options® Enrollment Power Index® (EPI), an analysis of the admissions Websites of nearly 3,000 colleges and universities. […]

Robert Callahan named vice president for enrollment management
On Campus / Spring 2013

Robert Callahan named vice president for enrollment management

Mount Mercy University appointed Robert B. Callahan vice president for enrollment management in August. Callahan is spearheading the newly created division of enrollment management, providing vision and leadership for the department of admissions, athletics, communications and marketing, and financial aid. Callahan brings 10 years experience as a senior level administrator […]