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SIFE Team Places High at Nationals
On Campus / Summer 2008

SIFE Team Places High at Nationals

Mount Mercy’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team is quickly establishing itself as a premier SIFE team in the nation after finishing second runner-up in the national competition, placing in the top 60 teams out of more than 800 in the United States. SIFE, an international non-profit organization active on […]

Unique backgrounds of graduating seniors punctuate commencement celebration
On Campus / Summer 2008

Unique backgrounds of graduating seniors punctuate commencement celebration

Of Mount Mercy’s 429 graduates who officially became alumni on Saturday, May 17, each has a distinct academic and personal journey. Mount Mercy Magazine editors visited with several outstanding graduates to learn more about their unique backgrounds and experiences — all of which converged during commencement exercises. For commencement speaker […]

Faculty and Staff Retirees Honored, Emeritus Status Awarded
On Campus / Summer 2008

Faculty and Staff Retirees Honored, Emeritus Status Awarded

The Mount Mercy campus community honored eight faculty and staff members for their service to the institution as each prepared to retire at the end of the 2007-08 academic year. A reception was held on May 4 in Busse Library tocelebrate the retirees’ achievements. The group, which boasts a collective […]

On Campus / Summer 2008

Strategic Plan Adopted by Board of Trustees

The strategic planning process that began more than one year ago has produced a final document that was approved by the Board of Trustees in May. This seminal document, which describes Mount Mercy’s strategic themes, goals and key performance indicators, will shepherd the institution as it strives to reach University […]

Faculty Selects 'Reflection and Action' Core Curriculum Model
On Campus / Summer 2008

Faculty Selects 'Reflection and Action' Core Curriculum Model

The selection of a core curriculum model in March follows a four-year journey by members of the campus community to evaluate the current general education requirements and determine an appropriate process for creating and selecting a new core curriculum. The process started in Spring 2004 when the faculty voted to […]

Faculty Zingher, Chaichian Named Feld Chairs
On Campus / Summer 2008

Faculty Zingher, Chaichian Named Feld Chairs

Mount Mercy has named Professor of Social Work Richard A. Zingher the recipient of the 2008–2010 Dr. Thomas R. Feld Endowed Chair I for Teaching Excellence. Professor of Sociology Dr. Mohammad A. Chaichian has been named the recipient of the 2008–2010 Dr. Thomas R. Feld Endowed Chair II for Teaching […]

Spring Fling Week Entertains Campus Community
On Campus / Summer 2008

Spring Fling Week Entertains Campus Community

Spring Fling Week, a jam-packed, five-day schedule of activities and events for the Mount Mercy community, is a time for students, faculty and staff to celebrate the signs of spring and to relax before final exams. “The highlight of Spring Fling 2008 was definitely the many accomplishments of the student […]

Faculty Members Awarded Tenure and Promotions
On Campus / Summer 2008

Faculty Members Awarded Tenure and Promotions

Two Mount Mercy professors, Dr. Carol A. Tyx and David J. Doerge, have distinguished themselves through their commitment to teaching excellence, scholarship, and mentorship of students, and have been granted tenure effective in the 2008-09 academic year. Additionally, Dr. John D. Robeson has been promoted to associate professor of mathematics. […]

Cedar Rapids Native March Returns to ‘Hometown’
On Campus / Summer 2008

Cedar Rapids Native March Returns to ‘Hometown’

Fr. Nick March has traveled the world, visited cultures other than his own, and lived for four years in Rome, Italy, where he attended the North American College while preparing for his ordination into the priesthood. This summer, March will return to his hometown of Cedar Rapids to begin in […]

Chaplain with 'Hearty Laugh' Bids Farewell
Feature / On Campus / Summer 2008

Chaplain with 'Hearty Laugh' Bids Farewell

He is known to hum and sing lines from songs by The Who and Steve Miller Band as he strolls across campus. His love of jazz musician Miles Davis and country singer Johnny Cash are legendary. His jolly laugh and flat-top haircut are instantly recognizable, as is the passion he […]