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Three Mount Mercy students compete for The Irene Ryan Scholarship Award

Casey Gaul Jarod Heims Taylor Foster Three Mount Mercy University students were nominated to compete for The Irene Ryan Scholarship Award at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Region V Festival in January. Junior Taylor Foster of Cedar Rapids, senior Casey Gaul of Dyersville,...
Spring 2013 | Academics, Uncategorized | Read More

Lisa Lafler named assistant vice president for communications and marketing

Lisa Lafler ’93 was appointed assistant vice president for communications and marketing this winter. In her new role, Lafler leads Mount Mercy’s Office of Communications & Marketing in communications, marketing and public relations efforts. Lafler brings over 20 years of experience in marketing...
Spring 2013 | On Campus, Uncategorized | Read More

Giving the Gift of Hope

Giving the Gift of Hope
Ever since she was a child, Heather Miller ’09 has wanted to be a therapist. After a counselor eased her through a difficult time, she heard the call to help people and has been following it ever since. After graduating from Mount Mercy University with a degree in psychology, she is currently completing...
Spring 2012 | Alumni, Uncategorized | Read More

Ranson scholarship honors legacy on the court

Ranson scholarship honors legacy on the court
Forty years ago, an unlikely champion started Mount Mercy’s women’s basketball program – with stunning results. With almost no prior coaching experience, then Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Leonard Ranson (Dr. R.) created a legacy. Starting with a home court that consisted of what is now the McAuley...
Spring 2012 | On Campus, Uncategorized | Read More

A summer of new beginnings

Regrettably, it’s been a while since I last blogged about the Mount Mercy Magazine, life on campus and our latest shenanigans finding the stories that best represent Mount Mercy. I figured it was high time that I weighed back in. Like many of Mount Mercy faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends,...
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Picking the right dance partner

Picking the right dance partner
Every now and then (if you’re lucky), you have one of those “a ha” moments that justifies something you’re doing in your life or work. I was lucky enough to have one of those moments last night at the”Women of Influence” event hosted by the Corridor Business Journal. My...
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A watched pot…

As I’ve blogged on these pages before and for those who know me well (okay, for those who just know me), I’ve never been an incredibly patient person. If something is scheduled to be completed in 10 minutes, I’m likely standing outside your office door after minute eight. If I drive...
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Lights, camera, action: Operation Passion starring Paul Gavin

If there is one truism that I see displayed constantly at Mount Mercy, it’s that our students, alumni, faculty, and staff have an unwavering passion for this institution. In the last 24 hours that has been proven and re-proven to me, most eloquently by members of our men’s basketball team...
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Missing the forest for the trees

The other day over lunch, a friend of mine said to me, “You know, I’ve been meaning to tell you this for a few weeks now. Sometimes your eyes seem really dialated; sometimes your pupils are huge, abnormally so. I’ve noticed it for a while but keep forgetting to tell you.” I guess...
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An ugly 12-letter word: perseverance

I’ve been thinking a lot about perseverance lately. It can be a hauntingly ugly, nasty 12-letter word. The noun is officially defined as “steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.” Well, that...
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