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Three Mount Mercy students compete for The Irene Ryan Scholarship Award
Academics / Uncategorized / Spring 2013

Three Mount Mercy students compete for The Irene Ryan Scholarship Award

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, Iowa, and junior Jarod Heims of Monticello, Iowa, were selected […]

Lisa Lafler named assistant vice president for communications and marketing
On Campus / Uncategorized / Spring 2013

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 and management to the position. She was […]

Giving the Gift of Hope
Alumni / Uncategorized / Spring 2012

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 […]

Ranson scholarship honors legacy on the court
On Campus / Uncategorized / Spring 2012

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 Theater, Dr. […]

Creatures of Habit
Uncategorized / From the Editor

Creatures of Habit

It was foggy, rainy and mostly gloomy in Cedar Rapids this past weekend. Given that January 1 slid by without me uttering a single commitment about working out and returning to the gym (I eschew News Years Resolutions), I decided that some cardio and weight-lifting would get my endorphins circulating […]

The small blessings of 'unsung heroes'
Uncategorized / From the Editor

The small blessings of 'unsung heroes'

Just this past weekend I had the pleasure of visiting friends Amanda and Gabe in Denver and Boulder, respectively. I was excited about the short three-day vacation because I was able to use frequent flier miles to nab a free plane ticket and I had not previously visited these friends […]