In this Issue 


Honoring Value in Every Person and Every Story

Eden Wales Freedman, assistant professor of English, builds an interdisciplinary diversity studies program, where students can contemplate and cross-examine diversity components, linking them to their courses of study.


Raising Awareness About Human Trafficking in Iowa

Taylor Houston, assistant professor of sociology, partners with Kaitlin Gregerson ’19 to identify and gather information about the individuals, professionals, and organizations providing human trafficking victim services in Iowa.


Students Help Advance a Rich and Varied World of Academic Research

Mount Mercy prides itself on the experiential learning opportunities afforded to its students, on and off campus. Undergraduate students working on faculty-led research projects demonstrate the scope of science topics being tackled.


Celebrating Published Works

The MMU community recognizes work creating an impact.


A Voice for the Victim

Marion Police Lt. Scott Elam ’16 MA demonstrates Mercy compassion, giving crime victims a voice and helping them navigate the justice system.


Goodness and Mercy

Andy Hayward ’06 helps prisoners at the Anamosa State Penitentiary earn their high school degrees.


Bernstein Named Distinguished Fellow

Neil Bernstein, professor of biology, won the prestigious Distinguished Fellow award from the Iowa Academy of Science.


The Power of Pushing the Limits

From student to assistant professor of business and interim dean of students, Nate Klein ’07 exemplifies Mercy values and makes a positive impact.


Religious Studies Program Evolves

The updated program better accommodates students with multiple majors and facilitates a better understanding of self, relationships, and one's place within the world.


Mount Mercy Hosts Iowa’s First MakerNurse Workshop

Nurses created out-of-the-box solutions to solve workplace challenges and address patient discomfort.


Olson Gift Positions MFT Program for Substantial Growth

The Olsons’ $1 million gift to establish an endowed chair in the MFT program will enable cutting-edge teaching, research, and leadership, and attract exceptional students along with nationwide recognition.