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Anything but ordinary – Editor’s Note

From left to right: Kelli Sanders, Sara Baughman and Lisa Lafler ’93- part of the Communications and Marketing Department I wish I could have had all of you readers with me for the interviews I conducted with the students, alumni, faculty and staff who are featured in the Summer 2014 Mount Mercy...
Summer 2014 | From the Editor | Read More

New programs open doors of opportunity for career goals

New programs open doors of opportunity for career goals
It’s been an exciting spring of academic growth for graduate and undergraduate programming at Mount Mercy. Two new graduate degrees, a new graduate area of emphasis, two accelerated undergraduate programs in healthcare and a new traditional undergraduate major in actuarial science are creating new...
Summer 2014 | Academics | Read More

Friends and family reconnect with Touhey

Friends and family reconnect with Touhey
Kevin Touhey has lived on the East Coast for nearly 30 years, so he hadn’t seen much of his Mount Mercy family since leaving Cedar Rapids in 1985. But that didn’t stop friends and family from gathering at Hennessey Recreation Center last winter to reconnect with the former men’s basketball...
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A Story Untold: Senior history project introduces student to late grandfather’s heroic past

A Story Untold: Senior history project introduces student to late grandfather’s heroic past
On June 6, 2014, our nation remembered the 70th commemoration of D-Day and honored the few remaining veterans who experienced WWII. For one recent Mount Mercy alumnus, this year’s passing of the Omaha Beach anniversary carried with it a meaning more profound than he could have imagined. What started...
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Class Notes

  Achievements Maury Thompson ’84 Assistant County Manager, Johnson County Developmental Supports, Olathe, Kansas. Wendy (West) Northcutt ’88 Program Manager, Pearson, Iowa City, Iowa. Amy (Osenbaugh) Brinkmeyer ’94 Inducted into the Linn-Mar High School Athletic Hall of Fame on January 31,...
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Campus reflects on how WWI made today through a series of events this fall

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,...
Summer 2014 | On Campus | Read More

Ten alumni form Mount Mercy’s first Young Alumni Council

In an effort to recognize and support young alumni while connecting them to their alma mater, Josie Takes, alumni relations coordinator, helped create Mount Mercy University’s Young Alumni Council. Young Alumni Council members for the 2014-2015 are: Michael Kaduce ’09 – President Maria Upmeyer...
Summer 2014 | Alumni | Read More

Service: The Mount Mercy way

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 change...
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First male track & field all-American, four straight no-hitters highlight spring sports season

First male track & field all-American, four straight no-hitters highlight spring sports season
Senior Nathan Stern became the first male track & field all-American in school history in May, finishing seventh in the shot put at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Ala. Stern was one of three Mustangs competing at nationals....
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MBA grad lives Mercy values through mentorship

MBA grad lives Mercy values through mentorship
Mount Mercy University promises students a practical education that inspires them to discover knowledge, build community and lead courageous lives. Elements of Mercy values like compassionate service are weaved throughout program curriculums, giving students a choice – learn and move on, or learn and...
Spring 2014 | Alumni | Read More