Post Tagged with: "biology"

Making an impact — in the field + on the field
Academics / Athletics / Fall 2015

Making an impact — in the field + on the field

For Mount Mercy University sophomore and Cedar Rapids native Meleah Baloch, turtles and turf are opening whole new worlds of learning. The gifted biology major is also an accomplished soccer player with aspirations of becoming a neurosurgeon. Mount Mercy provides the perfect setting for science and soccer. Baloch spent the […]

Med Lab Students Discover Secret to Thriving in High-Stress Environments
Academics / Spring 2012

Med Lab Students Discover Secret to Thriving in High-Stress Environments

Calm under pressure. Cool customers. Unfazed in high-stress environments. Mount Mercy seniors Amanda Walker Mikita and Sossity Davis embody these characteristics. They are required to be: it’s their job. As Medical Laboratory Science interns with St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Mikita and Davis are two of the unsung heroes […]

Opening doors to research possibilities
Academics / Archives / Summer 2011

Opening doors to research possibilities

Mount Mercy University students will have even greater opportunities to pursue research and collaborate with faculty on research projects thanks to the new Undergraduate Research Laboratory, funded in part by a $125,000 grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust. With additional contributions from the University, Mount Mercy’s Natural and […]

Relationships key to landing high-placement internships
Spring 2011

Relationships key to landing high-placement internships

Mount Mercy’s Strategic Plan may be a document that Ian Ster ’12 will never read, but he has benefited directly from the institution’s re-dedication to enhancing student experiences, including academic field experiences, internships and study abroad opportunities. Ster, a biology major from Marion, Iowa, has participated in two unique field […]

Science and Silly String
Alumni / Fall 2010

Science and Silly String

They say a classroom can open doors to the world — but what if your teacher brings the world to your classroom? Davenport High School Science Department Head Laura McCreery ’03 strives to give her students “light-bulb” moments, especially if it means taking her class outside the traditional four-walled classroom. […]

Jaszcz remembered for love of students, outdoors
On Campus / Fall 2010

Jaszcz remembered for love of students, outdoors

The Mount Mercy community united in mourning to mark the unexpected death of Frank Jaszcz, Ph.D., who died following a fishing accident in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming on July 15. Jaszcz had retired after the 2009–10 academic year, and was beginning his retirement with his wife, Margaret, after serving […]

Anatomy of a Photo Shoot
From the Editor

Anatomy of a Photo Shoot

Tonight is what I jokingly refer to as “photo shoot eve.” “Photo shoot eve” differs from that “other eve” — Christmas Eve — in that I’m not awaiting the arrival of a bearded, rotund man clad in red velvet accompanied by a pack of flying reindeer; instead I’m praying that […]

Going Green With Grease
Feature / On Campus / Fall 2009

Going Green With Grease

Grease is greener than it seems. Learn how Mount Mercy is powering up and moving away from petroleum.

Scholar connects lab research to classroom innovation
Academics / Feature / Summer 2009

Scholar connects lab research to classroom innovation

Sit down to chat with Dr. Alesia Hruska-Hageman and you know instantly why she traded the research laboratory for the classroom: she is a teacher at heart. As she enthusiastically explains the intricacies of DNA, RNA, proteins and the structure of a cell, you realize you are witnessing her gift […]

Bernstein encourages student exploration & research
Academics / Feature / Summer 2008

Bernstein encourages student exploration & research

When Professor of Biology Neil Bernstein finished his doctoral work in 1982 and was ready to begin his career, he realized that Mount Mercy would be an excellent institution in which to teach, focus on his research, and make a difference in students’ lives. Twenty-six years later Bernstein is a […]