Posts Tagged ‘biology’

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

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...
Spring 2012 | Academics | Read More

Opening doors to research possibilities

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...
Summer 2011 | Academics | Read More

Relationships key to landing high-placement internships

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...
Spring 2011 | | Read More

Science and Silly String

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...
Fall 2010 | Alumni | Read More

Jaszcz remembered for love of students, outdoors

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...
Fall 2010 | On Campus | Read More

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;...

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Going Green With Grease

Going Green With Grease
Can the amount of French fries consumed in the Mount Mercy Dining Center positively impact the environment, increase the educational opportunities for students and reduce institutional costs? It sure can — just ask Will Kirkland. Kirkland, Ph.D., and a small group of natural science students have...
Fall 2009 | On Campus | Read More

Scholar connects lab research to classroom innovation

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 to the...
Summer 2009 | Academics | Read More

Bernstein encourages student exploration & research

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 senior...
Summer 2008 | Academics | Read More