Posts Tagged ‘community’

Blankets for babies

Blankets for babies
When there is a need in the community, even a “baby” one, Mount Mercy students meet it. In keeping with the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, students who reside in collegeowned housing are encouraged to participate in a service project. Junior Mikael DeVilbiss, a Resident Assistant (RA) from Ossian,...
Spring 2010 | On Campus | Read More

Mount Mercy students showcase community outreach during Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Mount Mercy students showcase community outreach during Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January, Mount Mercy students volunteered with local agencies dedicated to bettering the community through service and volunteerism. In all, more than 40 students volunteered in a variety of capacities, from mucking and gutting flooddamaged houses...
Spring 2010 | On Campus | Read More

Do Porta-Pottys Freeze?

Do Porta-Pottys freeze? It’s not a question that I’d ever pondered until this past Saturday. Why? Because I’d never needed to. My friend and colleague Jenifer Hanson uttered it from the passenger-side seat of my warm, toasty SUV. We were motoring through a section of downtown Cedar...

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MBA Scholars Create, Nurture Community Partnerships

MBA Scholars Create, Nurture Community Partnerships
In the last two years, Mount Mercy’s Master of Business Administration students have contributed to the rich, diverse  campus life. Through outreach to local organizations, MBA students have earned a reputation as a resource for helping business leaders make strategic investments and sound, data-driven...
Fall 2009 | Academics | Read More

Students document a city's resolve during flood crisis

Students document a city's resolve during flood crisis
Unforgettable teaching opportunities can spring from tragedy and triumph. English professors Dr. Jim Grove and Dr. Joy Ochs found themselves amid a once in a lifetime event when the June 2008 flood hit Eastern Iowa. As experienced educators, they were able to draw upon the catastrophe to create a unique...
Summer 2009 | On Campus | Read More

Mount Mercy Invited to Recap Flood Management at National Conference

The June 2008 floods offered Mount Mercy an unexpected opportunity to test its emergency management plan. Nearly one year later, Mount Mercy was given another chance — this time to showcase that plan to other colleges and universities, and to offer colleagues guidance on how to handle a natural disaster...
Summer 2009 | On Campus | Read More

Bossard '05 Receives Law Enforcement Award

Bossard '05 Receives Law Enforcement Award
Iowa City Police Officer Jeremy Bossard ’05 recently received the 2008 Richard W. “Dick” Lee Award. The award, established in 1999 in order to honor the life work of Captain Dick Lee, recognizes individuals for their professionalism, compassion for citizens and other officers, and unique and effective...
Summer 2009 | Alumni | Read More

Faculty, Student Groups Spearhead Community Engagement

This past fall members of the Mount Mercy community organized several public events to bring awareness to local, national, and international issues, including the economic crisis, public safety, immigration, and nuclear proliferation. “For a community of Mount Mercy’s size, the variety of programs...
Winter 2009 | On Campus | Read More

Golobics' Generosity Benefits Students

Golobics' Generosity Benefits Students
In GreatAmerica Leasing’s Human Resources Department, Tony and Magda Golobic have proudly hung the dozens of thank you notes they have received from Mount Mercy students. In the past five years the Golobics have given 40 named scholarships to Mount Mercy students, in the hope that the students...
Winter 2009 | Academics | Read More

Track, Cross Country Coach Rises Above Flood Waters

Track, Cross Country Coach Rises Above Flood Waters
Like many other residents in the Palo community, Ryan Scheckel never thought the water would reach his home. “I saw them sandbagging the supermarket and thought, ‘What in the world are they doing? The water is never going to get that high,’” says Scheckel, the head coach for men’s and women’s...
Fall 2008 | On Campus | Read More