Post Tagged with: "community"

New faces of MMU – Fr. Tony
On Campus / Fall 2015

New faces of MMU – Fr. Tony

Rev. Anthony Adawu (lovingly known as Father Tony), arrived at Mount Mercy in August and immediately set to work as the school’s first full-time chaplain in almost six years. As residential chaplain, Father Tony is creating and maintaining a pastoral presence to persons of all faiths throughout the campus community. He […]

Blankets for babies
On Campus / Spring 2010

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, […]

Mount Mercy students showcase community outreach during Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
On Campus / Spring 2010

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 with the Block by Block […]

Do Porta-Pottys Freeze?
From the Editor

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 Rapids that is […]

MBA Scholars Create, Nurture Community Partnerships
Academics / Fall 2009

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 decisions that will sustain their businesses […]

Students document a city's resolve during flood crisis
On Campus / Summer 2009

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 […]

On Campus / Summer 2009

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 […]

Bossard '05 Receives Law Enforcement Award
Alumni / Summer 2009

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 ways of accomplishing […]

On Campus / Winter 2009

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 we hosted on campus this fall was […]

Golobics' Generosity Benefits Students
Academics / Winter 2009

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 will remain […]

Track, Cross Country Coach Rises Above Flood Waters
Archives / On Campus / Fall 2008

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 […]

Archives / On Campus / Fall 2008

Nursing Professor Lends Expertise to Flood Victims

When Professor of Nursing Nancy Brauhn learned that local shelters were in need of volunteers to help families cope with the mental anxieties brought about by the devastating flood, she recognized that she was being called to lend assistance in her area of expertise. Brauhn, who teaches psychiatric nursing and […]

Mustangs Aid in Flood Relief Efforts
Archives / On Campus / Fall 2008

Mustangs Aid in Flood Relief Efforts

When Mount Mercy students, faculty, and staff heard of the urgent need for sandbaggers in the small town of Palo, Iowa on June 11, they immediately began organizing teams to lend a hand to fight the rising flood waters bearing down on that local community. Dressed in green Mount Mercy […]