Posts Tagged ‘service’

Students find renewed purpose in Belize

Students find renewed purpose in Belize
Service beyond self—in addition to a top-quality education, it’s what Mount Mercy strives to instill in all students. Life-changing experiences in the small country of Belize have opened the eyes of graduates and undergraduates alike, in a beautiful example of service beyond self in action. “So,...
Summer 2014 | Academics | 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...
Summer 2014 | On Campus | Read More

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

Giving the gift of imagination, reading

Giving the gift of imagination, reading
In late May, just days after Mount Mercy’s 2013 Commencement ceremonies, the students at St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlin, South Dakota, received a welcome visit from a Mount Mercy student (David Stemper, ‘14), a very recent alumna (Katrina Prudue, ‘13), their professor (Dr. Norma Linda...
Spring 2014 | Academics | Read More

Service: A common denominator

A service-minded institution can look like many things. Service can be reflected in a mission statement or capitalized by service-oriented curriculum. It can be the job of a single campus department, or better yet, it can be woven into the fabric of the entire institution. What does a mission of service...
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Professor’s life sweetened by ‘little brother’

Professor’s life sweetened by ‘little brother’
“Do you think we should be worried about folks stealing our secret recipe?” Professor of Social Work Rick Zingher waits for nine-year-old Jarrett to ponder the question. The two are standing at Zingher’s kitchen counter, with lemons, sugar and cutting utensils neatly arranged before them as they...
Summer 2011 | On Campus | Read More

Students deliver life, hope in Philippines

Students deliver life, hope in Philippines
There is a flurry of activity. People rush in and out, fetching instruments. Adrenaline is pumping and the tiny room is filled with a mixture of excitement, awe, and nervousness. Medical training and instincts kick in. And then a baby cries. Witnessing the birth of a baby is nothing short of miraculous....
Summer 2011 | On Campus | Read More

Graduate called to serve in South Africa

Graduate called to serve in South Africa
Molly Weldon Lengeman relies on her faith every day as she serves as teacher and mentor to neglected and sick children in Kokstad, South Africa. When she graduated from Mount Mercy in 2009 with degrees in psychology and fine arts, she never imagined that she would be called to serve nearly 9,100 miles...
Summer 2011 | Alumni | Read More

Eagle Scout continues life of service on campus

Eagle Scout continues life of service on campus
Ben Wood learned early the impact that one person can have on a community and its people. The Mount Mercy junior was born in Cedar Rapids but moved with his parents, Joel and Cheryl Wood, to Cascade, Iowa when he was two years old. It was in that small community that Ben would join the Cub Scouts, Boy...
Summer 2011 | On Campus | Read More

Student-athletes build unity through service

The teammates stood shoulder to shoulder in a house decimated by floodwaters. They knocked down walls, ripped apart wiring, and made plans for what to tackle next. There was a steely determination in every movement and a constant race against the quickly fading daylight. Head cross country coach Ryan...
Summer 2011 | Athletics | Read More