Posts Tagged ‘Sisters of Mercy’

Community garden project teaches sustainability and life lessons

Community garden project teaches sustainability and life lessons
We’ve all heard the saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” But when a mini-grant provided by the Sisters of Mercy, a community garden, and a summer of hard work gave students in the Students in Human Resource Management Club (SIHRM) tomatoes … and hot peppers, onions and a wide...
Spring 2014 | On Campus | Read More

Saying goodbye to oldest living alumna

Sister Veronica Gorman Mount Mercy’s oldest living alumna, Sister Veronica Gorman, RSM, passed away on January 20, 2012, at age 101. Services were held at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, by the Rev. Gerald Condon. A 1931 graduate of Mount Mercy Junior College, she was a muchloved member of the Mount...
Summer 2012 | Alumni | Read More

Seven Sisters of Mercy celebrate jubilees

Seven Sisters of Mercy celebrated jubilees on June 10 during a reception at Sacred Heart Convent, representing a combined total of 425 years of service. Sisters celebrating jubilees include: Sister Roseline Kos JC’48; Sister Mary Wilma Wolf JC’43; Sister Genevieve Birchard JC’40; Sister Mary Alice...
Summer 2012 | Alumni | Read More

Welcoming God in strangers

Welcoming God in strangers
“People often tell me how depressing it must be working with refugees,” said Sister Marilyn Lacey. “And I always tell them, ‘Do I look depressed?’” The woman addressing the crowd of students, faculty, staff and community members wore a bright smile as she delivered her keynote address, “Mercy...
Spring 2012 | On Campus | Read More

Grotto restoration continues on campus

Grotto restoration continues on campus
Like a favorite room in your house, every campus has a special place. For Mount Mercy, that place is Our Lady of Sorrows Grotto, or simply, the grotto. “An alum once told me that Mount Mercy’s grotto is the best kept secret in Cedar Rapids,” says Professor of Art Jane Gilmor, M.F.A., who has dedicated...
Spring 2012 | On Campus | Read More

Celebrating and re-branding Mount Mercy University

Celebrating and re-branding Mount Mercy University
With the impending launch of University status in August 2010, in 2009–10 the efforts of the institution focused on the rebranding of Mount Mercy as a university, rather than a college. The branding strategy for Mount Mercy University comes from a nearly four-year evaluation of the institution’s...
Fall 2010 | On Campus | Read More

Alumna hits centennial milestone

Alumna hits centennial milestone
When Sr. Veronica Gorman graduated from Mount Mercy Junior College in 1931, the price of a gallon of gas was 10 cents. Thomas Edison had just submitted his last patent application, Al Capone had just been sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax evasion, and the Star Spangled Banner was officially adopted...
Fall 2010 | Alumni | Read More

Sr. Mary Lawrence Hallagan's vision

Sr. Mary Lawrence Hallagan's vision
Sr. Mary Lawrence Hallagan’s reputation as a visionary is not without merit — her dedication and leadership led to the development of fundamental pillars of education and healthcare in the Cedar Rapids community. Hallagan’s vision and ideas have sprung into solid foundations that touch the integral...
Fall 2010 | Alumni | Read More

Sisters of Mercy celebrate lifelong service

Eight Sisters of Mercy recently celebrated milestone anniversaries. Celebrating 60 years as Sisters of Mercy are Sister Mary Ann Shimek, Sister M. Gertrude Keefe, Sister Mary Irene Burns, Sister Pauline Fox, and Sister Elizabeth Derga. Celebrating golden jubilees of 50 years are Sister M. Rebecca Fidler,...
Fall 2010 | On Campus | Read More

Strumming a Mercy tune

Strumming a Mercy tune
Ashley Benter desperately wanted to learn to play the guitar. So the psychology major from Mount Vernon, Iowa approached Sr. Shari Sutherland ’71, executive director for Mercy mission and identity, whom she had watched play the guitar during Mass and other Campus Ministry events. A friendship and mutual...
Fall 2010 | On Campus | Read More