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 […]
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As Mount Mercy continues to keep green initiatives top of mind, a new fellowship has been established to give sustainability initiatives in the classroom even more room to run. Professor of Biology Neil Bernstein, Ph.D., and Professor of English Joy Ochs, Ph.D., have been named the 2011–12 Educating for Sustainability […]
More than 30 years ago — long before sustainability, green technology and renewable resources were buzzwords — the Sisters of Mercy heralded an environmental movement on campus that is growing and thriving. In 1978 the Sisters planted more than 300 trees and shrubs on campus, followed by 290 more the […]
Eggplant, squash, sweet corn, strawberries, peppers, broccoli — these are just some of the healthy fruits and veggies that consumers have at their disposal by choosing the countryside over the corner grocery. Community Supported Agriculture farms (CSAs) are an attractive option for consumers who want to purchase a “share” of […]
Mount Mercy’s honors students are known as outside-the-box thinkers and ambitious learners. For Morgan Filbert, a senior English and history major from Cedar Rapids, his experience as an honor student took on new meaning when he traveled to Acadia National Park in Mount Desert Island, Maine last summer for an […]