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 take action. Because of a master’s […]
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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? 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
With Cedar Rapids inundated with 31 feet of flood water on June 12, it was difficult — if not impossible — to view the disaster as a learning experience. Staying true to its roots as an educational institution, in the weeks following the disaster Mount Mercy staff, faculty, and administration […]
During Mount Mercy’s recent Spring Break, 12 members of the campus community gave up their vacation to travel to St. Michaels, Arizona to volunteer within the Native American community. The Mount Mercy volunteers served at St. Michaels Association for Special Education (SMASE), a private special education school on the Navajo […]