The Mount Mercy Times, a student-run publication, won 11 awards at the annual Iowa College Media Association (ICMA) Better Newspaper contest during the ICMA and concurrent Iowa Newspaper Association annual conventions. This represents the most awards ever won during the ICMA competition by The Mount Mercy Times, breaking last year's record of eight awards.
This year's awards include four first-place recognitions, including a Best Editorial Leadership award for staff editorials.
Award highlights from content produced between November 1, 2009 and October 31, 2010 include:
The 2010-2011 staff members for The Mount Mercy Times include, Elizabeth Brumm, Campus Editor, from Cedar Falls, Iowa; Tom Cranston, Graphics Editor, from North Liberty, Iowa; Sophia Fuchs, Video Editor, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Amanda Kleitsch, Business Manager, from Readlyn, Iowa; Jennifer Koeninghain, Design Editor, from Marion, Iowa; Kayla McIntyre, Web Editor, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Jason Novack, Sports Editor, from Lakeview Minn; Cynthia Peterson, Editor in Chief, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Erich Pilcher, Multi-Media Producer, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Ryan Plegenkuhle, Managing Editor, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Jessica Rodman, Assistant Business Manager, from Mount Vernon, Iowa; Amy Stourac, News Editor, from West Amana, Iowa; and Associate Professor of Communication Joe Sheller, faculty advisor.