Mount Mercy University, Coe College and United Way of East Central Iowa are partnering with the Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) and Kids Against Hunger to help feed the hungry for this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
Mount Mercy welcomed 20 freshmen into the STEPS (Striving Towards Engaged and Purposeful Servant-Leadership) program during a special induction ceremony on Thursday, January 3, in Mount Mercy’s Stello Performance Hall.
Mount Mercy University, Coe College and United Way of East Central Iowa are partnering with Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) and Kids Against Hunger to help feed the hungry for this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 21.
Mount Mercy University students teamed up with Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America to mentor area Scouts throughout the spring semester, culminating in a special campout that was held May 11-13 on Mount Mercy’s campus.
Mount Mercy University students traveled to Port Ministries in Chicago over spring break to lend volunteer help and other support for the inner-city ministry. The group of students, faculty and staff left March 23 and returned March 31.
Mount Mercy University hosted a celebration ceremony in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 16. In his welcoming address, President Christopher Blake said it was not a coincidence this special event was being held at an institute of higher education, noting that King was an educated man, inspiring him to lead a movement for equal rights that would change the world.
Mount Mercy students, faculty and staff joined their classmates and colleagues for a morning set aside for community outreach and service to others on September 24. Teams joined forces and spread out into the community during the special outreach day, the final celebration of Mercy and Mission week activities on campus, which was observed September 18 – 24.
Two Mount Mercy University students are gearing up to spend their summers doing missionary work in Africa. Dia Brown, a junior nursing major from Urbandale, Iowa, will travel to Sierra Leone and work with a team at Jonathan House Ministries, a house for orphans. Elizabeth Brumm, a senior English major from Cedar Falls, Iowa, will travel to the small village of Dafor, Ghana as she joins forces with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS).
Mount Mercy students sacrificed a Saturday morning in order to reach out within the community and live out the call to serve during Spring Outreach. More than 60 students joined together in teams to perform tasks such as yard work, staining decks, cleaning and volunteering for Cedar Rapids' non-profits.
Mount Mercy University students are packing their bags, gathering tools, and preparing to depart on March 19 for the annual Alternative Spring Break service trip as they prepare to live out the institution's mission to serve those in need.
Mount Mercy University students are heading to New Orleans during winter break to participate in service work and hurricane recovery. More than ten students and two Campus Ministry staff members will be participating in the service trip, which is the sixth annual trip Mount Mercy students have made to aid in hurricane relief.
Mount Mercy University students, faculty and staff rolled up their sleeves for a Saturday of service during Mercy and Mission week, September 18-24. Nearly 50 members of the Mount Mercy community gave up a Saturday to volunteer at Habitat for Humanity, Prairiewoods, and the Catherine McAuley Center during a week-long celebration of Mount Mercy’s Mercy heritage and faith-inspired education.
Mount Mercy University will celebrate Mercy and Mission week with special events and service projects September 18 – 24. During this week in September, Mount Mercy celebrates its unique heritage and Mercy calling as we live out the call to serve and look to become a leader in values-driven education and outreach. Please join us for special community events that are free and open to the public.
Mount Mercy MBA students in Professor of Business Kathryn Coulter’s Business Ethics class partnered with the non-profit organization Kids Against Hunger to help raise money and package more than 6,000 meals for hunger relief efforts in Haiti.
In recognition of March as Social Work Month, Mount Mercy’s Social Work Organization and Social Work Program will host a student and alumni reception on Monday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall on the Mount Mercy College Campus.
Mount Mercy students are packing their bags, gathering tools, and preparing to depart on March 19 and 20 for Spring Break service trips as they prepare to live out the institution’s mission to serve those in need. More than 20 students and staff will leave on March 20 for a Spring Break service trip to San Juan, Texas March 20 – 28. The group will repair houses and construct homes for low-income families in the area during the annual trip.
Mount Mercy College has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.More than 1,000 Mount Mercy students participated in forms of community service last year, which included service projects both inside and outside their academic learning, which accumulated to more than 12,000 hours of service work.
In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Mount Mercy students set out to volunteer with local agencies dedicated to bettering the community through service and volunteerism. In all, more than 40 students volunteered their time and energy to serve in a variety of capacities, from mucking and gutting flood-effected houses with the Block by Block program, to painting and remodeling for Aid to Women.