News Archive : President Blake

December 21, 2012 - 2:53pm
On the one week anniversary of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, President Christopher Blake joined seven other Iowa college presidents – and hundreds throughout the nation – in calling for increased gun control. The open letter to President Barack Obama demands an end to the gun show loophole, a ban on military-style semi-automatic assault weapons, a requirement for customer safety standards for all guns, and the opposition to legislation that would allow guns on college campuses and in classrooms. 
September 14, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy University announced today that enrollment numbers for its graduate and accelerated student populations continue to rise. Total graduate students for Fall 2010 is 202, up from 168 in Fall 2009. Mount Mercy’s adult accelerated student population totals 368 students, up from 366 in last Fall 2009.
August 25, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy College officially re-designated as Mount Mercy University during a press conference on August 23, 2010. President Christopher Blake and Chair of the Board of Trustees Charlie Rohde signed the University Charter, establishing Mount Mercy’s transition to Iowa’s newest university, and the state’s only Mercy university. 
August 6, 2010 - 1:00am
On Monday, August 23, Mount Mercy College will become Iowa’s newest university and the state’s only Mercy university as it makes the historic transition to Mount Mercy University. 
July 27, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy has been recognized in the Center for Student Opportunity’s 2011 College Access & Opportunity Guide, a comprehensive college guidebook designed to help low-income, first-generation college-bound students make their college dreams a reality. Mount Mercy is highlighted as an institution making strides in outreach efforts, financial aid opportunities and student support services in an effort to attract and retain students who might otherwise miss a higher education opportunity.
October 22, 2009 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy President Dr. Christopher Blake has contributed a chapter to the new book, President to President: Views on Technology in Higher Education, Vol II. Blake’s chapter, “Advancement: Connecting to Constituencies Inside and Out,” explores how mission, connections, purpose and data are crucial in advancement endeavors. Blake focuses on the intriguing connections between facts and relationships, head and heart, and intuition and information within the realms of data and constituents. 

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