November 18, 2014 - 5:07pm
Fifteen Mount Mercy freshmen in Dr. Norma Linda Mattingly’s portal class, Immigrants and Literacy, visited Taylor Elementary School in Cedar Rapids on Oct.17 to read storybooks to children in preschool through fourth grade. They volunteered during Mount Mercy’s Fall Break to participate in the America Reads Challenge, a national initiative to improve the reading skills of elementary-age children. The challenge has been going strong across the country since 1996.
November 17, 2014 - 10:58am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to host Audrey Boone Tillman, executive vice president and general counsel for Aflac Incorporated, on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Sisters of Mercy University Center. Tillman will be the keynote speaker for the university’s annual Barbara Knapp Speaker Series, an event named in honor of Mount Mercy Board of Trustee Barbara Knapp whose family founded Securities Corporation of Iowa. The series hosts influential speakers on business-related topics of benefit to the campus and greater community.
November 13, 2014 - 10:48am
In October, Mount Mercy University’s criminal justice program hosted local law officials in a panel conversation on police use of force policies in Cedar Rapids and Linn County. The conversation continues on Nov. 18 through a special workshop, Roll of the Dice, Diversity and the Community: A Special Look at Criminal Justice.
November 12, 2014 - 9:38am
Mount Mercy University and Kirkwood Community College have worked together for more than 15 years to provide students with top-quality education. On Friday, Nov. 14, the institutions continue their partnership by signing two new guaranteed admission agreements that will assist both veteran and international students in achieving affordable pathways to a four-year degree.
November 6, 2014 - 10:46am
Governor Branstad announced Mount Mercy University as one of three colleges to be named a Home Base Iowa Certified Higher Academic Military Partner (CHAMP) during a press conference in Des Moines on Oct. 27. The governor explained the partnerships will ensure that military personnel have the higher education support needed to achieve future educational goals.
November 5, 2014 - 10:35am
In an effort to promote bicycling as a form of transportation and healthy living, Mount Mercy University has done a number of things to convert the campus to a bike-friendly space. These efforts have led Mount Mercy to receive an honorable mention in the Bicycle Friendly University category from the League of American Bicyclists, one of only two universities in Iowa to be recognized.
November 5, 2014 - 9:38am
Professor of Nursing Dr. Mary Tarbox will explore how the flu pandemic during WWI changed the world’s view of contagious diseases and treatment of disease in the course of her discussion “The Great Flu and Modern Medicine” on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy on Mount Mercy University’s campus.
November 4, 2014 - 11:07am
Students will get extra inspiration to break the boundaries of social comfort zones through a portal class project that encourages meeting new friends over lunch. On Wednesday, Nov. 5, Associate Professor of Education Norma Linda Mattingly’s portal class, Immigrants and Literacy: In Pursuit of the American Dream, will organize Mix It Up at Lunch Day. A nation-wide event launched by Teaching Tolerance, Mix It Up at Lunch Day encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries.
November 3, 2014 - 10:24am
Buelane Daughtery, a staple amongst Mount Mercy’s community for 31 years, was awarded professor emeritus this fall. Since her retirement as vice president of academic affairs in 2008, she has remained close to Mount Mercy’s nursing program. “Her ability to collaborate with other departments in the university was a special talent, and she helped keep the departments working well together for the success of the university and the students,” said Mary Tarbox, chair of the department of nursing.

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