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.
Mount Mercy students will showcase their exemplary academic projects on Tuesday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Lower Lundy Hall as part of Mount Mercy’s annual Undergraduate Scholars Day. The public is invited to attend and witness a wide variety of presentations from students showcasing work in English, chemistry, biology, computer science, nursing and psychology, among others.
Mount Mercy will exhibit the artwork of area high school students during a special exhibit at the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery April 19 – April 29. The exhibit will provide an opportunity to showcase the unique and distinctive artwork of local, young talent in the community, while allowing visitors to witness the results of art teachers’ devotion to cultivating creativity in their students.
Mount Mercy College will perform the musical Quack April 15 – 17 at 7:30 p.m. each evening, and April 18 at 1:30 p.m., at Mount Mercy’s McAuley Theatre. Tickets are $8.00 for the public and $6.00 for students and senior citizens. Group rates are available at the student price for groups of ten or more. The McAuley Theatre is located in the lower level of McAuley Hall on the Mount Mercy College campus. For more information call 319-363-8213 ext 1229.
Mount Mercy College will hold a Master of Arts in Education Information Session on Thursday, April 15 at 5:00 p.m. at Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall on the Mount Mercy campus. The application fee will be waived for all attendees.The MA in Education Information Session will include an overview of the accelerated format and curriculum of Mount Mercy’s graduate program, a question and answer session with current students and faculty, door prizes, information on Mount Mercy’s financial aid opportunities, and an optional campus tour.
Mount Mercy will welcome acclaimed Czech poet Sylva Fischerová for a special Q&A and Reading on April 14. The Q&A takes place at 3:30 p.m. in Basile Hall room 300, and the reading takes place at 7:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall. Both events are free and open to the public.
Mount Mercy College welcomes Holocaust survivor and author Isaac Levendel during a special forum on Tuesday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy, Busse Center on Mount Mercy’s campus. The forum, titled “Isaac Levendel: A Survivor’s Story,” is free and open to the public. Born in 1936 as the only son of a devout Jewish family of shopkeepers from Poland, Levendel’s family was changed forever during World War II and the Holocaust.
Mount Mercy College will host author and environmentalist Dr. John Francis, also known as the “Planetwalker,” for a Connections talk on Monday April 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy, Busse Center. The presentation, titled "Redefining Environment" is free and open to the public.
Mount Mercy College’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team won its thirteenth consecutive SIFE Regional Championship April 8 in Chicago. The Mount Mercy team advances to the SIFE National Competition to be held May 11-12 in Minneapolis. At this year’s Regional Competition, the Mount Mercy team beat squads from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The University of Toledo, Ohio, and Wilbur Wright College in Chicago.
Mount Mercy’s Busse Library presents “An Hour with a Poet” during its monthly book club, “Bring Your Own Book” on Friday, April 9 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Busse Library viewing room. Refreshments will be provided. This month Mount Mercy will welcome retired English Professor Jim McKean, Ph.D., to share information on the current projects he has underway. McKean will discuss his work in essays and poetry, as well as share his continued research on his family’s legacy in Olympic history.