December 17, 2013 - 12:10pm
Preparing for the holidays can be nerve-wracking due to the heightened call of time and attention. Numerous activities occur within a short period of time: parties, shopping, cooking and family gatherings. When impractical expectations are combined with poor coping strategies, the result can be stress, anxiety or depression. Student Therapist Deanna Engrav of Mount Mercy’s Gerald & Audrey Olson Marriage & Family Therapy Clinic offers the following tips to help cope with the season’s potential stressors:
December 16, 2013 - 10:16am
State legislators met with representatives from area private colleges to discuss the impact of the Iowa Tuition Grant on Nov. 22. Mount Mercy students Amanda Mayotte and Cassie Paulson joined Interim President Norm Nielsen and Director of Financial Aid Bethany Rinderknecht as councils for the university.
December 12, 2013 - 3:17pm
“It’s an invigorating day for the Church and Mount Mercy as a Catholic University” responds Director of Campus Ministry Bill Mulcahey to the Dec. 11 announcement of Pope Francis, The People’s Pope as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. Since becoming leader of the Catholic Church less than a year ago, Pope Francis has shown a spirit of mercy and compassion that has inspired the world and transcended denominations.
Terri Crumley
December 11, 2013 - 11:14am
Terri Snyders Crumley, D.M.A., joined Mount Mercy University as dean of admissions on Dec. 2. Terri comes to the university with over 20 years of service in higher education and more than 12 years of experience in college admissions. “Terri has a wealth of knowledge in the college recruiting realm from both the private and public higher education perspectives,” states Rob Callahan, Mount Mercy’s vice president for enrollment management. “We’re privileged to have an enthusiastic and skilled leader like her at Mount Mercy.”
December 6, 2013 - 9:27am
Laurie M. Hamen, J.D., a higher education veteran with nearly 30 years of experience in student affairs, enrollment management, athletics, academics and grant procurement, will be Mount Mercy University’s ninth president.
December 3, 2013 - 4:49pm
Giving Tuesday is a campaign to unite charitable givers in supporting causes in the spirit of the holiday season. This Dec. 3 marks the second annual #GivingTuesday movement, and Mount Mercy faculty, staff and students took a moment to express how truly valued gifts to our university are… “Every year there are students who wouldn't be able to attend without financial aid and scholarship support. Private gifts help provide scholarships which is literally sometimes the difference between whether or not a student can attend.”
December 3, 2013 - 3:45pm
Mount Mercy University is partnering with Regis Middle School and Center Point-Urbana schools to implement a Professional Development School (PDS) model for teacher preparation. This program provides university education majors the opportunity to apply the theory and content they are learning in their classes directly into the district classrooms. In turn, K-12 students benefit from additional instruction and support provided by Mount Mercy’s teacher interns. Mount Mercy is one of only a few of colleges in the state participating in a collaboration like this to date.
December 3, 2013 - 3:43pm
Mount Mercy’s Assistant Professor of Education Jennie Schmidt, Ph.D., recently traveled to St. Louis to present “Pre-Service Learning Across the Curriculum” at the National Council for the Social Studies annual conference. The research compiled by Schmidt, along with Mount Mercy’s Dr. Norma-Linda Mattingly and Dr. Jan Rohner, focused on the cross-curricular connections made between social studies methods and reading language arts methods of education. More than 3,500 attended this 93rd conference of social studies educators.
December 2, 2013 - 4:03pm
When the final scores were tallied at May City Bowl on Nov. 11, team Emil’s Hideaway had rolled a city league record breaker. Four of the five teammates are part of Mount Mercy University’s family. Head Bowling Coach Glenn Healy, his son and Mustang bowler Daniel Healy, Lead Groundskeeper Victor Kies, accelerated student Scot Reed, along with fellow community member Mike Palumbo rolled an incredible 1365, toppling the city league record by 44 pins.

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