March 31, 2014 - 2:53pm
Mount Mercy University Assistant Professor of Business Dr. Dina Clark traveled to the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business – Southeast USA Chapter in Atlanta  to present “The Challenge of Implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards: Russian Case” on Oct. 26, 2013. International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are intended to streamline business affairs into a language that is understandable at a global level.
Guest speaker Zach Wahls, author and advocate
March 31, 2014 - 2:47pm
Mount Mercy University will welcome Iowa City author and marriage equality and family advocate Zach Wahls to campus on Wednesday, April 2 as part of the university’s Social Work Reads program.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Joe Nguyen
March 31, 2014 - 2:38pm
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Joe Nguyen, Ph.D. will receive the Distinguished Iowa Science Teaching Award during an Iowa Academy of Science banquet in Fort Dodge on April 11, 2014. Professor Nguyen was nominated by Mount Mercy colleagues in recognition of his exemplary work and innovative teaching style. Nguyen, a distinguished researcher, joined Mount Mercy’s faculty in 2010 and has received numerous honors during his academic career including the Ray Q. Brewster Teaching Award. 
March 27, 2014 - 3:09pm
When the Pomp and Circumstance March is over and the tassels have switched sides, what happens next? Mount Mercy University and TaxACT are teaming up to educate soon-to-be college grads on the next chapter: life after graduation. “There are several things students aren’t entirely sure about when they leave the routines of college life,” stated Josie Takes, Mount Mercy alumni relations coordinator. “This day-long event is designed to help them collect valuable information before they leave Mount Mercy and enter the workforce.”
Director of Campus Ministry William Mulcahey
March 27, 2014 - 10:28am
Director of Campus Ministry William Mulcahey taught Class XVII in the Archdiocese of Dubuque, “The Four Gospels of the New Testament,” at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo. The Feb. 2014 class of 22 contained 11 candidates for the permanent diaconate. Mulcahey has also lead two educational retreats. On Dec. 31, 2013, he hosted the Sisters of Mercy and Mercy Associates at Sacred Heart Convent for their traditional end-of-year retreat day. The topic was transitioning into the New Year with the Gospel according to Matthew and the joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis.
March 25, 2014 - 5:27pm
Three writers from Mount Mercy University’s English department read portions of their in-progress memoirs at NewBo Books on March 13, 2014. Professor of English Mary Vermillion, Adjunct Writing Specialist Benjamin Thiel and Adjunct Writing Instructor Kim Flugga-Ciha ‘11 shared as part of the store’s March is for Memoirs celebration.
March 20, 2014 - 10:03am
Joy Ochs, professor of English and honors program director, has been granted a Mellon Fellowship and will travel to India in June 2014 to attend the ASIANetwork Faculty Enhancement Program (ANFEP). The three-week seminar and field study will examine rapid globalization, environmental threats, and cultural responses in the Indian cities of Chennai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad. ASIANetwork is a consortium of North American colleges working to strengthen Asian studies within liberal arts. Ochs looks forward to incorporating her learnings at Mount Mercy.
March 19, 2014 - 5:00pm
When Michael Kutcher ‘02 graduated from Mount Mercy with degrees in management and finance, he didn’t plan on a career in public speaking.  After an eye-opening encounter with a five-year-old living with pronounced cerebral palsy – a condition Kutcher shares in mild form – Michael decided to let life lead him toward his true calling: motivational speaking.
March 17, 2014 - 3:15pm
Carol Tyx, associate professor of English, has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize for her book of poetry, Rising to the Rim. Published by Brick Road Poetry Press in 2013, Rising to the Rim is the second collection of poems for Tyx, a Mount Mercy faculty for twelve years. Enjoy a reading from the work on the University’s YouTube channel.
March 14, 2014 - 5:49pm
Nursing graduate Stephanie Nibaur ’13 was accepted into Mercy Volunteer Corps as a 2013-2014 volunteer. As part of the Catholic Volunteer Network of AmeriCorps, the Mercy volunteers work to foster social change in impoverished or disadvantaged areas of the United States and South America. Volunteers are placed for one year, working in the realms of health, education and social work. Nibaur is serving in St. Michaels, Ariz., a remote community in the Navajo Nation. She is working with residents to help them soar to their full potential.
March 5, 2014 - 11:37am
Immigration reform is a priority for the United States Bishops and the Sisters of Mercy. This issue is currently receiving national attention, and there are some indications that there could be progress soon.  As a Mercy institution of higher learning, it seems appropriate for Mount Mercy to spend some energy during Lent to raise awareness on these issues and encourage prayer and advocacy. The following outlines what activities will take place during Lent that will encourage reflection on Immigration as a Mount Mercy campus.

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