Mount Mercy’s student newspaper, the Mount Mercy Times, was the recipient of eight awards at the annual Iowa College Media Association (ICMA) Better Newspaper contest during the ICMA convention held in Des Moines on February 2.
For one hour students at Mount Mercy struggled to pay rent, put food on their tables, and maintain stable employment. The experience was part of a poverty simulation held on campus Sunday, January 22, which gave students a taste of real-life situations that are becoming all too familiar in today's society.
Mount Mercy University President Christopher Blake issued a statement today that Mount Mercy stands with the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and is in agreement with their statement released today concerning the regulatory mandate on contraception in affordable healthcare.
As stated on the Sisters of Mercy website:
Special memo from Mount Mercy President Christopher Blake:
Like many of you who are invested in higher education, I watched with interest President Obama's State of the Union address, in which he unmistakably threw the weight of his office firmly behind the issue of college affordability. This is a good thing for our country, our students and our colleges.
Mount Mercy students in the J-Term course Oral Interpretation gave theatrical performances ranging from humorous to philosophical during their final presentation on January 25. Performances included storytelling, prose, literary program, and readers' theatre.
Mount Mercy’s Acting Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Melody Graham and Interim Assistant Provost/Dean of Adult Programs Tom Castle were invited to serve as guest panelists during Congressman Bruce Braley’s forum on the state of higher education in America.
As Iowa gears up to participate in the Healthiest State Initiative and earn Cedar Rapids a placement in the Blue Zone Project, Mount Mercy is raising the level of awareness and campus support to help organizers reach their goal of becoming the healthiest state in the country by 2016.
Mount Mercy University welcomed two new members to its Board of Trustees this past fall, Dawn M. Bazarko and Ronald J. Herold. Both bring dynamic professional credentials and leadership experience to the Board.
Mount Mercy University hosted a celebration ceremony in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 16. In his welcoming address, President Christopher Blake said it was not a coincidence this special event was being held at an institute of higher education, noting that King was an educated man, inspiring him to lead a movement for equal rights that would change the world.
Mount Mercy University's Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Duff Ridgeway has been elected to the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VI Board of Directors for 2012-2015.
Mount Mercy University's Winter Term (J-Term) course "British Literature and Culture" will journey to England January 12 – 21 during a unique study abroad trip to absorb more fully the major works of British literature while also experiencing the art, history and cityscapes that produced them.
Mount Mercy art students will showcase their creative work alongside art students from Cornell College during the Marion Arts Council exhibit, "Collaboration: Work by Student Artists at Mount Mercy University and Cornell College."
Mount Mercy's student body has elected new Student Government Officials for the 2012 year.
The executive team of the Student Government Association (SGA) includes:
Bruce Payne, President
Olivia Mehring, Vice President
Stephanie Russell, Secretary
Ben Wood, Treasurer
Mount Mercy University will take on Coe College during the Cedar Rapids Dance Marathon's (CRDM) "Teal Night" on Friday, December 30 during the men's and women's basketball games hosted by Coe College. The two teams have combined efforts to encourage supporters to participate in Teal Night and help raise money for the CRDM and the University of Iowa's Children's Hospital.
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- The 11th-ranked Mount Mercy women's basketball team won its fifth straight game on Tuesday, extending a nine-point halftime lead into a 72-50 victory over St. Francis (Ill.) on the final day of the La Quinta Stritch Holiday Classic at Anderson Arena.
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MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- A double-digit halftime advantage turned into a 21-point lead in the second period as the 11th-ranked Mount Mercy women's basketball team cruised to a 65-52 victory over 18th-ranked Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) in the La Quinta Stritch Holiday Classic today.
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