Mount Mercy University today announced that alumnae Mary LoVerde and Pat Marschel have established an endowed scholarship in honor of their mothers. The Lou Schulte-Lois Corkery Endowed Scholarship (Title III) is designed to provide funding for scholarships for worthy and deserving students whose major is nursing, with preference given to students from Mediapolis High School in Mediapolis, Iowa, or Don Bosco High School in Gilbertville, Iowa.
Mount Mercy students in the Honors Student Association participated in “Trick or Canning” this past Halloween to raise canned goods for the Catherine McAuley Center. Students went door-to-door on Halloween night and asked for canned donations. The event is an annual tradition, and enables students to participate in servant leadership and volunteerism to benefit a non-profit organization in the community.
Mount Mercy University has been awarded a $125,000 grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust in support of undergraduate research and inquiry-based curriculum in the biology and chemistry programs.
Mount Mercy University has named Heidi Hesse as Events Coordinator/Admissions Counselor. She began her duties October 18. Hesse will be responsible for coordinating on- and off-campus events and have an assigned recruitment territory of high schools for recruiting and assisting prospective students. Her duties include tracking and evaluating recruiting data in order to initiate effective and innovative recruiting strategies. She will also be responsible for coordinating recruitment events, receptions, open houses and special outreach programs.
Mount Mercy University mourns the loss of Sister Mary Clementine Cashman, RSM, who passed away Friday, Oct. 22, 2010 at Mercy Hallmar Care Center in Cedar Rapids after a brief illness. Services were held at the Chapel of Mercy at Mount Mercy University on Monday, October 25 at 10:30 a.m. by Rev. David Ambrosy. Burial was at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cedar Rapids. Arrangements were with Stewart Baxter Funeral and Memorial Services.
Mount Mercy University now offers new specialty license plates, available through the Iowa Department of Transportation. Mount Mercy alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of the University can showcase their pride in Iowa’s newest university with Mustangs blue and gold license plates. The plates are available through each Iowa county treasurer’s office.
Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson will serve as Mount Mercy University’s keynote speaker for the annual Aquinas Lecture on October 28 at 7:00 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall. The presentation, “Learning Jesus in the Life of the Church” is free and open to the public.
Mount Mercy University Professor of Biology Neil Bernstein, Ph.D., will present “Introduction to Endangered and Threatened Species: Why We Should Care, during a special Global Issues Series forum on October 20 at 3:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall on the Mount Mercy University campus.
Mount Mercy University welcomes special guest poet Heather Derr-Smith for a Q&A and a Reading on October 18 in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall on the Mount Mercy University campus. The Q&A starts at 3:30 p.m. and the reading starts at 7:00 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.
“We are honored that this donor, who wished to remain anonymous, chose to create a meaningful legacy by investing in Mount Mercy students and the faith-inspired education they receive on the Hill,” says Mount Mercy University President Christopher Blake. “By making a college education more affordable, these scholarships will create opportunities for all types of students to attend Mount Mercy and achieve a level of academic success wrapped around Mercy values of service to the common good.”
Mount Mercy University will be the site of the 2nd Congressional District debate between incumbent Dave Loebsack (D) and challenger Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R) this Tuesday, October 12, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall.
Mount Mercy University honored eight alumni on Saturday, October 2, during a special recognition luncheon as part of Mount Mercy’s Homecoming 2010 celebration. Cedar Rapids resident Katie Ferris Feldman ’80 received the Alumni Misericordiae Award, presented for humanitarian service to others through professional or volunteer activities. Feldman currently serves as a clinical nurse specialist at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.
Mount Mercy Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Dr. Chad Loes will examine critical thinking skills in students during a special forum on October 11 at 7:00 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall. The forum, “The Development of Critical Thinking: Does Residence or Diversity Matter?” is free and open to the public.
Mount Mercy University will celebrate the 200th birthdays of Frederic Chopin and Robert Schumann, and the 100th birthday of Samuel Barber with three special concerts held October 5 and 7 in Stello Performance Hall, Warde Hall. All performances are free and open to the public.
Mount Mercy University will host its first visit day of the semester on Saturday, October 9, from 10:00 – 12:30 p.m. Visit days provide a chance for prospective students to explore the campus, learn about campus opportunities, residence halls, and co-curricular activities, and have lunch with current students and hear what they have to say about their Mount Mercy experience.
Mount Mercy University will offer an information session on its newest graduate program, the Master of Science in Nursing, on Tuesday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall on the Mount Mercy University campus.The Master of Science in Nursing’s emphases in health promotion and disease prevention focus are the only programs of their kind in the state of Iowa, offering local nurses the opportunity to expand their knowledge and hands-on skills, and benefitting the Corridor’s hospitals and medical field through increased employee expertise.