News Archive

July 18, 2010 - 1:00am
Yellowstone Park authorities are confirming that retired Mount Mercy Associate Professor of Biology Frank Jaszcz has died following a fishing accident in Yellowstone National Park. Mount Mercy faculty, staff and students extend their deepest condolences to Jaszcz’s family. 
July 17, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy will hold an Advance Program Information Session on Wednesday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall on the Mount Mercy campus. The Info Session will include an overview of Mount Mercy’s accelerated adult program, a question and answer session with current students and faculty, door prizes, and information on Mount Mercy’s financial aid opportunities.
July 15, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy’s 2009 President’s Report magazine was recently given the Award of Distinction at the 2010 International Academy of the Visual Arts Communicator Awards design competition. The Communicator Awards is one of the largest design competitions in the world, and this year drew over 7,000 entries from across the country. The Mount Mercy Magazine is designed by Benson & Hepker Design in Iowa City.  
July 8, 2010 - 1:00am
By the request of Dr. Christopher Blake of Mount Mercy, Archbishop Jerome Hanus of Dubuque has approved the appointment of Father Dustin L. Vu as part-time chaplain at Mount Mercy. He will begin his duties July 13.  Fr. Vu will replace Mount Mercy’s chaplain Father Nick B. March, who has been appointed to serve as pastor of Christ Our Hope Cluster in Northeast Iowa. 
June 30, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy College will hold a Master of Business Administration Information Session on Thursday, July 8 at 5:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall on the Mount Mercy campus. The application fee will be waived for all attendees.The MBA Info 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. 
June 25, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy College announced today that Randall R.  Lyle has been named associate professor and director of the new marriage and family therapy program. He will begin his duties July 1.
June 22, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy’s Assistant Professor of History Adam Ebert was recently awarded the Gilbert C. Fite Award for the best dissertation in agricultural history from the Agricultural History Society. Ebert’s dissertation, “Hive Society: The Popularization of Science and Beekeeping in the British Isles, 1609-1913,” is believed to be the first dissertation from a student writing on a non-U.S. history topic that has won this award. 
June 22, 2010 - 1:00am
Associate Professor of Art and Department Chair of Communications, Literature and Arts Kathryn Hagy has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to teach at the Fine Arts College of Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal during the 2010-2011 academic year.
June 16, 2010 - 1:00am
Visitors can view vibrant, innovative and inspiring pieces this summer as Mount Mercy showcases the creative artwork of its students. Pieces range from oil on canvas to weavings, to etchings and drawings on paper. “We have an incredibly talented group of up-and-coming underclass art students, and we are excited by their potential, which is evident in many of the works on display,” says Associate Professor of Art Kathryn Hagy.
June 16, 2010 - 1:00am
This year’s theme was “Becoming a Global Citizen in Mercy.” The conference was held at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania. Atkins’ presentation detailed Mount Mercy’s endeavors to become more environmentally sustainable.
June 16, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy will hold its annual Iowa Immigration Heritage Multicultural Fair on Monday, April 19 from 3:00 – 7:30 p.m. The fair, which takes place in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall, is free and open to the public.In addition to food, arts and crafts representing the cultures of Mount Mercy’s international students, there will also be entertainment such as Brazilian dancers, Latin America music and dances, and Irish ballet dancing. Guests will also have an opportunity to take a practice Citizenship Test in Lundy. 
June 9, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy and Kirkwood Community College representatives will host a “virtual open house” on Tuesday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m.
June 7, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy art students will showcase a unique display of artwork during the summer months at the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery on Mount Mercy’s campus during an exhibit that runs through September 8. Visitors can view vibrant, innovative and inspiring pieces this summer as Mount Mercy showcases the creative artwork of its students. Pieces range from oil on canvas to weavings, to etchings and drawings on paper. 
May 26, 2010 - 1:00am
Frontier Natural Products Co-op™ employee band Aeroroot recently returned from their latest competition in Las Vegas to reflect on another successful musical competition and the unique opportunities they experienced along the way.
May 24, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy’s two highest awards for graduates were presented during the 2010 Commencement ceremony, held on Sunday, May 23: The Mary Catherine McAuley Award and the Mary Frances Warde Award. The McAuley Award is the highest honor given to a student who has attended Mount Mercy for four years. The Warde Award is the highest honor given to a student who transferred to Mount Mercy. The President’s Award, given to a graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding perseverance and diligence in pursuing his or her goals, was given during the Honor’s Convocation on Saturday, May 22. 
May 18, 2010 - 1:00am
Frontier Natural Products Co-op™ employee band Aeroroot, comprised of Mount Mercy College Assistant Professor of Business Tracy Tunwall, alumni Clint Landis ’88 and Brett Karminski ’01, along with Steve Krusie, Frontier’s public relations director, has been selected for the semifinals of Fortune magazine’s annual “Battle of the Corporate Bands” for the second straight year in a row. The band will perform in Las Vegas on May 22 at the Western Regional Competition. 
May 18, 2010 - 1:00am
For the first time in its more than 80-year history, Master’s degrees will be conferred upon graduates at Mount Mercy’s Commencement, marking a milestone in the institution’s history. 
May 16, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy will hold its annual Iowa Immigration Heritage Multicultural Fair on Monday, April 19 from 3:00 – 7:30 p.m. The fair, which takes place in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall, is free and open to the public.In addition to food, arts and crafts representing the cultures of Mount Mercy’s international students, there will also be entertainment such as Brazilian dancers, Latin America music and dances, and Irish ballet dancing. Guests will also have an opportunity to take a practice Citizenship Test in Lundy. 
May 14, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy announced today that Scott Baumler has been named Dean of Admissions. He will begin his duties May 17, 2010. 
May 13, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy has announced today that Terry Waite, humanitarian, hostage negotiator, and author of Taken on Trust, will serve as the institution’s Commencement speaker during the graduation ceremony May 23 at 1:00 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Center. The title of Waite’s address to graduates is, “The Power of the Human Spirit: Turning Misfortune into Positive Action.”

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