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March 5, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy’s Assistant Professor of History Allison McNeese will deliver a special forum titled “Jailed for Freedom: The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage,” on Tuesday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. as part of Mount Mercy’s Race and Gender Speaker Series. The forum, held in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall, is free and open to the public.
March 4, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy College announced today that enrollment for the Spring 2010 semester has increased 5.6% percent since Spring 2009. Total enrollment for Spring 2010 is 1,671 students. The new enrollment numbers include Mount Mercy’s four distinct student populations of traditional, transfer, adult and graduate students. The enrollment for Spring 2009 was 1,582. 
March 1, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy College has announced that Patrick Collins ’88 has been named director of annual support and Hilery Livengood has been named director of major and planned gifts in the Office of Institutional Advancement. Collins began his duties February 22, and Livengood began her duties March 1, 2010. 
March 1, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy College has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.More than 1,000 Mount Mercy students participated in forms of community service last year, which included service projects both inside and outside their academic learning, which accumulated to more than 12,000 hours of service work. 
February 24, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy College welcomes guest speaker Renee Schlueter, Ph.D., for a special forum titled “The Revolt of [True] Women – Christina Rossetti and Josephine Butler,” on Tuesday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall as part of Mount Mercy’s Race and Gender Speaker Series.
February 22, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy College Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Dr. Chad N. Loes has been named the 2010-2012 Dr. Thomas R. Feld Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence.
February 22, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy College will welcome acclaimed essayist and poet Michael Dennis Browne for a special poetry Q&A and musical performance titled “Words and Music,” on February 25. The Q&A begins at 3:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall, and the special musical performance with the Mount Mercy College Choir begins at 7:30 in Stello Performance Hall, Warde Hall. 
February 13, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy College has announced that it will launch new graduate programs in nursing and counseling, beginning Fall 2010. The Master of Science in Nursing program will feature emphases in health promotion and disease prevention focus, and is a 36 credit hour program that can be completed in 18 months. The Masters of Arts in Counseling and Therapy: Couple and Family Therapy Specialization is a 60 credit hour program that can be completed in two years.
February 12, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy’s Assistant Professor of Political Science Sam Whitt, Ph.D., will present “Unity or Partition for Bosnia? A Look at Social Preferences,” during a faculty forum held Monday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public.Whitt will explore to what extent people who have experienced a history of violent ethnic conflict ever find reconciliation, as he considers prospects for Bosnia’s future by examining respondent preferences for unity and partition in a survey. 
February 12, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy College will host Kelly Baier, J.D., as the keynote speaker for the annual Barbara Knapp Speaker Series on Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall. The presentation, titled “Regulatory and Judicial Outlook for 2010 and Beyond,” is free and open to the public. 
February 10, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy College will welcome acclaimed Planet of the Blind author, poet and essayist Stephen Kuusisto during a special Q&A and reading titled “The Secret Lives of Eavesdroppers: A Nonfiction and Poetry Reading,” on Thursday, February 11. The Q&A starts at 3:30 p.m. and the reading starts at 7:30 p.m. Both events take place in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall, and are free and open to the public.
February 9, 2010 - 1:00am
The Mount Mercy Times, a student-run publication, won eight awards at the annual Iowa College Media Association Better Newspaper Contest awards ceremony held on February 4 during the ICMA and concurrent Iowa Newspaper Association annual conventions. This represents the most awards ever won during the ICMA competition by The Mount Mercy Times, including two first-place recognitions for editorial leadership and best sports story.
February 9, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy College will host special guest speaker Dr. Peter Kuryla, Ph.D., during a forum titled, “The Imagined Civil Rights Movement and the Art of Memory.” The presentation takes place on Thursday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall, and is free and open to the public. 
February 4, 2010 - 1:00am
Saxophone Artist Ray Blue will perform a special celebratory concert titled “Music of Change” on Monday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m. in Stello Performance Hall, Warde Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. 
February 3, 2010 - 1:00am
The Mount Mercy College art department is currently exhibiting the work of Adjunct Art Professor Ben Jensen during an exhibit titled, “Sameness” at the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery on the Mount Mercy College campus. The exhibit runs through February 10. An artist talk will be held on February 5 at 4:00 p.m. in the Busse Library Viewing Room, with a reception immediately following at 5:00 in the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery. 
January 29, 2010 - 1:00am
Students with a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better and who are graded (letter grade, not pass/fail) for six or more semester hours are eligible for inclusion on the Dean's List. A PDF of the entire Dean's List can be found under the Office of Academic Affairs. 
January 29, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy College will present the work of Artist Kenneth Hall during a special exhibit titled, “Between Here and There: Painting and the Unseen,” February 12 – March 3 in the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery on the Mount Mercy campus. An artist talk will be held February 12 at 4:00 p.m. in the Busse Library viewing room, with an artist reception immediately following at 5:00 in the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery.
January 21, 2010 - 1:00am
In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Mount Mercy students set out to volunteer with local agencies dedicated to bettering the community through service and volunteerism. In all, more than 40 students volunteered their time and energy to serve in a variety of capacities, from mucking and gutting flood-effected houses with the Block by Block program, to painting and remodeling for Aid to Women.
January 20, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy’s visiting Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Libor Prager, Ph.D., will present “Education and Change: Friend or Foe?” during a special retrospective lecture on Tuesday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall on the Mount Mercy campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. 
January 14, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy College will host a ceremony celebrating the value of service in remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 18 at 9:00 a.m. in Hennessey Recreation Center.Mount Mercy President Christopher Blake will welcome the community. Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett will serve as guest speaker, as well as Dedric Doolin, president of the Cedar Rapids branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

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