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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).
January 6, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy College will hold an informational open house on Thursday, January 14  from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Jones Regional Educational Center, Kirkwood Community College’s new facility in Monticello, located at 220 Welter Drive.
December 22, 2009 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy College will be closed December 24 – January 1, 2010 for winter break. Winter Term classes resume January 4, 2010 and conclude January 27. Spring semester begins February 3. 
December 14, 2009 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy College announced today the appointment of Sr. Shari Sutherland RSM as executive director for Mercy mission and identity, effective January 1, 2010. As executive director, Sr. Sutherland will report to Mount Mercy President Christopher Blake and supervise the Office of Campus Ministry, collaborate with faculty and staff to foster the institution’s mission and identity, and work to infuse and integrate Mount Mercy’s key foundational characteristics into all aspects of campus life and ministry. 
December 11, 2009 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy’s Dance Team received a Division 1 rating, the highest rating a team can earn, during the Iowa State Dance Competition in Des Moines, Iowa on December 4. This will be the third year in a row the team has earned a Division 1 rating. 
December 7, 2009 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy’s Assistant Professor of Business Tracy Tunwall has been elected as the 2010 President of the Iowa Senior Human Resource Association, which includes more than 30 members statewide. She will begin her new role January 1, 2010. Candidates considered for membership must possess more than 10 years of work experience in human resources, made contributions toward progress of the field, and posses a strong dedication to volunteerism.
December 1, 2009 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy Dean of the Institute Tom Castle has been appointed treasurer for the Commission for Accelerated Programs (CAP). Castle was voted in during the national conference on November 17, and will serve as treasurer for one year. He previously served as a member-at-large.
November 24, 2009 - 1:00am
The Mount Mercy College Choir and Jazz Connection presented a ceremony of traditional readings and carols of the season on Wednesday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. The concert took place in Stello Performance Hall, Warde Hall, and was free and open to the public. The choir performed Psallite by Michael Praetorius, Carol of the Candle by Stephen Paulus, My Dancing Day, arranged by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw, Sing We All Noel, arranged by Gary Parks, and Christmas Day by Gustav Holst.
November 19, 2009 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy College has announced that Ely, Iowa, resident Terry Schneekloth ’91 has been named president of the alumni board. He began his duties October 17, and will serve a two-year term. Schneekloth has been a member of the alumni board since 2004. He will be taking over for Susan Smith ’89 who will now serve as past president. Tricia Hoffman-Simanek ’91 will serve as vice president. Schneekloth graduated from Mount Mercy in 1991 with degrees in math education and secondary education. He currently teaches math at Jefferson High School. 
November 18, 2009 - 1:00am
The Mount Mercy College art department is currently exhibiting the work of artist Donna Stack now through December 11 at the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery on the Mount Mercy College campus. 
November 17, 2009 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy Professor of English Dr. Jim Grove and Dr. Libor Práger from Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, will present “The Velvet Revolution: 20 Years Later” during a special faculty forum on Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall on the Mount Mercy campus. The forum is free and open to the public. 
November 6, 2009 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy Associate Professor of Nursing Cathy Penn has been selected to present at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Annual Baccalaureate Education Conference on November 19-20 in Chicago.The presentation, “Got Public Health?” details advances in city planning, sanitation and immunization, and illustrates the contemporary issue of health protection from an interdisciplinary approach. More than 500 attendees are expected to participate in the national conference. 
November 6, 2009 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy Professor of Art Jane Gilmor will showcase her newest art exhibit, “The Architecture of Migration: I’ll be Back for the Cat,” at Humanities Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. The exhibit will run November 12 through December 18, 2009. 
November 5, 2009 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy’s Media Relations Manager Emily Muhlbach ’08 will offer a presentation on social media during the 2009 American Advertising Federation Creative Academy on Friday, November 6.  Muhlbach will provide insight into how to utilize social media, make online connections, network with other professionals, and cultivate a professional online presence. 
November 3, 2009 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy College will hold an informational open house on Wednesday, November 11 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Kirkwood Community College’s new facility in Monticello, located at 220 Welter Drive.Beginning Spring 2010, Mount Mercy will offer courses and majors for adults in business and applied management through the Advance @ Mount Mercy program at the Kirkwood facility. Mount Mercy faculty will teach at the new facility, offering convenient and flexible class schedules that allow adult students to balance classes, work and family. 

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