News Archive

March 18, 2010 - 1:00am
In recognition of March as Social Work Month, Mount Mercy’s Social Work Organization and Social Work Program will host a student and alumni reception on Monday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall on the Mount Mercy College Campus.
March 15, 2010 - 1:00am
The Mount Mercy College Choir will perform A Schubertiad, the music of Franz Schubert, during a special performance on March 17 at Noon in Stello Performance Hall, Warde Hall on the Mount Mercy campus. The concert is free and open to the public.The Choir will perform “To Music,” “Little Rose on the Heath,” “Laughter and Tears,” “To the Nightingale,” “Travelling,” “Death and the Maiden,” “Serenade,” “Night and Dreams,” “Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel,” “The Joy of Living,” and “The Dance.”
March 15, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy students are packing their bags, gathering tools, and preparing to depart on March 19 and 20 for Spring Break service trips as they prepare to live out the institution’s mission to serve those in need.  More than 20 students and staff will leave on March 20 for a Spring Break service trip to San Juan, Texas March 20 – 28. The group will repair houses and construct homes for low-income families in the area during the annual trip.
March 12, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy College will hold a Master of Business Administration Information Session on Tuesday, March 16 at 5:30 p.m.at Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall on the Mount Mercy campus. The application fee will be waived for all attendees.The MBA Information 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. 
March 9, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy’s Academic Technology Librarian Vicky Maloy will present “An Introduction to Graphic Novels” on Friday, March 12 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Busse Library Viewing room as part of Mount Mercy’s book club, “Bring Your Own Book” (BYOB). The public is invited to bring a favorite graphic novel and share their experiences. Refreshments will be provided. The book clubs, sponsored by Mount Mercy’s Busse Library, meet monthly in Mount Mercy’s Busse Center, and are free and open to the public.
March 9, 2010 - 1:00am
The Mount Mercy College art gallery will exhibit the work of artists Jude Tallichet and Matt Freedman March 12 – April 22 during a Super Bowl re-enactment installation titled “Bar Menard” at the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery on the Mount Mercy College campus. An artist lecture with guest speaker Joy Sperling, associate professor at Denison University, will be held March 12 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Busse library viewing room, with an opening reception in the Gallery starting at 6:00 p.m.
March 5, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy College will host Dr. Erik Camayd-Freixas for a special presentation titled, “Immigrant Rights and American Values,” on Wednesday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public.Camayd-Freixas will reflect on his reaction to the hearings and the opinions he has expressed before Congress and in numerous essays published in the ensuing months after the 2008 immigration raid at Agri-Processors, Inc., a meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa. 
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 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 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 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
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 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.

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