Mount Mercy's Professor of Biology and Department Chair Dr. Neil Bernstein led students in a grass planting in the spring of 2012 on the hill of Basile Hall. The environmentally friendly "no mow grass" will keep away erosion and doesn't requiring mowing in most circumstances. Dr. Bernstein shared with the group that the toxins and vapors released from 30 seconds of using a push mower equals roughly five minutes of driving a car.
This endeavor was supported by the Sisters of Mercy Ministry Grant for Sustainability.
Mount Mercy University was pleased to recognize four retiring faculty members who contributed a combined total of 135 years of service to Mount Mercy.
Congratulations to our retiring faculty:
Professor of Art Jane Gilmor Associate Professor of Speech and Drama Kathi Pudzuvelis Senior Lecturer in Art and Gallery Director David Van Allen Chair for Psychology, Social Work and Sociology Department; Professor of Psychology Don Damstgeet
Thank you for your commitment to Mount Mercy and best of luck in this new chapter of your life!
Mount Mercy University hosted a STEM Moms Night out celebrating moms and other caregivers on April 23. This state-wide event in collaboration with the Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership encourages educating youth in science, technology, engineering and math.
Mount Mercy University hosted University of Dubuque during a softball doubleheader on April 17, 2012. It was also senior day!
Final score: GAME 1: Mount Mercy 2, University of Dubuque 0 GAME 2: Mount Mercy 10, University of Dubuque 5
Students from Mount Mercy University, Coe College, and Kirkwood Community College came together Saturday, April 14, for Cedar Rapids Dance Marathon held on the Mount Mercy campus. The students raised funds for the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.
Senior nursing students from Mount Mercy University as well as nursing alums gathered for a special luncheon on Thursday, April 5, to celebrate the partnership between students and alumni working in the field. Erin Templeton '07 gave a special keynote address about her experience in nursing.
Congratulations to our senior nursing class of 2012 and thank you to our mentors for your assistance in preparing our graduates for their new careers!