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!
Mount Mercy hosted William Penn on March 21 for a doubleheader. After holding on for a 1-0 victory in the opener, William Penn forced extra innings and then scored three times in the ninth to beat Mount Mercy, 7-4, in game two of the Midwest Collegiate Conference softball opener at Tomahawk Park.
Mount Mercy University students constructed sculptures out of recyclable material at Green Club Friday on March 2. Club Friday is held every week at Mount Mercy to help kick off the weekend! This Club Friday was organized by G.R.E.E.N. Outdoor Recreation Club to promote sustainability and the RecycleMania competition taking place on campus.
Mount Mercy students share their insights on studying abroad in England during J-Term 2012. For more information on study abroad opportunities at Mount Mercy, contact Catharine Cashner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mount Mercy alumni couples gathered at Bricks Bar & Grill for a special Valentine's Day event this year. The event provided an opportunity for alumni to mingle and share their stories over good food and drinks.
Mount Mercy's Last Person Standing competition allows students to compete in a friendly competition to win free housing on campus! The endurance game challenges students to remain standing for 24 hours with their hands on a playhouse -- don't get distracted on tired, because if that hand comes off you are out of the game! Hats off to all our participating students this year, and to our wonderful Hall Directors for their supervision and organization!
Mount Mercy's annual Poverty Simulation provided students in the STEPS leadership program with an incredible opportunity to strengthen their understanding of what it means to live in poverty. This unique role-playing game provided students with the chance to walk in the shoes of characters that live in poverty. Armed with new identities, students went to work, raised their children, and did their best to pay their bills on time. The simulation covered 4 weeks of life within the time span of an hour (1 week =15 minutes of “real world” time).
The Mount Mercy women’s basketball team earned the 800th win in the program’s history during the 2011-12 season, and we celebrated during Saturday’s doubleheader on January 21! Loved having alumni back on campus for this special event!
Mount Mercy took some time for fun and celebration during the first ever January Jamboree. Students had fun performing relay races and other endurance challenges (thanks to the masterminds of the Student Government Association). Enjoy a few highlights!
Mount Mercy University celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 16, 2012 with a special ceremony honoring the civil rights leader and his visionary fight for equality. Special guest speakers, an reading from King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech, and music completed the ceremony. Enjoy some highlights!
What was the Mount Mercy community up to last year? Everything from endurance challenges to talent shows, Easter Egg hunts to dance marathons. Pie-throwing for charity, soccer championships, University Center Dedication and unveilings rounded out the year. Sprinkle in a few art classes and chemical reactions and you have a rock 'n roll worthy year! Bring on 2012!
Mount Mercy University is proud to receive a generous gift of $300,000 from Transamerica Life Insurance Company for its University Center facility. To honor Transamerica's generous contribution, a second floor corridor in the Center has been named the Transamerica Corridor.
Mount Mercy students in Professor of Art Jane Gilmor's "New Genres" class take a creative and out-of-the-box approach to developing themes and exploring characteristics and personas of expressive art. Take a peek at their endeavors!
Mount Mercy gives thanks and celebrates a cherished tradition, the Thanksgiving Dress Dinner. And for the first time ever, we crowned a Turkey King and Queen! Nominated by their peers, students voted for a King and Queen by donating spare change to Kids Against Hunger. The candidates with the most change in their bucket got to wear the hat!
Four shots in 10 minutes is pretty good. Four shots on goal in 10 minutes is even better. But four goals in 10 minutes? Nearly unheard of. But Mount Mercy did it on November 10, coming back from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Ashford, 4-3, in the championship game of the 2011 Midwest Collegiate Conference Men's Soccer Tournament at Lower Kingston Field. For the first time in school history, the Mount Mercy men's soccer team will head to nationals! Enjoy the highlights of this stunning comeback.