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.
Mount Mercy University RA's took one for the team to raise money for charity! For $1 students (or staff!) could cream a Resident Assistant -- with all proceeds going to the club Kids Against Hunger to help package meals for children in need. Special thanks to our awesome RA's, and to Kids Against Hunger Club President Olivia Mehring for organizing such a fun fundraiser!
Mount Mercy University formally dedicated and blessed the new University Center during Homecoming festivities on Friday, September 30 – ceremoniously opening its doors and marking a new milestone for the Institution since the historic transformation from college to university just over a year ago.
Mount Mercy President Christopher Blake rocks out with Assistant Professor of Business Tracy Tunwall and the award winning band Aeroroot during the Society for Human Resource Management Conference on September 27. Not your average university president!
Mount Mercy University Professor of Social Work Rick Zingher enjoys some time with his 'little brother' Jarrett through Big Brothers Big Sisters. Both of their lives have been enriched by the relationship. We managed to capture them during a top-secret mission to make the world's best cup of lemonade. To learn more about their experiences, visit magazine.mtmercy.edu
Where will the spirit of Mercy take you? The locations are as varied as the people who make up the Mount Mercy community.
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Mount Mercy celebrated with graduates during Commencement on May 22, 2011. The celebration marked a milestone in Mount Mercy's history, our first celebration as Mount Mercy University. Enjoy some reflections and ceremony highlights, and join us as we say good luck to the class of 2011.