November 14, 2016 - 3:30pm
With more than 30 years of wide-ranging experience as an educational leader, Sister of Mercy Delores Hannon '73 has dedicated her life’s work to supporting students in order that they can be their best selves. “My journey as a Sister of Mercy has been filled with many blessings. I have done things that the 17-year-old who came to Mount Mercy never imagined.” [Keep reading…] Be a Mustang. Success Follows.
April 29, 2016 - 3:07pm
From the beginning, limited options seemed to force the Bauer sisters into lives they did not wish for themselves. But through love and commitment to each other, and by their own inner strengths, both found their way to Mount Mercy University—ultimately leading to successful and satisfying careers. “Our parents basically laid it out for us,” Angie (Bauer) Wisner ’13, said about the life she and her sister Kim Bauer ’15, were born into. “They said you can be a secretary, you can work in a factory, join the military or you can get married.”
March 29, 2016 - 7:22am
Education in Iowa is constantly changing and evolving, affecting higher education students seeking degrees in education-related fields. To help answer questions looming in the minds of education majors, Mount Mercy University’s Student-Iowa State Education Association (S-ISEA) will host a Superintendent Q&A panel on March 29 at 5:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall.
January 14, 2015 - 1:04pm
Eight teaching students from Canterbury Christ Church University in the United Kingdom are visiting Mount Mercy during January. While here, they will visit three local schools, Arthur Elementary, Garfield Elementary and St. Matthew Catholic Elementary, to observe teaching and classroom management in the United States.
October 27, 2014 - 9:18am
For the second consecutive year, Norma Linda Mattingly, associate professor of education, and three of her students collected and delivered donations for the children at St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlin, South Dakota. Mount Mercy students Debbie Smith, Kara McCoy and Kate Till took time out of their summer to bring the children over 200 books and other items that included shoes, toothpaste, coats, jackets, soap, hair products and deodorant.
December 3, 2013 - 2:45pm
Mount Mercy University is partnering with Regis Middle School and Center Point-Urbana schools to implement a Professional Development School (PDS) model for teacher preparation. This program provides university education majors the opportunity to apply the theory and content they are learning in their classes directly into the district classrooms. In turn, K-12 students benefit from additional instruction and support provided by Mount Mercy’s teacher interns. Mount Mercy is one of only a few of colleges in the state participating in a collaboration like this to date.
December 3, 2013 - 2:43pm
Mount Mercy’s Assistant Professor of Education Jennie Schmidt, Ph.D., recently traveled to St. Louis to present “Pre-Service Learning Across the Curriculum” at the National Council for the Social Studies annual conference. The research compiled by Schmidt, along with Mount Mercy’s Dr. Norma-Linda Mattingly and Dr. Jan Rohner, focused on the cross-curricular connections made between social studies methods and reading language arts methods of education. More than 3,500 attended this 93rd conference of social studies educators.
November 18, 2013 - 9:06am
Ellen O’Keefe, Mount Mercy associate professor of education and education department chair, will speak to Hawkeye Community College students at a noon luncheon on Nov. 20. Professor O'Keefe will discuss the nuances of the university’s education program, along with thoughts on PRAXIS – an educational licensure test. She will answer student questions as they relate to learning, academic requirements and student life on Mount Mercy’s campus.
April 25, 2012 - 6:08pm
Undergraduate and graduate students in the education class “Education Travel Abroad” recently returned from a spring break trip to Canterbury, England, where they had the opportunity to collaborate with students at Canterbury Christ Church University and participate in the Primary Education International Student Conference, “Bringing the World into the Classroom.”

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