November 3, 2016 - 12:16pm
Master of Science in Nursing Program Director Sharon Guthrie was recognized with the distinguished Teresa E. Christy Award from the Iowa Nurses Association on Oct. 14. Presented to a registered nurse who has demonstrated professional commitment to improving health care, the award also recognizes the recipient’s commitment to the interrelationship of nursing education, nursing practice and nursing research.
VANG — A Migrant Play
October 28, 2016 - 2:00pm
“VANG,” a two-person play telling the story of four immigrant farm families settling in Iowa, will stop at Mount Mercy University on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. in McAuley Theatre. A collaboration between Poet Laureate of Iowa Mary Swander, Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Dennis Chamberlin, and Kennedy Center award-winner Matt Foss, “VANG” captures multiple eye-opening journeys and exposes the struggles of Hmong, Mexican, Sudanese and Dutch immigrants.
photo: Dr. David Klope
October 28, 2016 - 10:45am
If we were to believe the images in some political campaign commercials, Cedar Rapids would have burned to the ground long ago. Hooded figures, murder in their eyes, guns in their hands, “Allah Akbar” on their lips; this is the vision too many have of Islam in America. All the while, there stands in Cedar Rapids a building that offers a quiet, persistent refutation of that vision. The Mother Mosque symbolizes neighbors, not enemies; a part of the fabric of Cedar Rapids that is enduring, interwoven, and peaceful.
September 28, 2016 - 9:36am
Guest Column by Mohammad Chaichian, professor of sociology at Mount Mercy University.
September 19, 2016 - 8:36am
  Joe Sheller, Mount Mercy University 2016 Fall Faculty Series coordinator  
Building Walls, Building Bridges
September 14, 2016 - 8:48am
Mount Mercy University’s Dr. Dennis Dew will present Fear of an Immigrant Nation: Prejudice, Stereotyping & Discrimination Against Immigrants in the U.S. on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room as part of the 2016 Fall Faculty Series.
Building Walls, Building Bridges: The U.S. as an Immigrant Nation
September 13, 2016 - 2:22pm
[The Cedar Rapids Gazette] Dennis Dew, guest columnist
September 1, 2016 - 11:18am
Mount Mercy University invites the community to be a part of Building Walls, Building Bridges: The U.S. as an Immigrant Nation, a three-month series focused on our nation’s shared heritage as a mosaic of peoples.
Tom Castle
August 18, 2016 - 10:12am
Mount Mercy University Associate Provost & Executive Director for Academic Innovation Dr. Tom Castle was awarded the Council for Accelerated Programs Lifetime Achievement Award for his work with adult students. Only three others have received the prestigious award.
June 29, 2016 - 2:07pm
Mount Mercy University MBA Coordinator Marcie Van Note was selected to receive the 2016 Council for Accelerated Programs Excellence in Teaching award. The national award is given to an outstanding faculty member who demonstrates excellence in their ability to relate to students and has provided significant contributions to the wider academic community.
June 1, 2016 - 9:43am
After 36 years as a member of the English faculty at Mount Mercy University, Jim Grove was awarded professor emeritus status at the 2016 commencement ceremony. Grove served as a professor at Mount Mercy since 1980 after completing his doctoral dissertation at Southern Illinois University on American writer and icon Mark Twain. As a Fulbright lecturer in 1989-90 and 2004, Grove taught at Palacky University in the Czech Republic.
June 1, 2016 - 9:39am
Jane Junge was awarded professor emeritus status at the Mount Mercy University 2016 commencement ceremony after 33 years as assistant professor of sociology at the college. Junge joined the Mount Mercy faculty in 1983. An alumna of Mount Mercy, she also holds a master’s degree in sociology from University of Northern Iowa.
February 8, 2016 - 9:51am
To help celebrate Lent and the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, Mount Mercy University’s Mission and Ministry will be host to a special art exhibit by local artist Bob Naujoks. The exhibit, “Parables and Stories,” is on campus Feb. 9 until March 27, with an opening reception Tuesday, Feb. 9, 4–6 p.m., in the university’s Chapel of Mercy.
October 29, 2015 - 2:14pm
Mount Mercy’s faculty and staff will reveal their artistic talents at the first faculty/staff art exhibit in almost 10 years. An opening reception for the exhibit will take place Oct. 29, 4–6 p.m., at the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery.
April 16, 2015 - 12:33pm
Dr. Nathan Klein, assistant professor of business and 2007 Mount Mercy University alumni, was recently selected to receive the inaugural Seagren-Joekel-Ihrig Award for the Best Interdisciplinary Leadership Dissertation by Creighton University. Klein was one of two graduates from Creighton University’s Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Leadership selected by the faculty.
January 29, 2015 - 11:03am
The university congratulates these faculty members and thanks them for their unwavering commitment to education: Dr. Dawn Behan, associate professor and director of graduate education—promoted to professor. Dr. Christopher DeVault, assistant professor of English—awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor.
January 12, 2015 - 2:53pm
Publications (Books & Book Chapters): Summer 2014 James Grove, Professor of English published a book chapter entitled “The Opening Quick Draws of True Grit: The Pleasures of the Coen Brothers Meeting Mattie Ross and John Wayne,“ in L’Adaptation Cinematographique: Premieres Pages, Premiers Plans, 197-213.  Paris: Mare & Martin. Fall 2014
June 9, 2014 - 2:08pm
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Joe Nguyen, Ph.D. was recently awarded an Engaged Scholar Faculty Fellowship through Iowa Campus Compact, a coalition aimed at advancing the public purpose of colleges and universities. As a fellow in the program, Dr. Nguyen will participate in professional workshops and events over the course of a year and will receive a stipend to foster a civic engagement project on campus. The details of the project will be presented at the Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit or another Iowa Campus Compact network opportunity.
May 29, 2014 - 9:35am
Dr. Bob Walker and Dr. Belkis Suarez are each Honorable Mention Honorees through the Iowa Campus Compact 2014 Engaged Campus Awards. The award program honors individuals and groups within higher education who work to strengthen civic and community engagement on their campuses. Associate Professor of Business Dr. Bob Walker will be honored for his efforts in engaging students in building business partnerships and advancing quality of life programs in Belize.
March 9, 2012 - 11:03am
Mount Mercy University’s MBA Program Director Dr. Deb Oliver, and alumna Maureen Osako ’93 were honored as Women of Influence by the Corridor Business Journal on Thursday, March 8, during a special awards banquet. As award recipients, Oliver and Osaka are recognized as having made a difference in the Corridor, serving as role models and leaders in their industry and their communities.

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