October 1, 2010 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy University has named Lauren Garcia as an Admissions Counselor. She began her duties September 30.
September 12, 2010 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy Associate Professor of Communication Dr. Dave Klope will offer insight on Islam in Iowa during a special faculty forum on September 15 at 7:00 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall. The forum, “Iowa Islam: Communication and Community” is free and open to the public.  
August 19, 2010 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy has named Elizabeth “Betsy” Winter as an admissions counselor.  As an admissions counselor, Winter will be responsible for recruiting high school students to the institution. Her primary duties will include managing, tracking and evaluating recruitment data in her assigned territory, representing Mount Mercy in a positive manner while meeting and interacting with prospective students and their families, and building relationships with high school personnel, among other things. Winter’s recruitment territory includes West Central Iowa and Nebraska. 
July 18, 2010 - 12:00am
Yellowstone Park authorities are confirming that retired Mount Mercy Associate Professor of Biology Frank Jaszcz has died following a fishing accident in Yellowstone National Park. Mount Mercy faculty, staff and students extend their deepest condolences to Jaszcz’s family. 
July 8, 2010 - 12:00am
By the request of Dr. Christopher Blake of Mount Mercy, Archbishop Jerome Hanus of Dubuque has approved the appointment of Father Dustin L. Vu as part-time chaplain at Mount Mercy. He will begin his duties July 13.  Fr. Vu will replace Mount Mercy’s chaplain Father Nick B. March, who has been appointed to serve as pastor of Christ Our Hope Cluster in Northeast Iowa. 
June 25, 2010 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy College announced today that Randall R.  Lyle has been named associate professor and director of the new marriage and family therapy program. He will begin his duties July 1.
June 22, 2010 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy’s Assistant Professor of History Adam Ebert was recently awarded the Gilbert C. Fite Award for the best dissertation in agricultural history from the Agricultural History Society. Ebert’s dissertation, “Hive Society: The Popularization of Science and Beekeeping in the British Isles, 1609-1913,” is believed to be the first dissertation from a student writing on a non-U.S. history topic that has won this award. 
June 22, 2010 - 12:00am
Associate Professor of Art and Department Chair of Communications, Literature and Arts Kathryn Hagy has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to teach at the Fine Arts College of Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal during the 2010-2011 academic year.
May 14, 2010 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy announced today that Scott Baumler has been named Dean of Admissions. He will begin his duties May 17, 2010. 
March 5, 2010 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy’s Assistant Professor of History Allison McNeese will deliver a special forum titled “Jailed for Freedom: The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage,” on Tuesday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. as part of Mount Mercy’s Race and Gender Speaker Series. The forum, held in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall, is free and open to the public.
March 1, 2010 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy College has announced that Patrick Collins ’88 has been named director of annual support and Hilery Livengood has been named director of major and planned gifts in the Office of Institutional Advancement. Collins began his duties February 22, and Livengood began her duties March 1, 2010. 
February 22, 2010 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy College Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Dr. Chad N. Loes has been named the 2010-2012 Dr. Thomas R. Feld Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence.
February 12, 2010 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy’s Assistant Professor of Political Science Sam Whitt, Ph.D., will present “Unity or Partition for Bosnia? A Look at Social Preferences,” during a faculty forum held Monday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public.Whitt will explore to what extent people who have experienced a history of violent ethnic conflict ever find reconciliation, as he considers prospects for Bosnia’s future by examining respondent preferences for unity and partition in a survey. 
February 9, 2010 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy College will host special guest speaker Dr. Peter Kuryla, Ph.D., during a forum titled, “The Imagined Civil Rights Movement and the Art of Memory.” The presentation takes place on Thursday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall, and is free and open to the public. 
January 4, 2010 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy College has announced the following staff promotions. Director of Communications and Marketing Molly Altorfer has been named assistant vice president for communications and marketing. Director for Institutional Research Lori Heying has been named executive director of institutional research. Altorfer and Heying began their new roles January 1, 2010.  
December 14, 2009 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy College announced today the appointment of Sr. Shari Sutherland RSM as executive director for Mercy mission and identity, effective January 1, 2010. As executive director, Sr. Sutherland will report to Mount Mercy President Christopher Blake and supervise the Office of Campus Ministry, collaborate with faculty and staff to foster the institution’s mission and identity, and work to infuse and integrate Mount Mercy’s key foundational characteristics into all aspects of campus life and ministry. 
December 7, 2009 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy’s Assistant Professor of Business Tracy Tunwall has been elected as the 2010 President of the Iowa Senior Human Resource Association, which includes more than 30 members statewide. She will begin her new role January 1, 2010. Candidates considered for membership must possess more than 10 years of work experience in human resources, made contributions toward progress of the field, and posses a strong dedication to volunteerism.
December 1, 2009 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy Dean of the Institute Tom Castle has been appointed treasurer for the Commission for Accelerated Programs (CAP). Castle was voted in during the national conference on November 17, and will serve as treasurer for one year. He previously served as a member-at-large.
November 19, 2009 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy College has announced that Ely, Iowa, resident Terry Schneekloth ’91 has been named president of the alumni board. He began his duties October 17, and will serve a two-year term. Schneekloth has been a member of the alumni board since 2004. He will be taking over for Susan Smith ’89 who will now serve as past president. Tricia Hoffman-Simanek ’91 will serve as vice president. Schneekloth graduated from Mount Mercy in 1991 with degrees in math education and secondary education. He currently teaches math at Jefferson High School. 
November 17, 2009 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy Professor of English Dr. Jim Grove and Dr. Libor Práger from Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, will present “The Velvet Revolution: 20 Years Later” during a special faculty forum on Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall on the Mount Mercy campus. The forum is free and open to the public. 

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