Mount Mercy University will present a series of One Act plays May 4 & 5 at 7:30 p.m. each evening in the McAuley Theater. The plays, collectively titled Back in the Future, are free and open to the public, seating may be limited.
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.”
Students from Mount Mercy University, Coe College, and Kirkwood Community College united for the second annual Cedar Rapids Dance Marathon on April 14 in Hennessey Recreation Center at Mount Mercy. The student-run philanthropic organization broke last year’s record and raised $25,691.80, which will benefit The University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in Iowa City.
Mount Mercy sophomore Kimberly Moorman, a finance major from Coggan, Iowa, has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 SIFE Emerging Leader Award. The national award recognizes an outstanding university student who has demonstrated proven leadership abilities through their participation on a SIFE team and who exhibits the potential to make significant future leadership contributions to the consumer packaged goods industry.
Mount Mercy University will showcase the capstone projects of senior art students during a three-part Senior Thesis Exhibit at the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery, April 16 – May 21. After a year of research, concept development, and studio work, each Mount Mercy art senior exhibits a selection of their Senior Thesis work. The exhibit will be open to the public Monday through Friday, 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery located on the Mount Mercy campus. Senior Thesis I
Mount Mercy University will host an inaugural Chamber Choir Festival “Informance” on Monday, April 16, at 4:00 p.m. in Stello Recital Hall in Warde Hall on Mount Mercy’s campus. The informal concert is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.
Mount Mercy University students traveled to Port Ministries in Chicago over spring break to lend volunteer help and other support for the inner-city ministry. The group of students, faculty and staff left March 23 and returned March 31.
Admissions counselors at Mount Mercy University will be visiting high schools across the Midwest in the coming weeks, answering questions about admission, campus life, service-learning opportunities, scholarships and academic programs. Prospective students can also learn about Mount Mercy’s 35 majors, 15 varsity athletic teams, and more than 30 clubs and organizations.
Mount Mercy University President Christopher Blake, Acting Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Melody Graham, and Vice Provost Jan Handler represented Mount Mercy at the 17th annual Conference on Quality in Higher Education, sponsored by the Higher Learning Commission.