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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 18, 2009 - 12:00am
The Mount Mercy College art department is currently exhibiting the work of artist Donna Stack now through December 11 at the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery on the Mount Mercy College campus. 
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. 
November 6, 2009 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy Associate Professor of Nursing Cathy Penn has been selected to present at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Annual Baccalaureate Education Conference on November 19-20 in Chicago.The presentation, “Got Public Health?” details advances in city planning, sanitation and immunization, and illustrates the contemporary issue of health protection from an interdisciplinary approach. More than 500 attendees are expected to participate in the national conference. 
November 6, 2009 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy Professor of Art Jane Gilmor will showcase her newest art exhibit, “The Architecture of Migration: I’ll be Back for the Cat,” at Humanities Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. The exhibit will run November 12 through December 18, 2009. 
November 5, 2009 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy’s Media Relations Manager Emily Muhlbach ’08 will offer a presentation on social media during the 2009 American Advertising Federation Creative Academy on Friday, November 6.  Muhlbach will provide insight into how to utilize social media, make online connections, network with other professionals, and cultivate a professional online presence. 
November 3, 2009 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy College will hold an informational open house on Wednesday, November 11 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Kirkwood Community College’s new facility in Monticello, located at 220 Welter Drive.Beginning Spring 2010, Mount Mercy will offer courses and majors for adults in business and applied management through the Advance @ Mount Mercy program at the Kirkwood facility. Mount Mercy faculty will teach at the new facility, offering convenient and flexible class schedules that allow adult students to balance classes, work and family. 
November 3, 2009 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy will welcome special guests Linda and Robert Scarth, Cedar Rapids photographers, during a special community wide book club held on Wednesday, November 11 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.The book clubs, sponsored by Mount Mercy’s Busse Library, meet monthly in Mount Mercy’s Busse Center, and are free and open to the public.
November 2, 2009 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy College will hold a Master of Business Administration Information Session on Thursday, November 12 at 5:30 p.m.at Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall. The application fee will be waived for all attendees.The MBA Information Session will include an overview of the accelerated format and curriculum of Mount Mercy’s graduate program, a question and answer session with current students and faculty, door prizes, information on Mount Mercy’s financial aid opportunities, and an optional campus tour. 
November 1, 2009 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy College announced today that Lonna Drewelow ’86 has been named vice president for institutional advancement. She will begin her duties November 1, 2009.
October 27, 2009 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy’s MBA Program Director Dr. Deb Oliver will serve as a presenter for the Women in Higher Education: Leading for Change Way Up Conference. The conference is sponsored by Iowa Women’s Network – Women in Higher Education, and takes place November 5 – 6 in West Des Moines, Iowa. 
October 26, 2009 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy College proudly presents the inaugural Presidential Lecture Series with special guest speaker Michael Donovan. As Mount Mercy prepares to realize its vision of becoming a University, it is fitting that an institution of our growing size and stature convene a lecture series that will honor its cherished foundational values. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy more than 80 years ago, Mount Mercy continues to offer a distinct, faith-inspired education to a diverse population of students grounded in liberal arts learning and career preparation. 
October 22, 2009 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy President Dr. Christopher Blake has contributed a chapter to the new book, President to President: Views on Technology in Higher Education, Vol II. Blake’s chapter, “Advancement: Connecting to Constituencies Inside and Out,” explores how mission, connections, purpose and data are crucial in advancement endeavors. Blake focuses on the intriguing connections between facts and relationships, head and heart, and intuition and information within the realms of data and constituents. 

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