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.
Mount Mercy University appointed Holly Fields as web marketing manager in the Office of Communications and Marketing. As web marketing manager, Fields’ responsibilities will include oversight and management of the university Web site while coordinating with all campus departments to develop content, site design, maintenance, and programming. She will also assist in guiding the university’s strategic marketing and communications plans through use of the Web site.
The new University Center at Mount Mercy University is a model of what energy-efficient buildings can look like and offer in energy savings in Eastern Iowa. The university recently worked with Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL), an Alliant Energy company, to design the latest and best energy-savings techniques and technologies into the building from the start of construction.
Rockwell Collins CEO Clay Jones delivered a forward-thinking message about globalization at the third annual Presidential Lecture Series at Mount Mercy University on March 20. In his speech, “Globalization: The Good, the Bad, and the Undeniable,” Jones spoke of the competitive global economy and said in order to have a competitive edge it’s time for the country, the state, and the region to raise its standards.
Marissa Butler ’07 has been named campus minister at Mount Mercy University. Butler will work as part of the Mission and Ministry Team, which includes the Office of Mercy Mission and Identity, Campus Ministry, Chaplain and Volunteerism and Service Learning. She will provide a positive impact on the Mount Mercy campus and help maintain the university’s commitment to its Catholic heritage, the Sisters of Mercy, and the common good.
Mount Mercy University has appointed Walter Chien grant development specialist and Katie Clime director of communications and reporting. The two positions will serve in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.
Mount Mercy University students in the Emerging Leaders Program are coordinating a community-wide fundraiser to benefit local non-profit organizations. Dubbed “Hunger Night,” Mount Mercy has partnered with local restaurants to donate a percentage of revenue earned on Thursday, April 12, to area non-profits.
During an inspiring lecture at Mount Mercy University on March 13, Van Meter, Inc. CEO Barry Boyer, keynote speaker for the 2012 MBA Speaker Series, explained a new approach to business that’s making a difference in big ways. In his speech, “Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things,” Boyer stressed the importance of finding ways to engage employees that encourages them to take a piece of ownership in their company.
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.
Nursing students in undergraduate and graduate programs at Mount Mercy University attended Iowa Nurses Association Legislative Day at the state capitol in Des Moines February 16. The visit offered a new perspective, showing how legislative decisions affect the healthcare industry.