The Mount Mercy University Choir will participate in Orchestra Iowa's Brucemorchestra on Sunday, September 9, at 7:00 p.m. at Brucemore Historic Mansion. The event serves as the debut for Orchestra Iowa's 91st season. Also joining the event will be Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale, Coe College's choir, and Alan Huckleberry of The University of Iowa.
Mount Mercy University’s Clinical Director for the Marriage and Family Therapy program Jacob Christenson, Ph.D., will help serve on a new endeavor launched by Tanager Place which focuses on continuing childcare services and impacting policy nationwide.
Mount Mercy University is proud to announce a new Nurse Faculty Loan program for graduate nursing students seeking a career as a nursing faculty member. Students enrolled in Mount Mercy’s Master of Science in Nursing program in the Education Track are eligible to receive a low interest loan that will be forgiven upon obtaining a teaching position at any post-secondary institution.
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce that Michelle Beisker has been appointed director of development. Beisker previously served as the chief operating officer at Waypoint, a humanitarian service organization for women, children, and families, in Cedar Rapids.
Mount Mercy's Janalyn Hanson White Gallery will showcase the digital photographs of Assistant Professor of Art Jose Clemente during a special exhibit titled "Digital Color and Texture." The exhibit runs September 7 – October 7, Monday – Friday, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Mount Mercy University has appointed Michael Lown as admissions representative for advance and graduate programs. Lown was previously an admissions representative at ITT Technical Institute. He holds two bachelor’s degrees from The University of Iowa.
Mount Mercy University has named Robert B. Callahan vice president for enrollment management, effective August 9. Callahan will spearhead the newly created division of enrollment management, providing vision and leadership for the departments of admissions, athletics, communications and marketing, and financial aid.
When Mount Mercy's Psychology Club members were looking for a service project this spring, they came upon a unique request: fleece tie blankets. The inspiration came from The University of Iowa Hospitals, which needed soft and colorful blankets for some of their younger patients, as well as for elderly psychiatric patients.
Mount Mercy University was selected to serve as the first institution to be evaluated on its adult accelerated programs by the Commission for Accelerated Programs (CAP), an international membership organization serving professionals who lead, teach, and conduct research in accelerated programs in higher education.
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) board of trustees announced that Mount Mercy University Board of Trustee Scott B. Lynch has been unanimously elected to serve as the company’s interim president and chief executive officer.
Mount Mercy University announced that Scott Baumler has been named assistant vice president for enrollment management and dean of admissions. Baumler has served the university since 2010 as dean of admissions. In his new role, Baumler will continue to oversee Mount Mercy's Office of Admissions while also providing leadership for the Office of Financial Aid.
Mount Mercy University Associate Professor of Business and Department Chair Bob Walker, Ph.D., recently returned from Punta Gorda, Belize, to lay the groundwork for a new international MBA course set to launch January 2013, International Business Strategy and Culture.
Mount Mercy University senior Mariah Cary, a public relations major from Burlington, Iowa, was crowned the winner of the Miss Iowa Scholarship Pageant on Saturday, June 9, at the Adler Theatre in downtown Davenport, beating out 11 other contestants. She was the reigning Miss Muscatine at the time of earning Miss Iowa, and now advances to the Miss America Pageant.
Mount Mercy University is celebrating the jubilees of seven Sisters of Mercy, representing a combined total of 425 years of service. A reception will be held in their honor on Sunday, June 10, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Convent on Mount Mercy University’s campus.
Mount Mercy University’s Janalyn Hanson White Gallery will exhibit a collection of student artwork and designs during a special summer exhibit, running now until September 12. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.