Mount Mercy University Assistant Dean of Adult Accelerated Programs Colette Atkins discusses meeting the needs of the adult learner and getting creative to meet learning goals in an article published by The evolllution.
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Mount Mercy University will feature the exhibit “Namaste Nepal! Contemporary Artist Voices,” March 8 – April 7 in Janalyn Hanson White Gallery. The exhibit includes the contemporary artwork of: Binod Shrestha, Ashmina Ranjit, Sujan Chitrakar, Hitman Gurung, Mekh Limbu, Asha Dangol and Supriya Manandhar.
Mount Mercy University and Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival have partnered to present two musical festivals on Mount Mercy’s campus, including the inaugural Mount Mercy University High School String Quartet Workshop and the 11th annual Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival.
Mount Mercy University will offer ExploreU@MMU '13 World of Technology from June 4 - 8 on the Mount Mercy University campus. The one-week summer program is tailored for young girls completing sixth, seventh and eighth grades, and designed to provide fun while learning about science and math.
Poet and essayist Michael Sowder will share works from his newest collection, House Under the Moon, on Tuesday, March 5, at Mount Mercy University. Sowder will participate in a question and answer session at 3:30 p.m., followed by a reading of his works later in the evening at 7:00 p.m. Both events will be held in Basile Hall, Flaherty Community Room, and are free and open to the public.
Mount Mercy University is celebrating Student Engagement & Philanthropy Week. The university will join more than 375 other educational institutions for its first Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day Thursday, February 28. On this day students across the world participate in activities that demonstrate gratitude for donors, faculty and staff, as well as create a stronger community on campus.
Mount Mercy is pleased to welcome the members of our regional accreditation visiting team, who will be on campus Monday and Tuesday February 18-19. Regional accreditation is a cherished part of quality control in U.S. higher education. It provides a system of professional accountability that has long ensured educational strength in America's colleges. Members of the team include:
Mount Mercy University has joined educators at 16 other colleges, 32 secondary schools and nine elementary schools sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy nationwide in signing on to a Sisters of Mercy leadership team statement, which emphasizes commitment to building a culture of nonviolence. This unified statement is a direct response to the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., and the ongoing debate around the need for response to the issue of gun violence in the United States.
Lent begins on Wednesday, February 13th, and Mount Mercy invites all members of the Mount Mercy community to join us for Ash Wednesday and receive ashes as a sign of our devotion to God, God's grace, and a desire to turn from selfishness and individualism toward a culture of sharing and nourishing the common good.
Mount Mercy University's award-winning student newspaper, the Mount Mercy Times, was recognized for outstanding achievement at the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA) annual conference in Des Moines.
Mount Mercy University will host the second annual Chamber Choir Festival on Thursday, February 21. Choirs from Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Vinton-Shellsburg and Linn Mar high schools will join the Mount Mercy University Choir for an afternoon of rehearsals, clinics and an "Informance" in the Chapel of Mercy on February 21, at 5:00 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.
Mount Mercy University will host 'Valentine's on the Hilltop: Songs on the Seven Sides of Love' on Thursday, February 14, at 8:00 p.m. in the University Center Commons. The event is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.
Mount Mercy University's Janalyn Hanson White Gallery will feature the artistic work of Erica Damman in the exhibit "Mapping Recovery: Five Years Later," February 8 – March 1. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Viewings outside of regular business hours can be arranged by checking out a key from the University Center Information Desk. An artist talk will be held on Friday, February 8, from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Lundy 3, Lower Lundy.
Mount Mercy University, Coe College and United Way of East Central Iowa are partnering with the Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) and Kids Against Hunger to help feed the hungry for this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
Sixteen Mount Mercy University students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration program are traveling to Punta Gorda, Belize, to work for the common good and development of the country this week. Students will partner with entrepreneurs in the country to enhance development of five different businesses, varying in services from solar dried fruit to an Internet café. Punta Gorda is the southernmost sizable town in Belize with a population of approximately 5,500 people representing seven ethnic groups.
Miss Iowa Mariah Cary will compete for the title of Miss America on Saturday, January 12. The competition will broadcast Saturday on ABC at 8:00 p.m., CST. A native of Burlington, Iowa, the Mount Mercy student's platform focuses on her struggles with mild motor tics, a form of Tourette Syndrome. During her visits to Iowa schools, she has spoken about bullying and dealing with the condition as a child.
Mount Mercy welcomed 20 freshmen into the STEPS (Striving Towards Engaged and Purposeful Servant-Leadership) program during a special induction ceremony on Thursday, January 3, in Mount Mercy’s Stello Performance Hall.