November Birthdays
11/1 -Amir Hadzic
11/1 -Julie Jewell
11/2 -Edy Parsons
11/3 -Mindy Chrisman
11/3 -Charles Crawley
11/4-Carole Hansbrough
11/5 -Paul McGinness
11/5 -Curtis Sanders
11/5 -Connie Snitker
11/6 -Audrey Sheller
11/7 -Stephanie Jetter
11/7 -Carlos Pabon-Caban
11/8 -Jacob Fishell
11/9  -James Landis
11/10 -Patrick Collins
11/10 -David Van Allen
11/12 -Stephen Gilmour
11/13 -Mindi Bucklin
11/13-Patricia O'Donnell
11/14 -Vicky Maloy
11/17 -Norma Linda Mattingly
11/18 -Susan Davidson
11/20 -Adam Bedell
11/21 -Scott Baumler
11/23 -Lisa Boshart
11/23 -Fatmir Kote
11/26 -Sr. Shari Sutherland
11/27 -Anne Heim
Upcoming Events 

Art Exhibit: Victoria Grube
Victoria's Secret - A Graphic
Novel of Mid Day Ghosts
Nov 12 - Dec 9
Janalyn Hanson White Gallery
Monday - Friday
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

Global Issues Series:
David Doerge
The Use of Force and the Rule of
International Law in the 21st Century
Nov 16
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall
Athletic Events
 Men's Basketball
Mount Mercy University at
Judson University
November 12,
7:00 p.m.

Women's Basketball
Mount Mercy University vs
McPherson College
Midland Lutheran (Nebraska) Tournament
November 12, 5:30 p.m.

Men's Basketball
Mount Mercy University vs
Trinity International University
November 13, 2:00 p.m.

Women's Basketball
Mount Mercy University vs
Midland Lutheran College
November 13, 3:00 p.m.

Men's Basketball
Mount Mercy University vs
Maranatha Baptist Bible College
November 19, 6:00 p.m.

Women's Basketball
Mount Mercy University vs
Augsburg College
November 19, 8:00 p.m.

Quick Links
November 2010

Associate Professor of Education Ellen O'Keefe presented two services for St. Pius teachers on September 15 and September 29. The first service covered strategies for teaching students with learning disabilities and the second service addressed strategies for teaching students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Associate Professors of Education Dawn Behan and Ellen O'Keefe accompanied two Mount Mercy graduate students as they spoke at the Iowa Learning Disabilities Association Conference on October 25. The students' session is titled, "Universal Design that Works." 

Associate Professor of Art
Kathryn Hagy recently had an article, titled "Role Playing the Cincinnati-Mapplethorpe Case in an Art Appreciation Course" accepted for publication in Volume 5 of the International Journal of the Arts in Society. She will also be lecturing on November 30 as part of an international conference in Kathmandu, Nepal on "The Glocalization of Art: Contemporary Art Practice." Glocalization is a combination of "global" and "local." Her paper will cover cross-fertilization between Eastern and Western art in the contemporary American art scene. The paper will be published in Nepal as part of the conference proceedings.

Evening Supervisor and Interlibrary Loan Associate Robyn Clark-Bridges represented the EQALU Board of Directors at the National Outdoor Ministry Conference in Newark, New Jersey throughout the first week in November. 

Professor of Philosophy
Joseph R. Givvin presented, "Film as Philosophical Text: Using the Films of Woody Allen to Teach Philosophy" at the 64th Annual RMMLA Convention on October 14 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Assistant Professor of Biology
Alesia Hruska-Hageman and Assistant Professor of Mathematics Jitka Stehnova presented workshops at the "Open Minds, Open Doors Conference" at Coe College on October 21, where they organized workshops for 500 middle school girls. The conference encouraged the girls to enter into the career fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Stehnova also presented at the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) conference on October 23 at Coe College.

Associate Professor of Accounting
Steve Gilmour and Mount Mercy accounting students attended the 2010 Institute of Management Accountants Annual Student Night event on October 19 at Theatre Cedar Rapids. The event provided an opportunity for students to attend a professional organizational meeting, network with local accounting professionals and provided an opportunity to learn about the Institute of Management Accountants.

Professor of Sociology
Mohammad Chaichian was invited to serve as a guest lecturer by the Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City on October 20 to help facilitate discussion as part of their program, "What You Have Never Heard About the Middle East." The topic of Chaichian's talk was "Real Iran: A Look beyond the Nuclear Weapons Fuss."

Associate Professor of Economics
Ayman Amer, Lecturer of Nursing Audrey Sheller and Lecturer of Education Lisa Smith participated in the America Reads program at Kenwood Elementary School on October 22
Mount Mercy Names in the News

Mount Mercy University President Christopher Blake offered his gratitude after the University received $1.2 million from an anonymous donor. "We are honored that this donor, who wished to remain anonymous, chose to create a meaningful legacy by investing in Mount Mercy students and the faith-inspired education they receive on the Hill." - President Christopher Blake, Iowa Higher Education website.

Associate Professor of Business Bob Walker was featured in The Corridor Business Journal on October 4 for his new book club initiative for Mount Mercy MBA graduates. "It came about during my discussion with students. When you're here as a student, you build a close relationship with the other students in the MBA program, and you hate to lose that network and those connections. If you're going to have good discussions about these books, why not have them with the people that you studied with when you were learning about business?" - Bob Walker, Corridor Business Journal, October 4, 2010

Head Men's Soccer Coach Amir Hadzic was featured in The Cedar Rapids Gazette on October 24 regarding the unique cultural blend of teammates on the men's soccer team. "We kept winning and the players kept believing in themselves more and more." - Amir Hadzic, The Cedar Rapids Gazette, October 24, 2010

Residence Hall Director Layne Huey was featured in the Gazette publication Hoopla on October 28 in the "My Style" section.

Mount Mercy University was featured on KGAN on October 10 for serving as the site for the 2nd Congressional District debate between Democrat Dave Loebsack and Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks on October 12. 

Mount Mercy University was featured on KGAN on October 11 for receiving a $1.2 million anonymous donation towards an endowed scholarship fund.

Head Men's Soccer Coach Amir Hadzic was interviewed on KGYM 1600 AM radio on October 27. Hadzic and hosts Scott Unash, Mark Dukes, and Brent Staab discussed one of the most successful soccer seasons in school history, as well as aspirations for the Midwest Collegiate Conference Tournament.

Associate Professor of Speech/Drama Kathi Pudzuvelis and junior Cody Bouwman were featured on KCCK 88.3 FM radio's "Culture Crawl" on October 29, where they discussed the fall play, Over the River and Through the Woods.

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