Associate Professor of Accounting Steve Gilmour assisted in supervising a group of Mount Mercy accounting students who took part in a service-learning opportunity for the Eastern Iowa Figure Skating Club and the Cedar Rapids Chapter of the League of Women Voters. The group drafted audit programs, and also prepared a draft of suggestions to help improve the processes for each organization, with regard to maintaining appropriate accounting records.
Assistant Professor of Business Tracy Tunwall has been selected to serve as Chairperson for the Iowa Senior Human Resources Association (ISHRA). As chairman, Tunwall will advise the president and other officers and members of the board of directors regarding past practices, general operations, and other matters to assist in the smooth operation of the chapter.
Associate Professor of Business Rob Rittenhouse sat for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level I exam. Rittenhouse was among the 36 percent of those who passed the exam. The CFA designation is the most highly respected designation within the finance field, which many mutual fund and hedge fund managers possess. The CFA certification requires three exams all together.
Assistant Professor of Social Work April Dirks-Bihun was invited to be involved with a professional workshop focused on cultural competency with faculty of the Iowa City School District. The workshop was in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and was meant to inform teachers and administrators about cultural diversity in the school district and surrounding areas.
Director of campus ministry Bill Mulcahey served in all-day workshops with the Archdiocese of Dubuque's Lay Formation Programs in October and January, and will assist again in February. Topics have included theological reflection, theology of grace, and the formation program on Jesus and salvation. Mulcahey was also named director of an afternoon retreat at American Martyrs Retreat House in Waterloo.
Mount Mercy University hosted the Girl Scouts on January 15 as they launched their first ever Smart Cookie U event. Girl Scouts attended six classes throughout the day that focused on Business Management, Finance, Marketing, Speech, Nutrition, and Entrepreneurship. Mount Mercy Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team members also spent the afternoon with the girls and taught them the importance of education and entrepreneurship, as well as the basic construction of a business plan.
2011 Commencement Activities Schedule
Friday, May 13, 2011
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Accelerated Students Reception
Saturday, May 14, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Mandatory Rehearsal for Graduates - McAuley Theater
Friday, May 20, 2011
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Hooding Ceremony - Chapel of Mercy (for graduate students and their families/friends)
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Hooding Reception - Busse Library Atrium
Saturday, May 21, 2011
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Spring Honors Convocation - Chapel of Mercy
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Senior Reception - Dining Center
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Nursing Pinning - Hennessey Recreational Center
Sunday, May 22, 2011
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Commencement Mass - Chapel of Mercy (all welcome)
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Commencement Brunch - Dining Center
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Commencement Ceremony - U.S. Cellular Center
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Commencement Celebration - Mount Mercy Campus