March Birthday's 
3/1 - Raven Blackwell
3/1 - Brian Reynolds
3/1 - Mary Louise Saindon
3/2 - Kate Beihl
3/4 - Marilyn Lefebure
3/5 - Janis Dickes
3/6 - Joy Ochs
3/8 - John Marsden
3/16 - Kecia Ashford
3/18 - Christopher Blake
3/18 - Sarah Botkin
318 - Lonna Drewelow
3/18 - Vicky Smith
3/19 - Christopher DeVault
3/19 - Janelle Ster
3/25 - Amanda Cushman
3/25 - Thomas Javoroski
3/25 - David Walker
3/30 - Joseph Givvin
3/30 - Karla Stuecker  

Upcoming Events  


36 Annual Children's Art Exhibit
February 28 - March 13 4th Floor, Warde Hall

8 am - 8 pm | Mon - Th
8:00 am - 5 pm | Fri 


Fulbright Lecture  

Kathryn Hagy, M.F.A

More than Mount Everest

Thursday, March 3

7 pm | Flaherty   


Dr. James Zogby 

Arab Voices: What They are Saying to Us and Why it Matters

Monday, March 7

7 pm | Betty Cherry   


Faculty Forum 

Dr. Joe Givvin

Taking Humor Seriously

 Tuesday, March 8
7 pm | Flaherty  


Visiting Writer
Mary Helen Stefaniak

Thursday, March 10

Q&A | 3:30 p.m.  

Reading | 7:00 p.m. 



Gallery Exhibit 

 Dawn Gettler

jill came tumbling after  March 11 - April 14

4 - 6 pm | Mon - Fri

Janalyn Hanson White Gallery  


MBA Speaker Series 

Sr. Mary Jean Ryan

Accountability: The Pathway to Excellence

Monday, March 14

7 pm | Chapel of Mercy

Global Issues Series 

 Dr. Adam Ebert

The Ethical Treatment of Animals in Western Culture 

Wednesday, March 16

3:30 pm | Flaherty  


Sacred and the Secular 

Lunchtime Concert

Mount Mercy Choir
Thursday, March 17

Noon | Stello

Spring Play 

An Inspector Calls

March 31 - April 2 | 7:30

April 1 | 1:30 pm

McAuley Theater


Athletic Events


Men's and Women's Indoor T & F

March 3

NAIA Indoor Championships


Baseball, March 4

Mount Mercy University at Avila University

2:00 pm

Softball, March 4

Mount Mercy University vs TBA


Men's and Women's Indoor T & F
March 5 

NAIA Indoor Championships

Baseball, March 5

Mount Mercy University at Benedictine College

12:00 pm

Softball, March 5

Mount Mercy University vs TBA

Baseball, March 6

Mount Mercy University at Benedictine College

1:00 pm

Baseball, March 12

Mount Mercy University at Graceland University

1:00 pm


Quick Links

March 2011 

Dirks-Bihun Invited to Speak on Immigration
Assistant Professor of Social Work April Dirks-Bihun was invited to present on the topic of Latinos and new immigration issues to a group of concerned citizens at the Unitarian Church in Iowa City on December 16. A survivor of the 2008 Postville immigration raid was invited to the event and shared her story during the presentation. The lecture was part of a human rights forum hoping to increase awareness of undocumented immigrants living in our communities.

Chaichian Presents at Academic Summit
Professor of Sociology Mohammad Chaichian presented at The Future of Ethnic Studies: An Academic Summit at Iowa State University on February 25. His presentation was titled, "The Continued Significance of Ethnic Studies Programs in the Context of a Globalized Political Economy."

Clark-Bridges Elected to National Library Advisory Board
Evening Supervisor and Interlibrary Loan Associate Robyn Clark-Bridges has accepted a three-year appointment to serve on Wartburg College's National Library Advisory Board, where she will help guide library policies, direction, and curriculum.

Tyx Publishes Poem
Associate Professor of English Carol Tyx had a poem, "Learning God Like Spanish" accepted into the Spring 2011 issue of the literary journal Tenth Muse.

Chrisman Presents at Leadership Conference
Coordinator of Leadership Programs Mindy Chrisman '05 and students Bethany Carney, Olivia Hemmer, and Amanda Stahley from the STEPS leadership program have been invited to present at the IUGO Leadership Conference on March 26. Their presentation is titled "Balance - It's Not Just for Gymnasts Anymore."


Women's Leadership Conference

The Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education is sponsoring a Women's Leadership Conference at the University of Northern Iowa on April 15. The conference will include interactive and activity-based sessions where participants can engage in self-reflection about their desired career path. For information on this conference please contact MBA Program Director Deb Oliver.    

Faculty and Staff Message Board

A reminder that all faculty and staff are encouraged to post information and announcements on the Faculty and Staff message board. You can also set up e-mail alerts to receive an e-mail when new announcements are added. Never miss news again!    


Mount Mercy Names in the News


Mount Mercy students Kelsey Pestka and Abby Myers were featured in The Cedar Rapids Gazette on February 3 for being involved in snow day activities on the Mount Mercy campus when classes were canceled the first day of the Spring semester due to weather.   


Associate professor of economics Ayman Amer was featured in The Cedar Rapids Gazette on February 5 for his speaking engagement at Kirkwood Community College during their special series on Understanding the Turmoil in Egypt. Amer was also a guest lecture on WMT 600 AM with hosts Ryan Schlader on February 7 and Andy Petersen on February 9. Amer was born in Cairo, and has several family members in Egypt.


Mount Mercy University Men's Basketball Player Chad Underwood was featured in The Cedar Rapids Gazette on February 6 for his 22-point contribution to the game against Ashford, where the Mustangs won and head basketball coach Paul Gavin saw his 300th win.    


Coordinator of Recreation and Wellness Programs Brenda Steinke was featured in The Corridor Business Journal on February 7 regarding the healthy workplace environment at Mount Mercy. Steinke contributes to numerous health awareness campaigns on campus such as fitness classes, yoga and Weight Watchers at work, among many others initiatives.


Senior Lecturer of Art David Van Allen was featured as a guest on KCRG-TV9's  morning show on Sunday, February 13. Van Allen highlighted the area college artwork exhibit at the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery.  


Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Deb Brydon was invited to appear on KCRG-TV9's "Ethical Perspectives in the News" on February 13. Brydon was one of three panelists discussing politics and the Iowa judiciary, particularly the effect of the removal of three Iowa Supreme Court justices after the Court upheld gay marriage.


Assistant Professor of Business Tracy Tunwall was featured in The Corridor Business Journal on February 14 for being named chairperson at the Iowa Senior Human Resources Association.


Tunwall was also featured on WMT 600 AM on February 24 regarding a webinar series titled "The Value of a Veteran," which Tunwall is on the steering committee for. The series focuses on the business opportunity that exists in hiring veterans, and covers elements of the business side such as where to find veterans, translating the military resume, and how to retain veterans after they have been hired. The series is a collaborative effort between a number of area organizations. 











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