Faculty and staff invited to use child care during tonight's play performance
Faculty and staff are invited to take advantage of childcare available during tonight's performance of the drama production An Inspector Calls. Childcare will be available tonight only, for children who are potty-trained. Parents can drop off their children at Lundy beginning at 7:00 p.m., and must sign a waiver before leaving their children. This opportunity is provided by the Stang Gang and Drama Club.
Adopt your own corner of Mount Mercy
Do you take pride in the appearance of Mount Mercy's campus? Join us for an exciting new campus beautification program. The "Adopt-An-Area" program offers faculty and staff the opportunity to adopt one of ten designated exterior areas of campus for cultivation and gardening. Each area can be adopted by an individual, group, or department. Supplies and tools (including flowers and plants) will be provided by the maintenance department. Prizes will be awarded based on creativity, distinctiveness, and ongoing maintenance. Those interested in adopting an area should contact Dave Dennis at extension 1313.
Ebert presents in New Mexico
Assistant Professor of History Adam Ebert was invited to present at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association March 3-6 on "Money Myths" in Albuquerque, NM. The title of Ebert's presentation was "Housewives and Old Wives: Superstition and Economy in 19th c. English Beekeeping."
Raine serves as featured speaker
Archivist and Reference Librarian Kristy Raine was a featured speaker during a Cedar Rapids meeting of Morning Connection women's group. Raine delivered the lecture, "Grant Wood: A Life," and shared major events from the painter's life and his legacy in American art. Raine also served as a featured speaker at the Dubuque Museum of Art on March 13. The lecture, "Three Men and a Painting: Eldon, Iowa, the Summer of 1930, and the Birth of American Gothic," was a Humanities Iowa event. Raine appeared as part of the museum's winter series of events devoted to Grant Wood's history and legacy.
Grove presents at Czech and Slovak National Museum
Professor of English Jim Grove gave a presentation, "Fulbrights Abroad," during the 6th Czech and Slovak History Conference at the Czech and Slovak National Museum in Cedar Rapids on March 11. The topic of this international conference centered around the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia in l989.
Huey named to Uptown District Board of Directors
Residence Hall Director Allison Layne Huey was named to the Board of Directors with Uptown District (formerly called First Ave Uptown College District). Uptown District is an alliance of businesses and institutions that focus on enhancing safety and security in the district and promoting an enhanced retail environment for the Cedar Rapids community.
Mount Mercy represents at leadership conference
Several Mount Mercy representatives participated in the IUGO Leadership Conference on March 26 and served on panels. Director of Leadership Programs Mindy Chrisman '05 served on the panel, "Balance - It's not just for Gymnasts Anymore," in addition to her work moderating and organizing the conference. Vice President for Enrollment and Student Life Dr. Sue Oatey served on the panel, "Connecting Ethics and Leadership." Director of Student Activities and Orientation Sarah Botkin served on the panel, "Student Affairs - The Greatest Job That You've Never Heard Of."
Mount Mercy art students will display work at Eco-Arts Fest
Artwork from students in Professor of Art Jane Gilmor's drawing class, Associate Professor of Art Kathryn Hagy's printmaking class, and Jim Jacobmeyer's art education class will be featured during the upcoming downtown Eco-Arts Fest on April 16. The event will take place in the New Bohemia Arts and Entertainment District, 3rd Street SE, Cedar Rapids.
Hanson participates in Student Affairs conference
Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Resident Life Jenifer Hanson participated in the 2011 NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) Annual Conference on March 12-16 in Philadelphia. The theme of the conference was "Educating for Lives of Purpose." Special program tracks focused on: advising and helping, assessment, evaluation and research and equity and diversity, among many others.
Creative writing contest launched
With the help of the Office of Admissions, Professor of English Mary Vermillion launched Mount Mercy's first annual Creative Writing Contest for high school juniors. Mount Mercy students in her Intermediate Creative Writing class provided written feedback to all forty-four young contestants.
Book Club continues at Anamosa State Penitentiary
This academic year, students in Professor of English Mary Vermillion and Associate Professor of English Carol Tyx's literature courses led seven "book club" discussions at the Anamosa State Penitentiary.
Sutherland participates in Collaborative Sponsor Formation Program
Sr. Shari Sutherland participated in a Collaborative Sponsor Formation Program on March 18-20 in Oakbrook, Ill. Twelve collaborative organizations met and used the program as an opportunity to provide support for the orientation and development of current and future sponsors.
Mount Mercy faculty and staff participate in Mercy retreat
Mount Mercy faculty and staff members joined with colleagues from seven other Mercy universities for a Mission Retreat for Mercy Higher Education in Omaha, Neb. March 4-6. Participants included Boyd Broughton, Lu Crary, Tammy Hansen, Jenifer Hanson, Kris Keuseman, Nancy Merryman, Bill Mulcahey, Joe Nguyen, Mary Jean Stanton, Cheryl Redd, Bob Walker and Sr. Shari Sutherland.
Call for Happenings on the Hill proposals
Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit proposals for "Happenings on the Hill" Cultural Affairs events each year. The Cultural Affairs Committee is allowed a budget for planning on-campus cultural affairs events and is charged with selecting which events to support monetarily. Those wishing to be considered for a Fall 2011 or Spring 2012 "Happening on the Hill" event should submit a proposal to the Cultural Affairs Committee. Please e-mail submissions to email@example.com or use the online form to submit proposals.
Commencement information and activities online
As Commencement approaches, please refer to Mount Mercy's website for up-to-date information on events, locations and speaker information.