Blake serves as guest speaker at Jefferson High School
President Christopher Blake served as a guest speaker at the National Honor Society induction ceremony at Jefferson High School on April 18. Dr. Blake spoke on the values of servant leadership to current members and inductees of the honor society during the event.
Stehnova attends the Midwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Jitka Stehnova was invited to attend the Midwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium held at Simpson College on April 1-2. Stehnova also spoke to the Women, Science, and Power Panel at The 20 Years after the Berlin Wall Conference held at the University of Iowa on April 7-8.
Rinderknecht presents at the Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Director of Financial Aid Bethany Rinderknecht presented at the Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (IASFAA) spring conference in Des Moines on April 7-8. Her presentation was titled, "Program Review: Be ready as the 'FEDS' Wheel in...Don't Get Thrown Under the Bus!"
McNeese leads two reading discussion series for Humanities Iowa
Assistant Professor of History Allison McNeese led two reading discussion series for Humanities Iowa this spring, which she wrote and developed. She presented, Wild Weather, at the James Kennedy Public Library in Dyersville, and at the Burlington Public Library she presented, All Things Teddy: The Extraordinary Life of Theodore Roosevelt.
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."
Damsteegt presents at the Iowa Psychological Association, awarded the Iowa Psychological Association Award
Professor of Psychology Don Damsteegt presented a workshop at the Iowa Psychological Association on April 9. His presentation, "Dr. Rogers, will you be my Facebook friend? And other ethical dilemmas in the electronic age," highlighted ethical concerns regarding psychologists use of social media. Damsteegt was also awarded the Iowa Psychological Association's Meritorious Achievement Award for his long time leadership with the state association, where he is currently the Public Education Committee Chair.
Hadzic receives prestigious Xavier XTRA Award
Coordinator of International Student Services and Men's Soccer Head Coach Amir Hadzic received the prestigious Xavier XTRA Award for outstanding coach, director or moderator at Xavier High School on May 17. Hadzic led the Xavier men's soccer team to win the 2010 State Championship.
Crary serves on Health Program Management Committee
Assistant Professor of Nursing Lu Crary will serve on the Health Program Management Committee, where she will be representing RN to BSN and four-year nursing programs.The committee is charged with guiding health occupation education throughout the state, as well as assisting the Iowa Department of Education annual health budget proposals. Crary's term will start in July.
Cashner serves on selection panel for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships
Director of International Programs Catharine Cashner is serving on the selection panel for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships for study abroad. These scholarships, sponsored by the U.S. State Department and administered by the Institute of International Education, provide funding for study abroad and undergraduate students with high financial need.
Vermillion signs contract for her third novel, serves as panelist for workshop
Professor of English Mary Vermillion signed a contract for her third novel, A Seminal Murder, to be published in July 2012 by Regal Crest Books. Vermillion was also invited to serve as a panelist at a workshop for The University of Iowa's graduate students in English who were seeking teaching jobs.
Yearous defends dissertation, facilitates workshop
Assistant Professor of Nursing Sharon Yearous successfully defended her dissertation, "School Nurse Documentation: Knowledge, Attitude, and Barriers to Using Standardized Nursing Languages and Current Practices," on April 21 at the University of Iowa College of Nursing. She also facilitated a pre-conference workshop for the Iowa School Nurse Organization Annual Spring Conference on April 6. The workshop was titled, "National School Nurse Certification Exam Review." Forty school nurses from the state of Iowa were registered for this workshop.
Hagy invited to participate in two art exhibits
Associate Professor of Art Kathryn Hagy has been invited to exhibit her work at two venues: the CornerHouse Art Gallery group exhibit of local photographers, with an opening reception held May 12 - and the Nepal Fulbright Commission's 50th Anniversary Art Exhibit, hosted at the Siddhartha Art Gallery in Kathmandu, Nepal, June 19 - July 3.
Kaefring selected for Higher One Education's Product Steering Committee
Controller Jenny Kaefring has been selected to be on Higher One Education's Product Steering Committee for 2011. Kaefring, alongside 19 other committee members, will be looking at new products Higher One can offer schools and help evaluate products. The committee will also make suggestions on what products Higher One would like to offer in the future. Higher One is a leading company focused on helping college business offices manage operations and provide enhanced service to students.
Mustangs in the Big Apple
A photo of the Mount Mercy Men's Soccer Team is currently running on a video board in Times Square, New York, courtesy of JoePhoto and Candid Color Systems. To view the "Attitude Pano" visit Kodak's website.
Kernels Tickets - Gone!
All of the Kernels' home game tickets the Communications & Marketing Office were giving away have been claimed, but you can also keep an eye on Mount Mercy's Facebook page for additional opportunities to win!
All Out for Alabama!
Please consider those affected by the April tornado in Alabama. Hundreds of homes were lost and damaged, and an estimated 345 people lost their lives. Join us in going All Out for Alabama! Collection boxes for gently used/new clothing, kitchen/household items, school supplies and linens will be placed in Campus Ministry, McAuley Cafeteria, Basile Hall, and Lundy Commons until Thursday May 19 at 6:00 p.m. The collected goods will be sent to the Red Cross and distributed appropriately. Thank you for your support! Sponsored by Residence Life. For more information please contact sophomore Casey Gaul.