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    Elisabeth Hostetler
11/5    Paul McGinness
11/5    Curtis Sanders  
11/5    Connie Snitker  
11/6    Audrey Sheller  
11/7    Carlos Pabon-Caban
11/8    Thomas Nickels
11/10    David VanAllen
11/12    Stephen Gilmour
11/13    Mindi Bucklin
11/13    Jennifer Duffy
11/13    Deborah Manion
11/13    Patricia O'Donnell
11/14    Vicky Maloy  
11/17    Norma Linda Mattingly
11/17    Matthew Mercier
11/18    John Schultes
11/20    Adam Bedell
11/21    Scott Baumler  
11/23    Fatmir Kote
11/26    Sr. Shari Sutherland  
11/27    Anne Heim

Upcoming Events
 Film Festival
Lunch Line
Nov. 1 | 7:00 p.m.
Busse Viewing Room

"Grottos in the Heartland"
with Lisa Stone
Nov. 3 | 7:00 p.m.
Donnelly 300

Artist Talk with Meghan Bean '08
Nov. 4 | 4:00 p.m.
Lundy 3, Lower Lundy Hall
Reception immediately following in the Gallery

Faculty Forum: Joe Sheller
"The Iowa Caucuses 2012: The Last Hurrah?"
Nov. 8 | 7:00 p.m.

Visiting Writer:
ZZ Packer
Q&A: 3:30 p.m.
Reading: 7:00 p.m.
Betty Cherry

Nov. 10 - 12 | 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 13 | 1:30 p.m.
McAuley Theater 


Athletic Events


Tuesday, Nov. 1  

Iowa Wesleyan College at Mount Mercy 
7:00 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 4

Men's Basketball 
Benedictine College at Mount Mercy 
8:00 p.m.
Women's Basketball
Mount Mercy vs. Hastings College
7:00 p.m.
Satursday, Nov. 5
Men's Basketball
Graceland University at Mount Mercy 
4:00 p.m.
Women's Basketball
Mount Mercy at Morningside College
7:00 p.m.
Men's & Women's Bowling
Mount Mercy at Warhawk Open
(Nov. 5-6)
Men's & Women's Cross Country
Mount Mercy at MCC Championships
11:00 a.m.
Women's Soccer
Mount Mercy vs. TBA
Mount Mercy vs. TBA
Sunday, Nov. 6

Men's Soccer
Mount Mercy vs. TBA
Tuesday, Nov. 8
Men's Basketball
Culver-Stockton College at Mount Mercy
7:00 p.m.
Women's Basketball
Culver-Stockton College at Mount Mercy
5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 9
Women's Soccer
Mount Mercy vs. TBA 
Mount Mercy vs. TBA 
Thursday, Nov. 10
Men's Soccer
Mount Mercy vs. TBA


Quick Links

November 2011

Assistant Professor of Nursing Sharon Yearous has been invited to be part of the Health and Wellness Advisory Council for the Midwest Dairy Council, an affiliate of National Dairy Council and the nutrition education arm of Midwest Dairy Association. The Advisory Council includes nine education, nutrition and health professionals representing diverse areas of expertise from six Midwestern states. The Advisory Council's purpose is to provide knowledge and guidance on health and wellness trends and issues and to support the role of dairy's nutrient-rich value as part of a healthy, balanced diet. Yearous will provide leadership related to youth and school health on behalf of the committee. It is a two-year commitment.

In September, Professor of English Mary Vermillion participated in a Career Placement Panel at the University of Iowa, advising English Ph.D. students who want to teach at small liberal arts colleges. In October, Vermillion also served on a mystery author panel at the Cedar Rapids Public Library. The event, "Unlocking the Mystery of Mysteries," was sponsored by the Iowa Chapter of Sisters in Crime. The Iowa Chapter of "Sisters in Crime" is an international organization dedicated to the professional development and advancement of women writing crime fiction.   

Director of Major and Planned Gifts Hilery Livengood led a panel discussion for the October 17 All aBoard event, held on Mount Mercy's campus and aimed at encouraging and strengthening board participation. Livengood's topic: "Mind Your Board Manners" addressed the rules of order, bylaws and other expert advice regarding the P's and Q's of board membership. The event was sponsored by ImpactCR, a program under the Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce.

Professor of Biology Neil Bernstein served as senior author on a paper published in the October 2011 Natural Areas Journal entitled "Response of a yellow mud turtle (Kinosternon flavescens Agassiz) community to habitat change: management implications for a nature preserve."  

Associate Professors of Criminal Justice Deb Brydon and Amanda Humphrey presented initial findings of their research to the 6th Judicial District Department of Corrections Victims Advisory Committee on September 12. Brydon and Humphrey worked with three students, Mike Miroux, Taylor Feltes, and Dan Clouse through the Pathways to Scholarship Project to determine the processing time for criminal cases in Linn County for 2007-2009. They will now expand their research to Johnson County to get a broader look at processing times for the 6th Judicial District. 

Professor of Sociology Mohammad Chaichian recently had his paper, "The New Phase of Globalization and Brain Drain: Migration of Educated and Skilled Iranians to the United States" accepted for publication in the International Journal of Social Economics (forthcoming, Volume 38, No.1, 2012). Chaichian also presented a paper, "Continuing Significance of Diversity: Globalization and the Need for a Paradigm Shift in Teaching Ethnic Studies" at the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Conference as part of their 'Diversity Forum' in Phoenix, Arizona on October 21.

In October, Professor of English Joy Ochs attended the conference of the National Collegiate Honors Council in Phoenix, Ariz., where she headed a roundtable on "Forming an Honors Community at Small Colleges." She also served as a lead facilitator for the all-day City-as-Text: Phoenix workshop.



Mount Mercy Names in the News


Mount Mercy Acting Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Melody Graham and alumna Jane Meyer '82 were featured in The Cedar Rapids Gazette on October 8 for being recognized during the Waypoint Tribute to Women's 30th annual awards banquet on October 6. Graham won an Outstanding Award in the category "Organizational Impact in a Non-Profit." Meyer won an Outstanding Award in the category "Achievements in Her Field."   


Mount Mercy's annual Barbara Knapp Endowed Business Lecture Series guest speaker Patrick Baird was featured in The Cedar Rapids Gazette on October 13 for his perspective he shared on the financial crisis of 2008 during his lecture at Mount Mercy on October 11.  


Assistant Professor of History Adam Ebert was invited to be a guest on 600 WMT AM radio's "What's Happening with Ryan Schlader" on October 10. Ebert helped shed some light and shared humorous stories on Christopher Columbus during the show.

Interim Director of Information Technology Connie Snitker was quoted in The Cedar Rapids Gazette on October 14 in a story called "Supply and Demand" which highlighted the trend of wireless devices on college campuses.

Director of Counseling Services Collleen Prendergast, Coordinator of Campus Music Gerald Kreitzer, Coordinator of Volunteerism and Service Learning Brooke Oehme, and Admissions Counselor Ryan Ronan were featured in The Corridor Business Journal's "Movers and Shakers" on October 10 for their Mount Mercy appointments.


Mount Mercy's Aquinas Lecture guest speaker, Patrick Jordan, was featured in The Catholic Witness on October 16 for his visit to Mount Mercy. Jordan is the managing editor of Commonweal magazine.


Master of Science in Nursing Program Director Kathryn Dolter and Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Director Jacob Christenson were featured in The Corridor Business Journal's "Movers and Shakers" on October 17 regarding their Mount Mercy appointments.

"Grottos in the Heartland" was featured in The Catholic Witness on October 28 as promotion for the upcoming guest lecture on November 3 by curator Lisa Stone.  


Mount Mercy graduate Mickena Guillaume '10 was featured in The Cedar Rapids Gazette on October 26 in a profile on her career at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home, where she uses her graphic design and multimedia design skills to create memorial DVDs for family members who have lost loved ones.

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