Mount Mercy's PROUD taskforce
(PRomoting Our University Distinctiveness) is launching its second year of the Adopt an Area program. Open to all faculty, staff and students, Adopt an Area allows you to form a team of colleagues and "adopt" a specific area of campus for cultivation, gardening, beautification and general upkeep. With the support of the facilities department, you'll be able to purchase flowers or other necessities, use campus tools and equipment, and let your imaginations do the rest! If you would like to learn more about how you and your friends can adopt an area of campus, contact Director of Facilities Dave Dennis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Suarez to present paper at SECOLAS
Assistant Professor of Spanish Belkis Suarez
will present her paper "La mujer en el cine venezolano" at the South Eastern Conference for Latin American Studies (SECOLAS
) at the University of Florida March 29-31.
Guthrie, Bro, Lewis and nursing students attend legislative event
Assistant Professors of Nursing Sharon Guthrie
, Kim Bro
, and Lecturer of Nursing Becky Lewis
accompanied seven graduate and five undergraduate nursing students to Des Moines on February 16 for Iowa Nurses Association Legislative Day. The session included updates about current state health policy issues and education regarding the public policy process. In the afternoon, students and faculty engaged in health related discussion with numerous senators and representatives at the Capitol. For many students, this was their first experience visiting the Capitol and engaging in discussion with legislators.
Christenson to serve on Global Journal of Health Science board
Associate Professor and Clinical Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program Jacob Christenson
, Ph.D., LMFT, will serve on the Global Journal of Health Science
board. The journal is an international, peer reviewed, open access journal, which publishes research and studies in the fields of public health, health policy, health education and regional disease, among many others. Christenson will provide feedback on content within the publication. The position is offered by invitation only, and board members must have demonstrated academic competence in research.
Gilmour and students attend Accounting Summit
Associate Professor of Accounting Steve Gilmour
and Mount Mercy seniors Lesa Caspers
, Carrie Werning
and junior Jodi Burgess
attended the 2012 Accounting Summit
in Coralville February 16-18. The summit allowed attendees to learn first-hand the current challenges facing the accounting profession and provided opportunities to engage in discussion, case-based learning activities and hear presentations from individuals in leadership positions throughout the accounting profession. Gilmour facilitated small group discussions of several cases that involved grappling with a practical accounting issue, including ethical considerations as paramount in importance.
At the conclusion of the event, six students were recognized with a leadership-related scholarship. Mount Mercy junior Jodi Burgess
was selected as one of the six scholarship recipients out of 100 accounting students representing 15 colleges and four states at the summit.
Vermillion to launch eBook mystery
Professor of English Mary Vermillion
's first mystery novel, Death by Discount
, will be reissued as an eBook this March. A finalist for two Lambda Literary
Awards, the novel portrays Wal-Mart's impact on small-town America. For more information, please see the publisher's Web site here
Brauhn to publish article, completes online teaching course
Professor of Nursing Nancy Brauhn
, Ph.D., RN, completed BP 101: Foundations of Online Teaching this winter. She also submitted an article in a SAGE
publication - Cultural Sociology of Divorce: An Encyclopedia,
which will be published in 2013. In her article, Brauhn highlights what has become a culture of divorce and its impact on society.
Hadzic serves on guest panel for production on Bosnian war
Coordinator of International Student Services and Men's Soccer Head Coach Amir Hadzic
served as a guest panelist at Riverside Theatre in Iowa City on February 24. The purpose of the panel was to provide a talkback discussion among community members following the play The Toymaker's War
, which focused on Bosnian civil conflict and a young journalist's account of events. To read more on this production and Hadzic's role click here
Castle, King present marketing strategies to Chamber group
Interim Assistant Provost/Dean of Adult Programs Tom Castle
and Lecturer in Business Anne King
discussed modern marketing strategies and areas of focus in the classroom at a marketing roundtable meeting for the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance on February 16. The group of non-competing marketing professionals met on campus for the February monthly meeting.
Jentz recognized by City Council
Coordinator of Marketing and Media Content Jennifer Jentz
, along with former colleagues of the Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Business Long Term Recovery Initiative, was recognized by the Cedar Rapids City Council on February 28. Mayor Ron Corbett declared February 28 as Business Long Term Recovery Day in Cedar Rapids in recognition of the group's work in business flood recovery that helped save 82 percent of Cedar Rapids flooded businesses and thousands of jobs. Jentz was the communications specialist of the initiative, which concluded on December 31, 2011.