July 21, 2014 - 12:29pm
A 1990s large-scale study by San Diego medical doctor Vincent Fellitti and Dr. Robert Anda of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked childhood trauma to poor adult health. These childhood traumas have been dubbed Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and are based on factors of abuse, divorce, imprisonment and substance use. ACEs have been at the forefront of many recent community conversations as social service organizations discuss what can be done locally to break this damaging cycle.
July 18, 2014 - 2:23pm
Veterans attending Mount Mercy University have a new place to network. In June, the university opened a lounge on the first level of Warde Hall specifically for service men and women to call their own. “With computer stations and a printer, microwave and mini-fridge, meeting table and comfortable seating, we hope the lounge offers a welcoming place for veterans to connect with one another as well as to study and relax in between classes,” said Rob Callahan, vice president for enrollment management at Mount Mercy.
July 17, 2014 - 10:40am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The Mount Mercy athletic department had another successful year on the field of play and in the classroom, counting nine NAIA Scholar-Teams, 19 NAIA Scholar-Athletes and 99 academic all-Midwest Collegiate Conference honorees.
July 16, 2014 - 3:00pm
Eleven nursing students and their instructor Juh Shin from Seoul, Korea visited Mount Mercy’s campus on July 15. Assistant Professor of Nursing Elaine Cook guided the students through the clinical simulation lab, the mock care environments where MMU nursing students practice classroom skills in lifelike scenarios. The visit gave students a chance to explore the nursing curriculum of an American university, and ask questions about the differences and similarities in the learning experience.
Jason Furler, SID
July 10, 2014 - 10:11am
The Midwest Collegiate Conference (MCC) announced Mount Mercy’s Jason Furler ‘95 as their 2013-2014 Sports Information Director of the Year on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Furler, sports information director and athletic facility manager, has been with the University for 19 years. He is the primary media contact for Mount Mercy’s 15 athletic teams and handles logistics for all home sporting events.
English professor, Mary Vermillion
July 10, 2014 - 9:51am
Mount Mercy English professor Mary Vermillion recently published an article in Literature Interpretation Theory, a journal of literary analyses. Her piece explores author Jane Smiley’s A Thousand Acres, a 1991 rewriting of Shakespeare’s King Lear. “I’m excited about the article because it combines several of my favorite teaching interests: Shakespeare, novels, feminism and social justice,” said Vermillion.
July 9, 2014 - 4:46pm
Mount Mercy is pleased to announce spring 2014 graduates for February, May and June. Congratulations to all! Stay connected to Mount Mercy by liking the Mount Mercy Alumni Facebook page. Spring 2014 graduates include: Aaron Ackman William Allen Mickala Anderson Cody Ayers Riley Banes Robinn Bardell Jordan Barnes Justin Bascom Emily Beal Sarah Beck
July 7, 2014 - 5:30pm
Assistant Director of Admissions Hannah Suddendorf received the Iowa Association of College Admission Counseling’s (ACAC) Rising Star Award. This annual award recognizes one outstanding admission staff who exemplifies excellence and dedication to serving the needs of students in transition from high school to college. Suddendorf is the only Iowan to receive this honor in 2014. She is also Iowa’s nominee for the National Association of Admission Counseling’s Rising Star Award. That winner will be announced in September.
July 2, 2014 - 2:33pm
Veterans and PTSD By Nicole Brighton, Student-Therapist Thousands of men and women serve in the military all over the world. Upon returning home from overseas, some personnel struggle to adapt to the major transition from active soldier to civilian. A person may feel bombarded by a multitude of different stressors, including relationships, finances, employment, and a feeling of uncertainty about the future. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can also result from this life-transition.
June 27, 2014 - 11:29am
Each year, Mount Mercy selects one incoming freshman to receive the Sister Mary Ildephonse Holland Scholarship, a full-tuition award. The Holland Scholar is selected based on ACT score and cumulative GPA, community service and extra-curricular activities, as well as participation in the university’s Scholarship Day Invitational. This year, Kennidee De Vilbiss from Ossian, Iowa was selected from a group of 100 applicants. Kennidee was a valedictorian of South Winneshiek High School class of 2014. She was involved in track, cross country, and choir. 
Please join us for the celebration of the Eucharist and invite someone to come with you!Celebration of the Eucharist is open to all at the following times:Sunday Evenings: 8:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy (during the academic year)Sunday Mornings: 8:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Convent Chapel (all year round)
Iowa Private College Week is the perfect opportunity to explore our campus, visit with professors, meet coaches, and hear what current students have to say about life at Mount Mercy University.
Learn about our exciting academic and co-curricular opportunities – what you can do both inside and outside the classroom! 
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Please join us for the celebration of the Eucharist and invite someone to come with you!Celebration of the Eucharist is open to all at the following times:Sunday Evenings: 8:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy (during the academic year)Sunday Mornings: 8:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Convent Chapel (all year round)Thursdays: 12:05 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy (summer)Daily (except Mondays & Saturdays): 9:00 a.m. in the Convent Chapel
Please join us for the celebration of the Eucharist and invite someone to come with you!Celebration of the Eucharist is open to all at the following times:Sunday Evenings: 8:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy (during the academic year)Sunday Mornings: 8:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Convent Chapel (all year round)Thursdays: 12:05 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy (summer)Daily (except Mondays & Saturdays): 9:00 a.m. in the Convent Chapel
Please join us for the celebration of the Eucharist and invite someone to come with you!Celebration of the Eucharist is open to all at the following times:Sunday Evenings: 8:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy (during the academic year)Sunday Mornings: 8:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Convent Chapel (all year round)Thursdays: 12:05 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy (summer)Daily (except Mondays & Saturdays): 9:00 a.m. in the Convent Chapel
Founder’s Day, a cherished annual tradition held the day before classes begin each year, introduces new students to Mount Mercy’s mission, academic life and campus community. Students learn about the history of Mount Mercy, engage in activities and events, and come together to collectively embrace the spirit and essence of what it means to be a part of the Mount Mercy community.
Immediately following the Convocation, students will take part in the annual tradition of signing their names in the tunnels and planting their class tree on campus.
Mount Mercy has over 30 clubs and organizations for you to get involved in. Come and find out which ones interest you. Lots of free stuff and fun!!
June 10, 2014 - 9:43am
A Day In My Life As An MMU Student – Video $500 prize Winner: Nikki Utinkova, Czech Republic Nikki is an international student from the Czech Republic who studied on Mount Mercy’s campus during the 2013-2014 academic year. Her video captures a typical day in her life as an MMU student. “In my spare time in between traveling back home, I created a video. I hope you will like it,” she said. Nikki recently arrived home in the Czech Republic, and her friends on campus already miss her greatly.
June 4, 2014 - 4:15pm
Mount Mercy's Handbell Ensemble recently performed at the Master's Hooding Ceremony.
May 1, 2014 - 10:00am
Congratulations to Tonya Harman, the winner of this year's Aquinas Question challenge and recipient of a $1,000 scholarship! Learn more about Tonya's project Learn more about The Aquinas Question
January 14, 2014 - 5:50pm
The 3D renderings for the new athletic complex come to life in this walk through video. Take a look and then make a gift to support Home Field Advantage today! mtmercy.edu/homefield
January 6, 2014 - 11:30am
What single hateful moment leaves an impression -- that tweet, this post, his pic, her laugh -- fleeting actions that seem harmless create ripples of pain for the subject. Ongoing torment scars, breaks, and damages lives. It's happened to us all at some point in time -- the ghost of a playground bully crosses your mind, an insult slips out at work, or someone gets a laugh at your expense in class. Some of us bounce back from the hurt. Some of us never heal. What word will your actions spark in others? We hope it's love.
December 25, 2013 - 12:18am
A diverse group of students from all across campus came together to wish everyone a Merry Christmas this year. On behalf of the entire campus community, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Learn more about the students in this video at: mtmercy.edu/christmas-card-students
December 24, 2013 - 11:16pm
Merry Christmas from Mount Mercy University! Who's in this video? Find out: mtmercy.edu/christmas-card-students Make sure you like Mount Mercy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter so you see the special mini-video of Christmas wishes from our students which we'll post on Christmas Day.
October 31, 2013 - 11:44am
There's one thing our outdoor athletes have never had - a home. For the first time in Mount Mercy's history, we have a chance to give our athletes a real home field advantage.  The Home Field Advantage campaign is your opportunity to help us build an athletic complex worth of champions, worthy of our Mount Mercy Mustangs. Make your mark on Mount Mercy– be part of the Home Field Advantage campaign.
September 30, 2013 - 4:58pm
September 13, 2013 marked the dedication of the CRST International Graduate Center and kicked off a new chapter in Mount Mercy University's history. Many of the individuals who were crucial in making the graduate center a reality were in attendance, and some are featured in this highlight reel.
September 26, 2013 - 10:00am
Mount Mercy University's accelerated degree programs are tailored for your success. We'll look at your past transcripts and work experience, and build a graduation plan just for you. Flexible finance options along with night and online classes will allow you to get a degree from a well-known and respected university and launch your career to new heights. Visit mtmercy.edu/accelerate to get started.

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