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October 27, 2014 - 10:18am
For the second consecutive year, Norma Linda Mattingly, associate professor of education, and three of her students collected and delivered donations for the children at St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlin, South Dakota. Mount Mercy students Debbie Smith, Kara McCoy and Kate Till took time out of their summer to bring the children over 200 books and other items that included shoes, toothpaste, coats, jackets, soap, hair products and deodorant.
October 24, 2014 - 11:40am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce the name of its soon-to-be outdoor athletic facility: The Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex. The name honors Mr. Plaster, co-founder of Enactus—an international student, business and entrepreneurship program with an active chapter on Mount Mercy’s campus—and founder of the Robert W. Plaster Foundation of Lebanon, Mo.
October 16, 2014 - 10:05am
Julie Sterling, M.D. ’98 and Jennifer Welton ’05 will be honored as part of the Corridor Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 class of 2014. The annual awards reception spotlights community leaders under the age of 40 who are working to make a positive impact in the Corridor. Dr. Sterling graduated from Mount Mercy with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and biology. She practices at Family Medicine Specialists, P.C. in Cedar Rapids.
October 14, 2014 - 9:33am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce Veterans Free Lunch Fridays beginning October 2014 and running through the academic year. This special program comes on the heels of the university’s pledge to support our troops through signing a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserves this spring and the opening of a Veterans’ Lounge this summer.
October 9, 2014 - 2:42pm
In an effort to raise political awareness among their peers, undergraduate students in Mount Mercy University’s Introduction to American Government arranged to make voting easier for young adults and community members alike. After appraisal and approval of a 100-signature petition by the Linn County Auditor’s Office, Mount Mercy will act as a community-wide satellite voting station on Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
October 8, 2014 - 3:58pm
Danny DeBacker: Teammate, Friend & Student of Mount Mercy University Share a memory of your friend/teammate
October 7, 2014 - 10:25am
National Depression Screening Day, an initiative of Screening for Mental Health, is held every year during Mental Health Awareness Week in an effort to connect individuals with the help needed to overcome depression. This year’s screening day is Thursday, Oct. 9 and Mount Mercy University’s Olson Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic will offer the public free, confidential depression screens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with no appointment needed.
October 6, 2014 - 5:46pm
Professors Elizabeth Kleiman and Jitka Stehnova from Mount Mercy University’s Department of Natural and Applied Sciences recently received a financial grant from the Aegon Transamerica Foundation. The grant will help fund ExploreU, Mount Mercy’s week-long summer camp for middle school girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) professions.
October 2, 2014 - 9:51am
Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the country have prompted nation-wide discussions on police use of force. Mount Mercy University’s criminal justice program is hosting a community conversation with local law officials to educate Eastern Iowa on use of force procedures in Linn County.
October 1, 2014 - 4:04pm
Funeral arrangements for Danny DeBacker have been announced. Visitation will occur Sunday, Oct. 5 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, IL. Funeral service will occur Monday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. at Heritage Church, Rock Island, IL. Click here for more information.
September 30, 2014 - 2:05pm
The Sisters of Mercy, the Rohde family and two of Mount Mercy’s most important women will forever be memorialized on the university’s campus.
September 30, 2014 - 10:52am
Two unique exhibits on display from Sept. 25 - Oct. 5 at Mount Mercy University bring to life startling statistics and devastating results of human trafficking–one of the critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy. The two displays are part of the Journey to Freedom collection and can be viewed in the Basile Hall atrium on main campus (small display) and the Francis J. Pruss Conference Center within the CRST International Graduate Center (more extensive display). Displays can be viewed 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
September 30, 2014 - 9:29am
Bill Aossey, founder of Midamar and two Midamar representatives from China, Jun Zhang and Tianxian Lu, surprised MBA and MSL students with a visit to view the Global Shawarma final presentation that four students had developed for the Cedar Rapids-based company in their Global Business Environment class this summer.
September 29, 2014 - 10:43am
Mount Mercy University President Laurie Hamen will present ideas for fostering professional success during Women Honoring Innovation & Passion (WHIP) on Thursday, Oct. 9. Three Sixty Blue Sky Events, an organization committed to the professional growth of women, will host WHIP at the Doubletree by Hilton Conference Center in downtown Cedar Rapids from 8 a.m. - noon.
September 28, 2014 - 5:18pm
The Mount Mercy University community is mourning the loss of Danny DeBacker, a senior from Orion, Ill., who was killed in an automobile accident early the morning of Sept. 28. DeBacker, 22, was a double major in psychology and biology and a member of the Mount Mercy men's basketball team, as well as track and field, who transferred from Black Hawk Community College in 2013. Service arrangements are pending. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Danny's family and friends during this difficult time.
September 22, 2014 - 2:12pm
The 2015 edition of U.S. News & World Report Best College Rankings has named Mount Mercy University in the top 25 Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest.  U.S. News & World Report rankings are instrumental tools for students choosing which college or university is best suited for their unique needs.
September 18, 2014 - 9:30am
Mount Mercy University will pause to reflect on the institution's unique Mercy heritage during Mercy and Mission week Sept. 21 - 27. As part of the week-long celebration, Sisters of Mercy help students connect classroom teachings to the Sisters’ critical concerns— immigration, nonviolence, women and environmental issues. Faculty and staff gain insights from the Sisters on how their work across campus can connect to the critical concerns in a powerful way.
September 17, 2014 - 12:34pm
Mount Mercy University welcomes author Kerry Weber to campus in the Chapel of Mercy on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. as part of the university’s Mercy and Mission Week festivities.
September 16, 2014 - 10:03am
Mount Mercy is pleased to announce August 2014 graduates. Congratulations to all! Stay connected to Mount Mercy by liking the Mount Mercy Alumni Facebook page. Anna Adam, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Magna Cum Laude Marissa Albracht, Bachelor of Arts            Jennifer Amos, Bachelor of Business Administration        Estelle Armstrong, Master of Arts           
September 15, 2014 - 3:47pm
Laurie M. Hamen, J.D., will be inaugurated as Mount Mercy University’s ninth president on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. The 2 p.m. installation ceremony will be held in the Hennessey Recreation Center gymnasium on Mount Mercy’s campus.

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