September 13, 2017 - 11:08am
Mount Mercy University and Coe College students will join forces to volunteer for a cause on Sunday, Sept. 17 during Mound View Cleanup. Volunteers will tidy up Central Park and the surrounding area from 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Both institutions call the Mound View neighborhood home and have made it a tradition to team up to remove trash from the area twice each year. It began as a challenge from Mount Mercy to Coe, with both schools having a high number of student volunteers.
August 25, 2017 - 1:14pm
Mount Mercy University invites the community to be a part of its 2017 Fall Faculty Series, Divided We Fall: Finding Common Ground in a Fractured Age, a three-month series that explores how today's biggest issues can be resolved through courage and compassion.
July 12, 2017 - 9:57am
Mount Mercy University was ranked highest among all Iowa colleges on MONEY magazine’s 2017 Best Colleges For Your Money list. The annual list puts Mount Mercy at No. 87 in the nation among 711 schools, 50 spots higher than in 2016. Rankings are based on 27 factors in three equally-weighted categories: educational quality, affordability, and alumni success. Mount Mercy also stood out in MONEY’s rankings for overall quality.
June 13, 2017 - 8:41am
Congratulations to the following students named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2017 semester. Students with a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better, and who are graded (letter grade, not pass/fail) for six or more semester hours, are eligible for inclusion on the Dean's List. Susan AbelTravis AlbertsonBrooke AllenJacquline AllenMallory AllenMatheus AlonsoBeverly AmbrosyMegan AnderaAndrea AngererJaime Araiza
May 21, 2017 - 12:59pm
Mount Mercy University graduate Bianca Kesselring received the Mary Catherine McAuley Award during the 2017 Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 21. Kesselring was also the ceremony’s student speaker and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management and Management.
May 21, 2017 - 12:58pm
Mount Mercy University graduate Capria Davis received the Mary Frances Warde Award during the 2017 Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 21. She graduated with a degree in Multimedia Mass Communications.
May 19, 2017 - 4:59pm
Mount Mercy University recognized Gabriel Hernandez Acosta ’17 with the President’s Award at Honors Convocation on Friday, May 19. Acosta also received the Sister Mary Norbert Karnik Art Award. The President’s Award is given each year to a graduating student who has demonstrated, during their tenure at Mount Mercy University, a strong academic record, positive engagement in the campus community and service to others. This special award honors people in circumstances that illustrate the best in student tenacity, dedication, compassion and heart.
May 17, 2017 - 10:52am
Mount Mercy University will hold Commencement 2017 exercises on Sunday, May 21, at 1 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Cedar Rapids.
May 4, 2017 - 12:05pm
Mount Mercy University’s Enactus club was recently nominated for a 2017 Engaged Campus Award by Iowa Campus Compact (IACC). The team was nominated in the Emerging Innovation category, which honors a recent project, program or initiative making unique and innovative contributions that demonstrate strong future potential.
May 2, 2017 - 9:48am
Congratulations, 2016-17 Student Government Association Leadership Award recipients! Freshman of the Year: Matthew Trueblood Sophomore of the Year: Maximilian Rieger Junior of the Year: Amy McGlynnLeadership Award: Bianca KesselringService Award: Julia RoedelClub of the Year: Enactus
May 2, 2017 - 8:30am
Mount Mercy University prides itself on the experiential learning opportunities afforded to its students, both on and off campus. Often, these opportunities come in the form of faculty-led research or projects—culminating in the day-long annual Scholarship Festival.
April 26, 2017 - 9:57am
Mount Mercy University’s drama department will present the rock musical “The Toxic Avenger” April 27–30 in McAuley Theatre, located on Mount Mercy’s main campus. The show opens Thursday at 7 p.m., with showings Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. According to Drama Coordinator Jason Alberty, “The Toxic Avenger” is not your typical musical—it combines a love story, environmental issues and superhero powers into one.
April 12, 2017 - 5:52pm
Mount Mercy University was named one of the best colleges in Iowa by LearnHowToBecome.org. Mount Mercy placed eleventh on the list of all nonprofit 4-year schools in the state, including all three regent universities.
March 2, 2017 - 5:02pm
Mount Mercy University Head Baseball Coach Jack Dahm was honored today with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of students serving in the Iowa National Guard and Reserve. Recognized by the Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, a short ceremony was held in the Sisters of Mercy University Center.
February 27, 2017 - 1:52pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS 2, Fox28) — Mount Mercy's Enactus student group started a project last fall to help clean up the community and provide assistance to an organization affected by flooding in Cedar Rapids. [Keep reading at CBS2Iowa.com…] or [Learn more at mtmercy.edu…]
February 24, 2017 - 4:49pm
Mount Mercy University’s Enactus team proudly presented a check today for over $11,000 to African Women Empowered, a local group that took part in the student group’s popular #Sandbags2Handbags initiative.
February 22, 2017 - 9:52am
Through an equal amount of hard work and determination, Mount Mercy University Senior Alyson Schultz earned the opportunity to present at the 19th Annual Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics in early February 2017. Her presentation focused on research and new developments related to speeding up Kruskal’s minimum spanning tree algorithm, a system for graphing information.
February 10, 2017 - 9:51am
Art & design students from both Mount Mercy University and Kirkwood Community College will unite to show their creative work for this fifth annual exhibit. The display, hosted at the Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center in Marion, Iowa, will run from Jan. 28 to March 5, with an opening reception Monday, Feb. 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sponsored by the Marion Arts Council, work produced by students from Spring 2016 through Winter 2017 will be on display.
February 8, 2017 - 10:07am
Mount Mercy University has officially decided not to add football to its athletic roster at this time, but will reconsider in the future. University leadership cited fully-occupied residence halls and a strategic focus on its growing graduate and online programs as principle reasons for the decision. The possibility of adding a football program was carefully explored during the past year, involving faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members.
January 10, 2017 - 8:30am
Congratulations to the following students named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2016 semester. Students with a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better, and who are graded (letter grade, not pass/fail) for six or more semester hours, are eligible for inclusion on the Dean's List. Nsikak-Abasi Abang-NtuenSusan AbelKelley AldrichBrooke AllenMallory AllenAndrea AngererKoffi ApelyJaime AraizaCali ArbuckleLaura Argo

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