September 25, 2017 - 8:24am
Author Keith Lesmeister, who was raised in Cedar Rapids and currently resides in Decorah, will visit Mount Mercy University on Sept. 28 for a 3:30 p.m. Q&A and 7 p.m. reading. Lesmeister’s short story collection, “We Could’ve Been Happy Here,” examines the human heart amongst unique and challenged relationships, set in the Midwest—sometimes in Cedar Rapids. His writing style has been described as “dark” or “gothic."
September 11, 2017 - 1:48pm
Mount Mercy University will host Tim Wise, a prominent voice on racism, inequality, and white privilege, on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy, Busse Center. Wise has spent the past 25 years educating others on topics related to racism and has given speeches at over 600 college campuses.
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.
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 11, 2017 - 9:15am
Free helmets, bike safety checks, and a fun obstacle course are all part of the upcoming Bike Rodeo for kids on Saturday, May 13, 2–4 p.m. at Mount Mercy University in the upper Warde Hall parking lot off of Warde Court NE. Hosted by the Mount Mercy University Bike Club, club members hope to pass on their passion for biking to area kids while also teaching important bike safety lessons. Children who attend will have an opportunity to win a new bike, but should bring their own bikes to the event.
May 10, 2017 - 2:51pm
UPDATE: MMU's MakerNurse Workshop has been postponed until Sept. 15, 2017. A free webinar will be hosted in place of the event, May 31 at 11:30 a.m. Click here for details.
May 3, 2017 - 11:14am
Musical performances abound at Mount Mercy University this spring—including the debut performance of the MMU Show Choir, a talent show for students, and an end-of-year celebration. Jazz, Java, Jive
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 21, 2017 - 4:54pm
Experts Judy Bradshaw and Carol Archbold, Ph.D., will explore how diversifying U.S. police departments, specifically with women, could change attitudes and practices on Tuesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. in Mount Mercy University’s Flaherty Community Room, located in Basile Hall 204.
April 20, 2017 - 2:55pm
Mount Mercy University will welcome Dr. Jacob Eisenbach as presenter of the 2017 Holocaust Speaker Series. He will share his story of surviving the Holocaust, on Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy.
April 18, 2017 - 10:46am
Community members will have the opportunity to learn about current efforts in Iowa aimed at welcoming immigrants to our communities on April 19, 3:30–5:30 p.m., in Mount Mercy University’s Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall 204.
April 4, 2017 - 9:50am
Award-winning poet Jennifer Perrine will visit Mount Mercy University Thursday, April 6, as part of the Visiting Writers Series. Perrine is the author of “No Confession, No Mass,” winner of the 2016 Publishing Triangle Audre Lorde Award and the 2014 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. Her previous books include “In the Human Zoo,” recipient of the 2010 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize, and “The Body Is No Machine,” winner of the 2008 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award in Poetry.
April 3, 2017 - 9:24am
Mount Mercy University will host its fourth annual Career Fair on Wednesday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. in Hennessey Recreation Center. Local and national business will gather for this open-to-the-public recruiting event. Employers at the fair will include ACT, Clickstop, CRST International, Four Oaks, GreatAmerica Financial Services and Mercy Medical Center, among others. Occupations represented include accounting, computer science, finance, health care, human resources, insurance, marketing, retail operations/management, sales, social services, writing/editing and more.
March 28, 2017 - 1:12pm
Mount Mercy University will celebrate its international students and the diverse cultures they represent at the annual Multicultural Fair on Thursday, March 30, from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Sisters of Mercy University Center. The fair will feature 20 stations, representing many cultures and countries through posters, artifacts, apparel, food and other items. Representatives of local organizations will also be in attendance. All are welcome at this free, family-friendly event.
March 28, 2017 - 12:54pm
Dr. Matthew Ashley, chair of the Theology Department at Notre Dame University, will present “A Pope on the Margins: Pope Francis’ Vision for the Church” at Mount Mercy University Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m., in the Chapel of Mercy. Ashley’s talk is co-sponsored by the Mount Mercy University Aquinas Lecture Series and Notre Dame Club of Cedar Rapids/Iowa City. The event is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.
March 9, 2017 - 8:39am
Mount Mercy University will host author Anne Sokolsky, Ph.D., and her presentation “Myths of the Oriental Woman: Stereotypes of the Asian Women and the Way They Have Fought Back” on March 14, 7–8 p.m., in Flaherty Community Room, located in Basile Hall.
March 2, 2017 - 10:37am
Mount Mercy University President Laurie Hamen and five other higher education leaders from the corridor discussed college affordability, the role of technology in education, and enrollment challenges and opportunities during Corridor Business Journal Future of Higher Education College Presidents Panel on Wednesday, March 1.
February 28, 2017 - 8:44am
Documentarian Lacey Schwartz will visit Mount Mercy University on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in Donnelly Hall 300 for a screening of her powerful documentary “Little White Lie.”

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