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.

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