September 27, 2012 - 4:54pm
Mount Mercy University has been awarded a $5,330 grant that will help bring over 20 new trees on campus as part of a project to enhance the university's sustainability efforts. Made possible by the Branching Out program through Alliant Energy and Trees Forever, 10 of the new trees will replace storm-damaged trees. A tree planting ceremony will be held on campus Thursday, October 4, at 2:30 p.m. on the Basile Hall patio.
September 27, 2012 - 3:56pm
Mount Mercy University's Janalyn Hanson White Gallery will display the works from the collection of Paula and Tom Van Deest during a special exhibit, "The Obsessive Visionary Art of Stephen J.M. Palmer and the Sacrificial Love Society." The exhibit, free and open to the public, runs October 12 – November 9. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. A collector talk will be held on Friday, October 12, at 5:00 p.m. in Lundy Hall, Lundy 3, to celebrate the opening of this exhibit on campus.
September 27, 2012 - 10:00am
Mount Mercy University will welcome alumni to campus for Homecoming October 5 – 6. Special events include a spotlight on alumni emergency service careers, a balloon glow, wine tasting and live band and dance. Traditional favorites will also be held including alumni games, an alumni recognition luncheon, and alumni hall of fame induction.
September 27, 2012 - 9:38am
As part of Mercy and Mission week activities at Mount Mercy University, Dr. Christine Pharr, vice president for academic affairs at College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Neb., will serve as the Mercy Day keynote speaker. Pharr's address, "My Conversion to a Catholic, Mercy College," will be held on Thursday, September 27, in Flaherty Community Room of Basile Hall at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public; seating may be limited. Refreshments will be provided.
September 25, 2012 - 1:10pm
Mount Mercy University's Clinical Director for the Marriage and Family Therapy program Jacob Christenson, Ph.D., will serve on a new research advisory council for Tanager Place and their newly launched Research Center.
September 24, 2012 - 3:39pm
From left to right: Father Thomas Zinkula, Father Dustin Vu, Sister Shari Sutherland, President Christopher Blake, and Associate Professor of Business Anne King. Mount Mercy University was pleased to welcome Father Thomas Zinkula, vicar general of Cedar Rapids, to campus for a special Mass on Sunday, September 23, in celebration of both the Archdiocese of Dubuque's 175th anniversary and Mercy and Mission week at Mount Mercy. All Catholic colleges and universities within the Archdiocese commemorated the anniversary with a special Mass. Mount Mercy is also celebrating Mercy and Mission Week, paying tribute to the university's Mercy, Catholic heritage. He also noted the role Mount Mercy has played in the Archdiocese and referred to the university's brand promise in which students of diverse backgrounds, ages and faiths experience a practical education that will serve as inspiration while discovering knowledge, building community, and leading courageous lives. He encouraged students in the congregation to explore the opportunities available through Mount Mercy for leadership, compassion, service and purposeful living. 
September 21, 2012 - 2:59pm
Mount Mercy University is hosting the second annual Good Sport Day for students in Arthur Elementary on Friday, September 21, and Erskine Elementary on Friday, September 28. Through this event, elementary students will have the opportunity to learn best practices for conflict resolution as Mount Mercy students will demonstrate good and bad sportsmanship conduct in role playing sessions. The event will also include a presentation of nutritious snack choices and free time to run around and play in the university's gymnasium.
September 21, 2012 - 10:40am
On the eve of Mercy and Mission Week, an occasion celebrated by Mercy schools across the country, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the meaning and value of Mercy. When the Sisters of Mercy arrived in Iowa with a desire to follow in the footsteps of Catherine McAuley and to serve "wherever human needs exist," they focused their energies on seeing to the needs of the sick and the poor and providing education to improve lives. In so doing, they created three pillars of this city: Mercy Hospital, the Catherine McAuley Center and what eventually became Mount Mercy University, now celebrating 85 years of educational service to this community. What they left behind, however, created a value that cannot be measured by institutions alone.
September 21, 2012 - 10:00am
Mount Mercy will pay special tribute to its Mercy, Catholic heritage with Mercy and Mission Week beginning Friday, September 21, through Friday, September 28. Activities will include an International Peace Day and Dedication of Peace Pole, Celebration Mass with the Archdiocese of Dubuque, and a lecture with Mercy Day guest speaker Dr. Christine Pharr sharing her conversion to a Catholic, Mercy college.
September 21, 2012 - 10:00am
Mount Mercy University's freshman enrollment saw a five percent increase this year and overall enrollment remains steady following a record-breaking year in 2011. For the second year in the institution's history, Mount Mercy is serving over 1,800 students between undergraduate, graduate, and adult accelerated programs.
September 17, 2012 - 9:00am
As part of Mercy and Mission week activities at Mount Mercy University, Dr. Christine Pharr, vice president for academic affairs at College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Neb., will serve as the Mercy Day keynote speaker. Pharr's address, "My Conversion to a Catholic, Mercy College," will be held on Thursday, September 27, in Flaherty Community Room of Basile Hall at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.
September 14, 2012 - 3:48pm
Constitution day is Monday, September 17. In honor of our American heritage, Mount Mercy University pauses each year on this date to reflect on the rights and privileges we all enjoy - including the Bill of Rights, considered the rights held most dear by Americans.
September 14, 2012 - 12:00pm
Mount Mercy's Professor of English Mary Vermillion, Ph.D., will share excerpts from her new mystery novel Seminal Murder on Thursday, September 20, at 7:00 p.m. in Basile Hall's Flaherty Community Room. The event is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.
September 13, 2012 - 10:21am
The Keech Scholarship Fund has been impacting Mount Mercy nursing students for more than 40 years.
September 13, 2012 - 9:29am
Mount Mercy University has ranked higher in the top 25 Best Midwest Colleges according to the U.S. News & World Report. Mount Mercy ranked 21st in the Midwest Regional Colleges category, jumping ahead from last year’s rank of 24th, as cited in the 2013 Best Colleges guide released by U.S. News & World Report, and which will be on newsstands September 18.
September 11, 2012 - 9:30am
Mount Mercy has appointed Nich Radcliffe as drama coordinator. Radcliffe brings with him experience in numerous aspects of theater production, including acting, directing, and technical work.
September 4, 2012 - 5:17pm
The Mount Mercy University Choir will participate in Orchestra Iowa's Brucemorchestra on Sunday, September 9, at 7:00 p.m. at Brucemore Historic Mansion. The event serves as the debut for Orchestra Iowa's 91st season. Also joining the event will be Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale, Coe College's choir, and Alan Huckleberry of The University of Iowa.
September 4, 2012 - 12:41pm
Mount Mercy University’s Clinical Director for the Marriage and Family Therapy program Jacob Christenson, Ph.D., will help serve on a new endeavor launched by Tanager Place which focuses on continuing childcare services and impacting policy nationwide.
September 4, 2012 - 10:03am
Mount Mercy University is proud to announce a new Nurse Faculty Loan program for graduate nursing students seeking a career as a nursing faculty member. Students enrolled in Mount Mercy’s Master of Science in Nursing program in the Education Track are eligible to receive a low interest loan that will be forgiven upon obtaining a teaching position at any post-secondary institution.
September 4, 2012 - 10:03am
Mount Mercy University announced today that Melody A. Graham, Ph.D., has been named provost, after serving as acting provost since July 2011. Her new role will take effect September 1, 2012.

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