January 28, 2014 - 4:59pm
Mount Mercy University is collaborating with Meth-Wick to bring educational programming to residents of the Cedar Rapids retirement community. The speaker series M&M Scholars launched in January and will engage residents in lectures featuring the expertise of university faculty and staff. The first series event hosted Librarian and Archivist Kristy Raine in a discussion on the Stone City Art Colony and School. Faculty members Jim Grove and Mohammad Chaichian are also on the schedule and additional programs are being arranged through May. 
January 27, 2014 - 2:37pm
Congratulations to the following students named to the Dean's List for the fall 2013 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. Aaron Ackman William Adam Emily Adams Roshanak Ahmadi Amy Akers
January 23, 2014 - 9:35am
Professor of Sociology Mohammad Chaichian, Ph.D., had a busy 2013. In August, he traveled to New York to present his paper, Theoretical Tenability of Postmodern Imperial Formations: In Search of an Explanation, with colleagues at the annual American Sociological Association conference. In October, he was invited to lead a conversation in Georgia with the Professional Organization of Iranian-Americans entitled, Iranian-Americans in Atlanta: Facing the Challenges of Local, National and Global Citizenship. Now, Dr.
January 21, 2014 - 10:00am
Mount Mercy’s Dance Team rocked Hy-Vee Hall during the Iowa State Dance/Drill Team Association competition in Des Moines on Dec. 6. A vibrant and sharp performance from the team of ten landed a 4th place ranking in College NAIA Pom amid 24 other collegiate squads. “The Dance Team’s dedication and training definitely came to the surface,” said the group’s advisor Bianca Hicks. “We have strong, talented dancers on our squad and that was obvious at the competition.”
January 21, 2014 - 9:51am
Human trafficking is an issue of critical concern for the Sisters of Mercy, and January is a national month of awareness on the subject. In simplest terms, human trafficking is the forceful dealing of human beings into sexual exploits or labor forces. As one of three Sisters of Mercy sponsored ministries in Cedar Rapids, Mount Mercy University embraces every opportunity to fold the Sisters’ critical concern into student and community enlightenment.
January 14, 2014 - 3:23pm
Courtney Snodgrass is a student who juggles many talents. As a member of Mount Mercy University’s women’s bowling team, she’s a valued member of the team and traveling squad. Now, the freshman English major is also a published poet. Snodgrass has released Partially Whole, a collection of poems that covers life’s experiences, from the pain of a broken heart to the excitement of love. The book, a 62-page collection, was released on Dec. 30 and is available on Amazon. Congratulations to Courtney for sharing her talents, both on the lanes and on the page.
January 10, 2014 - 12:15pm
Each year, the third Monday in January is designated as MLK Day - the only federal holiday observed as a day of service.  Across the country, individuals and groups will donate their time to community projects, honoring the commitment to service and community exemplified in the life of Dr. King. 
January 9, 2014 - 5:44pm
The generosity of Mount Mercy’s community was apparent during a recent Water Portal class fundraiser for Burundi, Africa. Students asked peers to contribute the amount they would typically spend at a vending machine, and by the end of the effort, Mount Mercy students, staff and faculty had donated a total of nearly $1,300 to provide clean drinking water to an African village.
January 6, 2014 - 11:03am
Mount Mercy University Board of Trustees has approved a new three-year Strategic Plan that builds upon the university’s mission, values and vision as a Catholic institution of higher learning. The plan is a culmination of work initiated by the entire campus community and directed by the faculty and staff of the Strategic Innovation Committee. The committee will continue to monitor the progress of the institution as it moves through the goals set forth. Read the Strategic Plan online.

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