News Archive

February 11, 2013 - 10:37am
Mount Mercy University has named Lisa Lafler assistant vice president for communications and marketing. Lafler is a 1993 graduate of Mount Mercy.
February 8, 2013 - 12:37pm
Mount Mercy University will host the second annual Chamber Choir Festival on Thursday, February 21. Choirs from Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Vinton-Shellsburg and Linn Mar high schools will join the Mount Mercy University Choir for an afternoon of rehearsals, clinics and an "Informance" in the Chapel of Mercy on February 21, at 5:00 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.
February 6, 2013 - 11:26am
Mount Mercy University will host 'Valentine's on the Hilltop: Songs on the Seven Sides of Love' on Thursday, February 14, at 8:00 p.m. in the University Center Commons. The event is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.
February 6, 2013 - 11:17am
Mount Mercy University's Janalyn Hanson White Gallery will feature the artistic work of Erica Damman in the exhibit "Mapping Recovery: Five Years Later," February 8 – March 1. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Viewings outside of regular business hours can be arranged by checking out a key from the University Center Information Desk. An artist talk will be held on Friday, February 8, from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Lundy 3, Lower Lundy.
January 22, 2013 - 12:22pm
The following students are December 2012 graduates of Mount Mercy University. Congratulations!
January 21, 2013 - 9:34am
Mount Mercy University, Coe College and United Way of East Central Iowa are partnering with the Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) and Kids Against Hunger to help feed the hungry for this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
January 15, 2013 - 5:46pm
Sixteen Mount Mercy University students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration program are traveling to Punta Gorda, Belize, to work for the common good and development of the country this week. Students will partner with entrepreneurs in the country to enhance development of five different businesses, varying in services from solar dried fruit to an Internet café. Punta Gorda is the southernmost sizable town in Belize with a population of approximately 5,500 people representing seven ethnic groups.
January 11, 2013 - 5:45pm
Miss Iowa Mariah Cary will compete for the title of Miss America on Saturday, January 12. The competition will broadcast Saturday on ABC at 8:00 p.m., CST. A native of Burlington, Iowa, the Mount Mercy student's platform focuses on her struggles with mild motor tics, a form of Tourette Syndrome. During her visits to Iowa schools, she has spoken about bullying and dealing with the condition as a child.
January 4, 2013 - 5:31pm
Mount Mercy welcomed 20 freshmen into the STEPS (Striving Towards Engaged and Purposeful Servant-Leadership) program during a special induction ceremony on Thursday, January 3, in Mount Mercy’s Stello Performance Hall.
January 2, 2013 - 10:58am
Mount Mercy University, Coe College and United Way of East Central Iowa are partnering with Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) and Kids Against Hunger to help feed the hungry for this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 21.
December 21, 2012 - 2:53pm
On the one week anniversary of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, President Christopher Blake joined seven other Iowa college presidents – and hundreds throughout the nation – in calling for increased gun control. The open letter to President Barack Obama demands an end to the gun show loophole, a ban on military-style semi-automatic assault weapons, a requirement for customer safety standards for all guns, and the opposition to legislation that would allow guns on college campuses and in classrooms. 
December 21, 2012 - 10:18am
Janalyn Hanson White Gallery will feature the works of Steven Deo, Tom Jones, Larry McNeil, Ryan Lee Smith, Star Wallowing Bull and Marie Watt in the exhibit “Migrations: New Directions in Native American Printmaking” January 7 – February 1. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Viewings can be arranged outside or regular hours by checking out a key from the University Center Information Desk. A closing reception will be held on Friday, February 1, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the gallery.
December 15, 2012 - 2:32pm
Mount Mercy University stands with the nation in our shock and sadness at the tragedy that unfolded yesterday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Children are some of the most vulnerable in our society, and the teachers who care for them daily cherish the beauty of life and learning. It is therefore especially tragic that these caring and vulnerable ones should perish in this way. We pray for the souls of the departed and for God's mercy and love to be shown now and in the time ahead for the families and loved ones of these victims.
Irene Ryan Nominees from Mount Mercy University
December 14, 2012 - 11:28am
Three Mount Mercy University students have been nominated for The Irene Ryan Scholarship Award at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Region V Festival. Junior Taylor Foster of Cedar Rapids, senior Casey Gaul of Dyersville, Iowa, and junior Jarod Heims of Monticello, Iowa, were selected by KCACTF responders and Mount Mercy’s new Drama Coordinator Nich Radcliffe to compete for the scholarship in January. The festival will be held January 20 – 26 in Lincoln, Neb.
December 14, 2012 - 10:44am
Three Mount Mercy University students were selected as members of the 2012 Iowa Collegiate Honor Band at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. This marks the second year Mount Mercy has participated in the honor band, which consists of players from 15 other Iowa colleges and universities. “This was a great opportunity for our students to play a collegiate program under great guest conductors and meet and mingle with band students from across the state,” said Mount Mercy Coordinator for Campus Music Gerald Kreitzer.
December 12, 2012 - 11:20am
Mount Mercy University President Christopher Blake announced today that the university is seeking comments from the public about Mount Mercy University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. 
December 3, 2012 - 9:59am
Mount Mercy’s MBA program, while steeped in classroom knowledge, demands that its students learn a practical side to business and management. The Capstone course, a students’ final course in the MBA program, offer students hands-on, relevant experience gained through working with and supporting local Corridor-based businesses. Courses such as Principles of Project Management and Entrepreneurial Endeavors encourage outreach and help to facilitate connections between MBA students and local business leaders.
November 30, 2012 - 9:16am
Mount Mercy University received approval from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) for its Quality Initiative project, Pathways to Scholarship. The university is participating in the launch of a new HLC accreditation model that includes a campus-specific improvement project, the Quality Initiative. Mount Mercy's two-year project placed special focus on energizing scholarship by encouraging faculty and student engagement in research and creative work, both individually and through collaborative teams.
November 28, 2012 - 10:07am
Mount Mercy's Vice President for Development Duff Ridgeway was featured in the November 2012 CASE newsletter. Read about his career in development for higher education and why he values Mount Mercy University. Duff Ridgeway member profile - CASE newsletter, November 2012
November 26, 2012 - 6:11pm
Mount Mercy alumna Pamela Schmitz Delagardelle has been named president and CEO of Allen Health System effective January 1, 2013. Prior to her appointment at Allen Health System, she was the CEO of Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH) in Grundy Center, Iowa, for nearly 10 years. Delagardelle is the first woman and first nurse to provide leadership as president and CEO of Allen Health System.

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