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November 15, 2012 - 11:47am
Mount Mercy University and OPN Architects were awarded 2012 Excellence in Energy Efficient Design at the Iowa American Institute of Architects Convention in Des Moines. The award recognizes outstanding efforts to reduce energy use. Alliant Energy recognized OPN Architects, Inc. for renovations at Mount Mercy's new University Center, which achieved a 65 percent kBTU savings. The University Center opened in the fall of 2011.
November 13, 2012 - 5:20pm
Mount Mercy University has named Catherine Shafer associate director of alumni relations. Shafer previously served as the facilities coordinator at the president's house for University of Northern Iowa, in which she planned and managed events held at the president's home. She also worked closely with the president and his wife to build relationships for the university. She holds her bachelor's degree from University of Northern Iowa.
November 12, 2012 - 4:35pm
Mount Mercy University is proud to announce that its admissions Website is among the most highly rated in the country, scoring in the top 100 of all sites rated.
November 12, 2012 - 12:36pm
Mount Mercy University announced today that it has been named one of the 2012-2013 Catholic Colleges of Distinction. This recognition was bestowed by the national organization, Colleges of Distinction, which will feature prominently the selected colleges and universities on its Website.
November 12, 2012 - 9:20am
Mount Mercy University honors its Veteran employees today. Thank you for serving your country and providing us with a safe place to call home!
November 9, 2012 - 11:04am
Mount Mercy University has announced an additional information session for potential students interested its graduate program in nursing and the new track in Nursing Administration.
November 8, 2012 - 4:42pm
Mount Mercy University's Janalyn Hanson White Gallery will display the ceramics and sculptures of Assistant Professor of Art Andrew Casto beginning Friday, November 16, during a special exhibit: "An Exercise in Fluidity: Recent Work by Andrew Casto." The exhibit will be on display from November 16 to December 14 and is free and open to the public for viewing. An artist talk will be held on Friday, November 16, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Lundy Hall, Lundy 3, followed by an opening reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Janalyn Hanson White Gallery.
November 7, 2012 - 5:34pm
Mount Mercy Professor Emeritus Jane Gilmor will share readings from her new book I'll Be Back For The Cat, a career monograph of her work as an Iowan artist, on Wednesday, November 14. An artist's talk will take place at CSPS, 1103 Third Street SE, Cedar Rapids, at 7:00 p.m., followed by a book signing at New Bo Books located inside CSPS at 8:00 p.m. Gilmor will also make an appearance in New York City at A.I.R. Gallery alongside art historian Joy Sperling on Saturday, December 15, for a book signing.
November 7, 2012 - 4:17pm
13 regional championships.  More than 1,650 community members served through service projects that explore entrepreneurial action. 3 national recognitions for Mount Mercy alumni and current students. Mount Mercy has a storied history with the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) organization. And now, it transfers that success and engagement to Enactus.
November 5, 2012 - 12:56pm
Mount Mercy University Professor of Sociology Mohammad Chaichian, Ph.D., will present a special faculty forum titled, "Revisiting the Berlin Wall" on Tuesday, November 27, at 7:00 p.m. in Basile Hall's Flaherty Community Room. The forum is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.
November 2, 2012 - 3:22pm
Mount Mercy University announced plans for a new graduate center during a ceremonial groundbreaking on Friday, November 2. The Mount Mercy University CRST International Graduate Center will undergo renovations immediately for a grand opening planned for the fall of 2013. The center was made possible thanks to a grant through the U.S. Department of Education and a $2.1 million dollar gift given to the university by Dyan and John Smith on behalf of CRST. The Smiths’ generous gift marks the largest single outright gift in Mount Mercy’s 85-year history.
November 1, 2012 - 12:20pm
Mount Mercy University will welcome President and CEO of Bankers Trust Mr. Suku Radia during the annual Barbara Knapp Endowed Business Lecture Series on Thursday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Center Commons. The lecture is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.
October 30, 2012 - 4:17pm
The award-winning Cedar Rapids Eco Film Festival will kick of its sixth year on Saturday, November 10, at Mount Mercy University. It is the first year for the festival to be held on Mount Mercy's campus. Events will take place in Donnelly Hall 300. Event organizers hope moving the event from Coe College to Mount Mercy will draw more people.
October 29, 2012 - 11:40am
Professor Emeritus Jim McKean will return to Mount Mercy for a special question and answer session and reading of his creative nonfiction work of essays and poetry on Thursday, November 8. The Q&A will begin at 3:30 p.m. and the reading will take place at 7:00 p.m. Both events will be held in Basile Hall's Flaherty Community Room and are free and open to the public; seating may be limited.
October 28, 2012 - 9:06pm
Mount Mercy University will host Iowan Shanti Sellz on Monday, October 29, for the Global Issues Series. Sellz will share her story of illegal immigration at the Arizona and Mexican border, human rights and time spent in federal prison for helping others. Sellz will speak at 2:00 p.m. in Betty Cherry Hall on Mount Mercy's campus. The event is free and open to the public.
October 24, 2012 - 2:36pm
Mount Mercy University is celebrating the commitment of its Board of Trustees to the university during the annual Trustees Week October 22 – 26. Trustees will have an opportunity to engage with faculty, staff and students in the classroom as well as other campus activities.
October 23, 2012 - 8:00am
Mount Mercy University will welcome Rt. Rev. John Klassen, O.S.B., bio-chemist and abbot of the Benedictine Community, St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, for the annual Aquinas Lecture on October 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall on the Mount Mercy campus. The lecture is free and open to the public; seating may be limited. A shuttle service will be available for those needing assistance from the parking lot to the entrance.
October 22, 2012 - 12:00pm
Mount Mercy University will present the 1952 play by American playwright Arthur Miller, The Crucible, November 16 - 17 at 7:30 p.m., and November 18 at 1:30 p.m. in Mount Mercy's McAuley Theater. Seating will be arranged in the round, providing a unique vantage point for the audience, and will be limited. Reservations in advance are strongly recommended - tickets will go on sale Monday, October 22. Those with handicapped needs are encouraged to notify the university in advance so appropriate accommodations can be made.
October 18, 2012 - 12:00pm
Mount Mercy University will host the dynamic and energetic Teatro del Pueblo traveling theatre troupe for their full stage production of Doña Rosita’s Jalapeño Kitchen. The play will be held on Tuesday, October 23, at 7:00 p.m. in the McAuley Theater on Mount Mercy's campus, and is free and open to the public. Seating may be limited.
October 11, 2012 - 1:07pm
Mount Mercy University is offering information sessions about its graduate programs in October and November. Graduate programs available include Master of Business Administration, Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, Master of Science in Nursing, and Master of Arts in Education. Classes are held on weeknights and/or Saturdays, accommodating busy, working adults.

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