News Archive

May 9, 2012 - 3:57pm
Mount Mercy University congratulates the winners of its second annual Creative Writing Contest for high school juniors. Brennan Bogert, from Regina High School in Iowa City, Iowa, was the grand prize winner, earning an Apple Ipad®. Second place went to Sarah Mork, from Marion High School in Marion, Iowa, and third place went to Marissa Bouska, from North Fayette High School in Hawkeye, Iowa.
May 8, 2012 - 7:16pm
Mount Mercy University's Choir, Jazz Connection and University Band will perform a special concert titled, "Spring Sing" on May 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Stello Performance Hall, Warde Hall. The performance is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.
May 3, 2012 - 6:07pm
Mount Mercy University alumnus Nate Klein ’07 has been awarded the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) National Alumnus of the Year Award. The award recognizes the achievement of one outstanding SIFE Alumnus who has used his or her SIFE experiences to excel in life and in his or her chosen career, and who has continued to make a difference in the lives of others.
May 3, 2012 - 4:21pm
Mount Mercy University welcomed more than 50 participants of all ages during the inaugural STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Moms’ Night Out presentation on April 23.
April 26, 2012 - 4:56pm
Mount Mercy University will present a series of One Act plays May 4 & 5 at 7:30 p.m. each evening in the McAuley Theater. The plays, collectively titled Back in the Future, are free and open to the public, seating may be limited.
April 25, 2012 - 7:08pm
Undergraduate and graduate students in the education class “Education Travel Abroad” recently returned from a spring break trip to Canterbury, England, where they had the opportunity to collaborate with students at Canterbury Christ Church University and participate in the Primary Education International Student Conference, “Bringing the World into the Classroom.”
April 24, 2012 - 5:12pm
Students from Mount Mercy University, Coe College, and Kirkwood Community College united for the second annual Cedar Rapids Dance Marathon on April 14 in Hennessey Recreation Center at Mount Mercy.  The student-run philanthropic organization broke last year’s record and raised $25,691.80, which will benefit The University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in Iowa City.
April 23, 2012 - 1:40pm
Mount Mercy sophomore Kimberly Moorman, a finance major from Coggan, Iowa, has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 SIFE Emerging Leader Award. The national award recognizes an outstanding university student who has demonstrated proven leadership abilities through their participation on a SIFE team and who exhibits the potential to make significant future leadership contributions to the consumer packaged goods industry.
April 19, 2012 - 3:57pm
Mount Mercy University will showcase the capstone projects of senior art students during a three-part Senior Thesis Exhibit at the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery, April 16 – May 21. After a year of research, concept development, and studio work, each Mount Mercy art senior exhibits a selection of their Senior Thesis work. The exhibit will be open to the public Monday through Friday, 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery located on the Mount Mercy campus. Senior Thesis I
April 13, 2012 - 10:17am
Mount Mercy University will host an inaugural Chamber Choir Festival “Informance” on Monday, April 16, at 4:00 p.m. in Stello Recital Hall in Warde Hall on Mount Mercy’s campus. The informal concert is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.
April 10, 2012 - 1:01pm
Mount Mercy University students traveled to Port Ministries in Chicago over spring break to lend volunteer help and other support for the inner-city ministry. The group of students, faculty and staff left March 23 and returned March 31.
April 10, 2012 - 10:16am
Mount Mercy University will celebrate Earth Week in a spirit dedicated to sustainability and environmentalism – observing the April 22 holiday with a variety of activities throughout the month.
April 4, 2012 - 4:07pm
Admissions counselors at Mount Mercy University will be visiting high schools across the Midwest in the coming weeks, answering questions about admission, campus life, service-learning opportunities, scholarships and academic programs. Prospective students can also learn about Mount Mercy’s 35 majors, 15 varsity athletic teams, and more than 30 clubs and organizations.
April 4, 2012 - 12:29pm
Mount Mercy University President Christopher Blake, Acting Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Melody Graham, and Vice Provost Jan Handler represented Mount Mercy at the 17th annual Conference on Quality in Higher Education, sponsored by the Higher Learning Commission.
March 29, 2012 - 3:08pm
Mount Mercy University appointed Holly Fields as web marketing manager in the Office of Communications and Marketing. As web marketing manager, Fields’ responsibilities will include oversight and management of the university Web site while coordinating with all campus departments to develop content, site design, maintenance, and programming. She will also assist in guiding the university’s strategic marketing and communications plans through use of the Web site.
March 29, 2012 - 9:55am
The new University Center at Mount Mercy University is a model of what energy-efficient buildings can look like and offer in energy savings in Eastern Iowa. The university recently worked with Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL), an Alliant Energy company, to design the latest and best energy-savings techniques and technologies into the building from the start of construction.
March 23, 2012 - 6:17pm
Rockwell Collins CEO Clay Jones delivered a forward-thinking message about globalization at the third annual Presidential Lecture Series at Mount Mercy University on March 20. In his speech, “Globalization: The Good, the Bad, and the Undeniable,” Jones spoke of the competitive global economy and said in order to have a competitive edge it’s time for the country, the state, and the region to raise its standards.
March 20, 2012 - 4:26pm
Marissa Butler ’07 has been named campus minister at Mount Mercy University. Butler will work as part of the Mission and Ministry Team, which includes the Office of Mercy Mission and Identity, Campus Ministry, Chaplain and Volunteerism and Service Learning. She will provide a positive impact on the Mount Mercy campus and help maintain the university’s commitment to its Catholic heritage, the Sisters of Mercy, and the common good.
March 19, 2012 - 3:28pm
Mount Mercy University has appointed Walter Chien grant development specialist and Katie Clime director of communications and reporting. The two positions will serve in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.
March 16, 2012 - 11:47am
Mount Mercy University students in the Emerging Leaders Program are coordinating a community-wide fundraiser to benefit local non-profit organizations. Dubbed “Hunger Night,” Mount Mercy has partnered with local restaurants to donate a percentage of revenue earned on Thursday, April 12, to area non-profits.

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