News Archive

July 23, 2012 - 12:08pm
Mount Mercy University was selected to serve as the first institution to be evaluated on its adult accelerated programs by the Commission for Accelerated Programs (CAP), an international membership organization serving professionals who lead, teach, and conduct research in accelerated programs in higher education.
July 19, 2012 - 5:48pm
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) board of trustees announced that Mount Mercy University Board of Trustee Scott B. Lynch has been unanimously elected to serve as the company’s interim president and chief executive officer.
July 10, 2012 - 10:42am
Mount Mercy University announced that Scott Baumler has been named assistant vice president for enrollment management and dean of admissions. Baumler has served the university since 2010 as dean of admissions. In his new role, Baumler will continue to oversee Mount Mercy's Office of Admissions while also providing leadership for the Office of Financial Aid.
July 9, 2012 - 4:52pm
Mount Mercy University Associate Professor of Business and Department Chair Bob Walker, Ph.D., recently returned from Punta Gorda, Belize, to lay the groundwork for a new international MBA course set to launch January 2013, International Business Strategy and Culture.
July 3, 2012 - 5:08pm
Mount Mercy University announced that Vicky Smith has been promoted to vice president for administration.
June 12, 2012 - 4:45pm
Mount Mercy University senior Mariah Cary, a public relations major from Burlington, Iowa, was crowned the winner of the Miss Iowa Scholarship Pageant on Saturday, June 9, at the Adler Theatre in downtown Davenport, beating out 11 other contestants. She was the reigning Miss Muscatine at the time of earning Miss Iowa, and now advances to the Miss America Pageant.
June 7, 2012 - 3:10pm
Mount Mercy University is celebrating the jubilees of seven Sisters of Mercy, representing a combined total of 425 years of service. A reception will be held in their honor on Sunday, June 10, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Convent on Mount Mercy University’s campus.
June 6, 2012 - 4:28pm
Mount Mercy University’s Janalyn Hanson White Gallery will exhibit a collection of student artwork and designs during a special summer exhibit, running now until September 12. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
May 29, 2012 - 12:46pm
Students and staff from nine Sisters of Mercy-sponsored colleges and universities across the United States, including Mount Mercy, converged in Washington, D.C. May 20-24 to learn first-hand about advocacy from the Sisters of Mercy.
May 28, 2012 - 10:21am
Mount Mercy University students teamed up with Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America to mentor area Scouts throughout the spring semester, culminating in a special campout that was held May 11-13 on Mount Mercy’s campus.
May 23, 2012 - 6:50pm
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce that Acting Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Melody Graham is one of 20 senior academic administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges and the American Academic Leadership Institute to participate in the 2012 Colloquium on Leadership for Chief Academic Officers: Classical and Contemporary Reading. Through an examination of classic and contemporary readings, the Colloquium will help participants reflect on power, ethics, and responsibility and strengthen their leadership skills.
May 23, 2012 - 10:31am
Mount Mercy University will host “Scripture on the Hill” on Wednesday evenings beginning June 6 and running until June 27, at 7:00 p.m. each evening in the Busse Library Curriculum Center (lower level, Busse Center).
May 15, 2012 - 4:02pm
Mount Mercy welcomed community partners and members of the public during the 10th annual HACAP Freedom from Hunger campaign kickoff, held in the University Center at Mount Mercy University on May 11.
May 11, 2012 - 2:59pm
Mount Mercy junior accounting major Jodi Burgess was the recipient of a scholarship awarded by the Iowa Accounting Leadership Summit held at the University of Iowa this spring. Burgess, from Cedar Rapids, attended the conference along with senior accounting major Lesa Caspers from Vinton, Iowa; senior accounting major Carrie Werning from Vinton; and Associate Professor of Accounting Steve Gilmour.
May 11, 2012 - 11:53am
Six Mount Mercy alums have been named one of the "100 Great Iowa Nurses" for 2012. This year's honorees from Mount Mercy include: Carol James Haendler '81, of Cedar Rapids, employed at St. Luke's Hospital; Janet Allie Hosking '96, of Cedar Rapids, employed by University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; Deborah Rathbun Kohler '98, of Marion, employed at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; Carolyn Gagnon March '98, of Marion, employed at Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids; Sarah Schumacher Ryan '03, of Dubuque, employed at Finley Hospital; and Kathy Takes Schneider '80, of West Burlington, employed at Burlington Community School District.
May 10, 2012 - 2:43pm
Mount Mercy’s Department of Natural and Applied Sciences is pleased to announce the unveiling of a student-developed Web program, "Linda," that will benefit nursing students at Mount Mercy. A rollout event will be held on Wednesday, May 16, at 7:00 p.m. in Basile Hall’s Flaherty Community Room.
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.

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