News Archive

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.
March 15, 2012 - 5:56pm
During an inspiring lecture at Mount Mercy University on March 13, Van Meter, Inc. CEO Barry Boyer, keynote speaker for the 2012 MBA Speaker Series, explained a new approach to business that’s making a difference in big ways. In his speech, “Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things,” Boyer stressed the importance of finding ways to engage employees that encourages them to take a piece of ownership in their company.
March 9, 2012 - 12:03pm
Mount Mercy University’s MBA Program Director Dr. Deb Oliver, and alumna Maureen Osako ’93 were honored as Women of Influence by the Corridor Business Journal on Thursday, March 8, during a special awards banquet. As award recipients, Oliver and Osaka are recognized as having made a difference in the Corridor, serving as role models and leaders in their industry and their communities.
March 7, 2012 - 10:21am
Nursing students in undergraduate and graduate programs at Mount Mercy University attended Iowa Nurses Association Legislative Day at the state capitol in Des Moines February 16. The visit offered a new perspective, showing how legislative decisions affect the healthcare industry.
March 7, 2012 - 10:04am
Mount Mercy University students are skipping the beach and heading to Chicago for an inner-city service trip over spring break.
March 6, 2012 - 12:46pm
As a campus that celebrates and cherishes its mission to foster environmentally-conscious individuals, Mount Mercy continues to go green through a variety of earth-friendly campaigns. The campus is currently competing to be the greenest campus in the nation through the RecycleMania challenge, in which colleges and universities across the country participate over an eight-week period to see which campus is able to decrease the amount of waste and recycle the most material.
March 6, 2012 - 12:00pm
A special taskforce at Mount Mercy University has been designated to celebrate campus pride and enhance beautification, unifying efforts among students, faculty and staff through a variety of campaigns.
February 29, 2012 - 1:32pm
Mount Mercy’s department of communication, literature and arts proudly presents Pinkalicious: The Musical. Performances will be held March 15 – 17 at 7:30 p.m., with a special matinee on March 17 at 1:30 p.m. Seating may be limited, the musical will be performed in the McAuley Theater.
February 25, 2012 - 2:38pm
Special reflection from Mount Mercy’s Office of Mercy Mission and Identity The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently ruled that faith-based affiliated institutions, including colleges, universities, hospitals and social service agencies, must provide insurance coverage for contraception and sterilization to all their employees. In an effort to secure what many consider medications and procedures essential to women’s health, the HHS has overstepped its power and according to a significant number of Catholics, including the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, violated the “sacred issue” of religious liberty.
February 24, 2012 - 5:24pm
Mount Mercy MBA students celebrated raising more than $1,350 for Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2012.
February 20, 2012 - 10:12am
Mount Mercy University students have embarked on a mission to provide encouragement, hope and inspiration to those who need it most. Students in Mount Mercy’s J-Term course Healthy Lifestyles decorated pillowcases with inspirational quotes and positive messages that will be donated to the Catherine McAuley Center in Cedar Rapids and read by women who may need a special word of encouragement.
February 19, 2012 - 5:10pm
Mount Mercy alumni couples were treated to a special gathering at Bricks Bar & Grill in downtown Cedar Rapids on Valentine’s Day this year. The event provided an opportunity for alumni to mingle and share their stories while enjoying the atmosphere in an alumni-owned establishment.

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