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August 20, 2011 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy alumnus Joel Althoff '02 was sure the phone call was a hoax. When he was finally convinced that the White House had indeed invited him to spend a morning with the President of the United States, he was excited for the opportunity.
August 15, 2011 - 2:26pm
What's the David and Goliath story in America today? Mount Mercy University invites audiences to discover for themselves during the thought-provoking theatre play Farmscape: Documenting the Changing Rural Environment, on September 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the McAuley Theater.
August 9, 2011 - 3:35pm
Mount Mercy University will welcome Mercy Beyond Borders Executive Director Sister Marilyn Lacey for a special keynote address in celebration of Mercy Day, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy.
July 21, 2011 - 6:10pm
The Mount Mercy community honors the memory of Associate Professor of Nursing and Director of the Clinical Simulation Laboratory Linda Groepper, who lost her courageous battle with cancer on July 20, 2011.
July 21, 2011 - 10:56am
Mount Mercy University senior Jessica Joens has nabbed a highly competitive internship at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood, Calif.
July 20, 2011 - 6:08pm
Mount Mercy alumna Marjorie (Marge) Schinke '99 has blended her passion for children's literature and graphic design by founding a new organization called "Big Letter Books for Children."
July 11, 2011 - 5:51pm
Mount Mercy University announced today that Tom Castle has been named interim assistant provost and dean of adult programs. Colette Atkins has been named assistant dean of adult accelerated programs, and Randy Lyle, Ph.D., has been named assistant dean of graduate programs.
June 21, 2011 - 4:52pm
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce a new scholarship for transfer students who are members of the international honor society Kappa Beta Delta, an honor society for students enrolled at schools accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
Photo of Mount Mercy softball player Rosie Jones
June 16, 2011 - 3:28pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The Mustang softball program will host the Third Annual Mount Mercy Fall Classic on Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 10-11, at Napoleon Park in Iowa City. The youth softball tournament is divided into 10-under, 12-under and 14-under age groups. Full story >
June 2, 2011 - 2:44pm
Two Mount Mercy University students are gearing up to spend their summers doing missionary work in Africa. Dia Brown, a junior nursing major from Urbandale, Iowa, will travel to Sierra Leone and work with a team at Jonathan House Ministries, a house for orphans. Elizabeth Brumm, a senior English major from Cedar Falls, Iowa, will travel to the small village of Dafor, Ghana as she joins forces with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS).
Photo of Mount Mercy women's golfer Laura Wilberg
June 1, 2011 - 12:14pm
MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa -- Mount Mercy scoring leaders Anna Kallqvist and Laura Wilberg garnered honorable mention all-conference honors when the league announced its 2010-11 Midwest Collegiate Conference Women's Golf awards, based on a vote of MCC coaches. Full story >
Photo of Mount Mercy men's golfer Derek McConnell
June 1, 2011 - 11:41am
MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa -- Derek McConnell made quite the debut for Mount Mercy last season. After leading the Mustangs in scoring, the junior from Belleville, Ontario, was named to the 2010-11 Midwest Collegiate Conference Men's Golf first team by a vote of league coaches. Full story >
May 31, 2011 - 9:57am
Mount Mercy University Assistant Professor of Chemistry Joseph Nguyen, Ph.D. has been selected as one of six Fellows of the FUTURE in Biomedicine program at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.
Photo of Mount Mercy track & field standout Jacqueline Kane
May 29, 2011 - 10:34am
MARION, Ind. -- Jacqueline Kane, who reached the finals of the 400 meter hurdles with school-record performances in the first two rounds of competition, ran the second-fastest time in school history in Saturday's finals to finish eighth in the nation at the 31st Annual Women's NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the Outdoor Sports Complex. Full story >
Mount Mercy track & field standout Jacqueline Kane
May 28, 2011 - 10:02am
MARION, Ind. -- Junior Jacqueline Kane cruised to the fifth-fastest time in Friday's 400 meter hurdles semifinal, and will race in the finals on Saturday at 3:50 p.m. at the 31st Annual Women's NAIA Outdoor National Championships at the Outdoor Sports Complex. Full story >
Photo of Mount Mercy track & field standout Jenna Higgins
May 27, 2011 - 12:44am
MARION, Ind. -- Mount Mercy sophomore Jenna Higgins became the first track & field national champion in school history, winning the javelin at the 31st Annual Women's NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships today at the Outdoor Sports Complex. Full story >
May 26, 2011 - 10:44am
Mount Mercy University criminal justice alumni were among those who received top honors during the 2011 Cedar Rapids Police Department Annual Awards Ceremony on May 19, 2011.
Photo of Mount Mercy track and field's Beth Ripperger
May 25, 2011 - 4:25pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- A total of eight Mount Mercy track & field athletes will compete in five events at the 31st Annual Women's NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships later this week at the Outdoor Sports Complex in Marion, Ind. Full story >
May 23, 2011 - 10:56am
Mount Mercy University's two highest awards for graduates were presented during the 2011 Commencement ceremony on May 22 at the U.S. Cellular Center. Kelsey K. Hansen, a nursing major from Alton, Iowa, received the Catherine McAuley Award, the highest honor given to a student who has attended Mount Mercy for four years. Elizabeth Drop, a psychology major from Iowa City, Iowa, received the Mary Frances Warde Award, the highest honor given to a student who transferred to Mount Mercy.
Photo of Mount Mercy women's basketball, soccer recruit Alex Pircer
May 19, 2011 - 3:05pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Basketball and soccer standout Alexandria Pircer from NU High School in Cedar Falls will join the women's basketball and soccer programs at Mount Mercy this fall. Full story >

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