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October 19, 2010 - 1:00am
Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson will serve as Mount Mercy University’s keynote speaker for the annual Aquinas Lecture on October 28 at 7:00 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall. The presentation, “Learning Jesus in the Life of the Church” is free and open to the public.  
October 17, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy University Professor of Biology Neil Bernstein, Ph.D., will present “Introduction to Endangered and Threatened Species: Why We Should Care, during a special Global Issues Series forum on October 20 at 3:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall on the Mount Mercy University campus.
October 17, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy University welcomes special guest poet Heather Derr-Smith for a Q&A and a Reading on October 18 in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall on the Mount Mercy University campus. The Q&A starts at 3:30 p.m. and the reading starts at 7:00 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. 
October 11, 2010 - 1:00am
“We are honored that this donor, who wished to remain anonymous, chose to create a meaningful legacy by investing in Mount Mercy students and the faith-inspired education they receive on the Hill,” says Mount Mercy University President Christopher Blake. “By making a college education more affordable, these scholarships will create opportunities for all types of students to attend Mount Mercy and achieve a level of academic success wrapped around Mercy values of service to the common good.”
October 10, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy University will be the site of the 2nd Congressional District debate between incumbent Dave Loebsack (D) and challenger Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R) this Tuesday, October 12, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall.
October 7, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy University honored eight alumni on Saturday, October 2, during a special recognition luncheon as part of Mount Mercy’s Homecoming 2010 celebration. Cedar Rapids resident Katie Ferris Feldman ’80 received the Alumni Misericordiae Award, presented for humanitarian service to others through professional or volunteer activities. Feldman currently serves as a clinical nurse specialist at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.
October 5, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Dr. Chad Loes will examine critical thinking skills in students during a special forum on October 11 at 7:00 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall. The forum, “The Development of Critical Thinking: Does Residence or Diversity Matter?” is free and open to the public.
October 1, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy University has named Lauren Garcia as an Admissions Counselor. She began her duties September 30.
October 1, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy University will celebrate the 200th birthdays of Frederic Chopin and Robert Schumann, and the 100th birthday of Samuel Barber with three special concerts held October 5 and 7 in Stello Performance Hall, Warde Hall. All performances are free and open to the public.
September 29, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy University has received a Mercy Ministry grant in the amount of $35,000 from the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community, headquartered in Omaha, Neb. 
September 29, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy University will host its first visit day of the semester on Saturday, October 9, from 10:00 – 12:30 p.m. Visit days provide a chance for prospective students to explore the campus, learn about campus opportunities, residence halls, and co-curricular activities, and have lunch with current students and hear what they have to say about their Mount Mercy experience.
September 20, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy University will offer an information session on its newest graduate program, the Master of Science in Nursing, on Tuesday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall on the Mount Mercy University campus.The Master of Science in Nursing’s emphases in health promotion and disease prevention focus are the only programs of their kind in the state of Iowa, offering local nurses the opportunity to expand their knowledge and hands-on skills, and benefitting the Corridor’s hospitals and medical field through increased employee expertise.  
September 18, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy University students, faculty and staff rolled up their sleeves for a Saturday of service during Mercy and Mission week, September 18-24. Nearly 50 members of the Mount Mercy community gave up a Saturday to volunteer at Habitat for Humanity, Prairiewoods, and the Catherine McAuley Center during a week-long celebration of Mount Mercy’s Mercy heritage and faith-inspired education.
September 14, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy University announced today that enrollment numbers for its graduate and accelerated student populations continue to rise. Total graduate students for Fall 2010 is 202, up from 168 in Fall 2009. Mount Mercy’s adult accelerated student population totals 368 students, up from 366 in last Fall 2009.
September 14, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy University will celebrate Mercy and Mission week with special events and service projects September 18 – 24. During this week in September, Mount Mercy celebrates its unique heritage and Mercy calling as we live out the call to serve and look to become a leader in values-driven education and outreach. Please join us for special community events that are free and open to the public. 
September 13, 2010 - 1:00am
The Mount Mercy University Women’s Choir will perform alongside Orchestra Iowa and other local choirs during Brucemore’s “Brucemorechestra” on Saturday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Brucemore. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. The performance will be broadcast on Iowa Public Television on Monday, September 20, at 8:00 p.m.The Women’s Choir will perform Gustav Holst’s famous orchestral suite, The Planets. The piece is a seven-movement orchestral, with each movement named after a planet of the solar system. 
September 12, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy Associate Professor of Communication Dr. Dave Klope will offer insight on Islam in Iowa during a special faculty forum on September 15 at 7:00 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall. The forum, “Iowa Islam: Communication and Community” is free and open to the public.  
September 8, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy University will showcase the talents of area high school art teachers during a special exhibit September 10 – October 6, Monday through Friday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery on the Mount Mercy University campus. An artist reception will be held October 2 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., and is free and open to the public.
September 7, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy University welcomes renown memoirist John. T. Price, author of Man Killed by Pheasant and Other Kinships, for a Q&A and a Reading on Thursday, September 9 in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall. The Q&A starts at 3:30 p.m. and the Reading starts at 7:00 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. 
August 25, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy College officially re-designated as Mount Mercy University during a press conference on August 23, 2010. President Christopher Blake and Chair of the Board of Trustees Charlie Rohde signed the University Charter, establishing Mount Mercy’s transition to Iowa’s newest university, and the state’s only Mercy university. 

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