News Archive

September 9, 2013 - 6:12pm
Mount Mercy University will host a texting while driving simulator on campus September 10, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Partnering with an organization called PEER Awareness, Mount Mercy’s M2AP Board, Student Activities and Recreation and Wellness groups all came together to bring the simulation to campus. The simulator showcases the dangers of texting while driving in a safe, controlled environment.
August 19, 2013 - 2:19pm
Mount Mercy University was selected to receive a $4 million matching grant from The Hall-Perrine Foundation. The grant is to be used toward the university’s athletic complex capital project, which was announced in early June.  “We’re grateful that The Hall-Perrine Foundation has been very supportive of Mount Mercy over the years,” said Interim President Norm Nielsen, “and this, the largest gift Mount Mercy has received from Hall-Perrine to date, will help us accelerate our development of the property.”
August 9, 2013 - 11:37am
Mount Mercy student Jeremy Cline and Assistant Professor of Biology Ryan Bezy are working with a University of Iowa research team to study bacterial cell division this summer. Bezy was selected as a fellow through the University of Iowa's program and Cline is serving as his student research assistant. The two are working closely with University of Iowa faculty host David Weiss, Ph.D., to carry out a genetic analysis to identify novel genes involved in Escherichia coli (E. coli) cell division.
August 6, 2013 - 12:09pm
Mount Mercy’s Students in Human Resource Management (SIHRM) Club has been recognized with the Student Chapter Merit Award of Excellence from the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The annual award recognizes SIHRM chapters for outstanding activities and projects pertaining to chapter requirements, operations, programming, and professional development of members, support of the human resources profession, and SHRM engagement.
David Doerge
July 29, 2013 - 12:24pm
Members of our Mount Mercy community, A dear and well-respected colleague, teacher, and friend has passed away, and I know the entire campus will join me in mourning the loss of David Doerge.  David joined the Political Science faculty in 2001 and was serving as Chair of Mount Mercy’s History, Politics, and Justice Department. David’s outstanding work and personal gifts have touched the lives of many on campus and beyond through the years since he joined Mount Mercy’s faculty, and he will be truly missed.
Haley Rinaldi
July 28, 2013 - 3:02pm
The Mount Mercy University community is mourning the loss of Haley Rinaldi, 21, a senior from Basalt, Colo., who was killed in a boating accident on Friday at the Ruedi Reservoir in Colorado. Rinaldi, 21, was a biology major and a member of the Mount Mercy women's soccer team who transferred from Waldorf in 2012. Service arrangements are pending. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Haley's family and friends during this difficult time.
July 19, 2013 - 12:30pm
Mount Mercy University has appointed Christopher B. Rhynerson as vice president for finance & business services. Rhynerson was previously the associate vice president for finance and planning at Upper Iowa University.
July 19, 2013 - 11:15am
This spring, Mount Mercy students participated in a two-day Student Outdoor Educators Conference during which they presented information about Iowa algific talus slopes – geological areas with unique microclimates, plants, and animals. 
July 12, 2013 - 3:57pm
For the first time ever, Mount Mercy University is offering online bachelor's degree programs in business and human resource management. These new bachelor's programs are designed to help students with some college or an associate's degree reach their educational goals in a flexible, accelerated format.
July 10, 2013 - 3:03pm
Mount Mercy’s Dean of Adult Programs Tom Castle published an article in The evoLLLution about the value of a college degree. In the article, Castle encourages educators to focus on exceptional educational quality versus a low-cost, corporate approach. He notes higher education is one of the most successful industries in the country with scholars from across the globe migrating to pursue cutting-edge research. Read the full article
July 3, 2013 - 2:26pm
Congratulations to the following students named to the Dean's List for the spring 2013 semester. Students with a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better, and who are graded (letter grade, not pass/fail) for six or more semester hours, are eligible for inclusion on the Dean's List.
July 2, 2013 - 6:58pm
Mount Mercy University invites high school students and their parents/guardians to visit campus during Iowa Private College Week August 5 – 9. Prospective students will have the opportunity to tour campus, meet with professors, coaches and current students, and learn about academic and extracurricular opportunities. Sessions are available in the morning or afternoon each day of the week. The first session begins at 9:00 a.m. and the afternoon session is held at 1:30 p.m. To register, visit http://www.mtmercy.edu/ipcw.
July 2, 2013 - 2:26pm
Mount Mercy is pleased to announce spring 2013 graduates for February, May and June. Congratulations to all! Stay connected to Mount Mercy by liking the Mount Mercy Alumni Facebook page.
June 27, 2013 - 4:59pm
Mount Mercy alumna Sister Laura Reicks '78, of Dubuque, Iowa, was named president of the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community this spring. Sister Reicks will serve a five-year term as president starting July 1. She will reside in Omaha, Neb., to fulfill her responsibilities at the Central Office for the West Midwest Community.
June 27, 2013 - 12:27pm
Mount Mercy Assistant Professor of Nursing Sharon Guthrie, Ph.D., was one of eight selected for The American Association of Colleges of Nursing's inaugural Faculty Policy Intensive in Washington, D.C., this spring.
June 26, 2013 - 3:52pm
Eight Mount Mercy alums and one faculty member were named to 100 Great Iowa Nurses this spring. The annual 100 Great Iowa Nurses event, in its ninth year of honoring nurses, recognizes the contributions these professionals make to their field while demonstrating courage, competence, and commitment to patients.
June 26, 2013 - 3:37pm
Mount Mercy students spent four weeks studying in Costa Rica and embracing the local culture this month. Assistant Professor of Spanish Belkis Suarez led the group of seven students in Heredia, Costa Rica, at the Universidad Latina to study language and way of life in the Central American country.
June 24, 2013 - 4:04pm
Mount Mercy University's Enactus team, formerly known as SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise), finished another successful year this spring. The team was named regional champions at the Enactus United States Regional Competition and competed in the 2013 Enactus U.S. National Exposition in May. This was their first trip to nationals in three years.
June 21, 2013 - 3:54pm
Mount Mercy University is hosting upcoming information sessions for three of its four graduate programs: Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Nursing. Information sessions will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room on the second floor of Basile Hall on the following dates:
June 18, 2013 - 9:38am
Mount Mercy University is hosting the Cedar Brass Festival June 17 – 29. The event unites dedicated musicians advancing their skills with excellent literature, musical coaching, and opportunities to learn from one another. The first week of the event will focus on large brass ensemble repertoire with the second week involving chamber music. Musicians will participate in rehearsals as well as sectional coaching. Performances open to the public will conclude each week.

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