News Archive

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. 
August 19, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy has named Elizabeth “Betsy” Winter as an admissions counselor.  As an admissions counselor, Winter will be responsible for recruiting high school students to the institution. Her primary duties will include managing, tracking and evaluating recruitment data in her assigned territory, representing Mount Mercy in a positive manner while meeting and interacting with prospective students and their families, and building relationships with high school personnel, among other things. Winter’s recruitment territory includes West Central Iowa and Nebraska. 
August 17, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy College has been named one of the Best Midwest Colleges in the 2011 edition of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News Media Group. Mount Mercy is ranked 24th this year. The exclusive rankings, which include more than 1,400 schools nationwide, will be published in the September issue of the U.S. News & World Report magazine, on newsstands starting August 24.Mount Mercy is one of seven Iowa institutions to be ranked in the Midwest Regional Colleges category.
August 6, 2010 - 1:00am
On Monday, August 23, Mount Mercy College will become Iowa’s newest university and the state’s only Mercy university as it makes the historic transition to Mount Mercy University. 
July 27, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy has been recognized in the Center for Student Opportunity’s 2011 College Access & Opportunity Guide, a comprehensive college guidebook designed to help low-income, first-generation college-bound students make their college dreams a reality. Mount Mercy is highlighted as an institution making strides in outreach efforts, financial aid opportunities and student support services in an effort to attract and retain students who might otherwise miss a higher education opportunity.
July 26, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy invites prospective students and their families to visit campus during Iowa Private College Week (IPCW) August 2 – 6.Students who are interested in finding the right college fit for them can learn more about Mount Mercy’s affordability, strong academic programs, student-focused interaction with faculty, and competitive athletic and vibrant intramural programs. Daily programs are scheduled at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., beginning in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall. 
July 18, 2010 - 1:00am
Yellowstone Park authorities are confirming that retired Mount Mercy Associate Professor of Biology Frank Jaszcz has died following a fishing accident in Yellowstone National Park. Mount Mercy faculty, staff and students extend their deepest condolences to Jaszcz’s family. 
July 17, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy will hold an Advance Program Information Session on Wednesday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall on the Mount Mercy campus. The Info Session will include an overview of Mount Mercy’s accelerated adult program, a question and answer session with current students and faculty, door prizes, and information on Mount Mercy’s financial aid opportunities.
July 15, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy’s 2009 President’s Report magazine was recently given the Award of Distinction at the 2010 International Academy of the Visual Arts Communicator Awards design competition. The Communicator Awards is one of the largest design competitions in the world, and this year drew over 7,000 entries from across the country. The Mount Mercy Magazine is designed by Benson & Hepker Design in Iowa City.  
July 8, 2010 - 1:00am
By the request of Dr. Christopher Blake of Mount Mercy, Archbishop Jerome Hanus of Dubuque has approved the appointment of Father Dustin L. Vu as part-time chaplain at Mount Mercy. He will begin his duties July 13.  Fr. Vu will replace Mount Mercy’s chaplain Father Nick B. March, who has been appointed to serve as pastor of Christ Our Hope Cluster in Northeast Iowa. 
June 30, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy College will hold a Master of Business Administration Information Session on Thursday, July 8 at 5:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall on the Mount Mercy campus. The application fee will be waived for all attendees.The MBA Info Session will include an overview of the accelerated format and curriculum of Mount Mercy’s graduate program, a question and answer session with current students and faculty, door prizes, information on Mount Mercy’s financial aid opportunities, and an optional campus tour. 
June 25, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy College announced today that Randall R.  Lyle has been named associate professor and director of the new marriage and family therapy program. He will begin his duties July 1.
June 22, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy’s Assistant Professor of History Adam Ebert was recently awarded the Gilbert C. Fite Award for the best dissertation in agricultural history from the Agricultural History Society. Ebert’s dissertation, “Hive Society: The Popularization of Science and Beekeeping in the British Isles, 1609-1913,” is believed to be the first dissertation from a student writing on a non-U.S. history topic that has won this award. 
June 22, 2010 - 1:00am
Associate Professor of Art and Department Chair of Communications, Literature and Arts Kathryn Hagy has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to teach at the Fine Arts College of Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal during the 2010-2011 academic year.
June 16, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy will hold its annual Iowa Immigration Heritage Multicultural Fair on Monday, April 19 from 3:00 – 7:30 p.m. The fair, which takes place in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall, is free and open to the public.In addition to food, arts and crafts representing the cultures of Mount Mercy’s international students, there will also be entertainment such as Brazilian dancers, Latin America music and dances, and Irish ballet dancing. Guests will also have an opportunity to take a practice Citizenship Test in Lundy. 
June 16, 2010 - 1:00am
Visitors can view vibrant, innovative and inspiring pieces this summer as Mount Mercy showcases the creative artwork of its students. Pieces range from oil on canvas to weavings, to etchings and drawings on paper. “We have an incredibly talented group of up-and-coming underclass art students, and we are excited by their potential, which is evident in many of the works on display,” says Associate Professor of Art Kathryn Hagy.
June 16, 2010 - 1:00am
This year’s theme was “Becoming a Global Citizen in Mercy.” The conference was held at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania. Atkins’ presentation detailed Mount Mercy’s endeavors to become more environmentally sustainable.
June 9, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy and Kirkwood Community College representatives will host a “virtual open house” on Tuesday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m.
June 7, 2010 - 1:00am
Mount Mercy art students will showcase a unique display of artwork during the summer months at the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery on Mount Mercy’s campus during an exhibit that runs through September 8. Visitors can view vibrant, innovative and inspiring pieces this summer as Mount Mercy showcases the creative artwork of its students. Pieces range from oil on canvas to weavings, to etchings and drawings on paper. 

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