News Archive

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 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 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 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. 
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.