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October 25, 2013 - 4:53pm
Ghouls and goblins of all ages will gather at Mount Mercy University on Sunday, October 27 to celebrate Halloween on the Hill.  Families from local nonprofit agencies along with university staff and volunteers will gather to enjoy snacks, crafts and games in Hennessey Recreation Center’s gymnasium at 5:00 p.m. before trick-or-treating at Regina and McAuley, two student residence halls on campus.
Wil Haygood
October 25, 2013 - 10:36am
Nearly 300 guests are expected to attend the 71st NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet in Cedar Rapids on October 26.  Mount Mercy University is proud to partner in sponsorship of this annual awareness-building event. “Mount Mercy is pleased to support NAACP’s efforts,” states Dr. Jan Handler, provost.  “Their advocacy toward social justice is steadfast and one we can all stand behind.”
Math Day at Mount Mercy University
October 18, 2013 - 10:48am
High school students from area schools attended the 16th Annual Mount Mercy Mathematics Contest on October 18, 2013 and competed in a variety of math challenges in areas such as speed, accuracy and story problems. Twenty-five teams totaling 100 students represented some of the best mathmatical talent among nine Eastern Iowa high schools.
October 10, 2013 - 3:00pm
If you pick up a copy of Ceramics Monthly Magazine’s October edition, you’ll see one of Assistant Professor of Art Andy Casto’s ceramic sculptures featured. Among works from 57 juried artists, Casto’s piece recently won second place in an exhibition in Stockton, California..
Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic
October 3, 2013 - 11:26am
The Gerald and Audrey Olson Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic at Mount Mercy University opened to clients last week. The clinic offers low-cost mental health counseling services to the public, while providing hands-on, supervised training for graduate students in Mount Mercy’s marriage and family therapy (MFT) program. Mount Mercy offers the only program in Iowa that is training entry level MFT practitioners, and this clinic is the only Iowa MFT clinic that is fully staffed by student therapists who are under the supervision of licensed MFT therapists.
September 25, 2013 - 6:14pm
Bob served on the Mount Mercy Board of Trustees from November 7, 1998, until his death on September 19, 2013.  During his tenure, he served on the Campaign Cabinet, the Finance and Investment Committee and the President’s Evaluation Committee.  He was very generous with his time as an out-of-town Trustee and was highly respected by his colleague Board members.  He took his Trustee responsibility very seriously, rarely missing a full Board meeting and almost always participating in committee meetings by phone.  He valued the importance of higher education and was a very generous financial be
September 23, 2013 - 5:27pm
Mount Mercy’s Department of Public Safety has worked to improve safety and security measures around campus this summer. Director of Public Safety Blake Mikesell said the changes are part of efforts to continually enhance campus safety and help Mount Mercy stand out as an institution where the well-being of the entire campus community is top priority.
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.

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