News Archive

February 26, 2013 - 3:24pm
Mount Mercy University is celebrating Student Engagement & Philanthropy Week. The university will join more than 375 other educational institutions for its first Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day Thursday, February 28. On this day students across the world participate in activities that demonstrate gratitude for donors, faculty and staff, as well as create a stronger community on campus.
February 20, 2013 - 5:02pm
Mount Mercy University Chamber Choir Festival for 2/21 CANCELED
February 18, 2013 - 9:42am
Mount Mercy is pleased to welcome the members of our regional accreditation visiting team, who will be on campus Monday and Tuesday February 18-19. Regional accreditation is a cherished part of quality control in U.S. higher education. It provides a system of professional accountability that has long ensured educational strength in America's colleges. Members of the team include: 
February 15, 2013 - 6:30pm
Mount Mercy University has joined educators at 16 other colleges, 32 secondary schools and nine elementary schools sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy nationwide in signing on to a Sisters of Mercy leadership team statement, which emphasizes commitment to building a culture of nonviolence. This unified statement is a direct response to the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., and the ongoing debate around the need for response to the issue of gun violence in the United States.
February 15, 2013 - 9:50am
Lent begins on Wednesday, February 13th, and Mount Mercy invites all members of the Mount Mercy community to join us for Ash Wednesday and receive ashes as a sign of our devotion to God, God's grace, and a desire to turn from selfishness and individualism toward a culture of sharing and nourishing the common good. Ash Wednesday:
February 11, 2013 - 11:31am
Mount Mercy University's award-winning student newspaper, the Mount Mercy Times, was recognized for outstanding achievement at the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA) annual conference in Des Moines.
February 11, 2013 - 10:37am
Mount Mercy University has named Lisa Lafler assistant vice president for communications and marketing. Lafler is a 1993 graduate of Mount Mercy.
February 8, 2013 - 12:37pm
Mount Mercy University will host the second annual Chamber Choir Festival on Thursday, February 21. Choirs from Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Vinton-Shellsburg and Linn Mar high schools will join the Mount Mercy University Choir for an afternoon of rehearsals, clinics and an "Informance" in the Chapel of Mercy on February 21, at 5:00 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.
February 6, 2013 - 11:26am
Mount Mercy University will host 'Valentine's on the Hilltop: Songs on the Seven Sides of Love' on Thursday, February 14, at 8:00 p.m. in the University Center Commons. The event is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.
February 6, 2013 - 11:17am
Mount Mercy University's Janalyn Hanson White Gallery will feature the artistic work of Erica Damman in the exhibit "Mapping Recovery: Five Years Later," February 8 – March 1. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Viewings outside of regular business hours can be arranged by checking out a key from the University Center Information Desk. An artist talk will be held on Friday, February 8, from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Lundy 3, Lower Lundy.
January 22, 2013 - 12:22pm
The following students are December 2012 graduates of Mount Mercy University. Congratulations!
January 21, 2013 - 9:34am
Mount Mercy University, Coe College and United Way of East Central Iowa are partnering with the Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) and Kids Against Hunger to help feed the hungry for this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
January 15, 2013 - 5:46pm
Sixteen Mount Mercy University students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration program are traveling to Punta Gorda, Belize, to work for the common good and development of the country this week. Students will partner with entrepreneurs in the country to enhance development of five different businesses, varying in services from solar dried fruit to an Internet café. Punta Gorda is the southernmost sizable town in Belize with a population of approximately 5,500 people representing seven ethnic groups.
January 11, 2013 - 5:45pm
Miss Iowa Mariah Cary will compete for the title of Miss America on Saturday, January 12. The competition will broadcast Saturday on ABC at 8:00 p.m., CST. A native of Burlington, Iowa, the Mount Mercy student's platform focuses on her struggles with mild motor tics, a form of Tourette Syndrome. During her visits to Iowa schools, she has spoken about bullying and dealing with the condition as a child.
January 4, 2013 - 5:31pm
Mount Mercy welcomed 20 freshmen into the STEPS (Striving Towards Engaged and Purposeful Servant-Leadership) program during a special induction ceremony on Thursday, January 3, in Mount Mercy’s Stello Performance Hall.
January 2, 2013 - 10:58am
Mount Mercy University, Coe College and United Way of East Central Iowa are partnering with Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) and Kids Against Hunger to help feed the hungry for this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 21.
December 21, 2012 - 2:53pm
On the one week anniversary of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, President Christopher Blake joined seven other Iowa college presidents – and hundreds throughout the nation – in calling for increased gun control. The open letter to President Barack Obama demands an end to the gun show loophole, a ban on military-style semi-automatic assault weapons, a requirement for customer safety standards for all guns, and the opposition to legislation that would allow guns on college campuses and in classrooms. 
December 21, 2012 - 10:18am
Janalyn Hanson White Gallery will feature the works of Steven Deo, Tom Jones, Larry McNeil, Ryan Lee Smith, Star Wallowing Bull and Marie Watt in the exhibit “Migrations: New Directions in Native American Printmaking” January 7 – February 1. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Viewings can be arranged outside or regular hours by checking out a key from the University Center Information Desk. A closing reception will be held on Friday, February 1, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the gallery.
December 15, 2012 - 2:32pm
Mount Mercy University stands with the nation in our shock and sadness at the tragedy that unfolded yesterday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Children are some of the most vulnerable in our society, and the teachers who care for them daily cherish the beauty of life and learning. It is therefore especially tragic that these caring and vulnerable ones should perish in this way. We pray for the souls of the departed and for God's mercy and love to be shown now and in the time ahead for the families and loved ones of these victims.
Irene Ryan Nominees from Mount Mercy University
December 14, 2012 - 11:28am
Three Mount Mercy University students have been nominated for The Irene Ryan Scholarship Award at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Region V Festival. Junior Taylor Foster of Cedar Rapids, senior Casey Gaul of Dyersville, Iowa, and junior Jarod Heims of Monticello, Iowa, were selected by KCACTF responders and Mount Mercy’s new Drama Coordinator Nich Radcliffe to compete for the scholarship in January. The festival will be held January 20 – 26 in Lincoln, Neb.

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