News Archive

April 12, 2013 - 3:43pm
Mount Mercy University and Mercy Medical Center are partnering to conduct a mock emergency drill on Wednesday, April 17, for disaster preparedness. At 10:00 a.m., emergency crews including Cedar Rapids Police Department, Cedar Rapids Fire Department, and EMT will respond to a fictitious chemical explosion on Mount Mercy's campus. The entire Mount Mercy campus will be evacuated as emergency response crews enter the buildings.
April 11, 2013 - 11:28am
Mount Mercy University will welcome the Gateway Dance Theatre for a special performance as part of the Global Issues Series on Saturday, April 13, at 7:00 p.m. in McAuley Theatre. The event is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.
April 10, 2013 - 2:45pm
Mount Mercy University will host special guest and Holocaust survivor Renee Firestone on Tuesday, April 16, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy as part of the Holocaust Speaker Series. This event is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.
April 3, 2013 - 9:29am
Tune in to KGAN CBS 2 Iowa for the morning show on Wednesday, April 3, starting at 4:30 a.m. as we broadcast live from Janalyn Hanson White Gallery! Mount Mercy’s Associate Professor of Art and Department Chair Kathryn Hagy will share insights on the current gallery exhibit “Namaste Nepal! Contemporary Art Voices!” with KGAN before its closing on April 7 and makes its next stop at Yale University!
March 28, 2013 - 5:19pm
Mount Mercy University will offer a faculty forum on healthcare in the 21st century with Assistant Professor and Clinical Director of Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Dr. Jacob Christenson. "Health Care in the 21st Century: Using Biopsychosocial Approach to Meet the Needs of Patients and Families" will be held on Wednesday, April 10, at 7:00 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room in Basile Hall. This event is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.
March 21, 2013 - 2:09pm
The Mount Mercy community is deeply saddened by the loss of Sister Pauline Fox '59, who passed away on March 21, 2013. Sr. Pauline taught English at Mount Mercy for 40 years and served as a Sister of Mercy for over 60 years, having celebrated her Jubilee in 2010. She graduated from Mount Mercy in 1959 with a bachelor's degree in English.
March 19, 2013 - 5:15pm
Mount Mercy University will welcome Todd VanNest, Ph.D., founder and president of Next Summit Enterprises in Chicago, as the keynote speaker for the annual MBA Speaker Series. The event will be held Tuesday, April 9, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room in Basile Hall. This event is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.
March 18, 2013 - 5:02pm
Award-winning author Samrat Upadhyay will visit Mount Mercy University on Thursday, April 4, as part of the Global Issue Series. A Q&A will be held at 3:30 p.m., and a reading from one of Upadhyay’s novels will follow in the evening at 7:00 p.m. Both events will be held in Basile Hall’s Flaherty Community Room and are free and open to the public; seating may be limited.
March 18, 2013 - 4:33pm
Mount Mercy University will host "The Latino Experience in Iowa" with special guest Omar Valerio–Jiménez as part of the Race and Gender Series on Wednesday, April 3, at 7:00 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room. This event is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.
March 13, 2013 - 6:12pm
In a statement today, Mount Mercy President Christopher Blake, Ph.D., welcomed the election of Pope Francis as the new leader of the Catholic church. Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church and is a native of Argentina.
March 11, 2013 - 9:56am
Mount Mercy University Assistant Dean of Adult Accelerated Programs Colette Atkins discusses meeting the needs of the adult learner and getting creative to meet learning goals in an article published by The evolllution.  Read the article
March 7, 2013 - 12:28pm
Mount Mercy University will feature the exhibit “Namaste Nepal! Contemporary Artist Voices,” March 8 – April 7 in Janalyn Hanson White Gallery. The exhibit includes the contemporary artwork of: Binod Shrestha, Ashmina Ranjit, Sujan Chitrakar, Hitman Gurung, Mekh Limbu, Asha Dangol and Supriya Manandhar. 
March 7, 2013 - 11:13am
Mount Mercy University and Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival have partnered to present two musical festivals on Mount Mercy’s campus, including the inaugural Mount Mercy University High School String Quartet Workshop and the 11th annual Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival.
March 4, 2013 - 10:28am
Mount Mercy University will offer ExploreU@MMU '13 World of Technology from June 4 - 8 on the Mount Mercy University campus. The one-week summer program is tailored for young girls completing sixth, seventh and eighth grades, and designed to provide fun while learning about science and math.
February 27, 2013 - 6:13pm
Poet and essayist Michael Sowder will share works from his newest collection, House Under the Moon, on Tuesday, March 5, at Mount Mercy University. Sowder will participate in a question and answer session at 3:30 p.m., followed by a reading of his works later in the evening at 7:00 p.m. Both events will be held in Basile Hall, Flaherty Community Room, and are free and open to the public.
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:

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