JumpStart
June 18, 2019 - 8:29am
Cedar Rapids students have the opportunity to learn from some of the city’s most influential people, including Mayor Brad Hart, during Mount Mercy University’s summer JumpStart program. JumpStart’s mission is to inspire children of Cedar Rapids to reach their educational potential by teaching vital lessons in leadership and academics as part of free sports programming at the Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex.
Rinderknecht Athletic Center
June 7, 2019 - 7:13pm
Just across the street from the Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex sits the new Rinderknecht Athletic Center—Mount Mercy’s state-of-the-art wellness and athletic performance center. The dynamic training facility and recreational fitness resource serves Mount Mercy’s 500+ student-athletes and 2,100+ students, faculty, and staff.
Logan Langer '19
June 4, 2019 - 3:54pm
Logan Langer ’19 BS | Marketing, FinanceSales Representative, GEICO Obstacles and difficulties are what challenge us, how you get up from those obstacles is what defines us. Logan Langer ’19 exemplifies someone who doesn’t allow challenges to define him. “I don’t take anything for granted,” he said.
MMU's Enactus team at Nationals
May 29, 2019 - 2:37pm
Mount Mercy University’s Enactus team earned a Sweet 16 spot for the fourth year in a row at the National Exposition in Kansas City, Missouri. Two students from the Enactus team were in the running for the Project Leader of the Year Award and the Executive Leader of the Year Award. Another team member was a finalist for  the Jules & Gwenn Knapp Scholarship. The MMU Enactus team is one of four teams that have achieved a Sweet 16 spot for the last four years. Out of 400 teams nationally and over 80 teams that competed, Enactus placed within the Top 12 at the National Expo.
Sister Maurita Soukup
May 29, 2019 - 1:06pm
Sr. Maurita Soukup received honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at Creighton University during commencement proceedings on May 18. Sr. Soukup has worked in health care ministry for over 55 years and as a Sister of Mercy for 53 years. She currently serves as a health trustee and nurse consultant/researcher and collaborates with two boards of regional health care systems.
May 27, 2019 - 2:10pm
GULF SHORES, Ala. – The 2018-19 track and field season came to a close this weekend as eight individuals competed at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.The Marathon was the highlight event as Vanessa Cortes (JR/Bakersfield, Calif.) earned All-American honors for her third-place finish with a time of 3:10:51.20, breaking the school record by nearly 10 minutes.
May 23, 2019 - 2:01pm
The Iowa Catholic Collegiate Association (ICCA) will host Connections, an inaugural summer institute for member institution faculty, May 28–29 at Mount Mercy University. The institute will focus on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Members from each of the six Iowa Catholic member institutions will be in attendance, including Loras College, Clarke University, St. Ambrose University, Mount Mercy University, Mercy College of Health Sciences, and Briar Cliff University.
Commencement 2019
May 22, 2019 - 9:34am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce May 2019 graduates. A commencement ceremony was held Sunday, May 19, at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. Congratulations to all! Stay connected to Mount Mercy by liking the Mount Mercy Alumni Facebook page.
Mustang Visit Days run from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and provide a great overview of Mount Mercy, its programs, its places, and its people. You'll take a tour of campus, hear about admission requirements and financial aid, and hear from our MMU students and faculty. Visit sessions are great for students who want to get a feel for MMU.
Mustang Visit Days run from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and provide a great overview of Mount Mercy, its programs, its places, and its people. You'll take a tour of campus, hear about admission requirements and financial aid, and hear from our MMU students and faculty. Visit sessions are great for students who want to get a feel for MMU.
November 1, 2017 - 12:30pm
Mount Mercy University recognizes that hate is not a thing of the past—acts of hate occur not only across the world but also right here on campus. Accordingly, MMU employees and students stand united against hate and reaffirm our Mercy values of compassion and hospitality. Just because we differ from one another does not give us the right to express hate toward one another. Our differences are welcome; hate is not.
September 29, 2017 - 4:13pm
The Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex is nearing completion. Student athletes began using the fields in early September. Landscaping comprises the majority of work remaining. A grand opening celebration will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at the complex.
September 17, 2017 - 12:00am
Sept. 17th is Constitution Day and President Hamen encourages students to embrace their rights to wish the Constitution a happy birthday!
August 2, 2017 - 1:43pm
Construction continues on the track, soccer, and baseball fields. Upon completion in August 2017, The Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex will provide a permanent home for men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s track and field, baseball, and softball.
May 16, 2017 - 2:17pm
Crews are hard at work installing artificial turf on the softball and track fields. Upon completion in August 2017, The Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex will provide a permanent home for men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s track and field, baseball, and softball.
April 28, 2017 - 1:37pm
Dr. Jacob Eisenbach was born in Poland in 1923. After the German army invaded his country in 1939, Jacob’s neighborhood in Lodz, a predominantly-Jewish ghetto, became a fenced-in prison camp. The war tore the Eisenbach family apart, taking his father, brother and sister (his mother passed away prior to the invasion). Only Jacob and his brother Sam survived.
March 6, 2017 - 12:48pm
The Mount Mercy men beat Missouri Valley 91-74 to advance to the Heart of American Conference Championship game. [Keep watching at KCRG.com…]
February 27, 2017 - 1:51pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS 2, Fox28) — Mount Mercy's Enactus student group started a project last fall to help clean up the community and provide assistance to an organization affected by flooding in Cedar Rapids. [Keep reading at CBS2Iowa.com…] or [Learn more at mtmercy.edu…]
January 17, 2017 - 9:05am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) — Today, people all across the country, including here in eastern Iowa, took time today to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. Keep reading at KCRG.com…
November 15, 2016 - 1:14pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS2/FOX28) — The meaning behind the anti-Trump protests can sometimes get lost in the noise, so in an effort to support those who are most vulnerable, many people are turning to a quiet act of solidarity. Some have chosen to clip one safety pin on their clothes to support those who might have felt attacked during Donald Trump’s campaign. David Butts, assistant director of diversity and engagement at Mount Mercy University, said it’s part of the ebb and flow of social movements.

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