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Mercy in Action

From making headlines to creating new events, Mount Mercy strives to keep the campus community up to date to on what's happening on the Hill. Whether it's an institutional announcement, featured student, or featured event, Mount Mercy works to bring information to your fingertips.

Upcoming Events

Dr. Eden Wales Freedman Book Signing

POSTPONED TO FALL 2020. Eden will read excerpts from her book "Reading Testimony, Witnessing Trauma: Confronting Race, Gender and Violence in American Literature," answer questions, and sign copies.

Favorite Author Showcase

Meet author Marlo Higgins to discuss her book "The Making of a Maverick". Bring your lunch and learn with us from Marlo, a chief inspirational officer and author. Register by April 9 and bring a friend to get a free book! RSVP: Sheila Buschette | | 319-363-1323 x1870

Virtual International Student Visit Day

Virtually tour our beautiful hilltop campus, talk with professors, meet current international students, and learn about admission requirements, transfer policies, and generous scholarships for international students.

Working from Home Series
April 2, 2020

Mount Mercy University offers working from home lecture series

Our Business & Leadership Graduate Programs will offer a three-part virtual lecture series on strategies for working and leading from home.

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Marco Fictner and Amy McGlynn
March 31, 2020

Amy McGlynn '18 and Marco Fichtner '17 built a life and other deep relationships at Mount Mercy

Besides beginning a lifetime commitment to each other, Marco and Amy gained many valuable experiences that shaped who they are today.

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March 24, 2020

Mount Mercy University nursing professor named one of 100 Great Iowa Nurses

Dr. Kim Bro has been named one of 100 Great Iowa Nurses. She was nominated by a colleague familiar with her contributions to the nursing community.

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Dr. Robert Beatty named new president of Mount Mercy University

Dr. Robert (Bob) Beatty has been named the 10th president of Mount Mercy University. Beatty will begin his duties as president on July 1, 2020.

February 27, 2020

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February 24, 2020

Cassidy Courey '21 joins the Junior Team USA bowling team

Cassidy Courey ’21 is competitive both at the lanes and in the classroom. Courey recently earned a coveted spot on the Junior Team USA bowling team.

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February 23, 2020

Mount Mercy University announces February 2020 grads

Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce February 2020 graduates. A commencement ceremony will be held Sunday, May 17, 2020, at the U.S. Cellular Center.

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February 20, 2020

MMU to host book signing for English professor Dr. Wales Freedman

Mount Mercy University is hosting a book signing event for associate professor of English and department chair, Dr. Eden Wales Freedman at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April. 14 in Mount Mercy University’s Flaherty Community Room (204 Basile Hall).

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MAEd grad uses degree to advise education institutions

Michael Young '14 MAEd promotes accessibility for all learners and advocates for equitable practices and structures in classrooms and schools.

February 20, 2020

Michael Young '14 MAEd
Spring Series 2020
February 17, 2020

Mount Mercy University explores the Good Life in Spring Lecture Series

Mount Mercy University’s 2020 Spring Lecture Series—The Good Life—will explore a life that is happy, pleasant, ethical, and just. 

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Nursing Simulation Lab
February 10, 2020

Nursing major wears many hats

Most college students are pretty busy, but for nursing major Andrew Anderson, busy might be an understatement.

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January 25, 2020

Fall 2019 Dean’s List announced

Congratulations to the following students named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2019 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.

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January 17, 2020

Human trafficking expert to speak after documentary screening at Mount Mercy

Teresa Davidson, co-founder and president of Chains Interrupted and anti-human trafficking coordinator at Mercy Medical Center, will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 in Mount Mercy University’s Flaherty Community Room (204 Basile Hall).

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MMU’s online bachelor’s programs ranked highest in Iowa by U.S. News & World Report

Mount Mercy University’s online programs were ranked highest in Iowa on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs rankings.

January 14, 2020

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January 7, 2020

Mount Mercy University announces December 2019 graduates

Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce the following December 2019 graduates. A commencement ceremony will be held Sunday, May 17, 2020, at the U.S. Cellular Center.

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January 1, 2020

Sisters find comfort, inspiration, strength in each other

Sisters Bobby Jo Salm ’18 and Heather Mineart ’18 took the leap of higher-ed faith and landed at Mount Mercy University—together.

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December 5, 2019

MMU English students participate in scholarship conference

Six Mount Mercy English students participated in the 12th Annual Streamlines: Undergraduate Literature & Writing Conference on Saturday, November 16 at the University of Dubuque.

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MMU to offer low residency Master of Strategic Leadership Program

Mount Mercy University announces the Master of Strategic Leadership (MSL) low residency, virtual seminar delivery option.

December 3, 2019

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Cedar Rapids Improv Festival
November 25, 2019

Area comedy troupes perform at Cedar Rapids Improv Festival

Mount Mercy University’s Begging for Mercy, Cedar Rapids Washington High School’s FDIC and the University of Northern Iowa’s Some Assembly Required performed interactive improvisation shows Nov. 22-23 at the Cedar Rapids Improv Festival on the Mount Mercy campus.

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Melaka Anderson '18 used education to break out of the poverty cycle

Despite everything Melaka Anderson ’18 has been through, she believes that God placed her at Mount Mercy at the right time, surrounding her with people to help her overcome the odds.

November 1, 2019

Melaka Anderson '18
Eggplant Start
October 1, 2019

A first-generation farmer makes his mark

Brenna Stoops developed an early passion for gardening. Her husband, Rogan Stoops ’12, ’17 MBA, didn’t quite follow in those footsteps.

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October 1, 2019

Patricia Ochs '18 MSL serves her community through care packages

Patricia Ochs ’18 MSL, a U.S. Air Force veteran, created an online startup sending personalized care packages to military personnel.

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Aaron Lacy ’14 changed his life by making memories last

Aaron Lacy ’14 says it’s seeking experiences beyond his comfort zone that has shaped the kind of person he’s become.

October 1, 2019

Aaron Lacy '14
First Amendment Panel
September 26, 2019
Project Connect Students
September 25, 2019

Meet the class

Get to know the newest Mustangs as they answer questions about themselves and their journey to the Hill!

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MMU ranks high in social mobility

Mount Mercy University ranked high in social mobility on the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list.

September 23, 2019

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