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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

Spring Concert

The in-person Spring Concert features the Mount Mercy University Band, Choir and Show Choir.

Virtual Honors Convocation

Honors Convocation is held yearly and recognizes graduating seniors for their achievements through individual awards, Honors Program completion, and the President's Award.

Commencement Ceremony

Commencement marks an important passage in every student’s academic journey—from student to graduate and now a lifelong Mount Mercy alum. Please join in celebrating our graduates’ hard work and success!

Scholarship Fest
May 3, 2021

MMU virtual Scholarship Fest provides outlet for student research, art, music

Mount Mercy prides itself on our instructor-scholars, a dedicated group of faculty committed equally to teaching in their discipline and to mentoring students in research and creative works.

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Mount Mercy Times writers honored by Iowa College Media Association
April 15, 2021

Mount Mercy Times writers honored by Iowa College Media Association

The Mount Mercy Times was honored with seven awards.

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Warde Hall
April 12, 2021

Four finalists named in Mount Mercy’s presidential search

The Presidential Search Committee is pleased to announce the four individuals who have been named as finalists in the university’s presidential search.

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Kim Bro
April 6, 2021

Dr. Kim Bro named Dean of the Martin-Herold College of Nursing & Health

Kim Bro, PhD, RN has been named dean of Mount Mercy's Martin-Herold College of Nursing & Health.

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Mount Mercy professor elected president of Iowa Academy of Science
April 4, 2021

Mount Mercy professor elected president of Iowa Academy of Science

Dr. Joe Nguyen, assistant professor of chemistry, was recently elected president of the Iowa Academy of Science.

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Warde Hall
March 10, 2021

Mount Mercy announces plan for fully in-person operations by Aug. 1

Mount Mercy has announced plans to be fully in-person for all work, academic, and student operations by Aug. 1, 2021.

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Mount Mercy University congratulates December 2020 graduates
March 3, 2021

Mount Mercy University congratulates February 2021 graduates

The institution congratulates students that graduated in February.

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Mount Mercy sees success with COVID-19 mitigation efforts
March 2, 2021

Mount Mercy sees success with COVID-19 mitigation efforts

In accordance with local health officials, the CDC, and successful mitigation policies, Mount Mercy University has lifted visitor restrictions on campus.

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Mount Mercy University’s President’s Lecture to explore learning, success, and fulfillment
February 18, 2021

Mount Mercy University’s President’s Lecture to explore learning, success, and fulfillment

Mount Mercy University will virtually host Dr. Zena Hitz to deliver the annual President’s Lecture on Tuesday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m.

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Donnelly Center
February 11, 2021

Mount Mercy University announces $1 million-dollar gift from alumni couple

Gift provides endowed scholarships to future nursing and accounting students

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Health Care Summit Logo
February 8, 2021

Mount Mercy University sponsors the CBJ's Health Care Summit

Mount Mercy University is sponsoring the annual, CBJ-hosted Health Care Summit focusing on "Finishing the Fight: What's Next for COVID-19 and the Community."

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Mount Mercy University congratulates Fall 2020 Dean’s list recipients
January 22, 2021

Mount Mercy University congratulates Fall 2020 Dean’s list recipients

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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Mount Mercy University unveils the Sister Cora Marie Billings Diversity and Inclusivity Program
January 18, 2021

Mount Mercy University unveils the Sister Cora Marie Billings Diversity and Inclusivity Program

During Mount Mercy University’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration held on January 18, the Student Government Association unveiled the Sister Cora Marie Billings Diversity and Inclusivity Program.

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Mount Mercy University congratulates December 2020 graduates
January 6, 2021

Mount Mercy University congratulates December 2020 graduates

The institution congratulates students that graduated in December, following Mount Mercy University’s fall semester.

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Mount Mercy University nursing students inducted into Sigma Theta Tau
December 18, 2020

Mount Mercy University nursing students inducted into Sigma Theta Tau

Mount Mercy University students were inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau honor society in a ceremony on December 2.

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Mount Mercy University nursing students earn pins
December 16, 2020

Mount Mercy University nursing students earn pins

Mount Mercy congratulates nursing students who received their pins in a virtual ceremony on December 16.

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Grounds Supervisor Works Around the Clock in Derecho Cleanup Efforts

Brady Klein saw firsthand the devastation caused by the derecho and immediately assembled crews and got to work.

December 16, 2020

Brady Klein
Dr. Joy Ochs
December 16, 2020

English Professor feels MMU community support during derecho clean-up

Dr. Joy Ochs felt the support from the MMU community after the derecho put her family into survival mode.

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Srdjan Jankovic
December 16, 2020

Serbian Student Struggles to Get Home During Pandemic

A one-week spring break trip turned into a months-long journey home for Srdjan Jankovic ’20.

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Janet Fosdick '97, '16 MAEd
December 16, 2020

New Professor Adapts to Online Method to Keep Students Safe

Before even getting the chance to learn MMU's systems, long-time educator Janet Fosdick ’97, ’16 MAEd has adapted her teaching for the safety of herself and others.

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Nursing Alumna Cares for COVID-19 Patients

Lia (Basemann) Dickes ’17 didn’t bat an eye when her manager asked if she would work on the COVID-19 floor at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital.

December 16, 2020

Lia Dickes
Helen Blevi '21 MBA
December 15, 2020

Graduate Student Holds onto Light at the End of the Tunnel

Despite losing a family member to COVID-19 and facing the challenges that accompany the virus, Helen has continued to optimistically hope for the situation to improve.

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Local organizations thanked
October 27, 2020

Mount Mercy University thanks local organizations for donations aiding clean-up efforts

Mount Mercy University recently thanked five local organizations that donated to Mount Mercy’s clean-up efforts after the August 10 derecho storm.

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Campus Clean Up
October 8, 2020

Mount Mercy University honors volunteers for clean-up efforts

Mount Mercy University held a dedication event on Sept. 28 for students, employees and alumni who volunteered to help with campus clean-up efforts following the August 10 derecho.

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