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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

The Great Resignation & Great Retention

Join our Business & Leadership graduate programs’ faculty and community leaders to analyze the workforce shortage, the demands of today’s leaders, and how organizations are adapting to retain employees.

Master of Management Virtual Information Session

Join us as we discuss MMU's newest master's degree—the Master of Management—which was created for two broad groups of students: those who want to work in business but lack experience, and working adults who could benefit from formal business training.

Music Scholarship Audition Day

Join Mount Mercy University's Music Audition Day on Sunday, February 6th.

students working in class
January 20, 2022

Mount Mercy Congratulates Fall 2021 Dean's List Students

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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A student studying outside of the matrin Herold College of Nursing and Health
January 18, 2022

Mount Mercy University announces RN – BSN Chair

Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce Shawna Patterson MSN, RN, CMSRN as the RN-BSN Chair, assistant professor of nursing, and director of RN - BSN recruitment.

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January 17, 2022

Mount Mercy to hold Virtual Business & Leadership Conference

Mount Mercy University’s Business & Leadership graduate programs are presenting a two-day virtual conference on February 23-24.

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Graduate students listening to a lecturer in class
January 5, 2022

Mount Mercy Announces Master of Management

Mount Mercy University has announced the addition of an eighth graduate program. The Master of Management program was created for students who have interest—but need formal experience—in business.

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A statue of Catherine McAuley
December 21, 2021

Mount Mercy nursing students earn pins

The following nursing students received their pins at the Nursing Pinning Ceremony on Dec 16.

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Honors cords
December 9, 2021

Mount Mercy University students inducted to Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

The following students were inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing on Wednesday, Dec. 8.

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A woman shopping at Market at the Mount
December 7, 2021

Holiday favorite Market at the Mount set for Dec. 11

Mount Mercy University’s student Enactus team will host the seventh annual Market at the Mount, Saturday, Dec. 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Hennessey Recreation Center Gymnasium.

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A statue of Mount Mercy foundress Catherine McAuley on campus
October 18, 2021

Mount Mercy Sponsors Corridor Business Journal's Women of Influence Awards

Mount Mercy University is sponsoring the 17th annual Women of Influence awards and reception, hosted by the Corridor Business Journal. Two Mount Mercy alums are being recognized this year.

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October 1, 2021

Mount Mercy University congratulates August 2021 graduates

The following students graduated from Mount Mercy University in August. Congratulations, graduates!

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September 21, 2021

Local band director receives educator award

Steven Stickney received the Outstanding Educator Award from the National Federation of State High School Associations.

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A student's graduation cap
September 13, 2021

Mount Mercy University ranked in top 10 in social mobility on U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list

Mount Mercy was ranked #7 in Top Performers on Social Mobility (Regional Universities Midwest) on the recent U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranking. The university was also ranked #51 in Regional Universities Midwest.

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Nursing students standing in the chapel, reading after receiving their white coats
September 10, 2021

Nursing Students Recognized in 2021 White Coat Ceremony

Mount Mercy University congratulates 2021 white coat recipients—nursing students who received their white coats in a ceremony on September 10.

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Catherine McAuley campus statue
August 24, 2021

Mount Mercy to host entrepreneur and restaurateur, Willie Ray Fairley

Willie Ray Fairley, entrepreneur and owner of Willie Ray’s Q Shack, will be speaking at Mount Mercy on Thursday, August 26 at 6:30 p.m. This event is a part of the Mustang Leadership Program Series.

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students and faculty gathering to clean campus after the August 2020 derecho
August 9, 2021

Looking Back: One Year Since the Derecho

It’s been one year since the derecho ripped through campus and the greater Corridor community. Now, we look back at the long journey of community outreach, hard work, and perseverance.

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Sister organizations continue annual tradition of spreading mercy in Cedar Rapids community
July 15, 2021

Sister organizations continue annual tradition of spreading mercy in Cedar Rapids community

Sister organizations Mount Mercy University, the Catherine McAuley Center and Mercy Medical Center are continuing the tradition of spreading mercy in our community.

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Warde Hall, standing tall on the grounds of Mount Mercy
July 7, 2021

Mount Mercy congratulates spring 2021 Dean’s List honorees

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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Chloe Blick
June 29, 2021

Mount Mercy announces new MAEd scholarship to support area teachers

Mount Mercy University has announced the addition of the Iowa Teachers Tuition Scholarship Program.

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Dr. Todd Olson
May 19, 2021

Dr. Todd Olson named 11th president of Mount Mercy University

Dr. Todd Olson has been named the 11th president of Mount Mercy University. Olson will begin his duties as president on July 21, 2021.

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RoyShawn Webb
May 16, 2021

Webb recognized with Sister Mary Frances Warde Award

RoyShawn Webb, a native of Cedar Rapids, received the Sister Mary Frances Warde Award during the 2021 Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 16.

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Alma Apolonio Bernal
May 16, 2021

Bernal receives Sister Catherine McAuley Award

Mount Mercy University graduate Alma Apolonio Bernal received the Sister Catherine McAuley Award during the Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 16,

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Honors Cords
May 14, 2021

Graduates recognized for outstanding achievement at Virtual Honors Convocation

Over 30 students are recognized for outstanding achievement at Virtual Honors Convocation.

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Andrea Lopez Delgado
May 14, 2021

Andrea Lopez Delgado receives President’s Award at Virtual Honors Convocation

Andrea Lopez Delgado receives President’s Award at Virtual Honors Convocation.

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Mount Mercy University to hold Commencement exercises May 16
May 11, 2021

Mount Mercy University to hold Commencement exercises May 16

Mount Mercy University will hold Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 16 at the Alliant Energy PowerHouse and via livestream on Mount Mercy’s YouTube channel.

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