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JumpStart Summer Program

JumpStart’s mission is to inspire Cedar Rapids children 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.

JumpStart Summer Program

JumpStart’s mission is to inspire Cedar Rapids children 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.

Virtual International Visit Day

Join us and find out more about generous scholarships, admission requirements, and other transfer policies. We are looking forward to get to know you!

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.

May 19, 2021

Dr. Todd Olson
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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Accounting student receives prestigious scholarship award
May 11, 2021

Accounting student receives prestigious scholarship award

Emily Masterson, an accounting major at Mount Mercy University, recently received a scholarship award from the Iowa CPA Education Foundation. Masterson was one of only six Iowa students selected for the award.

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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