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JumpStart

JumpStart’s mission is to inspire Cedar Rapids children to reach their educational potential.

JumpStart

JumpStart’s mission is to inspire Cedar Rapids children to reach their educational potential.

JumpStart

JumpStart’s mission is to inspire Cedar Rapids children to reach their educational potential.

Nursing graduates
June 26, 2020

Mount Mercy University congratulates May 2020 nursing grads

The graduates in Mount Mercy University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program received their virtual nursing pins on Saturday, May 16.

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Mount Mercy University College of Distinction
June 26, 2020

Mount Mercy University named a College of Distinction based on engaged community, successful outcomes

Mount Mercy University was named a 2020–21 College of Distinction based on engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes. The university also received program-specific recognition in business, education and nursing.

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Mount Mercy University JumpStart
June 17, 2020

Mount Mercy University’s JumpStart program to begin July 8

Cedar Rapids students have the opportunity to learn from inspiring speakers, learn about leadership, and play games during Mount Mercy University’s summer JumpStart program, held July 8–July 31.

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Mount Mercy University Cloth for a cause
June 16, 2020

Mount Mercy Enactus club partners with African Women Empowered to make masks

Mount Mercy’s Enactus club has partnered with a local group of African refugees, African Women Empowered, to create and sell cloth masks. Theproject is called Cloth for a Cause.

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Mount Mercy University Nate Klein Board of Director
June 15, 2020

Dr. Nate Klein named to the ASACCU Board of Directors

Dr. Nate Klein, vice president for student success, has been named to the Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASACCU) Board of Directors.

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Mount Mercy Hybrid Fall Classes
June 9, 2020

Mount Mercy University plans in-person and blended/hybrid classes this fall

Mount Mercy University has announced plans to bring students back to campus this fall with the appropriate and necessary safety measures in place. Both in-person and blended/hybrid classes will be offered.

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Warde Hall
June 3, 2020

Mount Mercy University's Response on Racism and Violence

As we begin another week and month, our hearts are gripped with the realities of racism and violence in our midst. Mount Mercy is a Catholic Mercy university whose mission directs us to respond to systemic injustice.

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Mount Mercy graduates
May 22, 2020

Summa Cum Laude graduates 2020

All our Mount Mercy University students who achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.80 or above received the summa cum laude honor.

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Mount Mercy graduates
May 22, 2020

Magna Cum Laude graduates 2020

All our Mount Mercy University students who achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.60-3.79 received the cum laude honor.

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Mount Mercy University graduates
May 22, 2020

Cum Laude graduates 2020

All our Mount Mercy University students who achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.40-3.59 received the cum laude honor.

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Mount Mercy University commencement
May 18, 2020

Mount Mercy celebrates virtual 2020 commencement

Degrees were bestowed upon 423 undergraduate students and 179 graduate students during Mount Mercy University’s 2020 virtual Commencement Ceremony, held Sunday, May 17.

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Connor Christophersen
May 17, 2020

Christophersen recognized with Sister Mary Frances Warde Award

Connor Christophersen, a native of Cedar Rapids, received the Sister Mary Frances Warde Award during the 2020 virtual Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 17.

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Annie Ertz
May 17, 2020

Ertz receives Sister Mary Catherine McAuley Award

Annie Ertz received the Sister Mary Catherine McAuley Award during Mount Mercy’s 2020 virtual Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 17.

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Warde Hall
May 17, 2020

Retiring faculty granted professor emeritus status at Commencement

Professors Dr. Janet Rohner, Dr. Ellen Warrington and Dr. Mohammad Chaichian were awarded professor emeritus status at the 2020 virtual Commencement ceremony on May 17.

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Honors cords
May 15, 2020

Rieger awarded President’s Award at Honors Convocation

Mount Mercy University recognized Maximilian Rieger with the prestigious President’s Award at Honors Convocation on Friday, May 15.

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Mount Mercy University Enactus
May 15, 2020

Nate Klein wins national Enactus award

Nate Klein, vice president for student success at Mount Mercy University, was chosen as one of two recipients of the national Enactus Sam Walton Fellow of the Year Award.

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Honors cords
May 15, 2020

Graduates recognized for outstanding achievement at Honors Convocation

More than 25 graduates receive awards and recognition for outstanding achievement at Mount Mercy University’s Honors Convocation on May 15.

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Social work Dr. Dirks
May 13, 2020

Social Work professor Garners national media attention

Dr. April Dirks, professor of social work, received national attention from NPR and CBS for her work on the opioid epidemic.

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Brandt Worley SGA
May 13, 2020

SGA leadership award named after Brandt Worley

The Student Government Association (SGA) has named its top leadership award after Brandt Worley, the former chair of Mount Mercy’s Board of Trustees.

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Mount Mercy University
April 23, 2020

Mount Mercy University moves to test optional admissions

In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, Mount Mercy University has moved to test-optional admissions for students applying for Fall 2020 and Fall 2021.

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MMU University Band Still Making Music During Quarantine

Joining 20 other colleges and universities across the country, Mount Mercy’s University band is part of a commission of a work composed by Ryan Williams for virtual wind ensemble.

April 20, 2020

MMU Band
mmu times zoom
April 16, 2020

MMU Times shows resiliency during pandemic

Determined to continue producing a campus newspaper, the resilient staff of the Mount Mercy Times is getting creative to produce a virtual publication.

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Mount Mercy University announces partnership with EICC

Mount Mercy University has announced a new partnership with Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) for students wishing to pursue specific majors.

April 15, 2020

Donnelly Center
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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