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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

Favorite Author Showcase

Meet author Melanie Lentz to discuss her new book, Agent Innocent.

John Armstrong Music Literacy: Session 1

CANCELLED: Mount Mercy University partners with Composer and Conductor John Armstrong to present two music literacy sessions for teachers as part of Mount Mercy’s Summer Music Academy.

John Armstrong Music Literacy: Session 2

CANCELLED: Mount Mercy University partners with Composer and Conductor John Armstrong to present two music literacy sessions for teachers as part of Mount Mercy’s Summer Music Academy.

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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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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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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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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Nursing
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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Warde Hall
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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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
Warde Hall
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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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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Warde Hall
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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