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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

Visiting Writer Hannah Saltmarsh

Join us in celebrating Mount Mercy's own Hannah Saltmarsh during the 2021 Visiting Writer Series! Enjoy a poetry workshop during the day, then come back for a reading in the evening.

Homecoming & Alumni Weekend

Alumni and friends—join us for an incredible weekend on campus where you can reconnect with the Mount Mercy coMMUnity and see all the exciting things happening on the Hill. Mark your calendar and reserve your spot!

Precursor Events: At War Before 9/11

Understanding 9/11 means understanding decades of what lead up to this destructive event—including the U.S. invasion of Panama and the Persian Gulf War. By looking at the causation, we can begin to better discern the effects of 9/11 on society.

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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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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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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