Media Archive

April 4, 2012 - 11:00pm
Senior nursing students from Mount Mercy University as well as nursing alums gathered for a special luncheon on Thursday, April 5, to celebrate the partnership between students and alumni working in the field. Erin Templeton '07 gave a special keynote address about her experience in nursing. Congratulations to our senior nursing class of 2012 and thank you to our mentors for your assistance in preparing our graduates for their new careers!
March 23, 2012 - 11:00pm
Mount Mercy hosted Grand View on March 24, 2012. The Mustangs beat Grand View 5-1. 
March 20, 2012 - 11:00pm
Mount Mercy hosted William Penn on March 21 for a doubleheader. After holding on for a 1-0 victory in the opener, William Penn forced extra innings and then scored three times in the ninth to beat Mount Mercy, 7-4, in game two of the Midwest Collegiate Conference softball opener at Tomahawk Park.  
March 4, 2012 - 11:00pm
Mount Mercy University students constructed sculptures out of recyclable material at Green Club Friday on March 2. Club Friday is held every week at Mount Mercy to help kick off the weekend! This Club Friday was organized by G.R.E.E.N. Outdoor Recreation Club to promote sustainability and the RecycleMania competition taking place on campus. 
February 28, 2012 - 11:00pm
Mount Mercy students share their insights on studying abroad in England during J-Term 2012. For more information on study abroad opportunities at Mount Mercy, contact Catharine Cashner at
February 13, 2012 - 11:00pm
Mount Mercy alumni couples gathered at Bricks Bar & Grill for a special Valentine's Day event this year. The event provided an opportunity for alumni to mingle and share their stories over good food and drinks. 
February 12, 2012 - 11:00pm
Mount Mercy's Last Person Standing competition allows students to compete in a friendly competition to win free housing on campus! The endurance game challenges students to remain standing for 24 hours with their hands on a playhouse -- don't get distracted on tired, because if that hand comes off you are out of the game! Hats off to all our participating students this year, and to our wonderful Hall Directors for their supervision and organization!  
February 9, 2012 - 11:00pm
Mount Mercy's annual Poverty Simulation provided students in the STEPS leadership program with an incredible opportunity to strengthen their understanding of what it means to live in poverty. This unique role-playing game provided students with the chance to walk in the shoes of characters that live in poverty. Armed with new identities, students went to work, raised their children, and did their best to pay their bills on time. The simulation covered 4 weeks of life within the time span of an hour (1 week =15 minutes of “real world” time).
January 29, 2012 - 11:00pm
The Mount Mercy women’s basketball team earned the 800th win in the program’s history during the 2011-12 season, and we celebrated during Saturday’s doubleheader on January 21! Loved having alumni back on campus for this special event! 
January 24, 2012 - 11:00pm
Mount Mercy took some time for fun and celebration during the first ever January Jamboree. Students had fun performing relay races and other endurance challenges (thanks to the masterminds of the Student Government Association). Enjoy a few highlights! 
January 17, 2012 - 11:00pm
Mount Mercy University celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 16, 2012 with a special ceremony honoring the civil rights leader and his visionary fight for equality. Special guest speakers, an reading from King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech, and music completed the ceremony. Enjoy some highlights! 
December 30, 2011 - 11:00pm
What was the Mount Mercy community up to last year? Everything from endurance challenges to talent shows, Easter Egg hunts to dance marathons. Pie-throwing for charity, soccer championships, University Center Dedication and unveilings rounded out the year. Sprinkle in a few art classes and chemical reactions and you have a rock 'n roll worthy year! Bring on 2012!  
December 15, 2011 - 11:00pm
Mount Mercy University is proud to receive a generous gift of $300,000 from Transamerica Life Insurance Company for its University Center facility. To honor Transamerica's generous contribution, a second floor corridor in the Center has been named the Transamerica Corridor. 
November 27, 2011 - 11:00pm
Mount Mercy students in Professor of Art Jane Gilmor's "New Genres" class take a creative and out-of-the-box approach to developing themes and exploring characteristics and personas of expressive art. Take a peek at their endeavors!  
November 20, 2011 - 11:00pm
Mount Mercy gives thanks and celebrates a cherished tradition, the Thanksgiving Dress Dinner. And for the first time ever, we crowned a Turkey King and Queen! Nominated by their peers, students voted for a King and Queen by donating spare change to Kids Against Hunger. The candidates with the most change in their bucket got to wear the hat! 
November 10, 2011 - 11:00pm
Four shots in 10 minutes is pretty good. Four shots on goal in 10 minutes is even better. But four goals in 10 minutes? Nearly unheard of. But Mount Mercy did it on November 10, coming back from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Ashford, 4-3, in the championship game of the 2011 Midwest Collegiate Conference Men's Soccer Tournament at Lower Kingston Field. For the first time in school history, the Mount Mercy men's soccer team will head to nationals! Enjoy the highlights of this stunning comeback. 
November 6, 2011 - 11:00pm
Mount Mercy University RA's took one for the team to raise money for charity! For $1 students (or staff!) could cream a Resident Assistant -- with all proceeds going to the club Kids Against Hunger to help package meals for children in need. Special thanks to our awesome RA's, and to Kids Against Hunger Club President Olivia Mehring for organizing such a fun fundraiser!  
October 9, 2011 - 11:00pm
Mount Mercy University formally dedicated and blessed the new University Center during Homecoming festivities on Friday, September 30 – ceremoniously opening its doors and marking a new milestone for the Institution since the historic transformation from college to university just over a year ago. 
October 6, 2011 - 11:00pm
Mount Mercy students in the Cedar Rapids Dance Marathon club take advantage of the new University Center space to show off their moves and celebrate Club Friday on the Hill. Nicely done, ladies! 
October 3, 2011 - 11:00pm
Mount Mercy President Christopher Blake rocks out with Assistant Professor of Business Tracy Tunwall and the award winning band Aeroroot during the Society for Human Resource Management Conference on September 27. Not your average university president!