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April 17, 2018 - 9:12am
Mount Mercy University and the Cedar Rapids Community School District are teaming up for a service project on Wednesday, April 18. More than 35 students from Coolidge, Grant and Van Buren elementary schools will build and deliver care packages to benefit Mission of Hope, a local organization that provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support to those in need.
April 16, 2018 - 9:36am
4/18/18 Dear Campus Community,  As you may know, there have been several social media and news reports this week related to a report of sexual assault on our campus.  I want to be clear: sexual assault is reprehensible and should never be a part of any community—certainly not a learning community and definitely not the Mount Mercy community. 
Timothy G. Laurent
April 5, 2018 - 11:37am
Following a nationwide search, Mount Mercy University President Laurie Hamen announced today that Dr. Timothy G. Laurent has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs. He succeeds Jan Handler, Ed.D., who is retiring after 31 years at Mount Mercy.
April 4, 2018 - 9:06am
Mount Mercy University’s annual Aquinas Lecture Series will be held Monday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in the on-campus Chapel of Mercy. If a loving, all-powerful God exists, why isn’t there more decisive evidence? University of Notre Dame Professor of Philosophy and the Rev. John A. O’Brien Collegiate Chair Meghan E. Sullivan, Ph.D., will address this question during her lecture “The Church and the Hidden God.” Discussing themes from Job, Augustine and contemporary philosophy, the talk will explore the roles of trust, authority and community in overcoming doubt.
April 3, 2018 - 12:56pm
Mount Mercy University’s Community of Scholars Day will take place Friday, April 6, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. in Busse Board Room, Busse Library. Sponsored by the Faculty Development Committee, the second annual event is an opportunity for Mount Mercy faculty to showcase their research. Topics include: To Wine or Not to Wine, Sustainability in Higher Education, French Republicanism vs. the Hijab, The State of Diversity in the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and many more.
April 3, 2018 - 9:21am
In 2016, Iowa reported 180 opioid-related deaths—more than six times the number reported in 2005. In response, Mount Mercy University will host a panel of experts for Opioids in Linn County on Wednesday, April 4, 5:30–7 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall 204. The event will include a panel discussion and Q&A with community leaders who will address harm reduction, county response, prevention and treatment, and how to spot signs of abuse.
April 2, 2018 - 8:40am
An estimated half of all undergraduate students struggle with food insecurity, according to a December 2017 study in SAGE Journals. Mount Mercy University decided to do something about that. Mustang Market, a new food pantry open to all MMU students, is celebrating with a grand opening on Thursday, April 5 at 2 p.m. in Busse Library Atrium. Jamarco Clark, Mount Mercy’s director of volunteerism and service-learning, said giving students an alternative, free option is vital in preventing students from going hungry.

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