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February 9, 2016 - 3:31pm
Mount Mercy University's art & design students are showing their creative work during the fourth annual exhibit hosted at the Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center in Marion, Iowa. The display is running Jan. 30–March 4 with an opening reception Thursday, Feb. 11, 6:30–8 p.m.
February 8, 2016 - 9:51am
To help celebrate Lent and the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, Mount Mercy University’s Mission and Ministry will be host to a special art exhibit by local artist Bob Naujoks. The exhibit, “Parables and Stories,” is on campus Feb. 9 until March 27, with an opening reception Tuesday, Feb. 9, 4–6 p.m., in the university’s Chapel of Mercy.
Photo courtesy of Joe Sheller
February 5, 2016 - 12:43pm
Mount Mercy University's award-winning student newspaper, the Mount Mercy Times, was again recognized for outstanding achievement at the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA) annual conference in Des Moines on Feb. 4. The student newspaper earned seven awards, including Best News Photograph by Connor Mahan for a picture of a young boy searching for a realtive's name during The Moving Wall's visit to campus Sept. 17–21, 2015. Other winners include:
February 3, 2016 - 1:49pm
Mount Mercy University is collaborating with The John Maxwell Team to offer professionals in eastern Iowa a chance to enhance the skills necessary to be courageous, effective leaders. Mount Mercy’s Leadership Academy will begin with a powerful four-class program, based on the teachings and example of Dr. John C. Maxwell, a world renowned author, coach and speaker, who is considered a global leadership expert with more than 40 years of experience teaching and studying the art of leadership.
2016 Iowa Caucuses
February 2, 2016 - 12:00am
Published online: Mount Mercy students' experiences with the 2016 Iowa Presidential Caucus.
February 1, 2016 - 1:52pm
Mount Mercy University’s Presidential Lecture Series was established in 2009 to highlight issues of value to the institution and its founders, the Sisters of Mercy. This year, the university welcomes writer and advocate Marybeth Lorbiecki, director of the Interfaith Ocean Ethics Campaign, on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy.
January 21, 2016 - 11:15am
Tony Dickinson has been named president of the Mount Mercy University Alumni Association Board. Dickinson began his term as board president in December 2015 after serving two years as vice president.
January 21, 2016 - 10:14am
Congratulations to the following students named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2015 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.
January 15, 2016 - 10:17am
Each year, the third Monday in January is designated as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—the only federal holiday observed as a day of service. Across the country, individuals and groups will donate their time to community projects, honoring the commitment to service and community exemplified in the life of Dr. King. 
January 13, 2016 - 12:48pm
Mount Mercy University and the University of Iowa College of Law have entered into an agreement that will give undergraduate students at Mount Mercy the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s and law degrees in six years, instead of the typical seven. Iowa Law’s 3+3 Program allows eligible undergraduates at partner institutions to apply for admission to the UI College of Law at the conclusion of their junior year.
January 13, 2016 - 11:37am
Mount Mercy University’s Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy program has achieved accreditation, making it the only accredited master’s-level program of its kind in Iowa. The accreditation comes through the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), a specialized accrediting body that certifies master’s, doctoral and post-graduate degree clinical training programs in marriage and family therapy education.
January 8, 2016 - 12:06pm
Mount Mercy University’s Enactus team continues to grow its job readiness initiative, EmpowHer, as the successful project moves through its fourth year.
January 7, 2016 - 3:36pm
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January 6, 2016 - 4:21pm
Mount Mercy University's Enactus club, along with support from Sam’s Club and GoDaddy, held a business case competition for local businesses to win an ecommerce website, providing an invaluable opportunity for vendors to expand their reach across the globe. The student-organized event was held in tandem with the university's second annual Market at the Mount.
December 31, 2015 - 12:00am
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December 15, 2015 - 2:28pm
Sister Roseline Kos, RSM, 98, who served God as a member of the Sisters of Mercy for 78 years, died Dec. 14, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids after a brief illness. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17 at the Sacred Heart Convent Chapel on Mount Mercy University’s campus, by Rev. Keith Birch and Msgr. Russell Bleich. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cedar Rapids.
December 11, 2015 - 9:32am
Mount Mercy University’s Enactus team will hold the second annual Market at the Mount this Saturday, Dec. 12, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Sisters of Mercy University Center.
December 9, 2015 - 8:30am
Mount Mercy Mustang fans can plan for the week’s sporting events with an updated Android app called MMU Athletics. The appropriately named app, first created by computer science students years ago and recently updated, separates men’s sports from women’s sports, features the current week’s events and holds updated game scores.
December 8, 2015 - 2:46pm
As the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy within the Catholic church approaches, Mount Mercy University is reflecting on the special tie the institution has to the holy year. In preparation for the Jubilee, Pope Francis stressed the importance of the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. In the Bull of Indiction he wrote, “It is my burning desire that, during this Jubilee, the Christian people may reflect on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.”
December 3, 2015 - 9:13am
Mount Mercy University was recognized as a top choice for online education in Iowa by OnlineColleges.net, placing in the top five institutions on the list. OnlineColleges.net rankings are instrumental tools for students choosing which online college is best suited for their unique needs.

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