News Archive

October 12, 2015 - 5:12pm
Mount Mercy University’s CRST International Graduate Center will host an open house on Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. for community members to learn about its six graduate programs.
October 12, 2015 - 12:02pm
Mount Mercy University’s Fall Faculty Series, Stories We Tell: Legacies of the Vietnam War, will continue on Oct. 13 with a presentation by Dale Kueter, author and former reporter for the Cedar Rapids Gazette, at 7 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall.
October 8, 2015 - 9:52am
After years of preparation and support of Cedar Rapids’ Blue Zones initiatives, Mount Mercy University was recently recognized as an official Blue Zones Worksite. The Blue Zones Project is designed to make healthy choices easier by bringing permanent changes to policy, environment and social networks, leading to lower health care cost trends, higher productivity, improved economic and social vitality, and longer life expectancy.
October 6, 2015 - 3:07pm
Mount Mercy University will welcome President of Cedar Rapids Gives Teresa Davidson to speak about human trafficking on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 12:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall. Human trafficking is defined as the illegal movement of people, typically for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation. Though statistics vary, the International Labor Organization estimates there are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally, including 5.5 million children.
October 6, 2015 - 2:12pm
Mount Mercy University’s Olson Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic is joining His Hands Free Medical Clinic on Oct. 8 to offer free depression screenings to community members. Screenings will take place at His Hands Free Medical Clinic, located at 400 12th St. SE in Cedar Rapids, from noon until 3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. No appointment is needed and screenings are free of charge.
October 5, 2015 - 3:45pm
Visions of Courage: the Legacy of Vietnam, an exhibit featuring personal accounts of events during the Vietnam Era, will open Oct. 6 with a reception from 4–6 p.m. at Mount Mercy University’s Janalyn Hanson White Gallery. The exhibit is a part of Mount Mercy’s Fall 2015 Faculty Forum Series, Stories We Tell: Legacies of the Vietnam War.
October 5, 2015 - 11:36am
Mount Mercy University will welcome award-winning writer and journalist Anne-Marie Cusac to speak on Oct. 7 in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall. Cusac will discuss topics related to social justice during a Q&A at 3:30 p.m. and later during a poetry reading at 7 p.m.
October 1, 2015 - 3:54pm
The Eastern Iowa Chapter of the International Traders of Iowa (ITI) and Mount Mercy University will host “CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections,” a telecast panel and presentation focusing on the complex relationship between China and the United States and what China’s investments in the United States mean for Americans, on Monday, Oct. 5, at 5:30 p.m. in the Viewing Room, located in lower level Busse. Mount Mercy is one of 70 nationwide locations hosting this event.
September 30, 2015 - 12:12pm
Mount Mercy University’s Veterans Lounge was given a much-needed facelift thanks to a generous donation from Dean Kent ’79 and his wife, Shirley. Mount Mercy has 60 students who identify as veterans, and the lounge was first established in 2014 to serve as a place for Mount Mercy’s student-veterans to meet up, study and unwind in a private space, away from the bustle of everyday campus life. The Kents, who are no strangers to life in the military, have a special interest in veterans who want to pursue higher education because of opportunities they were given.
September 30, 2015 - 11:10am
Mount Mercy University will host a benefit concert to raise money for Fresh Start Prison Ministry on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Mount Mercy’s Chapel of Mercy. The concert will feature Mount Mercy’s University Choir, Jazz Connection, Madrigal Singers and Handbell Ensemble. The Linn County Correctional Chaplaincy Ministry reaches out to local correctional facilities to offer spiritual guidance and weekly worship services to inmates, family members and facilities staff members. The ministry is partnered with local churches and businesses around Linn County.
September 28, 2015 - 1:13pm
Mount Mercy University's CRST International Graduate Center has been selected, for the second year in a row, to host John Maxwell’s powerful Live2Lead simulcast leadership conference on Oct. 9., 7:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m. This event, sponsored by ActionCOACH Heartland, will equip eastern Iowans with new leadership tactics and tools to assist in becoming leaders in the workplace by live broadcasting nationally renowned speakers on the topic of leadership. Live2Lead will broadcast from Atlanta to more than 300 locations in 20 varying countries.
September 25, 2015 - 10:38am
On Sunday, Sept. 27, volunteers from the Mound View Neighborhood Association, Coe College and Mount Mercy University will gather in Central Park at 16th Street NE and B Avenue NE from 1 until 3 p.m. to join in a community cleanup project followed by fun in the park.
Statue of Catherine McAuley outside of the Sisters of Mercy University Center.
September 18, 2015 - 9:00am
Mount Mercy University will take time to celebrate the Catholic heritage of the university and Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, during Mercy and Mission Week, Sept. 20-26. The week-long series of events will feature the Sisters of Mercy as they visit classrooms to help connect their critical concerns—immigration, nonviolence, racism, women and earth—to classroom teachings.
September 17, 2015 - 9:27am
Constitution day is Thursday, September 17. In honor of our American heritage, Mount Mercy pauses to reflect on the rights and privileges we all enjoy - including the Bill of Rights, considered the rights held most dear by Americans. But do we know them well enough to remember them? With a nod to our Founding Fathers and in honor of Constitution Day, below you'll find the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, referred to as the Bill of Rights:
September 16, 2015 - 4:20pm
Mount Mercy University will welcome alumni back to campus for Alumni Reunion Weekend, Sept. 18–20. The weekend is designed to celebrate the campus community that was once home to alumni. Various events and activities will take place including the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, Alumni Awards Luncheon, Alumni Reunion Mass, Service and Spirit Day, and more.
September 16, 2015 - 9:26am
The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall located in Washington, D.C., will be on display at Mount Mercy University from 5 p.m., Sept. 17, to noon, Sept. 21. An opening ceremony for the Wall will be held at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17.
September 11, 2015 - 9:03am
Mount Mercy will kick off MMUPostSecret, a campus-wide creative project, on Friday, Sept. 11, from 4-7 p.m. in Betty Cherry Hall. The project is in line with PostSecret, an ongoing national art project that allows people to mail in their secrets anonymously on side of a postcard to be displayed on the web.
September 10, 2015 - 9:50am
The 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report Best College Rankings has named Mount Mercy University a top 20 Best Regional College for Veterans and top 25 Best Regional College in the Midwest. U.S. News & World Report rankings are instrumental tools for students choosing which college or university is best suited for their unique needs.
MMU Public Safety
September 4, 2015 - 10:45am
Mount Mercy University’s Office of Public Safety and Criminal Justice Club will hold an Emergency Responder Meet and Greet for the campus community on Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to meet local emergency responders and become familiar with provided services.
Stories We Tell
August 31, 2015 - 12:13pm
Mount Mercy University invites the community to be a part of Stories We Tell: Legacies of the Vietnam War, a three-month series focused on the history and legacy of the Vietnam War.


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