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May 25, 2017 - 10:55am
Mount Mercy University’s Enactus club made it to the final competition round at the 2017 Enactus United States National Exposition in Kansas City, Missouri, on May 23. Claiming fourth place out of more than 450 teams nationwide, this is the highest ranking ever for Mount Mercy’s Enactus (formally SIFE) team—a Mount Mercy organization for 19 years.
May 21, 2017 - 3:33pm
Degrees were bestowed upon 439 undergraduate students and 111 graduate students during Mount Mercy University’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony, held Sunday, May 21, at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Cedar Rapids.
May 21, 2017 - 1:20pm
After 26 years as a member of the religious studies faculty at Mount Mercy University, Dr. Charlotte Martin was granted professor emeritus status at the 2017 Commencement Ceremony, May 21. Martin received her bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Benedict at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. She holds masters and doctoral degrees from Vanderbilt University, with an emphasis in systematic theology. Martin began her career at Mount Mercy in 1991.
May 21, 2017 - 1:17pm
Kathryn Coulter, JD, was granted professor emeritus status at Mount Mercy University's 2017 Commencement Ceremony on May 21 after being a member of the business faculty for 30 years. Coulter received bachelor’s and juris doctor degrees from the University of Iowa and an MBA from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. After teaching at University of California, Berkeley; San Francisco State; and Florida International College, she began teaching at Mount Mercy College in 1987.
May 21, 2017 - 1:15pm
After 37 years as a member of the psychology faculty at Mount Mercy University, Dr. Ron Feldt was granted professor emeritus status at the 2017 Commencement Ceremony, May 21. Feldt holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin–Madison, a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh, and earned a PhD in psychology from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Before coming to Mount Mercy in 1980, he taught at the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh.
May 21, 2017 - 12:59pm
Mount Mercy University graduate Bianca Kesselring received the Mary Catherine McAuley Award during the 2017 Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 21. Kesselring was also the ceremony’s student speaker and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management and Management.
May 21, 2017 - 12:58pm
Mount Mercy University graduate Capria Davis received the Mary Frances Warde Award during the 2017 Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 21. She graduated with a degree in Multimedia Mass Communications.
May 19, 2017 - 4:59pm
Mount Mercy University recognized Gabriel Hernandez Acosta ’17 with the President’s Award at Honors Convocation on Friday, May 19. Acosta also received the Sister Mary Norbert Karnik Art Award. The President’s Award is given each year to a graduating student who has demonstrated, during their tenure at Mount Mercy University, a strong academic record, positive engagement in the campus community and service to others. This special award honors people in circumstances that illustrate the best in student tenacity, dedication, compassion and heart.
May 19, 2017 - 11:34am
Mount Mercy University celebrated employees during the May 5 Employee Appreciation & Awards Dinner, held at the CRST International Graduate Center. During the event, two inaugural awards were given for outstanding service to the campus community.
Receva Duos
May 18, 2017 - 3:58pm
Criminal Justice & Applied Philosophy Majors // Psychology Minor For much of Receva Duos’ childhood, the future was uncertain. After her family’s long and dangerous journey to a better life in the United States, she vowed not to take any opportunity for granted. Keep reading…
May 17, 2017 - 10:52am
Mount Mercy University will hold Commencement 2017 exercises on Sunday, May 21, at 1 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Cedar Rapids.
May 16, 2017 - 2:22pm
Crews are hard at work installing artificial turf on the softball and track fields. Upon completion in August 2017, The Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex will provide a permanent home for men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s track and field, baseball, and softball. » Watch the video
May 15, 2017 - 4:33pm
Mount Mercy University’s online human resource program was recognized for excellence in learning by AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "We wanted to honor the colleges and universities setting the bar for online learning," said Dan Schuessler, CEO and founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "These schools are going above and beyond the industry standard to help make online education programs an excellent option and more affordable.” Based on the following data points, Mount Mercy was ranked #25 in the Best Online Human Resources Degree category:
May 12, 2017 - 8:59am
Sister Anne Marie Healy, RSM, 72, died on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, after an extended illness. She was an associate professor at Mount Mercy from 1982 to 2004 and a Sister of Mercy for 30 years. Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Sacred Heart Convent Chapel. Burial will be at the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cedar Rapids. Friends may call from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at the Sacred Heart Chapel, with a wake service at 6:30 PM. 
May 11, 2017 - 9:15am
Free helmets, bike safety checks, and a fun obstacle course are all part of the upcoming Bike Rodeo for kids on Saturday, May 13, 2–4 p.m. at Mount Mercy University in the upper Warde Hall parking lot off of Warde Court NE. Hosted by the Mount Mercy University Bike Club, club members hope to pass on their passion for biking to area kids while also teaching important bike safety lessons. Children who attend will have an opportunity to win a new bike, but should bring their own bikes to the event.
May 10, 2017 - 2:51pm
Bringing together 60 nurses from across the corridor on Wednesday, May 31, Mount Mercy University will host the first official MakerNurse Workshop in the Midwest.

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