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August 19, 2016 - 11:02am
About 100 Mount Mercy University freshmen are teaming up with the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance to help with service projects around the city during Mercy in Action Day, Aug. 21. For the second consecutive year, Mount Mercy students are encouraged to explore downtown Cedar Rapids while participating in the service projects. Projects include trash pick-up, landscaping, and cleaning benches and lights.
Tom Castle
August 18, 2016 - 10:12am
Mount Mercy University Associate Provost & Executive Director for Academic Innovation Dr. Tom Castle was awarded the Council for Accelerated Programs Lifetime Achievement Award for his work with adult students. Only three others have received the prestigious award.
August 17, 2016 - 11:41am
Mount Mercy University Athletics teamed up with Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity on Tuesday and Wednesday to help prepare for Habitat’s A Brush with Kindness Week, set to take place Aug. 23–27 in the historic Wellington Heights neighborhood.
August 10, 2016 - 1:03pm
Three new trustees were recently elected to the Mount Mercy University Board of Trustees: Ken Brown, Kirk Kaalberg and Mike Wehr ‘03. All three members bring tremendous leadership talent to the board.
All-State Choral Workshop 2016 Group Photo
August 3, 2016 - 11:11am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) Dozens of high school students prepared to audition for the Iowa All-State Choir at a two-day workshop through Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids.The All-State Chorus brings together Iowa's best high school singers through a competitive audition process. Keep reading…
Photo: Heavy machinery pushing dirt at the construction site.
August 3, 2016 - 11:07am
…“We are under full construction mode now,” Callahan said. “The excavation of the site, we’re hoping will all be completed by the end of next week.” With excavation out of the way, Callahan said the project focus can turn to the grading of the fields and laying foundations for the locker room building and other structures at the complex. Keep reading…
August 1, 2016 - 9:40am
Mount Mercy University is set to welcome almost 170 singers to campus Monday and Tuesday for its annual All-State Choral Workshop. The workshop, now in its fourth year, prepares high school students in the Iowa All-State Choral repertoire.
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August 1, 2016 - 8:33am
[KZIA — Cedar Rapids, Iowa] IOWA PRIVATE COLLEGE WEEK AT MOUNT MERCY UNIVERSITY! Z102.9’s fellow Mt. Mercy Mustangs, Clare and Jenny are heading back to Mount Mercy University for Iowa Private College Week next week! Keep reading…
Excavator digging a trench for pipes.
July 29, 2016 - 2:45pm
Construction continues at The Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex. Crews worked amidst light sprinkles on Friday, July 29; the project is running smoothly and on schedule. Groundwork remains the focus at the construction site as sewer lines are relocated and the field is leveled and prepared for new facilities, according to contractor Rinderknecht Associates.
July 28, 2016 - 8:48am
Mount Mercy University invites high school students and their families to visit campus during Iowa Private College Week, August 1-5. Prospective students will have the opportunity to tour campus, meet with professors, coaches and current students, and learn about the university’s exciting academics and campus life.
photo of Kristin McVay '08 with text logo: Mount Mercy University
July 27, 2016 - 9:02am
After graduating from Mount Mercy, Kristin McVay ’08 felt prepared for career success — and was she ever! “MMU was the stepping stone I needed to enjoy the career I do today.” — McVay Be a Mustang. Success Follows. Read her story here »
July 21, 2016 - 8:31am
Bruce Kaiser '03 prepared for his professional life at Mount Mercy by strengthening one important skill — leadership. “My degree translated into experience, credibility, and networks that I could immediately put to use to achieve my goals.” — Kaiser Be a Mustang. Success Follows. Read his story here »
July 21, 2016 - 8:18am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids is starting a new program to help low-income and first generation first-year students get through college called Project Connect. Thirty-five students will attend a four week summer program to get more acquainted with campus. Then, throughout the school year, the students will meet with mentors who'll help them keep up with their studies.
Photo: Student with long, blonde hair faces away from the camera, looking across a reflecting pond toward the grotto on Mount Mercy's campus.
July 19, 2016 - 9:48am
Mount Mercy University has developed a new program to improve graduation rates for low-income, first generation students. The initiative, named Project Connect, will launch this fall thanks to a $310,000 grant from the Chicago-based Caerus Foundation.

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