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May 4, 2015 - 2:40pm
Eulenspiegel Puppet Theater will present Stories and Cuentos at Mount Mercy University on Tuesday, May 5 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. This production uses hand puppets, rod puppets, masked characters and music to tell two classic Mexican animal tales in both English and Spanish.
May 1, 2015 - 11:12am
Kirkwood Community College, in partnership with Mount Mercy University, will host the Adult Accelerated PM Connect, Tuesday, May 5, 4 – 6 p.m., at Kirkwood’s Linn County Regional Center, 1770 Boyson Road, Hiawatha. Prospective students, human resource officials, program alums, and Kirkwood and Mount Mercy University faculty and staff are all encouraged to attend this one-of-a-kind after work networking event.
April 30, 2015 - 10:48am
William Lightner’s Our Mother of Sorrows Grotto on Mount Mercy University’s campus has recently been placed on the distinguished National Register of Historic Places. In honor of this recognition, Mount Mercy and the Linn County Historic Preservation Commission will co-sponsor a presentation about the National Register and history of Lightner’s Grotto and provide a tour of the historic Grotto on Saturday, May 2 from 2-3:30 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall as part of National Historic Preservation Month.
April 29, 2015 - 6:15pm
Mount Mercy University’s Music Department will host Jazz, Java, and Jive on Thursday, April 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall. This event will include Mount Mercy’s annual talent show and feature the university’s Jazz Connection group. Throughout the night, various Mount Mercy students will display their talents to the audience and judges with the hope of winning the cash prizes. Jazz Connection will perform jazz standards and jazz arrangements of pop songs.
April 28, 2015 - 11:49am
Mount Mercy University will host its annual Scholarship Festival on Wednesday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall and the Sisters of Mercy University Center. This event celebrates and displays student work and research composed throughout the year.
April 27, 2015 - 11:51am
Mount Mercy University Veteran’s Association, a group aiming to support, assist, inform, and raise awareness of veterans and their families, was officially recognized as a club at the university on April 6. The group will host its first event, “Writing my Way Back Home,” on Monday, April 27, from 6-7:30 p.m. in Warde Hall, room 109.
April 24, 2015 - 4:02pm
Mount Mercy welcomes long-time Cedar Rapidian Dr. Ruth White to the university’s board of trustees. Dr. White served as an English teacher, Advance Placement Literature instructor and academic advisor to minority students in the Cedar Rapids Community School District for over 30 years. Currently Dr. White is the Executive Director for The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success—a college preparatory program for students of color—and serves as an educational diversity and cultural competency consultant for Transwebglobal.
April 22, 2015 - 5:28pm
Mount Mercy University’s drama department will be performing “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” for their annual spring drama production on April 24-25 at 7:30 p.m. and April 26 at 2:30 p.m. This six-time Tony Award nominee musical follows a dysfunctional, yet humorous group of middle school adolescents on their journey to win the Putnam Valley Middle School Spelling Bee. The audience will participate along the way as the group finds themselves encountering self-doubt, anxiety, loneliness, sexual awakening and the realization that winning isn’t everything.
April 21, 2015 - 3:25pm
Mount Mercy University will host its annual Multicultural Fair on Thursday, April 23 from 3 to 5:45 p.m. at the Sisters of Mercy University Center and Rhode Family Plaza. This event will showcase the various cultures represented in Mount Mercy’s diverse student body, by allowing various countries from around the world to share their culture with others.
April 20, 2015 - 11:02am
On April 22, Iowa native David Thoreson will visit Mount Mercy University and present on topics related to the environment at 7 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall to celebrate Earth Day. Thoreson has a unique education and numerous life experiences that he uses to present on varying topics.
April 16, 2015 - 1:33pm
Dr. Nathan Klein, assistant professor of business and 2007 Mount Mercy University alumni, was recently selected to receive the inaugural Seagren-Joekel-Ihrig Award for the Best Interdisciplinary Leadership Dissertation by Creighton University. Klein was one of two graduates from Creighton University’s Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Leadership selected by the faculty.
April 10, 2015 - 4:54pm
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce that Rev. Anthony Adawu (lovingly known as Father Tony) has accepted the position of residential chaplain. Father Tony will be the first full-time chaplain for the university in almost six years.
April 9, 2015 - 2:44pm
Sister Karen Schneider has been selected as the keynote speaker for Mount Mercy’s University’s commencement ceremony to be held on May 17 at 1 p.m. at the US Cellular Center in downtown Cedar Rapids. Serving as both physician and assistant professor of pediatric emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins University Children’s Center as well as a Sister of Mercy, Sister Karen works to improve children’s health in the United States and around the world.
April 2, 2015 - 3:47pm
Since 2005, Associate Provost Tom Castle has been an important member of the Council for Accelerated Programs (CAP), a professional network for higher education institutions offering accelerated formats. After serving in various positions, Castle became CAP president in 2013, taking on a leadership role in advocating for accelerated programs around the country.
April 1, 2015 - 5:21pm
Emilie Jacobson, a senior biology major at Mount Mercy University, was recently named a 2015 Newman Civic Fellow, an award given to promising student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in their community.
April 1, 2015 - 4:57pm
Students in one of Mount Mercy University’s accelerated marketing courses practiced their craft and pitched a marketing plan to the owner of Hot Harry’s, a burrito restaurant on Cedar Rapids’ northeast side. Students Eric Tupper, Breanna Reed, Nicholas Berry and Alyssa Hilby met with the restaurant’s owner, Ken Halm, on March 10. Halm was excited to have Mount Mercy’s students and was impressed with their depth of understanding.
March 31, 2015 - 2:41pm
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce Brenda Duello as vice president for development and alumni relations. A 1996 Mount Mercy graduate, Duello holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a certified fund raising executive (CFRE) credential. Duello comes to Mount Mercy from The University of Iowa where she served in development leadership roles for 11 years.
March 11, 2015 - 3:08pm
Students from Coe College, Kirkwood Community College, and Mount Mercy University participating in the Cedar Rapids Dance Marathon will be taking to their feet for twelve straight hours to raise money for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. Cedar Rapids Dance Marathon is a student-run philanthropy organization. Students from Coe, Mount Mercy, and Kirkwood partner together to raise money for families at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital through the Children's Miracle Network.
March 9, 2015 - 4:25pm
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February 26, 2015 - 11:25am
Mount Mercy University continues to expand academics this spring by offering two new undergraduate majors, a new minor and additional tracks of study.     The Department of Natural and Applied Sciences welcomes chemistry and science marketing majors in Spring 2015. “While chemistry has existed as a minor,” stated Terri Crumley, dean of admissions at Mount Mercy, “we’re pleased to transition it to a major with tracks in biochemistry and forensic science to help more students work toward their bachelor’s degrees and ultimately their careers.”

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