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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.
MMU Class of 2019
August 26, 2015 - 12:12pm
Mount Mercy University began its 2015-16 academic year today with the largest enrollment in the university’s nearly 90 year history—an estimated total of 1,857 students. The fall 2015 student body is on track to set records in number of traditional freshmen, residential students, online students, graduate students and international students.
August 24, 2015 - 12:26pm
Mount Mercy University and Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance are partnering on Aug. 25 for Service Day, a day dedicated to helping students assimilate to the Cedar Rapids area as well as the university’s service learning experience.
Father Tony
August 17, 2015 - 9:21am
Mount Mercy University is excited to announce Rev. Anthony Adawu (lovingly known as Father Tony) has arrived on campus and is prepared to begin full-time chaplain duties immediately. Father Tony will be the first full-time chaplain for the university in almost six years.
August 14, 2015 - 10:17am
Mount Mercy University’s Enactus team will head to the Aug. 15 Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers’ Market, but not for the fresh produce or handmade crafts. The group will partner with community leaders and SCORE members to provide side-by-side vendor consultations.
August 5, 2015 - 3:32pm
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce the appointment of Scot Reisinger, current director of athletics, as dean of adult programs. Reisinger was the successful candidate following a national search and is assuming oversight of accelerated bachelor, online and graduate programs for the university. His efforts will promote continued quality and growth of these high-demand programs.
July 31, 2015 - 8:58am
Mount Mercy University invites high school students and their families to visit campus during Iowa Private College Week, August 3-7. 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. Sessions are available at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each day of the week.
July 30, 2015 - 11:00am
International students studying at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, now have a guaranteed path to their bachelor’s degree thanks to an agreement between IHCC and Mount Mercy University. The new agreement, signed this week by Mount Mercy University President Laurie Haman, and IHCC President Dr. Marlene Sprouse, offers every international student who completes an associate degree at IHCC, a place at Mount Mercy.
July 20, 2015 - 4:02pm
By Tim Charles, Laurie Hamen and Paula Land, guest columnistsOriginally Published: July 12, 2015 | The Cedar Rapids Gazette  
July 15, 2015 - 10:55am
Mount Mercy University received one of Iowa’s top spots on Money magazine’s “Best Colleges” ranking, beating out every other Iowa school in the list’s value-added category. The Time-affiliated magazine ranked Mount Mercy 147 out of 1,500 four-year colleges and named the university one of “The 50 Best Colleges That You Can Actually Get Into.” The rankings were based on 21 factors in three equally-weighted categories: educational quality, affordability and alumni earnings.
July 9, 2015 - 1:15pm
The Mount Mercy University Association of Nursing Students (MMUANS) overcame a long journey to get a resolution based on pediatric care coordination between healthcare and education systems passed at the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) annual convention this past April. In order to bring attention to a particular issue, groups must choose a resolution. The resolution is a specific topic that allows the group to analyze and find flaws with methods already in place.
June 24, 2015 - 10:03am
For the seventh year, Mount Mercy University is host to The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success, a summer program serving students of color in Cedar Rapids Metro and area schools, as the program began its 26th year on June 8. To further promote and sustain The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success program, a fundraiser is planned at the African American Museum on Saturday, June 27.
June 19, 2015 - 9:13am
A record-breaking gift, totaling $4.5 million will be given to five entities within the Archdiocese of Dubuque.  The parishes of St. Jude and St. Patrick in Cedar Rapids, as well as Loras College in Dubuque, Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, will each receive $1 million. Cedar Rapids Xavier High School will receive $500,000.This is the largest gift in its scope in that five organizations within the Archdiocese of Dubuque are recipients of the gift.
June 18, 2015 - 12:26pm
Mount Mercy is pleased to announce spring 2015 graduates for February, May and June. Congratulations to all! Stay connected to Mount Mercy by liking the Mount Mercy Alumni Facebook page. Spring 2015 graduates include: Jennifer Aarni Mukhtar Adarob Katerina Althoff Mandela Amuda Esther Amundson Elizabeth Anderson Jennifer Anderson Emily Andrews Sarah Andrews
June 17, 2015 - 4:07pm
Congratulations to the following students named to the Dean's List for the Spring 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. Amy Akers Tracy Alberts
June 15, 2015 - 10:34am
Iowa’s Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds is planning to visit Mount Mercy University’s campus on Tuesday, June 16 from noon-2:30 p.m. She will observe ExploreU@MMU, a week-long program that offers middle-school girls a chance to learn more about STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), in a fun and interesting environment.
June 11, 2015 - 1:25pm
Sister Mary Wilma Wolf, RSM, 97, who served God as a member of the Sisters of Mercy for nearly 80 years, died June 9, 2015, at Mercy Hallmar in Cedar Rapids after a brief illness. Services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 16, at the Chapel of Mercy on the Mount Mercy University campus, by the Rev. Jim Brockman. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Friends may call from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Monday, June 15, at Sacred Heart Chapel, with a wake service at 6:30 p.m. Arrangements are with Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids.
June 9, 2015 - 9:07am
Summer camps are plentiful this summer at Mount Mercy University. With a computer camp, four sports camps—and more to be announced—as well as five music camps, summer on the Hill couldn’t be busier.
June 5, 2015 - 12:12pm
Warde Hall has had an incredibly vocal guest take up residence at the front entrance to the building: a young red-tailed hawk learning to fly. The young hawk became grounded in its attempts to fly and now sits “guarding” the main entrance of the building. Throughout the day, people all over campus can hear the youngster screech at its parents. After a week of the birds being unusually active, many are wondering why they chose to call Warde home.
May 26, 2015 - 12:29pm
Mount Mercy University Campus Minister Erin Broich is making progress towards the completion of her trilogy book series, “The Guardians of Light,” by releasing the second edition of “Book One: The Betrayer” last summer and “Book Two: The Land of Sand and Sea” this fall. 

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