April 26, 2017 - 9:57am
Mount Mercy University’s drama department will present the rock musical “The Toxic Avenger” April 27–30 in McAuley Theatre, located on Mount Mercy’s main campus. The show opens Thursday at 7 p.m., with showings Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. According to Drama Coordinator Jason Alberty, “The Toxic Avenger” is not your typical musical—it combines a love story, environmental issues and superhero powers into one.
April 18, 2017 - 11:00am
Mount Mercy University prides itself on the experiential learning opportunities afforded to its students, both on and off campus. Often, these opportunities come in the form of faculty-led research or projects—culminating in the day-long annual Scholarship Festival.
April 12, 2017 - 5:52pm
Mount Mercy University was named one of the best colleges in Iowa by LearnHowToBecome.org. Mount Mercy placed eleventh on the list of all nonprofit 4-year schools in the state, including all three regent universities.
March 2, 2017 - 5:02pm
Mount Mercy University Head Baseball Coach Jack Dahm was honored today with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of students serving in the Iowa National Guard and Reserve. Recognized by the Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, a short ceremony was held in the Sisters of Mercy University Center.
February 27, 2017 - 1:52pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS 2, Fox28) — Mount Mercy's Enactus student group started a project last fall to help clean up the community and provide assistance to an organization affected by flooding in Cedar Rapids. [Keep reading at CBS2Iowa.com…] or [Learn more at mtmercy.edu…]
February 24, 2017 - 4:49pm
Mount Mercy University’s Enactus team proudly presented a check today for over $11,000 to African Women Empowered, a local group that took part in the student group’s popular #Sandbags2Handbags initiative.
February 22, 2017 - 9:52am
Through an equal amount of hard work and determination, Mount Mercy University Senior Alyson Schultz earned the opportunity to present at the 19th Annual Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics in early February 2017. Her presentation focused on research and new developments related to speeding up Kruskal’s minimum spanning tree algorithm, a system for graphing information.
February 10, 2017 - 9:51am
Art & design students from both Mount Mercy University and Kirkwood Community College will unite to show their creative work for this fifth annual exhibit. The display, hosted at the Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center in Marion, Iowa, will run from Jan. 28 to March 5, with an opening reception Monday, Feb. 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sponsored by the Marion Arts Council, work produced by students from Spring 2016 through Winter 2017 will be on display.
February 8, 2017 - 10:07am
Mount Mercy University has officially decided not to add football to its athletic roster at this time, but will reconsider in the future. University leadership cited fully-occupied residence halls and a strategic focus on its growing graduate and online programs as principle reasons for the decision. The possibility of adding a football program was carefully explored during the past year, involving faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members.
January 10, 2017 - 8:30am
Congratulations to the following students named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2016 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. Nsikak-Abasi Abang-NtuenSusan AbelKelley AldrichBrooke AllenMallory AllenAndrea AngererKoffi ApelyJaime AraizaCali ArbuckleLaura Argo
December 15, 2016 - 5:33pm
Mount Mercy University was recently ranked in the nation’s top 35 best actuarial science degrees by College Choice. Based on academic reputation, financial aid offerings, overall cost of school and graduate success rates, Mount Mercy was awarded for guiding individual students through the program and setting them up for success with careers in investment firms, insurance companies and finance. 
November 17, 2016 - 9:33am
Students in Mount Mercy University’s graduate-level Health Advocacy: Leadership & Management class, taught by Dr. Elaine Cook, and Health Promotion/Disease Prevention class, taught be Dr. Julie Shaw, hosted an educational event in early November aimed at teaching community members struggling with addiction how to live a healthier lifestyle.
November 2, 2016 - 2:35pm
Mount Mercy University was ranked in the nation’s top 40 Best Online Bachelor’s in Human Resources by College Choice. Based on student resources, level of interaction with peers and professors, and cost, Mount Mercy was awarded for having one of the best online human resource programs and being only one of ten undergraduate programs to be recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management.
VANG — A Migrant Play
October 28, 2016 - 2:00pm
“VANG,” a two-person play telling the story of four immigrant farm families settling in Iowa, will stop at Mount Mercy University on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. in McAuley Theatre. A collaboration between Poet Laureate of Iowa Mary Swander, Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Dennis Chamberlin, and Kennedy Center award-winner Matt Foss, “VANG” captures multiple eye-opening journeys and exposes the struggles of Hmong, Mexican, Sudanese and Dutch immigrants.
photo: Dr. David Klope
October 28, 2016 - 10:45am
If we were to believe the images in some political campaign commercials, Cedar Rapids would have burned to the ground long ago. Hooded figures, murder in their eyes, guns in their hands, “Allah Akbar” on their lips; this is the vision too many have of Islam in America. All the while, there stands in Cedar Rapids a building that offers a quiet, persistent refutation of that vision. The Mother Mosque symbolizes neighbors, not enemies; a part of the fabric of Cedar Rapids that is enduring, interwoven, and peaceful.
Piece by Gabriel Acosta
October 14, 2016 - 10:10am
Mount Mercy University will host a day-long series of events titled “Our Immigrant Stories” which will reveal many personal narratives on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall on Mount Mercy’s main campus. The day will include personal narrative and artwork from student-artist Gabriel Acosta, additional student works, a student panel, a faculty-staff panel, and community group presentations.
October 3, 2016 - 4:24pm
Mount Mercy University will host Photographer José Galvez on Monday, Oct. 3, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room as he presents his multi-media lecture “Aquí Estamos – Here We Are.” Documenting the Latino population in the United States for 40 years, Galvez combines photo presentations with lectures on various topics from the impact of César Chávez and the Chicano movement to recent Latino immigration in southern portions of the United States.
September 28, 2016 - 9:36am
Guest Column by Mohammad Chaichian, professor of sociology at Mount Mercy University.
September 19, 2016 - 8:36am
  Joe Sheller, Mount Mercy University 2016 Fall Faculty Series coordinator  
Building Walls, Building Bridges
September 14, 2016 - 8:48am
Mount Mercy University’s Dr. Dennis Dew will present Fear of an Immigrant Nation: Prejudice, Stereotyping & Discrimination Against Immigrants in the U.S. on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room as part of the 2016 Fall Faculty Series.

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