Multicultural Fair
April 20, 2018 - 9:34am
Mount Mercy University will celebrate its international students and the diverse cultures they represent at the annual Multicultural Fair on Thursday, April 26, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the Sisters of Mercy University Center Commons. The fair will feature nearly 20 stations, representing many cultures and countries through posters, artifacts, apparel, music, food and other items.
April 2, 2018 - 8:40am
An estimated half of all undergraduate students struggle with food insecurity, according to a December 2017 study in SAGE Journals. Mount Mercy University decided to do something about that. Mustang Market, a new food pantry open to all MMU students, is celebrating with a grand opening on Thursday, April 5 at 2 p.m. in Busse Library Atrium. Jamarco Clark, Mount Mercy’s director of volunteerism and service-learning, said giving students an alternative, free option is vital in preventing students from going hungry.
March 29, 2018 - 11:06am
Mount Mercy University students, faculty and staff spent Spring Break 2018 in Texas responding to the still-heavy need for volunteers after Hurricane Harvey hit in August 2017. Twenty-six Mount Mercy community members made the trip and spent March 18–24 in the Beaumont and Port Arthur areas dismantling houses and cleaning up neighborhoods.
March 5, 2018 - 3:44pm
Starting up a business can be hard, and getting the word out can even be harder. That's why some students at Mount Mercy University helped four local small businesses owned by women build websites. It was a partnership between them, and web hosting company GoDaddy. Watch the full story at KCRG.com »
January 16, 2018 - 8:45am
Congratulations to the following students named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2017 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. Nathan AcuffSandra AhrendsenMatheus AlonsoMegan AnderaAndrea AngererGabrielle AppelhansJaime AraizaCali ArbuckleMegan AtkinElizabeth Babka
October 24, 2017 - 10:19am
Students enrolled in MMU’s Immigrants & Literacy portal class are encouraging other students to Mix It Up in the lunch room on Thursday, Oct. 26. The event, set to take place Noon–1:30 p.m., helps students connect with peers and identify, question and cross social boundaries.  
October 10, 2017 - 4:14pm
When Jason Sole, former drug dealer, notorious street gang member and three-time convicted felon, decided to turn his life around, he turned to education. Sole will share his inspiring story on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. in Mount Mercy University’s Chapel of Mercy. The middle of three children, Sole was raised in Chicago and joined a gang to gain a position of authority and to financially improve his life. As a result of his criminal activity, Sole has been incarcerated in numerous correctional facilities.
September 13, 2017 - 11:08am
Mount Mercy University and Coe College students will join forces to volunteer for a cause on Sunday, Sept. 17 during Mound View Cleanup. Volunteers will tidy up Central Park and the surrounding area from 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Both institutions call the Mound View neighborhood home and have made it a tradition to team up to remove trash from the area twice each year. It began as a challenge from Mount Mercy to Coe, with both schools having a high number of student volunteers.
August 25, 2017 - 1:14pm
Mount Mercy University invites the community to be a part of its 2017 Fall Faculty Series, Divided We Fall: Finding Common Ground in a Fractured Age, a three-month series that explores how today's biggest issues can be resolved through courage and compassion.
July 12, 2017 - 9:57am
Mount Mercy University was ranked highest among all Iowa colleges on MONEY magazine’s 2017 Best Colleges For Your Money list. The annual list puts Mount Mercy at No. 87 in the nation among 711 schools, 50 spots higher than in 2016. Rankings are based on 27 factors in three equally-weighted categories: educational quality, affordability, and alumni success. Mount Mercy also stood out in MONEY’s rankings for overall quality.
June 13, 2017 - 8:41am
Congratulations to the following students named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2017 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. Susan AbelTravis AlbertsonBrooke AllenJacquline AllenMallory AllenMatheus AlonsoBeverly AmbrosyMegan AnderaAndrea AngererJaime Araiza
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 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 4, 2017 - 12:05pm
Mount Mercy University’s Enactus club was recently nominated for a 2017 Engaged Campus Award by Iowa Campus Compact (IACC). The team was nominated in the Emerging Innovation category, which honors a recent project, program or initiative making unique and innovative contributions that demonstrate strong future potential.
May 2, 2017 - 9:48am
Congratulations, 2016-17 Student Government Association Leadership Award recipients! Freshman of the Year: Matthew Trueblood Sophomore of the Year: Maximilian Rieger Junior of the Year: Amy McGlynnLeadership Award: Bianca KesselringService Award: Julia RoedelClub of the Year: Enactus
May 2, 2017 - 8:30am
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 26, 2017 - 9:57am
Mount Mercy University’s drama department will present the rock musical “The Toxic Avenger” April 27–30 in McAuley Theater, 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 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.

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