October 7, 2016 - 1:30pm
Grading work wraps up as concrete footings are poured at field sites. Public groundbreaking ceremony set for Friday, Oct. 28. Crews have completed much of the groundwork beneath the athletic complex's surface, paving way for more visible project milestones.
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.
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…
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.
June 27, 2016 - 9:41am
[VIDEO]  Construction is underway this month on the new Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex.The 22-acre property is Mount Mercy's first-ever outdoor athletic facility. The complex will house six of the University's 17 teams, including soccer, track, baseball, and softball. Keep reading…
June 24, 2016 - 9:16am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce the official start of construction of The Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex, the university’s first-ever outdoor athletic facility. The 22 acre property, located at 909 17th Street NE, will give Mount Mercy’s student-athletes a home field advantage for the very first time.
April 29, 2016 - 3:06pm
Enrique Cortina ’13, came to Mount Mercy University from his hometown of Valencia, Spain, to follow his passion for playing soccer while working toward earning an education he and his family could be proud of. The experiences and relationships Cortina formed during his four years at Mount Mercy revised his future from what he imagined to a life he hadn’t dreamed of.
December 9, 2015 - 8:30am
Mount Mercy Mustang fans can plan for the week’s sporting events with an updated Android app called MMU Athletics. The appropriately named app, first created by computer science students years ago and recently updated, separates men’s sports from women’s sports, features the current week’s events and holds updated game scores.
October 27, 2015 - 4:19pm
For Mount Mercy University sophomore and Cedar Rapids native Meleah Baloch, turtles and turf are opening whole new worlds of learning.
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.
August 12, 2014 - 8:49am
Mount Mercy University is proud to announce a lead gift from the Lavern T. and Audrey Busse Foundation for the development of the University’s new softball complex. Busse Field will be located within the outdoor athletic complex at 909 17th Street NE just blocks from the University’s main campus. An endowed scholarship for softball will also be established as a result of this contribution. 
Jason Furler, SID
July 10, 2014 - 9:11am
The Midwest Collegiate Conference (MCC) announced Mount Mercy’s Jason Furler ‘95 as their 2013-2014 Sports Information Director of the Year on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Furler, sports information director and athletic facility manager, has been with the University for 19 years. He is the primary media contact for Mount Mercy’s 15 athletic teams and handles logistics for all home sporting events.
Kevin Touhey, Mount Mercy University Men's Basketball Coach
February 20, 2014 - 4:12pm
Former Mount Mercy University Men’s Basketball Coach and Men’s Athletic Director Kevin Touhey will be recognized by friends and family for his contributions to Mount Mercy athletics during a gathering on Feb. 22 from 1-5 p.m. The get-together will be held in Hennessey Recreation Center, a building which Touhey helped make a reality. “He had a lot of input into the Hennessey Recreation Center, which was being built in his last years here, but he never got to coach in it unfortunately,” said Paul Gavin, men’s head basketball coach and a former student athlete of Touhey’s.
February 10, 2014 - 9:24am
Students Naomi Fisher and Rachel Vaughn each took a half-court shot at a $1,000 scholarship during the men’s basketball game against St. Ambrose on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. During the fall 2013 semester, Mount Mercy’s student alumni group Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.) offered students a chance at winning one of two scholarships if they participated in an athletic attendance punch card initiative, and could sink a shot from Hennessey’s half-court. Fisher and Vaughn, both nursing students, were randomly drawn as the finalists.
December 2, 2013 - 3:03pm
When the final scores were tallied at May City Bowl on Nov. 11, team Emil’s Hideaway had rolled a city league record breaker. Four of the five teammates are part of Mount Mercy University’s family. Head Bowling Coach Glenn Healy, his son and Mustang bowler Daniel Healy, Lead Groundskeeper Victor Kies, accelerated student Scot Reed, along with fellow community member Mike Palumbo rolled an incredible 1365, toppling the city league record by 44 pins.
November 6, 2013 - 9:02am
In June 2013, Mount Mercy University formally announced plans to transform vacant industrial space at 909 17th St NE into a multi-sport, outdoor facility for their student athletes. The news was received with a flurry of enthusiastic community support. As Mount Mercy looks forward to developing the 22-acre lot, the momentum for the project continues through Home Field Advantage, a fundraising campaign for the university’s athletic complex.
August 19, 2013 - 1:19pm
Mount Mercy University was selected to receive a $4 million matching grant from The Hall-Perrine Foundation. The grant is to be used toward the university’s athletic complex capital project, which was announced in early June.  “We’re grateful that The Hall-Perrine Foundation has been very supportive of Mount Mercy over the years,” said Interim President Norm Nielsen, “and this, the largest gift Mount Mercy has received from Hall-Perrine to date, will help us accelerate our development of the property.”
June 7, 2013 - 3:10pm
Mount Mercy University has announced the completion of the purchase of Terex property to develop a multi-purpose athletic facility. The property, located at 909 17th Street NE in Cedar Rapids, consists of 36.4 acres, of which 22 acres are now owned by the university. Mount Mercy filed a rezoning application to the City of Cedar Rapids in February to begin the transition from industrial to office/service, which will allow for the property to become a space for athletics.
September 21, 2012 - 1:59pm
Mount Mercy University is hosting the second annual Good Sport Day for students in Arthur Elementary on Friday, September 21, and Erskine Elementary on Friday, September 28. Through this event, elementary students will have the opportunity to learn best practices for conflict resolution as Mount Mercy students will demonstrate good and bad sportsmanship conduct in role playing sessions. The event will also include a presentation of nutritious snack choices and free time to run around and play in the university's gymnasium.

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