April 21, 2017 - 4:54pm
Experts Judy Bradshaw and Carol Archbold, Ph.D., will explore how diversifying U.S. police departments, specifically with women, could change attitudes and practices on Tuesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. in Mount Mercy University’s Flaherty Community Room, located in Basile Hall 204.
April 20, 2017 - 2:55pm
Mount Mercy University will welcome Dr. Jacob Eisenbach as presenter of the 2017 Holocaust Speaker Series. He will share his story of surviving the Holocaust, on Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy.
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 18, 2017 - 10:46am
Community members will have the opportunity to learn about current efforts in Iowa aimed at welcoming immigrants to our communities on April 19, 3:30–5:30 p.m., in Mount Mercy University’s Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall 204.
April 4, 2017 - 9:50am
Award-winning poet Jennifer Perrine will visit Mount Mercy University Thursday, April 6, as part of the Visiting Writers Series. Perrine is the author of “No Confession, No Mass,” winner of the 2016 Publishing Triangle Audre Lorde Award and the 2014 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. Her previous books include “In the Human Zoo,” recipient of the 2010 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize, and “The Body Is No Machine,” winner of the 2008 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award in Poetry.
April 3, 2017 - 9:24am
Mount Mercy University will host its fourth annual Career Fair on Wednesday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. in Hennessey Recreation Center. Local and national business will gather for this open-to-the-public recruiting event. Employers at the fair will include ACT, Clickstop, CRST International, Four Oaks, GreatAmerica Financial Services and Mercy Medical Center, among others. Occupations represented include accounting, computer science, finance, health care, human resources, insurance, marketing, retail operations/management, sales, social services, writing/editing and more.
March 28, 2017 - 1:12pm
Mount Mercy University will celebrate its international students and the diverse cultures they represent at the annual Multicultural Fair on Thursday, March 30, from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Sisters of Mercy University Center. The fair will feature 20 stations, representing many cultures and countries through posters, artifacts, apparel, food and other items. Representatives of local organizations will also be in attendance. All are welcome at this free, family-friendly event.
March 28, 2017 - 12:54pm
Dr. Matthew Ashley, chair of the Theology Department at Notre Dame University, will present “A Pope on the Margins: Pope Francis’ Vision for the Church” at Mount Mercy University Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m., in the Chapel of Mercy. Ashley’s talk is co-sponsored by the Mount Mercy University Aquinas Lecture Series and Notre Dame Club of Cedar Rapids/Iowa City. The event is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.
March 9, 2017 - 8:39am
Mount Mercy University will host author Anne Sokolsky, Ph.D., and her presentation “Myths of the Oriental Woman: Stereotypes of the Asian Women and the Way They Have Fought Back” on March 14, 7–8 p.m., in Flaherty Community Room, located in Basile Hall.
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.
March 2, 2017 - 10:37am
Mount Mercy University President Laurie Hamen and five other higher education leaders from the corridor discussed college affordability, the role of technology in education, and enrollment challenges and opportunities during Corridor Business Journal Future of Higher Education College Presidents Panel on Wednesday, March 1.
February 28, 2017 - 8:44am
Documentarian Lacey Schwartz will visit Mount Mercy University on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in Donnelly Hall 300 for a screening of her powerful documentary “Little White Lie.”
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 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.
February 7, 2017 - 10:08am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce the purchase of the Barry K. Wendt Building and neighboring warehouse, located at 909 17th Street NE. The purchase was made possible by a substantial lead gift from John Rinderknecht, Mount Mercy trustee and president of Ram Development Company.
January 24, 2017 - 7:55am
Mount Mercy University alumna Laura L. White recently published “The Wondrous World of Wren and Will,” a children’s book inspired by her family’s personal experience with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease. White’s ex-husband, Troy, was diagnosed with ALS six years ago, and the interactions between him and their children inspired her to write the story.
January 18, 2017 - 3:57pm
Mount Mercy University will host the Third Annual Lunar New Year on the Hill, Jan. 22, 5 p.m.–8 p.m., in the Sisters of Mercy University Center Commons. This event, celebrating the Year of the Rooster, will feature various demonstrations, games and food suitable for all ages. The Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, is a traditional Chinese holiday that celebrates culture, heavenly deities, ancestors and the start of the New Year. There are 12 Chinese Zodiac animals, one assigned to a year, with this year being the Year of the Rooster.
January 17, 2017 - 9:06am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) — Today, people all across the country, including here in eastern Iowa, took time today to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.In Cedar Rapids, Mount Mercy University held a ceremony that reflected on the importance of human civil rights. Students, faculty and community members were all invited to the event. (Keep reading at KCRG.com…)
January 13, 2017 - 9:13am
Each year, the third Monday in January is designated as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—the only federal holiday observed as a day of service. Across the country, individuals and groups will donate their time to community projects, honoring the commitment to service and community exemplified by the life of Dr. King. Mount Mercy University students, faculty and staff will honor Dr. King’s legacy Jan. 15–18 with a variety of events. Some events are open to the public while others are for students only.

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