November 21, 2017 - 9:26am
Mount Mercy University’s student Enactus team will host the fourth annual holiday Market at the Mount, Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Hennessey Recreation Center Gymnasium, located on the university’s campus. The student-organized event will bring more than 70 local vendors to campus.
November 1, 2017 - 10:12am
Little ghosts and goblins filled the hill last night for Mount Mercy University’s 2017 Halloween on the Hill. A long-standing Mount Mercy tradition and favorite student-volunteer opportunity, local kids visited campus for a night of ghoulish games, spooky stories, freaky fun, frightening food and trick-or-treating in multi-level haunted house.
October 31, 2017 - 11:39am
Mount Mercy University will host alumnus Danny Mishek, president and founder of SelfEco, on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Sisters of Mercy University Center Commons as part of the Barbara A. Knapp Business Speaker Series. Mishek will present “EcoPreneurship: How Businesses Can Make Money and Make a Difference.” 
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.
October 3, 2017 - 10:38am
Mount Mercy University will host a musical fundraiser on Oct. 8 at 2:30 p.m. in Mount Mercy’s Chapel of Mercy to raise money for Fresh Start Jail Ministries (Linn County Correctional Chaplaincy). The concert will feature Mount Mercy’s University Choir and University Band. In lieu of an admittance fee, donations are encouraged.
September 30, 2017 - 1:59pm
For over 40 years—through countless victories, national titles and Mustang glory—Mount Mercy University’s outdoor athletes have never had a home field to call their own. Until now. Students, alumni, faculty, staff and community leaders gathered in celebration Saturday, Sept. 30 to kick off a new era in school history with the Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex Grand Opening.
September 26, 2017 - 4:11pm
Mount Mercy University’s CRST International Graduate Center was blessed this week with a Little Free Library, given by John and Jane Langer, along with their children Andria Gibson, Melissa Bienvenu and Adam Langer. Little Free Libraries are a relatively new global phenomenon. Established in 2009, the book exchanges now number over 50,000 and are in all 50 states as well as 70 countries.
September 25, 2017 - 8:24am
Author Keith Lesmeister, who was raised in Cedar Rapids and currently resides in Decorah, will visit Mount Mercy University on Sept. 28 for a 3:30 p.m. Q&A and 7 p.m. reading. Lesmeister’s short story collection, “We Could’ve Been Happy Here,” examines the human heart amongst unique and challenged relationships, set in the Midwest—sometimes in Cedar Rapids. His writing style has been described as “dark” or “gothic."
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.
September 11, 2017 - 1:48pm
Mount Mercy University will host Tim Wise, a prominent voice on racism, inequality, and white privilege, on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy, Busse Center. Wise has spent the past 25 years educating others on topics related to racism and has given speeches at over 600 college campuses.
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.
August 22, 2017 - 9:11am
From TheGazette.com:
May 11, 2017 - 9:15am
Free helmets, bike safety checks, and a fun obstacle course are all part of the upcoming Bike Rodeo for kids on Saturday, May 13, 2–4 p.m. at Mount Mercy University in the upper Warde Hall parking lot off of Warde Court NE. Hosted by the Mount Mercy University Bike Club, club members hope to pass on their passion for biking to area kids while also teaching important bike safety lessons. Children who attend will have an opportunity to win a new bike, but should bring their own bikes to the event.
May 10, 2017 - 2:51pm
UPDATE: MMU's MakerNurse Workshop has been postponed until Sept. 15, 2017. A free webinar will be hosted in place of the event, May 31 at 11:30 a.m. Click here for details.
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 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 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 - 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.

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