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.
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 15, 2016 - 2:22pm
Mount Mercy University will host General Mills Plant Manager Rue Patel on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in Sisters of Mercy University Center, as part of the Barbara A. Knapp Business Speaker Series and Fall Faculty Series. Patel will share his experience as a first-generation immigrant from India.
November 14, 2016 - 11:11am
Mount Mercy University’s 2016 Fall Faculty Series wraps up this week with two final events. “The Dollars & Sense of It” will be held Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room and “Our Immigration Nation” will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy.
November 7, 2016 - 9:19am
Mount Mercy University will host a career forum with representatives from public safety and criminal justice agencies on Monday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, 204 Basile Hall. Representatives from federal, state, county and local agencies were invited to attend, including: U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Probation, Iowa State Patrol, Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Cedar Rapids Police Department, Cedar Rapids Fire Department and Area Ambulance.
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.
October 26, 2016 - 6:55am
Moving forward with its goal of creating a vibrant environment reflecting mercy values, Mount Mercy University is proud to announce the addition of its first-ever rectory, to be used by the university’s priest Father Anthony (Tony) Adawu. The new residence was given by University board of trustees chair Brandt Worley and his wife, Sandy, in honor of Brandt’s mother, Charlotte, and her cousin Father Gerald A. Condon.
October 24, 2016 - 11:56am
Nearly 55 area high school students attended the 19th Annual Mount Mercy University Math Day on Thursday, Oct. 20.  The students competed in challenges that involved speed, accuracy and story problem solving.
October 18, 2016 - 3:12pm
Mount Mercy University is partnering with local employers to offer an additional ten percent off tuition for employees* who enroll in any of the university’s graduate, accelerated or online programs.
October 14, 2016 - 2:11pm
Mount Mercy University will host a freewill offering benefit concert on Oct. 16 at 2:30 p.m. in Mount Mercy’s Chapel of Mercy to raise money for Fresh Start Jail Ministries. The concert will feature Mount Mercy’s University Choir, Madrigal Singers, University Band and Handbell Ensemble. In lieu of an admittance fee, freewill donations are encouraged.
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 5, 2016 - 1:47pm
Mount Mercy University will welcome author Cristina Henríquez to speak on Oct. 6, at 3:30 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall and at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy as a part of the 2016 Visiting Writers Series. In her first discussion at 3:30 p.m., Henríquez will explain the creative process. “It Starts With a Sentence” is a look into how she creates, exploring how a single sentence turns into a powerful story. She will also examine the role of editing, taking audience members through the making of a short story.

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