November 22, 2016 - 10:03am
Mount Mercy University was honored in October for its commitment to meaningful community service. The university made the national 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, an honor given to institutions that demonstrate relevant and meaningful service and achieve measurable impacts in the community.
August 19, 2016 - 11:02am
About 100 Mount Mercy University freshmen are teaming up with the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance to help with service projects around the city during Mercy in Action Day, Aug. 21. For the second consecutive year, Mount Mercy students are encouraged to explore downtown Cedar Rapids while participating in the service projects. Projects include trash pick-up, landscaping, and cleaning benches and lights.
Photo of Travis Peters '06 with text logo, "Mount Mercy University."
July 12, 2016 - 4:25pm
Travis Peters '06 followed his professors' examples and turned his heart for compassionate service into a career. “[Mount Mercy faculty] demonstrated for me the importance of placing students first – students are the focus of their work.” — Peters Be a Mustang. Success Follows. Read his story here »
April 6, 2016 - 11:23am
Mount Mercy alumna Kellie Lala ’89 has dedicated much of her recent life to the Tumaini Junior School, a school in Karatu, Tanzania. She raises money for the school from afar, visiting her African friends whenever possible. You can find the full inspiring story—first published in the Spring 2015 Mount Mercy Magazine—here. We asked Lala for an update on the school and her work after receiving the uplifting pictures below.
January 8, 2016 - 12:06pm
Mount Mercy University’s Enactus team continues to grow its job readiness initiative, EmpowHer, as the successful project moves through its fourth year.
September 25, 2015 - 10:38am
On Sunday, Sept. 27, volunteers from the Mound View Neighborhood Association, Coe College and Mount Mercy University will gather in Central Park at 16th Street NE and B Avenue NE from 1 until 3 p.m. to join in a community cleanup project followed by fun in the park.
August 24, 2015 - 12:26pm
Mount Mercy University and Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance are partnering on Aug. 25 for Service Day, a day dedicated to helping students assimilate to the Cedar Rapids area as well as the university’s service learning experience.
January 16, 2015 - 10:42am
To celebrate the fall inauguration of President Laurie Hamen, Mount Mercy University has partnered with Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity (CVHFH) to construct three new Cedar Rapids homes. As announced in December, Mount Mercy faculty, staff and students will provide labor for CVHFH Youth United and Pope Francis Build projects.
January 13, 2015 - 9:58am
Each year, the third Monday in January is designated as MLK 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 in the life of Dr. King. 
January 8, 2015 - 11:04am
Mount Mercy University’s Enactus team has received two grants that will allow them to grow the EmpowHer project, a partnership with the Catherine McAuley Center aimed at teaching women the skills needed to find employment. “We have been working with the Catherine McAuley Center on the EmpowHer project for three years now,” said Enactus President Julia Cuvelier. “This is a project that we do every year with the ladies to help them gain the skills and confidence that they need to go out into the working world and be able to do the best that they can.”
November 18, 2014 - 4:07pm
Fifteen Mount Mercy freshmen in Dr. Norma Linda Mattingly’s portal class, Immigrants and Literacy, visited Taylor Elementary School in Cedar Rapids on Oct.17 to read storybooks to children in preschool through fourth grade. They volunteered during Mount Mercy’s Fall Break to participate in the America Reads Challenge, a national initiative to improve the reading skills of elementary-age children. The challenge has been going strong across the country since 1996.
March 14, 2014 - 4:49pm
Nursing graduate Stephanie Nibaur ’13 was accepted into Mercy Volunteer Corps as a 2013-2014 volunteer. As part of the Catholic Volunteer Network of AmeriCorps, the Mercy volunteers work to foster social change in impoverished or disadvantaged areas of the United States and South America. Volunteers are placed for one year, working in the realms of health, education and social work. Nibaur is serving in St. Michaels, Ariz., a remote community in the Navajo Nation. She is working with residents to help them soar to their full potential.
January 28, 2014 - 3:59pm
Mount Mercy University is collaborating with Meth-Wick to bring educational programming to residents of the Cedar Rapids retirement community. The speaker series M&M Scholars launched in January and will engage residents in lectures featuring the expertise of university faculty and staff. The first series event hosted Librarian and Archivist Kristy Raine in a discussion on the Stone City Art Colony and School. Faculty members Jim Grove and Mohammad Chaichian are also on the schedule and additional programs are being arranged through May. 
October 25, 2013 - 3:53pm
Ghouls and goblins of all ages will gather at Mount Mercy University on Sunday, October 27 to celebrate Halloween on the Hill.  Families from local nonprofit agencies along with university staff and volunteers will gather to enjoy snacks, crafts and games in Hennessey Recreation Center’s gymnasium at 5:00 p.m. before trick-or-treating at Regina and McAuley, two student residence halls on campus.
January 21, 2013 - 8:34am
Mount Mercy University, Coe College and United Way of East Central Iowa are partnering with the Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) and Kids Against Hunger to help feed the hungry for this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
January 4, 2013 - 4:31pm
Mount Mercy welcomed 20 freshmen into the STEPS (Striving Towards Engaged and Purposeful Servant-Leadership) program during a special induction ceremony on Thursday, January 3, in Mount Mercy’s Stello Performance Hall.
January 2, 2013 - 9:58am
Mount Mercy University, Coe College and United Way of East Central Iowa are partnering with Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) and Kids Against Hunger to help feed the hungry for this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 21.
May 28, 2012 - 9:21am
Mount Mercy University students teamed up with Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America to mentor area Scouts throughout the spring semester, culminating in a special campout that was held May 11-13 on Mount Mercy’s campus.
April 10, 2012 - 12:01pm
Mount Mercy University students traveled to Port Ministries in Chicago over spring break to lend volunteer help and other support for the inner-city ministry. The group of students, faculty and staff left March 23 and returned March 31.
March 7, 2012 - 9:04am
Mount Mercy University students are skipping the beach and heading to Chicago for an inner-city service trip over spring break.

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