April 4, 2018 - 9:06am
Mount Mercy University’s annual Aquinas Lecture Series will be held Monday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in the on-campus Chapel of Mercy. If a loving, all-powerful God exists, why isn’t there more decisive evidence? University of Notre Dame Professor of Philosophy and the Rev. John A. O’Brien Collegiate Chair Meghan E. Sullivan, Ph.D., will address this question during her lecture “The Church and the Hidden God.” Discussing themes from Job, Augustine and contemporary philosophy, the talk will explore the roles of trust, authority and community in overcoming doubt.
April 3, 2018 - 12:56pm
Mount Mercy University’s Community of Scholars Day will take place Friday, April 6, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. in Busse Board Room, Busse Library. Sponsored by the Faculty Development Committee, the second annual event is an opportunity for Mount Mercy faculty to showcase their research. Topics include: To Wine or Not to Wine, Sustainability in Higher Education, French Republicanism vs. the Hijab, The State of Diversity in the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and many more.
April 3, 2018 - 9:21am
In 2016, Iowa reported 180 opioid-related deaths—more than six times the number reported in 2005. In response, Mount Mercy University will host a panel of experts for Opioids in Linn County on Wednesday, April 4, 5:30–7 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall 204. The event will include a panel discussion and Q&A with community leaders who will address harm reduction, county response, prevention and treatment, and how to spot signs of abuse.
James McKean
March 28, 2018 - 9:38am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to welcome back author and Mount Mercy Professor Emeritus James McKean for the annual Visiting Writers Series on Thursday, April 5. McKean will lead a Q&A at 3:30 p.m. followed by a reading at 7 p.m., both in in Flaherty Community Room, 204 Basile Hall.
March 28, 2018 - 9:26am
ExploreU World of Technology, Mount Mercy University’s week-long science, technology, engineering and math program for middle-school-aged girls, once again earned a generous grant from Transamerica. The grant provides support for program development, student scholarships, mentor scholarships and faculty development.
March 5, 2018 - 11:29am
The fight to desegregate the nation's historically white Catholic sisterhoods remains one of the most under-researched topics in American history. Shannen Dee Williams, Ph.D., will explore the topic during her talk "Subversive Habits: The Untold Story of Black Catholic Nuns" on March 8 at 7 p.m. at Mount Mercy University’s on-campus Chapel of Mercy. 
February 26, 2018 - 3:19pm
Mount Mercy University will offer a Graduate, Accelerated Undergraduate & Online Programs Information Session on Tuesday, March 6, 5:30–7 p.m., at the university’s CRST International Graduate Center. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet academic advisers and program directors, tour the Graduate Center, review program information, speak with financial aid, and meet other interested students in a relaxed, open-house setting. Light refreshments will be provided.
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 25, 2017 - 8:49am
The Arbinger Institute, in partnership with Mount Mercy University, will present The Outward Mindset Leader on Oct. 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Mount Mercy’s CRST International Graduate Center. The event will focus on how our inner mindset can change our outward views of the world.
October 24, 2017 - 10:19am
Students enrolled in MMU’s Immigrants & Literacy portal class are encouraging other students to Mix It Up in the lunch room on Thursday, Oct. 26. The event, set to take place Noon–1:30 p.m., helps students connect with peers and identify, question and cross social boundaries.  
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 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 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.
May 17, 2017 - 10:52am
Mount Mercy University will hold Commencement 2017 exercises on Sunday, May 21, at 1 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Cedar Rapids.
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 3, 2017 - 11:14am
Musical performances abound at Mount Mercy University this spring—including the debut performance of the MMU Show Choir, a talent show for students, and an end-of-year celebration. Jazz, Java, Jive
May 2, 2017 - 9:48am
Congratulations, 2016-17 Student Government Association Leadership Award recipients! Freshman of the Year: Matthew Trueblood Sophomore of the Year: Maximilian Rieger Junior of the Year: Amy McGlynnLeadership Award: Bianca KesselringService Award: Julia RoedelClub of the Year: Enactus

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