November 17, 2015 - 12:54pm
In Process, a new gallery exhibit, will feature the process of how Mount Mercy University art students reach their polished pieces. A lecture detailing the purpose and work within the exhibit will take place Nov. 17, 4–5 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall. An opening reception will immediately follow in the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery until 7 p.m.
November 10, 2015 - 3:08pm
Nationally known nurse, speaker and author LeAnn Thieman will share her mission of rescuing orphaned children from the devastation that was the Vietnam War on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy on Mount Mercy University’s campus.
October 29, 2015 - 2:14pm
Mount Mercy’s faculty and staff will reveal their artistic talents at the first faculty/staff art exhibit in almost 10 years. An opening reception for the exhibit will take place Oct. 29, 4–6 p.m., at the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery.
October 26, 2015 - 3:08pm
Students enrolled in ME 120: Immigrants & Literacy are encouraging other students to Mix It Up in the lunch room on Oct. 27. The event, set to take place 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., will help students connect with peers and identify, question and cross social boundaries.  
October 8, 2015 - 9:52am
After years of preparation and support of Cedar Rapids’ Blue Zones initiatives, Mount Mercy University was recently recognized as an official Blue Zones Worksite. The Blue Zones Project is designed to make healthy choices easier by bringing permanent changes to policy, environment and social networks, leading to lower health care cost trends, higher productivity, improved economic and social vitality, and longer life expectancy.
October 6, 2015 - 2:12pm
Mount Mercy University’s Olson Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic is joining His Hands Free Medical Clinic on Oct. 8 to offer free depression screenings to community members. Screenings will take place at His Hands Free Medical Clinic, located at 400 12th St. SE in Cedar Rapids, from noon until 3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. No appointment is needed and screenings are free of charge.
October 5, 2015 - 11:36am
Mount Mercy University will welcome award-winning writer and journalist Anne-Marie Cusac to speak on Oct. 7 in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall. Cusac will discuss topics related to social justice during a Q&A at 3:30 p.m. and later during a poetry reading at 7 p.m.
October 1, 2015 - 3:54pm
The Eastern Iowa Chapter of the International Traders of Iowa (ITI) and Mount Mercy University will host “CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections,” a telecast panel and presentation focusing on the complex relationship between China and the United States and what China’s investments in the United States mean for Americans, on Monday, Oct. 5, at 5:30 p.m. in the Viewing Room, located in lower level Busse. Mount Mercy is one of 70 nationwide locations hosting this event.
September 11, 2015 - 9:03am
Mount Mercy will kick off MMUPostSecret, a campus-wide creative project, on Friday, Sept. 11, from 4-7 p.m. in Betty Cherry Hall. The project is in line with PostSecret, an ongoing national art project that allows people to mail in their secrets anonymously on side of a postcard to be displayed on the web.
June 15, 2015 - 10:34am
Iowa’s Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds is planning to visit Mount Mercy University’s campus on Tuesday, June 16 from noon-2:30 p.m. She will observe ExploreU@MMU, a week-long program that offers middle-school girls a chance to learn more about STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), in a fun and interesting environment.
May 20, 2015 - 1:40pm
Mount Mercy University will be hosting ExploreU@MMU World of Technology for the fourth year from June 15-20. Registration is still open and has been extended until the day the event is scheduled to start. The week-long program offers middle-school girls completing sixth, seventh and eighth grades a chance to learn more about math and computer science in an interesting, fun and stimulating environment.
May 19, 2015 - 10:31am
Mount Mercy University held commencement exercises on Sunday, May 17, at the U.S. Cellular Center for the class of 2015. Degrees were bestowed upon 404 undergraduate students and 124 students in graduate programs.
May 13, 2015 - 11:27am
Mount Mercy University will hold commencement exercises on Sunday, May 17, at 1 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Cedar Rapids. Mount Mercy will graduate 404 undergraduate students and 123 students in graduate programs. Sister Karen Schneider, Sister of Mercy and assistant professor of pediatric emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins University Children’s Center, will serve as the commencement speaker.
May 4, 2015 - 1:40pm
Eulenspiegel Puppet Theater will present Stories and Cuentos at Mount Mercy University on Tuesday, May 5 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. This production uses hand puppets, rod puppets, masked characters and music to tell two classic Mexican animal tales in both English and Spanish.
May 1, 2015 - 10:12am
Kirkwood Community College, in partnership with Mount Mercy University, will host the Adult Accelerated PM Connect, Tuesday, May 5, 4 – 6 p.m., at Kirkwood’s Linn County Regional Center, 1770 Boyson Road, Hiawatha. Prospective students, human resource officials, program alums, and Kirkwood and Mount Mercy University faculty and staff are all encouraged to attend this one-of-a-kind after work networking event.
April 30, 2015 - 9:48am
William Lightner’s Our Mother of Sorrows Grotto on Mount Mercy University’s campus has recently been placed on the distinguished National Register of Historic Places. In honor of this recognition, Mount Mercy and the Linn County Historic Preservation Commission will co-sponsor a presentation about the National Register and history of Lightner’s Grotto and provide a tour of the historic Grotto on Saturday, May 2 from 2-3:30 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall as part of National Historic Preservation Month.
April 29, 2015 - 5:15pm
Mount Mercy University’s Music Department will host Jazz, Java, and Jive on Thursday, April 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall. This event will include Mount Mercy’s annual talent show and feature the university’s Jazz Connection group. Throughout the night, various Mount Mercy students will display their talents to the audience and judges with the hope of winning the cash prizes. Jazz Connection will perform jazz standards and jazz arrangements of pop songs.
April 28, 2015 - 10:49am
Mount Mercy University will host its annual Scholarship Festival on Wednesday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall and the Sisters of Mercy University Center. This event celebrates and displays student work and research composed throughout the year.
April 27, 2015 - 10:51am
Mount Mercy University Veteran’s Association, a group aiming to support, assist, inform, and raise awareness of veterans and their families, was officially recognized as a club at the university on April 6. The group will host its first event, “Writing my Way Back Home,” on Monday, April 27, from 6-7:30 p.m. in Warde Hall, room 109.
April 24, 2015 - 3:02pm
Mount Mercy welcomes long-time Cedar Rapidian Dr. Ruth White to the university’s board of trustees. Dr. White served as an English teacher, Advance Placement Literature instructor and academic advisor to minority students in the Cedar Rapids Community School District for over 30 years. Currently Dr. White is the Executive Director for The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success—a college preparatory program for students of color—and serves as an educational diversity and cultural competency consultant for Transwebglobal.


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