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.
April 22, 2015 - 4:28pm
Mount Mercy University’s drama department will be performing “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” for their annual spring drama production on April 24-25 at 7:30 p.m. and April 26 at 2:30 p.m. This six-time Tony Award nominee musical follows a dysfunctional, yet humorous group of middle school adolescents on their journey to win the Putnam Valley Middle School Spelling Bee. The audience will participate along the way as the group finds themselves encountering self-doubt, anxiety, loneliness, sexual awakening and the realization that winning isn’t everything.
April 21, 2015 - 2:25pm
Mount Mercy University will host its annual Multicultural Fair on Thursday, April 23 from 3 to 5:45 p.m. at the Sisters of Mercy University Center and Rhode Family Plaza. This event will showcase the various cultures represented in Mount Mercy’s diverse student body, by allowing various countries from around the world to share their culture with others.
November 8, 2012 - 3:42pm
Mount Mercy University's Janalyn Hanson White Gallery will display the ceramics and sculptures of Assistant Professor of Art Andrew Casto beginning Friday, November 16, during a special exhibit: "An Exercise in Fluidity: Recent Work by Andrew Casto." The exhibit will be on display from November 16 to December 14 and is free and open to the public for viewing. An artist talk will be held on Friday, November 16, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Lundy Hall, Lundy 3, followed by an opening reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Janalyn Hanson White Gallery.
An image of Mount Mercy University's cupola
December 7, 2010 - 5:51pm
Mount Mercy University offers numerous cultural affairs events each year, including plays, lectures, forums, and exhibits, which are free and open to the community. Series such as the Global Issues Series, Presidential Lecture Series, and the Barbara Knapp Speaker Series offer resources on business-related topics of interest and perspectives on global and local issues surrounding us. We invite you to join us for any number of events during the upcoming year!

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