April 27, 2016 - 1:00pm
MMU will host its annual Scholarship Festival on Wednesday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sisters of Mercy University Center and Betty Cherry Heritage Hall. This event celebrates and displays student work and research developed throughout the year. The university’s Scholarship Festival started 15 years ago as a way to showcase student work. This year, 32 students in majors from every academic department are presenting 36 unique projects.
April 11, 2016 - 8:46am
Master’s-level students in Mount Mercy University’s Marriage and Family Therapy program will show their work during the program’s second annual research symposium on Monday, April 11, 4:30–6 p.m. in the Sisters of Mercy University Center Commons, located on main campus.
October 27, 2015 - 4:25pm
The role of a parent is not one that is easy, and it certainly does not come with a guide book. At best, parents are guided by the people around them, and to build a successful family relationship, couples must lean on each other for support. But even with a full support system, the weight of the world is sometimes too much and the end result is divorce. Now, imagine if the parental role includes an autistic child—this adds another life stressor into the mix.
October 27, 2015 - 4:22pm
As a poet, I’m always on the lookout for anything that might contain the seed of a poem. Often I find ideas sprouting right in my own backyard, but this past summer, funded by a summer scholarship grant, I followed a potential poetic trail to the Angola State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana. My goal was to research a particular moment in Angola’s history: In 1951, 37 inmates slashed their Achilles tendons. Prison officials called it a power ploy, while other sources viewed it as an attempt to make public Angola’s brutal conditions.
October 27, 2015 - 4:21pm
The diagnosis and subsequent treatment of cancer can be a long and painful process. At times it almost seems like the cure is worse than the disease, but many healthcare professionals today are working feverishly to help patients make it through these physically and emotionally difficult times.
October 27, 2015 - 4:19pm
For Mount Mercy University sophomore and Cedar Rapids native Meleah Baloch, turtles and turf are opening whole new worlds of learning.
June 6, 2014 - 10:24am
The Waterloo-based R.J. McElroy Foundation has approved funding in support of two faculty-student research collaborations, one in biology and the other in psychology. Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Ryan Bezy plans to partner with biology major David Stanek for project, Characterization of YedR, a Novel Cell Division Protein in Escherichia Coli.
January 21, 2014 - 8:51am
Human trafficking is an issue of critical concern for the Sisters of Mercy, and January is a national month of awareness on the subject. In simplest terms, human trafficking is the forceful dealing of human beings into sexual exploits or labor forces. As one of three Sisters of Mercy sponsored ministries in Cedar Rapids, Mount Mercy University embraces every opportunity to fold the Sisters’ critical concern into student and community enlightenment.
November 5, 2013 - 2:22pm
Mount Mercy University psychology students presented research posters at the 23rd Annual Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Conference on November 2. Their works contributed to 50 data displays showcasing the detailed efforts of learners from across the tri-state area.
August 9, 2013 - 10:37am
Mount Mercy student Jeremy Cline and Assistant Professor of Biology Ryan Bezy are working with a University of Iowa research team to study bacterial cell division this summer. Bezy was selected as a fellow through the University of Iowa's program and Cline is serving as his student research assistant. The two are working closely with University of Iowa faculty host David Weiss, Ph.D., to carry out a genetic analysis to identify novel genes involved in Escherichia coli (E. coli) cell division.
November 30, 2012 - 8:16am
Mount Mercy University received approval from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) for its Quality Initiative project, Pathways to Scholarship. The university is participating in the launch of a new HLC accreditation model that includes a campus-specific improvement project, the Quality Initiative. Mount Mercy's two-year project placed special focus on energizing scholarship by encouraging faculty and student engagement in research and creative work, both individually and through collaborative teams.
September 4, 2012 - 11:41am
Mount Mercy University’s Clinical Director for the Marriage and Family Therapy program Jacob Christenson, Ph.D., will help serve on a new endeavor launched by Tanager Place which focuses on continuing childcare services and impacting policy nationwide.

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