News Archive : volunteerism

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.
August 17, 2016 - 11:41am
Mount Mercy University Athletics teamed up with Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity on Tuesday and Wednesday to help prepare for Habitat’s A Brush with Kindness Week, set to take place Aug. 23–27 in the historic Wellington Heights neighborhood.
March 15, 2016 - 8:48am
Mount Mercy University senior Monica Kordick will join the ranks of over 1,100 people who have dedicated a year of their lives to Mercy Volunteer Corps, an organization promoting social change by placing and supporting volunteers with people who are economically disadvantaged and marginalized in the United States and South America.
December 8, 2015 - 2:46pm
As the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy within the Catholic church approaches, Mount Mercy University is reflecting on the special tie the institution has to the holy year. In preparation for the Jubilee, Pope Francis stressed the importance of the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. In the Bull of Indiction he wrote, “It is my burning desire that, during this Jubilee, the Christian people may reflect on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.”
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.
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.
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.
January 16, 2012 - 12:41pm
Mount Mercy University hosted a celebration ceremony in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 16. In his welcoming address, President Christopher Blake said it was not a coincidence this special event was being held at an institute of higher education, noting that King was an educated man, inspiring him to lead a movement for equal rights that would change the world.
December 15, 2011 - 10:50am
Mount Mercy University will proudly host the 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day opening ceremony on Monday, January 16 at 8:30 a.m. in Hennessey Recreation Center on Mount Mercy's campus. Community members are welcome to attend as the Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas kick off a community-wide day of service.
June 2, 2011 - 1:44pm
Two Mount Mercy University students are gearing up to spend their summers doing missionary work in Africa. Dia Brown, a junior nursing major from Urbandale, Iowa, will travel to Sierra Leone and work with a team at Jonathan House Ministries, a house for orphans. Elizabeth Brumm, a senior English major from Cedar Falls, Iowa, will travel to the small village of Dafor, Ghana as she joins forces with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS).
April 30, 2011 - 2:08pm
Mount Mercy students sacrificed a Saturday morning in order to reach out within the community and live out the call to serve during Spring Outreach. More than 60 students joined together in teams to perform tasks such as yard work, staining decks, cleaning and volunteering for Cedar Rapids' non-profits.
March 8, 2011 - 10:22am
Mount Mercy University students are packing their bags, gathering tools, and preparing to depart on March 19 for the annual Alternative Spring Break service trip as they prepare to live out the institution's mission to serve those in need.
January 12, 2011 - 7:26pm
Mount Mercy University will serve as the host for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration of service on Monday, January 17 at 9:00 a.m. in Hennessey Recreation Center.
Students line up with bags ready to fill as they raise canned foods
November 2, 2010 - 5:52pm
Mount Mercy students in the Honors Student Association participated in “Trick or Canning” this past Halloween to raise canned goods for the Catherine McAuley Center.  Students went door-to-door on Halloween night and asked for canned donations.  The event is an annual tradition, and enables students to participate in servant leadership and volunteerism to benefit a non-profit organization in the community.  

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