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July 21, 2016 - 8:18am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids is starting a new program to help low-income and first generation first-year students get through college called Project Connect. Thirty-five students will attend a four week summer program to get more acquainted with campus. Then, throughout the school year, the students will meet with mentors who'll help them keep up with their studies.
Photo: Student with long, blonde hair faces away from the camera, looking across a reflecting pond toward the grotto on Mount Mercy's campus.
July 19, 2016 - 9:48am
Mount Mercy University has developed a new program to improve graduation rates for low-income, first generation students. The initiative, named Project Connect, will launch this fall thanks to a $310,000 grant from the Chicago-based Caerus Foundation.
July 15, 2016 - 10:11am
Mount Mercy University was ranked highest among Iowa private schools on MONEY magazine’s recently released Best Colleges list. Nationally, the Time-affiliated magazine ranked Mount Mercy 137 out of 2,000 four-year colleges. The rankings were based on 24 factors in three equally weighted categories: educational quality, affordability and outcomes. Ranked 147 in 2015, the university moved up 10 spots in 2016. 
July 14, 2016 - 9:42am
The Mercy Auxiliary Scholarship Team had the pleasure of awarding $1,000 scholarships to five outstanding nursing students from Mount Mercy University to be used during the 2016-17 academic year.
Photo of Travis Peters '06 with text logo, "Mount Mercy University."
July 12, 2016 - 4:25pm
Travis Peters '06 followed his professors' examples and turned his heart for compassionate service into a career. “[Mount Mercy faculty] demonstrated for me the importance of placing students first – students are the focus of their work.” — Peters Be a Mustang. Success Follows. Read his story here »
June 29, 2016 - 2:07pm
Mount Mercy University MBA Coordinator Marcie Van Note was selected to receive the 2016 Council for Accelerated Programs Excellence in Teaching award. The national award is given to an outstanding faculty member who demonstrates excellence in their ability to relate to students and has provided significant contributions to the wider academic community.
June 27, 2016 - 2:57pm
Congratulations to the following students named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2016 semester. Students with a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better, and who are graded (letter grade, not pass/fail) for six or more semester hours, are eligible for inclusion on the Dean's List. Susan E. AbelEmily A. AdamsMaria J. AdamsKelley M. AldrichChristian B. AllenJacquline AllenJessica D. AllenBeverly AmbrosyAndrea M.Angerer
June 27, 2016 - 9:41am
[VIDEO]  Construction is underway this month on the new Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex.The 22-acre property is Mount Mercy's first-ever outdoor athletic facility. The complex will house six of the University's 17 teams, including soccer, track, baseball, and softball. Keep reading…
June 24, 2016 - 9:16am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce the official start of construction of The Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex, the university’s first-ever outdoor athletic facility. The 22 acre property, located at 909 17th Street NE, will give Mount Mercy’s student-athletes a home field advantage for the very first time.
June 15, 2016 - 9:59am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce June 2016 graduates. A commencement ceremony was held Sunday, May 22, at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. Congratulations to all! Stay connected to Mount Mercy by liking the Mount Mercy Alumni Facebook page.
June 13, 2016 - 9:20am
Mount Mercy is thrilled to announce the hiring of Steve Stickney as the new band director. Steve was previously the Director of Bands at Linn-Mar High School, where he was also co-director of the Marching Lions, directed the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Lab Band and Stage Band, and taught woodwind, brass and percussion lessons in grades 9-12.
June 2, 2016 - 11:45am
Registration is open for Mount Mercy University’s popular ExploreU World of Technology summer program, a week-long event that provides role models and fun activities to middle-school-aged girls interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). To make registration and scholarship applications more accessible, the forms are now available online at bit.ly/1OQcab6.
June 1, 2016 - 9:43am
After 36 years as a member of the English faculty at Mount Mercy University, Jim Grove was awarded professor emeritus status at the 2016 commencement ceremony. Grove served as a professor at Mount Mercy since 1980 after completing his doctoral dissertation at Southern Illinois University on American writer and icon Mark Twain. As a Fulbright lecturer in 1989-90 and 2004, Grove taught at Palacky University in the Czech Republic.
June 1, 2016 - 9:39am
Jane Junge was awarded professor emeritus status at the Mount Mercy University 2016 commencement ceremony after 33 years as assistant professor of sociology at the college. Junge joined the Mount Mercy faculty in 1983. An alumna of Mount Mercy, she also holds a master’s degree in sociology from University of Northern Iowa.

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