News Archive

July 20, 2015 - 4:02pm
By Tim Charles, Laurie Hamen and Paula Land, guest columnistsOriginally Published: July 12, 2015 | The Cedar Rapids Gazette  
July 15, 2015 - 10:55am
Mount Mercy University received one of Iowa’s top spots on Money magazine’s “Best Colleges” ranking, beating out every other Iowa school in the list’s value-added category. The Time-affiliated magazine ranked Mount Mercy 147 out of 1,500 four-year colleges and named the university one of “The 50 Best Colleges That You Can Actually Get Into.” The rankings were based on 21 factors in three equally-weighted categories: educational quality, affordability and alumni earnings.
July 9, 2015 - 1:15pm
The Mount Mercy University Association of Nursing Students (MMUANS) overcame a long journey to get a resolution based on pediatric care coordination between healthcare and education systems passed at the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) annual convention this past April. In order to bring attention to a particular issue, groups must choose a resolution. The resolution is a specific topic that allows the group to analyze and find flaws with methods already in place.
June 24, 2015 - 10:03am
For the seventh year, Mount Mercy University is host to The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success, a summer program serving students of color in Cedar Rapids Metro and area schools, as the program began its 26th year on June 8. To further promote and sustain The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success program, a fundraiser is planned at the African American Museum on Saturday, June 27.
June 19, 2015 - 9:13am
A record-breaking gift, totaling $4.5 million will be given to five entities within the Archdiocese of Dubuque.  The parishes of St. Jude and St. Patrick in Cedar Rapids, as well as Loras College in Dubuque, Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, will each receive $1 million. Cedar Rapids Xavier High School will receive $500,000.This is the largest gift in its scope in that five organizations within the Archdiocese of Dubuque are recipients of the gift.
June 18, 2015 - 12:26pm
Mount Mercy is pleased to announce spring 2015 graduates for February, May and June. Congratulations to all! Stay connected to Mount Mercy by liking the Mount Mercy Alumni Facebook page. Spring 2015 graduates include: Jennifer Aarni Mukhtar Adarob Katerina Althoff Mandela Amuda Esther Amundson Elizabeth Anderson Jennifer Anderson Emily Andrews Sarah Andrews
June 17, 2015 - 4:07pm
Congratulations to the following students named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2015 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. Amy Akers Tracy Alberts
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.
June 11, 2015 - 1:25pm
Sister Mary Wilma Wolf, RSM, 97, who served God as a member of the Sisters of Mercy for nearly 80 years, died June 9, 2015, at Mercy Hallmar in Cedar Rapids after a brief illness. Services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 16, at the Chapel of Mercy on the Mount Mercy University campus, by the Rev. Jim Brockman. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Friends may call from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Monday, June 15, at Sacred Heart Chapel, with a wake service at 6:30 p.m. Arrangements are with Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids.
June 9, 2015 - 9:07am
Summer camps are plentiful this summer at Mount Mercy University. With a computer camp, four sports camps—and more to be announced—as well as five music camps, summer on the Hill couldn’t be busier.
June 5, 2015 - 12:12pm
Warde Hall has had an incredibly vocal guest take up residence at the front entrance to the building: a young red-tailed hawk learning to fly. The young hawk became grounded in its attempts to fly and now sits “guarding” the main entrance of the building. Throughout the day, people all over campus can hear the youngster screech at its parents. After a week of the birds being unusually active, many are wondering why they chose to call Warde home.
May 26, 2015 - 12:29pm
Mount Mercy University Campus Minister Erin Broich is making progress towards the completion of her trilogy book series, “The Guardians of Light,” by releasing the second edition of “Book One: The Betrayer” last summer and “Book Two: The Land of Sand and Sea” this fall. 
May 22, 2015 - 11:20am
Mount Mercy University’s Science Club and senior biology major Emilie Jacobson will be recognized by Iowa Campus Compact for their work in civic and community engagement.
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 20, 2015 - 10:50am
Mount Mercy graduate Tyler Keith ’15 received the Mary Catherine McAuley Award during Mount Mercy’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 17. Keith is originally from Muscatine, Iowa, and attended Wilton High School. He is the son of Karen and John Keith.
May 20, 2015 - 10:43am
Mount Mercy graduate Fatmir Kote ‘15, originally from Albania, received the Mary Frances Warde Award during Mount Mercy’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 17.
May 20, 2015 - 10:32am
Mount Mercy University recognized Bethany Rinderknecht ’15 with the President’s Award at Honors Convocation on Saturday, May 16. The award was unique this year, because it was given to a person who is both a student and employee of the university.
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.