News Archive

January 15, 2015 - 2:19pm
On January 17, Mount Mercy University graduate students will board a plane bound for the Central American country of Belize. Nineteen students from the Master of Business Administration and Master of Strategic Leadership programs—the largest graduate group Mount Mercy has sent since the program was implemented in 2013—are journeying nearly 2,000 miles to help small businesses grow.
January 14, 2015 - 3:29pm
Congratulations to the following students named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2014 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.
January 14, 2015 - 2:04pm
Eight teaching students from Canterbury Christ Church University in the United Kingdom are visiting Mount Mercy during January. While here, they will visit three local schools, Arthur Elementary, Garfield Elementary and St. Matthew Catholic Elementary, to observe teaching and classroom management in the United States.
January 13, 2015 - 10:58am
Each year, the third Monday in January is designated as MLK Day—the only federal holiday observed as a day of service. Across the country, individuals and groups will donate their time to community projects, honoring the commitment to service and community exemplified in the life of Dr. King. 
January 12, 2015 - 3:53pm
Publications (Books & Book Chapters): Summer 2014 James Grove, Professor of English published a book chapter entitled “The Opening Quick Draws of True Grit: The Pleasures of the Coen Brothers Meeting Mattie Ross and John Wayne,“ in L’Adaptation Cinematographique: Premieres Pages, Premiers Plans, 197-213.  Paris: Mare & Martin. Fall 2014
January 12, 2015 - 2:31pm
Jessica Abbott Jennifer Knutsen William Adam Danyel Koele Roshanak Ahmadi Jordan Kramer Nicole Alsaker Kori Kremer Nichole Anfinson Laura Krych
January 8, 2015 - 12:04pm
Mount Mercy University’s Enactus team has received two grants that will allow them to grow the EmpowHer project, a partnership with the Catherine McAuley Center aimed at teaching women the skills needed to find employment. “We have been working with the Catherine McAuley Center on the EmpowHer project for three years now,” said Enactus President Julia Cuvelier. “This is a project that we do every year with the ladies to help them gain the skills and confidence that they need to go out into the working world and be able to do the best that they can.”
January 8, 2015 - 9:07am
Mount Mercy’s finance major has been granted the status of a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Recognized University Program, becoming one of only three institutions in Iowa to hold this prestigious distinction. The CFA Institute is a global association of investment professionals located in Charlottesville, Virginia with over 123,000 members.
December 11, 2014 - 3:39pm
The Enactus team will be hosting Mount Mercy University’s first Market on the Mount this Saturday, Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall. This is a free event open to the public. This student-designed event encourages the community to connect with small, local businesses and also serves as a learning tool for students. More than 20 local vendors will be present to advertise their services and products. Some of these products will include handmade jewelry, 2-D artwork, wooden letters, massage therapy, custom flower seed packs and much more.
November 26, 2014 - 12:46pm
‘Tis the season to give! As we grow older and wiser, we learn that the holidays aren’t as much about opening presents as opening our hearts and thinking of others. The rest of the world has caught onto this sentiment too, introducing #GivingTuesday as a refreshing follow-up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The idea behind #GivingTuesday is simple: give something that impacts the recipient in a meaningful way. This year, Mount Mercy is not only participating, but is doing so in a way that could influence hundreds of students’ educational experiences at the university.
November 18, 2014 - 5:07pm
Fifteen Mount Mercy freshmen in Dr. Norma Linda Mattingly’s portal class, Immigrants and Literacy, visited Taylor Elementary School in Cedar Rapids on Oct.17 to read storybooks to children in preschool through fourth grade. They volunteered during Mount Mercy’s Fall Break to participate in the America Reads Challenge, a national initiative to improve the reading skills of elementary-age children. The challenge has been going strong across the country since 1996.
November 17, 2014 - 10:58am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to host Audrey Boone Tillman, executive vice president and general counsel for Aflac Incorporated, on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Sisters of Mercy University Center. Tillman will be the keynote speaker for the university’s annual Barbara Knapp Speaker Series, an event named in honor of Mount Mercy Board of Trustee Barbara Knapp whose family founded Securities Corporation of Iowa. The series hosts influential speakers on business-related topics of benefit to the campus and greater community.
November 13, 2014 - 10:48am
In October, Mount Mercy University’s criminal justice program hosted local law officials in a panel conversation on police use of force policies in Cedar Rapids and Linn County. The conversation continues on Nov. 18 through a special workshop, Roll of the Dice, Diversity and the Community: A Special Look at Criminal Justice.
November 12, 2014 - 9:38am
Mount Mercy University and Kirkwood Community College have worked together for more than 15 years to provide students with top-quality education. On Friday, Nov. 14, the institutions continue their partnership by signing two new guaranteed admission agreements that will assist both veteran and international students in achieving affordable pathways to a four-year degree.
November 6, 2014 - 10:46am
Governor Branstad announced Mount Mercy University as one of three colleges to be named a Home Base Iowa Certified Higher Academic Military Partner (CHAMP) during a press conference in Des Moines on Oct. 27. The governor explained the partnerships will ensure that military personnel have the higher education support needed to achieve future educational goals.
November 5, 2014 - 10:35am
In an effort to promote bicycling as a form of transportation and healthy living, Mount Mercy University has done a number of things to convert the campus to a bike-friendly space. These efforts have led Mount Mercy to receive an honorable mention in the Bicycle Friendly University category from the League of American Bicyclists, one of only two universities in Iowa to be recognized.
November 5, 2014 - 9:38am
Professor of Nursing Dr. Mary Tarbox will explore how the flu pandemic during WWI changed the world’s view of contagious diseases and treatment of disease in the course of her discussion “The Great Flu and Modern Medicine” on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy on Mount Mercy University’s campus.
November 4, 2014 - 11:07am
Students will get extra inspiration to break the boundaries of social comfort zones through a portal class project that encourages meeting new friends over lunch. On Wednesday, Nov. 5, Associate Professor of Education Norma Linda Mattingly’s portal class, Immigrants and Literacy: In Pursuit of the American Dream, will organize Mix It Up at Lunch Day. A nation-wide event launched by Teaching Tolerance, Mix It Up at Lunch Day encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries.
November 3, 2014 - 10:24am
Buelane Daughtery, a staple amongst Mount Mercy’s community for 31 years, was awarded professor emeritus this fall. Since her retirement as vice president of academic affairs in 2008, she has remained close to Mount Mercy’s nursing program. “Her ability to collaborate with other departments in the university was a special talent, and she helped keep the departments working well together for the success of the university and the students,” said Mary Tarbox, chair of the department of nursing.
October 27, 2014 - 10:18am
For the second consecutive year, Norma Linda Mattingly, associate professor of education, and three of her students collected and delivered donations for the children at St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlin, South Dakota. Mount Mercy students Debbie Smith, Kara McCoy and Kate Till took time out of their summer to bring the children over 200 books and other items that included shoes, toothpaste, coats, jackets, soap, hair products and deodorant.

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