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February 14, 2017 - 9:32am
Philanthropists Gerald and Audrey (’76) Olson have continued their generous support for Mount Mercy University with a $1 million gift to establish an endowed chair in the university’s marriage and family therapy (MFT) program. Randall R. Lyle, Ph.D., Mount Mercy’s founding MFT program director, has accepted this inaugural honor.
February 10, 2017 - 9:51am
Art & design students from both Mount Mercy University and Kirkwood Community College will unite to show their creative work for this fifth annual exhibit. The display, hosted at the Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center in Marion, Iowa, will run from Jan. 28 to March 5, with an opening reception Monday, Feb. 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sponsored by the Marion Arts Council, work produced by students from Spring 2016 through Winter 2017 will be on display.
February 9, 2017 - 9:15am
Immediately after Megan Miller ’17 came to Mount Mercy University for a campus visit day, she had a feeling most Mount Mercy students can relate to—she found her home [Keep reading…]
February 8, 2017 - 10:07am
Mount Mercy University has officially decided not to add football to its athletic roster at this time, but will reconsider in the future. University leadership cited fully-occupied residence halls and a strategic focus on its growing graduate and online programs as principle reasons for the decision. The possibility of adding a football program was carefully explored during the past year, involving faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members.
February 7, 2017 - 10:08am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce the purchase of the Barry K. Wendt Building and neighboring warehouse, located at 909 17th Street NE. The purchase was made possible by a substantial lead gift from John Rinderknecht, Mount Mercy trustee and president of Ram Development Company.
February 6, 2017 - 1:52pm
Mount Mercy University alumnus Mark Hennessey PHR, SHRM-CP, TAS, returned to campus Feb. 9 to examine the importance of personal branding and explore how leveraging social media bolsters a job search.

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