News Archive

Statue of Catherine McAuley outside of the Sisters of Mercy University Center.
September 18, 2015 - 9:00am
Mount Mercy University will take time to celebrate the Catholic heritage of the university and Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, during Mercy and Mission Week, Sept. 20-26. The week-long series of events will feature the Sisters of Mercy as they visit classrooms to help connect their critical concerns—immigration, nonviolence, racism, women and earth—to classroom teachings.
September 17, 2015 - 9:27am
Constitution day is Thursday, September 17. In honor of our American heritage, Mount Mercy pauses to reflect on the rights and privileges we all enjoy - including the Bill of Rights, considered the rights held most dear by Americans. But do we know them well enough to remember them? With a nod to our Founding Fathers and in honor of Constitution Day, below you'll find the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, referred to as the Bill of Rights:
September 16, 2015 - 4:20pm
Mount Mercy University will welcome alumni back to campus for Alumni Reunion Weekend, Sept. 18–20. The weekend is designed to celebrate the campus community that was once home to alumni. Various events and activities will take place including the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, Alumni Awards Luncheon, Alumni Reunion Mass, Service and Spirit Day, and more.
September 16, 2015 - 9:26am
The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall located in Washington, D.C., will be on display at Mount Mercy University from 5 p.m., Sept. 17, to noon, Sept. 21. An opening ceremony for the Wall will be held at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17.
September 11, 2015 - 9:03am
Mount Mercy will kick off MMUPostSecret, a campus-wide creative project, on Friday, Sept. 11, from 4-7 p.m. in Betty Cherry Hall. The project is in line with PostSecret, an ongoing national art project that allows people to mail in their secrets anonymously on side of a postcard to be displayed on the web.
September 10, 2015 - 9:50am
The 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report Best College Rankings has named Mount Mercy University a top 20 Best Regional College for Veterans and top 25 Best Regional College in the Midwest. U.S. News & World Report rankings are instrumental tools for students choosing which college or university is best suited for their unique needs.
MMU Public Safety
September 4, 2015 - 10:45am
Mount Mercy University’s Office of Public Safety and Criminal Justice Club will hold an Emergency Responder Meet and Greet for the campus community on Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to meet local emergency responders and become familiar with provided services.
Stories We Tell
August 31, 2015 - 12:13pm
Mount Mercy University invites the community to be a part of Stories We Tell: Legacies of the Vietnam War, a three-month series focused on the history and legacy of the Vietnam War.
MMU Class of 2019
August 26, 2015 - 12:12pm
Mount Mercy University began its 2015-16 academic year today with the largest enrollment in the university’s nearly 90 year history—an estimated total of 1,857 students. The fall 2015 student body is on track to set records in number of traditional freshmen, residential students, online students, graduate students and international students.
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.
Father Tony
August 17, 2015 - 9:21am
Mount Mercy University is excited to announce Rev. Anthony Adawu (lovingly known as Father Tony) has arrived on campus and is prepared to begin full-time chaplain duties immediately. Father Tony will be the first full-time chaplain for the university in almost six years.
August 14, 2015 - 10:17am
Mount Mercy University’s Enactus team will head to the Aug. 15 Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers’ Market, but not for the fresh produce or handmade crafts. The group will partner with community leaders and SCORE members to provide side-by-side vendor consultations.
August 5, 2015 - 3:32pm
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce the appointment of Scot Reisinger, current director of athletics, as dean of adult programs. Reisinger was the successful candidate following a national search and is assuming oversight of accelerated bachelor, online and graduate programs for the university. His efforts will promote continued quality and growth of these high-demand programs.
July 31, 2015 - 8:58am
Mount Mercy University invites high school students and their families to visit campus during Iowa Private College Week, August 3-7. Prospective students will have the opportunity to tour campus, meet with professors, coaches and current students, and learn about the university’s exciting academics and campus life. Sessions are available at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each day of the week.
July 30, 2015 - 11:00am
International students studying at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, now have a guaranteed path to their bachelor’s degree thanks to an agreement between IHCC and Mount Mercy University. The new agreement, signed this week by Mount Mercy University President Laurie Haman, and IHCC President Dr. Marlene Sprouse, offers every international student who completes an associate degree at IHCC, a place at Mount Mercy.
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.