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MMU Commencement
May 19, 2019 - 2:34pm
Degrees were bestowed upon 432 undergraduate students and 135 graduate students during Mount Mercy University’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony, held Sunday, May 19, at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Cedar Rapids. Celebrating another record-breaking year, Mount Mercy graduated 61 undergraduate online program students.
Carol Tyx
May 19, 2019 - 2:27pm
Dr. Carol Tyx, professor of English, was awarded professor emeritus status at the Mount Mercy University 2019 Commencement Ceremony on May 19 after being a member of the English faculty for 19 years. Tyx, along with a colleague in the English Department, was instrumental in the creation of the MMU Prison Book Club, a service-learning project in which Mount Mercy students lead book discussions with inmates at the Anamosa State Penitentiary. Tyx served as coordinator of the Partnership Program, a first-year experience for freshman students.
Mary Tarbox
May 19, 2019 - 2:24pm
Dr. Mary Tarbox, professor of nursing and dean of the Martin-Herold College of Nursing & Health, was awarded professor emeritus status at the Mount Mercy University 2019 Commencement Ceremony on May 19 after being a leader and member of the nursing faculty for for 42 years.
Wyatt O'Connor
May 19, 2019 - 2:20pm
Mount Mercy University graduate Wyatt O’Connor received the Sister Mary Catherine McAuley Award during Mount Mercy’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 19. O’Connor, a native of Anamosa, Iowa, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in secondary education and math.
Hang Nguyen
May 19, 2019 - 2:15pm
Mount Mercy University graduate Hang Nguyen, a native of Vietnam, received the Sister Mary Frances Warde Award during the 2019 Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 19. Hang complete actuarial science and accounting studies in December 2018.
Ashley Sally
May 19, 2019 - 2:10pm
Mount Mercy University recognized Ashley "AshCash" Sally with the prestigious President’s Award at Honors Convocation on Friday, May 17. Sally was also chosen as the 2019 Commencement Student Speaker. The President’s Award is given each year to a graduating student who has demonstrated a strong academic record, positive engagement in the campus community and service to others during their tenure at Mount Mercy. This award honors people in circumstances that illustrate the best in student tenacity, dedication, compassion and heart.
Honors Convocation
May 17, 2019 - 1:47pm
Congratulations to the following students who received recognition for outstanding achievement at Honors Convocation on Friday, May 17. Forty awards were given during the ceremony, recognizing students for excelling in academics and extra-curricular activities while demonstrating leadership and personal growth during their time at Mount Mercy.  
MMU Logo
May 15, 2019 - 12:38pm
Mount Mercy University is proud to announce a new English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement area for teachers as part of MMU’s Masters of Arts in Education (MAEd) program. The need for teachers with ESL continues to be a shortage area in Iowa. Mount Mercy’s program prepares graduate students to complete this 23-credit hour endorsement in 15 months. Additionally, a pathway to completing the core research courses leads to the master’s degree. Classes begin June 3, 2019. 
MMU Grads
May 13, 2019 - 10:39am
Mount Mercy University will hold Commencement 2019 exercises on Sunday, May 19, at 1 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Cedar Rapids. Mount Mercy will confer degrees upon approximately 380 undergraduate students and 170 students in graduate programs. Two members of faculty will be given emeritus status: Professor of English Carol Tyx, Ph.D. and Dean of the Martin-Herold College of Nursing & Health Mary Tarbox, Ed.D.
Market at the Mount
May 9, 2019 - 10:54am
Mount Mercy University’s popular spring Market at the Mount is set for Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., at the Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex. The student-organized event will bring more than 40 local vendors to the outdoor complex, located at 651 19th Street NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402. Open to the public, vendors include services, artisans, crafters and food vendors. Products include crocheted items, baked goods, handmade soaps, home decor and more.
May 7, 2019 - 10:40am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Mount Mercy Softball Team ended their 2019 season with a third-place finish in the Heart of America Athletic Conference North Division with a 21-15 record and finished fourth in the Heart Championship after battling back through the elimination bracket to end with an overall record of 32-22. The Mustangs received a handful of Heart of America Athletic Conference accolades.
May 6, 2019 - 12:15pm
FAYETTE, Mo. – The Mount Mercy Track and Field Teams competed at the Heart of America Outdoor Conference Championships this past Friday and Saturday. Amongst steep competition, the women finished in fourth place and men in sixth of 12 teams.
May 4, 2019 - 11:40pm
May 4, 2019 - 11:40am
LAKE OZARK, Mo. – The Mustangs concluded their 2018-19 season this week at the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship held at Porta Cima Golf Course. After round one, the Mustangs sat atop the leaderboard with Culver-Stockton in a tie for first place before falling behind Missouri Valley by four strokes. At the conclusion of the third and final round, the Mustangs fell to finish in fourth place.
May 3, 2019 - 9:30pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Mustangs run in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship was brought to an end this afternoon at Busse Field. After falling behind in the first inning, the Mustangs were never able to recover from the deficit. The sixth-seeded Ravens of Benedictine College defeated the fifth-seeded Mustangs 4-1.After advancing out of two previous elimination games this week, the Mustangs ran out of steam in the third. In the top of the first inning, the Ravens plated two on a double to deep left-center field.


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