News Archive

June 18, 2013 - 8:38am
Mount Mercy University is hosting the Cedar Brass Festival June 17 – 29. The event unites dedicated musicians advancing their skills with excellent literature, musical coaching, and opportunities to learn from one another. The first week of the event will focus on large brass ensemble repertoire with the second week involving chamber music. Musicians will participate in rehearsals as well as sectional coaching. Performances open to the public will conclude each week.
June 11, 2013 - 4:52pm
Mount Mercy University has promoted Clinton Dietrich to director of events and Erin Harville to coordinator of institutional events.
June 11, 2013 - 4:48pm
Mount Mercy University has named Sara Baughman assistant director for communications & marketing.
June 11, 2013 - 3:18pm
Mount Mercy University has named Blake Mikesell director of public safety. Mikesell is a 2000 graduate of Mount Mercy. He received his master's degree in criminal justice from St. Ambrose University in 2010. He was previously an Investigator II for the Office of the State Public Defender in Cedar Rapids.
June 10, 2013 - 4:49pm
Mount Mercy University has been granted a full 10-year reaccreditation with no stipulations by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The decision came this spring following a vote by the committee overseeing the re-accreditation, a routine process for colleges and universities that determines credibility of an institution as a whole.
Jitka Stehnova
June 10, 2013 - 10:13am
A recent edition of the Czech Heritage Foundation’s Newsletter, Naše České Dědictví, featured Dr. Jitka Stehnova, assistant professor of mathematics at Mount Mercy University.
June 7, 2013 - 3:10pm
Mount Mercy University has announced the completion of the purchase of Terex property to develop a multi-purpose athletic facility. The property, located at 909 17th Street NE in Cedar Rapids, consists of 36.4 acres, of which 22 acres are now owned by the university. Mount Mercy filed a rezoning application to the City of Cedar Rapids in February to begin the transition from industrial to office/service, which will allow for the property to become a space for athletics.
June 7, 2013 - 10:48am
Mount Mercy University's Janalyn Hanson White Gallery is currently displaying the work of Mount Mercy students. The exhibit runs through June 30 and is open to the public for viewing during regular university business hours. Janalyn Hanson White Gallery is located on the terrace level of McAuley Hall.
June 7, 2013 - 10:21am
Mount Mercy University will host the Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival June 10 – 15. The community is welcome to observe activities taking place throughout the week. Free concerts open to the public will be held Friday, June 14, with harp and flute ensembles performing at 5:00 p.m., and strings, piano and brass performing at 7:00 p.m. On Saturday, June 15, a performance including faculty ensembles and the Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival Orchestra will be held at 7:00 p.m. All performances will be in the Chapel of Mercy at Mount Mercy University.
June 6, 2013 - 2:44pm
Mount Mercy University is celebrating the jubilees of eight Sisters of Mercy, representing a combined total of 505 years of service. On Sunday, June 9, each sister will attend a Eucharistic Liturgy at the Chapel of Mercy at Mount Mercy University. Additionally, each will be honored by family and friends at individual receptions from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at various locations on Mount Mercy University's campus. The receptions are open to all friends and community members to celebrate the sisters.
June 4, 2013 - 10:47am
Mount Mercy University will make a major announcement on Friday, June 7, that will mark another historic moment for the university. The public is invited to a press conference on Friday, June 7, at 2:30 p.m. at 909 17th Street NE in Cedar Rapids.
Dr. Norman Nielsen
May 30, 2013 - 3:40pm
The Board of Trustees at Mount Mercy University appointed Norm Nielsen, Ph.D., as the interim president. Nielsen currently serves as chair of the Buena Vista University Board of Trustees and was president of Kirkwood Community College from 1985 until he retired in 2005. 
May 23, 2013 - 2:05pm
The Mount Mercy University Board of Trustees today announced that it has granted the request of a one-year sabbatical to President Christopher Blake upon completion of his seventh year as president.
May 22, 2013 - 9:28am
Mount Mercy graduate Benjamin Wood '13, of Cascade, Iowa, received the Mary Catherine McAuley Award during Mount Mercy's commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 19. Wood studied communication studies and public relations at Mount Mercy. He is the son of Joel and Cheryl Wood.
May 22, 2013 - 8:59am
Mount Mercy graduate Vladimir Vuković '13, of Ruma, Serbia, received the Mary Frances Warde Award during Mount Mercy's commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 19. The award is the highest honor given to a student who transferred into Mount Mercy and has acquired a minimum of 30 credit hours at the university. The award is conferred upon the graduate who, in addition to a high scholastic rating (3.0 or above), has exemplified to a marked degree cooperation with administration, faculty, and students; integrating in his/her personal relationships; and leadership and loyalty in furthering the ideals of Mount Mercy. The award is named for Mary Frances Warde, who founded the Sisters of Mercy in America in 1843.
May 20, 2013 - 3:00pm
Mount Mercy University held commencement exercises on Sunday, May 19, at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena for the class of 2013. Over 400 undergraduate students and 116 students in graduate programs graduated from Mount Mercy this spring.
May 20, 2013 - 2:42pm
Mount Mercy graduate Bruce Payne '13, of Hopkinton, Iowa, received the President's Award during Mount Mercy's Honors Convocation on Saturday, May 18. The President's Award is given to the graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding perseverance and diligence in pursuing his or her goals. Payne is the son of Bryan and Leann Payne and studied computer science and criminal justice at Mount Mercy.
May 20, 2013 - 1:27pm
Mount Mercy seniors were honored for their accomplishments during Honors Convocation held Saturday, May 18, as part of commencement weekend. Congratulations to all award winners!
May 13, 2013 - 5:02pm
Mount Mercy University will hold commencement exercises on Sunday, May 19, at 1:00 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena, 1100 Rockford Road SW, Cedar Rapids. Mount Mercy will graduate 406 undergraduate students and 116 students in graduate programs. Sister Jean Evans, R.S.M., D.Th., of the West Midwest community of the Sisters of Mercy will serve as the commencement speaker.
May 6, 2013 - 10:51am
Mount Mercy University's Music Department will present the annual "Spring Sing" concert on Wednesday, May 8. Choir, Jazz Connection, Handbell Ensemble and Band will perform a tuneful celebration of spring at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy. The performance is free and open to the public; seating may be limited. Selections include "Les Miserables," "You Made Me Love You," and "Shenandoah."