News Archive

March 15, 2012 - 5:56pm
During an inspiring lecture at Mount Mercy University on March 13, Van Meter, Inc. CEO Barry Boyer, keynote speaker for the 2012 MBA Speaker Series, explained a new approach to business that’s making a difference in big ways. In his speech, “Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things,” Boyer stressed the importance of finding ways to engage employees that encourages them to take a piece of ownership in their company.
March 9, 2012 - 12:03pm
Mount Mercy University’s MBA Program Director Dr. Deb Oliver, and alumna Maureen Osako ’93 were honored as Women of Influence by the Corridor Business Journal on Thursday, March 8, during a special awards banquet. As award recipients, Oliver and Osaka are recognized as having made a difference in the Corridor, serving as role models and leaders in their industry and their communities.
March 7, 2012 - 10:21am
Nursing students in undergraduate and graduate programs at Mount Mercy University attended Iowa Nurses Association Legislative Day at the state capitol in Des Moines February 16. The visit offered a new perspective, showing how legislative decisions affect the healthcare industry.
March 7, 2012 - 10:04am
Mount Mercy University students are skipping the beach and heading to Chicago for an inner-city service trip over spring break.
March 6, 2012 - 12:46pm
As a campus that celebrates and cherishes its mission to foster environmentally-conscious individuals, Mount Mercy continues to go green through a variety of earth-friendly campaigns. The campus is currently competing to be the greenest campus in the nation through the RecycleMania challenge, in which colleges and universities across the country participate over an eight-week period to see which campus is able to decrease the amount of waste and recycle the most material.
March 6, 2012 - 12:00pm
A special taskforce at Mount Mercy University has been designated to celebrate campus pride and enhance beautification, unifying efforts among students, faculty and staff through a variety of campaigns.
February 29, 2012 - 1:32pm
Mount Mercy’s department of communication, literature and arts proudly presents Pinkalicious: The Musical. Performances will be held March 15 – 17 at 7:30 p.m., with a special matinee on March 17 at 1:30 p.m. Seating may be limited, the musical will be performed in the McAuley Theater.
February 25, 2012 - 2:38pm
Special reflection from Mount Mercy’s Office of Mercy Mission and Identity The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently ruled that faith-based affiliated institutions, including colleges, universities, hospitals and social service agencies, must provide insurance coverage for contraception and sterilization to all their employees. In an effort to secure what many consider medications and procedures essential to women’s health, the HHS has overstepped its power and according to a significant number of Catholics, including the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, violated the “sacred issue” of religious liberty.
February 24, 2012 - 5:24pm
Mount Mercy MBA students celebrated raising more than $1,350 for Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2012.
February 20, 2012 - 10:12am
Mount Mercy University students have embarked on a mission to provide encouragement, hope and inspiration to those who need it most. Students in Mount Mercy’s J-Term course Healthy Lifestyles decorated pillowcases with inspirational quotes and positive messages that will be donated to the Catherine McAuley Center in Cedar Rapids and read by women who may need a special word of encouragement.
February 19, 2012 - 5:10pm
Mount Mercy alumni couples were treated to a special gathering at Bricks Bar & Grill in downtown Cedar Rapids on Valentine’s Day this year. The event provided an opportunity for alumni to mingle and share their stories while enjoying the atmosphere in an alumni-owned establishment.
February 17, 2012 - 12:01pm
Mount Mercy University's Associate Professor of Business and Business Department Chair Bob Walker, Ph.D., and his wife Kristy Walker published their first textbook on values-based financial planning, Personal Finance: Building Your Future, from McGraw-Hill Companies. The textbook is available through Mount Mercy's Campus Store. 
February 15, 2012 - 2:30pm
Mount Mercy University welcomed a record number of mid-year students transferring into the institution for the spring 2012 semester.
February 14, 2012 - 10:17am
It all started with a shirt that said one word: “single.” When Mindy Lawrence Chrisman ‘05 noticed the shirt Eric Chrisman ’05 was wearing, she was immediately interested in learning more about him. “From the first moment that I saw him, I knew that I had to meet him. His shirt was proof that he must have a great sense of humor,” Mindy said.
February 10, 2012 - 1:55pm
Mount Mercy’s student newspaper, the Mount Mercy Times, was the recipient of eight awards at the annual Iowa College Media Association (ICMA) Better Newspaper contest during the ICMA convention held in Des Moines on February 2.
February 9, 2012 - 5:44pm
For one hour students at Mount Mercy struggled to pay rent, put food on their tables, and maintain stable employment. The experience was part of a poverty simulation held on campus Sunday, January 22, which gave students a taste of real-life situations that are becoming all too familiar in today's society.
February 9, 2012 - 3:47pm
Mount Mercy University President Christopher Blake issued a statement today that Mount Mercy stands with the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and is in agreement with their statement released today concerning the regulatory mandate on contraception in affordable healthcare. As stated on the Sisters of Mercy website:
February 9, 2012 - 3:35pm
Students from Mount Mercy are attending the 14th annual Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics January 27 – 29, the largest math conference for undergraduate women in the nation.
February 8, 2012 - 2:15pm
Special memo from Mount Mercy President Christopher Blake:  Like many of you who are invested in higher education, I watched with interest President Obama's State of the Union address, in which he unmistakably threw the weight of his office firmly behind the issue of college affordability. This is a good thing for our country, our students and our colleges.
January 27, 2012 - 3:23pm
Mount Mercy students in the J-Term course Oral Interpretation gave theatrical performances ranging from humorous to philosophical during their final presentation on January 25. Performances included storytelling, prose, literary program, and readers' theatre.

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