News Archive

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."
April 30, 2013 - 5:36pm
This year's Grotto May Day Celebration has been canceled due to the predicted weather forecast. We apologize for any inconvenience and we'll see you next year!
April 26, 2013 - 9:06am
Mount Mercy University's Janalyn Hanson White Gallery will showcase the capstone projects of senior art students during a Senior Thesis Exhibit April 28 – May 24. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, April 28, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Janalyn Hanson White Gallery. This event is open to the public.
April 25, 2013 - 3:07pm
Iowa Outdoors: The DNR’s Magazine of Conservation and Recreation recently featured Neil Bernstein, Ph.D., Mount Mercy University biology professor. The article profiled some of the work he and his students have done to monitor endangered yellow mud turtle populations at Big Sand Mound Nature Preserve in Muscatine.
April 24, 2013 - 3:21pm
Mount Mercy University will showcase an array of exemplary students work at Scholarship Festival on Wednesday, May 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall and the University Center. The scholarship festival is hosted by the Mount Mercy University Honors Program and Pathways Project, and is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.
April 23, 2013 - 2:50pm
Mount Mercy University's Drama Department will present The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance May 3 - 4 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 5, at 1:30 p.m. in McAuley Theatre. The play is directed by Nich Radcliffe, drama coordinator at Mount Mercy. Tickets for the performance are $10 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens. Mount Mercy students and employees may receive one complimentary ticket. The event is open to the public; seating may be limited.
April 23, 2013 - 2:39pm
Mount Mercy University students from around the world are coming together to represent their nation at the Multicultural Fair on Thursday, April 25, from 3:00-5:45 p.m. in the University Center Commons. Join Mount Mercy for this unique experience in showcasing the cultures of Mount Mercy's international students. This event is free and open to the public; limited space is available.
April 23, 2013 - 11:17am
Mount Mercy University has named Francesca (Checka) Leinwall, Ph.D., dean of students. She was previously the vice president for student affairs at the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville.


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