News Archive

July 2, 2013 - 5:58pm
Mount Mercy University invites high school students and their parents/guardians to visit campus during Iowa Private College Week August 5 – 9. Prospective students will have the opportunity to tour campus, meet with professors, coaches and current students, and learn about academic and extracurricular opportunities. Sessions are available in the morning or afternoon each day of the week. The first session begins at 9:00 a.m. and the afternoon session is held at 1:30 p.m. To register, visit
July 2, 2013 - 1:26pm
Mount Mercy is pleased to announce spring 2013 graduates for February, May and June. Congratulations to all! Stay connected to Mount Mercy by liking the Mount Mercy Alumni Facebook page.
June 27, 2013 - 3:59pm
Mount Mercy alumna Sister Laura Reicks '78, of Dubuque, Iowa, was named president of the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community this spring. Sister Reicks will serve a five-year term as president starting July 1. She will reside in Omaha, Neb., to fulfill her responsibilities at the Central Office for the West Midwest Community.
June 27, 2013 - 11:27am
Mount Mercy Assistant Professor of Nursing Sharon Guthrie, Ph.D., was one of eight selected for The American Association of Colleges of Nursing's inaugural Faculty Policy Intensive in Washington, D.C., this spring.
June 26, 2013 - 2:52pm
Eight Mount Mercy alums and one faculty member were named to 100 Great Iowa Nurses this spring. The annual 100 Great Iowa Nurses event, in its ninth year of honoring nurses, recognizes the contributions these professionals make to their field while demonstrating courage, competence, and commitment to patients.
June 26, 2013 - 2:37pm
Mount Mercy students spent four weeks studying in Costa Rica and embracing the local culture this month. Assistant Professor of Spanish Belkis Suarez led the group of seven students in Heredia, Costa Rica, at the Universidad Latina to study language and way of life in the Central American country.
June 24, 2013 - 3:04pm
Mount Mercy University's Enactus team, formerly known as SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise), finished another successful year this spring. The team was named regional champions at the Enactus United States Regional Competition and competed in the 2013 Enactus U.S. National Exposition in May. This was their first trip to nationals in three years.
June 21, 2013 - 2:54pm
Mount Mercy University is hosting upcoming information sessions for three of its four graduate programs: Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Nursing. Information sessions will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room on the second floor of Basile Hall on the following dates:
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. 


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