News Archive

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.
April 23, 2013 - 9:59am
Mount Mercy University was recognized by GreenRU for a successful food diversion project on Tuesday, April 23. In just three months, Mount Mercy diverted 15 tons of waste from local landfills. The project is in partnership with Linn County Solid Waste Agency and GreenRU. The project was funded through grant money made available by the Solid Waste Agency's Commercial Food Scraps Recycling Pilot Project, which is open to all Linn County businesses interested in recycling food waste.
April 22, 2013 - 9:27am
Beckie Supiano, reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Ed, spoke with Colette Atkins, assistant dean of adult accelerated programs, and Jason Clapp, registrar, on their recent presentation at the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers’ annual meeting. The resulting article, on the Chronicle of Higher Ed's online blog, highlights Mount Mercy University's commitment to making adult programs accessible. An excerpt:
April 18, 2013 - 1:48pm
Mount Mercy University will display work from local high school students as part of the High School Art Exhibit taking place through April 26. The 38th Annual High School Art Day will take place on, Friday, April 26, at 10:00 a.m. in McAuley Theatre. Muralist and children's author and illustrator Katie Yamasaki will  speak to high school students as part of the event. Yamasaki will serve as the speaker for a forum open to the public on Monday, April 29, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall.
April 17, 2013 - 6:25pm
Students, faculty and staff participated in a campus-wide evacuation on Wednesday, April 17, as part of a mock emergency drill for disaster preparedness. Mount Mercy partnered with Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids Police Department, Cedar Rapids Fire Department, and EMT response crews to conduct the drill, which was planned months in advance.
April 16, 2013 - 3:16pm
Mount Mercy University will welcome activist, author and environmentalist Julia Butterfly Hill for a special lecture: "Leading Lives of Passion, Purpose, and Power: Turning Compassion into Action," on Monday, April 22, at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy. The event is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.
April 12, 2013 - 2:43pm
Mount Mercy University and Mercy Medical Center are partnering to conduct a mock emergency drill on Wednesday, April 17, for disaster preparedness. At 10:00 a.m., emergency crews including Cedar Rapids Police Department, Cedar Rapids Fire Department, and EMT will respond to a fictitious chemical explosion on Mount Mercy's campus. The entire Mount Mercy campus will be evacuated as emergency response crews enter the buildings.
April 11, 2013 - 10:28am
Mount Mercy University will welcome the Gateway Dance Theatre for a special performance as part of the Global Issues Series on Saturday, April 13, at 7:00 p.m. in McAuley Theatre. The event is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.