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Father Tony
August 17, 2015 - 9:21am
Mount Mercy University is excited to announce Rev. Anthony Adawu (lovingly known as Father Tony) has arrived on campus and is prepared to begin full-time chaplain duties immediately. Father Tony will be the first full-time chaplain for the university in almost six years.
August 14, 2015 - 10:17am
Mount Mercy University’s Enactus team will head to the Aug. 15 Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers’ Market, but not for the fresh produce or handmade crafts. The group will partner with community leaders and SCORE members to provide side-by-side vendor consultations.
August 5, 2015 - 4:10pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Mount Mercy University has announced the appointment of Scot Reisinger, current director of athletics, as dean of adult programs. Reisinger was the successful candidate following a national search and is assuming oversight of accelerated bachelor, online and graduate programs for the university. His efforts will promote continued quality and growth of these high-demand programs.
August 5, 2015 - 3:32pm
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce the appointment of Scot Reisinger, current director of athletics, as dean of adult programs. Reisinger was the successful candidate following a national search and is assuming oversight of accelerated bachelor, online and graduate programs for the university. His efforts will promote continued quality and growth of these high-demand programs.
August 5, 2015 - 1:25pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Mount Mercy University has partnered with Xavier High School to make HECO Field the home of Mustang soccer this fall, Mount Mercy Athletic Director Scot Reisinger and Xavier Activities Director Mike Winker announced today.
July 31, 2015 - 1:35pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Mount Mercy University has turned to a familiar face to build one of its new programs, naming Mary Kay Van Oort the school's first-ever head men's volleyball coach, Athletic Director Scot Reisinger announced today. Van Oort's official start date will be Aug. 10.
July 31, 2015 - 8:58am
Mount Mercy University invites high school students and their families to visit campus during Iowa Private College Week, August 3-7. Prospective students will have the opportunity to tour campus, meet with professors, coaches and current students, and learn about the university’s exciting academics and campus life. Sessions are available at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each day of the week.
July 30, 2015 - 11:00am
International students studying at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, now have a guaranteed path to their bachelor’s degree thanks to an agreement between IHCC and Mount Mercy University. The new agreement, signed this week by Mount Mercy University President Laurie Haman, and IHCC President Dr. Marlene Sprouse, offers every international student who completes an associate degree at IHCC, a place at Mount Mercy.
July 22, 2015 - 3:35pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- For the second year in a row, the Mount Mercy baseball program has partnered with the City of Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department to host the USSSA Youth Baseball Fall League, and Mount Mercy will also host its annual High School Fall Baseball League and Evaluation Showcase.
July 20, 2015 - 4:02pm
By Tim Charles, Laurie Hamen and Paula Land, guest columnistsOriginally Published: July 12, 2015 | The Cedar Rapids Gazette  
July 16, 2015 - 10:50am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Mount Mercy teams and student-athletes put together an outstanding year on the field and in the classroom in 2014-15, counting eight NAIA Scholar-Teams, 27 NAIA-Scholar Athletes and 93 academic all-Midwest Collegiate Conference award winners.
July 15, 2015 - 10:55am
Mount Mercy University received one of Iowa’s top spots on Money magazine’s “Best Colleges” ranking, beating out every other Iowa school in the list’s value-added category. The Time-affiliated magazine ranked Mount Mercy 147 out of 1,500 four-year colleges and named the university one of “The 50 Best Colleges That You Can Actually Get Into.” The rankings were based on 21 factors in three equally-weighted categories: educational quality, affordability and alumni earnings.
July 13, 2015 - 2:20pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- A pair of Mount Mercy women's basketball standouts made the most of their summer break, traveling to Costa Rica for Beyond Sports' Third Annual Costa Rica Basketball Tour.
July 9, 2015 - 1:15pm
The Mount Mercy University Association of Nursing Students (MMUANS) overcame a long journey to get a resolution based on pediatric care coordination between healthcare and education systems passed at the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) annual convention this past April. In order to bring attention to a particular issue, groups must choose a resolution. The resolution is a specific topic that allows the group to analyze and find flaws with methods already in place.
July 3, 2015 - 12:30pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The Seventh Annual Mount Mercy Fall Classic will be hosted by the Mustang softball program on Sept. 12-13 at Penn Meadows Fields in North Liberty.
June 30, 2015 - 3:55pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) Executive Committee has selected Mount Mercy to host the 2016 A.I.I. Division II Men's and Women's Basketball Championships this winter at the U.S. Cellular Center, A.I.I. Commissioner Ted Breidenthal announced today.
June 24, 2015 - 10:03am
For the seventh year, Mount Mercy University is host to The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success, a summer program serving students of color in Cedar Rapids Metro and area schools, as the program began its 26th year on June 8. To further promote and sustain The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success program, a fundraiser is planned at the African American Museum on Saturday, June 27.
June 19, 2015 - 9:13am
A record-breaking gift, totaling $4.5 million will be given to five entities within the Archdiocese of Dubuque.  The parishes of St. Jude and St. Patrick in Cedar Rapids, as well as Loras College in Dubuque, Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, will each receive $1 million. Cedar Rapids Xavier High School will receive $500,000.This is the largest gift in its scope in that five organizations within the Archdiocese of Dubuque are recipients of the gift.
June 18, 2015 - 12:26pm
Mount Mercy is pleased to announce spring 2015 graduates for February, May and June. Congratulations to all! Stay connected to Mount Mercy by liking the Mount Mercy Alumni Facebook page. Spring 2015 graduates include: Jennifer Aarni Mukhtar Adarob Katerina Althoff Mandela Amuda Esther Amundson Elizabeth Anderson Jennifer Anderson Emily Andrews Sarah Andrews
June 17, 2015 - 4:07pm
Congratulations to the following students named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2015 semester. Students with a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better, and who are graded (letter grade, not pass/fail) for six or more semester hours, are eligible for inclusion on the Dean's List. Amy Akers Tracy Alberts

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