DES MOINES, Iowa -- Mount Mercy earned five titles and had three performances meet the qualifying standard for the NAIA national meet at this weekend's Midwest Collegiate Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- After five lead changes, it was third-seeded William Penn that moved in front for good with a five-run sixth inning to defeat sixth-seeded Mount Mercy, 9-8, in the first round of the Midwest Collegiate Conference Softball Tournament on Thursday at Penn Field.
RIVERSIDE, Iowa -- Matt Schlueter made the all-tournament team after finishing one stroke off the pace, leading Mount Mercy to third place at the 2015 Midwest Collegiate Conference Men's Golf Championship at Blue Top Ridge Golf Course.
RIVERSIDE, Iowa -- Meg Monson tied for fifth place to earn all-tournament honors as Mount Mercy finished fifth at the 2015 Midwest Collegiate Conference Women's Golf Championship on Tuesday and Wednesday at Blue Top Ridge Golf Course.
Kirkwood Community College, in partnership with Mount Mercy University, will host the Adult Accelerated PM Connect, Tuesday, May 5, 4 – 6 p.m., at Kirkwood’s Linn County Regional Center, 1770 Boyson Road, Hiawatha.
Prospective students, human resource officials, program alums, and Kirkwood and Mount Mercy University faculty and staff are all encouraged to attend this one-of-a-kind after work networking event.
William Lightner’s Our Mother of Sorrows Grotto on Mount Mercy University’s campus has recently been placed on the distinguished National Register of Historic Places. In honor of this recognition, Mount Mercy and the Linn County Historic Preservation Commission will co-sponsor a presentation about the National Register and history of Lightner’s Grotto and provide a tour of the historic Grotto on Saturday, May 2 from 2-3:30 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall as part of National Historic Preservation Month.
Mount Mercy University’s Music Department will host Jazz, Java, and Jive on Thursday, April 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall. This event will include Mount Mercy’s annual talent show and feature the university’s Jazz Connection group.
Throughout the night, various Mount Mercy students will display their talents to the audience and judges with the hope of winning the cash prizes. Jazz Connection will perform jazz standards and jazz arrangements of pop songs.
Mount Mercy University will host its annual Scholarship Festival on Wednesday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall and the Sisters of Mercy University Center. This event celebrates and displays student work and research composed throughout the year.
Mount Mercy University Veteran’s Association, a group aiming to support, assist, inform, and raise awareness of veterans and their families, was officially recognized as a club at the university on April 6.
The group will host its first event, “Writing my Way Back Home,” on Monday, April 27, from 6-7:30 p.m. in Warde Hall, room 109.
Mount Mercy welcomes long-time Cedar Rapidian Dr. Ruth White to the university’s board of trustees. Dr. White served as an English teacher, Advance Placement Literature instructor and academic advisor to minority students in the Cedar Rapids Community School District for over 30 years. Currently Dr. White is the Executive Director for The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success—a college preparatory program for students of color—and serves as an educational diversity and cultural competency consultant for Transwebglobal.
Mount Mercy University’s drama department will be performing “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” for their annual spring drama production on April 24-25 at 7:30 p.m. and April 26 at 2:30 p.m.
This six-time Tony Award nominee musical follows a dysfunctional, yet humorous group of middle school adolescents on their journey to win the Putnam Valley Middle School Spelling Bee. The audience will participate along the way as the group finds themselves encountering self-doubt, anxiety, loneliness, sexual awakening and the realization that winning isn’t everything.
Mount Mercy University will host its annual Multicultural Fair on Thursday, April 23 from 3 to 5:45 p.m. at the Sisters of Mercy University Center and Rhode Family Plaza. This event will showcase the various cultures represented in Mount Mercy’s diverse student body, by allowing various countries from around the world to share their culture with others.
On April 22, Iowa native David Thoreson will visit Mount Mercy University and present on topics related to the environment at 7 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall to celebrate Earth Day. Thoreson has a unique education and numerous life experiences that he uses to present on varying topics.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Visiting St. Ambrose took the first two games of a weekend series with Mount Mercy, sweeping the Mustangs, 4-2 and 3-2, in a Midwest Collegiate Conference baseball doubleheader on Saturday at Ken Charipar Field.
Dr. Nathan Klein, assistant professor of business and 2007 Mount Mercy University alumni, was recently selected to receive the inaugural Seagren-Joekel-Ihrig Award for the Best Interdisciplinary Leadership Dissertation by Creighton University. Klein was one of two graduates from Creighton University’s Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Leadership selected by the faculty.
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Amanda Gaffey homered three times and drove in five runs as the Mount Mercy softball team split a Midwest Collegiate Conference doubleheader on Wednesday at the Viterbo Outdoor Athletic Complex.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- When the first round was over, they were in seventh place and trailed the leaders by eight strokes. One round later, 21st-ranked Mount Mercy skipped all the way to the top of the leaderboard to claim the team title at the NAIA Classic at the Brickyard Crossing.
MARION, Iowa -- Meg Monson finished third, two strokes off the lead, as the Mustang women's golf team placed fifth at its own Mount Mercy Spring Invitational on Saturday and Sunday at Hunters Ridge Golf Course.