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May 3, 2016 - 10:13am
May is shaping up to be a music-filled month at Mount Mercy University, as students prepare to welcome spring with two musical events. Students get ready to display talents at the May 5 Jazz, Java, Jive talent show, while others arrange to perform in the May 10 Spring Concert. Jazz, Java, Jive The university’s Music Department will host Jazz, Java, and Jive on Thursday, May 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall. This cabaret-style talent show will feature acts from students and the university’s Jazz Connection group.
Taylor Zumbach is a graduating senior public relations major with minors in journalism and psychology at Mount Mercy University. She also has been managing editor of the Mount Mercy Times and a public relations and communications intern at TaxAct. She is from Coggon, Iowa.
May 3, 2016 - 9:17am
From IowaWatch.org, Search For Civil Speech On College Campuses Collides With First Amendment Making Boundaries: The Impact of Defining Speech Limists on College Campuses The 2016 College Media Project, Making Boundaries, brought together fourteen students from six Iowa colleges. The project examined whether or not limits exist for speech and expression on college campuses.  
May 2, 2016 - 12:55pm
Dr. Herman B. White, Jr. has been selected as the keynote speaker for Mount Mercy University’s 2016 commencement ceremony to be held on May 22 at 1 p.m. at the US Cellular Center in downtown Cedar Rapids. Through his long and prestigious career, Dr. White has been associated with physics departments at Yale University, Michigan State University, North Central College and Florida State University, from which he received his Ph.D.
April 29, 2016 - 3:09pm
The student-led Enactus program offers educational opportunities to women through the EmpowHer initiative, which covers topics like resume building, cover letters, creating business cards, proper attire and what to expect during a job search.
April 29, 2016 - 3:08pm
Using her two areas of study in tandem, junior Mount Mercy English and psychology major Courtney Snodgrass has published two poetry collections, writes commissioned pieces, is spent part of the year editing Mount Mercy’s Paha Review and is in the daunting process of starting a nonprofit to benefit area veterans.
April 29, 2016 - 3:07pm
The passion of Mount Mercy faculty and staff is to help prepare students to be profoundly successful at whatever they choose to do. The true measure of our success is found in our graduates putting their passion into action, how they define and achieve their personal success after graduating from Mount Mercy University.
April 29, 2016 - 3:07pm
Neither personal tragedy nor 20 years out of the classroom could keep Cynthia Dennis ’11, from her ultimate goal of achieving a master’s degree from Mount Mercy University once she set her mind to it.
April 29, 2016 - 3:07pm
Both Kim and Angie believe without Mount Mercy, their education and careers at Pearson would be much different than they are today. “I owe a lot to [Angie] and her encourage­ment,” Kim said. “I went to school to be a travel professional, and that industry took a serious downturn. We would take walks and she would say, ‘Kim, do what I did. Start taking classes and take a chance.’”
April 29, 2016 - 3:06pm
Enrique Cortina ’13, came to Mount Mercy University from his hometown of Valencia, Spain, to follow his passion for playing soccer while working toward earning an education he and his family could be proud of. The experiences and relationships Cortina formed during his four years at Mount Mercy revised his […]
April 29, 2016 - 3:04pm
Lubben, who had two sons at home while attending undergraduate classes, chose Mount Mercy because of its convenient location, small class size and professors’ passion. Barb Pooley, who was an influential mentor during Lubben’s time at MMU, was the one who recommended her for the job at Raining Rose. She said she also learned important lessons in leadership from her mentors at Mount Mercy.
April 29, 2016 - 2:00pm
How our graduates put their passions into action — Mount Mercy alumni share their stories. There’s no limit to what you can achieve with a Mount Mercy education. Our alumni find success in every professional sector imaginable — as doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, educators, business leaders, storytellers, artists and more.
April 29, 2016 - 9:06am
Mount Mercy University welcomes Middle East experts Kathy Kelly and Ann Wright to campus Wednesday, May 4, 7 p.m., Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall. The two will offer a program titled “Peace is a Must: Wars and the Refugee Crises in the Middle East and Africa” as part of Mount Mercy’s ongoing Global Issues Series. Sponsored by the three Iowa chapters of Veterans For Peace, Kelly and Wright seek to raise the level of Iowans’ understanding of the causal relationship between U.S. war activities and the refugee crisis.
April 29, 2016 - 1:00am
Achievements Tom Fagan ’81, celebrated his retirement from the Linn County (Iowa) Treasurer’s office after 31 years of service, in November 2015. Dawn Barnes ’94, celebrated her retirement from the Area Substance Abuse Council of Cedar Rapids after 22 years of service, in January 2016. Marriages Jessica (Joens) Munson ’12 […]
April 28, 2016 - 9:59am
The Mount Mercy University community mourns the loss of student Zacariah Thomsen who was killed in an automobile accident the evening of April 26. The entire Mount Mercy community is deeply saddened to learn of this tragic loss. Thomsen, 24, was a psychology major who transferred from Kirkwood Community College in 2013. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Zacariah's family and friends during this difficult time.
April 28, 2016 - 8:18am
Mount Mercy University’s Enactus team will hold its first Market at the Mount of 2016 on Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Sisters of Mercy University Center. This student-designed event encourages the Mount Mercy community to connect with small, local businesses and serves as a learning tool for students.
April 28, 2016 - 7:59am
Mount Mercy University’s drama department will present “A Night of Existential What?” for its annual spring drama production, April 29–30 at 8 p.m., and May 1 at 2:30 p.m. in McAuley Theatre. “A Night of Existential What?” combines two of Western literature's best known short existential plays: Sartre’s classic “No Exit” and Christopher Durang’s “The Actor’s Nightmare.” The two one-acts tackle what it means to live and die as a human.

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