News Archive

April 2, 2015 - 2:47pm
Since 2005, Associate Provost Tom Castle has been an important member of the Council for Accelerated Programs (CAP), a professional network for higher education institutions offering accelerated formats. After serving in various positions, Castle became CAP president in 2013, taking on a leadership role in advocating for accelerated programs around the country.
April 1, 2015 - 4:21pm
Emilie Jacobson, a senior biology major at Mount Mercy University, was recently named a 2015 Newman Civic Fellow, an award given to promising student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in their community.
April 1, 2015 - 3:57pm
Students in one of Mount Mercy University’s accelerated marketing courses practiced their craft and pitched a marketing plan to the owner of Hot Harry’s, a burrito restaurant on Cedar Rapids’ northeast side. Students Eric Tupper, Breanna Reed, Nicholas Berry and Alyssa Hilby met with the restaurant’s owner, Ken Halm, on March 10. Halm was excited to have Mount Mercy’s students and was impressed with their depth of understanding.
March 31, 2015 - 1:41pm
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce Brenda Duello as vice president for development and alumni relations. A 1996 Mount Mercy graduate, Duello holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a certified fund raising executive (CFRE) credential. Duello comes to Mount Mercy from The University of Iowa where she served in development leadership roles for 11 years.
March 11, 2015 - 2:08pm
Students from Coe College, Kirkwood Community College, and Mount Mercy University participating in the Cedar Rapids Dance Marathon will be taking to their feet for twelve straight hours to raise money for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. Cedar Rapids Dance Marathon is a student-run philanthropy organization. Students from Coe, Mount Mercy, and Kirkwood partner together to raise money for families at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital through the Children's Miracle Network.
March 9, 2015 - 3:25pm
Melissa Barnes Becky Marx Jess Berding-Wheat Kristen Meese Ashley Chambers Jessica Merrell Milos Draca Micheal Mrstik
February 26, 2015 - 10:25am
Mount Mercy University continues to expand academics this spring by offering two new undergraduate majors, a new minor and additional tracks of study.     The Department of Natural and Applied Sciences welcomes chemistry and science marketing majors in Spring 2015. “While chemistry has existed as a minor,” stated Terri Crumley, dean of admissions at Mount Mercy, “we’re pleased to transition it to a major with tracks in biochemistry and forensic science to help more students work toward their bachelor’s degrees and ultimately their careers.”
February 20, 2015 - 10:33am
On February 23, Sr. Kathleen Erickson will visit Mount Mercy University to lecture on her experiences serving immigrants near the Mexican border. Her discussion will begin at 7 p.m. in the Flaherty Community Room, second floor Basile Hall. Sr. Kathleen has been a member of the Sisters of Mercy for nearly 50 years, focusing on the issue of immigration since 1991. Sister Kathleen opened an immigrant shelter for women and ran immersion experiences for those curious about immigration issues.
February 10, 2015 - 9:45am
Mount Mercy University’s Presidential Lecture Series was established in 2009 to highlight issues of value to the institution and its founders the Sisters of Mercy. This year, the university welcomes journalist John L. Allen Jr., senior Vatican analyst for CNN and associate editor at The Boston Globe. Allen is the author of nine books on Catholic affairs including, “Against the Tide: The Radical Leadership of Pope Francis.” This work reflects upon the pope’s humility, compassion and vision for the church.
February 6, 2015 - 11:39am
African-American community leaders from the Corridor will gather at Mount Mercy University on Feb. 11, from 5:30-7 p.m. to participate in a professional women’s panel: Black Women Symposium. The panel will take place in Flaherty Community Room, second floor of Basile Hall. Associate Professor of Social Work April Dirks-Bihun, Ph.D. and the university’s multicultural affairs committee have organized the event in honor of Black History Month.
February 4, 2015 - 2:15pm
For the third year in a row, the Marion Arts Council is sponsoring an exhibit of artwork by Mount Mercy University and Cornell College art students at the Lowe Park Gallery, Lowe Park Arts and Environment Center, 4500 North 10th Street in Marion, Iowa. The exhibit opened January 30 and will be on display through February 27. An opening reception will be held Tuesday, February 10 from 6:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.
January 29, 2015 - 11:03am
The university congratulates these faculty members and thanks them for their unwavering commitment to education: Dr. Dawn Behan, associate professor and director of graduate education—promoted to professor. Dr. Christopher DeVault, assistant professor of English—awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor. Dr. Dennis Dew, assistant professor of psychology—awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor.
January 16, 2015 - 10:42am
To celebrate the fall inauguration of President Laurie Hamen, Mount Mercy University has partnered with Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity (CVHFH) to construct three new Cedar Rapids homes. As announced in December, Mount Mercy faculty, staff and students will provide labor for CVHFH Youth United and Pope Francis Build projects.
January 15, 2015 - 1:19pm
On January 17, Mount Mercy University graduate students will board a plane bound for the Central American country of Belize. Nineteen students from the Master of Business Administration and Master of Strategic Leadership programs—the largest graduate group Mount Mercy has sent since the program was implemented in 2013—are journeying nearly 2,000 miles to help small businesses grow.
January 14, 2015 - 2:29pm
Congratulations to the following students named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2014 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.
January 14, 2015 - 1:04pm
Eight teaching students from Canterbury Christ Church University in the United Kingdom are visiting Mount Mercy during January. While here, they will visit three local schools, Arthur Elementary, Garfield Elementary and St. Matthew Catholic Elementary, to observe teaching and classroom management in the United States.
January 13, 2015 - 9:58am
Each year, the third Monday in January is designated as MLK Day—the only federal holiday observed as a day of service. Across the country, individuals and groups will donate their time to community projects, honoring the commitment to service and community exemplified in the life of Dr. King. 
January 12, 2015 - 2:53pm
Publications (Books & Book Chapters): Summer 2014 James Grove, Professor of English published a book chapter entitled “The Opening Quick Draws of True Grit: The Pleasures of the Coen Brothers Meeting Mattie Ross and John Wayne,“ in L’Adaptation Cinematographique: Premieres Pages, Premiers Plans, 197-213.  Paris: Mare & Martin. Fall 2014
January 12, 2015 - 1:31pm
Jessica Abbott Jennifer Knutsen William Adam Danyel Koele Roshanak Ahmadi Jordan Kramer Nicole Alsaker Kori Kremer Nichole Anfinson Laura Krych
January 8, 2015 - 11:04am
Mount Mercy University’s Enactus team has received two grants that will allow them to grow the EmpowHer project, a partnership with the Catherine McAuley Center aimed at teaching women the skills needed to find employment. “We have been working with the Catherine McAuley Center on the EmpowHer project for three years now,” said Enactus President Julia Cuvelier. “This is a project that we do every year with the ladies to help them gain the skills and confidence that they need to go out into the working world and be able to do the best that they can.”

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