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May 19, 2017 - 4:59pm
Mount Mercy University recognized Gabriel Hernandez Acosta ’17 with the President’s Award at Honors Convocation on Friday, May 19. Acosta also received the Sister Mary Norbert Karnik Art Award. The President’s Award is given each year to a graduating student who has demonstrated, during their tenure at Mount Mercy University, a strong academic record, positive engagement in the campus community and service to others. This special award honors people in circumstances that illustrate the best in student tenacity, dedication, compassion and heart.
May 19, 2017 - 11:34am
Mount Mercy University celebrated employees during the May 5 Employee Appreciation & Awards Dinner, held at the CRST International Graduate Center. During the event, two inaugural awards were given for outstanding service to the campus community.
Receva Duos
May 18, 2017 - 3:58pm
Criminal Justice & Applied Philosophy Majors // Psychology Minor For much of Receva Duos’ childhood, the future was uncertain. After her family’s long and dangerous journey to a better life in the United States, she vowed not to take any opportunity for granted. Keep reading…
May 17, 2017 - 10:52am
Mount Mercy University will hold Commencement 2017 exercises on Sunday, May 21, at 1 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Cedar Rapids.
May 16, 2017 - 2:22pm
Crews are hard at work installing artificial turf on the softball and track fields. Upon completion in August 2017, The Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex will provide a permanent home for men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s track and field, baseball, and softball. » Watch the video
May 15, 2017 - 4:33pm
Mount Mercy University’s online human resource program was recognized for excellence in learning by AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "We wanted to honor the colleges and universities setting the bar for online learning," said Dan Schuessler, CEO and founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "These schools are going above and beyond the industry standard to help make online education programs an excellent option and more affordable.” Based on the following data points, Mount Mercy was ranked #25 in the Best Online Human Resources Degree category:
May 12, 2017 - 8:59am
Sister Anne Marie Healy, RSM, 72, died on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, after an extended illness. She was an associate professor at Mount Mercy from 1982 to 2004 and a Sister of Mercy for 30 years. Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Sacred Heart Convent Chapel. Burial will be at the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cedar Rapids. Friends may call from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at the Sacred Heart Chapel, with a wake service at 6:30 PM. 
May 11, 2017 - 9:15am
Free helmets, bike safety checks, and a fun obstacle course are all part of the upcoming Bike Rodeo for kids on Saturday, May 13, 2–4 p.m. at Mount Mercy University in the upper Warde Hall parking lot off of Warde Court NE. Hosted by the Mount Mercy University Bike Club, club members hope to pass on their passion for biking to area kids while also teaching important bike safety lessons. Children who attend will have an opportunity to win a new bike, but should bring their own bikes to the event.
May 10, 2017 - 2:51pm
UPDATE: MMU's MakerNurse Workshop has been postponed until Sept. 15, 2017. A free webinar will be hosted in place of the event, May 31 at 11:30 a.m. Click here for details.
May 9, 2017 - 12:23pm
Mount Mercy University Professor of Biology Neil Bernstein, Ph.D., won the prestigious Distinguished Fellow award from the Iowa Academy of Science. He was honored at the President’s Banquet during the April 21 Iowa Academy of Science Annual Meeting.
May 4, 2017 - 12:05pm
Mount Mercy University’s Enactus club was recently nominated for a 2017 Engaged Campus Award by Iowa Campus Compact (IACC). The team was nominated in the Emerging Innovation category, which honors a recent project, program or initiative making unique and innovative contributions that demonstrate strong future potential.

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