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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
Mount Mercy University’s Enactus club is changing the lives of disadvantaged women in eastern Iowa through a job readiness initiative called EmpowHer.
April 29, 2016 - 3:08pm
Courtney Snodgrass ’17, is wasting no time in achieving her dreams of becoming an established writer and activist. Using her two areas of study in tandem, the junior English and psychology major has published two poetry collections, writes commissioned pieces, is spending 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
At Mount Mercy University, we play a great balancing act with the definition of success. Our alumni, students, and members of our faculty and staff have achieved significant accomplishments in their professional lives. Many have been overwhelmingly successful by every financial measure possible. But beyond the index of their salaries, many judge their success in other terms—by providing compassionate service and support to those in need, and by holding society together in vital ways.
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
From the beginning, limited options seemed to force the Bauer sisters into lives they did not wish for themselves. But through love and commitment to each other, and by their own inner strengths, both found their way to Mount Mercy University—ultimately leading to successful and satisfying careers. “Our parents basically laid it out for us,” Angie (Bauer) Wisner ’13, said about the life she and her sister Kim Bauer ’15, were born into. “They said you can be a secretary, you can work in a factory, join the military or you can get married.”
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 future from what he imagined to a life he hadn’t dreamed of.
April 29, 2016 - 3:04pm
Mount Mercy Alumna Judy Lubben ’03 and ’14, has encountered the ups and downs as a leader of one of Cedar Rapids’ largest companies—Raining Rose.
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 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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