News Archive

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.
April 27, 2016 - 1:00pm
MMU will host its annual Scholarship Festival on Wednesday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sisters of Mercy University Center and Betty Cherry Heritage Hall. This event celebrates and displays student work and research developed throughout the year. The university’s Scholarship Festival started 15 years ago as a way to showcase student work. This year, 32 students in majors from every academic department are presenting 36 unique projects.
April 27, 2016 - 12:51pm
Kirkwood Community College and Mount Mercy University signed a Business Administration Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) articulation agreement on April 8.
April 23, 2016 - 11:15pm
April 22, 2016 - 7:39am
Rescheduled for Sunday, April 24, 2–4 p.m., due to weather. Mount Mercy University’s Bike Club will teach the essentials of bike safety to children at Arthur Elementary School’s Bike Rodeo event April 10, 2–4 p.m. Geared towards kids in grades K–5, the event will feature multiple stations where young riders can learn valuable bike safety lessons as well as how to take care of their bicycles.
The Jefferson Highway
April 20, 2016 - 4:02pm
Lyell Henry will present a slideshow and discuss his new book, The Jefferson Highway, published by The University of Iowa Press. This book covers the origin, history, and significance of this pioneering road. Saluting one of the most important of the early named highways on the occasion of its 100th anniversary, historian Lyell D. Henry Jr. contributes to the growing literature on the earliest days of road-building and long-distance motoring in the United States.
April 20, 2016 - 1:33pm
Bearing witness is important. It is one of the highest aspirations of my profession, journalism, to be a fair and neutral witness—but being “fair and neutral” doesn’t mean ignoring the humanity of a story, or treating all “sides” equally. Take the Holocaust, for example. As speaker Magda Brown told a packed Chapel of Mercy Tuesday night, General Eisenhower at the end of World War II urged his soldiers to take as many photographs of German death camps as possible, lest the world one day fail to bear witness; lest the world deny the reality of the Holocaust. [...]
April 20, 2016 - 10:04am
Mount Mercy University President Laurie Hamen signed a memo of agreement on March 20 with Carlow College in Carlow, Ireland, while traveling abroad on Mount Mercy’s Senior Leadership Pilgrimage. Initiated by Carlow College President Fr. Conn Ó Maoldhomhnaigh through a visit to Mount Mercy in Spring 2015, the agreement provides MMU students with an additional study abroad opportunity in a place closely tied to the Mercy heritage.

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