News Archive

November 30, 2014 - 9:45pm
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- After trailing by as many as 10 points in the first half, 12th-ranked Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) took the lead for good with seven minutes left in regulation and defeated Mount Mercy, 69-60, in a non-conference women's basketball game on Sunday.
November 29, 2014 - 10:30pm
FREMONT, Neb. -- The Mount Mercy men's basketball team held off Dakota State (S.D.) on Friday night to advance to the championship game of the Draemel Classic, where the Mustangs fell to host Midland (Neb.) on Saturday afternoon at the Event Center.
November 26, 2014 - 11:46am
‘Tis the season to give! As we grow older and wiser, we learn that the holidays aren’t as much about opening presents as opening our hearts and thinking of others. The rest of the world has caught onto this sentiment too, introducing #GivingTuesday as a refreshing follow-up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The idea behind #GivingTuesday is simple: give something that impacts the recipient in a meaningful way. This year, Mount Mercy is not only participating, but is doing so in a way that could influence hundreds of students’ educational experiences at the university.
November 26, 2014 - 10:00am
By Angela Crawford, NAIA Manager of Marketing and CommunicationsLAWRENCE, Kan. – As runners in the 2014 NAIA Men's Cross Country 8-kilometer National Championship race neared the finish line, Cameron Woodberry of Wayland Baptist (Texas) collapsed.
November 23, 2014 - 1:50pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Another outstanding cross country season wrapped up yesterday for Mount Mercy as five Mustangs competed at the 35th Annual Women's and 59th Annual Men's NAIA Cross Country National Championships at Rim Rock Farm.
November 18, 2014 - 4:07pm
Fifteen Mount Mercy freshmen in Dr. Norma Linda Mattingly’s portal class, Immigrants and Literacy, visited Taylor Elementary School in Cedar Rapids on Oct.17 to read storybooks to children in preschool through fourth grade. They volunteered during Mount Mercy’s Fall Break to participate in the America Reads Challenge, a national initiative to improve the reading skills of elementary-age children. The challenge has been going strong across the country since 1996.
November 18, 2014 - 11:55am
OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- Mount Mercy sophomore middle blocker Leslie Hoffmann was named first-team all-Midwest Collegiate Conference while sophomore setter Abbie Perez and sophomore outside hitter Megan Paustian received honorable mention all-MCC by a vote of league volleyball coac
November 17, 2014 - 9:58am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to host Audrey Boone Tillman, executive vice president and general counsel for Aflac Incorporated, on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Sisters of Mercy University Center. Tillman will be the keynote speaker for the university’s annual Barbara Knapp Speaker Series, an event named in honor of Mount Mercy Board of Trustee Barbara Knapp whose family founded Securities Corporation of Iowa. The series hosts influential speakers on business-related topics of benefit to the campus and greater community.
November 16, 2014 - 10:45am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The Mount Mercy men's basketball team went toe-to-toe with a top-25 opponent on Saturday and came away with a 96-95 victory over Culver-Stockton (Mo.) at Hennessey Recreation Center.
November 13, 2014 - 10:40am
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Mount Mercy took nationally-ranked Grand View to four sets Wednesday night, but the second-seeded Vikings were able to hold off the third-seeded Mustangs, 25-21, 25-23, 17-25, 25-20, in a Midwest Collegiate Conference Tournament semifinal.
November 13, 2014 - 9:48am
In October, Mount Mercy University’s criminal justice program hosted local law officials in a panel conversation on police use of force policies in Cedar Rapids and Linn County. The conversation continues on Nov. 18 through a special workshop, Roll of the Dice, Diversity and the Community: A Special Look at Criminal Justice.
November 12, 2014 - 2:50pm
OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- After posting double-digit victories for the fourth time in five seasons, the Mount Mercy men's soccer team placed seven players on all-Midwest Collegiate Conference teams, the league announced this week.
November 12, 2014 - 1:55pm
OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- Mount Mercy senior forward Danielle Herdliska was one of 28 women's soccer standouts named all-Midwest Collegiate Conference by a vote of league coaches.
November 12, 2014 - 8:38am
Mount Mercy University and Kirkwood Community College have worked together for more than 15 years to provide students with top-quality education. On Friday, Nov. 14, the institutions continue their partnership by signing two new guaranteed admission agreements that will assist both veteran and international students in achieving affordable pathways to a four-year degree.
November 10, 2014 - 10:10am
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Tyler Keith dominated the field and was named Harrier of the Year and Evan Bowman finished fifth to lead the Mount Mercy men's cross country team to a runner-up finish at the Midwest Collegiate Conference Championships on Saturday at Pettibone Park.
November 10, 2014 - 9:35am
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Mount Mercy's Liz Mosbach won the individual title at the Midwest Collegiate Conference Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Pettibone Park and the Mustangs will send three runners to the NAIA national meet later this month in Kansas.
November 10, 2014 - 9:05am
DAVENPORT, Iowa -- It was an all-to-familiar scene on Sunday as sixth-seeded Mount Mercy and second-seeded St. Ambrose played to a 1-1 draw before the Bees won the shootout, 4-2, and advanced to the finals of the Midwest Collegiate Conference Men's Soccer Tournament.
November 10, 2014 - 8:45am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- In its first postseason match at home since 2006, third-seeded Mount Mercy took care of sixth-seeded AIB in three sets on Saturday night, beating the Eagles, 25-13, 25-17, 25-22 in the quarterfinals of the Midwest Collegiate Conference Volleyball Tournament at Hennessey Recreation Center.
November 6, 2014 - 9:46am
Governor Branstad announced Mount Mercy University as one of three colleges to be named a Home Base Iowa Certified Higher Academic Military Partner (CHAMP) during a press conference in Des Moines on Oct. 27. The governor explained the partnerships will ensure that military personnel have the higher education support needed to achieve future educational goals.
November 5, 2014 - 10:45pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The Mount Mercy volleyball team capped off the regular season with a three-set sweep of St. Ambrose in Midwest Collegiate Conference action on Senior Night Wednesday at Hennessey Recreation Center.

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