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September 4, 2014 - 5:11pm
Mount Mercy University will welcome alumni back to campus to celebrate Homecoming on the Hill Sept. 29 – Oct. 5, 2014. “In Linn County alone, nearly 6,000 Mount Mercy graduates help shape Iowa’s Creative Corridor and contribute to the vibrancy of their communities,” said Catherine Shafer, executive director for advancement services. “Homecoming offers an opportunity for alumni to reconnect and reminisce with old friends and while enjoying campus with their families.”  
September 3, 2014 - 8:50pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The chatter among the players on the Mount Mercy men's soccer team is like listening to a session of the United Nations.
September 3, 2014 - 8:25pm
GALENA, Ill. -- Jacob Selander's torrid back nine led to an even-par 72 and medalist honors, leading the Mount Mercy men's golf team to a runner-up finish at Tuesday's Clarke Fall Invitational at Eagle Ridge North Golf Course.
September 1, 2014 - 10:30pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Mount Mercy's Evan Bowman and Tyler Keith led the men's cross country team to fifth place at the 21st Annual Mustang Gallop on Friday at Morgan Creek Park.
September 1, 2014 - 9:50pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Four Mustangs were in the top 15 as the Mount Mercy women's cross country team finished second at the 21st Annual Mustang Gallop on Friday at Morgan Creek Park.
August 30, 2014 - 11:40pm
MARION, Iowa -- Meg Monson and Madison Goodfellow finished in the top five, leading the Mustang women's golf team to a season-opening win at their own Mount Mercy Fall Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Hunters Ridge Golf Course.
August 27, 2014 - 9:10pm
JOLIET, Ill. -- Sophomore midfielder Kevon Farquharson scored twice and sophomore goalkeeper Goar Kempf-Heitlinger stopped five shots to lead the Mount Mercy men's soccer team to a 3-1 defeat of St. Francis (Ill.) on Tuesday.
August 26, 2014 - 1:35pm
Mount Mercy University will honor the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community with celebration events in honor of the Sisters’ longstanding support and contributions to the university over its 86 year history. During events this fall, the university will rededicate its University Center as “Sisters of Mercy University Center” in homage to the steadfast support of the Sisters since they founded Mount Mercy in 1928.
August 25, 2014 - 9:15pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Opening the season with a win is nothing new for the Mount Mercy women's soccer team, which erupted for five goals and held off Roosevelt (Ill.), 5-4, on Sunday at Lower Kingston Field.
August 25, 2014 - 12:31pm
Malinda Jensen joined Mount Mercy University as dean of students and director of residence life on July 14. Malinda brings ten years of experience to her new role at Mount Mercy. “Malinda is an MMU alumna and we’re excited to welcome her back to campus,” stated Rob Callahan, Mount Mercy’s vice president for enrollment and student services. “She’s a fantastic leader with an enthusiasm for the University that’s contagious.”
August 24, 2014 - 10:50pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The Mount Mercy volleyball team opened the season by winning two of three matches at their own Mustang Invitational over the weekend at a steamy Hennessey Recreation Center.
August 19, 2014 - 9:31am
2014 marks the 100th anniversary of World War I and Mount Mercy University invites the community to reflect on the legacy of The Great War during the university’s fall semester series: A Century of Glory and Shame. From discussions on the flu pandemic to propaganda to the impact of the war in Iowa, the series offers a historical backdrop of interest to a variety of people. All events in A Century of Glory and Shame are free and open to the public.
August 14, 2014 - 9:47am
In 2012 Mount Mercy University announced plans to renovate a former army and navy training facility on the city’s NE side into a state-of-the-art graduate center. The center opened its doors for classes in 2013. “This fall marks one year since our graduate programs have called the Mount Mercy University CRST International Graduate Center home,” said Associate Provost Tom Castle. “It’s a beautiful space with study areas, a conference room for community use, and cutting-edge classrooms.”
August 12, 2014 - 12:30pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Mount Mercy University is proud to announce a lead gift from the Lavern T. and Audrey Busse Foundation for the development of the University's new softball complex. Busse Field will be located within the outdoor athletic complex at 909 17th Street NE just blocks from the University's main campus. An endowed scholarship for softball will also be established as a result of this contribution.
August 12, 2014 - 12:15pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The Mount Mercy softball program will host the Sixth Annual Mount Mercy Fall Classic on Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 20-21, at Penn Meadows Field in North Liberty.
August 12, 2014 - 8:49am
Mount Mercy University is proud to announce a lead gift from the Lavern T. and Audrey Busse Foundation for the development of the University’s new softball complex. Busse Field will be located within the outdoor athletic complex at 909 17th Street NE just blocks from the University’s main campus. An endowed scholarship for softball will also be established as a result of this contribution. 
August 8, 2014 - 11:06am
Mount Mercy welcomes Jane C. Meyer, Ph.D., to the university’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Meyer is a 1982 Mount Mercy alumna and the senior associate director of athletics for The University of Iowa. “Dr. Meyer’s exceptional leadership in athletics along with her tremendous experience in higher education will be extremely beneficial as the University welcomes the exciting days ahead,” said Mount Mercy University President Laurie Hamen.
August 1, 2014 - 10:00am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The Mount Mercy baseball program is proud to announce a partnership with the City of Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department to host the annual Mustang Baseball Fall League.
July 31, 2014 - 11:38am
Dr. Jacob Christenson, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy and clinical director of Mount Mercy’s Olson Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic has been named a member of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy (JMFT) editorial board. JMFT is a periodical of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and circulates world-wide to over 35,000 readers. As part of the five-year term on the editorial board, Christenson will write approximately four reviews per year.
July 29, 2014 - 8:48am
Mount Mercy University invites high school students and their families to visit campus during Iowa Private College Week August 4 - 8. Prospective students will have the opportunity to tour campus, meet with professors, coaches and current students, and learn about the university’s exciting academics and campus life. Sessions are available at 9 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. each day of the week.

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