News Archive

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.
November 5, 2014 - 9:35am
In an effort to promote bicycling as a form of transportation and healthy living, Mount Mercy University has done a number of things to convert the campus to a bike-friendly space. These efforts have led Mount Mercy to receive an honorable mention in the Bicycle Friendly University category from the League of American Bicyclists, one of only two universities in Iowa to be recognized.
November 5, 2014 - 8:38am
Professor of Nursing Dr. Mary Tarbox will explore how the flu pandemic during WWI changed the world’s view of contagious diseases and treatment of disease in the course of her discussion “The Great Flu and Modern Medicine” on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy on Mount Mercy University’s campus.
November 4, 2014 - 10:07am
Students will get extra inspiration to break the boundaries of social comfort zones through a portal class project that encourages meeting new friends over lunch. On Wednesday, Nov. 5, Associate Professor of Education Norma Linda Mattingly’s portal class, Immigrants and Literacy: In Pursuit of the American Dream, will organize Mix It Up at Lunch Day. A nation-wide event launched by Teaching Tolerance, Mix It Up at Lunch Day encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries.
November 3, 2014 - 9:24am
Buelane Daughtery, a staple amongst Mount Mercy’s community for 31 years, was awarded professor emeritus this fall. Since her retirement as vice president of academic affairs in 2008, she has remained close to Mount Mercy’s nursing program. “Her ability to collaborate with other departments in the university was a special talent, and she helped keep the departments working well together for the success of the university and the students,” said Mary Tarbox, chair of the department of nursing.
November 2, 2014 - 11:20pm
OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- For the second straight year, sixth-seeded Mount Mercy and third-seeded William Penn went to a shootout with the season on the line. This time, it was the Mustangs who came through to advance to the semifinals of the Midwest Collegiate Conference Men's Soccer Tournament.
November 2, 2014 - 10:35pm
ELGIN, Ill. -- Mount Mercy's Dondre Osborne and Alex Houston led the way offensively as the Mustangs opened the season with a pair of wins at the Judson (Ill.) Tournament this weekend at Lindner Fitness Center.
November 2, 2014 - 10:05pm
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Mount Mercy women's basketball team rebounded from a season-opening loss on Friday, setting the single-game scoring mark in a 118-62 victory over Central Christian (Kan.) on Saturday at the Grand View Classic.
November 2, 2014 - 9:45pm
DAVENPORT, Iowa -- A goal in the 67th minute proved to be the difference for second-seeded St. Ambrose, who held off a determined Mount Mercy squad in the quarterfinals of the Midwest Collegiate Conference Women's Soccer Tournament on Saturday.
October 28, 2014 - 10:40pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Mount Mercy avenged a four-set loss at Waldorf earlier this month in Forest City, sweeping the Warriors in the first of three straight home volleyball matches on Tuesday night at Hennessey Recreation Center.
October 27, 2014 - 9:18am
For the second consecutive year, Norma Linda Mattingly, associate professor of education, and three of her students collected and delivered donations for the children at St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlin, South Dakota. Mount Mercy students Debbie Smith, Kara McCoy and Kate Till took time out of their summer to bring the children over 200 books and other items that included shoes, toothpaste, coats, jackets, soap, hair products and deodorant.
October 24, 2014 - 11:15am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce the name of its soon-to-be outdoor athletic facility: The Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex. The name honors Mr. Plaster, co-founder of Enactus -- an international student, business and entrepreneurship program with an active chapter on Mount Mercy's campus -- and founder of The Robert W. Plaster Foundation of Lebanon, Mo.
October 24, 2014 - 10:40am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce the name of its soon-to-be outdoor athletic facility: The Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex. The name honors Mr. Plaster, co-founder of Enactus—an international student, business and entrepreneurship program with an active chapter on Mount Mercy’s campus—and founder of the Robert W. Plaster Foundation of Lebanon, Mo.
October 21, 2014 - 3:50pm
OMAHA, Neb. -- Mount Mercy got its first victory in five games and moved within a win of the single-season school record after a 3-1 defeat of Grace (Neb.) in a non-conference women's soccer match on Monday at Tranquility Park.
October 21, 2014 - 11:30am
OMAHA, Neb. -- The Mount Mercy men's soccer team scorched the record books Monday night in a 17-0 victory over Grace (Neb.) in a non-conference match at Tranquility Park.
October 16, 2014 - 9:05am
Julie Sterling, M.D. ’98 and Jennifer Welton ’05 will be honored as part of the Corridor Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 class of 2014. The annual awards reception spotlights community leaders under the age of 40 who are working to make a positive impact in the Corridor. Dr. Sterling graduated from Mount Mercy with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and biology. She practices at Family Medicine Specialists, P.C. in Cedar Rapids.
October 14, 2014 - 8:33am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce Veterans Free Lunch Fridays beginning October 2014 and running through the academic year. This special program comes on the heels of the university’s pledge to support our troops through signing a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserves this spring and the opening of a Veterans’ Lounge this summer.
October 9, 2014 - 1:42pm
In an effort to raise political awareness among their peers, undergraduate students in Mount Mercy University’s Introduction to American Government arranged to make voting easier for young adults and community members alike. After appraisal and approval of a 100-signature petition by the Linn County Auditor’s Office, Mount Mercy will act as a community-wide satellite voting station on Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.