News Archive

February 19, 2016 - 1:20pm
Mount Mercy University students, faculty and alumni spent Wednesday afternoon at the Iowa State Capitol building in Des Moines, meeting with law makers to discuss recent health care legislation and its impact on nurses. The 2016 Iowa Nurses Association (INA) Legislative Day event attracted 260 attendees from the INA and Iowa nursing colleges, including 52 attendees from Mount Mercy University. Attendees spent the morning preparing for the meeting, learning the importance of harnessing nursing’s political power and how to approach legislators with a simple, clear message.
February 19, 2016 - 8:20am
Mount Mercy University will host activist, poet, writer and lawyer Héctor Efrén Flores on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall, as a part of its popular Global Issues Series. The series, launched in Fall 2010, provides a platform for academic discourse and critical analysis of important social, political and economic issues of global concern.
February 17, 2016 - 10:45pm
February 17, 2016 - 12:16pm
As the Mount Mercy Bike Club continues to experience growth and high demand for its current bicycle fleet, "Ideas into Action" is proud to announce additional funding for this new campus organization. Mark Mettler, the club's founder, was recently awarded a second mini-grant to offset the costs for purchasing six more bicycles, for additional safety equipment, and for costs associated with the bicycles' maintenance. The bike club also has plans for a spring bike rodeo, an event co-sponsored by the Cedar Rapids Police Department and Northtowne Cycling and Fitness.
February 10, 2016 - 12:16pm
One of Mount Mercy's newest minors, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), is led by Tracy Tunwall, Assistant Professor of Business. This spring marks the program's first course, offering students an extensive unit on the nature of the food industry -- its history, the dynamics of major food corporations, as well as the increasing interest in the production of food -- the farm to table process, ingredients, packaging, and marketing.
Piece by Kelsey Bills
February 9, 2016 - 3:31pm
Mount Mercy University's art & design students are showing their creative work during the fourth annual exhibit hosted at the Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center in Marion, Iowa. The display is running Jan. 30–March 4 with an opening reception Thursday, Feb. 11, 6:30–8 p.m.
February 8, 2016 - 9:51am
To help celebrate Lent and the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, Mount Mercy University’s Mission and Ministry will be host to a special art exhibit by local artist Bob Naujoks. The exhibit, “Parables and Stories,” is on campus Feb. 9 until March 27, with an opening reception Tuesday, Feb. 9, 4–6 p.m., in the university’s Chapel of Mercy.
Photo courtesy of Joe Sheller
February 5, 2016 - 12:43pm
Mount Mercy University's award-winning student newspaper, the Mount Mercy Times, was again recognized for outstanding achievement at the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA) annual conference in Des Moines on Feb. 4. The student newspaper earned seven awards, including Best News Photograph by Connor Mahan for a picture of a young boy searching for a realtive's name during The Moving Wall's visit to campus Sept. 17–21, 2015. Other winners include: