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June 2, 2011 - 1:44pm
Two Mount Mercy University students are gearing up to spend their summers doing missionary work in Africa. Dia Brown, a junior nursing major from Urbandale, Iowa, will travel to Sierra Leone and work with a team at Jonathan House Ministries, a house for orphans. Elizabeth Brumm, a senior English major from Cedar Falls, Iowa, will travel to the small village of Dafor, Ghana as she joins forces with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS).
Photo of Mount Mercy women's golfer Laura Wilberg
June 1, 2011 - 11:14am
MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa -- Mount Mercy scoring leaders Anna Kallqvist and Laura Wilberg garnered honorable mention all-conference honors when the league announced its 2010-11 Midwest Collegiate Conference Women's Golf awards, based on a vote of MCC coaches. Full story >
Photo of Mount Mercy men's golfer Derek McConnell
June 1, 2011 - 10:41am
MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa -- Derek McConnell made quite the debut for Mount Mercy last season. After leading the Mustangs in scoring, the junior from Belleville, Ontario, was named to the 2010-11 Midwest Collegiate Conference Men's Golf first team by a vote of league coaches. Full story >
May 31, 2011 - 8:57am
Mount Mercy University Assistant Professor of Chemistry Joseph Nguyen, Ph.D. has been selected as one of six Fellows of the FUTURE in Biomedicine program at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.
Photo of Mount Mercy track & field standout Jacqueline Kane
May 29, 2011 - 9:34am
MARION, Ind. -- Jacqueline Kane, who reached the finals of the 400 meter hurdles with school-record performances in the first two rounds of competition, ran the second-fastest time in school history in Saturday's finals to finish eighth in the nation at the 31st Annual Women's NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the Outdoor Sports Complex. Full story >
Mount Mercy track & field standout Jacqueline Kane
May 28, 2011 - 9:02am
MARION, Ind. -- Junior Jacqueline Kane cruised to the fifth-fastest time in Friday's 400 meter hurdles semifinal, and will race in the finals on Saturday at 3:50 p.m. at the 31st Annual Women's NAIA Outdoor National Championships at the Outdoor Sports Complex. Full story >
Photo of Mount Mercy track & field standout Jenna Higgins
May 26, 2011 - 11:44pm
MARION, Ind. -- Mount Mercy sophomore Jenna Higgins became the first track & field national champion in school history, winning the javelin at the 31st Annual Women's NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships today at the Outdoor Sports Complex. Full story >
May 26, 2011 - 9:44am
Mount Mercy University criminal justice alumni were among those who received top honors during the 2011 Cedar Rapids Police Department Annual Awards Ceremony on May 19, 2011.
Photo of Mount Mercy track and field's Beth Ripperger
May 25, 2011 - 3:25pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- A total of eight Mount Mercy track & field athletes will compete in five events at the 31st Annual Women's NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships later this week at the Outdoor Sports Complex in Marion, Ind. Full story >
May 23, 2011 - 9:56am
Mount Mercy University's two highest awards for graduates were presented during the 2011 Commencement ceremony on May 22 at the U.S. Cellular Center. Kelsey K. Hansen, a nursing major from Alton, Iowa, received the Catherine McAuley Award, the highest honor given to a student who has attended Mount Mercy for four years. Elizabeth Drop, a psychology major from Iowa City, Iowa, received the Mary Frances Warde Award, the highest honor given to a student who transferred to Mount Mercy.
Photo of Mount Mercy women's basketball, soccer recruit Alex Pircer
May 19, 2011 - 2:05pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Basketball and soccer standout Alexandria Pircer from NU High School in Cedar Falls will join the women's basketball and soccer programs at Mount Mercy this fall. Full story >
Photo of Mount Mercy baseball player Derrick Weber
May 18, 2011 - 2:04pm
MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa -- Mustang senior right-hander Derrick Weber, a two-time Midwest Collegiate Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week this spring, was named honorable mention all-conference, the league announced this week. Full story >
May 17, 2011 - 2:07pm
Several Mount Mercy students will head overseas this summer through programs and internships in Europe and South America, the result of ongoing partnerships and cultivation with institutions overseas.
May 13, 2011 - 11:32am
Mount Mercy University earned second place among more than 200 colleges and universities competing in the waste minimization category for corrugated cardboard during the national RecycleMania challenge.
Mount Mercy softball photo
May 11, 2011 - 11:14am
MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa --Five Mount Mercy softball players garnered Midwest Collegiate Conference postseason awards, including first-team all-MCC selections Liz Hill, Jessica Magnuson and Mariah Early, the league announced on Tuesday. Full story >
May 9, 2011 - 10:23pm
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Mount Mercy had seven event champions and 17 student-athletes earned a total of 20 all-conference honors at the 2011 Midwest Collegiate Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Williams Stadium over the weekend. Full story >
May 2, 2011 - 5:07pm
Mays Island was bustling with activity over the weekend during a unique campout with Mount Mercy students and Scouts from the Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America on May 7-8, 2011.
April 30, 2011 - 2:08pm
Mount Mercy students sacrificed a Saturday morning in order to reach out within the community and live out the call to serve during Spring Outreach. More than 60 students joined together in teams to perform tasks such as yard work, staining decks, cleaning and volunteering for Cedar Rapids' non-profits.
April 29, 2011 - 2:25pm
Mount Mercy students, faculty and staff came together on April 27 for a unique event that allowed the campus community to safely share personal struggles, challenges, heartache and achievement with each other.
Photo of the 2011 Mount Mercy softball team
April 28, 2011 - 11:16pm
MARION, Iowa -- Mount Mercy outscored St. Ambrose, 13-1, in a doubleheader sweep of the Queen Bees that clinched the fourth seed for the Mustangs in this weekend's Midwest Collegiate Conference Softball Tournament. Full story >


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