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May 9, 2016 - 1:14pm
Photos by student Todd Cross Mount Mercy University art and design students and faculty are helping celebrate Iowa artist Grant Wood’s 125th birthday with entries into Overalls All Over and 2x2xU. Overalls All Over
May 9, 2016 - 9:59am
You can't walk more than a few feet in Hennessey Recreation Center without being reminded of the school's rich sports history. Home to Mount Mercy's basketball team, the hoops hardware in the halls and accolades adorning the walls detail the recent success the Mustangs have experienced. But none of the hard-fought victories, none of the come-from-behind nail-biting wins matter. Not today.
May 3, 2016 - 10:13am
May is shaping up to be a music-filled month at Mount Mercy University, as students prepare to welcome spring with two musical events. Students get ready to display talents at the May 5 Jazz, Java, Jive talent show, while others arrange to perform in the May 10 Spring Concert. Jazz, Java, Jive The university’s Music Department will host Jazz, Java, and Jive on Thursday, May 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall. This cabaret-style talent show will feature acts from students and the university’s Jazz Connection group.
Taylor Zumbach is a graduating senior public relations major with minors in journalism and psychology at Mount Mercy University. She also has been managing editor of the Mount Mercy Times and a public relations and communications intern at TaxAct. She is from Coggon, Iowa.
May 3, 2016 - 9:17am
From IowaWatch.org, Search For Civil Speech On College Campuses Collides With First Amendment Making Boundaries: The Impact of Defining Speech Limists on College Campuses The 2016 College Media Project, Making Boundaries, brought together fourteen students from six Iowa colleges. The project examined whether or not limits exist for speech and expression on college campuses.  
May 2, 2016 - 12:55pm
Dr. Herman B. White, Jr. has been selected as the keynote speaker for Mount Mercy University’s 2016 commencement ceremony to be held on May 22 at 1 p.m. at the US Cellular Center in downtown Cedar Rapids. Through his long and prestigious career, Dr. White has been associated with physics departments at Yale University, Michigan State University, North Central College and Florida State University, from which he received his Ph.D.
April 29, 2016 - 3:09pm
Mount Mercy University’s Enactus club is changing the lives of disadvantaged women in eastern Iowa through a job readiness initiative called EmpowHer.
April 29, 2016 - 3:08pm
Courtney Snodgrass ’17, is wasting no time in achieving her dreams of becoming an established writer and activist. Using her two areas of study in tandem, the junior English and psychology major has published two poetry collections, writes commissioned pieces, is spending part of the year editing Mount Mercy’s Paha Review and is in the daunting process of starting a nonprofit to benefit area veterans.
April 29, 2016 - 3:07pm
At Mount Mercy University, we play a great balancing act with the definition of success. Our alumni, students, and members of our faculty and staff have achieved significant accomplishments in their professional lives. Many have been overwhelmingly successful by every financial measure possible. But beyond the index of their salaries, many judge their success in other terms—by providing compassionate service and support to those in need, and by holding society together in vital ways.

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