News Archive

April 24, 2015 - 3:02pm
Mount Mercy welcomes long-time Cedar Rapidian Dr. Ruth White to the university’s board of trustees. Dr. White served as an English teacher, Advance Placement Literature instructor and academic advisor to minority students in the Cedar Rapids Community School District for over 30 years. Currently Dr. White is the Executive Director for The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success—a college preparatory program for students of color—and serves as an educational diversity and cultural competency consultant for Transwebglobal.
April 22, 2015 - 4:28pm
Mount Mercy University’s drama department will be performing “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” for their annual spring drama production on April 24-25 at 7:30 p.m. and April 26 at 2:30 p.m. This six-time Tony Award nominee musical follows a dysfunctional, yet humorous group of middle school adolescents on their journey to win the Putnam Valley Middle School Spelling Bee. The audience will participate along the way as the group finds themselves encountering self-doubt, anxiety, loneliness, sexual awakening and the realization that winning isn’t everything.
April 21, 2015 - 2:25pm
Mount Mercy University will host its annual Multicultural Fair on Thursday, April 23 from 3 to 5:45 p.m. at the Sisters of Mercy University Center and Rhode Family Plaza. This event will showcase the various cultures represented in Mount Mercy’s diverse student body, by allowing various countries from around the world to share their culture with others.
April 20, 2015 - 10:02am
On April 22, Iowa native David Thoreson will visit Mount Mercy University and present on topics related to the environment at 7 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall to celebrate Earth Day. Thoreson has a unique education and numerous life experiences that he uses to present on varying topics.
April 18, 2015 - 7:35pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Visiting St. Ambrose took the first two games of a weekend series with Mount Mercy, sweeping the Mustangs, 4-2 and 3-2, in a Midwest Collegiate Conference baseball doubleheader on Saturday at Ken Charipar Field.
April 16, 2015 - 12:33pm
Dr. Nathan Klein, assistant professor of business and 2007 Mount Mercy University alumni, was recently selected to receive the inaugural Seagren-Joekel-Ihrig Award for the Best Interdisciplinary Leadership Dissertation by Creighton University. Klein was one of two graduates from Creighton University’s Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Leadership selected by the faculty.
April 16, 2015 - 12:05pm
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Mount Mercy baseball team clings to the fifth spot in the Midwest Collegiate Conference standings after a doubleheader split with AIB on Wednesday at Lincoln Field.
April 16, 2015 - 10:55am
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Amanda Gaffey homered three times and drove in five runs as the Mount Mercy softball team split a Midwest Collegiate Conference doubleheader on Wednesday at the Viterbo Outdoor Athletic Complex.
April 14, 2015 - 10:20pm
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- When the first round was over, they were in seventh place and trailed the leaders by eight strokes. One round later, 21st-ranked Mount Mercy skipped all the way to the top of the leaderboard to claim the team title at the NAIA Classic at the Brickyard Crossing.
April 13, 2015 - 10:50pm
MARION, Iowa -- Meg Monson finished third, two strokes off the lead, as the Mustang women's golf team placed fifth at its own Mount Mercy Spring Invitational on Saturday and Sunday at Hunters Ridge Golf Course.
April 13, 2015 - 10:25pm
LIBERTY, Mo. -- The Mount Mercy men's and women's track & field teams traveled to William Jewell over the weekend to compete at the Darrel Gourley Open on Friday and Saturday. The Mustang women finished fourth, while the men placed 16th.
April 10, 2015 - 3:54pm
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce that Rev. Anthony Adawu (lovingly known as Father Tony) has accepted the position of residential chaplain. Father Tony will be the first full-time chaplain for the university in almost six years.
April 9, 2015 - 1:44pm
Sister Karen Schneider has been selected as the keynote speaker for Mount Mercy’s University’s commencement ceremony to be held on May 17 at 1 p.m. at the US Cellular Center in downtown Cedar Rapids. Serving as both physician and assistant professor of pediatric emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins University Children’s Center as well as a Sister of Mercy, Sister Karen works to improve children’s health in the United States and around the world.
April 8, 2015 - 12:20am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Mount Mercy roared back from a seven-run deficit in game two, but couldn't close the deal in a softball doubleheader sweep by Clarke in Midwest Collegiate Conference action on Tuesday at Tomahawk Park.
April 7, 2015 - 1:45pm
HOWIE-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. -- The 19th-ranked Mount Mercy men's golf team used a strong third round to leap two spots and finish 10th at the loaded NAIA/Golfweek Invitational on Sunday and Monday at Mission Golf Resort.
April 5, 2015 - 10:10am
GRINNELL, Iowa -- The Mount Mercy offense tallied 18 runs and 25 hits on Saturday as the Mustangs swept a non-conference doubleheader with Grinnell, 10-4 and 8-1, at the Grinnell Softball Complex.
April 3, 2015 - 10:00am
PELLA, Iowa -- Mount Mercy brought home a pair of individual titles as the Mustang women finished second and the men placed sixth at the Central College Invitational on Thursday.
April 2, 2015 - 4:10pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Council of Presidents is pleased to announce that it has approved the applications of Mount Mercy University and Clarke University for membership into the conference.
April 2, 2015 - 2:47pm
Since 2005, Associate Provost Tom Castle has been an important member of the Council for Accelerated Programs (CAP), a professional network for higher education institutions offering accelerated formats. After serving in various positions, Castle became CAP president in 2013, taking on a leadership role in advocating for accelerated programs around the country.
April 1, 2015 - 4:21pm
Emilie Jacobson, a senior biology major at Mount Mercy University, was recently named a 2015 Newman Civic Fellow, an award given to promising student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in their community.