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May 19, 2014 - 10:45am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Mount Mercy University recognized the women's soccer team with the President's Award at Honors Convocation on Saturday, May 17. The President's Award is given in recognition of outstanding perseverance and diligence in pursuit of goals. This year marks the first time a group of students have been honored for coming together during a time of devastating grief.
Keva Fawkes awarded the Mary Frances Warde Award
May 19, 2014 - 8:26am
Mount Mercy graduate Keva Fawkes ‘14, of Inagua, Bahamas, received the Mary Frances Warde Award during Mount Mercy’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18. Keva is the daughter of Patty and Cecil Fawkes.
MMU Women’s Soccer Team recognized with President’s Award
May 17, 2014 - 4:09pm
Mount Mercy University recognized the women’s soccer team with the President’s Award at Honors Convocation on Saturday, May 17. The President’s Award is given in recognition of outstanding perseverance and diligence in pursuit of goals. This year marks the first time a group of students have been honored for coming together during a time of devastating grief.
May 16, 2014 - 1:02pm
Mount Mercy University is calling for the nomination of outstanding alumni leaders to be recognized for their professional accomplishments and service to the community. Honorees will be acknowledged during an annual recognition luncheon held in conjunction with Homecoming this fall. “Mount Mercy alumni make monumental impacts on their communities,” said Josie Takes, coordinator of alumni relations. “Our annual award presentation and luncheon is one way the university shows our pride in their exceptional service.”
Scripture on the Hill
May 15, 2014 - 9:20am
Mount Mercy University’s Mission and Ministry Department is sponsoring Scripture on the Hill, a series of three lunch-n-learns on the Gospel according to Mark, facilitated by Bill Mulcahey, Director of Campus Ministry.
Congratulations to Mount Mercy's graduating class of 2014!
May 14, 2014 - 2:08pm
Mount Mercy University will hold commencement exercises on Sunday, May 18, at 1:00 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Cedar Rapids. Mount Mercy will graduate 420 undergraduate students and 104 students in graduate programs. Michael Kutcher, motivational speaker and advocate will serve as the commencement speaker.
May 14, 2014 - 10:45am
OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- Senior Ryan Schrimper was a first-team selection and juniors Jacob Selander and Jack South received honorable mention when the Midwest Collegiate Conference men's golf honors were announced on Friday.
May 13, 2014 - 2:54pm
Never fear, free laundry is almost here! Over this summer, all washers and dryers on campus will be replaced with brand new, top of the line commercial machines. With the upgrade comes an academic year of free laundry for on-campus residents starting Fall 2014. “It’s exciting because students are watching their budgets and sometimes laundry takes a back seat to other needs or wants,” said Director of Residence Life Scott Horch.
May 13, 2014 - 1:01pm
Mount Mercy University announces the addition of a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program slated to start Fall 2014. Classes will be offered conveniently on weeknights, Saturdays, and sometimes online to allow students to balance work and family while pursuing a graduate degree.
May 13, 2014 - 12:00pm
OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- Mount Mercy junior Madison Goodfellow was named honorable mention all-Midwest Collegiate Conference for the 2013-14 season by a vote of league coaches, the MCC announced on Friday.
May 9, 2014 - 12:45pm
OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- Mount Mercy juniors Austin Czerwiec and Patrick Haney were named honorable mention all-Midwest Collegiate Conference by a vote of league coaches, the MCC announced today.
Mount Mercy University is veteran friendly and supportive of military personnel
May 9, 2014 - 8:34am
Mount Mercy University President Laurie Hamen will sign a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserves, a public acknowledgement of the university’s support of military personnel, during a 10 a.m. brunch on Monday, May 12 at the Mount Mercy CRST International Graduate Center.
May 7, 2014 - 11:12am
Before studying at Mount Mercy University, international student Sarka Dvorakova grew up with her mother and father in the Czech Republic city of Prostějov, just 40 miles from the Slovak boarder. Though she was only a baby when the Velvet Divorce occurred more than 20 years ago, Dvorakova is able to recognize some of the differences in the eras before and after the non-violent dissolution of Czechoslovakia.  “It’s not really about what happened 20 years ago, but it’s more like the things that remain from it until now,” Dvorakova explained.
May 5, 2014 - 10:15am
OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- Mount Mercy's Catie Flaucher and Erica Soppe headlined a group of five Mustangs named to the 2014 All-Midwest Collegiate Conference softball teams, the league announced today.
May 3, 2014 - 8:50pm
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Mount Mercy brought home six individual titles and the Mustang men and women each finished fourth at the 2014 Midwest Collegiate Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships this weekend.
May 3, 2014 - 7:10pm
OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- The season came to a close for the fourth-seeded Mount Mercy softball team today with a pair of losses to William Penn and St. Ambrose at the Midwest Collegiate Conference Final Four at Penn Field.
May 2, 2014 - 10:35am
RIVERSIDE, Iowa -- Junior Madison Goodfellow finished eighth and sophomore Meg Monson tied for ninth, leading Mount Mercy to fourth place at the 2014 Midwest Collegiate Conference Championships on Monday and Tuesday at Blue Top Ridge Golf Course.
May 1, 2014 - 9:20pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Fourth-seeded Mount Mercy defeated fifth-seeded Clarke, 3-1, in the first round of the Midwest Collegiate Conference Softball Tournament on Thursday at Tomahawk Park. The Mustangs advance to the MCC Final Four this weekend in Oskaloosa.
Grotto May Day Celebration at Mount Mercy
May 1, 2014 - 4:22pm
Mount Mercy University will reenact a cherished 30-year tradition during the Grotto May Day Celebration on Friday, May 2, from 3 – 5 p.m. at Mount Mercy’s historic Our Mother of Sorrows Grotto. Entertainment will include a reenactment of the 1920s Isadora Duncan scarf dance – once a common practice on campus – and performances by student soloists representing Mount Mercy’s Music Department.  Maypole dances and door prizes are just a few of the offerings. The event is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.
Choose Your Challenge: Photo and Video contest
May 1, 2014 - 1:38pm
Enter the Choose Your Challenge contest for a chance to put some summertime cash in your pocket! Just choose from the three contest categories below, be super creative, enter the contest by May 20, and three lucky winners will be paid for their Mustang pride! Any current Mount Mercy University student may select from three contest categories:

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