News Archive

October 24, 2014 - 10:40am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce the name of its soon-to-be outdoor athletic facility: The Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex. The name honors Mr. Plaster, co-founder of Enactus—an international student, business and entrepreneurship program with an active chapter on Mount Mercy’s campus—and founder of the Robert W. Plaster Foundation of Lebanon, Mo.
October 21, 2014 - 3:50pm
OMAHA, Neb. -- Mount Mercy got its first victory in five games and moved within a win of the single-season school record after a 3-1 defeat of Grace (Neb.) in a non-conference women's soccer match on Monday at Tranquility Park.
October 21, 2014 - 11:30am
OMAHA, Neb. -- The Mount Mercy men's soccer team scorched the record books Monday night in a 17-0 victory over Grace (Neb.) in a non-conference match at Tranquility Park.
October 16, 2014 - 9:05am
Julie Sterling, M.D. ’98 and Jennifer Welton ’05 will be honored as part of the Corridor Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 class of 2014. The annual awards reception spotlights community leaders under the age of 40 who are working to make a positive impact in the Corridor. Dr. Sterling graduated from Mount Mercy with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and biology. She practices at Family Medicine Specialists, P.C. in Cedar Rapids.
October 14, 2014 - 8:33am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce Veterans Free Lunch Fridays beginning October 2014 and running through the academic year. This special program comes on the heels of the university’s pledge to support our troops through signing a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserves this spring and the opening of a Veterans’ Lounge this summer.
October 9, 2014 - 1:42pm
In an effort to raise political awareness among their peers, undergraduate students in Mount Mercy University’s Introduction to American Government arranged to make voting easier for young adults and community members alike. After appraisal and approval of a 100-signature petition by the Linn County Auditor’s Office, Mount Mercy will act as a community-wide satellite voting station on Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
October 9, 2014 - 9:55am
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Mount Mercy dropped a three-set match at 22nd-ranked Grand View Wednesday night, falling 25-19, 25-21, 25-13 in a Midwest Collegiate Conference match at the Charles S. Johnson Wellness Center.
October 8, 2014 - 2:58pm
Danny DeBacker: Teammate, Friend & Student of Mount Mercy University Share a memory of your friend/teammate
October 7, 2014 - 9:25am
National Depression Screening Day, an initiative of Screening for Mental Health, is held every year during Mental Health Awareness Week in an effort to connect individuals with the help needed to overcome depression. This year’s screening day is Thursday, Oct. 9 and Mount Mercy University’s Olson Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic will offer the public free, confidential depression screens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with no appointment needed.
October 6, 2014 - 4:46pm
Professors Elizabeth Kleiman and Jitka Stehnova from Mount Mercy University’s Department of Natural and Applied Sciences recently received a financial grant from the Aegon Transamerica Foundation. The grant will help fund ExploreU, Mount Mercy’s week-long summer camp for middle school girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) professions.
October 4, 2014 - 9:35pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The only score of the day came on an own goal in the 19th minute as Mount Mercy fell to seventh-ranked Grand View, 1-0, in Midwest Collegiate Conference men's soccer at Lower Kingston Field on Saturday.
October 4, 2014 - 9:00pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Grand View stunned Mount Mercy with a pair of early goals and went on to defeat the Mustangs, 3-1, in a Midwest Collegiate Conference women's soccer match on Saturday at Lower Kingston Field.
October 3, 2014 - 11:55pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Baseball all-American Ryan Barnes '07, women's golfer Laura Salmon Kloss '07 and volleyball standout Jeni Streb Gaffey '07 were inducted into the Mount Mercy Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday night as part of Homecoming 2014.
October 2, 2014 - 8:51am
Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the country have prompted nation-wide discussions on police use of force. Mount Mercy University’s criminal justice program is hosting a community conversation with local law officials to educate Eastern Iowa on use of force procedures in Linn County.
October 1, 2014 - 3:04pm
Funeral arrangements for Danny DeBacker have been announced. Visitation will occur Sunday, Oct. 5 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, IL. Funeral service will occur Monday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. at Heritage Church, Rock Island, IL. Click here for more information.
September 30, 2014 - 1:05pm
The Sisters of Mercy, the Rohde family and two of Mount Mercy’s most important women will forever be memorialized on the university’s campus.
September 30, 2014 - 9:52am
Two unique exhibits on display from Sept. 25 - Oct. 5 at Mount Mercy University bring to life startling statistics and devastating results of human trafficking–one of the critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy. The two displays are part of the Journey to Freedom collection and can be viewed in the Basile Hall atrium on main campus (small display) and the Francis J. Pruss Conference Center within the CRST International Graduate Center (more extensive display). Displays can be viewed 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
September 29, 2014 - 9:43am
Mount Mercy University President Laurie Hamen will present ideas for fostering professional success during Women Honoring Innovation & Passion (WHIP) on Thursday, Oct. 9. Three Sixty Blue Sky Events, an organization committed to the professional growth of women, will host WHIP at the Doubletree by Hilton Conference Center in downtown Cedar Rapids from 8 a.m. - noon.
September 28, 2014 - 4:40pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The Mount Mercy University community is mourning the loss of Danny DeBacker, a senior from Orion, Ill., who was killed in an automobile accident early the morning of Sept. 28.
September 28, 2014 - 4:18pm
The Mount Mercy University community is mourning the loss of Danny DeBacker, a senior from Orion, Ill., who was killed in an automobile accident early the morning of Sept. 28. DeBacker, 22, was a double major in psychology and biology and a member of the Mount Mercy men's basketball team, as well as track and field, who transferred from Black Hawk Community College in 2013. Service arrangements are pending. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Danny's family and friends during this difficult time.