News Archive

March 25, 2014 - 4:27pm
Three writers from Mount Mercy University’s English department read portions of their in-progress memoirs at NewBo Books on March 13, 2014. Professor of English Mary Vermillion, Adjunct Writing Specialist Benjamin Thiel and Adjunct Writing Instructor Kim Flugga-Ciha ‘11 shared as part of the store’s March is for Memoirs celebration.
March 20, 2014 - 9:03am
Joy Ochs, professor of English and honors program director, has been granted a Mellon Fellowship and will travel to India in June 2014 to attend the ASIANetwork Faculty Enhancement Program (ANFEP). The three-week seminar and field study will examine rapid globalization, environmental threats, and cultural responses in the Indian cities of Chennai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad. ASIANetwork is a consortium of North American colleges working to strengthen Asian studies within liberal arts. Ochs looks forward to incorporating her learnings at Mount Mercy.
March 19, 2014 - 4:00pm
When Michael Kutcher ‘02 graduated from Mount Mercy with degrees in management and finance, he didn’t plan on a career in public speaking.  After an eye-opening encounter with a five-year-old living with pronounced cerebral palsy – a condition Kutcher shares in mild form – Michael decided to let life lead him toward his true calling: motivational speaking.
March 18, 2014 - 10:00pm
ADDISON, Ill. -- The Mount Mercy women's bowling team made a move on day two, but couldn't climb high enough to advance to the final round of the xbowling Intercollegiate Team Championships. The Mustang women finished sixth, the men 11th at Stardust Bowl.
March 17, 2014 - 10:35pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Mount Mercy men's golf team is 19th and the Mustang women's squad received votes in the first NAIA rankings of the season.
March 17, 2014 - 2:15pm
Carol Tyx, associate professor of English, has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize for her book of poetry, Rising to the Rim. Published by Brick Road Poetry Press in 2013, Rising to the Rim is the second collection of poems for Tyx, a Mount Mercy faculty for twelve years. Enjoy a reading from the work on the University’s YouTube channel.
March 15, 2014 - 10:50pm
OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- The William Penn offense was too much for Mount Mercy on Saturday as the Lady Statesmen opened Midwest Collegiate Conference play with a sweep of the Mustangs.
March 15, 2014 - 10:30pm
CRETE, Neb. -- Mount Mercy struggled offensively while Doane (Neb.) scored 26 runs during a three-game sweep of the Mustangs in a non-conference baseball series this weekend at Ledon Baseball Field.
March 14, 2014 - 4:49pm
Nursing graduate Stephanie Nibaur ’13 was accepted into Mercy Volunteer Corps as a 2013-2014 volunteer. As part of the Catholic Volunteer Network of AmeriCorps, the Mercy volunteers work to foster social change in impoverished or disadvantaged areas of the United States and South America. Volunteers are placed for one year, working in the realms of health, education and social work. Nibaur is serving in St. Michaels, Ariz., a remote community in the Navajo Nation. She is working with residents to help them soar to their full potential.
March 10, 2014 - 1:10pm
GENEVA, Ohio -- Mount Mercy had a pair of top-20 finishers at the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships over the weekend at the SPIRE Institute.
March 7, 2014 - 11:25am
OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- Mount Mercy's Amanda Frost, Christa Oldham and Makenzie Zeitler were named to all-Midwest Collegiate Conference teams by a vote of league coaches, the MCC announced this week.
March 5, 2014 - 10:05pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Three members of the Mount Mercy men's and women's track & field teams will compete at the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships this week at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
March 5, 2014 - 10:37am
Immigration reform is a priority for the United States Bishops and the Sisters of Mercy. This issue is currently receiving national attention, and there are some indications that there could be progress soon.  As a Mercy institution of higher learning, it seems appropriate for Mount Mercy to spend some energy during Lent to raise awareness on these issues and encourage prayer and advocacy. The following outlines what activities will take place during Lent that will encourage reflection on Immigration as a Mount Mercy campus.
March 3, 2014 - 10:55pm
DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Mount Mercy's hopes of another trip the national tournament were dashed in the waning seconds on Monday night as 13th-ranked St. Ambrose surrendered a 13-point halftime lead but escaped with a 69-67 victory over the Mustangs in the championship game of the Midwest Collegiate Conference Tournament at Lee Lohman Arena.
March 3, 2014 - 2:10pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The Mount Mercy bowling programs hosted a tournament for the first time over the weekend, bringing in six other teams for the Midwest Collegiate Conference Championships on Saturday and Sunday at May City Bowl.
March 1, 2014 - 8:40pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- They didn't make it easy on themselves, but the Mount Mercy women's basketball team managed to clinch a berth in the finals of the Midwest Collegiate Conference Tournament with a 69-65 victory over William Penn on Saturday at Hennessey Recreation Center.
February 28, 2014 - 11:10pm
OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- Mount Mercy made a valiant comeback after facing a huge first-half deficit, but William Penn was able to weather the storm and advance to the championship game of the Midwest Collegiate Conference Men's Basketball Tournament with a 96-89 victory on Friday at the Penn Gymnasium.
February 27, 2014 - 11:40pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Mount Mercy avenged a seven-point loss to Viterbo (Wis.) in its regular season finale on Saturday, pounding the V-Hawks, 74-51, in Thursday's Midwest Collegiate Conference women's basketball quarterfinal at Hennessey Recreation Center.
February 26, 2014 - 9:55pm
DUBUQUE, Iowa -- Sixth-seeded Mount Mercy avenged a pair of regular season losses to Clarke, advancing to the semifinals of the Midwest Collegiate Conference Men's Basketball Tournament with a 79-73 road win over the third-seeded Crusaders at the Kehl Center.
February 26, 2014 - 10:13am
Twelve African-American community leaders will gather at Mount Mercy University on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 5:30-7 p.m. for a professional panel presentation titled “The Black and White of Being a Black Professional in Eastern Iowa.”