LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Another outstanding cross country season wrapped up yesterday for Mount Mercy as five Mustangs competed at the 35th Annual Women's and 59th Annual Men's NAIA Cross Country National Championships at Rim Rock Farm.
Fifteen Mount Mercy freshmen in Dr. Norma Linda Mattingly’s portal class, Immigrants and Literacy, visited Taylor Elementary School in Cedar Rapids on Oct.17 to read storybooks to children in preschool through fourth grade.
They volunteered during Mount Mercy’s Fall Break to participate in the America Reads Challenge, a national initiative to improve the reading skills of elementary-age children. The challenge has been going strong across the country since 1996.
OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- Mount Mercy sophomore middle blocker Leslie Hoffmann was named first-team all-Midwest Collegiate Conference while sophomore setter Abbie Perez and sophomore outside hitter Megan Paustian received honorable mention all-MCC by a vote of league volleyball coac
Mount Mercy University is pleased to host Audrey Boone Tillman, executive vice president and general counsel for Aflac Incorporated, on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Sisters of Mercy University Center.
Tillman will be the keynote speaker for the university’s annual Barbara Knapp Speaker Series, an event named in honor of Mount Mercy Board of Trustee Barbara Knapp whose family founded Securities Corporation of Iowa. The series hosts influential speakers on business-related topics of benefit to the campus and greater community.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The Mount Mercy men's basketball team went toe-to-toe with a top-25 opponent on Saturday and came away with a 96-95 victory over Culver-Stockton (Mo.) at Hennessey Recreation Center.
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Mount Mercy took nationally-ranked Grand View to four sets Wednesday night, but the second-seeded Vikings were able to hold off the third-seeded Mustangs, 25-21, 25-23, 17-25, 25-20, in a Midwest Collegiate Conference Tournament semifinal.
In October, Mount Mercy University’s criminal justice program hosted local law officials in a panel conversation on police use of force policies in Cedar Rapids and Linn County. The conversation continues on Nov. 18 through a special workshop, Roll of the Dice, Diversity and the Community: A Special Look at Criminal Justice.
OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- After posting double-digit victories for the fourth time in five seasons, the Mount Mercy men's soccer team placed seven players on all-Midwest Collegiate Conference teams, the league announced this week.
Mount Mercy University and Kirkwood Community College have worked together for more than 15 years to provide students with top-quality education. On Friday, Nov. 14, the institutions continue their partnership by signing two new guaranteed admission agreements that will assist both veteran and international students in achieving affordable pathways to a four-year degree.
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Tyler Keith dominated the field and was named Harrier of the Year and Evan Bowman finished fifth to lead the Mount Mercy men's cross country team to a runner-up finish at the Midwest Collegiate Conference Championships on Saturday at Pettibone Park.
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Mount Mercy's Liz Mosbach won the individual title at the Midwest Collegiate Conference Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Pettibone Park and the Mustangs will send three runners to the NAIA national meet later this month in Kansas.
DAVENPORT, Iowa -- It was an all-to-familiar scene on Sunday as sixth-seeded Mount Mercy and second-seeded St. Ambrose played to a 1-1 draw before the Bees won the shootout, 4-2, and advanced to the finals of the Midwest Collegiate Conference Men's Soccer Tournament.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- In its first postseason match at home since 2006, third-seeded Mount Mercy took care of sixth-seeded AIB in three sets on Saturday night, beating the Eagles, 25-13, 25-17, 25-22 in the quarterfinals of the Midwest Collegiate Conference Volleyball Tournament at Hennessey Recreation Center.
Governor Branstad announced Mount Mercy University as one of three colleges to be named a Home Base Iowa Certified Higher Academic Military Partner (CHAMP) during a press conference in Des Moines on Oct. 27. The governor explained the partnerships will ensure that military personnel have the higher education support needed to achieve future educational goals.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The Mount Mercy volleyball team capped off the regular season with a three-set sweep of St. Ambrose in Midwest Collegiate Conference action on Senior Night Wednesday at Hennessey Recreation Center.
In an effort to promote bicycling as a form of transportation and healthy living, Mount Mercy University has done a number of things to convert the campus to a bike-friendly space. These efforts have led Mount Mercy to receive an honorable mention in the Bicycle Friendly University category from the League of American Bicyclists, one of only two universities in Iowa to be recognized.
Professor of Nursing Dr. Mary Tarbox will explore how the flu pandemic during WWI changed the world’s view of contagious diseases and treatment of disease in the course of her discussion “The Great Flu and Modern Medicine” on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy on Mount Mercy University’s campus.
Students will get extra inspiration to break the boundaries of social comfort zones through a portal class project that encourages meeting new friends over lunch. On Wednesday, Nov. 5, Associate Professor of Education Norma Linda Mattingly’s portal class, Immigrants and Literacy: In Pursuit of the American Dream, will organize Mix It Up at Lunch Day.
A nation-wide event launched by Teaching Tolerance, Mix It Up at Lunch Day encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries.
Buelane Daughtery, a staple amongst Mount Mercy’s community for 31 years, was awarded professor emeritus this fall. Since her retirement as vice president of academic affairs in 2008, she has remained close to Mount Mercy’s nursing program.
“Her ability to collaborate with other departments in the university was a special talent, and she helped keep the departments working well together for the success of the university and the students,” said Mary Tarbox, chair of the department of nursing.