News Archive

February 18, 2014 - 9:15pm
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Mount Mercy took on a huge field of the best bowling programs in the country over the weekend at the Backhaul Direct Hoosier Classic. The Mustang women finished 31st out of 64 teams, while the men were 32nd of 78 teams at the event.
February 15, 2014 - 10:25pm
STERLING, Ill. -- The Mount Mercy men's and women's track & field teams crowned five champions at the Midwest Collegiate Conference Indoor Championships on Friday at the Westwood Fitness and Sports Center. The Mustang women placed fourth, the men fifth.
February 15, 2014 - 5:55pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- William Penn owned the final four minutes of the game and edged Mount Mercy, 76-69, in Midwest Collegiate Conference men's basketball on Saturday at Hennessey Recreation Center.
February 15, 2014 - 5:30pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- After trailing by two at intermission, William Penn took the lead for good with a little more than 16 minutes to go and handed Mount Mercy its third straight loss, 63-60, in a Midwest Collegiate Conference women's basketball game on Saturday at Hennessey Recreation Center.
Jim Grove, English Professor, Mount Mercy University
February 13, 2014 - 9:35am
Mount Mercy University English professor Dr. Jim Grove presented his personal recollections of Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution to Meth-Wick residents on Jan. 31, 2014 as part of the new M&M Scholars series. “I spoke about it because this is the 25th anniversary of the revolution,” remarked Dr. Grove. “I especially stressed how the students at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia, were at the forefront of the revolution and my feelings about the revolution 25 years later.”
February 12, 2014 - 11:30am
Michelle Akers Ana Allison Chelsea Amelon Patricia Anderson Stephanie Anspaugh
February 10, 2014 - 9:24am
Students Naomi Fisher and Rachel Vaughn each took a half-court shot at a $1,000 scholarship during the men’s basketball game against St. Ambrose on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. During the fall 2013 semester, Mount Mercy’s student alumni group Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.) offered students a chance at winning one of two scholarships if they participated in an athletic attendance punch card initiative, and could sink a shot from Hennessey’s half-court. Fisher and Vaughn, both nursing students, were randomly drawn as the finalists.
February 7, 2014 - 1:54pm
The Mount Mercy Times won 15 awards, including three first-place awards, seven second-place awards, two third place awards and three honorable mentions at the Iowa College Media Association convention Feb. 6 in Des Moines. Fourteen of the awards were in the ICMA “Better Newspaper” contest, recognizing the Mount Mercy Times newspaper. The other award was in the Multi-Media competition, which included the Times web site. 
February 6, 2014 - 5:04pm
David Van Allen, emeritus professor at Mount Mercy University, will be one of three artists showcased in “A different view,” Black Earth Gallery’s latest show. An opening reception will be held on Feb. 6 from 5-7 p.m. The work of Shane McCallister and Ellen Mariano will also be featured. The show will run through March 29 at Black Earth Gallery, 329 10th Avenue SE, suite 231. Van Allen became a full-time employee at Mount Mercy in 1991. In addition to teaching, he was gallery director and college photographer.
February 6, 2014 - 11:40am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The Mount Mercy men's basketball team dealt St. Ambrose its second loss in Midwest Collegiate Conference play on Wednesday night, pounding the league-leading Bees, 88-71, at Hennessey Recreation Center.
February 6, 2014 - 11:25am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The top two women's basketball teams in the Midwest Collegiate Conference squared off on Wednesday night at Hennessey Recreation Center, with league-leading St. Ambrose ending Mount Mercy's six-game winning streak with a 79-71 victory over the Mustangs.
February 6, 2014 - 9:10am
MOUNT VERNON, Iowa -- The Mount Mercy men's and women's track & field teams brought home three titles from Saturday's Hilltop Open hosted by Cornell at the Small Multi-Events Center.
February 6, 2014 - 9:00am
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. -- The Mount Mercy women's bowling team was seeded fifth entering match play, then ended up third at the McKendree (Ill.) Baker Challenge. The Mustang men finished 12th at the same event.
February 5, 2014 - 12:10pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce the securement of a $3 million gift from the Robert W. Plaster Foundation of Lebanon, Mo. The gift was made in support of the university's outdoor athletic complex, which will be named the Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex.
February 1, 2014 - 9:05pm
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The struggle continues for the Mount Mercy men's basketball team. After trailing by 10 points at the half, the Mustangs could only get within six after the break and dropped a Midwest Collegiate Conference contest on Saturday at AIB, 81-63, at the Activities Center.
February 1, 2014 - 8:40pm
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Freshman forward Abby Herb was perfect from the field while scoring a game-high 25 points and sophomore guard Makenzie Zeitler tallied 12 rebounds and eight assists to lead Mount Mercy to a 74-55 victory over AIB in a Midwest Collegiate Conference women's basketball game on Saturday at the AIB Activities Center.
January 29, 2014 - 10:35pm
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Trailing by three points with 4:15 to go, Viterbo (Wis.) ended the game with a 19-6 run to hand the Mount Mercy men's basketball team its fourth straight loss, 72-62, in a Midwest Collegiate Conference contest on Wednesday at R.W. Beggs Gymnasium.
January 29, 2014 - 9:15pm
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Mount Mercy had one of its best shooting nights of the season and cruised to its fifth straight win, 73-51, over Viterbo (Wis.) in a Midwest Collegiate Conference women's basketball game on Wednesday at R.W. Beggs Gymnasium.
January 28, 2014 - 3:59pm
Mount Mercy University is collaborating with Meth-Wick to bring educational programming to residents of the Cedar Rapids retirement community. The speaker series M&M Scholars launched in January and will engage residents in lectures featuring the expertise of university faculty and staff. The first series event hosted Librarian and Archivist Kristy Raine in a discussion on the Stone City Art Colony and School. Faculty members Jim Grove and Mohammad Chaichian are also on the schedule and additional programs are being arranged through May. 
January 27, 2014 - 1:37pm
Congratulations to the following students named to the Dean's List for the fall 2013 semester. Students with a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better, and who are graded (letter grade, not pass/fail) for six or more semester hours, are eligible for inclusion on the Dean's List. Aaron Ackman William Adam Emily Adams Roshanak Ahmadi Amy Akers