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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
January 25, 2014 - 11:40pm
OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- Mount Mercy dug itself a hole in the first half, climbed all the way back and built a double-digit lead midway through the second period, then watched William Penn take the momentum back late and hand the Mustangs their third straight defeat, 73-67, on Saturday at Penn Gym.
January 25, 2014 - 10:15pm
OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- Sophomore guard Makenzie Zeitler and senior forward Amanda Frost combined for 41 points and 21 rebounds on Saturday at William Penn, guiding the Mount Mercy women's basketball team to its fourth straight win, 82-74, at Penn Gym.
January 23, 2014 - 9:50pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Mount Mercy let a lead slip away in regulation, forced a second overtime with a comeback of its own, then didn't have enough left to overcome Grand View in a 108-99, triple-overtime loss to the Vikings on Wednesday at Hennessey Recreation Center.
January 23, 2014 - 8:35am
Professor of Sociology Mohammad Chaichian, Ph.D., had a busy 2013. In August, he traveled to New York to present his paper, Theoretical Tenability of Postmodern Imperial Formations: In Search of an Explanation, with colleagues at the annual American Sociological Association conference. In October, he was invited to lead a conversation in Georgia with the Professional Organization of Iranian-Americans entitled, Iranian-Americans in Atlanta: Facing the Challenges of Local, National and Global Citizenship. Now, Dr.
January 22, 2014 - 11:35pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- A sluggish, low-scoring first half gave way to a dominant second period for the Mount Mercy women's basketball team in Wednesday's 70-49 victory over Grand View in a Midwest Collegiate Conference match up at Hennessey Recreation Center.
January 21, 2014 - 9:00am
Mount Mercy’s Dance Team rocked Hy-Vee Hall during the Iowa State Dance/Drill Team Association competition in Des Moines on Dec. 6. A vibrant and sharp performance from the team of ten landed a 4th place ranking in College NAIA Pom amid 24 other collegiate squads. “The Dance Team’s dedication and training definitely came to the surface,” said the group’s advisor Bianca Hicks. “We have strong, talented dancers on our squad and that was obvious at the competition.”
January 21, 2014 - 8:51am
Human trafficking is an issue of critical concern for the Sisters of Mercy, and January is a national month of awareness on the subject. In simplest terms, human trafficking is the forceful dealing of human beings into sexual exploits or labor forces. As one of three Sisters of Mercy sponsored ministries in Cedar Rapids, Mount Mercy University embraces every opportunity to fold the Sisters’ critical concern into student and community enlightenment.
January 20, 2014 - 12:25pm
OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- Sophomore Liz Mosbach and junior Tyler Hartley picked up Midwest Collegiate Conference honors this week after performances at the UW-Platteville Open in Platteville, Wis.

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