News Archive

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.
January 16, 2014 - 12:05am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The last two unbeaten teams in the Midwest Collegiate Conference squared off tonight at Hennessey Recreation Center, where Clarke held on to defeat Mount Mercy, 74-71, in an action-packed men's basketball game.
January 15, 2014 - 10:05pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Mount Mercy outscored Clarke, 17-5, at the free throw line and senior forward Amanda Frost posted her second straight double-double to lead the Mustangs to a 62-50 victory in a Midwest Collegiate Conference contest on Wednesday at Hennessey Recreation Center.
January 14, 2014 - 2:23pm
Courtney Snodgrass is a student who juggles many talents. As a member of Mount Mercy University’s women’s bowling team, she’s a valued member of the team and traveling squad. Now, the freshman English major is also a published poet. Snodgrass has released Partially Whole, a collection of poems that covers life’s experiences, from the pain of a broken heart to the excitement of love. The book, a 62-page collection, was released on Dec. 30 and is available on Amazon. Congratulations to Courtney for sharing her talents, both on the lanes and on the page.
January 13, 2014 - 10:55am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced its 2013 fall Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. A total of 13 Mustangs were honored by the NAIA.
January 11, 2014 - 6:00pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- For the second game in a row, the Mount Mercy offense got it done in the second half to earn another Midwest Collegiate Conference victory. The Mustangs shot 63 percent from the floor after the break to put away AIB, 83-71, in a men's basketball game on Saturday at Hennessey Recreation Center.
January 11, 2014 - 5:40pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The Mount Mercy offense was clicking on all cylinders today, and it showed in the box score. The Mustangs knocked down 13 treys and recorded assists on 28 of 34 field goals in an 89-58 rout of AIB in a Midwest Collegiate Conference women's basketball game at Hennessey Recreation Center.
January 10, 2014 - 3:45pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Change is on the way for the Midwest Collegiate Conference and its membership after the announcement that Grand View University and William Penn University will join the Heart of America Athletic Conference in 2015-16.
January 10, 2014 - 11:15am
Each year, the third Monday in January is designated as MLK Day - the only federal holiday observed as a day of service.  Across the country, individuals and groups will donate their time to community projects, honoring the commitment to service and community exemplified in the life of Dr. King. 
January 9, 2014 - 4:44pm
The generosity of Mount Mercy’s community was apparent during a recent Water Portal class fundraiser for Burundi, Africa. Students asked peers to contribute the amount they would typically spend at a vending machine, and by the end of the effort, Mount Mercy students, staff and faculty had donated a total of nearly $1,300 to provide clean drinking water to an African village.
January 9, 2014 - 10:30am
DAVENPORT, Iowa -- The Mount Mercy men's basketball team picked up its second-straight victory over a ranked opponent, leading the entire way in an 83-72 victory over 22nd-ranked St. Ambrose in a Midwest Collegiate Conference opener on Wednesday at Lee Lohman Arena.
January 9, 2014 - 9:50am
DAVENPORT, Iowa -- After trailing by as many as 22 points, Mount Mercy got within two with less than 20 seconds to go, but 21st-ranked St. Ambrose hit four straight free throws down the stretch to hold off the Mustangs, 74-68, in Wednesday's Midwest Collegiate Conference women's basketball opener at Lee Lohman Arena.
January 6, 2014 - 10:03am
Mount Mercy University Board of Trustees has approved a new three-year Strategic Plan that builds upon the university’s mission, values and vision as a Catholic institution of higher learning. The plan is a culmination of work initiated by the entire campus community and directed by the faculty and staff of the Strategic Innovation Committee. The committee will continue to monitor the progress of the institution as it moves through the goals set forth. Read the Strategic Plan online.
January 5, 2014 - 9:15am
Luther rides perimeter shooting to beat MustangsDECORAH, Iowa -- Luther shot better than 55 percent from 3-point range and 81 percent from the free throw line in Saturday's non-conference finale, an 85-72 victory over Mount Mercy at the Regents Center.
January 5, 2014 - 9:15am
DECORAH, Iowa -- Luther built on a five-point halftime lead to down Mount Mercy, 78-63, in the final non-conference game for the Mustang women's basketball team on Saturday at the Regents Center.
December 29, 2013 - 10:55pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- A second-half comeback by Mount Mercy led to overtime, but Coe owned the extra period and won the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic with an 83-79 victory over the Mustangs on Sunday at Eby Fieldhouse.