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July 7, 2017 - 8:40am
Thank you for your support of Mount Mercy University during the most successful fundraising campaign in our 89-year history—raising a record $36+ million from July 2009 through June of 2016. Because of the generosity of thousands of donors, the success stories found throughout this report—and many more—have profoundly changed the […]
July 7, 2017 - 8:20am
In 2015, Reverend Anthony Adawu, lovingly known as Father Tony, became Mount Mercy’s first full-time chaplain in almost six years. His pastoral presence reinforces Mount Mercy’s Catholic tradition and Mercy charism.
July 7, 2017 - 8:10am
(1932–2016) Sister Mary Cephas Wichman was a vowed member of the Sisters of Mercy for 66 years. Known for her generosity, kindness, and delicious scones, Sister Mary Cephas dedicated much of her career to developing relationships and raising support for education—a hallmark of the Sisters of Mercy.
July 7, 2017 - 8:10am
(1939–2016) Andreas served the Board of Trustees for 40 years with distinction, leaving behind a legacy of financial management that changed the course of Mount Mercy’s future and positively impacted thousands of students’ lives.
July 7, 2017 - 8:05am
The Board of Trustees is a volunteer, self-perpetuating group, with a maximum membership of 37 members, three of whom are to be Sisters of Mercy.
July 7, 2017 - 8:00am
Mount Mercy’s outdoor athletes have never had a home field to call their own. To simply practice and play, alternative spaces scattered throughout Cedar Rapids were rented, making it difficult for athletes to train, compete, and generate much-deserved fan enthusiasm.
July 7, 2017 - 7:50am
Launching graduate programs in academic areas of recognized expertise was a natural progression for Mount Mercy. However, the popularity of its initial offerings quickly led to increased enrollment and the need for more space.
July 7, 2017 - 7:40am
The University Center creates a comfortable, attractive, and high-tech setting—fostering collaboration, encouraging engagement, and instilling a sense of true community.
July 7, 2017 - 7:30am
Building on its reputation for high-quality, student-focused undergraduate education—and carrying forth its mission to meet the needs of our time—Mount Mercy launched its first master’s degree programs in 2008.
July 7, 2017 - 7:20am
We set out to raise an ambitious $35 million—at the start of the global recession recovery no less—and we did it, together, raising nearly $37 million!
June 28, 2017 - 1:22pm
Three sisters who entered the Sisters of Mercy in Cedar Rapids celebrated jubilees at the Chapel of Mercy on Mount Mercy University's campus. Orignally published in the June 25 edition of The Witness. Sister Genevieve Birchard, RSM, 75th jubilee   
June 19, 2017 - 8:56am
Mount Mercy University will offer an Online, Accelerated & Graduate Programs Information Session on Thursday, June 29, 5:30–7 p.m., at the university’s CRST International Graduate Center. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet academic advisors and program directors, tour the Graduate Center, review program information, and meet other interested students in a relaxed setting.
June 13, 2017 - 8:41am
Congratulations to the following students named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2017 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. Susan AbelTravis AlbertsonBrooke AllenJacquline AllenMallory AllenMatheus AlonsoBeverly AmbrosyMegan AnderaAndrea AngererJaime Araiza
June 5, 2017 - 9:14am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce May 2017 graduates. A commencement ceremony was held Sunday, May 21, at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. Congratulations to all! Stay connected to Mount Mercy by liking the Mount Mercy Alumni Facebook page.
June 1, 2017 - 8:45am
Giesler-Spellman was awarded the Holland Presidential Scholarship—for full tuition—to attend Mount Mercy. She attributes her career success to, “hard work, a little luck, and God’s calling and grace.” Keep reading »
May 31, 2017 - 11:28am
Dedicated to meeting the needs of working professionals, Mount Mercy University is proud to announce the addition of its fully online Master of Business Administration program, set to launch in Fall 2017. “Mount Mercy’s MBA program is recognized in the Corridor as a quality program,” said Marcie Van Note, interim MBA director. “We want to continue that same high quality and expand Mount Mercy’s mission beyond the Corridor.”
May 25, 2017 - 10:55am
Mount Mercy University’s Enactus club made it to the final competition round at the 2017 Enactus United States National Exposition in Kansas City, Missouri, on May 23. Claiming fourth place out of more than 450 teams nationwide, this is the highest ranking ever for Mount Mercy’s Enactus (formally SIFE) team—a Mount Mercy organization for 19 years.

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