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Photo: Heavy machinery pushing dirt at the construction site.
August 3, 2016 - 11:07am
…“We are under full construction mode now,” Callahan said. “The excavation of the site, we’re hoping will all be completed by the end of next week.” With excavation out of the way, Callahan said the project focus can turn to the grading of the fields and laying foundations for the locker room building and other structures at the complex. Keep reading…
August 1, 2016 - 9:40am
Mount Mercy University is set to welcome almost 170 singers to campus Monday and Tuesday for its annual All-State Choral Workshop. The workshop, now in its fourth year, prepares high school students in the Iowa All-State Choral repertoire.
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August 1, 2016 - 8:33am
[KZIA — Cedar Rapids, Iowa] IOWA PRIVATE COLLEGE WEEK AT MOUNT MERCY UNIVERSITY! Z102.9’s fellow Mt. Mercy Mustangs, Clare and Jenny are heading back to Mount Mercy University for Iowa Private College Week next week! Keep reading…
Excavator digging a trench for pipes.
July 29, 2016 - 2:45pm
Construction continues at The Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex. Crews worked amidst light sprinkles on Friday, July 29; the project is running smoothly and on schedule. Groundwork remains the focus at the construction site as sewer lines are relocated and the field is leveled and prepared for new facilities, according to contractor Rinderknecht Associates.
July 28, 2016 - 8:48am
Mount Mercy University invites high school students and their families to visit campus during Iowa Private College Week, August 1-5. Prospective students will have the opportunity to tour campus, meet with professors, coaches and current students, and learn about the university’s exciting academics and campus life.
photo of Kristin McVay '08 with text logo: Mount Mercy University
July 27, 2016 - 9:02am
After graduating from Mount Mercy, Kristin McVay ’08 felt prepared for career success — and was she ever! “MMU was the stepping stone I needed to enjoy the career I do today.” — McVay Be a Mustang. Success Follows. Read her story here »
July 21, 2016 - 8:31am
Bruce Kaiser '03 prepared for his professional life at Mount Mercy by strengthening one important skill — leadership. “My degree translated into experience, credibility, and networks that I could immediately put to use to achieve my goals.” — Kaiser Be a Mustang. Success Follows. Read his story here »
July 21, 2016 - 8:18am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids is starting a new program to help low-income and first generation first-year students get through college called Project Connect. Thirty-five students will attend a four week summer program to get more acquainted with campus. Then, throughout the school year, the students will meet with mentors who'll help them keep up with their studies.
Photo: Student with long, blonde hair faces away from the camera, looking across a reflecting pond toward the grotto on Mount Mercy's campus.
July 19, 2016 - 9:48am
Mount Mercy University has developed a new program to improve graduation rates for low-income, first generation students. The initiative, named Project Connect, will launch this fall thanks to a $310,000 grant from the Chicago-based Caerus Foundation.
July 15, 2016 - 10:11am
Mount Mercy University was ranked highest among Iowa private schools on MONEY magazine’s recently released Best Colleges list. Nationally, the Time-affiliated magazine ranked Mount Mercy 137 out of 2,000 four-year colleges. The rankings were based on 24 factors in three equally weighted categories: educational quality, affordability and outcomes. Ranked 147 in 2015, the university moved up 10 spots in 2016. 
July 14, 2016 - 9:42am
The Mercy Auxiliary Scholarship Team had the pleasure of awarding $1,000 scholarships to five outstanding nursing students from Mount Mercy University to be used during the 2016-17 academic year.
Photo of Travis Peters '06 with text logo, "Mount Mercy University."
July 12, 2016 - 4:25pm
Travis Peters '06 followed his professors' examples and turned his heart for compassionate service into a career. “[Mount Mercy faculty] demonstrated for me the importance of placing students first – students are the focus of their work.” — Peters Be a Mustang. Success Follows. Read his story here »
June 29, 2016 - 2:07pm
Mount Mercy University MBA Coordinator Marcie Van Note was selected to receive the 2016 Council for Accelerated Programs Excellence in Teaching award. The national award is given to an outstanding faculty member who demonstrates excellence in their ability to relate to students and has provided significant contributions to the wider academic community.

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