2019 News

Essential pendants
December 11, 2019

Essential pendants finds success with Enactus and market at the mount

In its sixth year, Market at the Mount welcomed over 1,400 customers and helped over 75 local vendors generate $23,000 in combined sales.

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Warde Hall
December 4, 2019

MMU English students participate in scholarship conference

Six Mount Mercy English students participated in the 12th Annual Streamlines: Undergraduate Literature & Writing Conference on Saturday, November 16 at the University of Dubuque.

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MMU to offer low residency Master of Strategic Leadership Program

Mount Mercy University announces the Master of Strategic Leadership (MSL) low residency, virtual seminar delivery option.

December 2, 2019

Graduate Student
Cedar Rapids Improv Festival
November 24, 2019

Area comedy troupes perform at Cedar Rapids Improv Festival

Mount Mercy University’s Begging for Mercy, Cedar Rapids Washington High School’s FDIC and the University of Northern Iowa’s Some Assembly Required performed interactive improvisation shows Nov. 22-23 at the Cedar Rapids Improv Festival on the Mount Mercy campus.

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Eggplant Start
September 30, 2019

A first-generation farmer makes his mark

Brenna Stoops developed an early passion for gardening. Her husband, Rogan Stoops ’12, ’17 MBA, didn’t quite follow in those footsteps.

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Donnelly Hall
September 30, 2019

Patricia Ochs '18 MSL serves her community through care packages

Patricia Ochs ’18 MSL, a U.S. Air Force veteran, created an online startup sending personalized care packages to military personnel.

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Basile hall
September 25, 2019
Project Connect Students
September 24, 2019

Meet the class

Get to know the newest Mustangs as they answer questions about themselves and their journey to the Hill!

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MMU ranks high in social mobility

Mount Mercy University ranked high in social mobility on the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list.

September 22, 2019

Warde Hall
Fall Faculty Series
August 20, 2019

MMU explores pleasures, perils of food with annual Fall Faculty Series

Mount Mercy University’s 2019 Fall Faculty Series—Setting the Table: Pleasures & Perils of Food in America—will explore food topics including the agricultural revolution, food as a weapon of war, dumpster diving, and our current unsustainable food systems.

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Marlon "LO" Dixon
August 11, 2019

Marlan “LO” Dixon ’19, ’20 MACJ pushed himself to be successful

From the south side of Chicago to Cedar Rapids’ Mound View neighborhood, Marlan “LO” Dixon persevered through adversity to quench his thirst for knowledge.

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Basile Hall
August 6, 2019

MMU professor finds how Cedar Rapids community views CRPD

Mount Mercy Professor of Criminal Justice Chad Loes was asked by the Cedar Rapids Police Department to create a survey gauging the Cedar Rapids community’s view on the department.

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Jumpstart Participants
July 24, 2019

JumpStart participants reflect on experience

Mount Mercy’s JumpStart program inspires Cedar Rapids children to reach their educational potential.

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Mount Mercy University
July 17, 2019

SIHRM club receives Superior Merit Award from the Society for Human Resource Management

The Mount Mercy University Students in Human Resource Management (SIHRM) club received the Superior Merit Award for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members.

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Participants of Circle the City with Mercy
July 15, 2019

Sister organizations continue annual community service tradition

Sister organizations Mount Mercy University, the Catherine McAuley Center and Mercy Medical Center are continuing the tradition of spreading mercy in the community.

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MMU announces dean, leadership team.

Mount Mercy University announces the newest member of the Martin-Herold College of Nursing & Health leadership team, Dr. Chandice Covington.

July 1, 2019

Donnelly Center

Community celebrates Rinderknecht Athletic Center opening

Just across the street from the Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex sits the new Rinderknecht Athletic Center.

June 6, 2019

Rinderknecht Athletic Center

Project Connect at Mount Mercy

Mount Mercy launched Project Connect, a program designed to equip first-generation or underrepresented students to achieve success.

May 31, 2019

Project Connect 2018
Mount Mercy University
May 31, 2019

Facebook group provides help for those in need

Hand in Hand, a donations-based group is the brainchild of Lexxis Onken ’19, a social work student who wanted to provide a safe, non judgemental resource for local residents in need.

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Basile Hall
May 28, 2019

Enactus attains Sweet 16 with honors at the National Exposition

Mount Mercy University’s Enactus team earned a Sweet 16 spot for the fourth year in a row at the National Exposition in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Warde Hall
May 14, 2019

MMU adds new English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement area

Mount Mercy University is proud to announce a new English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement area for teachers as part of MMU’s Masters of Arts in Education (MAEd) program.

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Dawn Schott ’92, ’16 MACJ achieved her goals through MMU

Dawn Schott ’92, ’16 MA launched a 25-year career the day after graduation.

April 30, 2019

Dawn Schott '92, ’16 MACJ
Donnelly Center
April 28, 2019

Exercise science program slated to launch fall 2019

Dedicated to meeting the needs of today’s workforce, Mount Mercy University is proud to announce the addition of its Bachelor of Science in exercise science, set to launch in fall 2019.

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MMU now offering an accelerated teaching licensure pathway

Mount Mercy University is proud to announce an accelerated degree pathway for individuals who want to teach and already hold a bachelor’s degree but do not hold a teaching license.

April 17, 2019

Catherine McAuley
Megan Andersen '98
March 31, 2019

Providing opportunities for the next class

As a biology major with dreams of becoming a physical therapist, Megan Andresen ’98 volunteered to work with people with disabilities in the local community.

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