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News and Events

March 24, 2020

Mount Mercy University nursing professor named one of 100 Great Iowa Nurses

Dr. Kim Bro has been named one of 100 Great Iowa Nurses. She was nominated by a colleague familiar with her contributions to the nursing community.

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Dr. Robert Beatty named new president of Mount Mercy University

Dr. Robert (Bob) Beatty has been named the 10th president of Mount Mercy University. Beatty will begin his duties as president on July 1, 2020.

February 27, 2020

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Mount Mercy University
February 24, 2020

Cassidy Courey '21 joins the Junior Team USA bowling team

Cassidy Courey ’21 is competitive both at the lanes and in the classroom. Courey recently earned a coveted spot on the Junior Team USA bowling team.

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February 23, 2020

Mount Mercy University announces February 2020 grads

Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce February 2020 graduates. A commencement ceremony will be held Sunday, May 17, 2020, at the U.S. Cellular Center.

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February 20, 2020

MMU to host book signing for English professor Dr. Wales Freedman

Mount Mercy University is hosting a book signing event for associate professor of English and department chair, Dr. Eden Wales Freedman at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April. 14 in Mount Mercy University’s Flaherty Community Room (204 Basile Hall).

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MAEd grad uses degree to advise education institutions

Michael Young '14 MAEd promotes accessibility for all learners and advocates for equitable practices and structures in classrooms and schools.

February 20, 2020

Michael Young '14 MAEd
Spring Series 2020
February 17, 2020

Mount Mercy University explores the Good Life in Spring Lecture Series

Mount Mercy University’s 2020 Spring Lecture Series—The Good Life—will explore a life that is happy, pleasant, ethical, and just. 

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Nursing Simulation Lab
February 10, 2020

Nursing major wears many hats

Most college students are pretty busy, but for nursing major Andrew Anderson, busy might be an understatement.

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Warde Hall
January 25, 2020

Fall 2019 Dean’s List announced

Congratulations to the following students named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2019 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.

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Donnelly Center
January 17, 2020

Human trafficking expert to speak after documentary screening at Mount Mercy

Teresa Davidson, co-founder and president of Chains Interrupted and anti-human trafficking coordinator at Mercy Medical Center, will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 in Mount Mercy University’s Flaherty Community Room (204 Basile Hall).

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January 7, 2020

Mount Mercy University announces December 2019 graduates

Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce the following December 2019 graduates. A commencement ceremony will be held Sunday, May 17, 2020, at the U.S. Cellular Center.

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January 1, 2020

Sisters find comfort, inspiration, strength in each other

Sisters Bobby Jo Salm ’18 and Heather Mineart ’18 took the leap of higher-ed faith and landed at Mount Mercy University—together.

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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 3, 2019

Graduate Student
Cedar Rapids Improv Festival
November 25, 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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Melaka Anderson '18 used education to break out of the poverty cycle

Despite everything Melaka Anderson ’18 has been through, she believes that God placed her at Mount Mercy at the right time, surrounding her with people to help her overcome the odds.

November 1, 2019

Melaka Anderson '18
Eggplant Start
October 1, 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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October 1, 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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Aaron Lacy ’14 changed his life by making memories last

Aaron Lacy ’14 says it’s seeking experiences beyond his comfort zone that has shaped the kind of person he’s become.

October 1, 2019

Aaron Lacy '14
First Amendment Panel
September 26, 2019
Project Connect Students
September 25, 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 23, 2019

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Fall Faculty Series
August 21, 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 12, 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 7, 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 25, 2019

JumpStart participants reflect on experience

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

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