Schedule of Events

Save the date! Alumni Reunion Weekend is September 27-29, 2019

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EVENT SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Reunion Weekend Golf 
All Day | Hunters Ridge Golf Course, 2901 Hunters Ridge Rd, Marion, IA 52302
Grab your clubs and join fellow alumni and friends for a round of golf! Your foursome can be reserved up to two weeks in advance. Limited tee times available throughout the day. Call 319-377-3500 to reserve and for payment information, and to book under group name “MMU”. Golfers can enjoy a catered lunch at Hunter’s Ridge from 12:30-1:30 PM—on us!

MMU Campus Bookstore 
12-6 PM | Main Campus, Sisters of Mercy University Center
Stop by our campus store for alumni specials on the perfect Mount Mercy apparel or gift.

Return to the Classroom 
2:30–3:30 PM | Main Campus, Basile Hall, Room 215
Do you miss being in class and learning with professors? This event is for you! Join Mount Mercy’s talented faculty as they take you back to the classroom. In this TED Talk inspired event, remember what it feels like to be a student and hear from: 

  • Dr. Richard Barrett, Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • Dr. Eden Wales-Freedman, Associate Professor of English & Department Chair
  • Dr. Sharon Guthrie, Director of Graduate Nursing Programs & Associate Professor
  • Joni Howland,  Associate Professor of Social Work & Director of Social Work Program


Athletic Hall of Fame Social and Induction Ceremony
5–8:30 PM | Rinderknecht Athletic Center
Welcome this year’s inductees into the Hall of Fame by joining us for a reception and awards ceremony in the newly renovated Rinderknecht Athletic Center. 
Cocktails and appetizers | 5–5:30 PM
Ceremony | 5:30–8:30 PM
Inductees: 
Amanda Frost '15,'17 MBA | Women’s Basketball
Mwale Kapande ’14 | Women’s Track & Field 
Justin Schulte | Baseball coach from 1998-2005 

Young Alumni Event 
8 PM | Moco Game Room & Hot Dog Bar | 1600 E Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Meet up with your classmates and the newest alumni Class of 2019 at this fun gathering off-campus. Drink tickets and food provided.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Yoga 
8 AM | Rinderknecht Athletic Center 
Bring your mat and start your morning at the newly-renovated Rinderknecht Athletic Center and enjoy a yoga class taught by Raelene Swore ’15. Exercise equipment will be available to those not participating in yoga for the hour.

Rinderknecht Athletic Center Tours
9 AM | Rinderknecht Athletic Center
Join this walking tour and check out our top-notch dynamic training center, home to nearly 500 student-athletes and 1,800 + students. 

MMU Campus Bookstore
9:30 AM-2 PM | Main Campus, Sisters of Mercy University Center
2–5 PM | Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex, Rohde Family Athletic Plaza
Stop by for alumni specials on the perfect Mount Mercy apparel or gift.

[NEW] Golden Graduate Luncheon 
10:30 AM–12:30 PM | Commons, Sisters of Mercy University Center, CommonsA special luncheon to recognize our Golden Graduates (alumni celebrating 50 years and up) and the Sisters of Mercy.  All are welcome to attend this free lunch program. 
Check-in 10:30–11 AM
Lunch and Program 11 AM–12:30 PM

Baseball Alumni Game | 11 AM
Baseball Field, Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex

Janalyn Hanson White Gallery Viewing 
Open 12:30-3:30 PM | Main Campus, Lower McAuley Hall 
Stop by this special venue and view our newest art exhibit on display.

MMU Softball Vs. Kirkwood | 1 PM
Busse Field, Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex

Women’s Soccer Vs. Central Methodist | 1 PM
Soccer Field, Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex

Main Campus Tour 
1:15 PM | Main Campus, Sisters of Mercy University Center Commons, Information Desk
Join this walking tour guided by our student ambassadors and hear about all of the exciting things happening on the Hill. Tour will run approximately 1 hour.

Party on the Plaza 
1:30-3:30 PM | Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex, Rohde Family Athletic Plaza
Cheer on the Mustangs, enjoy free food and drinks, reconnect with classmates, professors, and friends at this family friendly event.

Womens Volleyball vs. Peru State College | 2PM
Hennessey Rec Center 

Men’s Soccer vs. Central Methodist | 3:30 PM

Soccer Field, Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex

Reunion Mass 
4 PM | Main Campus, Busse Center, Chapel of Mercy 
Join MMU’s residential chaplain Father Tony to honor all reunion years. All are welcome to attend.

[NEW] Celebration on the Hill 
5–7 PM | Main Campus, Sisters of Mercy University Center Commons & Rohde Plaza  
Mix, mingle, and reminisce with alumni from all classes as well as celebrate the 2019 Alumni Award recipients.  Enjoy music, free heavy appetizers and cocktails, as well as appearances from some of your favorite professors.
Alumni Award Recipients:
Stephanie Klein Van Hemert ’09 | Alumni Merit Award
Nathan Peck ’97 | Professional Achievement Award
Karen Driscoll Faricy RN ’64 | Misericordiae Award
Dr. Mary Tarbox ’74 | Distinguished Service Award

Slow-Pitch Softball Alumni Game | 5:30 PM
Busse Field, Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

CoMMUnity Coffee
8:30–10 AM | Main Campus, Basile Beans (1st floor, Basile Hall)
Don’t leave without saying goodbye! Enjoy free bagels and coffee while connecting with students at Basile Beans.

Womens Volleyball vs. Graceland University | 12PM
Hennessey Rec Center 


-- Event times/locations are subject to change.--