August 12, 2019 - 10:18am
Marlan “LO” Dixon ’19 | BA Criminal Justice, Psychology From the south side of Chicago to Cedar Rapids’ Mound View neighborhood, Marlan “LO” Dixon persevered through adversity to quench his thirst for knowledge.
Meth-Wick Sign
August 8, 2019 - 9:54am
Mount Mercy University is happy to announce an educational partnership with The Meth-Wick Community. “We are thrilled to partner with the Meth-Wick Community,” said Dr. Tim Laurent, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “The benefits to both organizations are outstanding, and we’re happy to foster this relationship as we continue to prepare health care leaders into the future.”
Chad Loes, professor of criminal justice
August 7, 2019 - 9:18am
Mount Mercy Professor of Criminal Justice, Chad Loes, conducted a study to gauge the Cedar Rapids community's attitudes towards the Cedar Rapids Police Department. MMU: Tell us about your background in research.
Cottage Grove Place
August 1, 2019 - 9:27am
Mount Mercy University and Cottage Grove Place have signed an educational collaboration agreement, providing considerable benefits to MMU students and CGP employees. “We are thrilled to partner with Cottage Grove Place.” said Dr. Tim Laurent, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “The benefits to both organizations are outstanding, and we’re happy to foster this relationship as we continue to prepare health care leaders into the future.”
July 25, 2019 - 9:00am
Mount Mercy’s JumpStart program, held at the Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex from June 12-July 27, inspires Cedar Rapids children to reach their educational potential through leadership and growth opportunities.
SHRM logo
July 18, 2019 - 10:24am
The Mount Mercy University Students in Human Resource Management (SIHRM) club was awarded a 2018–19 Superior Merit Award by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members. The superior merit award is the highest achievement level for student clubs through SHRM. 
MMU Logo
July 17, 2019 - 7:37am
Four new members were named to the Mount Mercy University Board of Trustees during the June meeting: Molly Altorfer, Dr. Melanie Giesler-Spellman, Sr. Susan O’Connor and Lisa Pitz. “We’re proud to present these four, fantastic individuals as new members of our board of trustees,” said University President Laurie Hamen. “We look forward to their guidance and contributions to the future success of Mount Mercy.”
Mercy Hospitals, Mount Mercy University, Catherine McAuley Center
July 16, 2019 - 8:12am
Sister organizations Mount Mercy University, the Catherine McAuley Center and Mercy Medical Center are continuing the tradition of spreading mercy in our community.  Circle the City with Mercy is a one-day community service project with volunteers from each organization coming together on Friday, July 19, near the anniversary date marking when the Sisters of Mercy arrived in Cedar Rapids in July 1875.
The fun of Mustang Welcome continues with Welcome Week packed with more exciting activities on campus and in the community. See below for a list of events:
August 20th 2 - 3 pm Involvement Fair7:30 PM BINGO
Our Daily Bread: How the Agricultural Revolution Transformed Human Diet, Culture, and Society 
Dr. Anna Waterman | Associate Professor of Biology
What's for Lunch: A Historical Look at School Lunch Programs
Dr. Norma Linda Mattingly | Associate Professor of Education
Mustang Visit Days run from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and provide a great overview of Mount Mercy, its programs, its places, and its people. You'll take a tour of campus, hear about admission requirements and financial aid, and hear from our MMU students and faculty. Visit sessions are great for students who want to get a feel for MMU.
Rationed: When Food Becomes a Weapon of War 
Dr. Kris Keuseman | Associate Professor of Chemistry
You and your family are invited to join us and other high school students for Mount Mercy University’s Track & Field/Cross Country Visit Day!

Meet MMU’s Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches
Take a Campus Tour
Visit with Admissions Counselors
Check out the Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex and the Rinderknecht Athletic Center

Check-In is from 1-1:30 PM
Please contact Head Coach Tad Hulst with any questions at thulst@mtmercy.edu

Whether it’s been days or years since your last visit to campus, we encourage you to be part of a weekend full of friends, memories, and exciting new activities happening on the Hill. View schedule>>
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Mustang Visit Days run from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and provide a great overview of Mount Mercy, its programs, its places, and its people. You'll take a tour of campus, hear about admission requirements and financial aid, and hear from our MMU students and faculty. Visit sessions are great for students who want to get a feel for MMU.
Eating in the Margins: The Politics and Experience of Dumpster Diving 
Dr. Joseph Hendryx | Assistant Professor of English 
Family & Friends Weekend is an opportunity for parents, siblings, and friends to experience a slice of Mount Mercy life. Join us for a weekend full of fun events—and while you’re here, explore all Cedar Rapids has to offer!
Schedule of Events
Friday, October 4
Registration & Packet Pick Up2–6:30 PM | Sister of Mercy University Center CommonsYou or your MMU student can pick up your tickets, schedule, and shirts.
Dueling Pianos7:30 PM | McAuley Theater
November 1, 2017 - 12:30pm
Mount Mercy University recognizes that hate is not a thing of the past—acts of hate occur not only across the world but also right here on campus. Accordingly, MMU employees and students stand united against hate and reaffirm our Mercy values of compassion and hospitality. Just because we differ from one another does not give us the right to express hate toward one another. Our differences are welcome; hate is not.
September 29, 2017 - 4:13pm
The Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex is nearing completion. Student athletes began using the fields in early September. Landscaping comprises the majority of work remaining. A grand opening celebration will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at the complex.
September 17, 2017 - 12:00am
Sept. 17th is Constitution Day and President Hamen encourages students to embrace their rights to wish the Constitution a happy birthday!
August 2, 2017 - 1:43pm
Construction continues on the track, soccer, and baseball fields. Upon completion in August 2017, The Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex will provide a permanent home for men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s track and field, baseball, and softball.
May 16, 2017 - 2:17pm
Crews are hard at work installing artificial turf on the softball and track fields. Upon completion in August 2017, The Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex will provide a permanent home for men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s track and field, baseball, and softball.
April 28, 2017 - 1:37pm
Dr. Jacob Eisenbach was born in Poland in 1923. After the German army invaded his country in 1939, Jacob’s neighborhood in Lodz, a predominantly-Jewish ghetto, became a fenced-in prison camp. The war tore the Eisenbach family apart, taking his father, brother and sister (his mother passed away prior to the invasion). Only Jacob and his brother Sam survived.
March 6, 2017 - 12:48pm
The Mount Mercy men beat Missouri Valley 91-74 to advance to the Heart of American Conference Championship game. [Keep watching at KCRG.com…]
February 27, 2017 - 1:51pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS 2, Fox28) — Mount Mercy's Enactus student group started a project last fall to help clean up the community and provide assistance to an organization affected by flooding in Cedar Rapids. [Keep reading at CBS2Iowa.com…] or [Learn more at mtmercy.edu…]
January 17, 2017 - 9:05am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) — Today, people all across the country, including here in eastern Iowa, took time today to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. Keep reading at KCRG.com…
November 15, 2016 - 1:14pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS2/FOX28) — The meaning behind the anti-Trump protests can sometimes get lost in the noise, so in an effort to support those who are most vulnerable, many people are turning to a quiet act of solidarity. Some have chosen to clip one safety pin on their clothes to support those who might have felt attacked during Donald Trump’s campaign. David Butts, assistant director of diversity and engagement at Mount Mercy University, said it’s part of the ebb and flow of social movements.

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