Commencement 2018
May 20, 2018 - 2:23pm
Degrees were bestowed upon 381 undergraduate students and 172 graduate students during Mount Mercy University’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony, held Sunday, May 20, at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Cedar Rapids. Celebrating a record-breaking year, Mount Mercy graduated 60 undergraduate online program students.
May 20, 2018 - 2:08pm
Jan Handler, EdD, was awarded professor emeritus status at the 2018 Mount Mercy University commencement ceremony on May 20 after being a member of the education faculty and provost for 31 years. Under Jan’s leadership, Mount Mercy strengthened its traditional academic programs and launched numerous new programs, including online bachelor’s and master’s degrees and the university’s first-ever doctoral programs. She was the first Feld Chair and is the author of numerous publications.
John Robeson
May 20, 2018 - 2:05pm
John Robeson, PhD, was awarded professor emeritus status at the 2018 Mount Mercy University commencement ceremony on May 20 after being a member of the mathematics faculty for 16 years. John began teaching at Mount Mercy in 2002 after completing his PhD in mathematics from the University of Iowa (his second career). John’s first career included working for Kewanee Boiler Corporation and Amana Appliances as an engineer for nearly 25 years. During that time, he earned several patents and awards for designing microwave ovens and other cooking products.
May 20, 2018 - 2:03pm
After 36 years as a member of the biology faculty at Mount Mercy University, Neil Bernstein, PhD, was awarded professor emeritus status at the 2018 commencement ceremony, May 20. During Neil’s tenure as professor of biology, he inspired students to learn more about the environment and care for the earth. He developed the outdoor conservation major, and his teaching experience extends to other areas in the curriculum, including portal, capstone, and honors courses.
Kennidee DeVilbiss
May 20, 2018 - 1:52pm
Mount Mercy graduate Kennidee DeVilbiss received the Mary Catherine McAuley Award during Mount Mercy’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 20. DeVilbiss, a native of Ossian, Iowa, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a minor in psychology.
Jordyn Lehman
May 20, 2018 - 1:49pm
Mount Mercy University graduate Jordyn Lehman, a native of Iowa City, Iowa, received the Mary Frances Warde Award during the 2018 commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 20. Jordyn graduated with a Bachelor of Science.
President's Award
May 20, 2018 - 12:28pm
Mount Mercy University recognized Jessica Hiney with the prestigious President’s Award at Honors Convocation on Friday, May 18. The President’s Award is given each year to a graduating student who has demonstrated a strong academic record, positive engagement in the campus community and service to others during their tenure at Mount Mercy. This award honors people in circumstances that illustrate the best in student tenacity, dedication, compassion and heart.
May 18, 2018 - 4:30pm
The following students have earned distinction for outstanding achievements in a variety of academic and personal pursuits, and were recognized during Honors Convocation on Friday, May 18. The President's Award: Jessica Diane Hiney
May 16, 2018 - 1:37pm
A renowned leader in nursing education, Mount Mercy University has announced plans for significant nursing program investment, thanks in part to a $200,000 grant awarded by the Carver Charitable Trust. This generous award brings the Carver Charitable Trust’s lifetime support of Mount Mercy to over $1 million and will fund enhancements to simulation and assessment labs and enable implementation of a telehealth delivery system.
Janalyn Hanson White GalleryThe gallery has no official hours during the summer. Viewings during the summer can be arranged by checking out a gallery key from the Sisters of Mercy University Center Information Desk, or by calling 319-363-8213.
This exhibit features artwork by current Mount Mercy University Art & Design students made during the fall 2017-Spring 2018 semesters. 

Gallery Reception
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Snacks & ScholarshipsJune 4–7 | 5–5:30 PM
Learn how our referral-based scholarships for Accelerated Undergraduate students work!
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Come for snacks before your Block 8 class begins to learn more about our Scholarship Referral Program, an opportunity for current accelerated students to earn a $600 scholarship by referring a friend or co-worker to the MMU Accelerated Program.
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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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