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2018 Fall Faculty Series
August 22, 2018 - 9:38am
In 1987 the United Nations defined sustainability as "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Since then, an accelerating global demand for natural resources has exceeded the earth's ability to replenish itself.
August 21, 2018 - 10:04am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Mount Mercy Volleyball team is already 4 games into their season, but they couldn't go any further without officially signing their newest player. 14-year-old Alexis Bezilla of Marion was signed to the team Monday. Last March she was diagnosed with a brain tumor called medulloblastoma. Now, she's six months out of treatment and cancer free. See the full story »
August 20, 2018 - 2:34pm
More than 300 Mount Mercy University students, staff and faculty are teaming up with local organizations to help with service projects around Cedar Rapids during Mustangs in Action Day, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 9 a.m.–Noon.
August 20, 2018 - 12:35pm
August 18, 2018 - 3:40pm
Milwaukee, Wis. - The Mount Mercy Mustangs opened the 2018 season with a strong start at the Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) Tournament this weekend. The Mustangs swept three of their four opponents ending the weekend with a record of 3-1. On Friday, August 17, the Mustangs defeated College of Saint Mary (Neb.) 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-18) in their first match of the night.
July 23, 2018 - 2:59pm
KCRG – Volunteers tackle service projects all the time. But the work usually involves cleaning up yards or maybe painting houses. But organizations connected to the Sisters of Mercy in Cedar Rapids did something a bit different to kick off what they hope will become an annual community service project. Volunteers from three organizations connected to the Sisters of Mercy work on building beds at a Marion warehouse. This was the project for the first Circle the City with Mercy community service event. They built beds.
July 17, 2018 - 1:03pm
Sister organizations Mercy Medical Center, Mount Mercy University and the Catherine McAuley Center are embarking on a new tradition to continue 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 20, near the anniversary date marking when the Sisters of Mercy arrived in Cedar Rapids in July 1875.
Dean's List
June 25, 2018 - 10:35am
Congratulations to the following students named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2018 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. Mallory AllenMatheus AlonsoMegan AnderaAndrew AndersonJacob AndersonAndrea AngererAlma Apolonio BernalGabrielle AppelhansJaime Araiza
2018 Commencement
June 25, 2018 - 9:52am
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce June 2018 graduates. A commencement ceremony was held Sunday, May 20, at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. Congratulations to all! Stay connected to Mount Mercy by liking the Mount Mercy Alumni Facebook page.
June 21, 2018 - 10:00am
ExploreU World of Technology, Mount Mercy University’s week-long science, technology, engineering and math program for middle-school-aged girls, kicks off Monday, June 25. Entering its seventh year, ExploreU offers two sections: June 25–30 and July 9–14. “The goal of ExploreU is to provide STEM opportunities to all middle-school-aged girls—not just those whose families can afford it,” said Elizabeth Kleiman, associate professor of computer science and ExploreU co-founder.
Merit Award
June 12, 2018 - 12:02pm
The Mount Mercy University Students in Human Resource Management (SIHRM) club was once again awarded the 2017–2018 Merit Award by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members.
June 8, 2018 - 3:38pm
GAZETTE — Mount Mercy University this week is unveiling its first-ever college thanks to a “transformational” gift supporting its nursing and health programs. The Martin-Herold College of Nursing & Health honors the couple making it possible: Mount Mercy trustee Ron Herold and his wife and Mount Mercy alumna, Paula Martin Herold. The new college will serve as an umbrella for all the university’s undergraduate and graduate nursing and health care programs.
June 7, 2018 - 7:53pm
Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce two transformational gifts, made possible by the philanthropic foresight of two MMU trustees and one alumna. Martin-Herold College of Nursing & Health MMU trustee Ron Herold and his wife, alumna Paula (Martin) Herold, have continued their generous support for Mount Mercy’s nursing education leadership with a life-changing gift—establishing the University’s first-ever named college, the Martin-Herold College of Nursing & Health. 
June 6, 2018 - 11:30am
Two Sisters of Mercy who entered the Sisters of Mercy Community in Cedar Rapids decades ago will be celebrating their commitments—one in Cedar Rapids—this year. Sister Therese Ann Spitz, of Cedar Rapids, will be celebrating 70 years with Sisters of Mercy later this month, while Sister Rita Waters, who has been ministering in Washington, D.C. for 28 years, will be celebrating a 50-year commitment.

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