News Archive

Jennifer McNabb, director of Project Connect
August 27, 2019 - 4:50pm
In recent years, approximately 65 percent of the incoming class at Mount Mercy came from traditionally underserved populations (low-income, first-generation, and/or racial and ethnic minority groups). Project Connect grew out of the desire to help ensure that those students are able to successfully persist to graduation. As students across the nation head back to the classroom this month, Mount Mercy is celebrating First-Generation students.
August 22, 2019 - 8:57am
Mount Mercy’s Master’s of Business Administration program was one of the key pieces that helped guide Tyson Benesh ’18 MBA to a career in finance.
August 21, 2019 - 7:34am
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. The three-month series kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. in Mount Mercy’s on-campus Flaherty Community Room (204 Basile Hall). Dr. Anna Waterman, associate professor of biology, will explore the history of the Agricultural Revolution and its consequences for humans in the ancient and modern world.
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.
August 6, 2019 - 10:59am
Two teammates and Mount Mercy alums, Ryan Schrimper '14 and Ryan Schlueter '13, went head to head during a golf tournament on Sunday. As part of the 2019 Men's City Amateur golf thournament, Schrimper won by one shot at Ellis Golf Course.
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.”
Volunteers help build wheelchair ramps for the Circle the City with Mercy event.
July 29, 2019 - 10:23am
Volunteers from the Catherine McAuley Center, Mercy Medical Center, Mount Mercy University, and the Wheelchair Ramp Accessibility Program (WRAP) partnered up on July 19 to build wheelchair ramps for those who needed better accessibility at their homes throughout Cedar Rapids. The event started with prayer and breakfast at the Hallagan Education Center in Mercy Medical Center, groups then split off to go to five different sites to build the ramps. Volunteers from Rinderknecht Associates, INC.
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.

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