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From making headlines to creating new events, Mount Mercy strives to keep the campus community up to date to on what's happening on the Hill. Whether it's an institutional announcement, featured student, or featured event, Mount Mercy works to bring information to your fingertips.

Upcoming Events

All-State Choral Workshop

Mount Mercy University offers an All-State Choral Workshop for high school students interested in preparing the Iowa All-State choral repertoire.

Business & Leadership Showcase

This Business & Leadership showcase will focus on continuous improvement.

Favorite Author Showcase

Meet local author Patti Seda to discuss her new book, "Discovering Job Joy: Your Guide to Stretching without Snapping". Bring a friend and get a free signed copy of the book, network with others, learn about our programs, and stay for class!

Mount Mercy Summer graduates
July 29, 2020
Mount Mercy University announces addition of Sr. Laura Reicks to Board
July 27, 2020

Mount Mercy University announces addition of Sr. Laura Reicks to Board

Mount Mercy University has announced the addition of Sister Laura Reicks to the university’s Board of Trustees, effective June 12, 2020.

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Three sister organizations continue annual tradition of spreading mercy in the Cedar Rapids community
July 20, 2020

Three sister organizations continue annual tradition of spreading mercy in the Cedar Rapids community

Sister organizations Mount Mercy University, the Catherine McAuley Center and Mercy Medical Center are continuing the tradition of spreading mercy in our community.

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Mount Mercy Dean´s list
July 15, 2020

Mount Mercy University students named to Spring 2020 Dean’s List

The following student(s) are named to Mount Mercy University’s Spring 2020 Dean’s List. Students with a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better and who are graded for six or more semester hours are eligible for inclusion on the Dean’s List.

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Nursing graduates
June 26, 2020

Mount Mercy University congratulates May 2020 nursing grads

The graduates in Mount Mercy University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program received their virtual nursing pins on Saturday, May 16.

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Mount Mercy University JumpStart
June 17, 2020

Mount Mercy University’s JumpStart program to begin July 8

Cedar Rapids students have the opportunity to learn from inspiring speakers, learn about leadership, and play games during Mount Mercy University’s summer JumpStart program, held July 8–July 31.

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Mount Mercy University Cloth for a cause
June 16, 2020

Mount Mercy Enactus club partners with African Women Empowered to make masks

Mount Mercy’s Enactus club has partnered with a local group of African refugees, African Women Empowered, to create and sell cloth masks. Theproject is called Cloth for a Cause.

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Mount Mercy University Nate Klein Board of Director
June 15, 2020

Dr. Nate Klein named to the ASACCU Board of Directors

Dr. Nate Klein, vice president for student success, has been named to the Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASACCU) Board of Directors.

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Mount Mercy Hybrid Fall Classes
June 9, 2020

Mount Mercy University plans in-person and blended/hybrid classes this fall

Mount Mercy University has announced plans to bring students back to campus this fall with the appropriate and necessary safety measures in place. Both in-person and blended/hybrid classes will be offered.

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Warde Hall
June 3, 2020

Mount Mercy University's Response on Racism and Violence

As we begin another week and month, our hearts are gripped with the realities of racism and violence in our midst. Mount Mercy is a Catholic Mercy university whose mission directs us to respond to systemic injustice.

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Mount Mercy graduates
May 22, 2020

Summa Cum Laude graduates 2020

All our Mount Mercy University students who achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.80 or above received the summa cum laude honor.

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Mount Mercy graduates
May 22, 2020

Magna Cum Laude graduates 2020

All our Mount Mercy University students who achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.60-3.79 received the cum laude honor.

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Mount Mercy University graduates
May 22, 2020

Cum Laude graduates 2020

All our Mount Mercy University students who achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.40-3.59 received the cum laude honor.

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Mount Mercy University commencement
May 18, 2020

Mount Mercy celebrates virtual 2020 commencement

Degrees were bestowed upon 423 undergraduate students and 179 graduate students during Mount Mercy University’s 2020 virtual Commencement Ceremony, held Sunday, May 17.

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Connor Christophersen
May 17, 2020

Christophersen recognized with Sister Mary Frances Warde Award

Connor Christophersen, a native of Cedar Rapids, received the Sister Mary Frances Warde Award during the 2020 virtual Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 17.

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Annie Ertz
May 17, 2020

Ertz receives Sister Mary Catherine McAuley Award

Annie Ertz received the Sister Mary Catherine McAuley Award during Mount Mercy’s 2020 virtual Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 17.

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Warde Hall
May 17, 2020

Retiring faculty granted professor emeritus status at Commencement

Professors Dr. Janet Rohner, Dr. Ellen Warrington and Dr. Mohammad Chaichian were awarded professor emeritus status at the 2020 virtual Commencement ceremony on May 17.

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Honors cords
May 15, 2020

Rieger awarded President’s Award at Honors Convocation

Mount Mercy University recognized Maximilian Rieger with the prestigious President’s Award at Honors Convocation on Friday, May 15.

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Mount Mercy University Enactus
May 15, 2020

Nate Klein wins national Enactus award

Nate Klein, vice president for student success at Mount Mercy University, was chosen as one of two recipients of the national Enactus Sam Walton Fellow of the Year Award.

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Honors cords
May 15, 2020

Graduates recognized for outstanding achievement at Honors Convocation

More than 25 graduates receive awards and recognition for outstanding achievement at Mount Mercy University’s Honors Convocation on May 15.

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Brandt Worley SGA
May 13, 2020

SGA leadership award named after Brandt Worley

The Student Government Association (SGA) has named its top leadership award after Brandt Worley, the former chair of Mount Mercy’s Board of Trustees.

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Social work Dr. Dirks
May 13, 2020

Social Work professor Garners national media attention

Dr. April Dirks, professor of social work, received national attention from NPR and CBS for her work on the opioid epidemic.

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Mount Mercy University
April 23, 2020

Mount Mercy University moves to test optional admissions

In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, Mount Mercy University has moved to test-optional admissions for students applying for Fall 2020 and Fall 2021.

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MMU University Band Still Making Music During Quarantine

Joining 20 other colleges and universities across the country, Mount Mercy’s University band is part of a commission of a work composed by Ryan Williams for virtual wind ensemble.

April 20, 2020

MMU Band