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From the Archives

With the introduction of our new show choir, we take a…


Class Notes

Stay connected with MMU alumni updates—including…


Heather Morgan-Sowada ’09, ’12 MA

Life Comes Full Circle for New Professor

Heather Morgan-Sowada ’09, ’12 MA received her bachelor’s…


Kellee Thorburn McCrory, Assistant Professor of Social Work

Opioid Symposium Brings To Light Growing Problem in Iowa

Every day, more than 115 Americans die after overdosing…


Lexxis Onken ’19 helps her mother, Janelle Onken, and a third volunteer sort through donated clothing

Facebook Group Provides Help for Those in Need

The donations-based group is the brainchild of Lexxis…


Marisa Moon ’18

From Biology to Ministry

How one professor influenced a student's journey.


students treat patients in a new health center during a service-learning trip in Tanzania

Taking the Mount Mercy Mission to Tanzania

A group of 23—including 17 nursing students, two nursing…


SHELBY SORENSEN '18 WORKS WITH SETH JACKSON ON HIS EXERCISE PROGRAM WHILE MEGAN ANDRESEN ’98 OBSERVES.

Giving Back, Paying it Forward

As a biology major with dreams of becoming a physical…


Broadening Horizons, Capturing Ideas

Since 2009, MMU education students have had the…


MMU show choir performance

In the Spotlight: A New Campus Show Choir

MMU is one of the nation’s few institutions of higher…


Patricia Ochs ’18 MSL

Taking Care of Her Own

Patricia Ochs’ ’18 MSL successful startup helps people…


a group of people stand on a runway in front of an airplane with a sign that says,

Living Your Passions

When you learn how Allen Stekl ’19 MSL spends his time,…


Starlet Smith ’17

Supporting Single Mothers

The youngest of four girls growing up, Starlet Smith ’17…


Rachael Murtaugh, Sustainability Director

New Sustainability Director Brings Ideas, Action

In her first two months at MMU, new Sustainability…


Charles A. Rohde, Mount Mercy board member

Rhode Inducted into Corridor Business Hall of Fame

Charles A. Rohde, Mount Mercy board member and president…


Scholarship Day Crest with Graduation Cap above the text Mount Mercy University

Scholarship Day: A Community Tradition for 15+ Years

Scholarship Day is a long-standing tradition that…


Sisters Find Comfort, Inspiration, Strength in Each Other

Sisters Bobby Jo Salm ’18 and Heather Mineart ’18 took…


SHANNEN DEE WILLIAMS & ALI ABUNIMAH

Visiting Speakers

Inspiring speakers visit the Hill.


Jamarco Clark ’18 MSL stands in front of MMU's student food pantry

New Campus Food Pantry

An estimated half of all undergraduate students struggle…


Gerry Kreitzer, director of music activities

Kreitzer Named Iowa’s Outstanding Music Educator

Gerry Kreitzer, director of music activities, was awarded…


2018 NAIA Cross Country Championships Cedar Rapids Iowa logo

Mount Mercy to Host NAIA Cross Country National Championships

The NAIA Men’s and Women’s Cross Country National…


Provost Tim Laurent

Mount Mercy Welcomes New Provost

Following a nationwide search, Tim Laurent has been named…


Provost Jan Handler

Handler to Retire After Impactful Career

Provost Jan Handler plans to retire in June after a…


Associate Professor of Economics Ayman Amar lectures at the 2017 Fall Faculty Series

2018 Fall Faculty Series Theme Announced

The 2018 Fall Faculty Series will focus on the important…


Music in March an Annual Welcome of Spring

In the newly renovated McAuley Theater, members of Mount…


enactus Market at the Mount logo

Market at the Mount Again Proves to be Community Favorite

More than 60 local vendors gathered in Mount Mercy’s…


Making a Difference Far Beyond the Hill

$384,000: So far, that’s the financial impact of Mount…


Bringing Doctoral-Level Education to Campus

In its 90-year history, Mount Mercy University has gone…


Stoops family portrait

A First-Generation Farmer Makes His Mark

Rogan Stoops '12, '17 MBA creates an organic family farm,…


Dawn Schott ’92, ’16 MA

From Compassion to Action

Dawn Schott ’92, ’16 MA, director of Linn County Juvenile…


Made by Mercy

Throughout all the #MadeByMercy stories in this issue,…