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Measles Case Confirmed in Iowa

Importance of MMR Vaccination to Prevent Public Health Threat

Presidential Inauguration for Mercy College’s third president, Dr. Douglas J. Fiore, set for April 10-11

Douglas J. Fiore, PhD, will be inaugurated as Mercy College of Health Sciences’ third president on Wednesday, April 10.

Inauguration events begin with a Mass at 9:00 am at St. Ambrose Cathedral. The installation ceremony is scheduled for 1:00 pm at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, with a reception to follow.

Inauguration activities continue Thursday, April 11, with a campus Prayer Walk, campus tours, lunch in the Brennan Hall Commons, dinner in the lobby, and a Faith & Healing Speaker Series. The speaker series features Michael Galligan-Stierle, Ph.D., President, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities; Sister Mary-Paula, Associate Director for Mission, Conference for Mercy Higher Education; Colleen Walters, Chief Mission Integration Officer, MercyOne.

Medicinal Use of Cannabis Research Symposium on April 1

On April 1, Mercy College of Health Sciences will be hosting its 14th Annual Research Symposium. This year’s symposium will focus on the multifaceted issues of the medicinal use of cannabis. The event will be held on Mercy College’s campus in the Sullivan Center, room 103, from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm and is open to the public.

Mercy College Faculty Recognized as Only Educators in 100 Great Iowa Nurses Award

 

College Closing at 5 pm (2/11)

Mercy College of Health Sciences will close today, February 11, at 5 p.m. Classes are anticipated to resume Tuesday, February 12 as regularly scheduled. To learn more about our closing policy, click here.

Iowa Vaccination Exemptions and the Risk of a Measles Outbreak

According to the Centers for Disease Control (2019) Measles, (also known as rubeola) is a highly communicable viral disease characterized by fever, cough, inflammation of the mucus membranes and a maculopapular (red raised bump skin rash). It usually occurs in people who have not had the disease before or who have not had the vaccine.  Prior to the vaccine becoming available in 1963, nearly all children contracted measles, with hundreds dying from the disease and more than 3 million people a year becoming infected. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (2019) the best way to prevent the disease is by getting the vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that all children aged 12 months and 4 years of age get the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR). Iowa state Laws require a Certificate of Immunization, or a Provisional Certificate of Immunization to be provided to licensed child care centers and schools by the first day of attendance.

260 Students Earn Academic Honors for the Fall 2018 Semester

Congratulations to all 260 Mercy College students who earned academic honors for the Fall 2018 semester!


To qualify for the President's List, students must attain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 or higher, in their most recent semester, for a minimum of six credit hours.

College closing at 5pm (1/29) through Wednesday (1/30) due to extreme cold

Mercy College of Health Sciences will close today, January 29, at 5pm through tomorrow,  January 30, due to predicted record wind chills. Classes will resume Thursday, January 31. To learn more about our closing policy, click here.

College opening at 10:30am due to inclement weather on 1/23/19

Due to inclement weather, Mercy College of Health Sciences will open at 10:30 am today, 1/23/19. All classes, labs, and clinicals, which would have been in progress at 10:30 am, will begin at 10:30 am and meet for a shorter time.

All Evening Classes Cancelled 1/22/19 Due to Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather, all Mercy College of Health Sciences classes, labs, and clinicals, which start at or after 4:30pm on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, have been cancelled.