News Archive : Fall Faculty Series

September 11, 2017 - 1:48pm
Mount Mercy University will host Tim Wise, a prominent voice on racism, inequality, and white privilege, on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy, Busse Center. Wise has spent the past 25 years educating others on topics related to racism and has given speeches at over 600 college campuses.
August 25, 2017 - 1:14pm
Mount Mercy University invites the community to be a part of its 2017 Fall Faculty Series, Divided We Fall: Finding Common Ground in a Fractured Age, a three-month series that explores how today's biggest issues can be resolved through courage and compassion.
November 15, 2016 - 2:22pm
Mount Mercy University will host General Mills Plant Manager Rue Patel on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in Sisters of Mercy University Center, as part of the Barbara A. Knapp Business Speaker Series and Fall Faculty Series. Patel will share his experience as a first-generation immigrant from India.
November 14, 2016 - 11:11am
Mount Mercy University’s 2016 Fall Faculty Series wraps up this week with two final events. “The Dollars & Sense of It” will be held Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room and “Our Immigration Nation” will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy.
VANG — A Migrant Play
October 28, 2016 - 2:00pm
“VANG,” a two-person play telling the story of four immigrant farm families settling in Iowa, will stop at Mount Mercy University on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. in McAuley Theatre. A collaboration between Poet Laureate of Iowa Mary Swander, Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Dennis Chamberlin, and Kennedy Center award-winner Matt Foss, “VANG” captures multiple eye-opening journeys and exposes the struggles of Hmong, Mexican, Sudanese and Dutch immigrants.
photo: Dr. David Klope
October 28, 2016 - 10:45am
If we were to believe the images in some political campaign commercials, Cedar Rapids would have burned to the ground long ago. Hooded figures, murder in their eyes, guns in their hands, “Allah Akbar” on their lips; this is the vision too many have of Islam in America. All the while, there stands in Cedar Rapids a building that offers a quiet, persistent refutation of that vision. The Mother Mosque symbolizes neighbors, not enemies; a part of the fabric of Cedar Rapids that is enduring, interwoven, and peaceful.
Piece by Gabriel Acosta
October 14, 2016 - 10:10am
Mount Mercy University will host a day-long series of events titled “Our Immigrant Stories” which will reveal many personal narratives on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall on Mount Mercy’s main campus. The day will include personal narrative and artwork from student-artist Gabriel Acosta, additional student works, a student panel, a faculty-staff panel, and community group presentations.
October 5, 2016 - 1:47pm
Mount Mercy University will welcome author Cristina Henríquez to speak on Oct. 6, at 3:30 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall and at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy as a part of the 2016 Visiting Writers Series. In her first discussion at 3:30 p.m., Henríquez will explain the creative process. “It Starts With a Sentence” is a look into how she creates, exploring how a single sentence turns into a powerful story. She will also examine the role of editing, taking audience members through the making of a short story.
October 3, 2016 - 4:24pm
Mount Mercy University will host Photographer José Galvez on Monday, Oct. 3, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room as he presents his multi-media lecture “Aquí Estamos – Here We Are.” Documenting the Latino population in the United States for 40 years, Galvez combines photo presentations with lectures on various topics from the impact of César Chávez and the Chicano movement to recent Latino immigration in southern portions of the United States.
September 28, 2016 - 9:36am
Guest Column by Mohammad Chaichian, professor of sociology at Mount Mercy University.
September 19, 2016 - 8:36am
  Joe Sheller, Mount Mercy University 2016 Fall Faculty Series coordinator  
Building Walls, Building Bridges
September 14, 2016 - 8:48am
Mount Mercy University’s Dr. Dennis Dew will present Fear of an Immigrant Nation: Prejudice, Stereotyping & Discrimination Against Immigrants in the U.S. on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room as part of the 2016 Fall Faculty Series.
Building Walls, Building Bridges: The U.S. as an Immigrant Nation
September 13, 2016 - 2:22pm
[The Cedar Rapids Gazette] Dennis Dew, guest columnist
September 1, 2016 - 11:18am
Mount Mercy University invites the community to be a part of Building Walls, Building Bridges: The U.S. as an Immigrant Nation, a three-month series focused on our nation’s shared heritage as a mosaic of peoples.
[Logo] Stories We Tell - Legacies of the Vietnam War
November 25, 2015 - 9:45am
By Joe Sheller, Associate Professor of CommunicationOriginally Published: Nov. 24, 2015 | CRGardenJoe's Blog Mount Mercy University just completed an ambitious series of events at Mount Mercy University. The second annual Fall Faculty Series, called “Stories We Tell: Legacies of the Vietnam War” concluded with music and readings Nov. 19.
November 10, 2015 - 3:08pm
Nationally known nurse, speaker and author LeAnn Thieman will share her mission of rescuing orphaned children from the devastation that was the Vietnam War on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy on Mount Mercy University’s campus.
October 12, 2015 - 12:02pm
Mount Mercy University’s Fall Faculty Series, Stories We Tell: Legacies of the Vietnam War, will continue on Oct. 13 with a presentation by Dale Kueter, author and former reporter for the Cedar Rapids Gazette, at 7 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall.
October 5, 2015 - 3:45pm
Visions of Courage: the Legacy of Vietnam, an exhibit featuring personal accounts of events during the Vietnam Era, will open Oct. 6 with a reception from 4–6 p.m. at Mount Mercy University’s Janalyn Hanson White Gallery. The exhibit is a part of Mount Mercy’s Fall 2015 Faculty Forum Series, Stories We Tell: Legacies of the Vietnam War.
September 16, 2015 - 9:26am
The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall located in Washington, D.C., will be on display at Mount Mercy University from 5 p.m., Sept. 17, to noon, Sept. 21. An opening ceremony for the Wall will be held at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17.
Stories We Tell
August 31, 2015 - 12:13pm
Mount Mercy University invites the community to be a part of Stories We Tell: Legacies of the Vietnam War, a three-month series focused on the history and legacy of the Vietnam War.

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