News Archive : Mercy and Mission Week

September 18, 2014 - 9:30am
Mount Mercy University will pause to reflect on the institution's unique Mercy heritage during Mercy and Mission week Sept. 21 - 27. As part of the week-long celebration, Sisters of Mercy help students connect classroom teachings to the Sisters’ critical concerns— immigration, nonviolence, women and environmental issues. Faculty and staff gain insights from the Sisters on how their work across campus can connect to the critical concerns in a powerful way.
September 17, 2014 - 12:34pm
Mount Mercy University welcomes author Kerry Weber to campus in the Chapel of Mercy on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. as part of the university’s Mercy and Mission Week festivities.
October 1, 2012 - 9:37am
Mount Mercy University welcomed Dr. Christine Pharr on Thursday, September 27, as the keynote speaker for Mercy Day during Mercy and Mission Week activities at Mount Mercy. Pharr is the vice president for academic affairs at College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Neb.
September 27, 2012 - 9:38am
As part of Mercy and Mission week activities at Mount Mercy University, Dr. Christine Pharr, vice president for academic affairs at College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Neb., will serve as the Mercy Day keynote speaker. Pharr's address, "My Conversion to a Catholic, Mercy College," will be held on Thursday, September 27, in Flaherty Community Room of Basile Hall at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public; seating may be limited. Refreshments will be provided.
September 24, 2012 - 3:39pm
From left to right: Father Thomas Zinkula, Father Dustin Vu, Sister Shari Sutherland, President Christopher Blake, and Associate Professor of Business Anne King. Mount Mercy University was pleased to welcome Father Thomas Zinkula, vicar general of Cedar Rapids, to campus for a special Mass on Sunday, September 23, in celebration of both the Archdiocese of Dubuque's 175th anniversary and Mercy and Mission week at Mount Mercy. All Catholic colleges and universities within the Archdiocese commemorated the anniversary with a special Mass. Mount Mercy is also celebrating Mercy and Mission Week, paying tribute to the university's Mercy, Catholic heritage. He also noted the role Mount Mercy has played in the Archdiocese and referred to the university's brand promise in which students of diverse backgrounds, ages and faiths experience a practical education that will serve as inspiration while discovering knowledge, building community, and leading courageous lives. He encouraged students in the congregation to explore the opportunities available through Mount Mercy for leadership, compassion, service and purposeful living. 
September 21, 2012 - 10:40am
On the eve of Mercy and Mission Week, an occasion celebrated by Mercy schools across the country, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the meaning and value of Mercy. When the Sisters of Mercy arrived in Iowa with a desire to follow in the footsteps of Catherine McAuley and to serve "wherever human needs exist," they focused their energies on seeing to the needs of the sick and the poor and providing education to improve lives. In so doing, they created three pillars of this city: Mercy Hospital, the Catherine McAuley Center and what eventually became Mount Mercy University, now celebrating 85 years of educational service to this community. What they left behind, however, created a value that cannot be measured by institutions alone.
September 21, 2012 - 10:00am
Mount Mercy will pay special tribute to its Mercy, Catholic heritage with Mercy and Mission Week beginning Friday, September 21, through Friday, September 28. Activities will include an International Peace Day and Dedication of Peace Pole, Celebration Mass with the Archdiocese of Dubuque, and a lecture with Mercy Day guest speaker Dr. Christine Pharr sharing her conversion to a Catholic, Mercy college.
September 17, 2012 - 9:00am
As part of Mercy and Mission week activities at Mount Mercy University, Dr. Christine Pharr, vice president for academic affairs at College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Neb., will serve as the Mercy Day keynote speaker. Pharr's address, "My Conversion to a Catholic, Mercy College," will be held on Thursday, September 27, in Flaherty Community Room of Basile Hall at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.
September 24, 2011 - 4:44pm
Mount Mercy students, faculty and staff joined their classmates and colleagues for a morning set aside for community outreach and service to others on September 24. Teams joined forces and spread out into the community during the special outreach day, the final celebration of Mercy and Mission week activities on campus, which was observed September 18 – 24.
September 23, 2011 - 3:36pm
With more than 25 years experience working with refugees in Africa, Sr. Marilyn Lacey had an insight or two to share with the Mount Mercy community during her keynote address on September 22 in honor of Mercy and Mission Week.
September 14, 2011 - 7:20pm
During a special week in September, Mount Mercy University will pause to reflect on the institution's unique Mercy heritage. The campus will celebrate Mercy and Mission week September 18 – 24 with special events, service projects and a keynote address by Sister Marilyn Lacey, executive director of Mercy Beyond Borders.

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