Mount Mercy University is collaborating with Meth-Wick to bring educational programming to residents of the Cedar Rapids retirement community. The speaker series M&M Scholars launched in January and will engage residents in lectures featuring the expertise of university faculty and staff. The first series event hosted Librarian and Archivist Kristy Raine in a discussion on the Stone City Art Colony and School. Faculty members Jim Grove and Mohammad Chaichian are also on the schedule and additional programs are being arranged through May.
Other collaborative programming has included a reception for residents who are alumni or former employees of Mount Mercy, and residents volunteering alongside Mount Mercy students to package meals for the Kids Against Hunger project.
“Mount Mercy is pleased to partner with Meth-Wick to provide these educational opportunities to residents,” states Interim President Norm Nielsen. Dianne Austad, Executive Assistant to the President, serves on the Meth-Wick Board and is coordinating this partnership.