Reflections on How WWI Made Today - Series Kick Off

August 26, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm | Betty Cherry Heritage Hall

Mount Mercy reflects on how WWI made today in A Century of Glory and Shame, a semester-long series.

A panel discussion involving  faculty presenters kicks off the exploration, including a short peace prayer and foreshadowing of the whole WWI series which runs Aug. 26 - Nov. 11. This kick-off discussion on Aug. 26 will take a broad look at the historic and cultural legacy of WWI, and emphasize how events of 100 years ago still echo today. Panel members include:

  • Jim Grove
  • Joy Ochs
  • Joe Sheller
  • David Klope
  • Allison McNeese
  • Mary Tarbox
  • Tony Nickle
  • Gerald Kreitzer

Reception following panel discussion at 8 p.m. in the Busse Library. Attendees are welcome to enjoy the library's WWI display.

Enjoy all the events of A Century of Glory and Shame: Mount Mercy Reflects on How WWI Made Today...





Reflections on How WWI Made Today: Panel discussion involving series presenters.

Tuesday, Aug.26

7 p.m.

Betty Cherry
Reception in Library

Forum: WWI’s Legacy in Film: The impact of the war as seen in cinema.

Sept. 2

3:30 p.m.

Flaherty Community Room - Basile Hall

Viewing: “All Quiet On The Western Front”: Viewing classic film depicting WWI.

Sept. 4

3:30 p.m.

Betty Cherry

Forum: WWI and Public Relations: Reflections on how governments promote war.

Sept. 11

3:30 p.m.

Flaherty Community Room - Basile Hall

Performance: Remembering WWI and its Meaning in Music: Vocal recital by professional singers.

Sunday,      Sept. 14

2:00 p.m.

University Center

Peace Walk and Prayer: Mercy Week event to include prayer on century of war. Also part of Mercy Week.

Sept. 25

11:30 a.m.

Peace Pole - Near UC plaza

Mass to Pray for Peace: Outdoor Mass and blessing to be held in Grotto. Also part of Mercy Week.

Sept. 25


(Chapel if rain)

Working Towards Nonviolence: Brian Terrill of Catholic Worker Farm to speak on nonviolence. Also part of Mercy Week.

Sept. 25

12:45 p.m.

Flaherty Community Room - Basile Hall

Blessing of Veterans and Veterans Lounge: Prayers for new lounge and also veterans at MMU.

Sept. 25

3:30 p.m.

Warde Hall - 1st Floor

Forum: War Comes to Iowa: How WWI Changed America: What changes the war brought  here.

Tuesday,  Oct.21

3:30 p.m.

Flaherty Community Room - Basile Hall

Open House: Highlighting the Library Display: View WWI displays and hear them explained.

Wednesday,  Oct.29

7 p.m.

Busse Library

Forum: The Great Flu and Modern Medicine: How a flu pandemic, sparked by WWI, changed medicine.

Thursday,  Nov.6

7  p.m.

Donnelly 300

Performance: Poetry and Songs that Reflect the Meaning of WWI: Student groups present multi-media finale.

Tuesday,  Nov.11

7 p.m.

Chapel of Mercy    Reception in UC


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