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[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.
Malinda and Family
November 20, 2015 - 9:12am
Though Malinda Shoaf’s journey to Mount Mercy University was full of roadblocks and potholes, the junior nursing major is doing what she can to give back to the world, raising money to offer residents of Sunnycrest Nursing Center in Dysart, Iowa, a bit of a pampered life. Malinda is collecting donations to offer hand treatments to 25 residents of the nursing center, a plan born out of the realization that not every nursing home resident will receive the attention and love deserved this holiday season.
November 17, 2015 - 12:54pm
In Process, a new gallery exhibit, will feature the process of how Mount Mercy University art students reach their polished pieces. A lecture detailing the purpose and work within the exhibit will take place Nov. 17, 4–5 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall. An opening reception will immediately follow in the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery until 7 p.m.
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.
November 10, 2015 - 9:07am
Mount Mercy University announced today that it has been designated a Military Friendly® School by Victory Media for the fifth consecutive year. The list, now in its seventh year, provides service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.
October 29, 2015 - 2:14pm
Mount Mercy’s faculty and staff will reveal their artistic talents at the first faculty/staff art exhibit in almost 10 years. An opening reception for the exhibit will take place Oct. 29, 4–6 p.m., at the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery.
October 26, 2015 - 3:08pm
Students enrolled in ME 120: Immigrants & Literacy are encouraging other students to Mix It Up in the lunch room on Oct. 27. The event, set to take place 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., will help students connect with peers and identify, question and cross social boundaries.  
October 18, 2015 - 2:30pm
Mount Mercy University will present its 2015 fall play production, a modern retelling of Eurpides’ “The Trojan Women,” Oct. 16-18 in McAuley Theatre. The show will begin Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. The dystopian reinvisioning of Euripides’ classic tells a story of the women of Troy after their city is destroyed and men killed during the Trojan War. The women wait in a prison and maternity ward to hear their fate, and they come to learn that the lucky are already dead.
October 12, 2015 - 5:12pm
Mount Mercy University’s CRST International Graduate Center will host an open house on Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. for community members to learn about its six graduate programs.
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 8, 2015 - 9:52am
After years of preparation and support of Cedar Rapids’ Blue Zones initiatives, Mount Mercy University was recently recognized as an official Blue Zones Worksite. The Blue Zones Project is designed to make healthy choices easier by bringing permanent changes to policy, environment and social networks, leading to lower health care cost trends, higher productivity, improved economic and social vitality, and longer life expectancy.
October 6, 2015 - 3:07pm
Mount Mercy University will welcome President of Cedar Rapids Gives Teresa Davidson to speak about human trafficking on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 12:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall. Human trafficking is defined as the illegal movement of people, typically for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation. Though statistics vary, the International Labor Organization estimates there are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally, including 5.5 million children.
October 6, 2015 - 2:12pm
Mount Mercy University’s Olson Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic is joining His Hands Free Medical Clinic on Oct. 8 to offer free depression screenings to community members. Screenings will take place at His Hands Free Medical Clinic, located at 400 12th St. SE in Cedar Rapids, from noon until 3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. No appointment is needed and screenings are free of charge.
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.
October 5, 2015 - 11:36am
Mount Mercy University will welcome award-winning writer and journalist Anne-Marie Cusac to speak on Oct. 7 in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall. Cusac will discuss topics related to social justice during a Q&A at 3:30 p.m. and later during a poetry reading at 7 p.m.
October 1, 2015 - 3:54pm
The Eastern Iowa Chapter of the International Traders of Iowa (ITI) and Mount Mercy University will host “CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections,” a telecast panel and presentation focusing on the complex relationship between China and the United States and what China’s investments in the United States mean for Americans, on Monday, Oct. 5, at 5:30 p.m. in the Viewing Room, located in lower level Busse. Mount Mercy is one of 70 nationwide locations hosting this event.
September 30, 2015 - 12:12pm
Mount Mercy University’s Veterans Lounge was given a much-needed facelift thanks to a generous donation from Dean Kent ’79 and his wife, Shirley. Mount Mercy has 60 students who identify as veterans, and the lounge was first established in 2014 to serve as a place for Mount Mercy’s student-veterans to meet up, study and unwind in a private space, away from the bustle of everyday campus life. The Kents, who are no strangers to life in the military, have a special interest in veterans who want to pursue higher education because of opportunities they were given.
September 30, 2015 - 11:10am
Mount Mercy University will host a benefit concert to raise money for Fresh Start Prison Ministry on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Mount Mercy’s Chapel of Mercy. The concert will feature Mount Mercy’s University Choir, Jazz Connection, Madrigal Singers and Handbell Ensemble. The Linn County Correctional Chaplaincy Ministry reaches out to local correctional facilities to offer spiritual guidance and weekly worship services to inmates, family members and facilities staff members. The ministry is partnered with local churches and businesses around Linn County.
September 28, 2015 - 1:13pm
Mount Mercy University's CRST International Graduate Center has been selected, for the second year in a row, to host John Maxwell’s powerful Live2Lead simulcast leadership conference on Oct. 9., 7:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m. This event, sponsored by ActionCOACH Heartland, will equip eastern Iowans with new leadership tactics and tools to assist in becoming leaders in the workplace by live broadcasting nationally renowned speakers on the topic of leadership. Live2Lead will broadcast from Atlanta to more than 300 locations in 20 varying countries.
September 25, 2015 - 10:38am
On Sunday, Sept. 27, volunteers from the Mound View Neighborhood Association, Coe College and Mount Mercy University will gather in Central Park at 16th Street NE and B Avenue NE from 1 until 3 p.m. to join in a community cleanup project followed by fun in the park.


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