News Archive : Cedar Rapids

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.
August 14, 2014 - 9:47am
In 2012 Mount Mercy University announced plans to renovate a former army and navy training facility on the city’s NE side into a state-of-the-art graduate center. The center opened its doors for classes in 2013. “This fall marks one year since our graduate programs have called the Mount Mercy University CRST International Graduate Center home,” said Associate Provost Tom Castle. “It’s a beautiful space with study areas, a conference room for community use, and cutting-edge classrooms.”

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