Photos by student Todd Cross
Mount Mercy University art and design students and faculty are helping celebrate Iowa artist Grant Wood’s 125th birthday with entries into Overalls All Over and 2x2xU.
Overalls All Over
Mount Mercy University’s Enactus team will hold its first Market at the Mount of 2016 on Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Sisters of Mercy University Center.
This student-designed event encourages the Mount Mercy community to connect with small, local businesses and serves as a learning tool for students.
Rescheduled for Sunday, April 24, 2–4 p.m., due to weather.
Mount Mercy University’s Bike Club will teach the essentials of bike safety to children at Arthur Elementary School’s Bike Rodeo event April 10, 2–4 p.m.
Geared towards kids in grades K–5, the event will feature multiple stations where young riders can learn valuable bike safety lessons as well as how to take care of their bicycles.
Bearing witness is important. It is one of the highest aspirations of my profession, journalism, to be a fair and neutral witness—but being “fair and neutral” doesn’t mean ignoring the humanity of a story, or treating all “sides” equally.
Take the Holocaust, for example. As speaker Magda Brown told a packed Chapel of Mercy Tuesday night, General Eisenhower at the end of World War II urged his soldiers to take as many photographs of German death camps as possible, lest the world one day fail to bear witness; lest the world deny the reality of the Holocaust. [...]
Mount Mercy University will host special guest and Holocaust survivor Magda Brown on Tuesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy as a part of the university’s Holocaust Speaker Series.
Originally from Miskolc, Hungary, Brown was deported on one of the final transports to Auschwitz-Birkenau with her entire family when she was just 17 years old. Her parents died in gas chambers; her brother was the only other member of her family to survive and served in the Hungarian military’s Jewish labor force until being captured and imprisoned by the Russian army.
Mount Mercy University will welcome award-winning writer and essayist Amy Butcher to speak on April 11 in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall. Butcher will speak on her memoir “Visiting Hours” at a 3:30 p.m. Q&A and again during a 7 p.m. reading.
Each year, the third Monday in January is designated as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—the only federal holiday observed as a day of service. Across the country, individuals and groups will donate their time to community projects, honoring the commitment to service and community exemplified in the life of Dr. King.
Mount Mercy University's Enactus club, along with support from Sam’s Club and GoDaddy, held a business case competition for local businesses to win an ecommerce website, providing an invaluable opportunity for vendors to expand their reach across the globe.
The student-organized event was held in tandem with the university's second annual Market at the Mount.
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.
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.
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.
The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall located in Washington, D.C., will be on display at Mount Mercy University from 5 p.m., Sept. 17, to noon, Sept. 21.
An opening ceremony for the Wall will be held at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17.
Mount Mercy University will be hosting ExploreU@MMU World of Technology for the fourth year from June 15-20.
Registration is still open and has been extended until the day the event is scheduled to start.
The week-long program offers middle-school girls completing sixth, seventh and eighth grades a chance to learn more about math and computer science in an interesting, fun and stimulating environment.
In June 2013, Mount Mercy University formally announced plans to transform vacant industrial space at 909 17th St NE into a multi-sport, outdoor facility for their student athletes. The news was received with a flurry of enthusiastic community support. As Mount Mercy looks forward to developing the 22-acre lot, the momentum for the project continues through Home Field Advantage, a fundraising campaign for the university’s athletic complex.
Mount Mercy University hosted a celebration ceremony in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 16. In his welcoming address, President Christopher Blake said it was not a coincidence this special event was being held at an institute of higher education, noting that King was an educated man, inspiring him to lead a movement for equal rights that would change the world.