Donney Rose
September 26, 2019 - 12:01pm
Activist and poet Donney Rose will host a creative breakfast workshop on Oct. 3, 9:30–11 a.m., in MMU’s Betty Cherry Heritage Hall.
August 21, 2019 - 7:34am
Mount Mercy University’s 2019 Fall Faculty Series—Setting the Table: Pleasures & Perils of Food in America—will explore food topics including the agricultural revolution, food as a weapon of war, dumpster diving, and our current unsustainable food systems. The three-month series kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. in Mount Mercy’s on-campus Flaherty Community Room (204 Basile Hall). Dr. Anna Waterman, associate professor of biology, will explore the history of the Agricultural Revolution and its consequences for humans in the ancient and modern world.
July 25, 2019 - 9:00am
Mount Mercy’s JumpStart program, held at the Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex from June 12-July 27, inspires Cedar Rapids children to reach their educational potential through leadership and growth opportunities.
JumpStart
June 18, 2019 - 8:29am
Cedar Rapids students have the opportunity to learn from some of the city’s most influential people, including Mayor Brad Hart, during Mount Mercy University’s summer JumpStart program. JumpStart’s mission is to inspire children of Cedar Rapids to reach their educational potential by teaching vital lessons in leadership and academics as part of free sports programming at the Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex.
Market at the Mount
May 9, 2019 - 10:54am
Mount Mercy University’s popular spring Market at the Mount is set for Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., at the Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex. The student-organized event will bring more than 40 local vendors to the outdoor complex, located at 651 19th Street NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402. Open to the public, vendors include services, artisans, crafters and food vendors. Products include crocheted items, baked goods, handmade soaps, home decor and more.
Like Any Other Kid
March 4, 2019 - 8:36am
A new series from Mount Mercy University’s social work program aims to bring awareness to the many types of trauma people experience and its impact on their lives. The series, titled Building a Trauma Informed Community, utilizes an award-winning documentary, a panel of community professionals, and speakers from the field to explore adverse events that can lead to trauma, examine how individuals can develop resilience despite exposure to trauma, and introduce innovative programming for working with survivors.
February 26, 2019 - 11:47am
Author, journalist and backcountry ranger Ken Ilgunas will speak about his journey across North America at Mount Mercy University on March 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall. Ilgunas trekked 1,700 miles across North America, following the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline to answer the question: What is our personal responsibility as stewards of the land?
March 5, 2018 - 3:44pm
Starting up a business can be hard, and getting the word out can even be harder. That's why some students at Mount Mercy University helped four local small businesses owned by women build websites. It was a partnership between them, and web hosting company GoDaddy. Watch the full story at KCRG.com »
August 22, 2017 - 9:11am
From TheGazette.com:
February 27, 2017 - 1:52pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS 2, Fox28) — Mount Mercy's Enactus student group started a project last fall to help clean up the community and provide assistance to an organization affected by flooding in Cedar Rapids. [Keep reading at CBS2Iowa.com…] or [Learn more at mtmercy.edu…]
January 17, 2017 - 9:06am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) — Today, people all across the country, including here in eastern Iowa, took time today to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.In Cedar Rapids, Mount Mercy University held a ceremony that reflected on the importance of human civil rights. Students, faculty and community members were all invited to the event. (Keep reading at KCRG.com…)
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.
September 28, 2016 - 9:36am
Guest Column by Mohammad Chaichian, professor of sociology at Mount Mercy University.
September 19, 2016 - 8:36am
  Joe Sheller, Mount Mercy University 2016 Fall Faculty Series coordinator  
Building Walls, Building Bridges: The U.S. as an Immigrant Nation
September 13, 2016 - 2:22pm
[The Cedar Rapids Gazette] Dennis Dew, guest columnist
April 20, 2016 - 1:33pm
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. [...]
January 16, 2012 - 12:41pm
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.

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