VANG — A Migrant Play
October 28, 2016 - 2:00pm
“VANG,” a two-person play telling the story of four immigrant farm families settling in Iowa, will stop at Mount Mercy University on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. in McAuley Theatre. A collaboration between Poet Laureate of Iowa Mary Swander, Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Dennis Chamberlin, and Kennedy Center award-winner Matt Foss, “VANG” captures multiple eye-opening journeys and exposes the struggles of Hmong, Mexican, Sudanese and Dutch immigrants.
The Jefferson Highway
April 20, 2016 - 4:02pm
Lyell Henry will present a slideshow and discuss his new book, The Jefferson Highway, published by The University of Iowa Press. This book covers the origin, history, and significance of this pioneering road. Saluting one of the most important of the early named highways on the occasion of its 100th anniversary, historian Lyell D. Henry Jr. contributes to the growing literature on the earliest days of road-building and long-distance motoring in the United States.
Piece by Kelsey Bills
February 9, 2016 - 3:31pm
Mount Mercy University's art & design students are showing their creative work during the fourth annual exhibit hosted at the Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center in Marion, Iowa. The display is running Jan. 30–March 4 with an opening reception Thursday, Feb. 11, 6:30–8 p.m.
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 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 17, 2010 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy University welcomes special guest poet Heather Derr-Smith for a Q&A and a Reading on October 18 in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall on the Mount Mercy University campus. The Q&A starts at 3:30 p.m. and the reading starts at 7:00 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. 
October 10, 2010 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy University will be the site of the 2nd Congressional District debate between incumbent Dave Loebsack (D) and challenger Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R) this Tuesday, October 12, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall.
October 5, 2010 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Dr. Chad Loes will examine critical thinking skills in students during a special forum on October 11 at 7:00 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall. The forum, “The Development of Critical Thinking: Does Residence or Diversity Matter?” is free and open to the public.
October 1, 2010 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy University will celebrate the 200th birthdays of Frederic Chopin and Robert Schumann, and the 100th birthday of Samuel Barber with three special concerts held October 5 and 7 in Stello Performance Hall, Warde Hall. All performances are free and open to the public.
September 20, 2010 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy University will offer an information session on its newest graduate program, the Master of Science in Nursing, on Tuesday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall on the Mount Mercy University campus.The Master of Science in Nursing’s emphases in health promotion and disease prevention focus are the only programs of their kind in the state of Iowa, offering local nurses the opportunity to expand their knowledge and hands-on skills, and benefitting the Corridor’s hospitals and medical field through increased employee expertise.  
September 13, 2010 - 12:00am
The Mount Mercy University Women’s Choir will perform alongside Orchestra Iowa and other local choirs during Brucemore’s “Brucemorechestra” on Saturday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Brucemore. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. The performance will be broadcast on Iowa Public Television on Monday, September 20, at 8:00 p.m.The Women’s Choir will perform Gustav Holst’s famous orchestral suite, The Planets. The piece is a seven-movement orchestral, with each movement named after a planet of the solar system. 
September 12, 2010 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy Associate Professor of Communication Dr. Dave Klope will offer insight on Islam in Iowa during a special faculty forum on September 15 at 7:00 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall. The forum, “Iowa Islam: Communication and Community” is free and open to the public.  
September 8, 2010 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy University will showcase the talents of area high school art teachers during a special exhibit September 10 – October 6, Monday through Friday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery on the Mount Mercy University campus. An artist reception will be held October 2 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., and is free and open to the public.
September 7, 2010 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy University welcomes renown memoirist John. T. Price, author of Man Killed by Pheasant and Other Kinships, for a Q&A and a Reading on Thursday, September 9 in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall. The Q&A starts at 3:30 p.m. and the Reading starts at 7:00 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. 
August 6, 2010 - 12:00am
On Monday, August 23, Mount Mercy College will become Iowa’s newest university and the state’s only Mercy university as it makes the historic transition to Mount Mercy University. 
July 26, 2010 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy invites prospective students and their families to visit campus during Iowa Private College Week (IPCW) August 2 – 6.Students who are interested in finding the right college fit for them can learn more about Mount Mercy’s affordability, strong academic programs, student-focused interaction with faculty, and competitive athletic and vibrant intramural programs. Daily programs are scheduled at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., beginning in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall. 
June 16, 2010 - 12:00am
Visitors can view vibrant, innovative and inspiring pieces this summer as Mount Mercy showcases the creative artwork of its students. Pieces range from oil on canvas to weavings, to etchings and drawings on paper. “We have an incredibly talented group of up-and-coming underclass art students, and we are excited by their potential, which is evident in many of the works on display,” says Associate Professor of Art Kathryn Hagy.
June 16, 2010 - 12:00am
This year’s theme was “Becoming a Global Citizen in Mercy.” The conference was held at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania. Atkins’ presentation detailed Mount Mercy’s endeavors to become more environmentally sustainable.
June 16, 2010 - 12:00am
Mount Mercy will hold its annual Iowa Immigration Heritage Multicultural Fair on Monday, April 19 from 3:00 – 7:30 p.m. The fair, which takes place in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall, is free and open to the public.In addition to food, arts and crafts representing the cultures of Mount Mercy’s international students, there will also be entertainment such as Brazilian dancers, Latin America music and dances, and Irish ballet dancing. Guests will also have an opportunity to take a practice Citizenship Test in Lundy. 

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