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
September 14, 2016 - 8:48am
Mount Mercy University’s Dr. Dennis Dew will present Fear of an Immigrant Nation: Prejudice, Stereotyping & Discrimination Against Immigrants in the U.S. on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room as part of the 2016 Fall Faculty Series.
Building Walls, Building Bridges: The U.S. as an Immigrant Nation
September 13, 2016 - 2:22pm
[The Cedar Rapids Gazette] Dennis Dew, guest columnist
September 1, 2016 - 11:18am
Mount Mercy University invites the community to be a part of Building Walls, Building Bridges: The U.S. as an Immigrant Nation, a three-month series focused on our nation’s shared heritage as a mosaic of peoples.
August 1, 2016 - 9:40am
Mount Mercy University is set to welcome almost 170 singers to campus Monday and Tuesday for its annual All-State Choral Workshop. The workshop, now in its fourth year, prepares high school students in the Iowa All-State Choral repertoire.
May 19, 2016 - 4:16pm
Mount Mercy University will hold Commencement 2016 exercises on Sunday, May 22, at 1 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Cedar Rapids. The university is honored to welcome Dr. Herman B. White, Jr. as the commencement keynote speaker.
May 3, 2016 - 10:13am
May is shaping up to be a music-filled month at Mount Mercy University, as students prepare to welcome spring with two musical events. Students get ready to display talents at the May 5 Jazz, Java, Jive talent show, while others arrange to perform in the May 10 Spring Concert. Jazz, Java, Jive The university’s Music Department will host Jazz, Java, and Jive on Thursday, May 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall. This cabaret-style talent show will feature acts from students and the university’s Jazz Connection group.
April 29, 2016 - 9:06am
Mount Mercy University welcomes Middle East experts Kathy Kelly and Ann Wright to campus Wednesday, May 4, 7 p.m., Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall. The two will offer a program titled “Peace is a Must: Wars and the Refugee Crises in the Middle East and Africa” as part of Mount Mercy’s ongoing Global Issues Series. Sponsored by the three Iowa chapters of Veterans For Peace, Kelly and Wright seek to raise the level of Iowans’ understanding of the causal relationship between U.S. war activities and the refugee crisis.
April 28, 2016 - 8:18am
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.
April 27, 2016 - 1:00pm
MMU will host its annual Scholarship Festival on Wednesday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sisters of Mercy University Center and Betty Cherry Heritage Hall. This event celebrates and displays student work and research developed throughout the year. The university’s Scholarship Festival started 15 years ago as a way to showcase student work. This year, 32 students in majors from every academic department are presenting 36 unique projects.
April 22, 2016 - 7:39am
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.
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. [...]
April 19, 2016 - 1:38pm
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.
April 18, 2016 - 8:16am
Dr. Donald Gurnett, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Iowa, will present the lecture “The Voyager 1 Mission to the Outer Planets and into Interstellar Space" on Monday, April 18, 7–8 p.m., in Flaherty Community Room, second floor Basile Hall.
April 13, 2016 - 10:12am
Mount Mercy University will host, for the fifth year, ExploreU World of Technology, a week-long summer program which provides role models to middle-school girls interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Because of the program’s popularity, ExploreU is now offering two sections for newcomers, June 20–25 and July 11–16, and a special session for returning students, June 20–25.
April 11, 2016 - 4:45pm
Mount Mercy University will hold its annual Health and Wellness Fair on Wednesday, April 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Sisters of Mercy University Center. The fair will introduce members of the Mount Mercy University community to the numerous health and wellness resources available around the area. The Wellness Fair has been held at Mount Mercy since 2009. It is co-sponsored by the Health Services, Student Activities, and Recreation and Wellness. The goal of the fair is to increase health awareness through education and prevention in a fun and open environment.
April 11, 2016 - 8:46am
Master’s-level students in Mount Mercy University’s Marriage and Family Therapy program will show their work during the program’s second annual research symposium on Monday, April 11, 4:30–6 p.m. in the Sisters of Mercy University Center Commons, located on main campus.
April 8, 2016 - 9:31am
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.
April 6, 2016 - 8:46am
American artist Robert Shetterly and his Americans Who Tell the Truth traveling portrait exhibit will be on Mount Mercy University’s campus April 4–7. Shetterly will host a Q&A session and artist talk on April 6, and will join classes during the week to discuss his work. The portraits and narratives highlight citizens who courageously address issues of social, environmental and economic fairness. By combining art and other media, the exhibit offers resources to inspire a new generation of engaged Americans who will act for the common good, our communities and the Earth.

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