Piece by Gabriel Acosta
October 14, 2016 - 10:10am
Mount Mercy University will host a day-long series of events titled “Our Immigrant Stories” which will reveal many personal narratives on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall on Mount Mercy’s main campus. The day will include personal narrative and artwork from student-artist Gabriel Acosta, additional student works, a student panel, a faculty-staff panel, and community group presentations.
October 13, 2016 - 4:18pm
Mount Mercy University presents its fall drama production “Alice’s Wonderland” this weekend, Oct. 13–15, in McAuley Theatre on the university’s main campus. Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
October 5, 2016 - 1:47pm
Mount Mercy University will welcome author Cristina Henríquez to speak on Oct. 6, at 3:30 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall and at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy as a part of the 2016 Visiting Writers Series. In her first discussion at 3:30 p.m., Henríquez will explain the creative process. “It Starts With a Sentence” is a look into how she creates, exploring how a single sentence turns into a powerful story. She will also examine the role of editing, taking audience members through the making of a short story.
October 3, 2016 - 4:24pm
Mount Mercy University will host Photographer José Galvez on Monday, Oct. 3, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room as he presents his multi-media lecture “Aquí Estamos – Here We Are.” Documenting the Latino population in the United States for 40 years, Galvez combines photo presentations with lectures on various topics from the impact of César Chávez and the Chicano movement to recent Latino immigration in southern portions of the United States.
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.


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