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…)
January 13, 2017 - 9:13am
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 by the life of Dr. King. Mount Mercy University students, faculty and staff will honor Dr. King’s legacy Jan. 15–18 with a variety of events. Some events are open to the public while others are for students only.
November 15, 2016 - 2:22pm
Mount Mercy University will host General Mills Plant Manager Rue Patel on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in Sisters of Mercy University Center, as part of the Barbara A. Knapp Business Speaker Series and Fall Faculty Series. Patel will share his experience as a first-generation immigrant from India.
November 14, 2016 - 11:11am
Mount Mercy University’s 2016 Fall Faculty Series wraps up this week with two final events. “The Dollars & Sense of It” will be held Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room and “Our Immigration Nation” will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy.
November 8, 2016 - 1:56pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS2/FOX28) — Law enforcement is not the most attractive profession right now.This year alone, 117 officers have been killed in the line of duty, five of those deaths in Iowa, which made Monday's Mount Mercy University [Keep reading at CBS2iowa.com…]
November 7, 2016 - 9:19am
Mount Mercy University will host a career forum with representatives from public safety and criminal justice agencies on Monday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, 204 Basile Hall. Representatives from federal, state, county and local agencies were invited to attend, including: U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Probation, Iowa State Patrol, Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Cedar Rapids Police Department, Cedar Rapids Fire Department and Area Ambulance.
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.
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.

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