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.
March 30, 2016 - 10:00am
Mount Mercy University’s Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program is moving to a fully online platform in Fall 2016 to better accommodate students’ needs. The online platform, which was first introduced as a part of the master’s-level program in Fall 2014, allows for additional flexibility students in the program require.
March 29, 2016 - 12:43pm
Mount Mercy University will hold its annual Multicultural Fair on Wednesday, March 30, from 3 to 6 p.m. in Hennessey Recreation Center. The fair will showcase the various cultures represented in Mount Mercy’s diverse student body by inviting international students to share their heritage and customs with others.
March 29, 2016 - 7:22am
Education in Iowa is constantly changing and evolving, affecting higher education students seeking degrees in education-related fields. To help answer questions looming in the minds of education majors, Mount Mercy University’s Student-Iowa State Education Association (S-ISEA) will host a Superintendent Q&A panel on March 29 at 5:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall.
March 9, 2016 - 11:09am
Academic work by members of Mount Mercy University’s master’s-level Marriage and Family Therapy program is prominently featured in the March 1 edition of Contemporary Family Therapy, a peer-reviewed academic journal in the field of marriage and family therapy.
February 23, 2016 - 11:30am
Mount Mercy University’s Aquinas Lecture was established in 1959 by the Sisters of Mercy to bring philosophers and theologians to campus to speak on topics such as violence, order, love, justice and the Church in contemporary society. This year, the university will host an interdisciplinary discussion on Pope Francis’ ideas about care for the Earth, our common home, on Thursday, Feb. 25, 3:30–5 p.m., in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall.
February 19, 2016 - 8:20am
Mount Mercy University will host activist, poet, writer and lawyer Héctor Efrén Flores on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall, as a part of its popular Global Issues Series. The series, launched in Fall 2010, provides a platform for academic discourse and critical analysis of important social, political and economic issues of global concern.
February 8, 2016 - 9:51am
To help celebrate Lent and the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, Mount Mercy University’s Mission and Ministry will be host to a special art exhibit by local artist Bob Naujoks. The exhibit, “Parables and Stories,” is on campus Feb. 9 until March 27, with an opening reception Tuesday, Feb. 9, 4–6 p.m., in the university’s Chapel of Mercy.
February 1, 2016 - 1:52pm
Mount Mercy University’s Presidential Lecture Series was established in 2009 to highlight issues of value to the institution and its founders, the Sisters of Mercy. This year, the university welcomes writer and advocate Marybeth Lorbiecki, director of the Interfaith Ocean Ethics Campaign, on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy.
December 11, 2015 - 9:32am
Mount Mercy University’s Enactus team will hold the second annual Market at the Mount this Saturday, Dec. 12, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Sisters of Mercy University Center.
December 8, 2015 - 2:46pm
As the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy within the Catholic church approaches, Mount Mercy University is reflecting on the special tie the institution has to the holy year. In preparation for the Jubilee, Pope Francis stressed the importance of the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. In the Bull of Indiction he wrote, “It is my burning desire that, during this Jubilee, the Christian people may reflect on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.”
November 17, 2015 - 12:54pm
In Process, a new gallery exhibit, will feature the process of how Mount Mercy University art students reach their polished pieces. A lecture detailing the purpose and work within the exhibit will take place Nov. 17, 4–5 p.m. in Betty Cherry Heritage Hall. An opening reception will immediately follow in the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery until 7 p.m.
November 10, 2015 - 3:08pm
Nationally known nurse, speaker and author LeAnn Thieman will share her mission of rescuing orphaned children from the devastation that was the Vietnam War on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy on Mount Mercy University’s campus.
October 29, 2015 - 2:14pm
Mount Mercy’s faculty and staff will reveal their artistic talents at the first faculty/staff art exhibit in almost 10 years. An opening reception for the exhibit will take place Oct. 29, 4–6 p.m., at the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery.
October 26, 2015 - 3:08pm
Students enrolled in ME 120: Immigrants & Literacy are encouraging other students to Mix It Up in the lunch room on Oct. 27. The event, set to take place 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., will help students connect with peers and identify, question and cross social boundaries.  
October 8, 2015 - 9:52am
After years of preparation and support of Cedar Rapids’ Blue Zones initiatives, Mount Mercy University was recently recognized as an official Blue Zones Worksite. The Blue Zones Project is designed to make healthy choices easier by bringing permanent changes to policy, environment and social networks, leading to lower health care cost trends, higher productivity, improved economic and social vitality, and longer life expectancy.
October 6, 2015 - 2:12pm
Mount Mercy University’s Olson Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic is joining His Hands Free Medical Clinic on Oct. 8 to offer free depression screenings to community members. Screenings will take place at His Hands Free Medical Clinic, located at 400 12th St. SE in Cedar Rapids, from noon until 3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. No appointment is needed and screenings are free of charge.


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