From left to right: Father Thomas Zinkula, Father Dustin Vu, Sister Shari Sutherland, President Christopher Blake, and Associate Professor of Business Anne King. Mount Mercy University was pleased to welcome Father Thomas Zinkula, vicar general of Cedar Rapids, to campus for a special Mass on Sunday, September 23, in celebration of both the Archdiocese of Dubuque's 175th anniversary and Mercy and Mission week at Mount Mercy. All Catholic colleges and universities within the Archdiocese commemorated the anniversary with a special Mass. Mount Mercy is also celebrating Mercy and Mission Week, paying tribute to the university's Mercy, Catholic heritage. He also noted the role Mount Mercy has played in the Archdiocese and referred to the university's brand promise in which students of diverse backgrounds, ages and faiths experience a practical education that will serve as inspiration while discovering knowledge, building community, and leading courageous lives. He encouraged students in the congregation to explore the opportunities available through Mount Mercy for leadership, compassion, service and purposeful living.