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October 6, 2016 - 3:57pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The flood waters are gone. The sandbags are still here, thousands of them.A group of Mount Mercy University students has decided to turn some of those bags into reusable handbags. (Watch the video at KCRG.com…)
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 4, 2016 - 10:06am
 
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 27, 2016 - 4:17pm
Mount Mercy classes will resume on Wednesday, September 28th. Due to traffic congestion on I-380, we do recommend that you leave extra time for travel and consider alternative routes to campus. Cedar Rapids has acomplete list of road closures online.
September 27, 2016 - 3:10pm
 
[logo] The Olson Marriage & Family Therapy Clinic
September 26, 2016 - 10:33am
Starting today, Mount Mercy University’s Olson Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic (located at 1650 Matterhorn Dr. NE, Cedar Rapids) will offer free counseling services to community members affected by the flood. Services are available during the clinic’s regular business hours: Monday-Friday, noon to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. The clinic will be open Monday, Sept. 26 and Tuesday Sept. 27 despite class cancellations on those days.
September 25, 2016 - 2:54pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Sept. 25, 2016) – Mount Mercy University has cancelled all classes for Monday, Sept. 26, and Tuesday, Sept. 27. Further cancellations, if necessary, will be announced Monday. At this time classes are expected to resume a normal schedule on Wednesday, Sept. 28. The two-day cancellation will limit student, faculty and staff impact on local road ways, as requested by public safety officials. It will also allow volunteers extra time to assist with flood response in Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities.
September 25, 2016 - 2:53pm
The public is invited to attend mass at Mount Mercy’s Chapel of Mercy Sunday, Sept. 25, 8:30 p.m., and Monday, Sept. 26, at 11:45 a.m. to pray for the safety of those affected by the flood. The chapel will also be open to the public from 7 a.m. to midnight, Monday, to allow additional time for prayers and support. For more information on Mount Mercy’s flood response, visit www.mtmercy.edu/flood-2016.

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