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September 4, 2017 - 9:00am
This article originally appeared in the Sept. 4–10, 2017 edition of Corridor Business Journal. [pdf] It has been republished with permission.
September 3, 2017 - 8:01am
Profile: Iowa prison educator finds value in investing in improvement High school equivalency instructor Andy Hayward helps offenders learn CEDAR RAPIDS — Andy Hayward will tell you that if each student is interested in some aspect of a lesson he’s teaching, it can go a long way toward engaging the entire class. The 39-year-old Cedar Rapids resident learned that while studying for his teacher’s degree and while teaching high school students for nine years. But now, that lesson has been reinforced in his current classroom.
September 1, 2017 - 3:13pm
Students published in literary journals at Mount Mercy, Coe, Cornell and Kirkwood will gather to read and discuss their work on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. in Mount Mercy University’s Betty Cherry Heritage Hall. The students—from many different areas of study—hope to engage and expand the local creative community with the event, dubbed College Students Create: Celebrate Corridor Literary Journals. Mount Mercy students will read from their literary journal, Paha Review.
August 25, 2017 - 1:14pm
Mount Mercy University invites the community to be a part of its 2017 Fall Faculty Series, Divided We Fall: Finding Common Ground in a Fractured Age, a three-month series that explores how today's biggest issues can be resolved through courage and compassion.
August 24, 2017 - 10:38am
Starlet Smith is a single mom on a mission to make a difference for those like herself. Read more »
August 22, 2017 - 9:11am
August 21, 2017 - 12:09pm
More than 270 Mount Mercy University students are teaming up with local organizations to help with service projects around the city during Mustangs in Action Day, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 9 a.m.–Noon. For the third consecutive year, Mount Mercy students are encouraged to explore Cedar Rapids while participating in service projects. Organizations involved include Catherine McAuley Center, Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, Discovery Living, Feed Iowa First and Jane Boyd Community House.
Dan + Shay promotional photo
August 7, 2017 - 8:00am
Country duo Dan + Shay will be performing at Mount Mercy University on Friday, Sept. 8. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Dan + Shay's sophomore album, Obsessed, featuring current single “How Not To,” debuted in June 2016 and follows their 2014 album Where It All Began. Their first album included the debut single, “19 You + Me,” which earned RIAA Platinum certification, and their first No. 1 single, “Nothin’ Like You,” which earned RIAA Gold certification.


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