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April 20, 2016 - 1:33pm
Bearing witness is important. It is one of the highest aspirations of my profession, journalism, to be a fair and neutral witness—but being “fair and neutral” doesn’t mean ignoring the humanity of a story, or treating all “sides” equally. Take the Holocaust, for example. As speaker Magda Brown told a packed Chapel of Mercy Tuesday night, General Eisenhower at the end of World War II urged his soldiers to take as many photographs of German death camps as possible, lest the world one day fail to bear witness; lest the world deny the reality of the Holocaust. [...]
April 20, 2016 - 10:04am
Mount Mercy University President Laurie Hamen signed a memo of agreement on March 20 with Carlow College in Carlow, Ireland, while traveling abroad on Mount Mercy’s Senior Leadership Pilgrimage. Initiated by Carlow College President Fr. Conn Ó Maoldhomhnaigh through a visit to Mount Mercy in Spring 2015, the agreement provides MMU students with an additional study abroad opportunity in a place closely tied to the Mercy heritage.
April 19, 2016 - 1:38pm
Mount Mercy University will host special guest and Holocaust survivor Magda Brown on Tuesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy as a part of the university’s Holocaust Speaker Series. Originally from Miskolc, Hungary, Brown was deported on one of the final transports to Auschwitz-Birkenau with her entire family when she was just 17 years old. Her parents died in gas chambers; her brother was the only other member of her family to survive and served in the Hungarian military’s Jewish labor force until being captured and imprisoned by the Russian army.
April 18, 2016 - 8:16am
Dr. Donald Gurnett, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Iowa, will present the lecture “The Voyager 1 Mission to the Outer Planets and into Interstellar Space" on Monday, April 18, 7–8 p.m., in Flaherty Community Room, second floor Basile Hall.
April 13, 2016 - 10:12am
Mount Mercy University will host, for the fifth year, ExploreU World of Technology, a week-long summer program which provides role models to middle-school girls interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Because of the program’s popularity, ExploreU is now offering two sections for newcomers, June 20–25 and July 11–16, and a special session for returning students, June 20–25.
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 10, 2016 - 9:20pm
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.

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