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October 1, 2015 - 3:54pm
The Eastern Iowa Chapter of the International Traders of Iowa (ITI) and Mount Mercy University will host “CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections,” a telecast panel and presentation focusing on the complex relationship between China and the United States and what China’s investments in the United States mean for Americans, on Monday, Oct. 5, at 5:30 p.m. in the Viewing Room, located in lower level Busse. Mount Mercy is one of 70 nationwide locations hosting this event.
September 30, 2015 - 12:12pm
Mount Mercy University’s Veterans Lounge was given a much-needed facelift thanks to a generous donation from Dean Kent ’79 and his wife, Shirley. Mount Mercy has 60 students who identify as veterans, and the lounge was first established in 2014 to serve as a place for Mount Mercy’s student-veterans to meet up, study and unwind in a private space, away from the bustle of everyday campus life. The Kents, who are no strangers to life in the military, have a special interest in veterans who want to pursue higher education because of opportunities they were given.
September 30, 2015 - 11:10am
Mount Mercy University will host a benefit concert to raise money for Fresh Start Prison Ministry on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Mount Mercy’s Chapel of Mercy. The concert will feature Mount Mercy’s University Choir, Jazz Connection, Madrigal Singers and Handbell Ensemble. The Linn County Correctional Chaplaincy Ministry reaches out to local correctional facilities to offer spiritual guidance and weekly worship services to inmates, family members and facilities staff members. The ministry is partnered with local churches and businesses around Linn County.
Live2Lead
September 28, 2015 - 1:13pm
Mount Mercy University's CRST International Graduate Center has been selected, for the second year in a row, to host John Maxwell’s powerful Live2Lead simulcast leadership conference on Oct. 9., 7:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m. This event, sponsored by ActionCOACH Heartland, will equip eastern Iowans with new leadership tactics and tools to assist in becoming leaders in the workplace by live broadcasting nationally renowned speakers on the topic of leadership. Live2Lead will broadcast from Atlanta to more than 300 locations in 20 varying countries.
September 25, 2015 - 10:38am
On Sunday, Sept. 27, volunteers from the Mound View Neighborhood Association, Coe College and Mount Mercy University will gather in Central Park at 16th Street NE and B Avenue NE from 1 until 3 p.m. to join in a community cleanup project followed by fun in the park.
Statue of Catherine McAuley outside of the Sisters of Mercy University Center.
September 18, 2015 - 9:00am
Mount Mercy University will take time to celebrate the Catholic heritage of the university and Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, during Mercy and Mission Week, Sept. 20-26. The week-long series of events will feature the Sisters of Mercy as they visit classrooms to help connect their critical concerns—immigration, nonviolence, racism, women and earth—to classroom teachings.
September 17, 2015 - 9:27am
Constitution day is Thursday, September 17. In honor of our American heritage, Mount Mercy pauses to reflect on the rights and privileges we all enjoy - including the Bill of Rights, considered the rights held most dear by Americans. But do we know them well enough to remember them? With a nod to our Founding Fathers and in honor of Constitution Day, below you'll find the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, referred to as the Bill of Rights:
September 16, 2015 - 4:20pm
Mount Mercy University will welcome alumni back to campus for Alumni Reunion Weekend, Sept. 18–20. The weekend is designed to celebrate the campus community that was once home to alumni. Various events and activities will take place including the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, Alumni Awards Luncheon, Alumni Reunion Mass, Service and Spirit Day, and more.
September 16, 2015 - 9:26am
The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall located in Washington, D.C., will be on display at Mount Mercy University from 5 p.m., Sept. 17, to noon, Sept. 21. An opening ceremony for the Wall will be held at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17.

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