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Multicultural Fair
April 20, 2018 - 9:34am
Mount Mercy University will celebrate its international students and the diverse cultures they represent at the annual Multicultural Fair on Thursday, April 26, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the Sisters of Mercy University Center Commons. The fair will feature nearly 20 stations, representing many cultures and countries through posters, artifacts, apparel, music, food and other items.
April 17, 2018 - 9:12am
New date: Wednesday, May 2 Mount Mercy University and the Cedar Rapids Community School District are teaming up for a service project on Wednesday, April 18. More than 35 students from Coolidge, Grant and Van Buren elementary schools will build and deliver care packages to benefit Mission of Hope, a local organization that provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support to those in need.
April 16, 2018 - 9:36am
4/18/18 Dear Campus Community,  As you may know, there have been several social media and news reports this week related to a report of sexual assault on our campus.  I want to be clear: sexual assault is reprehensible and should never be a part of any community—certainly not a learning community and definitely not the Mount Mercy community. 
Timothy G. Laurent
April 5, 2018 - 11:37am
Following a nationwide search, Mount Mercy University President Laurie Hamen announced today that Dr. Timothy G. Laurent has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs. He succeeds Jan Handler, Ed.D., who is retiring after 31 years at Mount Mercy.
April 4, 2018 - 9:06am
Mount Mercy University’s annual Aquinas Lecture Series will be held Monday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in the on-campus Chapel of Mercy. If a loving, all-powerful God exists, why isn’t there more decisive evidence? University of Notre Dame Professor of Philosophy and the Rev. John A. O’Brien Collegiate Chair Meghan E. Sullivan, Ph.D., will address this question during her lecture “The Church and the Hidden God.” Discussing themes from Job, Augustine and contemporary philosophy, the talk will explore the roles of trust, authority and community in overcoming doubt.

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