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October 27, 2015 - 4:25pm
The role of a parent is not one that is easy, and it certainly does not come with a guide book. At best, parents are guided by the people around them, and to build a successful family relationship, couples must lean on each other for support. But even with a full support system, the weight of the world is sometimes too much and the end result is divorce. Now, imagine if the parental role includes an autistic child—this adds another life stressor into the mix.
October 27, 2015 - 4:23pm
We have a mission at Mount Mercy to prepare and equip students with academic excellence. As a university we contribute to the global growth of knowledge through the research and creative work of our faculty and students. We are guided by our Catholic intellectual heritage to seek truth through faith and reason.
October 27, 2015 - 4:22pm
As a poet, I’m always on the lookout for anything that might contain the seed of a poem. Often I find ideas sprouting right in my own backyard, but this past summer, funded by a summer scholarship grant, I followed a potential poetic trail to the Angola State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana. My goal was to research a particular moment in Angola’s history: In 1951, 37 inmates slashed their Achilles tendons. Prison officials called it a power ploy, while other sources viewed it as an attempt to make public Angola’s brutal conditions.
October 27, 2015 - 4:21pm
The diagnosis and subsequent treatment of cancer can be a long and painful process. At times it almost seems like the cure is worse than the disease, but many healthcare professionals today are working feverishly to help patients make it through these physically and emotionally difficult times.
October 27, 2015 - 4:20pm
Tessa Friason isn’t your typical college student. She didn’t return home for summer break to relax next to the pool, watch movies with friends or go back to the job she held in high school. The senior nursing major spent the start of her summer vacation in Atlanta, where she completed five days of preparation for an internship with the Centers for Disease Control Undergraduate Public Scholars, or CUPS.
October 27, 2015 - 4:19pm
For Mount Mercy University sophomore and Cedar Rapids native Meleah Baloch, turtles and turf are opening whole new worlds of learning.
October 27, 2015 - 4:19pm
The newest member of the President’s Cabinet at Mount Mercy is Brenda K. Duello ’96, vice president for development & alumni relations. She started in the role in April. Brenda brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in fundraising gained through her work in eastern Iowa. She is committed to enhancing relationships amongst Mount Mercy University and alumni, supporters and corporate partners.
October 26, 2015 - 3:08pm
Students enrolled in ME 120: Immigrants & Literacy are encouraging other students to Mix It Up in the lunch room on Oct. 27. The event, set to take place 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., will help students connect with peers and identify, question and cross social boundaries.  
October 18, 2015 - 2:30pm
Mount Mercy University will present its 2015 fall play production, a modern retelling of Eurpides’ “The Trojan Women,” Oct. 16-18 in McAuley Theatre. The show will begin Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. The dystopian reinvisioning of Euripides’ classic tells a story of the women of Troy after their city is destroyed and men killed during the Trojan War. The women wait in a prison and maternity ward to hear their fate, and they come to learn that the lucky are already dead.

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