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April 27, 2016 - 1:00pm
MMU will host its annual Scholarship Festival on Wednesday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sisters of Mercy University Center and Betty Cherry Heritage Hall. This event celebrates and displays student work and research developed throughout the year. The university’s Scholarship Festival started 15 years ago as a way to showcase student work. This year, 32 students in majors from every academic department are presenting 36 unique projects.
April 27, 2016 - 12:51pm
Kirkwood Community College and Mount Mercy University signed a Business Administration Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) articulation agreement on April 8.
April 23, 2016 - 11:15pm
April 22, 2016 - 7:39am
Rescheduled for Sunday, April 24, 2–4 p.m., due to weather. Mount Mercy University’s Bike Club will teach the essentials of bike safety to children at Arthur Elementary School’s Bike Rodeo event April 10, 2–4 p.m. Geared towards kids in grades K–5, the event will feature multiple stations where young riders can learn valuable bike safety lessons as well as how to take care of their bicycles.
The Jefferson Highway
April 20, 2016 - 4:02pm
Lyell Henry will present a slideshow and discuss his new book, The Jefferson Highway, published by The University of Iowa Press. This book covers the origin, history, and significance of this pioneering road. Saluting one of the most important of the early named highways on the occasion of its 100th anniversary, historian Lyell D. Henry Jr. contributes to the growing literature on the earliest days of road-building and long-distance motoring in the United States.
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.

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