Lectures & Speakers

Mount Mercy University hosts a variety of speakers throughout the year.

Several series bring renowned guests to campus:

  • The Aquinas Lecture Series brings philosophers and theologians to campus to speak on such topics as violence, order, love, justice, and the Church in contemporary society.
  • The Barbara A. Knapp Business Speaker Series hosts influential speakers on business-related topics of benefit to campus and the greater community.
  • Community of Scholars Day offers faculty the opportunity to present their scholarship or research to the community.
  • The David Doerge Race and Gender Speaker Series features presentations on race, gender, minorities, and cultural differences.
  • The Fall Faculty Series is a semester-long, interdisciplinary conversation that challenges the community to reflect in deep ways about the important topics of our time.
  • The Global Issues Series has welcomed guest speakers, panel discussions, and films related to critical social, cultural, political and environmental issues of global significance.
  • The Linn County Connections Series brings notable natural science speakers to the area twice a year to give public lectures at a host college and to spend the day with high school students.
  • The Presidential Lecture Series brings prominent speakers to campus who highlight key developments in society that relate to the mission and values of Mount Mercy University and the Sisters of Mercy.
  • The Thaler Holocaust Survivor Speaker Series features the story of a Holocaust survivor.
  • The Visiting Writers Series has been host to poet laureates, award-winning journalists, best-selling novelists, and Oprah-picks, et al. and provides a Q&A and reading with each of the visiting writers.

» Find an up-to-date listing of events on Mount Mercy’s Events Calendar.