The story begins nearly 70 years ago in a tiny Polish town during the Nazi occupation. David Thaler is a young man when the Nazis begin persecuting the Jews in Europe. By the end of the Holocaust, Thaler loses his father, a sister and his entire extended family in the […]
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Unforgettable teaching opportunities can spring from tragedy and triumph. English professors Dr. Jim Grove and Dr. Joy Ochs found themselves amid a once in a lifetime event when the June 2008 flood hit Eastern Iowa. As experienced educators, they were able to draw upon the catastrophe to create a unique […]
Mount Mercy’s honors students are known as outside-the-box thinkers and ambitious learners. For Morgan Filbert, a senior English and history major from Cedar Rapids, his experience as an honor student took on new meaning when he traveled to Acadia National Park in Mount Desert Island, Maine last summer for an […]