Posts Tagged ‘english’

Healing Words & Healing Minds

Healing Words & Healing Minds
Courtney Snodgrass ’17, is wasting no time in achieving her dreams of becoming an established writer and activist. Using her two areas of study in tandem, the junior English and psychology major has published two poetry collections, writes commissioned pieces, is spending part of the year editing Mount...
Spring 2016 | Academics, On Campus | Read More

Professor’s poetry uncovers gruesome history

Professor’s poetry uncovers gruesome history
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...
Fall 2015 | Academics, On Campus | Read More

Campus reflects on how WWI made today through a series of events this fall

Campus reflects on how WWI made today through a series of events this fall
Last year, Associate Professor of Communication Joe Sheller began exploring ways in which the campus community could reflect upon the 100th anniversary of the “war to end all wars” – World War I. “The response was enthusiastic,” Sheller said. “Numerous faculty members from many disciplines,...
Summer 2014 | On Campus | Read More

Iowa Goes to Hollywood

Iowa Goes to Hollywood
“I wanted to let you know that you’ve been accepted into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.” Jessica Joens ’12 can’t quite remember how she reacted when she got the call, but she’s pretty sure she let out a cheer. After applying for a competitive, one-of-a-kind internship in Hollywood...
Spring 2012 | Academics | Read More

First annual creative writing contest for high school students a success

First annual creative writing contest for high school students a success
Cultivating creativity in writers is a daunting task. This year, Mount Mercy’s English faculty met the challenge by partnering with the Office of Admissions to incentivize high school juniors to get their pens scribbling. Mount Mercy’s first Creative Writing Contest kicked off in February and drew...
Summer 2011 | On Campus | Read More

The Mount Mercy Top 10 List for 2009

It’s that time of year. I don’t mean ugly holiday sweater parties, Christmas, Festivus, Kwanza, Channukah or New Years. I submit to you that there is a new “holiday tradition”: Top 10 Lists. They are truly ubiquitous. I’m sure you’ve noticed that all of the major (and...

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Honors Student Tackles Acadia National Park

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...
Winter 2009 | Academics | Read More

Sacred Space: Literature Connects Inmates, Students at Penitentiary

Sacred Space: Literature Connects Inmates, Students at Penitentiary
Danyl Vonnahme and her Mount Mercy classmates didn’t know what it would be like the first time they walked into the maximum security prison in Anamosa, Iowa. Even though she would be walking out a free person later that evening, it did not lessen the emotions she felt when she saw the massive building...
Winter 2009 | Academics | Read More