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Healing Words & Healing Minds
Academics / On Campus / Spring 2016

Healing Words & Healing Minds

Using her two areas of study in tandem, junior Mount Mercy English and psychology major Courtney Snodgrass has published two poetry collections, writes commissioned pieces, is spent part of the year editing Mount Mercy’s Paha Review and is in the daunting process of starting a nonprofit to benefit area veterans.

Professor’s poetry uncovers gruesome history
Academics / On Campus / Fall 2015

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 […]

Campus reflects on how WWI made today through a series of events this fall
On Campus / Summer 2014

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, as well as key staff members, […]

Iowa Goes to Hollywood
Academics / Spring 2012

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 […]

First annual creative writing contest for high school students a success
Archives / On Campus / Summer 2011

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 contestants from across Eastern […]

From the Editor

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 minor, for that […]

Academics / Winter 2009

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 for an […]

Sacred Space: Literature Connects Inmates, Students at Penitentiary
Academics / Feature / Winter 2009

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 […]