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September 25, 2017 - 8:24am
Author Keith Lesmeister, who was raised in Cedar Rapids and currently resides in Decorah, will visit Mount Mercy University on Sept. 28 for a 3:30 p.m. Q&A and 7 p.m. reading. Lesmeister’s short story collection, “We Could’ve Been Happy Here,” examines the human heart amongst unique and challenged relationships, set in the Midwest—sometimes in Cedar Rapids. His writing style has been described as “dark” or “gothic."
September 23, 2017 - 11:35pm
September 22, 2017 - 4:47pm
Mount Mercy University English professors Carol Tyx and Mary Vermillion were amongst a small group who contributed to the book honored with the 2017 Teaching Literature Book Award, an international prize for the best book on teaching literature at the college level. Their essay, titled “Literature Goes to Prison: A Reciprocal Service-Learning Project,” was one of 17 published in Service Learning and Literary Studies in English.
September 21, 2017 - 3:34pm
Mount Mercy University, Regis Middle School and the Sisters of Mercy took a stand with millions across the globe today to recognize International Day of Peace, commonly known as Peace Day. A project of the United Nations that began in 1981, Sept. 21 is a global holiday when individuals, communities, nations and governments highlight efforts to end conflict and promote peace. This year's theme was Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.
September 17, 2017 - 1:08pm
Constitution Day is observed Sunday, September 17. In honor of our American heritage, Mount Mercy pauses to reflect on the rights and privileges we all enjoy. We also pause to consider the importance of these rights and encourage the community to exercise the crucial right to vote. To register to vote, visit the official government registration site.

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