News Archive : Mary Vermillion

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 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 1, 2017 - 3:13pm
Students published in literary journals at Mount Mercy, Coe, Cornell and Kirkwood will gather to read and discuss their work on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. in Mount Mercy University’s Betty Cherry Heritage Hall. The students—from many different areas of study—hope to engage and expand the local creative community with the event, dubbed College Students Create: Celebrate Corridor Literary Journals. Mount Mercy students will read from their literary journal, Paha Review.
April 4, 2017 - 9:50am
Award-winning poet Jennifer Perrine will visit Mount Mercy University Thursday, April 6, as part of the Visiting Writers Series. Perrine is the author of “No Confession, No Mass,” winner of the 2016 Publishing Triangle Audre Lorde Award and the 2014 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. Her previous books include “In the Human Zoo,” recipient of the 2010 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize, and “The Body Is No Machine,” winner of the 2008 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award in Poetry.
April 8, 2016 - 9:31am
Mount Mercy University will welcome award-winning writer and essayist Amy Butcher to speak on April 11 in Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall. Butcher will speak on her memoir “Visiting Hours” at a 3:30 p.m. Q&A and again during a 7 p.m. reading.
November 30, 2012 - 8:16am
Mount Mercy University received approval from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) for its Quality Initiative project, Pathways to Scholarship. The university is participating in the launch of a new HLC accreditation model that includes a campus-specific improvement project, the Quality Initiative. Mount Mercy's two-year project placed special focus on energizing scholarship by encouraging faculty and student engagement in research and creative work, both individually and through collaborative teams.
September 14, 2012 - 11:00am
Mount Mercy's Professor of English Mary Vermillion, Ph.D., will share excerpts from her new mystery novel Seminal Murder on Thursday, September 20, at 7:00 p.m. in Basile Hall's Flaherty Community Room. The event is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.

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