Apple & Quill: Nate Lanman and Mary Rice

Apple & Quill's spring 2014 lineup showcased creative writers from the Hamilton College community.
Featuring: Nate Lanman of the class of 2015, and Mary Rice, of the class of 2016, along with open mic participants.

Nate Lanman hails from White Plains, a suburb in the shadow of New York. Last summer, he received an Emerson Grant to study the evolution of the Modernist stream of consciousness narrative through its iterations in the twentieth century. At Hamilton, he is Senior Advisor to the radio station, WHCL, and is Editor-in-Chief of The Duel Observer. His poetry has appeared in Red Weather, Red River Review, Emerge, and, most often, in tatters in the cage of his fat black lab.

Mary Rice is a senior English major from Rochester, NY. When she's not in class you can find her in the kitchens of McEwen dining hall baking desserts for her fellow Hamilton students. In her spare time she participates in Hamilton College Quiz Bowl, Kappa Sigma Alpha Sorority, The Duel Observer, Trivia Night, and Culinary Society, of which she is president. An avid foodie and writer, Mary intends to combine her passions towards a career in food journalism.

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Kristin L. Strohmeyer

Reference and Outreach Librarian, Hamilton College

Kristin L. Strohmeyer is a Reference and Outreach Librarian at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. Kristin is the departmental liaison for many humanities departments and history, providing instruction and research assistance to those faculty and students. She is also a member of the HILLgroup, and is actively involved in New Faculty and New Student Orientation. She currently serves on the ALA Library Instruction Roundtable Steering Committee, and is past-president of the Eastern New York Chapter of ACRL. Kristin received her B.A. in English Literature and Medieval History from Potsdam College in New York, and her M.S. in Library Science from Simmons College in Boston.

Alex Rihm

Research & First Year Experience Librarian, Hamilton College

Alex Rihm serves Hamilton's first year students and the faculty who teach them in her work as Research and First Year Experience Librarian; she also provides support to the Hispanic Studies and Latin American Studies departments. Her professional interests include information literacy instruction and assessment.  Alex holds her MLIS from the University of Washington in Seattle and BA degrees in International Affairs and Hispanic Studies from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR.