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From the Classroom

A monthly peek inside the challenging and engaging studies offered at Maryville College. This month, experience ART223: Visual Communication II

MC Quick Facts:

Anderson ceremony

MC founder Isaac Anderson died 150 years ago on Jan. 28 at the home of the Rev. John M. Caldwell in Rockford. Originally buried in the old New Providence Church cemetery, Rev. Anderson's body was reinterred in the College Cemetery 76 years later. A ceremony commemorating the event was held in 1933.

Upcoming

February Meetings will be held on campus Feb. 22-23. The Rev. Ken Newell, a Presbyterian minister in Northern Ireland and former moderator for the Presbyterian Church of Northern Ireland, will lead. Details will be posted on the MC web site at a later date.

In a Faculty Showcase scheduled for 11:30 a.m., Feb. 17, Dr. Carl Gombert, associate professor of art history, will discuss “The Real Me,” a series of 24 self-portraits that depict unique but related faces. Different racial, ethnic and socio-economic characteristics are represented in each portrait, but all portraits resemble the artist. Faculty Showcase is held in the Lawson Auditorium of Fayerweather Hall and sponsored by the College’s Society of 1819.

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What’s going on during J-term?

J-TermUpperclassmen are choosing courses ranging from the new “Feasting on History” to the tried-and-true Model United Nations Security Council. Some students and faculty members have already left for travel-study trips to Morocco, southern Africa and France. For descriptions of the nearly 20 experiential education courses offered this month, see the MC web site.

FORMER USC BASKETBALL STAR PAULA MCGEE TO SPEAK IN HONOR OF MLK HOLIDAY

Paula McGheeMcGee, now a minister, motivational speaker and author of Accepting Your Greatness, will speak to the MC community and the public at 10:30 a.m., Jan. 15, in the Fine Arts Center Music Hall. McGee’s presentation is one of several events planned on the MC campus to observe and celebrate King’s birthday. For a complete listing of events, including rehearsal dates for the MLK Celebration Choir, visit the MC web site.

MC BIOLOGY PROFESSOR PARTICIPATES IN NIH WORKSHOP

Dr. Drew CrainBecause of his extensive research and publication record on endocrine disrupting contaminants and environmental toxicology, Dr. Drew Crain, associate professor of biology, was asked to participate in a NIH-sponsored workshop examining bisphenol A (BPA), a manmade compound found in most plastics. Read the story on the MC web site.

FLORIDA ALUMNI AND FRIENDS TO REUNITE

Join other MC alumni, parents and friends Jan. 13 in Orlando for a day full of memories, MC updates, food and fun! Overnight accommodations are available in nearby Kissimmee. RSVP to the Alumni Office at 981.8202 or email alumni@maryvillecollege.edu. For more information, go to the alumni events section of the web site.

DEADLINES APPROACHING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

Prospective students who qualify scholarships should apply for admission to the College before Jan. 15. Scholarship applications should be submitted to the College by Feb. 1. Don’t let a deserving and qualified student miss these dates!  For more information, link to the financial aid section of the MC web site.

Admissions Office hosts open house Feb. 3

Admissions Open House

Do you know young people who should be introduced to Maryville College? Please share with them the Feb. 3 Open House date and encourage attendance! To register, e-mail the Office of Admissions at admissions@maryvillecollege.edu. Also, you can directly refer a prospective student to the Admissions staff by visiting the MC web site and completing the electronic form.

HAVE YOU SUBMITTED INFORMATION for the new Alumni Directory?

Harris Connect, Inc., a trusted partner of Maryville College, is currently collecting biographical data on alumni for a directory that will be published in the fall of 2007. This fall, Harris has been contacting graduates by email and phone to add or update entries. If you have not been contacted, call or email Harris at 1.866.727.7205 or customersvcolq@harrisconnect.com.

AFTER 17-YEAR QUEST, STUDENT EARNS BACHELOR’S DEGREE FROM MC

Charmone NewellCharmone Newell saw her aspirations for a college education interrupted by military service, family obligations and financial hurdles, but last month, she completed requirements for a bachelor’s degree from Maryville College. Read her inspiring story online.

LIFE-SIZE PORTRAITS CURRENTLY ON EXHIBIT IN FINE ARTS CENTER GALLERY

Through Jan. 26, Knoxville-based and award-winning artist Denise Stewart-Sanabria is exhibiting several life-size portraits of local celebrities and individuals drawn in charcoal and mounted on cut-out plywood. A reception for the artist and gallery talk is scheduled for 6-8 p.m., Jan. 22, in the Fine Arts Center.

ALCOA MANAGER TO SPEAK ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

Bringing FRS130: Perspectives on the Environment to an end, Dr. Patrick Atkins, Director of Energy Innovation at the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA), will speak to first-year students about the company’s environmental stewardship initiatives and his own personal environmental ethic. The public is also invited to hear the talk, scheduled for 9 a.m., Jan. 24 in Wilson Chapel.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM STATS RANK NATIONALLY

Last week, the Scots (8-2) were ranked in four separate team statistical categories for NCAA Division III. Visit the athletics site to find out how they stacked up.