MC Quick Facts:
Nearly 75 students are studying abroad during January Term. For this term, four study-travel trips were offered: Brazil, China, Costa Rica and Malta/Tunisia. For details, visit the MC web site.
Dr. Russel Botman, rector (president) of Stellenbosch University in South Africa will lead the 2008 February Meetings scheduled for Feb. 4-5. Botman, who also serves as president of the South African Council of Churches, will talk about life under apartheid, how a church’s words and actions can make a difference, and how life is changing in his country. The theme is entitled “Confessing Hope: Stories of Faith & Struggle from South Africa.” For details, visit the MC web site.
Maryville College has signed on to participate in “Focus the Nation,” a national teach-in engaging millions of students and citizens with political leaders and decision makers about global warming solutions. Watch the web site for details about “Focus the Nation” events held on campus Jan. 31-Feb. 1.
Campus Improvement Plan
During the holiday break, numerous improvements were made to three laboratories/classrooms in Sutton Science Center. These included new paint, lighting, drop ceilings, tables, cabinets, sinks and chairs. This summer, work will resume in the chemical store rooms and museum store room.
Want to know where fund-raising stands for the Civic Arts Center? The Anderson Hall renovation? Endowment and the Maryville Fund? The MC web site provides regular updates.
TERRY BUNDE NAMED CHAIR-ELECT OF ETACS
Bunde, professor of chemistry, will head the East Tennessee section of the American Chemical Society starting in 2009. To read more about this recognition, visit the Maryville College web site.
RESPECT IS TOPIC OF JAN. 22 PRESENTATION BY MARILOU AWIAKTA
Continuing the College’s 2007-2008 Community Conversations Series, Awiakta, an internationally known poet, storyteller and essayist, will present “Restoring a Climate of Respect: A Challenge for Our Times,” at 7 p.m. in Fayerweather Hall’s Lawson Auditorium. For more about Awiakta and her presentation, read the release on the MC web site.
ALUMNI INVITED TO DISCUSS COLLEGE’S ENVIRONMENTAL EFFORTS
Members of MC’s Environment and Forestry Advisory Committee (EFAC) are inviting alumni to join them at 1:30 p.m., Jan. 24 at the Chilhowee Club for an environmental retreat. For information on what’s being discussed, visit the MC web site.
YOUNG ALUMNI PRE-GAME GATHERING PLANNED FOR JAN. 17
The Scots men’s basketball team will take on the Tornadoes of King College at 7:30 p.m., but young alumni are invited to gather at 5:30 p.m. at Sullivan’s in downtown Maryville for pre-game revelry. RSVP to Katherine Best Caputo ’01 at 865.981.8201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MLK DAY PLANS ANNOUNCED
The Rev. Dr. Kelly Miller Smith Jr., son of the prominent Nashville-based Civil Rights leader, will address the campus community at 10:30 a.m. in the Alumni Gymnasium. More information is available on the College’s web site.
LAST “MEET MARYVILLE” EVENT OF ACADEMIC YEAR IS FEB. 2
The Maryville experience will be shared with prospective students and their families during a day that includes campus tours and informational sessions on academics and distinctive programs. The College’s Minority Recruitment Weekend will be held concurrently. Details about both events are included in a release posted online.
VOP CHOIR TO PERFORM IN VIRGINIA, MARYLAND LATER THIS MONTH
Voices of Praise, the College’s gospel choir, will head out later this month for performances in Roanoke and the Washington, D.C. area. The group’s itinerary is included in an online release.
FLORIDA REUNION SET FOR JAN. 19
Alumni, parents and friends who live in Florida are invited to gather at 2 p.m. at Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant in Orlando, Fla., for the 2008 Florida Reunion. If you haven’t made reservations, you still have time – contact Carol Clark at 865.981.8200 or email@example.com.
DEADLINES FOR SCHOLARSHIPS APPROACHING
Prospective students who plan to apply for merit scholarships at Maryville College have to apply for admission before Jan. 15. The deadline to apply for scholarships is Feb. 1. Keep up with these dates by visiting the Financial Aid pages of the MC web site.
CIVIC ARTS CENTER UPDATE
A lot of behind-the-scenes work has been completed and heavy equipment will soon begin moving back to the work site to build up. For an update on the fine and performing arts facility, go to the MC web site.