William H. Franklin was the first African-American to graduate from Maryville College. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 1880 and went on to earn a divinity degree from Lane Theological Seminary in 1883. He founded Swift Memorial Institute, a school for African-American youth, in Rogersville, Tenn.
As leader of the 2009 February Meetings, the Rev. Otis Moss III, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, will speak on the theme “Revive Us Again: Coming Together to Move Forward.” Rev. Moss will speak at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Feb. 24, in the Alumni Gymnasium. For more information, read the press release on the MC web site.
“Statistical Analysis in the NFL”
With Super Bowl XLIII just weeks away, Kyle Prince, a mathematics for teacher licensure major, explains a ranking system he’s developed for players and teams that may be superior to the NFL’s. Read all about it.
It’s been nearly 50 years since he retired, but Ernest C. Brown still holds the record for most consecutive years of service at Maryville College. As college engineer from 1916 until 1961, “Brownie” certainly left his mark on the campus. To read more about him, other “Legends of Anderson Hall” and the related fundraising project to renovate the interior of Anderson, visit the MC web site.
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.
JANUARY TERM IN FULL SWING FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY
First-year students are contemplating the environment, seniors are pondering ethics, and the remainder are enjoying courses on topics like Greek folklore and wildlife photography or traveling abroad to countries such as India and Wales.
BASKETBALL TEAMS AT MIDWAY POINT OF SEASON
Extremely tough schedules for the men’s and women’s teams have resulted in some thrilling upsets and some frustrating losses. They’ll host the Great South conference tournaments Feb. 27 and 28. Stay tuned through the MC web site.