The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    January 2009 Click here for February 2009 Volume 8, Number 1    
 
In This Issue
January Term in full swing for students, faculty
Basketball teams at midway point of season
College readies for MLK events
Fundraising begins to endow MC’s Bonner program
Bill Sliwa named VP for Enrollment
Check out Alumni News
Download new desktop backgrounds

MC Quick Fact

Revrend W.H. Franklin

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.

Upcoming

Otis Mos

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.

Undergraduate Research

“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.

Legends of Anderson Hall

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.

Campaign Update

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.

 
 

Academics

Celtic Journey

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.

Athletics

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.

Student Development

Martin Luther King Jr. Forum

COLLEGE READIES FOR MLK EVENTS

An MLK Celebration is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Jan. 19, in the Alumni Gymnasium. The Center for Strong Communities will host two panel discussions on Jan. 15 and Jan. 20. Details are posted on the MC web site.

Advancement

Bonner Scholars Logo

FUNDRAISING BEGINS TO ENDOW MC’S BONNER PROGRAM

Here’s the deal (And what a deal it is!): The Bonner Foundation will award the College $4.5 million to endow MC’s Bonner Scholars Program if the College can raise $2 million in matching funds. Read about the campaign, and read about one current Bonner who’s making a difference.

Admissions

Bill Sliwa

BILL SLIWA NAMED
VP FOR ENROLLMENT

Formerly at Lees-McRae College in North Carolina, Sliwa returns to MC to head student recruiting and retention efforts. Access the press release on the MC web site to read more about him.

Alumni

CHECK OUT ALUMNI NEWS

Coaching milestones, theatrical performances and benefit concerts are among the stories we’ve spotted in newspapers recently. If you haven’t bookmarked the Alumni page of the web site www.maryvillecollege.edu/alumni, do so now!

FUN

Desktop Backgrounds

DOWNLOAD NEW DESKTOP BACKGROUNDS

Want to promote MC while working at your computer? Download desktop backgrounds that include calendars for January, February and March.

 

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