The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    January 2010 Volume 9, Number 1    
 
In This Issue
Academics: J-Term underway
Student Development: MLK Day activities announced
Admissions: “Meet Maryville” and Minority Recruitment Weekend is Jan. 30
Alumni: Make plans for Feb. 11 reception in Nashville
Church Relations:  MC lives its covenant with the PC(USA)
Athletics:  Two named to All-American teams
Fine Arts:  Theatre alumni, community members sought for “Our Town”
Art & Culture:  Spring Arts & Culture Calendar posted
Advancement:  Answer the call for MC
Clayton Center for the Arts: Spring season announced, tickets on sale Feb. 5
Presidential Search update:  Candidates visit campus
Fun: Download New Desktop Backgrounds

MC Quick Fact


The College Maid Shop
The College Maid Shop
was opened in the fall of 1921 by Kathryn McMurray, head of the home economics department. A unique enterprise, it gave female students the opportunity to earn money by sewing industrial uniforms, gym suits, choir robes and dresses that were sold in national department stores. It operated until the mid-1940s.

Upcoming

Sam KeenAuthor, professor and philosopher Sam Keen will be the speaker for the 2010 February Meetings, which are scheduled for Feb. 23. Blending insights shared in a forthcoming book and reflections on boyhood days spent in the College Woods (grandmother Kathryn McMurray managed the College Maid Shop), Keen will speak at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the recital hall of the Clayton Center. Watch the MC web site for details.

Legends of Anderson Hall

Margaret CummingsStudents lovingly nicknamed her “Saint Margaret” and “Ma,” and many learned to love the Bible through her teachings. Margaret Cummings was assistant professor of Bible and Christian education from 1940 until 1969, and her story of coming to MC as a faculty wife and then becoming a faculty member is, itself, a lesson in faith. To read more about Mrs. Cummings, other “Legends of Anderson Hall” and the related fund-raising project to renovate the interior of Anderson, visit the MC web site.

Great Scots!

From October until December 2009, volunteers contributed 991.35 hours (almost 124 8-hour days) to the life of the College! To learn more, visit the Alumni site.

Legends of Anderson Hall

Undergrad Research

We’re running behind – Our apologies! This feature will return next month. Until then, check out some of the past features you might have missed.

Campaign Update

Want to know where fund-raising stands for the Clayton Center for the Arts? The Anderson Hall renovation? Endowment and the Maryville Fund? The MC web site provides regular updates.

Fun

Promote MC from your computer! Calendars for January and February are currently available for download.

 
 

Academics

J-TERM UNDERWAY

J-Term, the three-week period that highlights experiential learning, got started Jan. 4 with course offerings that span disciplines, time periods and cultures. See all the course descriptions.

Student Development

MLK DAY ACTIVITIES ANNOUNCED

The Center for Strong Communities and the College’s Black Student Association both have planned events to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy. The public is invited. Learn more from the press release.

Admissions

“MEET MARYVILLE” AND MINORITY RECRUITMENT WEEKEND IS JAN. 30

Meet Maryville

Prospective students are welcome to visit the campus on almost any day, but “Meet Maryville” is organized to offer the most comprehensive look at the College. Invite a high-school student to take a look at MC by sending them this link.

Alumni

NashvilleMAKE PLANS FOR FEB. 11 RECEPTION IN NASHVILLE Middle Tennessee alumni, parents, friends and prospective students are invited to a reception at the Antique Warehouse at the intersection of Broadway and George Davis Boulevard. For details and how to RSVP, visit the Alumni Events page.

Church Relations

MC LIVES ITS COVENANT WITH THE PC(USA)
Presbyterian Church USAHow is the College extending the witness of the Church in higher ed? Developing students to assume roles of leadership in the Church? Building a community that values justice, compassion and peacemaking? For answers, read the 2009 Synod Report, now accessible on the MC web site’s Faith & Learning page.

Athletics

TWO NAMED TO ALL-AMERICAN TEAMS

Soccer standout Jessica Peterson was recently named to the NSCAA/Adidas Women’s College Scholar All-American Team, and linebacker Kyle Chewning was named to the D3Football.com All-American Team.

Fine Arts

THEATRE ALUMNI, COMMUNITY MEMBERS SOUGHT FOR “OUR TOWN”

In recognition of community support of the Clayton Center for the Arts, the first MC Theatre Department production held in the new facility will be Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.” Dr. Heather McMahon, assistant director of theatre and play director, is looking for alumni and community participation. Read the release.

Art & Culture

SPRING ARTS & CULTURE CALENDAR POSTED

Faculty and student recitals, orchestra and band performances and an interfaith dialog series are scheduled for the spring. Visit the MC web site for details.

Advancement

ANSWER THE CALL FOR MC

A phonathon for the Maryville Fund will be conducted Feb. 7 through March 7. Please answer the call in support of MC’s exceptional educational experience. Donations are down (183 alumni donors fewer than this time last year), but we’re working to end FY10 with 40 percent alumni participation. Please give!

Clayton Center for the Arts

SPRING SEASON ANNOUNCED,
TICKETS ON SALE FEB. 5

Jo Dee Messina, Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys and Ball in the House are among the lineup in the Clayton Center’s spring season. Read more.

Presidential Search Update

CANDIDATES VISIT CAMPUS

 Currently, the campus community is meeting with three candidates. Read the most recent memo from Dr. Bryant Cureton ’60, search committee chairperson.

Tampa Event
To celebrate the service of retiring president Dr. Gerald W. Gibson and First Lady Rachel Gibson, Dr. William DeWeese ’64 and wife Martha hosted a reception and dinner at Avila Golf and Country Club on Jan. 7 in Tampa. More than 20 alumni and friends attended.

 

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