The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    January 2012 Volume 11, Number 1    
 
In This Issue
1. Academics: J-Term courses underway
2. Faculty: Research by Dr. Josh Ennen ’03 gets national attention
3. Admissions: "Meet Maryville" event scheduled for Feb. 4
4. Athletics: Search committee narrows football coach candidate list
5. Student Development: Musician Derek Webb to lead February Meetings
6. Alumni: Event scheduled in coordination with Jan. 28 basketball games
7. Advancement: Thank you!
8. Civil War Sesquicentennial Series: Two events planned for January
9. Clayton Center for the Arts: Cozy Winter Nights music series begins
10. Fun: Harlam Ambassadors take the court Feb. 1

MC Quick Fact

The first faculty-led international study trip offered between semesters (Interim Term) happened in 1968, when professors Margaret Cummings and Donald Stine took 29 students to tour the Holy Lands.

Video Series

Martha Hess Speaking

This month and in the coming months, Scot-e-News will include a video of former registrar and alumna Martha Hess '67, telling stories about Anderson Hall. A campaign is currently underway to raise $4 million for Anderson's renovation. Watch the website for info on campaign events, class challenges and progress.

 

Update

The campaign for a new Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer that will honor retiring faculty member Dr. Terry Bunde is nearing its goal! Read the update.


Upcoming

Voices of Praise, the College’s gospel choir, is celebrating 20 years of worship and praise with a reunion and worship service, March 2-3. Pastor Donnie McClurkin is participating. Mark the dates on your calendar and watch the MC website for details!


News for Parents

File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) now to insure your student doesn’t miss out on valuable financial aid. Last year, Tennessee Student Assistance Award funds ran out Feb. 7! You must have a complete and valid FAFSA to be eligible for financial aid. Maryville College suggests filing by Jan. 31, 2012, using estimated tax information if necessary. Visit this helpful tutorial for more information.

Clark
“Social Identity and Social/Academic Self-Efficacy Among First-Generation (Versus Non-First Generation) College Students”
For his Senior Study, psychology major A. Riley Finch '11 surveyed Maryville College students to determine the influence of parental educational attainment on students' views of themselves, their relationships and their abilities to meet educational goals. Read more.

Fun

LogoHARLAM AMBASSADORS TAKE THE COURT FEBRUARY 1

To help raise funds for a nutrition program benefitting senior citizens, MC has partnered with the Blount County Community Action Agency to bring the Harlem Ambassadors to campus. Learn more and plan to come out for a night of fun!

 

 

Academics

J-TermJ-TERM COURSES UNDERWAY

Ever wanted to learn more about the United Nations? What healthy living really entails? How community agencies make a difference? Ever wanted to visit Ireland? These experiential learning opportunities are offered in 2012, along with several others. See what students are studying for January Term.

Faculty

Josh EnnenRESEARCH BY DR. JOSH ENNEN ’03 GETS NATIONAL ATTENTION

Previously a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Arizona, Ennen and Jeffery Lovich have published a paper in BioScience that argues for more research on the impact of utility-scale solar energy development on wildlife. Go to the MC website for the story.

Admissions

Logo"MEET MARYVILLE" EVENT SCHEDULED FOR FEB. 4

The last "Meet Maryville" of the 2011-2012 academic year is scheduled for Feb 4. If you know a high school student, community college student or adult learner who should learn more about Maryville College, please encourage him or her to sign up! For more information, visit the website.

Athletics

SEARCH COMMITTEE NARROWS FOOTBALL COACH CANDIDATE LIST

Four candidates will visit campus this week to meet with members of the search committee, current members of the team and select members of the MC staff. Read the Daily Times’ story.

Student Development

Derek Webb
MUSICIAN DEREK WEBB TO LEAD FEBRUARY MEETINGS

Award-winning Christian singer/songwriter Derek Webb will speak and perform on campus Tues., Feb. 7 for February Meetings. The MC website has the details.

Alumni

EVENT SCHEDULED IN COORDINATION WITH JAN. 28 BASKETBALL GAMES

Former student-athletes and alumni fans are invited to cheer on the Scots at the 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. games against LaGrange College, catch up with other alumni and hear the latest news from the MC Athletics Department. See the MC website for details.

Advancement

LogoTHANK YOU!

Scores of alumni, parents and friends made end-of-year gifts to the Maryville Fund. As always, we appreciate your financial support of the educational experience offered at Maryville College. Our fiscal year ends May 31, so there’s still time to be included among donors this year.

Civil War Sesquicentennial Series

Civil War logoTWO EVENTS PLANNED FOR JANUARY

The College will screen "Glory" on Jan. 26 and on Jan. 30, Dr. Aaron Astor, assistant professor of history, will present “Divided Communities, Divided Households: Civil War Loyalties in Blount County. Visit the website for details.

Clayton Center for the Arts

Jonathan ManessCOZY WINTER NIGHTS MUSIC SERIES BEGINS

Seven local musicians and groups are scheduled to perform on seven Saturdays this winter. Come out for great tunes and warm beverages! The MC website has all the details.

Florida Reunion

Group Photo

MC alumni living in Florida enjoyed a reunion on Jan. 14 at the community clubhouse of Lake Magdalene Manors in Tampa. Hosted by Jim Demer ‘55 and Linda Demer, the event included great fellowship, food (Cuban sandwiches!) and news from the College.

 

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