The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    Winter Quarter 2013 Volume 12, Number 1    
 
In This Issue
1. Academics: Spring Break 2014 travel-study opportunities announced
2. Admissions: Applications now taken for Scots Science Scholars program
3. Faculty: New division chairs named
4. Advancement: Spring phonathon starts Feb. 17
5. Athletics: Scots ranked 23 in USA Today coaches poll
6. Alumni: Claim a “sweetheart window” in Anderson Hall
7. Student Development: February Meetings set for Feb. 25-26
8. Fine Arts: Choir will head east for annual Spring Break Tour
9. Church Relations: Registration open for Summer Youth Get-a-Way
10. Clayton Center for the Arts: Robert Hutchens announces his retirement

Catchin’ Up

Melanie Kohn DayMelanie Kohn Day '75 was on campus recently, co-directing MC students in the January Term course “Opera Scenes” with mezzo-soprano Delores Bowen Ziegler '73. Like Ziegler, Melanie has an impressive vita that includes international performances. Catch up with her!

Upcoming

Commencement Weekend is May 17-19. Again, it’s the same weekend as the Smoky Mountains Highland Games. If you need lodging, you’re advised to make your reservations early.

 

Kin Takahashi Week is June 10-14! Is it on your calendar?

Especially for Parents

The College’s “Feeling Blue” initiative will be held throughout February. First held in 2012, “Feeling Blue” is a series of communications, activities and educational opportunities focused on emotional wellness, including suicide prevention. To learn more, go to facebook.com/mcfeelingblue.

 

Spring Break is March 16-24. Residence halls will close at 9 p.m., March 15, and reopen at 1 p.m., March 24. Students may stay at a per-day fee of $15. Contact Residence Life at 865.981.8192 for more information..

 

Highland Echo
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The Campaign for Anderson Hall

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In this video, former Maryville College registrar Martha Hess '67 talks about her favorite Anderson Hall classroom, Room 316 (now known as Room 320). From this room, one can see “the heart of the MC campus.” Wayne Kramer '74, chairman of the MC Board of Directors and grandson of former MC President Dr. Ralph Waldo Lloyd, also makes a special appearance to share why the iconic building is so important to him. This is the last video in the 10-part “Stories of Anderson Hall with Martha Hess” video series.


CLASS CHALLENGE REACHES $774K
Where does your class stand in its gifts and pledges to the Anderson Hall interior renovation project? Find out!

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Corporate Sales & Events

Attention, Maryville College Alumni! Book an event on campus this winter and spring and get a 20% discount on facility rental. (Event must be held before May 31, 2013.) Contact Belinda Kenny via phone: 865.981.8014 or via email and mention this ad.

 

Greetings, Scot-e-Newsletter Readers,

Starting in 2013, we are moving the creation and distribution of this e-newsletter to a quarterly format. Our decision is based on data gathered during an alumni readership survey, where we heard that more people favored print communications and said a quarterly distribution of the e-newsletter would be sufficient. We currently are evaluating budgets and staff time to determine what is feasible for print publications, but in the meantime, we will strive to share interesting stories and pertinent information every winter, spring, summer and fall.

Be sure to “like” or “follow” us on facebook and Twitter, where you’ll receive daily news and much more!

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me.

Thank you,
Karen Beaty Eldridge ’94
Director of Communications

Academics

Spring Break Travel
SPRING BREAK 2014 TRAVEL-STUDY OPPORTUNITIES ANNOUNCED

Not all students can spend a semester or J-Term abroad, so the College is implementing a new option for travel-study during Spring Breaks. Read the news release to see where groups are headed next March!

Admissions

S3 LogoAPPLICATIONS NOW TAKEN FOR SCOTS SCIENCE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Funded through an NSF grant, this program is designed to increase the number of students completing a major in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields at MC. The College’s website has details and link to an application.

Faculty

Division ChairsNEW DIVISION CHAIRS NAMED

In the last two years, five faculty members have stepped into leadership positions in their academic divisions. See who’s new to the “division chair” title! Read the story.

Advancement

PhoneSPRING PHONATHON STARTS FEB. 17

Students will soon begin calling donors to ask for this year’s gift to the Maryville Fund. This fund is vitally important to MC’s educational experience for students, so please pledge! And feel free to share your MC story with the callers!

Athletics

USA SouthSCOTS RANKED 23 IN USA TODAY COACHES POLL

The women’s basketball team moved from 25 to 23 in the poll and are enjoying a 12-2 record in USA South play! After playing at home on Sunday, they head to Greensboro, N.C., for a Feb. 16 game. To learn more, visit the Scots’ website.

Alumni

Anderson HallCLAIM A “SWEETHEART WINDOW” IN ANDERSON HALL

If you met your spouse at Maryville College, consider commemorating your love and special connection to the College with a “sweetheart” window in Anderson Hall. For $10,000 (payable between now and May 31, 2014), you can name a window in this soon-to-be-renovated historic campus building. Visit the MC website for details.

Student Development

Dr. Randal FelksFEBRUARY MEETINGS SET FOR FEB. 25-26

Lessons from the civil rights movement and the influence of Benjamin Elijah Mays will be the focus of lectures given by Dr. Randal Jelks during the annual event. Visit the MC website to learn more.

Fine Arts

CHOIR WILL HEAD EAST FOR ANNUAL SPRING BREAK TOUR

The destinations are the Carolinas. Watch the MC website in the upcoming months for details about performances held March 13-18.

Church Relations

SYGA
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SUMMER YOUTH GET-A-WAY

In this five-day retreat, scheduled for June 16-21, rising high school students explore how their gifts might answer the needs of the world. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged! To learn more, visit the MC website .

Clayton Center for the Arts

Robert HutchensROBERT HUTCHENS ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT

The executive director will serve through May 31 while the College restructures the position and searches for a general manager who will lead the Clayton Center and Corporate Sales & Events. Learn more.

 

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