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A monthly peek inside the challenging and engaging studies offered at Maryville College. This month, experience SCI350: Forensic Science

MC Quick Facts:

A residential campus, Maryville College currently has 10 residence halls and a total of 794 beds for students. Approximately 70 percent of the student population lives on campus. All spaces in the residence halls are taken.

Upcoming

William Shakespeare“Romeo and Juliet,” William Shakespeare’s most famous love story of a family feud, a forbidden love and a pair of star-crossed lovers, will be the first of the MC theatre’s spring productions, March 9-11. Check the MC website for details later this month.

The 2007 Choir Tour, “Songs of the Spirit,” will hit the road March 15. Prior to boarding the bus, the choir will give a free mini-concert in the atrium of Bartlett Hall that is open to the public. This year, in addition to performing, the choir members will assist with hurricane relief efforts in Pearlington, Miss. Concerts are planned for Nashville, Knoxville and Germantown, Tenn.; Baton Rouge, Shreveport and Slidell, La.; and Birmingham, Ala.

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$20 Million CAMPUS IMPROVEMENT PLAN UNDERWAY

On Feb. 1, administrators of Maryville College announced the latest version of the Campus Improvement Plan. Projects include a new residence hall, renovation of current residence halls and renovation of the basement of Thaw Hall. Work has already begun but the most visible activity will be noticed in August when the construction of a new residence hall (slated for use in 2008) gets underway.

FEBRUARY MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR FEB. 22-23

Rev. Ken Newell“The Church as Peacemaker” is the theme of the 2007 Meetings, led by Rt. Rev. Ken Newell and hosted by MC. Join Rev. Newell, the campus community and members of the College’s Board of Church Visitors for this annual tradition! Details are posted on the website.

TAALAM ACEY TO HONOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT MC

A traveling, award-winning poet, spoken word artist, Taalam Acey will perform in Isaac’s Café on Feb. 22 in honor of Black History Month. The event begins at 9:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

GOMBERT EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTED IN FEB. 17 SHOWCASE

Carl GombertDr. Carl Gombert, associate professor of art history, will discuss “The Real Me,” a series of 24 self-portraits. For more information on the exhibit, visit the MC website.

 

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS SERIES BEGINS

Keith KnightOn Feb. 15, award-winning cartoonist and rapper Keith Knight opens the College’s semester-long look at new and alternative forms of media. Visit the website to read more.

 

LOAVES AND FISHES CONFERENCE HELD AT MC

Loaves and FishesMaryville College will host the third annual Loaves and Fishes Experience on March 16 and 17, an education and church leadership conference organized by the Presbytery of East Tennessee. For more information, see the Presbytery of East Tennessee web site at www.presbyteryeasttn.org or call 865.688.5581.

Alumni choir seeking singers for “farewell to wilson” concert

The MC Community Chorus is looking for singers, high school age and up, for the last concert in Wilson Chapel before the construction of the new Civic Arts Center. For more information on rehearsals and the concert, please visit the MC website.

Basketball continues; baseball, softball, Tennis teams warm up

BasketballThe men's basketball team is presently 15-5 (4-0 GSAC), while the women's basketball program is 15-3 (7-1 GSAC). First-year Head Baseball Coach Daniel Washburn opens the season on Feb. 10 in Atlanta when the Scots challenge Oglethorpe University. Softball opens the season when Head Coach Danny Fish and his squad host five NCAA Division III programs for a tournament on Feb. 24-25. Co-Head Coaches Deidra and Millicent Dunn will lead their new tennis programs into action on Feb. 13. Make plans to keep up with all the Scots winter and spring seasons by visiting the athletics section of the MC website.

ARMY BAND TO PERFORM

Under the direction of Major Daniel J. Steiger, the premier ensemble of the Army Ground Forces, The Concert Band, will perform at Maryville College. For more information on the band or the performance, please visit the MC website.

MC TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONWIDE COLLEGE FAIRS

Prospective students from around the nation will get the chance to meet and talk with an MC Admission Advisor at the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) National College Fairs. These events are an ideal way for high school students to begin their search for a college that meets their expectations. For locations, dates and more information, please visit the MC website .