The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    February 2009 Volume 8, Number 2    
 
In This Issue
Register now for Summer Institute
Baseball, softball seasons get underway
The Rev. Moss is February Meetings speaker
MC Career Fair scheduled for Feb. 25
Phonathon callers on the horn for Maryville Fund
Tuition for 2009-2010 announced; lowest increase in years
Participants needed for mentoring program
College tightens belt in economic downturn

MC Quick Fact

The Maryville College women’s softball teams didn’t always play fastpitch softball. The NCAA recognized the sport in Division III in 1982, and soon thereafter, MC began making the transition from “slowpitch.”

Upcoming

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” a musical inspired by the bawdy and raucous comedies of ancient Rome, will open at 8 p.m., March 5 in the Alumni Gymnasium. The musical continues March 6-7. A 2 p.m. matinee is scheduled for March 8. Watch the MC web site for details.

Kin TakahashiMark your calendars now and make plans to participate! Kin Takahashi Week is scheduled for June 15-19.

Undergraduate Research

“A Silent Crisis in Japan: The Petroleum Discovery Within the East China Sea and its Politico-Economic Effects”
In his Senior Study, international business major Makoto Hara delved into diplomatic disputes surrounding the discovery of oil off the Senkaku Islands, proposed possible solutions to the arguments, and figured the economic impact of drilling and refining the oil in Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture. Read all about it.

Legends of Anderson Hall

Financially strapped Maryville College students of yesteryear certainly had a friend in Clemmie Henry. To read more about her, 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.

Alumni

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR MENTORING PROGRAM

The PATHWAYS Alumni-Student Mentoring Program is a voluntary, one-to-one email-based mentoring program designed to bring alumni professionals together with MC students for the purpose of vocational, personal and professional development. To sign up or find out more information, contact Chad Luke at 865.981.8216 or chad.luke@maryvillecollege.edu.

 
 

Academics

REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER INSTITUTE

More than 40 for-credit courses are being offered this summer for students wishing to get ahead or catch up on coursework and other adults who want to explore new fields of study. For details, visit the MC web site.

Athletics

BASEBALL, SOFTBALL SEASONS GET UNDERWAY

Men's Baseball

Women's Softball

Both teams take the field Feb. 14 – the men at home, the women in Atlanta. To follow the teams, visit the athletics section of the MC web site.

Student Development

Martin Luther King Jr. Forum

THE REV. MOSS IS FEBRUARY MEETINGS SPEAKER

The Rev. Otis Moss III, pastor of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ, will speak at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Feb. 24 in the Alumni Gymnasium. Go to the MC web site for details.

Center for Calling and Career

Career Fair

MC CAREER FAIR SCHEDULED
FOR FEB. 25

So far, approximately 30 corporate and nonprofit employers have signed up to attend the fair, which is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. in the Alumni Gymnasium. Visit the CC&C web site to sign up as an employer or get more information.

Advancement

PHONATHON CALLERS ON THE HORN FOR THE MARYVILLE FUND

Starting this week, several MC students will volunteer their time on the phones during the winter phonathon. These students are working hard to keep the MC experience strong by calling to ask for your financial support to the Maryville Fund. Pick up the phone or, if you prefer, make a gift online.

Admissions

TUITION FOR 2009-2010 ANNOUNCED; LOWEST INCREASE IN YEARS

Sensitive to the global economic crisis and its related impact on students and families, the College’s Board of Directors approved a 3.9 percent increase in enrollment, the lowest in President Gibson’s tenure. To read the release, visit the MC web site.

General

COLLEGE TIGHTENS BELT IN ECONOMIC DOWNTURN

The financial crisis is far reaching, and like most organizations, Maryville has been affected. To read about measures taken to weather the storm, visit the MC web site.

Florida reunion 2008

More than 25 alumni and spouses attended the annual Florida Reunion, held Jan. 17 at the TGI Friday’s Front Row Sports Grill in Orlando.

 

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