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The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    February 2010 Volume 9, Number 2    
 
In This Issue
Presidential Search: Dr. Tom Bogart will be 11th president
Academics: College receives prestigious NSF grant
Student Development: Campus sets fundraising goal for Haiti
Admissions: Saturday Visit Days announced
Fine Arts: Choir will perform at Biltmore – Buy tickets now
Black History Month: Event planned to share historical perspectives
Center for Campus Ministry: February Meetings set for Feb. 23
Alumni: Alumni involvement welcomed for Feb. 24 Career Fair
Athletics: Baseball, softball teams prepare for season
Advancement: Campaign for Schoen Practice Room underway
Clayton Center for the Arts: Purchase your tickets online today

MC Quick Fact

Baseball is the oldest sport with a continuous history at Maryville. The first student team was organized in 1876 under the name “Reckless Baseball Club of Maryville College.”

Correction: In last month's Scot-e-News, we incorrectly stated that the College Maid Shop operated “until the mid 1940s.” We heard from a few alumni of the 1950s who said they worked there. Archives volunteers researched and found that the operation closed in August of 1959.

Upcoming

The Clayton Center for the Arts will celebrate its grand opening March 25-29. The Concert Choir kicks off festivities with its annual Homecoming Concert on March 25, and alumni vocalists Delores Bowen Ziegler ’73 and John Wesley Wright ’87 will perform in a joint recital March 29. For details on March 26-28 shows, visit the Clayton Center site www.claytonartscenter.com.

Andrew IrvineThe College's Community Conversations Series, “Many Faiths, One World,” continues this month with Dr. Andrew Irvine, Maryville College assistant professor of philosophy, presenting “From Dogmatism to Discovery: Personal and Theological Reflections on Religious Pluralism” on Feb. 18. Go to the MC web site for details.

Legends of Anderson Hall

Arthur BushingWhat hat did he not wear for Maryville College? Arthur Bushing ’43 arrived on the MC campus in 1939 and, except for distinguished service in the Army during World War II, really never left the College. In a career that spanned 50 years, he held the titles of professor, dean, department chair and director. “Lifelong learner” was another title he could have claimed. To read more about Dr. Bushing, other “Legends of Anderson Hall” and the related fund-raising project to renovate the interior of Anderson, visit the MC web site visit the MC web site.

Undergraduate Research

Undergrad Research

For her Senior Study, writing/communication major Malinda Taylor ’10 took a long look at the short-short story genre, an emerging category of prose that follows the formal structure of a story in 750 words or less. Her study even included eight original “short-shorts.“ Read more.

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.

 

Presidential Search

DR. TOM BOGART WILL BE 11TH PRESIDENT

Dr. Bogart, dean of academic affairs and professor of economics at York College of Pennsylvania, will succeed President Gibson on July 1. Learn more about Dr. Bogart from the release posted on the MC web site.

Academics

COLLEGE RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS NSF GRANT

Because of a $440,000 grant that MC will administer, current and future science students will have the opportunity to participate in important research involving yeast cells. Visit the MC web site for details.

Student Development

CAMPUS SETS FUND-RAISING GOAL FOR HAITI

Concerned MC students gathered soon after news broke about the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti to coordinate efforts to raise money for the nonprofit Partners in Health. To learn more about the campus’ goal, read the Blount Today story posted on the MC web site.

Admissions

SATURDAY VISITS ANNOUNCED

Inclement weather forced the cancellation of the Jan. 30 “Meet Maryville,” but prospective students and their families are invited to visit campus March 20, April 10 and May 1. Go to the MC web site for tour details.

Fine Arts

CHOIR WILL PERFORM AT BILTMORE - BUY TICKETS

The 2010 Choir Tour will include a performance at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C., at 1 p.m., Sat., March 13. To attend, concert-goers will need to purchase their tickets by March 5. For details, visit the MC web site or contact Stacey Wilner at 865.981.8151 or Stacey.wilner@maryvillecollege.edu.

Black History Month

EVENT PLANNED TO SHARE HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES

On Feb. 22, Freeman Wyche ’58, one of the six students who helped reintegrate Maryville College in 1954, and Carl McDonald ’63 will share their stories of living and learning on an integrated MC campus many decades ago. Watch the web site for details.

Center for Campus Ministry

FEBRUARY MEETINGS SET FOR FEB. 23

Author, professor and philosopher Sam Keen will be the speaker for the 2010 February Meetings, which are scheduled for 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Feb. 23 in the recital hall of the Clayton Center for the Arts. For more information on Keen and his topics, visit the MC web site.

Alumni

ALUMNI INVOLVEMENT WELCOMED FOR FEB. 24 CAREER FAIR

The 2010 Spring Career Fair, scheduled for 1-4 p.m., in the Alumni Gym, will welcome nearly 40 corporate and non-profit employers. MC students and alumni are invited to attend, so put on a business suit and bring copies of your résumé. If you'd like more information, or if your business would like to set up a booth, visit the Center for Calling & Career web site.

Athletics

BASEBALL, SOFTBALL TEAMS PREPARE FOR SEASON

The baseball team began play Feb. 7, while the softball team opens on Feb. 16. Visit the Athletics section of the web site for previews, schedules and rosters.

Advancement

CAMPAIGN FOR SCHOEN PRACTICE ROOM UNDERWAY

Suzanne Schoen Vest ’78 is spearheading a campaign to name a practice room in the new Clayton Center for the Arts for her late parents, Vic and Sallie Schoen, who taught music at MC for decades. Information about how to contribute is included in the release on the MC web site.

Clayton Center for the Arts

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE TODAY

The Clayton Center recently launched a new web site that makes it easy to purchase tickets for the various events scheduled this spring. Bookmark the site today, and don’t miss out on any of the entertainment and excitement!

Boydson Baird Memorial Guestbook

Last month, the College reported the death of legendary coach and administrator Boydson Baird ’41. Since that announcement was emailed to college constituents, an online memorial guestbook was posted. If you haven’t signed it but would like to, please visit the site before Feb. 28.

 

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