The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    February 2011 Volume 10, Number 2    
 
In This Issue
1. Academics: Check out pictures from J-Term courses!
2. Alumni: Meet President Bogart in Nashville
3. Admissions: Saturday Visit Days begin for prospective students
4. Student Development: February Meetings begin Feb. 7
5. Fine Arts: Recitals announced for two faculty members
6. Advancement: Double your donation with matching gifts
7. Community Conversations: Series on human rights continues
8. Lamar Memorial Library: College publications now in digital format
9. Clayton Center for the Arts: Two musicals take the stage in February
10. Athletics: Competition begins for baseball and softball teams

MC Quick Fact

56 student clubs and organizations are active on the MC campus. The number of groups illustrate a diverse student body – interests range from peace and world concerns to Humans vs. Zombies.

Upcoming

The job market is tough, but several employers will be talking to MC students and recent alumni at the Spring Career Fair, scheduled for 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Feb. 23, in the Alumni Gymnasium. If your business is recruiting, contact Judy Hope at 865.981.8220 or judy.hope@maryvillecollege.edu to reserve a table!


Florida Reunion
Atlanta, Ga., is the destination for the 2011 Choir Tour. Stops include Nashville, Cartersville, Dunwoody and Chattanooga. Make plans to attend a concert; you'll be glad you did!


Inaugural events for President Bogart are scheduled for April 13-16. Mark your calendars now and watch your mailbox for more information!


News for Parents & Families

Dates and preliminary information about Commencement 2011 is now posted on the MC website.


Undergraduate Research

“American Urban Agriculture” - Chelsea Barker '10 raised vegetables and herbs in suburbia as a child. After a Senior Study that looked at the history and benefits of urban agriculture, she wants to help city dwellers become regular gardeners. Read more.

Photo

Florida Reunion
Nearly 25 alumni, spouses and friends attended last month's Florida Reunion in Orlando. Alumni from classes that ranged from 1951 to 1987 fellowshipped for five hours and watched DVDs and slideshows from the College.


 

Academics

CHECK OUT PICTURES FROM J-TERM COURSES

The College's Flickr album contains photos from three J-Term courses. Students in Drew Crain's wildlife photography course uploaded to their own account.
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Alumni

Dr. BogartMEET PRESIDENT BOGART IN NASHVILLE

Alumni, parents and friends living in and around Music City are invited to meet MC's newest president at a gathering planned for 6:30-8:30 p.m. (CST), Feb. 22 at the Big River Grille in downtown Nashville. Make plans to join us!

Admissions

SATURDAY VISIT DAYS BEGIN FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

Couldn't make a "Meet Maryville" Saturday? No worries – the Admissions Office is open for campus tours and meetings on Feb. 5, Feb. 12, March 5, March 26, April 2, April 9, April 16 and April 30. For more details, visit the MC website.

Student Development

Al StaggsFEBRUARY MEETINGS BEGIN FEB. 7

The Rev. Dr. Al Staggs is a minister, actor and comedian who performs dramatic monologues based on important theological figures, as well as stand-up comedy illustrating the theology of humor. He will give thee performances Feb. 7-8 centered on the 2011 February Meetings' theme, "Acting Boldly: The Courageous Faith." Read more on the MC website.

Fine Arts

RECITALS ANNOUNCED FOR TWO FACULTY MEMBERS

Dr. Sheri Matascik, associate professor, will perform new original music for guitar on Feb. 11. Jazz is the genre for the Feb. 18 recital by Dr. Larry Smithee, associate professor of music. Check out the Arts & Culture calendar for details.

Advancement

DOUBLE YOUR DONATION WITH MATCHING GIFTS

Increase the impact of your gift by utilizing your company's matching gift program! Obtain a matching gift form from your human resources or personnel department, fill it out and mail it to the MC Advancement Office. Questions? Contact Eric Bellah, Maryville Fund director, at 865.981.8225 or eric.bellah@maryvillecollege.edu.

Community Conversations

Wilken SERIES ON HUMAN RIGHTS CONTINUES

Carl Wilkens, humanitarian aid worker and founder of the nonprofit World Outside My Shoes, opens the spring semester dialogue in a Feb. 15 presentation. Visit the MC website to read about him and other speakers who'll visit campus this spring.

Lamar Memorial Library

MuralCOLLEGE PUBLICATIONS NOW IN DIGITAL FORMAT

Nearly 40,000 pages of Maryville College publications (items such as the Chilhowean, college catalogs and faculty-authored books) are now digitized and available for viewing and downloading from the Internet. Read about the project and get the link to the collections from the College's news release.

Clayton Center for the Arts

All Shock UpTWO MUSICALS TAKE THE STAGE IN FEBRUARY

A popular Elvis musical, "All Shook Up," comes to town Feb. 11. "Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical" plays twice for schoolchildren on Feb. 22. Visit the Clayton Center's website for times and ticket information.

Athletics

BaseballCOMPETITION BEGINS FOR BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL TEAMS

These “spring” sports begin play way before the daffodils show themselves. The men begin their season in Birmingham, Ala., on Feb. 12. The season opener for the women is scheduled for Feb. 16 at home. Keep up with Scots sports online.

MC mourns passing of administrator

Libby WelshElizabeth S. "Libby" Welsh '59, who was instrumental in establishing and building the College's development and admissions programs, passed away Jan. 20. Services were held Jan. 24 in the Alumni Gymnasium following interment in the College Cemetery. Welsh's obituary chronicles her many contributions to MC.

 

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