The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    February 2012 Volume 11, Number 2    
 
In This Issue
1. Dr. Barbara Wells named VP and Dean
2. Admissions: Miss the Virtual Town Hall? Watch the replay!
3. Athletics: Mike Rader named head football coach
4. Student Development: VOP service with Donnie McClurkin cancelled
5. Alumni: We want your opinion!
6. Fine Arts: MC's “Xanadu” musical opens March 8
7. Arts & Culture: Bookmark the semester’s calendar!
8. Advancement: Campaign for FTIR completed!
9. Clayton Center for the Arts: “Paul Robeson” play set for Feb. 19

MC Quick Fact

WallerThe first person to hold the position of “Dean of the College” was Elmer Briton Waller, who served from 1905 until 1913. Among his achievements were founding of the Cooperative Boarding Club, suggesting outreach efforts in fundraising and organizing the campus publication that would later become The Highland Echo.

Upcoming

The 2011-2012 Community Conversations Series continues with Frank Schaeffer on March 6. Visit the MC website to see who’s visiting campus this semester and when.


The Presbytery of East Tennessee will meet on campus March 16-17 for its Loaves and Fishes Experience. Bryan McFarland ‘83 is music leader! Visit the Presbytery’s website for details.


Kin Takahashi Week 2012 is scheduled for June 11-15. Sign up today by using the online registration.

For Parents

The verification process for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has changed! Colleges can no longer accept a copy of your tax return. Visit the College’s Financial Aid webpage to learn more.


Spring Break is scheduled for March 17-25. Residence halls will close at 9 p.m. on Fri., March 16, and reopen at 1 p.m., Sun., March 25. Students who need to stay on campus should go by Residence Life to fill out a Spring Break agreement.

Baxter
“TVA: A Family History”
For her Senior Study, history major Leslie Baxter ’11 chronicled – in a documentary – the formation of the Tennessee Valley Authority and the impact of the agency’s successes and failures on her grandparents and great grandparents in Tennessee. Read more.

Great Scots!

A huge hug and “Thank you” goes out to the Great Scots! volunteers who have donated more than 5,500 hours of service since June 1, 2011!

 

 

U.S. Flag

In a first-time occurrence, the United States District Court will conduct a naturalization ceremony in Maryville -- and on the MC campus. Approximately 170 applicants for citizenship are expected to participate in the ceremony. Read the release on the MC website.

Academics

Dr. WellsDR. BARBARA WELLS NAMED VP AND DEAN

The College’s professor of sociology, who’s served as interim dean since June 2011, was selected to lead the academic affairs of the College. Read the news release on the MC website.

Admissions

MISS THE VIRTUAL TOWN HALL? WATCH THE REPLAY!

This one-hour broadcast on the topic of financial aid is moderated by WBIR anchor John Becker and features a panel of speakers that includes parents, a current student and college administrators. Watch and learn more.

Athletics

Coach RaderMIKE RADER NAMED HEAD FOOTBALL COACH

Last month, Huntingdon assistant football coach Mike Rader was introduced as the new coach of the Fighting Scots. Watch the Jan. 24 press conference via Knox ivi.

Student Development

VOP SERVICE WITH DONNIE MCCLURKIN CANCELLED

Last month, we announced the gospel great would headline a March 3 event at the College benefitting Voices of Praise and an endowed scholarship. Unfortunately, McClurkin has cancelled. Read the news release.

Alumni

WE WANT YOUR OPINION!

A readership survey about MC publications is underway, and now, we’d like alumni to participate in our QEP question. What’s a “QEP?” Read the news release to find out!

Fine Arts

Xanadu LogoMC'S “XANADU” MUSICAL OPENS MARCH 8

Have you seen the 1980 film starring Olivia Newton-John? The MC Theatre Department will perform the award-winning Broadway musical comedy that spoofs the movie. Read more on the MC website.

Arts & Culture

BOOKMARK THE SEMESTER’S CALENDAR

Community Conversations presentations, concerts, theatrical productions and art shows are all scheduled for this semester. Stay in the know through the Arts & Culture Calendar.

Advancement

FTIRCAMPAIGN FOR FTIR COMPLETED!

The campaign for a new Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer that will honor retiring faculty member Dr. Terry Bunde has reached its goal! Thanks to all who donated. Watch the MC website for details about a dedication ceremony.

Clayton Center for the Arts

Ronnie MilsapTICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR RONNIE MILSAP CONCERT

The country soul legend, who has been performing for more than four decades, will perform March 24 in the Nutt Theatre. Buy your tickets through the Clayton Center Box Office or call 865.981.8590.

 

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