The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    Winter 2014 Volume 13    
 
In This Issue
1. Marketing: College launches new website
2. Academics: Students finish January Term
3. Admissions: Help us promote summer programs to high school students
4. Fine Arts: Buy your tickets now for “Legally Blonde: The Musical”
5. Community Conversations: Series on Civil War begins Feb. 6
6. Student Development: College signs “Got Your Six” commitment
7. Advancement: Maryville Fund strong at calendar year-end
8. Athletics: Rance Hightower named All-American
9. Alumni: Nominate someone for an alumni award!
10. Clayton Center for the Arts: Tickets on sale for “Mark Twain Tonight!” starring Hal Holbrook

Catchin’ Up

Peter Coats As a student at MC, Peter Coats ’09 studied international business, traveled extensively and was a Bonner Scholar and a staff member of Mountain Challenge. Working today in leadership development for Salt Lake City-based InsideOut Development and volunteering with an NGO called Singular Humanitarian, he draws extensively from his MC experience – helping make businesses and developing countries better by changing cultures and perceptions. Catch up with him.

Undergraduate Research

Cameron Clark
“The Crisis of Postmodern Masculinity in American Art and Literature”
For his Senior Study, English history and art history double-major Cameron Clark ’13 studied how representations of masculinity have changed since the 1960s. Read more!

Upcoming

Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson The Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, preacher, workshop leader, consultant and writer, will be the guest speaker for Maryville College’s 2014 February Meetings, scheduled for Feb. 24-25. Visit the MC website for more information.

The Knox County Alumni Chapter will gather at 6 p.m., Feb. 25, at Fox Den Country Club for food, fellowship and a program that will include Head Football Coach Mike Rader and his coaching staff. Visit the Chapter’s Facebook page for details or email mcaaofknoxcounty@gmail.com.

The MC Choir For its annual tour, the Maryville College Concert Choir will spend part of Spring Break performing “American Echoes” in churches and high schools in upper East Tennessee, Virginia, Delaware and Washington D.C. The MC website has the complete itinerary.

Commencement is scheduled for May 18. James Ethier, chairman and CEO of Bush Brothers and Company, will give the address to the Class of 2014. Ethier’s connections to MC are strong – he is the son of an MC alumna (the late Lena Maye Bush Ethier ’32) and father of an MC alumnus (David Ethier ’08). The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. on the campus lawn, weather permitting.

Especially for Parents

Have you filed your FAFSA yet? To make sure that your student receives all of the awards and funds for which he or she is eligible, submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid soon after Jan. 1 is vital. (Funds for the Tennessee Student Assistance Award have run out as early as Feb. 1!) Visit the governmental site fafsa.ed.gov.

Congrats to the 286 students who made the Dean’s List for the Fall 2013 semester! Who’s eligible? Full-time students who have a grade point average of at least a 3.6 in all coursework and no grade below a “C.”

Spring Break is March 15-23. Residence halls will close at 9 p.m., March 14, and reopen at 1 p.m., March 23. Students may stay at a per-day fee of $15. Contact Residence Life at 865.981.8192 for more information.

Clayton Center
 for the Arts

CCA
TICKETS ON SALE FOR “MARK TWAIN TONIGHT!” STARRING HAL HOLBROOK

The show has been called “brilliant,” “uproariously funny” and “one of the treasures of the American theatre.” Be in the Ronald & Lynda Nutt Theatre on March 8 to experience it! To purchase tickets, visit the Clayton Center website.

 

Marketing

MC Launches New Website
COLLEGE LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

Whether you search the Internet on a laptop, tablet or phone, the new Maryville College website will “look right” to you. Using responsive design, the site took more than a year to launch. The site will always be a “work in progress,” but the new look and new functionality is drawing praise. Go online to read more about the project.

Academics

Students complete J-Term

STUDENTS FINISH JANUARY TERM

The three-week period meant international travel for many, operatic training for some, service-learning for a few – but experiential learning for all. Dr. Drew Crain’s Wildlife Photography class braved the cold temperatures for amazing images. Check out the video.

Admissions

Help MC promote summer programs in high schools

HELP US PROMOTE SUMMER PROGRAMS TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

MC has two unique programs that give prospective students a great look at Maryville College. If you would be willing to hang posters or distribute postcards in your area about The Great Smokies Experience and/or Horizons: A Summer Youth Theology Experience, please contact the Admissions Office at 865.981.8092 or admissions@maryvillecollege.edu.

Fine Arts

Purchase tickets to 'Legally Blonde'
BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR “LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL”

The MC Theatre Department is making Valentine’s Day (and weekend) plans easy with performances scheduled for Feb. 14-16. Bring your date to see Elle Woods enroll at Harvard Law School to win back her man! Read the news release for details and ticket information.

Community Conversations

SERIES ON CIVIL WAR BEGINS FEB. 6

This year’s Community Conversations series will focus on the Civil War in Tennessee. Historian Dr. Amy Murrell Taylor will talk about slave refugee camps; other events include a one-man play and a bus tour. Visit the MC website for details.

Student Development

MC commits to  Got Your Six

COLLEGE SIGNS “GOT YOUR SIX” COMMITMENT

Joining the Education Pillar of the “Got Your 6” campaign, MC has pledged to support student veterans by implementing and enhancing relevant resources, programs and policies. For details, read the news release.

Advancement

Maryville Fund LogoMARYVILLE FUND STRONG AT CALENDAR YEAR-END

The College’s fiscal year ends in May, but December is a popular month for giving to the Maryville Fund. As of Dec. 31, 2013, the fund is at 66 percent of its goal, with a 19 percent alumni participation rate. Help us finish strong – make your pledge today!

Athletics

Rance Hightower named All-American

RANCE HIGHTOWER NAMED ALL-AMERICAN

The offensive lineman is the 38th football player in the history of the College to capture the award. MC’s football team hasn’t celebrated an All-American in 20 years. Read more at mcscots.com.

Alumni

Nominate someone for an Alumni Award NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR AN ALUMNI AWARD!

If you would like to nominate someone to receive the 2014 Alumni Citation or Kin Takahashi Award for Young Alumni, visit the College’s website for criteria and nomination form.

 

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