The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
March 2008 Volume 7, Number 3

In This Issue
College names new VP & Treasurer
Agreement made to endow Bonner Scholars Program
Men’s basketball moves on to NCAA tourney
Faculty showcase to address grief and sensory experiences
Bill Meyer installed as Beeson Chair in Religion
Randy Lambert resigns as athletic director
College awarded partnership grant
“School for Wives” performed March 6-9
On-campus Easter Sunrise Service planned
Young alumni to gather in Nashville, Chattanooga
Student groups head south, east for Spring Break
“Think Pink” games scheduled for March 12

From the Classroom

A monthly peek inside the challenging and engaging studies offered at Maryville College. This month, experience BIO403:  Vertebrate Field Zoology.

MC Quick Facts

MC Quick Fact: From fall 1998 until fall 2006, the number of MC students reporting participation in community service activities increased more than 84 percent – from 148 to 273.

Upcoming

Carolina Chocolate Drops

The College’s 2007-2008 Community Conversations Series concludes April 17 with an outdoor concert by The Carolina Chocolate Drops, a critically acclaimed African-American stringband. The band is set to perform at 7 p.m. in Humphreys Court.

Admissions’ annual reception for Chattanooga-area prospective students and their families, current parents and alumni is scheduled for 7-9 p.m., April 8 at the Hunter Museum of Art. An information session and chance to meet current students are part of the program, so MC alumni and friends who have or know high-school-age students are encouraged to bring them. For more information, contact Alayne Bowman at 865.981.8127 or alayne.bowman@
maryvillecollege.edu
.

Commencement Weekend 2008 information has been posted on the MC web site.

Campus Improvement Plan

New residence hall

Approximately 70 percent of all CIP projects have been completed. A detailed story, complete with photos of the big-dollar ventures, is on the MC web site.

Campaign Update

Our Window of Opportunity

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.


COLLEGE NAMES NEW VP & TREASURER

Dana SmithDana K. Smith, chief financial officer at Salem College in North Carolina, has been named the new vice president and treasurer at MC. To read more about Mr. Smith, visit the MC web site.

AGREEMENT MADE TO ENDOW BONNER SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Wayne Meisel

Wayne Meisel, president of the Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation, was on campus February 25 to announce the foundation’s $4.5-million gift to the campus to endow the College’s Bonner Scholars Program. Read the release posted on the MC web site.

MEN’S BASKETBALL MOVES ON TO NCAA TOURNEY

At newsletter distribution time, the consecutive victory count stood at 17 for the Scots, who are headed to Millsaps College in Mississippi for a first-round NCAA tournament game on March 7. Visit the athletic pages of the MC web site to follow tournament play.

FACULTY SHOWCASE TO ADDRESS GRIEF AND SENSORY EXPERIENCES

Dr. Jason TroyerFor the Society of 1819’s Spring 2008 Faculty Showcase, Dr. Jason Troyer, assistant professor of psychology, will present “‘Is That You, Honey?’ Sense-of-Presence Experiences of Older Widowers,” at 10 a.m., March 8 in the Lawson Auditorium of Fayerweather Hall. For more information, see the MC web site.

BILL MEYER INSTALLED AS BEESON CHAIR IN RELIGION

Dr. Bill MeyerDr. Bill Meyer, associate professor of religion and philosophy, recently was named the Ralph W. Beeson Chair in Religion during an installation ceremony on campus. Read the release online.

RANDY LAMBERT RESIGNS AS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

Randy LambertThe 22-year administrator will stay on as head men’s basketball coach, but he’ll hand over the reigns of the athletic department on May 31. To read about his accomplishments as AD, visit the MC web site.

COLLEGE AWARDED PARTNERSHIP GRANT

MC was awarded a $1.8 million East Tennessee Math Science Partnership (ETnMSP) grant from the Tennessee Department of Education to assist public school math and science teachers in improving their classroom curriculums. For details, visit the MC web site.

“SCHOOL FOR WIVES” PERFORMED MARCH 6-9

School for Wives

The MC Theatre Department will present Molière’s famous comedy in the Alumni Gymnasium. For more on the play, curtain times and ticket prices, link to the press release on the MC web site.

ON-CAMPUS EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE PLANNED

A worship service to celebrate Christ’s Resurrection will be held at 7:15 a.m., March 23, on Lloyd Beach. A continental breakfast will follow in Willard House. More information will be posted on the MC web site.

YOUNG ALUMNI TO GATHER IN NASHVILLE, CHATTANOOGA

Midstate young alumni are invited to gather in downtown Nashville March 13 at the Flying Saucer, and Chattanooga-area grads are encouraged to come out for fun and fellowship April 3 at the Chattanooga Billiards Club. Both events are scheduled for 5:30-8 p.m. To RSVP, contact Katherine Best Caputo ’01 at 865.981.8201 or katherine.caputo@maryvillecollege.edu.

STUDENT GROUPS HEAD SOUTH, EAST FOR SPRING BREAK

Sure, some will head to the beach March 15-23, but others will challenge their minds and bodies in college-sponsored activities. The annual Bike Trip traverses the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee. Alternative Spring Breakers head to Charleston, S.C., to partner with the United Methodist Relief Center on home rehabs.

“THINK PINK” GAMES SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 12

Wear your pink (our student-athletes will) and come out to support MC softball and baseball AND breast cancer research. Both games start at 2 p.m. "Think Pink" tennis matches are scheduled for March 15. Check the MC web site in a few days for details.

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