The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    March 2009 Volume 8, Number 3    
 
In This Issue
Blog-around-the-world with MC students studying abroad
Basketball teams both invited to NCAA tourney
MC named to Presidential Community Service Honor Roll
Young alumni join for Bonner campaign
College’s new viewbook now available for download!
Young Alumni networking event set for March 19
Choir heads north for tour

MC Quick Fact

UT Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summit claimed her 1,000th victory for the Lady Vols on Feb. 5. Her first-ever win as a coach was against the Lady Scots in 1974. Alumnus and sportswriter Fred Strohl ’76 recounted that scrimmage recently in a column for the Oak Ridger.

Upcoming

MC President Dr. Gerald W. Gibson and Dr. Ron Wells will present “Isaac Anderson and Irish-American Memory in the History of Maryville College” at 1 p.m., Sat., April 4 in the Samuel T. Wilson Center for Campus Ministry. This Spring Faculty Showcase is sponsored by the Society of 1819. Watch the web site for more details..

Attention, parents and family members of current students: The Academic Awards Ceremony will be held April 18 at First Baptist Church in Maryville. Presentations will begin at 7 p.m.

Mark your calendars now and make plans to participate! Kin Takahashi Week 2009 is scheduled for June 15-19. Details and registration materials are now online.

Undergraduate Research

“Fluorescent Technology in Medulloblastoma Research”
For her Senior Study, biology major Kara Whitlock ’08 traveled to St. Jude Research Hospital in Memphis to assisted with cancer research. Using several fluorescent techniques, she studied the role of certain genes in tumor formation in the cerebellum. Read all about it.

Legends of Anderson Hall

Edwin HunterIf you enjoy the stories about undergraduate research – or if you yourself enjoyed this graduation requirement as an MC student – you can thank Edwin R. Hunter. As dean, he pushed for the Independent Studies requisite in 1948. To read more about Dr. Hunter, other “Legends of Anderson Hall” and the related fundraising project to renovate the interior of Anderson, visit the MC web site.

Campaign Update

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.

 
 

Our new websiteHave you seen it? … Maryville College’s web site is new and improved! Modeled after the College’s new publications for prospective students, the web site is cleaner, more interesting and easier to navigate. We’re still working out some kinks, but check it out!

Academics

BLOG-AROUND-THE-WORLD WITH MC STUDENTS STUDYING ABROAD

Ten students are enrolled in universities in nine different countries, and five are blogging about it. To read their posts, visit the Study Abroad section of the web site. (Scroll to bottom.)

Athletics

BASKETBALL TEAMS BOTH INVITED TO NCAA TOURNEY

NCAA BasketballThe men’s and women’s basketball teams were both invited to the NCAA Division III tournament. Unfortunately, the dance ended for the Scots after the first round. Go to the MC web site to read about the men’s game and women's game.

Student Development

Honor RollMC NAMED TO PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY SERVICE HONOR ROLL

For the third consecutive year, Maryville College’s commitment to volunteerism has been recognized, nationally. Link to the MC web site to read more about the honor roll.

Advancement

Elizabeth McKnight

YOUNG ALUMNI JOIN FOR BONNER CAMPAIGN

Gifts are coming in to fund the match for the Bonner endowment, but more are needed. Alumnus and former Bonner Elizabeth McKnight ‘01 is asking young alumni to get on board. Read her appeal.

Admissions

COLLEGE’S NEW VIEWBOOK NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD!

Know students who would be good fits for MC? Refer them to the Admissions homepage where they can download new publications!

Alumni

YOUNG ALUMNI NETWORKING EVENT SET FOR MARCH 19

To reconnect and network during this difficult economy, an event for young alumni has been planned for 6 p.m., March 19 at RT Lodge on the MC campus. A cash bar will be available and food can be ordered from the RT Lodge kitchen. To RSVP or ask questions, contact Katherine Best Caputo ’01 at 865.981.8201 or katherine.caputo@maryvillecollege.edu.

General

Winston SullivanCHOIR HEADS NORTH FOR TOUR

Local alumni, parents and friends are invited to the mini-concert/tour sendoff planned for 10 a.m., March 12 in the Bartlett Hall Atrium. Choir fans in Kentucky and Ohio are invited to concerts and pre-concert potluck dinners in Danville and Lebanon, Ohio. For 2009 Choir Tour details, read the press release. To check out all the fine arts events scheduled for this semester, link to the online arts and culture calendar.

 

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