The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    March 2010 Volume 9, Number 3    
 
In This Issue
1. Clayton Center for the Arts: Buy Clayton Center Gala tickets today! & Special “cluster reunion” planned around grand opening
2. Academics: Clayton Center expected to boost Fine Arts Division
3. Student Development: MC again named to Community Service Honor Roll
4. Admissions: Special events announced for high school juniors
5. Advancement: Winter phonathon wraps up
6. Fine Arts: Choir Tour heads for Carolinas March 11
7. Athletics: MC teams on the road for Spring Break
8. Graduation 2010: Details of Commencement Weekend now online
9. Alumni: Watch for Homecoming postcards in the mail
10. Fun: Dr. Robert Bonham invited alumni and friends to India

MC Quick Fact

In 2002, MC had four “smart” (multimedia) classrooms on campus. Today, it has 40, and by the end of this month, the number will be 44. Smart classrooms have high-quality audio, video, Internet connectivity and the tools necessary for professors to present lecture material, capture their own notes during class, and save and distribute the notes to the class simultaneously using the online course management system, The Tartan.

Upcoming

Young alumni in the Knoxville area are invited to network and enjoy great food and drink specials at Old College Inn on Cumberland Avenue on Thurs., April 1. Hosted by AJ Bennett ’08, Jim La Pinska ’08 and Quinn Bradley ’08, the event begins at 5:30 p.m. Visit the Maryville College Alumni Facebook group for more information.

Willard House
Willard House and RT Lodge (formerly Morningside) will be on the 2010 Historic College Hill District’s Homes Tour, which is scheduled for 1-5 p.m., April 18. A free concert by the College’s Concert Band will begin at 4 p.m. For more information, visit the historic district’s web site.

The annual Summer Youth Get-A-Way for high school students is scheduled for June 6-11. This five-day retreat “fuses discovering a potential for leadership with exploring the values of Christian faith in a complex world.” Know someone who should participate? Details and registration forms are now online!

KT week 2010
Kin Takahashi Week 2010 is scheduled for June 14-18. Register today for this remarkable week of volunteerism!

Legends of Anderson Hall

Frances MasseySome described her 30-year tenure as a prolonged “tug-of-war,” but Frances Massey ’34 was the perfect person to find compromise between administrators and students in her job as Dean of Women and later, Associate Dean of Student Relations. To read more about Miss Massey, other “Legends of Anderson Hall” and the related fund-raising project to renovate the interior of Anderson, visit the MC web site.

Undergraduate Research

Inspired by the sale of “Freedom Fries” on Capitol Hill in 2003, history major Ryan Nivens ’10 focused his Senior Study on the complex relationship between France and the United States in the 20th Century. Read more.

Campaign Update

Want to know where fund-raising stands for the Clayton Center for the Arts? The Anderson Hall renovation? Endowment and the Maryville Fund? The MC web site provides regular updates.

 

Clayton Center for the Arts


Photo by Michael Patrick - KnoxNews.com
BUY TICKETS FOR THE OPENING GALA TODAY!

Tickets for this long-awaited event are on sale now. David Keith will emcee the March 27 event, which will feature performances by Senator Lamar Alexander; MC ensembles, alumni and faculty; the Appalachian Ballet Company; and other East Tennessee artists and bands. To purchase tickets for this event, visit the Clayton Center web site and click on the gala icon on the homepage.


SPECIAL “CLUSTER REUNION” PLANNED AROUND GRAND OPENING

Delores Bowen Ziegler ’73 and John Wesley Wright ’87 will perform March 29 as a part of the Clayton Center for the Arts Grand Opening. Classmates of the two are invited to a special on-campus reception scheduled for March 27. For more information, contact Katherine Best Caputo ’01 katherine.caputo@maryvillecollege.edu.

Academics


CLAYTON CENTER EXPECTED TO BOOST FINE ARTS DIVISION

New spaces, new equipment and enhanced programming are expected to attract and retain more students who want to study the fine arts. Visit the MC web site to read the story and see the photos.

Student Development

MARYVILLE COLLEGE AGAIN NAMED TO COMMUNITY SERVICE HONOR ROLL

A federal agency has again recognized the College’s commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Read the release.

Admissions

SPECIAL EVENTS ANNOUNCED FOR HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS

Know some students who should be introduced to Maryville College now? Tell them about the College’s March 26 Junior Open House and May 7 “May Day.” Visit Admissions’ event page for details..

Advancement


WINTER PHONATHON WRAPS UP

“Thank you” to the more than 450 alumni and 150 parents who made a gift to Maryville College during the recent phonathon. Student callers were thrilled to speak with all the folks who care for MC and the current educational experience. If we missed you on the phone, we hope that you will show your enthusiasm for MC and today’s students by making a gift today. Click here to make a gift.

Fine Arts

CHOIR TOUR IS OFF FOR CAROLINAS

The tour got underway March 11 with a mini concert at the Clayton Center for the Arts. Visit the MC web site for the complete schedule.

Athletics

MC TEAMS ON THE ROAD FOR SPRING BREAK

The College’s baseball team will travel to Virginia and North Carolina for games. The softball team will play in Centre College’s tournament in Danville, Ky., next week before heading home to host the MC Classic. For dates and times, visit the Athletics page.

Graduation 2010


DETAILS OF COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND NOW ONLINE

Make plans now for Commencement at MC, scheduled for May 14-16. Check the web site for events, times and reservation info.

Alumni

WATCH FOR HOMECOMING POSTCARDS IN THE MAIL

Does your class year end in a ‘0’ or a ‘5’? If so, watch your mailbox for postcards regarding class reunion information. Larger packets will be mailed out this summer.

Fun

DR. ROBERT BONHAM INVITES ALUMNI AND FRIENDS TO INDIA

Bonham, professor emeritus, is inviting alumni and friends of the College to join him on a "Visit to Exotic India," Oct. 26 to Nov. 18, 2010. Reservations are being accepted now.

 

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