The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    March 2011 Volume 10, Number 3    
 
In This Issue
1. Admissions: MC on track for record freshman class
2. Academics: College awarded $300,000 for science
3. Fine Arts: Choir takes the “Road Not Taken” on tour
4. Athletics: Scots diamondmen off to fast start
5. Student Development: Charlotte is destination of Alternative Spring Breakers
6. Faculty: Dr. Bruce publishes book about Voice of the Faithful
7. Advancement: Friends donate unique gifts to Clayton Center
8. Clayton Center for the Arts: Renowned comedy juggling team coming to Maryville
9. Community Conversations: “Rainbow Grannies” continue series on human rights
10. Alumni: Nominate someone for the National Alumni Board
11. Church Relations: Registration open for Summer Youth Get-A-Way

MC Quick Fact

The first Alternative Spring Break was coordinated in 1996.

Upcoming

The College’s Theatre Department will present Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” April 7-10. Watch the MC website for details.


InaugurationInaugural events for President Bogart are now posted. Make plans to attend these historic events!


News for Parents & Families

Spring Break is March 12-20. Residence halls close at 9 p.m., Fri., March 11. They reopen at 1 p.m., Sun., March 20.


Undergraduate Research

“Ethidium Bromide/Acridine Orange Viability Staining Method for Counting Cell Populations of Tetrahymena Pyriformis”

Biology major Abby Ogle ’11 surprised faculty members and herself when she figured out a new way to count cell cultures of a ciliated protozoa using a microplate reader. Read more.

Faculty News

Tricia Bruce
Dr. Tricia Bruce, assistant professor of sociology, recently celebrated the publication of her book, Faithful Revolution: How Voice of the Faithful is Changing the Church, with a book launch and signing in the Clayton Center for the Arts. To read more about her research, visit the MC website.


Church Relations

SYGAREGISTRATION OPEN FOR SUMMER YOUTH GET-A-WAY

Explore. Grow. Serve. That’s the challenge for rising 10th, 11th and 12th-graders who attend this annual retreat on the MC campus. Registration is open now through May 1. For more information, visit the MC website.

 

Admissions

MC ON TRACK FOR RECORD FRESHMAN CLASS

Last month, the College’s Admissions Office opened its 1,729th application, surpassing the total end-of-year freshman applicant pool of any year in its history. MC hopes to welcome 350 freshmen to campus this fall. Read the press release on the MC website.

Academics

Students ResearchCOLLEGE AWARDED $300,000 FOR SCIENCE

With a grant from the Department of Education, MC hopes to attract more students to the sciences. Read about the plans for the new Undergraduate Science Education and Research Institute.

Fine Arts

Choir TourCHOIR TAKES “THE ROAD NOT TAKEN” ON TOUR

Well, not literally. The theme comes from a choral arrangement of the same name. Atlanta is the destination, and the group has stops planned in Middle Tennessee, Georgia and Chattanooga. Check out the schedule!

Athletics

BaseballSCOTS DIAMONDMEN
OFF TO A FAST START

Walk-off grand slams, solid defense and outstanding pitching have helped Coach Washburn’s squad post one of the strongest starts (11-5) during his tenure. MC will face Guilford College at 5 p.m., March 8 in a double-header. Follow all the action with free live video .

Student Development

ASBCHARLOTTE IS DESTINATION OF ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAKERS

In a few days, 15 MC students will travel to North Carolina to volunteer in an urban rebuild project through Myers Park Presbyterian Church’s Cross Ministries. Go to the MC website to read why students choose to spend their break this way.

Advancement

PaintingFRIENDS DONATE UNIQUE GIFTS TO CLAYTON CENTER

Three local donors gave generous and meaningful gifts to the Clayton Center for the Arts, including an 18th-century oil painting, a hand-crafted podium and two defibrillators. To read more, visit the MC website.

Clayton Center for the Arts

Passing Zone RENOWNED COMEDY JUGGLING TEAM COMING TO MARYVILLE MARCH 19

The Passing Zone duo entertains audiences while juggling chainsaws, torches and knives. “An Evening with Groucho” and “Barrio Grrrl!” musical are also on the schedule this month in the Clayton Center. Buy your tickets now!

Community Conversations

Rainbow Grannies“RAINBOW GRANNIES” CONTINUE SERIES ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Carrie and Elisia Ross-Stone will visit the campus March 31 to discuss their journey from grandmothers to activists in support of same-sex marriage. Visit the MC website for details about this semester’s Community Conversations lineup.

Alumni

NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR THE NATIONAL ALUMNI BOARD

Would you like to serve on the Alumni Board? Know someone who should? Need more information? Visit the MC website for details and nomination form. Deadline to nominate a new member is April 15.

 

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