The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    April 2010 Volume 9, Number 4    
 
In This Issue
1. Academics: Certificate program in ministry and church leadership approved
2. Faculty: Dr. Bill Meyer publishes book
3. Student Development: Mountain Challenge appears on NBC’s “Biggest Loser”
4. Admissions: Students still being admitted for Fall 2010
5. Advancement: Register now for KT Week
6. Fine Arts: Numerous spring concerts planned for this month
7. Athletics: MC senior collects post-season accolades
8. Earth Day 2010: College announces plans for Crawford House
9. Alumni: Feedback sought for MC’s core curriculum
10. Clayton Center for the Arts: Center welcomes bluegrass, ballet and a Boston “mouth band”
11. Gibson Retirement: Portrait unveiling scheduled for April 23

MC Quick Fact

Al Gore
In April of 1990, then Tennessee Senator Al Gore, Jr., came to campus to celebrate Earth Day with a tree planting and environmental walk with Dr. Randy Shields, a former professor of biology at MC.

Upcoming

Our TownThe Maryville College Theatre Department will perform Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” April 29-May 2 in the Haslam Family Flexible Theatre of the Clayton Center for the Arts Visit the MC web site for details.

Amanda Ingram A concert benefitting MC’s Women of Courage Scholarship begun by Jenny Jett Erwin ‘68 is planned for 7 p.m., May 7 in the Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall of the Clayton Center. Maryville native and mezzo soprano Amanda Ingram will perform selections from renowned American composers with a few surprise pieces. To purchase tickets, visit the Clayton Center 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!

Legends of Anderson Hall

Carolyn Blair Considered one of the finest professors to ever teach at Maryville College, Carolyn Blair made English a popular major during her nearly 40-year tenure. To read more about Dr. Blair, other “Legends of Anderson Hall” and the related fund-raising project to renovate the interior of Anderson, visit the MC web site.

Undergraduate Research

"Yoga Therapy for Stress Reduction and Increased Working Memory Capacity" — In her senior study, psychology major Natalie Peaso ’09 looked at the origins of stress and set out to see if and how yoga might affect it.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.

 

Academics

Rev. Anne McKee
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN MINISTRY AND CHURCH LEADERSHIP APPROVED

Starting this fall, students enrolled at the College have the opportunity to pursue, along with their major, a certificate in ministry and church leadership. Visit the MC web site for details.

Faculty

Book CoverDR. BILL MEYER
PUBLISHES BOOK

Dr. Meyer, professor of philosophy and the Ralph W. Beeson Professor of Religion, recently saw his book, Metaphysics and the Future of Theology, published as a part of the Princeton Theological Monograph Series. Read the story online.

Student Development

NBC's The Biggest LoserMOUNTAIN CHALLENGE APPEARS ON NBC’s “BIGGEST LOSER”

When TV producers needed assistance with staging a kayak race for a “Biggest Loser” contestant, they called on Mountain Challenge Director Bruce Guillaume '76 and his staff. Read the story and see the clip linked from the MC web site.

Admissions

STUDENTS STILL BEING ADMITTED FOR FALL 2010

We’ve made it even easier to apply to Maryville College. Our online application is easy and free. And financial aid is still available! Know students who’d be a good fit? Refer them to MC today!

Advancement

KT Week LogoREGISTRATION IS OPEN!

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

Fine Arts

NUMEROUS SPRING CONCERTS PLANNED FOR APRIL

The Concert Band will perform April 18, the Jazz Band takes the stage April 22, and the Orchestra, Community Chorus and Concert Choir will come together for an April 26 performance. Student recitals are also planned. Check out the Arts & Culture calendar for details.

Athletics

Greg HernandezMC SENIOR COLLECTS POST-SEASON ACCOLADES

Greg Hernandez, a six-foot-six senior basketball player, is believed to be the first Scot named to two All-American teams in the same season. Read about his accomplishments in the Athletics section.

Earth Day 2010

Crawford House
COLLEGE ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR CRAWFORD HOUSE

Alumni, parents and friends of the College are invited to join the campus community for a special ceremony commemorating Earth Day and the start of energy efficient and environmentally friendly improvements to 134-year-old Crawford House, which is now a LEED®-registered project. The ceremony gets underway at 1:30 a.m., April 22 at Crawford House. Check the web site.

Alumni

FEEDBACK SOUGHT FOR MC’S CORE CURRICULUM

The Maryville College Core Review Task Force has been charged with conducting a review of the College’s core curriculum. Alumni input is crucial to this process. If you haven’t yet taken the survey, please do so by April 21.

Clayton Center


CENTER WELCOMES BLUEGRASS, BALLET AND A BOSTON “MOUTH BAND”

Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, the Appalachian Ballet Company’s performance of Peter Pan, and a capella group Ball in the House perform on campus later this month. Buy your tickets today.

Gibson Retirement

PORTRAIT UNVEILING SCHEDULED

The presidential portrait of Gerald Gibson, painted by MC Art Professor Dr. Carl Gombert, will be unveiled in a ceremony scheduled for 4-5:30 p.m., April 23, in the Grand Foyer of the Clayton Center for the Arts.

 

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