The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    April 2011 Volume 10, Number 4    
 
In This Issue
1. Inauguration: Campus prepares for four-day celebration
2. Academics: Summer courses announced
3. Faculty: Dan Klingensmith awarded Mellon grant
4. Admissions: Prospective students invited to Highland Days
5. Fine Arts: “Taming of the Shrew” opens Thursday
6. Athletics: Football team helps out tornado victims
7. Alumni: Tour Scotland in 2012!
8. Earth Week: Check out events and “Sustain with Us” April 15-22
9. Student Development: Make plans to attend Sunrise Service
10. Advancement: Including MC in your estate plans is easy
11. Clayton Center for the Arts: Chris Brubeck & Triple Play play here April 8

MC Quick Fact

The last Maryville College president to be inaugurated during an April installation ceremony was Dr. Wayne Anderson, whose inauguaration was held April 29, 1978.

Upcoming

Dr. Terry Bunde and former student Jay Clark ‘96 will bring the 2011 Spring Community Conversations to a close on April 18 when they discuss – and perform – protest songs. Make plans to come out for an evening of learning, listening and singing.


Congressman DuncanCongressman John J. Duncan, Jr., will receive an honorary degree from the College and give the Commencement Address on Sunday, May 15. Commencement will begin at 6 p.m.; Baccalaureate services will be held at 2 p.m. Check the website in the coming days for details.


A nearly complete list of College-sponsored Summer Camps is up on the website. There’s a camp or a workshop for just about everyone -- children, youth, athletes, AP teachers and musicians. Check them out!


News for Parents & Families

The annual Academic Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Sat., April 16, at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Gymnasium. Students who have been selected for awards have received invitations to the ceremony via campus mail.

Has your student received calls and texts from IRIS, and you don’t know who this is? What does FERPA have to do with access to students’ grades? The folks in Student Development have put together a helpful “Glossary of College Lingo” and “Frequently Asked Questions” page to answer your questions!


Undergraduate Research

“Transcription and Analysis of Ron Carter's Basslines from Four Selected Recordings of ‘Autumn Leaves’”

Music major Will Yager ’11 got into the head of a jazz great when he heard the evolution of a song that Ron Carter recorded several times over a 38-year period. Read more.

Advancement

???INCLUDING MC IN YOUR ESTATE PLANS IS EASY

Spring cleaning? Now is a good time to create or review important estate planning documents and include MC in those plans. It’s easy – here are four popular options:

  • You can name MC as a beneficiary in your will.
  • You can reduce your taxable estate by giving appreciated securities or by giving from your IRA.
  • You can set up a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust to provide income to you for life as well as tax benefits.
  • You can name MC as an owner or beneficiary of an insurance policy to multiply your giving power and take advantage of tax benefits.

For more information, please visit MC's giving website or contact Brandon Bruce, Director of Gifts and Grants, at 865.981.8191 or brandon.bruce@maryvillecollege.edu.

 

Inauguration

Dr. BogartCAMPUS PREPARES FOR FOUR-DAY CELEBRATION

Inaugural events held April 13-16 will celebrate both President Bogart and Maryville College. Can’t make it to campus for the April 16 ceremony? Watch it online!

Academics

SUMMER COURSES ANNOUNCED

Approximately 35 for-credit courses are being offered late May to early August in disciplines that span all eight academic divisions. Visit the MC website for details.

Faculty

Dan KlingensmithDAN KLINGENSMITH AWARDED MELLON GRANT

With the grant, the history professor will attend the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria in November. Read the news release posted online.

Admissions

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS INVITED TO HIGHLAND DAYS

Accepted and deposited students are invited to get a glimpse of life as an MC student April 17-18. Guests will stay in the residence halls overnight and attend classes the next day. To learn more, see the Admissions events calendar online.

Fine Arts

Taming of the Shrew Poster“TAMING OF THE SHREW” OPENS THURSDAY

To prepare for one of Shakespeare’s most farcical and funniest plays, members of the MC Theatre Department worked with professional actor Steve Fitchpatrick to analyze language and characters. Read the news release online.

Athletics

Football TeamFOOTBALL TEAM HELPS OUT TORNADO VICTIMS

An EF-3 tornado tore through portions of Loudon and Blount counties on March 23, and on March 26, more than 20 Scots football players were in Greenback, helping pick up the destruction. Watch WBIR’s report on the volunteer effort.

Alumni

Flag of ScotlandTOUR SCOTLAND IN 2012!

Ever wanted to experience the history, culture and landscape of Scotland? The 2012 tour of the MC Concert Choir will be held in May (after graduation), and alumni, parents and friends are invited to join the students. An informational session is scheduled for May 3 on campus. Visit the MC website to learn more.

Earth Week

Earth WeekCHECK OUT EVENTS APRIL 15-22

Demonstrations, presentations, an art exhibit and other events are planned to celebrate Mother Earth. Learn more on the MC website.

Student Development

MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND SUNRISE SERVICE

The College’s annual gathering to celebrate Christ’s resurrection is planned for 6:30 a.m., April 24 on Lloyd Beach. Watch the MC website for details.

Clayton Center for the Arts

Dave Brubeck TripleplayCHRIS BRUBECK & TRIPLE PLAY PLAY HERE FRIDAY

The Los Angeles Times called the group’s performance “rollicking good fun.” Their songs span genres – folk, blues, jazz and classical music. Visit the Clayton Center for the Arts’ website to sample their style and purchase tickets.

 

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