The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    Spring 2013 Volume 12    
 
In This Issue
1. Commencement: John Thornton to give Commencement Address
2. Academics: MC partners with Tremont for "Great Smokies Experience"
3. Faculty: Dr. Scott Brunger plans "Last Lecture"
4. Admissions: "Just for Juniors" set for April 12
5. Advancement: Support the Maryville Fund
6. Athletics: Darrin Travillian named Regional Coach of the Year
7. Alumni: Matt Jagnow named Alumni Director
8. Student Development: MC receives grant to boost Latino enrollment
9. Fine Arts: Art by MC’s Mark Hall on exhibit through April 30
10. Clayton Center for the Arts: Catch last show of the “Clayton Center presents” season

Catchin’ Up

Erin HuffstetlerErin Taylor Huffstetler ’01 is a freelance writer specializing in frugal living and debt reduction. Google ranks her website, frugalliving.com, No. 1 in its category, and Erin’s money-saving ideas have been featured in national publications. Catch up with her!

Especially for Parents

April is the month for awards ceremonies. The annual Academic Awards Ceremony is scheduled for 7 p.m., April 27 in the Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre of the Clayton Center. (Invitations to parents of recipients will be mailed.) The Leadership Awards Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m., April 30, in the Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall of the Clayton Center.

 

Parents of graduating seniors: Be sure to familiarize yourself with information regarding Commencement Weekend.

 

Final examinations are May 13-16. Residence halls close for all non-graduating students at 9 p.m., Thurs., May 16. The halls are open for graduating seniors through 11 a.m., May 20.

 

Highland Echo
Read the latest issue!

Cobb
"Man in the Mirror: A Study On How Self-Portraits Reflect Self-Esteem"
For her Senior Study, child development major Cherese Cobb '13 wanted to find out whether children of color had lower levels of pictorial self-esteem than their Caucasian counterparts. Read more.

Anderson Hall Alumni Class Challenge surpasses $900K

Only $100,000 to go before May 31! More than 10 percent of Maryville College alumni have participated, with the Class of 2012 currently in the lead for having the largest percentage of donors. The Class of 1963 has raised the most money ($87,350), but the classes of 1968 and 1969 aren’t far behind. Check out the stats and make a gift today that will put your class in the winner’s circle!

AH Giving guage

 

Commencement

JohnThorntonJOHN THORNTON TO GIVE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS

The former member of the MC Board of Directors will share “Lloyd’s Lessons and Pat’s Principles” with graduates during May 19 Commencement Exercises. Visit the MC website to learn more about Commencement Weekend.

Academics

GREAT SMOKIES EXPERIENCE
MC PARTNERS WITH TREMONT FOR
“GREAT SMOKIES EXPERIENCE”

This two-week, credit-bearing course for high school students gets students outside with Mountain Challenge, Tremont and Maryville College educators. To learn more about ENV 101: Environmental Issues, visit the MC website.

Faculty

Dr. BrungerDR. SCOTT BRUNGER PLANS “LAST LECTURE”

The professor of economics is retiring at the end of this semester after 30 years on the MC faculty. Come hear his last lecture, titled “The Big Idea,” scheduled for 2 p.m., May 7, in the Lambert Recital Hall of the Clayton Center.

Admissions

J4J Postcard “JUST FOR JUNIORS” SET FOR APRIL 12

Know any high school juniors who should join Maryville College’s Class of 2017? Tell them about a fun Admissions-sponsored event designed just for them and their families!

Advancement

TravillianSUPPORT THE MARYVILLE FUND

A little more than one month remains in the fiscal year, and you can help the Maryville Fund finish strong by making a gift before May 31. The fund is vital for the everyday operations of the College. Your gift matters!

Athletics

TravillianDARRIN TRAVILLIAN IS REGIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR

The head coach of MC’s women’s basketball team was named best in Region 5 by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).. Read more about Travillian and the Scots’ impressive season.

Alumni

JagnowMATT JAGNOW NAMED ALUMNI DIRECTOR

The Washington State native brings to the College a passion for higher ed and extensive experience in event planning and relationship-building with alumni and donors. Visit the MC website to read more about Matt!

Student Development

MC RECEIVES GRANT TO BOOST LATINO ENROLLMENT

A grant from the Appalachian College Association will help fund “Villamaría” and help position Maryville College to be the small college of choice for the region’s Latino community. Go to the MC website for details.

Fine Arts

HallART BY MC’S MARK HALL ON EXHIBIT THROUGH APRIL 30

Hall, a professor of art, is exhibiting prints, drawings and sculpture in a show he’s titled “The Pilgrimage to Hell and Back: Wood Engravings of Dante’s Divine Comedie and More.” Read about the show and April 26 reception.

Clayton Center for the Arts

Tuatha DeaCATCH LAST SHOW OF THE “CLAYTON CENTER PRESENTS” SEASON

Celtic ensemble Tuatha Dea and Australian songstress Wendy Rule will present the final show of the 2012-2013 season, and it’s sure to please music lovers! Buy your tickets today!

 

Upcoming

SMHG


For the third consecutive year, the Smoky Mountain Highland Games will be held on MC's campus. Mark May 17-19 on your calendar, and if you know any Kennedys, tell them their family is the featured clan for 2013!

KTW


Kin Takahashi Week
is June 10-14, and for guests who stay another night, they can compete in the first-ever Scotsmen 5K Run, sponsored by the Blount County Alumni Association.

CSE


Check out the lineup of summer camps that will be held at MC this year! The campus will host everything from sports camps to Montreat's Middle School Conference to the Smoky Mountain AP Institute!

HC


Homecoming is early this year – Sept. 27-28. Mark your calendar!


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