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From the Classroom

A monthly peek inside the challenging and engaging studies offered at Maryville College. This month, experience PHL211: American Philosophy.

MC Quick Facts:

Nearly 25 percent of this year's graduating seniors have studied abroad.

Upcoming

Spaces are still available for the Summer Youth Get-A-Way. The popular five-day summer youth retreat for high school students involved in church leadership is scheduled for June 10-14. SYGA is open to rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders. Room and board fees for four nights are $175 per student. For more information, please contact Kathleen Farnham at 865.981.8217 or kathleen.farnham
@maryvillecollege.edu
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As part of the recently announced Campus Improvement Plan (CIP), the unfinished basement area and the lower level of the Thaw Hall annex have been cleaned out, and construction of new offices and spaces is underway. Renovation of the pool in Cooper Athletic Center is nearing completion, and a new physical plant storage building has been constructed.

COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND EVENTS ANNOUNCED

Plans are coming together for the May 19-20 weekend, which will include a commencement address by John M. Ferren and the presentation of honorary degrees, including one to Dr. Bryant Cureton ’60. For details, click this link to the MC web site.

CIVIC ARTS CENTER FUNDRAISING GAINS MOMENTUM

The plans have been finalized and leadership gifts are being secured. To see how the project is progressing, visit the CAC’s site.

SOFTBALL TEAM INVITED TO NCAA TOURNEY

Receiving an at-large bid from the NCAA, the Scots (23-11) will travel to New Concord, Ohio, to take on Alma College May 10. For details on that game, as well as an announcement regarding the Great South Athletic Conference’s President Cup, visit the MC web site.

BE COUNTED AS A 2007 DONOR

The final day to count gifts for this fiscal year is May 31. Your gift will ensure that MC finishes highly rated, once again, by U.S. News and World Report.  Make your gift today by going to the MC web site or call 865.981.8200 so that you are counted and listed as a donor for 2007.

CLASS OF 2002 LEADS CALVIN CUP CHALLENGE

Currently, the Class of 2002 has the largest percentage of donors, but a few days still remain in the fiscal year!  If you are a young alum, go online to check your class standing in the competition! Make your gift by May 31 to help your class win this year’s Calvin Cup!

ACADEMIC AND LEADERSHIP AWARDS PRESENTED

At the end of the school year, deserving students are recognized for their work in the classroom and on the campus. The MC web site carries releases on the Academic Awards Ceremony and Leadership Awards Ceremony.

REGISTER FOR K.T. WEEK THIS WEEK!

Staff members coordinating the annual work week (June 11-15 this year) would like to receive all registrations by May 11. You can register online or by contacting Diana Canacaris ’02 at 865.981.8198 or diana.canacaris@maryvillecollege.edu.

 

 

CHECK OUT SUMMER CAMPS ON THE MC CAMPUS

Sports camps, music camps and Summer Youth Get-A-Way fill up the schedule. For details, including registration materials, visit the MC web site.

DOES YOUR WILL NEED UPDATING?

“Make a will? Oh, my husband and I took care of all that back when Johnson was president – Lyndon, not Andrew!” It’s important to review your will annually and determine if changes are needed. Visit the MC web site for a “top 10” list of list of reasons to revise your will.

MC RESPONDS TO VIRGINIA TECH TRAGEDY

The MC campus community joined with other institutions across the nation in expressions of sympathy, concern and support following the events of April 16. Students wore ribbons of maroon and orange, organized a candlelight vigil and met in the Center for Campus Ministry for prayer and meditation. Parents of MC students were sent an email from the president, explaining campus security policies and crisis plans, as well as procedures and technologies currently being explored that would add safety measures and expedite campus communication.     

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