The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    May 2010 Volume 9, Number 5    
 
In This Issue
1. Graduation 2010: Details of Commencement Weekend announced
2. Advancement: Best time to give to MC? Today!
3. Academics: College partners with City on wetland project
4. Student Development: Ceremonies held to recognize student achievement
5. Faculty: Dr. Carl Gombert paints presidential portrait
6. Admissions: Make summer visit plans now
7. Alumni: Have you registered for KT Week?
8. Athletics: Take Athletics’ “Live the Dream” survey
9. Clayton Center for the Arts: Wood and Strings Puppet Theatre comes to campus
10. Fun: Check out MC’s summer camps!

MC Quick Fact

Board of Directors

The Maryville College Board of Directors is made up of 36 members plus the president of the College.

Upcoming

General Assembly

Dr. William T. “Tom” Bogart, president-elect of Maryville College, will attend the PC(USA)’s 219th General Assembly in Minneapolis. A breakfast is scheduled for 7 a.m., July 6 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. Tickets are $10 per person. To register, visit the GA’s web site. Click on “Register,” then “Order Tickets Only.” Questions about the breakfast should be directed to Kathleen Farnham at 865.981.8217 or kathleen.farnham@maryvillecollege.edu.

Undergraduate Research

"Chaucer in Middle English Using Allegro and Alogg" — Working on his Senior Study, M. Cody Rodefer ’10 had one foot in 14th-Century England; another in 21st-Century technology. Read about his development of an audio player that allows Chaucer’s text to be heard in Middle English. Read more.

Great Scots! Volunteers

To date, Great Scots! volunteers have contributed 2,093.35 hours to areas such as administrative assistance, hospitality, athletics, gardening, woods reclamation and archival research. That equals 262 8-hour days! Like to know more? Visit the Alumni web site for details.

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.

Fun

SYGA

CHECK OUT MC’S SUMMER CAMPS
Want to send your child to a sports camp for a week? Know someone who would benefit from Summer Youth Get-a-Way or a theatre arts camp at the Clayton Center? Visit the Summer Camps web page and register!

 

Graduation 2010

DETAILS OF COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND ANNOUNCED

Dr. Naomi Burgos Lynn '54 will address the 225 seniors expected to march on Sunday, May 16. For details regarding Commencement and Baccalaureate – as well as information about how to watch graduation online – visit the MC web site.

Advancement

BEST TIME TO GIVE TO MC? TODAY!

The end of this fiscal year – May 31 – is quickly approaching. The number of donors is down by 362 compared to this time last year. Show your support of a quality Maryville College education and help us close that gap! Make your gift online or mail a check using the return envelope included in the latest FOCUS.

Academics

Pistol Creek
COLLEGE PARTNERS WITH CITY ON WETLAND PROJECT

Through a partnership with the City of Maryville, Maryville College faculty and students are educating the local community about wetland habitats. Read about the New Pistol Creek Wetland Center and the role Maryville College played.

Student Development

Academic AwardsCEREMONIES HELD TO RECOGNIZE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

More than 50 students were recognized for academic achievement during a ceremony held April 17; more than 40 campus leaders were celebrated during an event held April 27. Read the releases online.

Faculty

Dr. GombertDR. CARL GOMBERT PAINTS PRESIDENTIAL PORTRAIT

To choruses of “oohs” and “ahhs,” the portrait of retiring president Dr. Gerald W. Gibson was unveiled in an April 23 ceremony. The portraitist, MC’s Dr. Carl Gombert, spent several months creating the artwork. Read the story online.

Admissions

MAKE SUMMER VISIT PLANS NOW

Know prospective students? Encourage them to visit campus over the summer! Tours head out every day, Monday through Friday, at 2 p.m., but other arrangements can be made. Contact Admissions at 865.981.8092 or campusvisit@maryvillecollege.edu.

Alumni

KT WeekHAVE YOU REGISTERED FOR KT WEEK?

Kin Takahashi Week 2010 is about a month away. Are you coming? Register today for this remarkable week of volunteerism and fellowship!

Athletics

Scots HighlanderTAKE ATHLETICS’ “LIVING THE DREAM” SURVEY

“Living the Dream,” a strategic plan for the Maryville College Athletics Department, is taking shape. A planning committee is asking all fans and former student-athletes to complete a survey that will guide them in setting goals for the future.

Clayton Center


WOOD AND STRINGS PUPPET THEATRE COMES TO CAMPUS

A professional touring company, Wood & Strings blends outstanding stories, set construction, original music and choreography. Tickets are now on sale for a 7:30 p.m., May 14 show in the Haslam Family Flexible Theatre. Visit the Clayton Center’s site for details.

 

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