The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    April/May 2012 Volume 11, Number 4    
 
In This Issue
1. Graduation 2012: Delores Bowen Ziegler '73 to give commencement address
2. Academics: College announces changes in academic programming
3. Faculty: Alumni invited to "last lectures" of two retiring professors
4. Admissions: New summer program announced for prospective transfer students
5. Awards Ceremonies: Students Recogized for Outstanding Achievement
6. Athletics: J.D. Davis finalists announced
7. Alumni: College to host breakfast at PC(USA) General Assembly
8. Church Relations: Teens invited to Summer Youth Get-A-Way
9. Fine Arts: Students' paintings dedicated in federal courthouse
10. Advancement: 'Your Gift Matters' in FY12
11. Clayton Center for the Arts: Register now for children’s performing arts day camp!
12. Energy Initiatives: Solar energy comes to campus!

MC Quick Fact

The first Outstanding Senior Award was presented in 1975. Melanie Kohn Day was the recipient.

Upcoming

SMHGGrab your kilt and caber! (Or maybe just your sunscreen and camera … ) The Smoky Mountain Highland Games at Maryville College are set for May 18-20! Tickets are now on sale – visit the Games’ website for details.


KT weekHave you registered for KT Week? The annual work week for alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the College is set for June 11-15. Registration is easy! Just go online or contact Marde Soutullo at 865.981.8200.

For Parents

Final examinations are May 14-17. Residence halls close for all non-graduating students at 9 p.m., Thurs., May 17. The halls are open for graduating seniors through 11 a.m., May 21.


Commencement Weekend is May 18-20. Most of what parents and families need to know about the events is posted on the MC website.

Vandevender
“Singular They: A Test for a Prescription Change” — The use of singular they vs. generic he has long been a topic of debate among grammarians. For her Senior Study, Ashley Vandevender ’11 wanted to get to the bottom of the debate and determine whether singular they is a sufficient replacement for generic he. Read more.

The Campaign for Anderson Hall

Anderson Hall
On March 31, the Maryville College Historical Society held a history fair to raise funds for Anderson Hall. At that fair, alumna and former registrar Martha Hess ’67 spoke about Anderson’s bells. This video captures the history of the first bell, as shared by Martha at the fair. Visit the MC website

Advancement

Give Today
‘YOUR GIFT MATTERS’ IN FY12

Have you made a gift to the Maryville Fund this year? May 31 marks the end of the College’s fiscal year, and to finish strong, we need YOU! Go to the MC website to learn more.

Energy Initiatives

Solar Power

SOLAR ENERGY COMES TO CAMPUS! Thanks to funding through the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, Maryville College is converting solar energy into electricity. Crawford House now has a solar array, and students have Solar Doks outside of Pearsons.

 

Graduation 2012

Delores Bowen ZieglerDELORES BOWEN ZIEGLER ’73 TO GIVE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS

The internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano will ask graduating seniors “What’s in a Gift?” during her May 20 address to the Class of 2012. A news release posted on the MC website has more information on baccalaureate and commencement ceremonies.

Academics

COLLEGE ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN ACADEMIC PROGRAMMING

As a result of recent strategic planning, the College has announced the addition of eight new majors and other changes in its academic program. Read the details in the release.

Faculty

Bunde and NicholsALUMNI INVITED TO “LAST LECTURES” OF TWO RETIRING PROFESSORS

Last semester, Dr. Terry Bunde, professor of chemistry, and Dr. John Nichols ’65, professor of mathematics, announced they would retire at the end of the 2011-2012 year. Both will give their “last lectures” on May 11. Former students are invited. Read the news release for details.

Admissions

NEW SUMMER PROGRAM ANNOUNCED FOR PROSPECTIVE TRANSFER STUDENTS

Recent grads of two-year Tennessee Board of Regents community colleges are invited to enroll in a summer course at Maryville College for the same per-credit-hour cost at their TBR institution. Get the details.

Awards Ceremonies

Academic AwardsSTUDENTS RECOGIZED FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

Student achievement in academics and leadership were recognized in two separate ceremonies last month. Sixty-one students, including Outstanding Senior Donald Rucker ’12 were honored at the Academic Awards Ceremony, while more than 40 were applauded for campus leadership and involvement at the annual Leadership Awards Ceremony. View names and photos on the MC website!

Athletics

J.D.J.D. DAVIS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

On May 9, eight seniors will be presented as finalists for the J.D. Davis Award, which recognizes outstanding leadership, athletic ability, Christian values and academic achievement. Who was J.D. Davis? Junior Matt Davis ’13 knows the name very well. Read his story.

Alumni

General Assembly logo
COLLEGE TO HOST BREAKFAST AT PC(USA) GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Going to General Assembly in Pittsburgh? MC will host a breakfast at the Westin Convention Center at 7 a.m., July 3. The Rev. Dr. Anne D. McKee, campus minister, will present a program on the role of college chaplains in higher education. Sign up on the PC(USA) GA website. For more information, contact Kathleen Farnham, director of church relations, at 865.981.8217 or kathleen.farnham@maryvillecollege.edu.

Church Relations

SYGA
TEENS INVITED TO SUMMER YOUTH GET-A-WAY

The annual program is designed to help high-school students explore, grow and serve. This year’s retreat is slated for June 17-22. Check it out!

Fine Arts

Students at Courthouse
STUDENTS’ PAINTINGS DEDICATED IN FEDERAL COURTHOUSE

Nine large-scale paintings of indigenous wildflowers were dedicated at the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Federal Courthouse in Knoxville last month. Check out the beautiful work of current and former students in the web feature.

Clayton Center for the Arts

Performing Ars CampREGISTER NOW FOR CHILDREN’S PERFORMING ARTS DAY CAMP!

In “Myth Adventures,” kids ages 6 to 14 will explore the stories of classical mythology – all while developing their imagination, creativity and critical thinking skills. Visit the Clayton Center’s website for details.

 

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