The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    June/July 2010 Volume 9, Number 6 & 7    
 
In This Issue
Dr. Gibson’s farewell message
1. News: Highland Games moving to Maryville
2. Graduation 2010: A review of Commencement Weekend
3. Academics: Students attend global health conference
4. Student Development: MC students learn “How it Works”
5. Advancement: See your name in the Clayton Center!
6. Admissions: Students still being admitted for Fall 2010
7. Alumni: Reunion giving tallying begins
8. Church Relations: College renews covenant with PC(USA)
9. Athletics: MC takes home President’s Cup
10. Clayton Center for the Arts: “Music Man” opens July 2
11. Conference and Event Services: MC is great venue for your gatherings
12. Fun: Shop the MC Bookstore

MC Quick Fact

International House

100 years ago, construction on the Ralph Max Lamar Memorial Hospital (present-day International House), Pearsons Hall and Carnegie Hall was completed.

Upcoming

Maryville College’s 11th president, Dr. Tom Bogart, will throw out the first pitch July 30 during Maryville College Night at the Tennessee Smokies ballpark in Kodak, Tenn. The game starts at 7:15 p.m. Make your plans now to attend and welcome the new president and his family to East Tennessee!


Convocation 2010 is scheduled for 11:15 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 26. MC’s new president, Dr. Tom Bogart, will be giving the Convocation address and has entitled it “Moving, Dwelling, Waiting.”

Undergraduate Research

"Writing Birth: A Study of Pregnancy and Birth in Literature" — Inspired by her own birth story, Carolyn Lyden ’10 researched literature focused on pregnancy, the birth process and motherhood and then composed her own creative piece. Read more.

Kin Takahashi Week

More than 100 volunteers came to Maryville College for a week in June to improve the “curb appeal” of the campus. During the 14th Annual Kin Takahashi Week, 113 volunteers donated 3,052 hours and completed 69 projects, which included repairs, landscaping, general maintenance and archive research. See the photos and watch a video

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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 website provides regular updates.

Conference and Event Services

MC IS A GREAT VENUE FOR YOUR FUTURE GATHERINGS

Looking for a nice place to hold a conference, group meeting or family reunion? Numerous indoor and outdoor spaces on the campus can be rented. For details, visit the MC website or call Belinda Kenny at 865.981.8014.

Bookstore

SHOP THE MC BOOKSTORE

Have you shopped for MC items lately? Everything from T-shirts to tartan scarves is available for purchase online. Take a look!

 

Dear Alumni, Parents and Friends:

Dr. Gibson

DR. GIBSON’S FAREWELL MESSAGE
This has been a year of “lasts” for Rachel and me. Experience helps prepare one for many things, but it provides little preparation for the daily reminders that this year the movement is toward completion, finality. Read the full letter.

MC, Maryville, & Blount County

Highland Games
HIGHLAND GAMES MOVING TO MARYVILLE

Without even tossing the caber or running the Kilted Mile, Maryville may feel like celebrating a win. The board members of the Gatlinburg Scottish Festival and Games, Inc., announced Tuesday that they would be moving their annual event to the Maryville College campus.

The event, scheduled for May 20-22, will be hosted jointly by the College and the City of Maryville. Read the story online.

Graduation 2010

Commencement
A REVIEW OF COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND

Weren't able to celebrate with the Class of 2010? Didn't watch it over the Internet? Go online to read about what happened.

Academics

Yale Conference
STUDENTS ATTEND GLOBAL HEALTH CONFERENCE

Recently, Maryville College students traveled to Yale University for the GH/Innovate Conference, where their eyes were opened to the needs and opportunities in global health care. Read the story online.

Student Development

MC STUDENTS LEARN “HOW IT WORKS”

In a unique program held every spring, MC students gain practical advice from professionals about career, family and civic involvement. Read about “How It Works”.

Advancement

Named BrickSEE YOUR NAME IN THE CLAYTON CENTER!

Opportunities remain to put your name or the names of loved ones on brick pavers, theatre seats and spaces inside and outside the College’s newest and largest facility! Download the donor opportunities sheet or call the Advancement Office at 865.981.8204.

Admissions

STUDENTS STILL BEING ADMITTED FOR FALL 2010

It isn’t too late for incoming freshmen and transfer students to make the decision to come to MC. Our online application is easy and free, and financial aid is still available! Know students who’d be good fits? Refer them to MC today.

Alumni

REUNION GIVING TALLYING BEGINS

Soon, reunion classes will be receiving information about Maryville Fund goals for reunions. If your class ends in a ‘0’ or a ‘5,’ watch for this information and participate!

Church Relations

Synod
COLLEGE RENEWS COVENANT WITH SYNOD

During a recent meeting of the College’ Board of Directors, members voted to renew its voluntary covenant with the church body that helped found it. Read the release.

Athletics

Scots HighlanderMC TAKES HOME PRESIDENT’S CUPS

Congratulations to MC Athletics for claiming the Great South Athletic Conference’s President’s Cups for men’s and women’s teams. This is the sixth consecutive year for the honor. Get the news online.

Clayton Center for the Arts

“MUSIC MAN” OPENS JULY 2

Meredith Willson's “The Music Man” comes to life on the Nita Eckles West Stage in the Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre July 2-4 and 8-11. Visit the Clayton Center’s site for details.

 

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