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From the Classroom: FNA340 - Explorations in the Fine Arts (FILM)

A monthly peek inside the challenging and engaging studies offered at Maryville College. This month, experience FNA340 - Explorations in the Fine Arts (FILM).

MC Quick Facts:

Since 1937, Maryville College has required every graduate in every major to successfully complete a uniquely designed set of examinations in the major discipline during the senior year. Fewer than five other colleges or universities in American higher education offer such a program for their undergraduates.

Upcoming

Family Weekend is scheduled for Sept. 21-23; the 2007 Homecoming dates are Oct. 26-28. Mark your calendars and make your travel arrangements now!

Presbyterian Church (USA)Higher Education Sunday in the Presbyterian Church (USA) is Aug. 19. If you would like to request a "Minute for Mission" about Maryville College in your home church, please contact Kathleen Farnham, director of church relations, at 865.981.8217 or kathleen.
farnham@maryvillecollege.edu
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Alumni Gym renovations

Just as it was from 1947 until 1954, the Alumni Gym will become the home of the theatre department. As part of the Campus Improvement Plan this summer, the gym has seen major changes: interior demolition, insulation installation, rebuilding of interior walls, door replacement/framing and drainage work.

GROUND BROKEN FOR CAC

Civic Arts Center groundbreaking

The College, the cities of Maryville and Alcoa and community members officially broke ground on the $47 million civic arts center, which was proclaimed a “big idea” and “big facility.” Read about the event on the MC web site.

PROGRESS ON “OUR WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY” CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCED

Gifts and pledges are coming in. Watch the MC web site for progress on the $83-million campaign that will renovate Anderson Hall, build a civic arts center, add to endowment and support the Annual Fund.

“KT’ERS” CONTRIBUTE MORE THAN 3,500 HOURS IN LABOR

KT WeekAlmost 125 alumni, parents, faculty and staff members worked around the campus in the annual Kin Takahashi Week. For photos and details of the week, visit the MC web site.

WALL OF FAME SECTION ADDED TO WEB SITE

The names of all inductees – since 1975 – are now posted on the MC web site. Visit the athletics section to search for your favorite Scot or to nominate someone.

VANDY KEMP PARTICIPATES IN HARVARD PROGRAM

Vandy KempVandy Kemp, vice president and dean of students, will participate in the Management Development Program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education later this month.

 

PROFESSOR, STUDENT INTERPRET AT BONNAROO

Peggy MaherPeggy Maher ’78, associate professor of sign language interpreting, and rising sophomore Steven Bouffioux were two of six Sign Language interpreters selected to interpret for Deaf and hard of hearing fans attending the huge music festival last month. Read the News Sentinel’s story about their preparation.

ATTENTION, SCOTS FANS: SIGN UP FOR ESCORES

Want to keep up with the Scots but can’t attend every game?  Visit the College’s web site to see how you can receive scores on your cell phone and/or computer.

MC REPRESENTED AT PRESBYTERIAN YOUTH TRIENNIUM

Admission Advisor Jim Moore ’69 and Director of Church Relations Kathleen Farnham will be attending the Triennium’s college and seminary fair at Perdue University later this month. If you know youths who will be attending, encourage them to stop by the MC display in the “Hall of Hope” for more information!

WANTED:  SPORTS MEMORABILIA

Looking for just the right place to display your lucky, game-winning Chuck Taylors? Or photos from your most memorable post-season tournament? Sports Information Director Eric Etchison ’88 would like your sports memorabilia for display cases inside Cooper Athletic Center. Contact Eric at 865.981.8283 or eric.etchison@maryvillecollege.edu and tell him what you have.

ALUMNI SOUGHT FOR SURVEY

A Comprehensive Examinations Review Task Force has been formed to explore “comps,” which are given to every senior. A large part of this exploration has involved surveys of students, faculty and now, alumni. If you’re an alumnus/a who took comprehensive exams as a student, click this link to share your opinions.

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