The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    July 2009 Volume 8, Number 7    
 
In This Issue
Academics: Nine students placed in unique summer internships
Admissions: Scholarships for veterans announced
Athletics: Scots join Nike team
Alumni:  KT’ers contribute more than 3,000 hours in labor
Student Development:  First-year Bonners improve immigrants’ “oasis”
Clayton Center for the Arts: Applications now accepted for art residencies
Advancement: Make giving to MC easier with debit cards and EFT
Fun: Play golf for football!

MC Quick Fact

Society of 1819Maryville College’s Society of 1819 recognizes those who have included the college in their estate and financial plans and those who have made a commitment of any size through bequests and other planned gifts. Established in 1997, the Society currently has 297 members.

Upcoming

Each year, the Maryville College community welcomes new freshman residents and their parents on Move-In Day, and this year, the carpet will be rolled out to our newest arrivals on Wed., Aug. 19, from 2 until 6 p.m. Would you like to volunteer to greet families at the College entrance, help them locate residence halls, move students’ possessions into their new homes and generally welcome them into the Maryville College Family? For information about becoming a member of the Move-In Crew, call the Student Development Office at 865.981.8213.

The annual Church & College Picnic is scheduled for 6:15 p.m., Sun., Aug. 23. If your congregation would like to reserve a table, call Marsha Wynn at 865.981.8204.

Convocation, the ceremony that officially begins the 2009-2010 school year, is scheduled for 11:15 a.m., Thurs., Aug. 27. Watch the MC web site for details.

Is Homecoming 2009 on your calendar? Mark it now – Oct. 16-18.

Undergraduate Research

“The Effect of the Use of a Service Dog on Pragmatic Language in a Child with Autism”
Conducting groundbreaking and “real world” research for his Senior Study, Andrew Salpas ’09 collaborated with faculty members, a non-profit agency, autistic children and their families. Read more.

Legends of Anderson Hall

Jessie JohnsonShe was considered one of the College’s best-dressed professors and one of the most competitive Canasta players around, but Miss Jessie Johnson is probably most remembered – and most appreciated – by former students for the lessons that she taught during Systematic Discourse classes in Anderson Hall, Room 214. To read more about Miss Johnson, other “Legends of Anderson Hall” and the related fundraising project to renovate the interior of Anderson, visit the MC web site.

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.

 
 

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dr. GibsonCurrently, Maryville College is in a campaign to raise $2 million to endow the Bonner Scholars Program on its campus. To date, the College has raised over $1 million, and the push is on to finish this campaign. Read the reasons to give now in a letter from Dr. Gerald W. Gibson.

Academics

NINE STUDENTS PLACED IN UNIQUE SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

Current MC students are gaining practical experience all over the globe this summer, thanks to the Summer Lilly Internship Program. Go online to find out who’s where and what they’re doing.

Admissions

Yellow Ribbon ProgramSCHOLARSHIPS FOR VETERANS ANNOUNCED

Recently, the College joined the Veterans Affairs’ Yellow Ribbon Program. The financial aid MC is offering post-9/11 vets may well be the best deal in the state. Read the release on the MC web site.

Athletics

NikeSCOTS JOINS NIKE TEAM

Alongside Scotsmen, swords, shields and tartans, Scots fans will soon see the Nike Swoosh on uniforms, shoes and other athletic wear. Read about the College’s agreement with the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories.

Alumni

KT WeekKT’ERS CONTRIBUTE MORE THAN 3,000 HOURS IN LABOR

A helpful group of alumni, parents, friends, board members and staff completed 33 projects last month during the 13th annual Kin Takahashi Week. Go online for photos and details.

Student Development

Bonner OasisFIRST-YEAR BONNERS IMPROVE IMMIGRANTS’ “OASIS”

For their end-of-the-year service trip, 17 Bonners traveled to Athens, Ga., where they made home improvements – and friends – in a community of immigrants. Read the story online.

Clayton Center for the Arts

Clayton CenterAPPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED FOR ART RESIDENCIES

The Clayton Center for the Arts won’t be open until early next year, but applications are being accepted now for organizations that would like to enter into partnership with the facility. Check the Center’s web site for details and forms.

Advancement

MAKE GIVING TO MC EASIER WITH DEBIT CARDS AND EFT

You probably know that you can go online to make a gift using your credit card, but did you know that you could use your debit card and set up a monthly electronic funds transfer (EFT)? It’s easier than writing a check, and you’ll save lots of paper! Check it out!

Fun

PLAY GOLF FOR FOOTBALL!

The annual Scots Football Golf Tournament is scheduled for noon, July 25 at Royal Oaks Golf Course. Visit the athletics section of the MC web site for details.

 

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