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From the Classroom: ORN110 - Perspectives on the College

A monthly peek inside the challenging and engaging studies offered at Maryville College. This month, experience ORN110: Perspectives on the College

MC Quick Facts:

Dr. Theodore C. Schaefer, organist at the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., gave the dedicatory concert on the Lambert Memorial Organ in Wilson Chapel on Nov. 26, 1957. Four years later, Pierre Cochereau, once the organist at Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral, performed in concert in Wilson.

Upcoming

Soccer playerFall sport athletes arrive on campus this month to prepare for their seasons. Every fall team will suit up for the first time on Sept. 1, except for the volleyball squad, which begins its season in Virginia on Aug. 31. Check out the athletics site for schedule information.

Presbyterian Youth Group Day is Sept. 23. For more information, contact Kathleen Farnham at 865.981.8217 or kathleen.farnham@
maryvillecollege.edu
.

Schedules for MC’s two big weekends are now online. Visit the College’s web site to learn more about Family Weekend and Homecoming.

MC alumni, parents and friends are invited to go on a performance tour of Scotland, May 22-31, 2008.  This tour will parallel the 2008 Choir Tour, and participants will be able to attend Concert Choir performances, as well as attractions in Scotland. The cost is approximately $3,500 per person. For more information, please contact Helen Bruner at 865.981.8202 or helen.
bruner@maryvillecollege.edu
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Lloyd Hall

The College will break ground on a new residence hall this month. Located between Gamble and Davis halls, the new building will face Lloyd Hall, which was opened in 2003, and be its mirror image in architecture, size and capacity.

College goes wireless

When students return to MC later this month, they’ll be able to access the Internet anywhere on campus with their wirelessly enabled devices. To read the story, visit the MC web site.

DEMOLITION UNDERWAY ON FAC, WILSON

The walls are coming down on these campus facilities. To read about the process to date and the plans for the future, visit the MC web site.

ALUMNUS RETURNS TO REMOVE PIPE ORGANS

Jim StettnerBefore the bulldozers showed up on the grounds around Wilson Chapel and the Fine Arts Center, Jim Stettner ’85 did. Go online to read about his project to handle, wrap and box 4,621 pipes from three organs in the facilities.

CONVOCATION SET FOR AUG. 30

Another academic year will be declared underway Aug. 30, when the College holds its annual Convocation ceremony. President Gerald Gibson’s address will focus on Dr. Samuel Tyndale Wilson, the College’s fifth president. A new mace, created by the Rev Gerald Cooper ’64, will be unveiled. The ceremony is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. in Cooper Athletic Center.

AUTHOR KAYE GIBBONS PRESENTS IN LECTURE SERIES

Kaye GibbonsNew-York Times bestselling author Kaye Gibbons is one of three North Carolinians who will visit campus for the 20th annual Appalachian Lecture Series, which gets underway next month. Read the release on the MC web site for details.

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS SHOWCASE “AMERICAN VOICES”

An expert in White American culture, a Sikh filmmaker, a San Francisco-based comedienne and a Native American and Appalachian poet and storyteller will all offer glimpses of what makes America so unique in this fall’s Community Conversations Series, which gets underway Sept. 13. See the MC web site for the press release.

CHURCH & COLLEGE PICNIC IS AUG. 26

The annual Church & College Picnic, held at 5:45 p.m. on the grounds outside Pearsons Hall, still has space for local church representatives and displays. The picnic is a fun way for congregations to introduce themselves to first-year students. For more information or to RSVP, contact Kathleen Farnham at 865.981.8217 or kathleen.farnham@maryvillecollege.edu.

AREA CHILDREN SOUGHT FOR “PROJECT LEAD”

Maryville College’s Project Lead, an eight-week program focusing on self-identity, communication, conflict management, diversity and leadership, is currently enrolling area 3rd-, 4th-, 6th- and 7th-grade students. The program gets underway Sept. 10 (for 6th, 7th grade) and Sept. 13 (for 3rd, 4th grade). Visit the MC web site for more information or contact Dr. Ariane Schratter at 865.981.8272 or ariane.schratter@maryvillecollege.edu.

YOUNG ALUMNI ADVISORY COUNCIL FORMED

Katherine Best Caputo ’01 joined the College’s Advancement staff in June and has assembled a group of young alumni who’ll explore how the College can serve this population purposefully and effectively. To see who’s on the council, check out the alumni pages (scroll to the bottom) of the MC web site.

ADMISSIONS ANNOUNCES “MEET MARYVILLE” DATES

Meet MaryvilleKnow students who would be great fits at Maryville College?  Encourage them to visit and share these “Meet Maryville” dates with them:  Sept. 22, Nov. 10 and Feb. 2.

FOCUS NOW ONLINE

FOCUS magazine online

You may have received the Summer 2007 issue in the mail, but have you checked out the additional content online?  Read more about the College’s Bonner Scholars by visiting the MC web site.

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