The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    August 2011 Volume 10, Number 8    
 
In This Issue
1. Convocation 2011: “Doing Things Differently” is theme
2. Academics: Institute provides high-quality science experiences for students
3. Alumni: Help welcome new students to campus!
4. Clayton Center for the Arts: 2011-2012 season announced
5. Advancement: Is an IRA charitable rollover gift for you?
6. Athletics: Three Scots named preseason All-Americans
7. “Pipes, Glens & Thistles”: Deadline for Scotland trip is Sept. 1
8. Student Development: College again named to honor roll
9. Admissions: Young alumni join Admissions staff

MC Quick Fact

Service

MC students engage the local community with an average of 1,000 hours or more of service a week through both direct volunteering and academic research.

Upcoming

Two outreach events have been added to the calendar. Ohio residents are invited to join Dr. Bogart at a luncheon on Sept. 14 in Columbus. Mountain Challenge invites folks to canoe on Nov. 5. For details, visit the Alumni Events page.


Lecture

The 2011-2012 Community Conversations Series will explore “People on the Move.” Events get started Sept. 8 with a screening of the film “Entre Nos.” To see who’s presenting this semester, visit the MC website.


Events for Homecoming 2011 are being planned. Are you making plans to be here? The dates are Oct. 21-22. Watch your mailbox and Scot-e-News for details!


News for Parents & Families

Family Weekend 2011 is set for Sept. 30-Oct. 2. See the MC website for details about events planned. (But you may want to go ahead and get your tickets for the Charlie Daniels Band performance!).

UR August 2011
“A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Gender and Math Performance Among College Students in China and the United States”

While Yilong Zheng ‘11 wondered if males really were better at math than females, he was more intrigued by the role social factors might play in math performance. Read more.

Advancement

IS AN IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER GIFT FOR YOU?

Are you at least 70 1/2 years of age and have an IRA that you’d prefer not to pay taxes on? To see if transferring it to the College makes good sense for you, contact Brandon Bruce, director of gifts and grants, at 865.981.8191 or brandon.bruce@maryvillecollege.edu

 

Convocation 2011

Convocation“DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY” IS THEME

Drawing from the book of Judges and the story of Gideon, President Tom Bogart will welcome new and returning students to campus for the start of the 2011-2012 academic year. Watch the MC website for details about Convocation, which is scheduled for Sept. 1.

Academics

Student InternsINSTITUTE PROVIDES HIGH-QUALITY SCIENCE EXPERIENCES FOR STUDENTS

With funding from a Department of Education/FIPSE grant, the College’s Division of Natural Sciences is operating an institute this summer that is showing students new possibilities in science. Read the story on the MC website.

Alumni

KT Week 2011HELP WELCOME NEW STUDENTS TO CAMPUS!

Join the Move-In Crew, and help new students and their families get the best start to life on campus. We welcome anyone who can spare even a half-hour of time to hold doors open, direct traffic and/or carry boxes to rooms. Dates stretch from Aug. 12 to Aug. 24. For more information, contact Stephanie Moore in Residence Life at 865.981.8355 or Stephanie.moore@maryvillecollege.edu

Clayton Center for the Arts

Charlie Daniels2011-2012 SEASON ANNOUNCED

The Charlie Daniels Band kicks off the new season on Sept. 30, and a family-friendly Imago Theatre follows in October. Read about all the acts lined up for this academic year, and buy your tickets now!

Athletics

WesleyTHREE SCOTS NAMED PRESEASON ALL-AMERICANS

Congratulations, football players Wesley Idlette, Blake Barnes and Bud Christy, who were named to the prestigious roster by the D3 Senior Classic. Read the release online, and be sure to come out for the season opener Sept. 3.

Pipes, Glens & Thistles

Lock NessDEADLINE FOR SCOTLAND TRIP IS SEPT. 1

A few spots remain for the May 2012 tour. Alumni, parents and friends are invited to join the MC choir members as they tour beautiful cities, castles and countryside. A detailed itinerary can be found online at the Casterbridge Tours website. The deadline for deposits is Sept. 1. To join the tour, please contact Andrea May, director of outreach and alumni affairs, at 865.981.8201 or andrea.may@maryvillecollege.edu.

Student Development

CNCS logoCOLLEGE AGAIN NAMED
TO HONOR ROLL

For the fifth consecutive year, MC’s service in the community has landed the College on the CNCS’ President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Read about the recognition on the MC website.

Admissions

Doug & JessicaYOUNG ALUMNI JOIN ADMISSIONS OFFICE

Earlier this month, Doug Carter ’09 and Jessica White Phillips ’10 joined the Admissions staff and are now recruiting new students to the College. Read more about them.

 

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