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From the Classroom

A monthly peek inside the challenging and engaging studies offered at Maryville College. This month, experience ENG212: Children's Literature.

MC Quick Facts:

In the fall of 1922, MC was elected to membership in the organization now known as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), giving it an official, nationally recognized accreditation. SACS reviews are every 10 years; the College was most recently reaccredited in 2000.

Upcoming

Home to Howee

The schedule and registration forms for Homecoming are now online.

Time is running out to take advantage of the Pension Protection Act of 2006. If you are 70 years or older and the owner of an IRA, visit the MC web site to see how this law can benefit you and Maryville College.

T-shirts

Shirts from the Maryville College Bookstore can now be ordered online.  Visit the bookstore’s web site to select your color and size!

Our Window of Opportunity Campaign

Within the next few weeks all alumni and friends will receive information about Our Window of Opportunity Campaign.  Visit the Campaign Website to learn more and see the progress to date.

FALL SEMESTER UNDERWAY

Occupancy in the residence halls are at an all-time high. And although official enrollment numbers won’t be released until later, the expectation is that a new record will be set. New students, including several legacies, were welcomed during the College’s annual Convocation, which got the 2007-2008 year underway.

COLLEGE UNVEILS NEW MACE CREATED BY ALUMNUS

New Maryville College mace

The Rev. Gerald Cooper ’64 was recognized during Convocation for his gift of a beautiful walnut and cherry academic mace, which he crafted in his workshop in Berea, Ky. Read his story, now posted on the MC web site.

NEW FACULTY MEMBERS Join MC

The divisions of humanities, social science and math and computer science have welcomed new tenure-track professors to their classrooms. Read about the new full- and part-time faculty members, some of whom are alumni of MC.

FAMILY WEEKEND IS SEPT. 21-23

Family Weekend 2007It isn’t too late to make plans to come to campus, spend quality time with your student and meet faculty and administrators. The weekend schedule is posted on the MC web site.

SUPPORT SOUGHT FOR ‘MARYVILLE FUND’

Maryville Fund

You should have received the postcard – now read why the College’s Annual Fund has a new name. And check out the MC web site to see how your giving can support what you value while still meeting the needs of the College.

MURAL CREATED BY MC STUDENTS UNVEILED IN KNOXVILLE

Duncan Building muralFive art students worked on a large mural now on permanent display in the John J. Duncan Federal Building in Knoxville. Go online to read about the artwork and the Aug. 15 dedication ceremony.

STUDENTS CONTINUE COMMITMENT TO GHANAIAN VILLAGE

Children from GhanaFor a month this summer, senior Joe Norskov and junior Jason Barnes served in Bompata, Ghana. Read about them and the College’s ties to this rural African village in a feature story posted online.

Special STUDIES FOUND IN FAC NOW BEING RETURNED TO ALUMNI

Frequently, Kin Takahashi Week volunteers turn up archival gems. Their most recent find – approximately 150 Special and Independent Studies written by fine arts majors from 1948 until 1986 – are being returned to their authors. Read more about the discovery on the MC web site.

EXPERT ON WHITE AMERICAN CULTURE SPEAKS SEPT. 13

Jeff Hitchcock, co-founder and executive director of the Center for The Study of White American Culture, opens the Fall 2007 Community Conversations Series that will celebrate “American Voices.” For more information, visit the MC web site.

PRESENTATION ON SCOTLAND TOUR SCHEDULED FOR SEPT. 17

A representative from Ambassador Tours, the firm putting together the 2008 Presbyterian Heritage Tour for choir members and alumni, will lead an informational meeting at 7 p.m., Sept. 17 in Lawson Auditorium of Fayerweather Hall. To download an itinerary and relevant forms, visit the alumni events page of the MC web site.

YOUNG ALUMNI GET-TOGETHER PLANNED FOR THIS MONTH

Three local young alumni are co-hosting and MC get-together and inviting peers to join them at 5:30 p.m., Sept. 13 at Sapphire lounge in downtown Knoxville. To RSVP, contact Katherine Best Caputo ’01 at 865.981.8201 or katherine.caputo@maryvillecollege.edu.

CHANGES ANNOUNCED FOR LECTURE, CONVERSATIONS SERIES

Unfortunately, Walt Wolfram, the North Carolina linguist who was to open the 2007 Appalachian Lecture Series (ALS), has had to cancel all of his fall engagements. And Sharat Raju, the Sikh film director who was to speak Sept. 25 as a part of Community Conversations, is unable to travel to campus. Plans for the first ALS date have been confirmed; read the release online. Marcus Cano, producer of the Raju's film "American Made," will speak on the 25th. Watch the MC web site for an updated release.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS INVITED TO “MEET MARYVILLE;” PRESBYTERIAN YOUTH INVITED FOR SPECIAL INTRODUCTION

Meet MaryvilleKnow students who would be great fits at Maryville College?  Encourage them to go online and register for the Sept. 22 date. Presbyterian youth groups are invited for a special introduction to the College on Sept. 23. Contact Kathleen Farnham at 865.981.8217 or kathleen.farnham@maryvillecollege.edu for details.

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