The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
September 2008 Volume 7, Number 9

In This Issue
New residence hall named for Gibsons
MC makes Forbes' “best colleges” list
Executive director of CAC named
13 legacies among Class of 2012
New “green” initiatives unveiled for start of school
Four professors join MC faculty
Kin Takahashi is cover story for Knoxville publication
Next “Meet Maryville” is Sept. 20
Family Weekend is Sept. 19-21
Violence in Colombia is topic of Sept. 27 Faculty Showcase
Check out the fall Arts & Culture calendar online
Share a “Message for Mission” for MC

From the Classroom

A monthly peek inside the challenging and engaging studies offered at Maryville College. This month, experience SRS480: Political Communication.

MC Quick Fact

With the addition of Gibson Hall, Maryville College can now house 937 students.

Upcoming

Homecoming Weekend is scheduled for Oct. 17-19. Brochures are in the mail, but you can now go online to see what’s new for 2008!

Maryville College alumni, parents and friends are invited to tour Italy (Rome, Florence and the Tuscan countryside) March 20-28, 2009. Information will be posted on the MC website soon. In the meantime, contact Helen Bruner at 865.981.8202 or Helen Bruner for details.

Campaign Update

Want to know where fund-raising stands for the Civic Arts Center? The Anderson Hall renovation? Endowment and the Maryville Fund? The MC web site provides regular updates.

SHARE A “MESSAGE FOR MISSION” FOR MC

‘Tis the season for “Higher Education Sundays” in PCUSA churches. Last year, several alumni and friends shared a “Message for Mission” about the importance of their Maryville experience or an update about the College.

This is a wonderful way to promote MC and remind congregations of the vital role it and other PCUSA colleges play in students’ intellectual and spiritual growth.

To volunteer, please contact Kathleen Farnham at 865.981.8217.

Alum Music @ the Shed

Sat., Oct. 18th • 7:30 p.m. • $8/person • Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson’s “The Shed” (doors open @ 6 p.m.)

To download the registration forms and to view a full listing of homecoming events, visit our web site.

Questions? Contact Katherine Best Caputo ’01 at 865.981.8201


NEW RESIDENCE HALL NAMED FOR GIBSONS

Gibson Hall

The newest home for students bears the name of the College’s 10th president and his wife, Rachel. See photos and read all about the hall’s features and programming in a release posted on the MC web site.

MC MAKES FORBES’ “BEST COLLEGES” LIST

Forbes recently ranked 569 colleges and universities in an “America’s Best Colleges” report, and Maryville was fifth among Tennessee institutions included. To see the listing and read about the ranking methodology, visit the Forbes’ site.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CAC NAMED

CAC Director

Robert Hutchens, no stranger to Maryville College or area theatres, has been named to head the under construction Civic Arts Center. To read more about him, visit the release posted online.

13 LEGACIES AMONG CLASS OF 2012

Legacy - Kathryn Hill'

Several children and grandchildren of alumni chose to enroll at Maryville this year. See (and read) about these newest Scots in a story posted online.

NEW “GREEN” INITIATIVES UNVEILED FOR START OF SCHOOL

Cardboard 'Box Fort'

Several new environmentally-conscious programs greeted students at the start of the fall semester began. Read the Daily Times’ story posted online for details.

FOUR PROFESSORS JOIN MC FACULTY

New Faculty

Three joined the Fine Arts Division, and one was welcomed in Humanities. To read more about them – and other faculty members leading classes – read the release online.

KIN TAKAHASHI IS COVER STORY FOR KNOXVILLE PUBLICATION

The cover story for the Sept. 11 issue of MetroPulse asks the question “Is [Kin Takahashi] the father is East Tennessee Football?” To read historian Jack Neely’s argument, visit the Metropulse web site.

Next “MEET MARYVILLE” will be SEPT. 20

Meet Maryville

The first of three 2008-2009 Admissions events designed to introduce the Maryville experience to prospective students and their families is nearly here. Know someone who should register? Send them the link!

VIOLENCE IN COLOMBIA IS TOPIC OF SEPT. 27 FACULTY SHOWCASE

Dr. Doug Sofer, an assistant professor of history at MC, will put the South American country’s current situation into historical context in this event sponsored by the Society of 1819. Read more on the MC web site.

FAMILY WEEKEND IS SEPT. 19-21

Family Weekend'

Missing your student? Want to meet that awesome professor he keeps talking about? Curious about her new friends? Make plans to attend the annual Family Weekend. Schedule and information are online.

CHECK OUT THE FALL ARTS & CULTURE CALENDAR ONLINE

Cardboard 'Box Fort'

Tony Earley opens the Appalachian Lecture Series on Sept. 16, and a screening of documentary “Election Day” is also scheduled this month. Check out the arts and culture calendar online to see who’s visiting the College this fall.

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