The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    September 2009 Volume 8, Number 9    
 
In This Issue
Academics: Princeton Review names MC one of region’s best
Student Development:  Meet some superlatives of the Class of 2013
Admissions:  “Meet Maryville” fall Open House is Sept. 19
Alumni:  Alumna honors family, supports arts with donations
Athletics:  Follow players, games on Scots broadcasting
Advancement:  Brick campaign supports athletics
Clayton Center for the Arts:  Construction on schedule
Fine Arts:  Fall Arts & Culture Calendar now online
Presidential Search: Consultants visit campus

MC Quick Fact

In October 1969, Maryville College was chartered under a special use permit from the National Park Service to operate the Environmental Education Center at Tremont. This month, Tremont hosts its 40th anniversary homecoming.
Environmental Education Center

Upcoming

Moms, dads, grandparents, siblings, spouses and other relatives of MC students are invited for the College’s annual Family Weekend, scheduled for Oct. 2-4 on campus. Schedules and a registration form for the weekend are posted on the MC web site!

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

Undergraduate Research

“My Days as a Fighting Scot”
Kevin Wheatley ’09 went to great lengths to get the story. Pulling on a football jersey for the first time since high school, this writing/communication major trained, practiced and played with the Scots to better inform his Senior Study on participatory journalism. Read more.

Legends of Anderson Hall

Elizabeth JacksonHer first job as editorial assistant for the 1934 edition of Webster’s New International Dictionary made her an excellent linguistics teacher, but Elizabeth Jackson could teach just about any course offered by the English department from 1935 until 1975.  To read more about Miss Jackson, other “Legends of Anderson Hall” and the related fundraising project to renovate the interior of Anderson, visit the MC web site, 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.

Digital BillboardsDigital billboards promoting Maryville College and its “Stretch Your Mind” tagline are now visible in the Metro Nashville area.  Seen them?  Speaking of “Stretch Your Mind,” be sure to pass along to prospective students Admissions’ new Twitter account.

 
 

Academics

PRINCETON REVIEW NAMES MC ONE OF
REGION’S BEST

Princeton ReviewThe education services company selected the College as one of 141 institutions it recommends in its “Best in the Southeast” section of its website feature. Visit the MC web site for details.

Student Development

Student Development MEET SOME SUPERLATIVES OF THE CLASS OF 2013
More than 300 students strong, the Class of 2013 is made up of some really interesting individuals. Visit the MC web site to learn more about them. Visit the MC web site to read about enrollment increases.

Admissions

“MEET MARYVILLE” FALL OPEN HOUSE IS SEPT. 19

“Meet Maryville” Saturdays allow prospective students and their families to meet professors, meet students and learn more about the MC experience. Visit the MC web site for details.

Alumni

ALUMNA HONORS FAMILY, SUPPORTS ARTS WITH DONATION

Ruth Light Fox

Ruth Light Fox ’64 recently made a donation to the Clayton Center for the Arts that is helping the facility become a reality and honoring her family, as well. Read Ruth’s story. If you’d like to give, visit the Center’s web site to download information and forms.

Athletics

FOLLOW PLAYERS, GAMES ON SCOTS BROADCASTING

Maryville College fans can now follow their Scots on Twitter, YouTube and facebook.  Fans can also watch games live with a free registration to Penn Atlantic. Become a part of the Scots Broadcasting Network today by visiting the Athletics home page and subscribing to these feeds.

Advancement

BRICK CAMPAIGN SUPPORTS ATHLETICS

For $250, a brick inscribed with the name of a former MC athlete, coach or loyal Scots fan will be placed in the Athletic Recognition Plaza, which is located in front of the entrance to Honaker Field. Money raised from the brick campaign will go to support the College’s athletics field and court maintenance program. For more information, contact Julie Patrick at 865.981.8390 or julie.patrick@maryvillecollege.edu.

Clayton Center for the Arts

CONSTRUCTION ON SCHEDULE

Clayton Center

Work is entering the homestretch for the $47 million facility, which is set to open early next year.  Drywall is going up in some areas, and concrete will soon be poured for the outdoor plaza. Read about the progress.

Fine Arts

FALL ARTS & CULTURE CALENDAR NOW ONLINE

Performances of Michele Lowe’s “String of Pearls,” the Banff Film Festival’s Radical Reels Tour and the opening of the Diversity Film Series happen on campus this month. Check out the Fall Arts & Culture Calendar now posted on the MC web site.

Presidential Search

CONSULTANTS VISIT CAMPUS

Consultants from Academic Search, Inc., were on campus Sept. 1 and 2 to meet with the Search Committee and lead special sessions with faculty, staff, students, alumni and key leaders of the community to gather ideas about the College’s next president. Stay informed about the search by visiting the College’s web site.

 

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