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From the Classroom

A monthly peek inside the challenging and engaging studies offered at Maryville College. This month, experience MATH 321-322: Probability and Statistics.

MC Quick Facts:

To date, the football team with the most wins in a season is the 1946 squad, which posted a 9-1 record. The team’s only loss came from Catawba (N.C.) College on Jan. 1, 1947, in the inaugural Tangerine Bowl, which later became known as the Florida Citrus Bowl.

Upcoming

Nov. 1 is the deadline for reserving your spot on the trip to Scotland for the Presbyterian Heritage Tour “The Lands of John Knox,” and space is limited. All of the information is on the MC web site. Contact Helen Bruner at 865.981.8202 or helen.bruner@maryvillecollege.edu with questions.

Campus Improvement

Campus Improvement

No, it’s not a parking lot being constructed on the “golf course” fronting U.S. Highway 321. The College is required by city codes to provide proper drainage while the new residence hall is under construction. The grading is creating a small, grassy, detention pond with a grass berm and two relatively small drains. Eventually, the visual effects of the new drainage will be minimal.

Campaign Update

Our Window of Opportunity

Alumni, parents and friends of the College are now receiving opportunities to support the “Our Window of Opportunity” campaign. These campaign materials, appearing in mailboxes everywhere, describe the projects and ask all who care about MC to stretch their giving over the next two years so that the College can reach these ambitious goals for the students of today and tomorrow.

Make a difference at Maryville College by considering your gift and responding with generosity.

HOMECOMING JUST WEEKS AWAY

Homecoming

The registration forms for class reunions are rolling in, but it isn’t too late to add your name to the I’ll-be-there list. As usual, the weekend schedule is full of events, including these additions:  A theatrical performance in the newly renovated Alumni Gym and the dedication of the Samuel Tyndale Wilson Center for Campus Ministry. See you Oct. 26-28!

NEW STUDENTS SIGN COVENANT

Last week, approximately 300 first-year students participated in the annual Covenant Ceremony, which has become a tradition on campus. Read what new and veteran students say about the Maryville College Covenant.

Gridiron Scots off to a great start; sign up for e-Scores

eScoresWith its defeat of Greensboro College on Sept. 22, the Scots football team was 4-0 - the first such record in 26 years. Can’t go to all the games but want to keep up with the scores? Visit the MC web site to learn how you can get scores of all MC sports teams sent to your cell phone, computer or both.

“EARLY ACTION” APPLICATION PERIOD EXTENDED

Know a high school senior who hasn’t yet applied to MC? Students who apply under “Early Action” receive early indication of their admission and clear that first important hurdle to enrolling at Maryville. Visit the MC web site for application information.

CHOIR MEMBERS ON THE HORN FOR MC PHONATHON

PhonathonThe annual drive for the Maryville Fund has begun. This fall, members of the MC Concert Choir will be calling to ask for your support. If you haven’t given or pledged in this fiscal year, you can expect calls Monday-Thursday evenings, 6-9 p.m., and Sunday afternoons, 2-5 p.m.

FALL ARTS & CULTURE CALENDAR NOW ONLINE

A faculty recital, Orchestra performance and theatrical production are just a few of the events scheduled this month. If you live locally, bookmark this comprehensive calendar and check it regularly!

CHECK OUT NEW YOUNG ALUMNI WEB SITE

With just a few clicks, you can get see when and where alumni events are planned, get information on the Young Alumni Advisory Council and register your profile on Facebook.  If you graduated in the last 10 years, this site is for you!

APPALACHIAN LECTURE SERIES CONTINUES WITH POET

Kay Stripling ByerKay Stripling Byer, North Carolina’s poet laureate, will read from some of her collections of poetry at 7 p.m., Oct. 23, in Fayerweather Hall’s Lawson Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Retired Faculty and Staff Luncheon

Nearly 40 turned out for the annual Retired Faculty and Staff Luncheon, held Sept. 7 in the Proffitt Dining Room. Attendees included (in photos, left to right) Dr. Jim Bloy, Dr. Katherine Crews '43, Dr. Jerry Pietenpol, Vicki (Samburg) Johnson, Jane Huddleston '49 and Ellie Morrow.

“NICHE BIBLES” ARE TOPIC OF OCT. 8 LECTURE

http://www.maryvillecollege.edu/news/news.asp?id=1145&pgID=1174&utm_source=sen1007&utm_medium=email&utm_term=timbeal&utm_campaign=senAs part of the College’s Bible Grant Speaker Series, Dr. Timothy Beal of Case Western Reserve University will talk about the commercialization of the Bible in a consumer age. A press release on the MC web site has the details.

BILLY KENNEDY, NORTHERN IRELAND AUTHOR AND JOURNALIST, TO VISIT OCT. 15

Touring the U.S. with his newest book, Our Most Priceless Heritage: The Lasting Legacy of the Scots-Irish in America, Kennedy returns to the MC campus to present his research and talk with students who will be participating in the “Celtic Rim” travel-study trip next spring. Read the release online.

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