The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    November 2009 Volume 8, Number 11    
 
In This Issue
Academics: College celebrates International Education Week
Student Development: Interfaith dialogue is focus of series
Admissions: Prospective students invited to Nov. 14 tailgate
Alumni: Take the Homecoming survey
Athletics: Women's teams are tourney bound
Advancement: Fund established in honor of President Gibson
Clayton Center for the Arts:  Alumnus honors former piano teacher with named space
Fine Arts: Check out events remaining in 2009
Presidential Search: Candidates sought
Fun: Consider these holiday gift ideas!

MC Quick Fact

During the College’s 1992 presidential search, 176 individuals sent letters and applications to the search committee. The committee eventually invited to campus Gerald Gibson and two other candidates for interviews.

Upcoming

Christmas Open House at Willard House is set for Dec. 7. Free beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served from 4:30 until 7 p.m., giving people time to drive to nearby First Baptist Church for the holiday concert performed by the Orchestra and Community Chorus. For info on the concert, visit the Fall Arts & Culture Calendar.

 

Money

Financial aid for college will be explained in a Dec. 10 workshop. Terminologies, student eligibility, timelines and information on grants and loans will be explained. This is a general information session; attendees don’t have to be MC-bound. Watch the MC web site for details.

For MC Parents

Could your student benefit from an internship this summer? Applications for the Lilly Summer Internship Program are due Nov. 25. Successful applicants receive a $1,500 stipend plus expense monies to complete a 10-week, full-time summer vocational experience. Applications are available on the Center for Calling & Career section of the web site.

 

The Collegeís Financial Aid Office is conducting Financial Literacy and Student Financial Aid Education Opportunities workshops throughout the fall and winter. Among the topics are retaining HOPE scholarships, finding outside scholarships and repaying student loans. Encourage your student to attend!

Undergraduate Research

“Spinoza’s Political Philosophy: An Unrecognized Consequentialism” For his Senior Study, W. Austin Newsom ’09 analyzed 17th-century Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinozaís political writings and offered his own interpretation of Spinozaís political philosophy. Read more.

Legends of Anderson Hall

Nancy HunterA Marine and veteran of both World Wars, Frank McClelland didn’t tolerate a lot of foolishness as Dean of Students, but his service to the College from 1937 until 1975 reveals an acceptance of change. Among his contributions were the initiation or improvement of many important programs. To read more about Dr. McClelland, other “Legends of Anderson Hall” and the related fund-raising project to renovate the interior of Anderson, visit the MC web site.

 
 

Academics

MC CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK

IEW 2009 Logo During the week of Nov. 16, students, faculty and staff members will experience the distinct food, music and literature of five continents. Opportunities for study abroad will also be shared. Read the release online.

Student Development

INTERFAITH DIALOGUE IS FOCUS OF SERIES

For the College’s fall Community Conversations Series, Hannah McConnaughay, an outreach education and training associate with Interfaith Youth Core, will give a presentation on religious pluralism. The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Nov. 17 in the Center for Campus Ministry. Watch the MC web site for details.

Admissions

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS INVITED TO TAILGATE

Go Maryville

Kickoff for the Nov. 14 MC-Ferrum College football game is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., but at noon, prospective students and their families are invited to McArthur Pavilion to eat lunch and chat with MC Admissions staff members and current MC students. Call 865.981.8092 to sign up.

Alumni

TAKE THE HOMECOMING SURVEY!

Homecoming Parade Yes, it was overcast, windy and cold, but alumni reported having a great time. Even if you didn’t make it to campus on Oct. 17, we want your feedback on Homecoming plans. Take the survey!

Great Scots! volunteer hours for October: 367 hours
(thatís nearly 46 8-hour days!)

Athletics

WOMEN’S TEAMS ARE TOURNEY BOUND
IEW 2009 Logo Both the women’s volleyball and soccer teams received invitations to their respective NCAA tournaments. The Scots soccer team hosts Mary Washington University at 6 p.m., Thursday, while the Scots volleyball team prepares for a match-up with the University of Texas-Dallas on Thursday. For details, Visit the athletics division site.

Advancement

FUND ESTABLISHED IN HONOR OF PRESIDENT GIBSON

President Gibson At the Founder’s Day banquet last month, Board Chairman Dr. Dan Ellis ’60 announced the establishment of the Gerald W. Gibson Professional Development Fund. For details and information about how to contribute, read the press release.

Clayton Center for the Arts

ALUMNUS HONORS FORMER PIANO TEACHER WITH NAMED SPACE

Because of the generosity of Dr. Clint Wight '97 and wife Heather, a practice room in the new Clayton Center for the Arts will honor Wight’s longtime teacher, Carol Ann Smalley.

Read the story.

Fine Arts

CHECK OUT EVENTS REMAINING IN 2009

Off Kilter The Diversity Film Series continues on Nov. 18, one-act plays take the stage Nov. 19 and Concert Choir and Off Kilter members perform their fall concert Nov. 20. Visit the MC web site for details and make plans to attend!

Presidential Search

CANDIDATES SOUGHT

Consultants assisting the College with its search for a new president are advertising the position in relevant publications, and more than 3,000 search profiles have been distributed to selected individuals. Read Dr. Curetonís most recent memo.

Fun

CONSIDER THESE HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS!

Clayton Holiday

Want to give something meaningful and long-lasting to your loved ones this holiday season? Consider brick pavers and theatre seats for the Clayton Center for the Arts. For details, visit the Clayton Center web site.

Campaign Update

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

 

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