The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    November 2011 Volume 10, Number 10    
 
In This Issue
1. Homecoming 2011: Experience the weekend in images and videos
2. Board of Directors: Kramer elected Chair of the Board
3. Academics: Dean search underway
4. Faculty: Three announce retirements
5. Giving: Donor Recognition Reports
6. Advancement: Campaign underway for Dr. Terry Bunde FTIR Fund
7. Admissions: Open House is this Saturday
8. Student Development: “Dancing with the Staff” raises more than $800
9. Athletics: Volleyball competing in NCAA Tournament
10. Fine Arts: Civil War-themed concert planned for Nov. 17
11. Alumni: College announces plans for readership survey
12. Clayton Center for the Arts: “In the Heights” takes the stage Nov. 19
13. Corporate Sales and Events: Campus facilities available for rent

MC Quick Fact

Isaac Anderson holds the record for longest term as chairman of the College’s Board of Directors, but after that, two share the “second longest” distinctions: Edgar Alonzo Elmore (1906-1927) and Samuel O’Grady Houston (1932-1953) each served 21 years.

Upcoming

‘Tis the season for concerts, plays and special exhibits. Check out the online Arts & Culture Calendar and make plans to attend.


Christmas Open House

The annual Christmas Open House at Willard House is set for Mon., Dec. 5, from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Santa will be there for photographs, and Mrs. Claus will be telling stories. Afterward, the Orchestra and Community Chorus will perform a joint Christmas Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Clayton Center.


Financial Aid Night, a presentation and workshop on scholarships, grants, loans and awards, is scheduled for 6 p.m., Tues., Dec. 13 in the Lambert Recital Hall of the Clayton Center for the Arts. Watch the MC website for details.


News for Parents & Families

Campus residence halls don't fully close down over the Thanksgiving Break (Nov. 23-27), but if students need to stay, they should make arrangements through the Residence Life Office before Nov. 22.

Lecture
“Organizational Development in Non-Profit Settings: A Quasi-Experimental Design with Blount County Habitat for Humanity”
For her Senior Study, sociology major Miranda Coffey ’11 looked at how improving teamwork helps organizations reach their goals. Read more.

Clayton Center for the Arts

In the HeightsAWARD-WINNING MUSICAL “IN THE HEIGHTS” TAKES THE STAGE NOV. 19

The Latino-American story won a Tony Award for best musical in 2008, and the national tour will stop in Maryville this month. Go to the Clayton Center for the Arts website to read more about it and reserve your tickets!

Corporate Sales and Events

CSECAMPUS FACILITIES AVAILABLE FOR RENT

The College has great spaces for meetings, parties, weddings, banquets and other events. Check out Corporate Sales & Events’ facebook page and keep MC in mind when you’re looking for a unique venue!

 

Homecoming 2011

HomecomingEXPERIENCE THE WEEKEND IN IMAGES AND VIDEOS

Alumni are writing in – and what they’re saying is that Homecoming 2011 may have been the best yet! Take a look at the photos, videos and news releases posted in our Homecoming Wrap-Up site and judge for yourself!

Board of Directors

Wayne R. KramerKRAMER ELECTED CHAIR OF THE BOARD

Wayne R. Kramer ’74 is now the 18th chair of the College’s Board of Directors. Go online to read about him, Vice Chair Elizabeth Bulette and three new members.

Academics

Search ProspectusDEAN SEARCH UNDERWAY

The College has partnered with Academic Search, Inc., to help search for the next vice president and dean of the College. A search prospectus is posted online.

Faculty

RetireTHREE ANNOUNCE RETIREMENTS

It’s the last academic year for Dr. Terry Bunde, Dr. John Nichols and Dr. Larry Smithee. Combined, their service to Maryville College totals nearly 100 years. Read about their accomplishments on the MC website.

Giving

DONOR RECOGNITION REPORTS

All throughout the year, Maryville College appreciates donors who support its mission of preparing students for lives of citizenship and leadership. During this season, we send a special “thank you” to the thousands of constituents who made gifts during Fiscal Year 2011 (June 1, 2010-May 31, 2011). Their names are listed in the 2010-2011 Donor Recognition Reports posted on the MC website.

Advancement

Dr. BundeCAMPAIGN UNDERWAY FOR BUNDE FTIR FUND

Chemistry professor Dr. Terry Bunde announced that he’s retiring after this academic year, but he’d like to leave the Chemistry Department with a brand-new Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR). Visit the MC website to learn more about how you can honor Dr. Bunde through this campaign.

Admissions

Meet MaryvilleOPEN HOUSE IS SATURDAY

Campus visits (especially during the peak fall season) sell Maryville College, and “Meet Maryville” events are as comprehensive a look at MC as they come! If you know a prospective student, send them this link to the Admissions Office website.

Student Development

Alumni“DANCING WITH THE STAFF” RAISES MORE THAN $800

11 pairs of dancers competed but in the end, the real winner was the Peace Corps in Zambia, where alumna RaeKenya Walker ’09 will make sure the funds are put to good use. Read the story online.

Athletics

Volleyball TeamVOLLEYBALL COMPETING IN NCAA TOURNAMENT

The Scots take on the Captains of Christopher Newport University on Fri., Nov. 11. For details, visit the Athletics Department website.

Fine Arts

Civil War logoCIVIL WAR-THEMED CONCERT PLANNED FOR NOV. 17

Whear’s “Antietam,” Dawson’s “Gettysburg: The Third Day” and Persichetti’s “Lincoln’s Address” are on the program for the Maryville College-Community Concert Band fall concert. Visit the MC website for details.

Alumni

COLLEGE ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR READERSHIP SURVEY

What do you think about FOCUS? Alumni News & Notes? E-communications like the Scot-e-Newsletter? The College has partnered with Mary Beth West Consulting to find out. Read about the survey and, if contacted, participate!

 

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