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The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
December 2007 Volume 6, Number 12

From the Classroom

A monthly peek inside the challenging and engaging studies offered at Maryville College. This month, experience MUS321: Methods and Materials in Music Education, K-12.

MC Quick Facts:

The first issue of The Highland Echo, the newspaper of Maryville College, appeared on campus in 1915. In its earliest years, student journalists published weekly. Today, the newspaper is printed and distributed every other week. Students also produce an online version.

Upcoming

The 2008 Florida Reunion is scheduled for Jan. 19 at Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant in Orlando, Fla. If you live in Florida, a postcard is being mailed to you with more information. In the meantime, questions can be directed to Ryan Stewart ’99 at ryan.stewart@
maryvillecollege.edu
or 865.981.8191.

Mark your calendars!  A pre-basketball game gathering of young alumni is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Jan. 17, at Sullivan’s Restaurant in downtown Maryville. More information will be available in the next newsletter.

Campus Improvement Plan

New residence hall under construction

Significant progress is being made on the new residence hall. This week, workers are anchoring, bracing and setting steel columns; installing wallboard; and roughing in electrical and plumbing on the first floor. Additionally, work should begin on the precast concrete flooring for the second floor.

Campaign Update

Our Window of Opportunity

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

TRAGIC WRECK CLAIMS LIFE OF BOWERS, MC ALUMNUS AND COACH

Cody BowersCody Bowers ’05, who had just finished his second season as a defensive backs coach with the Scots, was killed Nov. 19 in a late-evening automobile wreck on the road to the House in the Woods. The wreck ultimately took the life of a second passenger, Trey Lefler, a childhood friend of Bowers. To read more about the recent graduate and staff member, visit the MC web site.

COMMUNITY INVITED TO FINANCIAL AID NIGHT DEC. 6

Financial aid terminologies, student eligibility, timelines and information on grants and loans all will be explained by administrators from the College’s Financial Aid Office in a session that begins at 6:30 p.m. in Fayerweather Hall’s Lawson Auditorium. For details, check out the release on the College’s web site.

PROFESSOR CELEBRATES PUBLICATION OF BOOK

Dr. Nancy LocklinNearly a decade of research on women in pre-industrial Europe conducted by Maryville College Associate Professor of History Dr. Nancy Locklin has resulted in a book entitled Women’s Work and Identity in Eighteenth-Century Brittany. Visit the MC web site to read more about this scholarly work.

YOUNG ALUMNI INVITED TO SPECIAL EVENT DEC. 7

This Friday, young alumni are invited to gather at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Maryville for Christmas Wine and Cheese. The get-together will begin at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Katherine Best Caputo ’01 at 865.981.8201 or katherine.caputo@maryvillecollege.edu.

Official College RingGIFT IDEA FOR GRADS:  OFFICIAL COLLEGE RING

Out of ideas for what gift to give your student this year? Consider buying him or her the official Maryville College ring. Visit the web site of Balfour for details.

VIEW PHOTOS OF HOMECOMING

Homecoming Wrap Up

More than 300 images of Homecoming weekend – starting with the President’s Circle reception on Thursday and ending with the Society of 1819 Luncheon on Sunday – are now viewable on the MC web site.

TARTAN ITEMS EXPECTED IN BOOKSTORE SOON

MC tartanScarves and tams made from the official Maryville College tartan are making their way from Scotland to Maryville and soon will be available for purchase from the MC Bookstore. Other gifts, including sweatshirts, T-shirts, blankets and books, are already available online.

CAMPUS CLOSED DEC. 24 THROUGH JAN. 1

In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the College will be closed beginning Dec. 24, and offices will reopen on Wed., Jan. 2. Residence halls close at 9 p.m., Dec. 13 and reopen at 1 p.m., Jan. 6.

THE REV. DR. KELLY MILLER SMITH JR. TO ADDRESS COLLEGE ON MLK DAY

Smith, executive director of the Sunday School Publishing Board of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. and son of the prominent Nashville-based Civil Rights leader Kelly Miller Smith Sr., will speak at 10:30 a.m., Jan. 21, in the Alumni Gymnasium. Also, groups from the College's Multicultural Center will perform. Watch the MC web site for details.

HAVE YOU GIVEN TO MC THIS YEAR? 

Because several people prefer to give by the calendar year and not the College’s fiscal year, we’re including here a friendly reminder that only a few weeks remain in 2007. Making a gift couldn’t be easier; check out the new “Giving to Maryville College” pages of the web site. Another reminder:  Benefits of making IRA gifts through the Pension Protection Act end this month. The MC web site has the details.