The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    December 2009 Volume 8, Number 12    
 
In This Issue
Academics: Sheri Matascik releases CD of original songs for guitar
Student Development: Bompata Educational Fund provides schooling for Ghanaians
Admissions: Deadlines approaching for scholarships
Alumni: Campaign underway to name CCA space for Harry Harter
Athletics: Scots beat Carson-Newman for third consecutive win
Advancement: Your gifts support MC’s mission
Clayton Center for the Arts: Campaign for Steinways successful
Campus Information: Campus closure information announced for holidays
Fun: MC’s Founding Story now online

MC Quick Fact

In its three years of operation, the Center for Strong Communities, working with faculty and community partners, has coordinated more than 30 community-based research projects.

Upcoming

Alumni and friends in the Sunshine State are invited to the annual Florida Reunion, which will be held from 1 until 5 p.m., Jan. 15 at TGI Friday’s Orlando Front Row Sports Grill. To RSVP, contact the Alumni Office at 865.981.8200.

 

Author, professor and philosopher Sam Keen will be the speaker for the 2010 February Meetings, which are scheduled for Feb. 22-23. Keen is expected to talk about the “greening of Christianity” and reflect on boyhood days spent in the College Woods. Grandmother Kathryn McMurray managed the College Maid Shop.

For MC Parents

Students will be able to access their grades for the fall semester through I.Q. Web beginning Dec. 16. Grades will be mailed out to parents on Dec. 16, if students have made that request.

 

Did your student make the Dean’s List? To make the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a 3.60 GPA in all work undertaken with no grade below a “C.” Students who are named to the Dean’s List are notified by congratulatory cards delivered to their campus mailboxes. (Students who graduate in December receive notifications at their permanent addresses.)

Undergraduate Research

“The Comparison of the Effect of Dietary Changes or Dirlotapide Treatment on Canine Obesity in a Small Animal Veterinary Practice”
For her Senior Study, Anna McRee ’10 collected data from nearly 600 dogs and looked at therapies effective in weight loss. Read more.

Legends of Anderson Hall

Martha HessAt the end of this month, Martha Hess ’67 will move out of her office in the Registrar’s Suite that bears her name. Retiring after 35 years on the job, she concludes an exemplary career celebrated for commitment to the Maryville College mission and outstanding service to students, faculty and staff and the College overall. To read more about Miss Hess, other “Legends of Anderson Hall” and the related fund-raising project to renovate the interior of Anderson, visit the MC web site.

 
 

Homecoming

Dr. MatascikHave you read about the award winners?  Viewed the photos on Flickr?  Seen the date for Homecoming 2010?  Click here for the comprehensive wrap-up.

Academics

SHERI MATASCIK RELEASES CD OF ORIGINAL SONGS FOR GUITAR

Dr. MatascikDr. Matascik, associate professor of music, recently released “At the End of the Day,” a CD of music that showcases a variety of styles. She will be performing at Carpe Librum Booksellers during the holidays. Read her story online.

Student Development

Bomptata FundraisingBOMPATA EDUCATIONAL FUND PROVIDES SCHOOLING FOR GHANAIANS

The MC community recently raised almost $1,900 for the education of 14 youth in a rural African village. Read the story printed in the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Admissions

DEADLINES APPROACHING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

Go Maryville

Many competitive scholarships for incoming, first-year students have an application deadline of Jan. 15. If you know prospective students who would qualify for scholarships, encourage them to apply!

Alumni

CAMPAIGN UNDERWAY TO NAME CCA SPACE FOR HARRY HARTER
Dr. Harry HarterAn organization has formed recently to raise $250,000 to name the choral rehearsal room in memory of the late Dr. Harry Harter, who directed the MC Choir for 34 years. Would you like to contribute?  Read the release online.

Athletics

SCOTS BEAT CARSON-NEWMAN FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE WIN
IEW 2009 LogoIn front of a packed Boydson Baird Gymnasium, the Scots claimed a decisive win against the Eagles on Dec. 2. Follow the men’s team (6-1) and women’s team (5-2) on the MC web site.

Advancement

YOUR GIFTS SUPPORT MC’S MISSION

1.) Research into why service dogs benefit autistic children. 2.) An intercollegiate athletics experience for one-third of the student body. 3.) Scholarships for post-9/11 veterans and their dependents.  Gifts to the Maryville Fund support these initiatives and many, many more. Make a year-end gift today.

Clayton Center for the Arts

CAMPAIGN FOR STEINWAYS SUCCESSFUL

When the Clayton Center opens its doors next month, among the new equipment showcased will be two beautiful new Steinway pianos. To read about the campaign, in which Sen. Lamar Alexander and wife Honey participated, go online.

Campus Information

CAMPUS CLOSURE INFORMATION ANNOUNCED FOR HOLIDAYS

Residence halls closed at 9 p.m., Dec. 10, for the Christmas Break. They will reopen at 1 p.m., Jan. 3. Campus offices will close Dec. 24 and reopen Jan. 4 in observance of the holidays.

Fun

MC’S FOUNDING STORY NOW ONLINE!

Maryville College Founding Story

Samuel Tyndale Wilson liked to tour the country by motorcycle. Ralph W. Lloyd taught in “Wild West” Utah after graduating from MC in 1916. Learn interesting facts from the College’s “Founding Story” now online.

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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