The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    December 2012 Volume 11, Number 10    
 
In This Issue
1. Academics: Physics students build machines in Rube Goldberg style
2. Faculty: Dr. Carl Gombert’s work selected for exhibition, publication
3. Advancement: Ellises celebrate Golden Anniversary with gift to MC
4. Athletics: Scots second in USA South President’s Cup standings
5. Alumni: Outreach events planned for January
6. Student Development: Speaker announced for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
7. Fine Arts: MC students and instructor take “Sniper’s Nest” to NYC
8. Fine Arts: Apply by Jan. 15 to be considered for scholarships
9. Clayton Center for the Arts: Tickets to Travis Tritt concert now on sale

Upcoming

The third annual Virtual Town Hall, which explains financial aid at Maryville College as well as the unique attributes of this liberal arts college, is scheduled for 8 p.m., Jan. 29, 2013. Participate from the comfort of your own home computer – no login in necessary. Watch the MC website for details.

 

The last “Meet Maryville” of the academic year is Sat., Feb. 2. Share this date – and this link with a student who’s “Maryville material!”

 

Dr. Jelks
Dr. Randal Jelks, an associate professor of American studies with a joint appointment in African and African-American studies at the University of Kansas, will be the speaker for the College’s annual February Meetings Feb. 25-26. For his presentations, Jelks is expected to draw from his study of Benjamin Elijah Mays, a friend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Watch the MC website for details.

Especially for Parents

Your child is enrolled in January Term. “What’s that?” you wonder. Because students are enrolled in only one course during “J-Term,” classes during this three-week period meet daily for at least three hours and are experiential in nature. Almost all freshmen will be enrolled in FYS 120: Communications Strategies; while most seniors will choose to complete the ETH490: Philosophical and Theological Foundations of Ethical Thought requirement. Travel-study courses are popular during J-Term. One is bound for San Francisco!

 

Who makes the Dean’s List? Full-time students who earn a GPA of at least a 3.6. In the coming days, the Communications Office will post the list of qualifying students on the College’s website and distribute press releases to hometown newspapers.

 

You can’t file the FAFSA this month, but you should be planning to file it soon after Jan. 1 to improve your student’s chances of receiving all of the awards and funds for which he or she is eligible. (Funds for the Tennessee Student Assistance Award have run out as early as Feb. 1!)

 

Highland Echo
Read the latest issue!

The Campaign for Anderson Hall

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Throughout the history of Maryville College, faculty and staff have encouraged students to travel, study or work abroad. But where did it begin? In this video, former MC registrar Martha Hess ’67 talks about the history of MC’s Study Abroad program. Martha also welcomes special guest Dr. Brian Pennington, MC professor of religion and chair of the Division of Humanities, to share a memory from a study tour he led in India in 2010.


CLASS CHALLENGE REACHES $688K
Where does you class stand in its gifts and pledges to the Anderson Hall interior renovation project? Find out!

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmasl

Students have finished final exams, and the campus is a little quieter, allowing many of us to reflect on all that has been accomplished in 2012. The year was not without its challenges, but the successes were numerous, including our 225+ members of the Class of 2012.

Thank you for your support. If you haven’t made a gift this year to the Maryville Fund, please remember that December is a great time to do so, for tax reasons. Visit the MC website to find out how.

Academics

Rube Goldberg
PHYSICS STUDENTS BUILD MACHINES IN RUBE GOLDBERG STYLE

You know the machines – they involve way too many gears, levers and steps to perform a simple function like opening a door. It was the assignment for students in an introductory physics class to design such a machine. Read – and see – what happened!

Faculty

Dr. GombertDR. CARL GOMBERT’S WORK SELECTED FOR EXHIBITION, PUBLICATION

Gombert’s "Gnomandala XIV (Flight)," a 30"x30" rubber stamped monotype, was selected for a juried exhibition at McGhee Tyson Airport. His portrait of colleague Dr. Bill Swann will soon be published in a painting annual. Visit the MC website to learn more.

Advancement

Ellis
ELLISES CELEBRATE GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY WITH GIFT TO MC

On Dec. 27, Dorsey D. “Dan” Ellis ’60 and Sondra Wagner Ellis ’60 will mark 50 years of marriage. Instead of gifts to each other, they’re giving to the institution that brought them together and enriched their lives. Read their story.

Athletics

USA SouthSCOTS SECOND IN USA SOUTH PRESIDENT’S CUP STANDINGS

After Maryville College’s first season in the USA South, the Scots are very pleased with their standings in the conference. For the details, visit the Athletics website.

Alumni

OUTREACH EVENTS PLANNED FOR JANUARY

Florida alumni and friends gather on Jan. 5, a Knox County alumni chapter is gathering Jan. 10, and grads are encouraged to wear their orange and garnet for the Jan. 26 Alumni Basketball Day. For more info, visit the website and make plans to attend!

Student Development

MLK Speaker Row W. KingSPEAKER ANNOUNCED FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY

Roy W. King, retired supervising judge of the City Court of Rochester (N.Y.), and lecturer in the Department of African-American Studies at the State University of New York, will speak to the campus community on January 21. Watch the MC website for details.

Fine Arts

Snipers Nest
MC STUDENTS AND INSTRUCTOR TAKE “SNIPER’S NEST” TO NYC

After a successful world debut at the Clayton Center, “The Sniper’s Nest,” a play written by instructor Lisa Soland, will be presented in a stage reading for the Dramatist Guild of America. Soland and four MC theatre majors are traveling to New York to perform it. Check it out.

Fine Arts

APPLY BY JAN. 15 TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SCHOLARSHIPS!

Aspiring musicians and vocalists who are considering Maryville College should apply for acceptance before Jan. 15 to be considered. Find out more.

Clayton Center for the Arts

Travis Tritt
TICKETS TO TRAVIS TRITT CONCERT NOW ON SALE

Tritt, a Grammy-award winning country music singer, will perform Feb. 2 in the Clayton Center for the Arts. Opening Tritt’s solo acoustic concert will be up-and-comer Lyndsey Highlander. Visit the Clayton Center website for details!

 

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