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Six MC Students Receive Ledford Scholarships

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

Six Maryville College students have been granted a total of more than $36,455 through the Appalachian College Association’s (ACA) Ledford Scholarship to fund summer research projects. Named for Colonel Lee B. Ledford, the scholarship program offers financial assistance for students who are enrolled at ACA member institutions and conducting summer research in the fields of laboratory and field work, interviews, analyzing special collections and participant observation. Five of the six recipients will utilize the money to fund research associated with their Senior Study project. “Undergraduate research has been a distinctive feature of the Maryville College curriculum since 1947, when a two-semester, faculty-supervised independent study was made a graduation requirement of all students,” said Dr. Barbara Wells, vice president and dean of the College. “And this year’s number of successful Ledford Scholarship applicants speaks to the high value we place on this type of scholarly work. These students are well-prepared for what are more typically graduate-level research experiences.” A total of 30 students enrolled at 11 ACA institutions were awarded scholarships. The Ledford Scholarship provides stipends for students at a rate of $8.50/hour ($5,120 max) and an allotment of $1,000 for equipment and travel. The students will present the outcomes of their research this fall at the annual ACA Summit. “Each student will be working closely with a faculty mentor...

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New major and minors offered for Fall 2017

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in News | 0 comments

New majors and minors are being offered at Maryville College starting in the Fall of 2017. In total one new major, two new minors and a youth ministry course will be offered next semester. The new major will be in outdoor studies and tourism due to students’ rising interest in the outdoor industry. The major will replace the current outdoor recreation major offered at the college. Dr. Traci Haydu, chair of the Education Division, cited the college’s close proximity to various historical landmarks and state parks, including the Smoky Mountains. The major hopes to prepare students in the fields of tourism and park management and other related subjects with a high regard for the natural environment itself. The gender and women’s studies (GWS) minor is new to the college and was spearheaded by Dr. Frances Henderson. Henderson proposed the course offering two years ago, and last fall the faculty and board approved it for addition to the curriculum. “Gender identity, sexuality, gender roles, feminisms and histories of women (among other aspects of GWS) are all an important part of the fabric of our lives and manifest in some important ways,” said Henderson, “Many of the concepts and ideas that we discuss in our disciplinary majors are further or better illuminated through the lens and...

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MC’s history defines the college and resides in the archives

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Feature Slider, Features | 0 comments

An ancient practice spanning across cultures, the act of archiving goes back to the third and second millennia B.C. in the form of clay tablets found in sites like Ebla, Mari, Amarna, Hattusas, Ugarit and Pylos. This archival process was crucial to the understanding of ancient alphabets, languages, literature and politics. Archives were first developed by the ancient Chinese, Greeks and Romans. The ancient Romans referred to their official records office as the Tabularium (which also housed city officials’...

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Baseball finishes season at .500

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

The 2017 Maryville College baseball season has come to an end. The Fighting Scots finish their campaign with a 20-20 overall record, 9-9 in USA South Conference play. After winning their first game, the Scots dropped the next two which outed them from the double-elimination tournament—ending their season. Maryville locked up a five-seed for the USA South Conference Tournament and traveled to four-seed Huntingdon College on Wednesday, April 12 for a match-up with the Hawks. Junior lefty Evan Heffner...

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Two MC students to present senior art exhibits

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment, Feature Slider | 0 comments

Mark your calendar! The month of May will bring two new senior art exhibitions. Seniors Bella Crockett and Timela Crutcher will reveal their art at a reception on May 5. The artists have different styles and themes, so it will be a unique show. These students have worked for this moment for their whole college career, so the support of the student body is important. The art within Timela Crutcher’s show entitled “And They Were Naked and Unashamed” focuses...

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Nothing more, nothing less than a beautiful view

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

Every once in a while, there is something that emerges from the world around us that somehow entices and gently caresses our sense of wonder and delight. For myself, and many others around the world, the animated film “Your Name” does exactly that. Released as “Kimi no Na Wa” in Japan in 2016, “Your Name” quickly took to the top of the film charts in Japan, gathering with it a great tide of both critical acclaim and the love...

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Bernie Sanders is not the future

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Perspectives | 2 comments

I am not a fan of Senator Bernie Sanders. The feeling of “ugh” that washes over me whenever I see him on my television screen is not new, but today it is much more pronounced. As I look at the current attempts to restructure the Democratic party, I wonder why Democrats are involving Sanders in this process. I didn’t always feel this way about Sanders. Initially, I was excited. I am a registered Democrat, but I liked the idea...

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Lady Scots Softball Team finishes with a 22-19 overall record

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

The Maryville College Softball program’s 2017 season has come to an end. The Lady Scots finish their 2017 campaign with a 22-19 overall record, 9-11 in USA South Conference play. Maryville entered the post-season as the sixth seed in the USA South West Division, and traveled to Piedmont College on April 8, to face the first seed in the West. The Lady Scots had to win a best-of-three series against the top-seeded Lions, to advance to the later USA...

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Intramural softball season brought to halt

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in News | 0 comments

The excitement of spring softball intramurals was brought to an abrupt halt in its first week after equipment was stolen and evidence of the consumption of alcohol was found at the games. The games began the week of April 17, but were hit with rain delays within the first day of play. Games were held on April 20, but to the dismay of players and participants of the intramurals club alike, two incidents happened in which led to the...

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This Much I Know is True: One step at a time

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Perspectives | 0 comments

I have an old pair of Brooks running shoes that I can’t seem to get rid of. I got them the fall of my freshman year with money I saved up from tips while working at a frozen yogurt shop. I gave a lot of free samples and smiled way too hard at customers, but eventually I earned enough to pay for these shoes that would become my prized possession. As a child I was active, but was diagnosed...

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