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Maryville College in the running for Best Adventure College, seeking votes online

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Maryville College has been selected to take part in Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine’s annual contest to decide which school is the best Adventure College in the Southeast/Mid-Atlantic region. Maryville College was selected for its outdoor clubs, environmental courses, green initiatives, and numerous opportunities for adventure on campus. The contest is held between small and large schools including colleges and universities, in a 32-school bracket. Division 1 schools and participate on their own side of the bracket, with smaller colleges like our own participating on another side of the bracket. At the end of the contest, the two winning schools from their respective sides of the bracket square off in a “David-meets-Goliath championship to determine the region’s best outdoor school.” The contest is held via online voting, so awareness is key if Maryville College is to win the championship. In previous contests, the schools that were the most socially active and had the highest rates of voting naturally advanced to the next round. Voting for the first round of the contest is already underway and ends on March 20th. Students, faculty, alumni, and other supporters including parents, are all eligible to vote. Be sure to vote at www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/top-adventure-college/ in order to secure Maryville College’s victory in this round, and continue voting until April 17th for...

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MC Scots Softball season is starting off strong

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

The MC Scots Softball team has kicked off one of the best starts in MC history. The ladies came flying out of the gate, and that has brought them to a current record of 9-3. This is the best start the team has ever had under head coach Leah Kelley. The Lady Scots played two doubleheaders with two games on both Feb. 24 and Feb. 25. The first day had the team going to Cary, North Carolina for the Grand Slam Tournament to face N.C. Wesleyan, followed by a match-up against William Peace. The first game looked as though the outcome would be different due to the hot start of the Scots. The active bats and errors made by N.C. Wesleyan led to an early 4-0 lead in the first three innings. The momentum seemed to flip around the fourth inning with the Scots giving up five unanswered runs. The momentum wouldn’t be stopped with two more runs being added before the final, 7-4. The Scots came back strong in the second matchup against William Peace. The Scots put up two runs in the second inning, and then continued with a strong offense scoring every inning and winning the game with a final score of 8-2. The next day was not what everyone expected,...

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Sigma Tau Delta invites students of all majors to celebrate literature

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Feature Slider, Features | 0 comments

Sigma Tau Delta is an International English Honors Society at Maryville College. Members of this society share the common goal of spreading literature on campus and teaching people about the beauty of English. The members of Sigma Tau Delta wanted to promote English and literature on campus. In addition, Sigma Tau Delta wanted students with majors unrelated to English to feel as if they too could participate and be a part of the English/literature culture on campus. In order...

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Eva Schloss, stepsister of Anne Frank, visits Knoxville to share her story

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Feature Slider, Features | 0 comments

On Feb. 21 seated in a Knoxville Civic Auditorium chair that was covered by scratchy fabric, I experienced vicariously a period in history by which I have long been fascinated. That evening, I was able to hear Eva Schloss, stepsister and childhood friend to Anne Frank, speak about her experience in hiding and as a prisoner of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. Schloss, 87, came from her home in London to visit Knoxville as part of an event sponsored by...

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WDVX 89.9 FM brings its annual Blue Plate Special to the Clayton Center

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment, Feature Slider | 0 comments

One of Knoxville’s little treasures is the Blue Plate Special hosted by WDVX (89.9 FM), and on Feb. 17 Maryville College was a part of that treasure. Broadcasted live, the Blue Plate Special is a Monday through Saturday music performance, hosted by the WDVX station at noon. Usually held at the Knoxville Visitor Center, the Clayton Center for the Arts was able to host this event as part of the Blue Plate Special Road Show. While the Visitor Center...

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MC Baseball takes home two wins in triple-game series

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

The MC baseball team faced-off against  Piedmont College in a three game series from Feb. 24 to Feb. 26. The Scots took home two wins during the series, losing only the game on Feb. 25. Piedmont College, home of the Lions, is located in North Georgia. Currently, their win/loss record is at 7-3. Last year, their record was held at 21-19. “Piedmont is usually a very clean baseball team, meaning their defense doesn’t make errors and their offense is...

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The Liberating Arts: Math’s place in the liberal arts

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Perspectives | 0 comments

Maybe you’ve wondered why the people in charge of schools are so insistent that you learn mathematics. Here at MC, a liberal arts college, we typically require students take at least a couple of math classes. Why are mathematics part of the liberal arts? There are good reasons. Historically they made up an important segment of the classical liberal arts, which included the study of arithmetic, geometry and logic. Certainly in modern times, mathematics plays an important role in...

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MC Tennis takes loss of 7-2, and 9-0 in season opener against LaGrange

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Sports | 0 comments

The Maryville College men’s and women’s tennis teams both started their spring seasons by traveling to face-off against LaGrange College in Georgia on Saturday, March 4. Both of the Scots teams fell in their season opener with the men getting defeated 7-2 and the women were defeated 9-0. “It was definitely a tough match to open with,” said sophomore Charles (Boomer) Russell, “However, we plan to use this match as motivation to come back and play stronger against other...

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President Trump insulted as UK Parliament debates a presidential visit

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in News | 0 comments

American politics has been somewhat of a touchy subject in the past couple of months. Recently, the UK Parliament had a debate about the controversial decision to invite President Donald Trump on a full state visit to the UK so early in his term. The UK parliament held the session after a petition was signed by nearly two million people, easily crossing their 100 thousand signature threshold to qualify for parliamentary debate. This petition called for canceling the state...

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Springtime in the Smokies

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Feature Slider, Photos | 0 comments

On Feb. 18 Mountain Challenge hosted an open hike to Spruce Flat Falls. Students hiked a two mile round trip to view the breathtaking falls and embrace the changing of the seasons. This spring Mountain Challenge will be hosting various events both on and off campus such as open hikes and Camp 4. To stay updated on upcoming events hosted by Mountain Challenge like them on Facebook or visit...

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