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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...

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New major and minors offered for Fall 2017

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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...

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

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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’ offices). Many documents were lost, however, as they were written on materials like papyrus, a thick precursor to modern paper made from the pith of the papyrus plant. This material was prone to fast deterioration, much unlike its counterpart: the stone tablet. The surviving archives of cities from the Middle Ages and from kingdoms and churches are the basic crux...

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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 got the nod for the Scots and held Huntingdon scoreless through three innings. The visiting Scots struck first in the top of the third inning. After junior Patrick Messinger was hit by a pitch, freshman Hayden Hollingsworth hit a sac-fly that moved Messinger into scoring position. Junior Bryce Redaja stepped to the plate and ripped an RBI-double, scoring Messinger, and...

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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 on women. She described her show as a portal back to a place before a woman’s body was viewed as a negative thing. Her art speaks out against objectifying women. The audience is meant to see women as people and not as sex objects, even though the poses in which the women are painted could be considered provocative today. “The...

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