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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...

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Bridge to Terabithia author to visit MC

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Features | 0 comments

Renowned author of children’s and young adult books, Katherine Paterson will be coming to the area in April for “Terabithia and Beyond: Celebrating the Life and Work of Katherine Paterson.” Paterson has written numerous decorated and widely read books, including two Newbery Medal winning tales, “Bridge to Terabithia” in 1978, and “Jacob Have I Loved” in 1981. Paterson has received the National Book Award twice: in 1977 for ‘The Master Puppeteer,” and in 1979 for “The Great Gilly Hopkins.” Paterson also received the Hans Christian Andersen award in 1998, was named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress in 2000, and received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2006. Instrumental in bringing Paterson to the area was the Rev. Dr. Anne McKee, campus minister at Maryville College and a longtime fan of Paterson’s work. McKee said one of...

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

Posted by on Mar 29, 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...

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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...

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Trump’s anti-media bias and the truth behind “fake news”

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

President Trump has generally had an antagonistic relationship with the media since the beginning of his campaign for the presidency. However, on Feb. 17, in a tweet, he officially declared war on the American press. “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @CNN, @NBCNews and many more) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American people. SICK!” The media is not a monolith. It is made up of reporters, editors, photographers, producers, managers and numerous other positions. These are human beings just like you and me and are bound to make mistakes on occasion. This does not, however, mean that the stories the mainstream media report on are fake. They may be, and generally are, biased, but to say that they are objectively untrue is false. They may be subjectively untrue, we may not wish to believe...

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