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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 the Knoxville Jewish Community, Tennessee Holocaust Commission and East Tennessee Foundation. The evening began with spoken tributes to Schloss given by the mayors of Knoxville City and Knox County as well as the head of Stanford Eisenberg Knoxville Jewish Day School (KJDS), which were followed by a group of three young KJDS students who sang “Ani Ma’amin” a cappella, the...

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MC student designs new logo for Isaac’s Café

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

Isaac’s Café now has a new logo to complement its new look. Last summer, the student café, located in Maryville College’s Bartlett Hall, received a fresh coat of paint and new décor to highlight the café’s retro feel, and administrators decided that a new, student-designed logo would complete the look. Junior design major Alicia Yarlett ’18 designed the new logo as part of Adrienne Schwarte’s Art 231: Typography course. “To direct Isaac’s update, we had a focus group with students and [former Dean of Students] Vandy Kemp. In one of those conversations, it was suggested that we update the Isaac’s logo,” said James Dulin, general manager of the College’s food service provider, Metz Culinary Management. “It was Vandy’s suggestion that we make it a student-led project.” Dulin and the College’s Office of Marketing & Communications contacted Schwarte, associate professor of design at MC,...

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Two MC faculty members receive ACA grants

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

Two Maryville College faculty members have received grants through the Appalachian College Association’s Faculty Fellowship program to pursue research in their respective fields. Kim Trevathan, associate professor of writing communication, received a fellowship to spend spring 2018 researching and executing a 652-mile kayak trip up the Tennessee River from Paducah, Ky., to Knoxville, Tenn. The journey will be the basis of his fourth book of nonfiction. Trevathan is quite familiar with this type of excursion, as his first book, “Paddling the Tennessee River: A Voyage on Easy Water” was the result of another trip down the Tennessee River. This time, however, Trevathan will spend three months traveling upstream, making for a more physically challenging trip. The anticipated journey will take place exactly 20 years after his first trip down the river in 1998. The project and resulting manuscript will focus on three main...

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Coffee Culture: Bridging the gap between Folgers and Mayan Mochas

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Feature Slider, Features | 1 comment

“You want cold coffee?” a waiter once asked me when I requested an iced coffee. The waiter’s puzzlement elicited mine. Why was this an odd request? My interest in coffee began during my sophomore year in high school as a friend offered me a taste of her bottled Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino. Imagining all coffee to be bitter, I was amazed by my predilection. When I decided to try my hand at coffee brewing, I was surprised to find that my grandmother, a coffee drinker, was less than thrilled by my cold caramel macchiato coffee. I began to notice a generational difference in coffee preferences. While, throughout the day, my schoolmates sipped sugary coffee in to-go cups, my grandparents enjoyed a cup of black coffee only for breakfast. What facilitated this shift in coffee consumption? As Dr. Doug Sofer, associate...

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A plight of perseverance

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Feature Slider, Features | 0 comments

“Throughout its history, Maryville College has held sincerely to the Christian belief in dignity, worth and freedom of all people and their equality before God, irrespective of wealth, race or color,” Dr. Ralph Waldo Lloyd, Maryville College’s sixth president, quoted this phrase in his book “Maryville College: A History of 150 Years 1819-1969”. This phrase was part of an announcement released “in behalf of the Directors and Faculty by the President of Maryville College in August 1954” that, to Lloyd, seemed to embody the very foundation of Maryville College. According to Lloyd, given that Tennessee was not “a cotton raising or large plantation area,” Maryville’s African American population before the Civil War was not as large as that of some surrounding areas. Of the few African Americans living in the area, few had the means to attend college. Though...

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