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Alumnus Brian Reid ’16 paints MC-themed mural for campus building

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Feature Slider, Features | 0 comments

Surrounded by his family, friends and former academic advisor Dr. Carl Gombert, Brian Reid ’16 unveiled the Maryville College mural that he painted as part of his Senior Study. The work, which had been painted on a large portable canvas, was installed on March 6 onto the wall next to Fayerweather Hall’s first-floor Admissions Office. The mural took more than a year to complete and features notable scenes from around the campus and several recognizable MC students. “It feels like I’m getting somewhere as an artist,” Reid said with a smile as he stood back to admire his recently installed work. “For my Senior Study, I was originally planning to do an LGBTQ campaign through painting,” said Reid, who is from Acworth, Ga. “[MC Professor of Art] Dr. Gombert just approached me one day and asked me about taking...

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MC Student writes and directs autobiographical work for senior study

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment, Feature Slider | 0 comments

MC theatre major Trevor York is tackling a powerful subject with his Senior Study. “Fake It ‘Til You Make It” is a two-man staged reading that follows the journey of Wayne, a young man who is transitioning from high school to college while struggling with depression. The staged reading, which is presented by Alpha Psi Omega and the Maryville College Theatre Department, is written and directed by York and performed by theatre alumnus Matt Lyscas ’14 and post-baccalaureate alum and Austin East High School theatre teacher Doug James. Performances took place on March 11 and 12 in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Haslam Family Flex Theatre. Due to the subject matter, the play is intended for mature audiences. “This work is autobiographical,” York said. “I have been dealing with depression since my senior year of high school.” York’s directions lead the cast members to...

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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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