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Vienna Coffeehouse to host “College Coffee Night” to help students through finals week

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

Maryville’s own beloved Vienna Coffeehouse will be hosting a special night for its city’s college students. Understanding that the coffeehouse is often a sacred place for student study time because of its caffeine and quietness, on Sunday, May 14, Vienna will be dedicating the entire night to college students. Vienna be open until midnight, which usually closes at 2 p.m. on Sundays. In addition to the added hours, there will be a variety of featured activities. If you bring your own mug, there will be $2 bottomless coffee, and if you show your student ID you receive $1 off any drink. Vienna will also be having raffle prizes, featuring free coffee, gift cards and the grand prize of a Hario V60 Pour Over Set. Complimentary popcorn will be available as well. To give those attending a needed study break,...

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Current MC students appreciate the donors behind their scholarships

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Feature Slider, Features | 0 comments

As this school year comes to a close, most seniors are already looking forward. Future jobs, graduate school and freedom from homework are all possibilities to which Maryville College seniors can look forward, but one possibility some students overlook is giving back. It’s hard to imagine giving back to a school from which one just graduated, but that’s what senior Rebecca Glenn is already doing. Glenn, a business management major and member of the equestrian team, has started one of the more unique forms of giving; she’s opened a life insurance policy with Maryville College as the beneficiary. “Basically how it works is I make payments to the plan, and then eventually Maryville will receive the money,” Glenn said. “It’s a different way of giving.” Glenn’s method of planned giving isn’t a new idea, though. Many people set up...

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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 is being renovated, the Blue Plate Special moved to a variety of venues across Knox and Blount counties. Hosting the event in Clayton’s Grand Foyer “was a great opportunity for us to work with WDVX on a different kind of event in a different venue,” said David Rasnake, CCA Technical Director. “WDVX has brought their ‘World Class Bluegrass’ to the...

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BSA’s annual Poetry Night provides comfortable outlet for student poets

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

Even a small stage can be a huge feat for some people, yet the atmosphere at the Black Student Alliance’s annual Poetry Night was calm and supportive. The event took place on Feb. 16. and included an hour filled with open-mic poetry followed by a performance of guest poet Jasmine Mans. During the first hour twelve students and one faculty member performed their own pieces of poetry. Topics ranged from institutionalized racism, the themes of diversity, and love in all of its forms. Liz Lane, sophomore, praised the nature of the event. “My favorite part was seeing my friends perform and have a chance to speak their mind about topics that don’t get the recognition they deserve,” said Lane. Some poets even requested audience participation and asked the audience to repeat words or answer questions during performances. Poetry Night...

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“As They Dance Real Slow in Jackson” tells a story of bullying, death and isolation

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Arts/Entertainment, Feature Slider | 0 comments

As her wheelchair crashed to the stage floor and she drug her body down the steps, the audience of “And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson” watched in horror as Elizabeth Willow made her escape. The heart-wrenching story of Elizabeth and her family is one of bullying, death and isolation. The show represented an approach to disability that Maryville College’s theatre has not yet portrayed. The show’s premiere had audiences disturbed and touched by Elizzbeth’s story. “And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson” by Jim Leonard Jr. and directed by Tony Cedeño was presented by the Maryville College Theatre Department the weekend of Nov. 3. Keeping with tradition, the department usually chooses a darker, more thought provoking straight play in the fall. The show explored Elizabeth’s inability to walk due to polio and the impacts of her disability on...

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