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Peace and World Concerns: new perspectives of the world

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in News | 0 comments

During the week of April 23 through April 27, Peace and World Concerns will be hosting a raffle in the lobby of Pearson’s Hall to raise money for water purification systems in the Dominican Republic. For every dollar donated, a ticket is given for the raffle. The top prize is an ENO hammock, but other prizes will be available as well. Although a fun event, the main goal of the raffle is to donate money to Project Las Americas. This project partners with the Safe Water Alliance to provide household water filtration systems to families in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. For every $60  donated, a water filtration system is given to a family in need. Peace and World Concerns hosts many events year round. On March 14, they led the campus-wide walk-out. Although some schools decided to make...

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Guest lecturer discusses slavery and the bible

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Feature Slider, Features | 0 comments

Society often asks questions such as, “How does situation X relate to the Bible?”  On Oct. 9 in the Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall, Dr. Emerson Powery, a professor of biblical studies at Messiah College, tackled the topic of slavery and how it relates to the Bible. The presentation closely aligns with Powery’s co-authored publication, “The Genesis of Liberation: Biblical Interpretation in the Antebellum Narratives of the Enslaved.” He uses resources from people such as Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs. This gives the reader a perspective of the slaves instead of only the slaveholders. In his presentation entitled “Reading the Bible in an Age of Protest,” Powery continuously inserted quotes from people who were formerly enslaved to represent his or her point of view. He explained to the audience that, although the Bible mentions slavery, a multitude of...

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Maryville College hosts eighth annual Chalk The Walk

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment, Feature Slider, Photos | 0 comments

  Maryville College held two autumn events on Oct. 1:  Maker’s Market set up an open-air market and YEStudio led their eighth annual “Chalk the Walk.”  Both events consisted of local artists displaying their creativity to the public. As I approached Anderson Hall, I noticed rows of tents set up for the fall Maker’s Market.  Vendors displayed everything from handmade plaques and honey to fall wreaths.  There’s nothing like the smell of pumpkin spice and honey on the first day of October.  Local artists encouraged people to come into their booths.  It allowed them to speak about the meaning behind their artwork.  Maker’s Market provided local artists with a day to present and potentially sell their work to the public.   Across the street at the Clayton Center, artists worked to complete chalk masterpieces.  Each contestant received a 3×3...

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Hola Festival 2017 Photos

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Photos | 0 comments

All photos provided by Destiny Ditmore.

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