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Glassblowing is making a comeback

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

Glassblowing is an ancient art form that is making its comeback in the modern age. There are very few crafts that have been continually practiced for so long and the hot-glass resurgence is well underway. It’s alchemy and chemistry and sculpture all rolled into a fine art that produces beautiful creations. Luckily, this form of art hasn’t been lost to the ages, as it is still practiced at a few universities around the country. Glassblowers are artists who gather liquid molten glass at the end of a pipe and then manipulate the blob of glass with a slew of very primitive hand tools. When working with the molten glass, the artists must continually reheat their piece as the glass gets cold and stiffens up easily. Sometime artists will blow a bubble of air into the glass to obtain the...

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MC students raise money for St. Jude’s

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

Up ‘til Dawn is a fundraising campaign designed to provide college students across America with a fun way to raise funds for children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Junior Haleigh Smith is leading the charge to reinvigorate the school’s chapter of Up ‘til Dawn. Smith, the Executive Director of Up ‘til Dawn on MC’s campus, led a team of 25 MC students to raise over $3,000 through the campaign this year. The funds raised through our student’s efforts will benefit children and their families at St. Jude who are battling cancer and other life threatening illnesses. “These funds will help to ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live,” said Anna Hensgens, a Senior Regional Development Representative...

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CCM still looking for students to volunteer in Gatlinburg this spring break

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

A group of Maryville College students will be traveling to Gatlinburg this spring break to help with ongoing restoration efforts after the fall fires. The group of volunteers will be led by Zane Dukes and is hosted by the Center for Campus Ministry. Dukes estimates the turn out to be relatively small for this community outreach event despite the college’s sizable number of current students from that region. “In the past we have always had a blast on trips like this one,” said Dukes, “We all pile into a van and crank up the tunes on our way to do good things.” According to Dukes past trips have included working with the homeless as well as participating in Habitat for Humanity builds. The volunteers will be assisting a local non-profit organization called Volunteer East Tennessee and will be tasked...

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Dr. Melanie V. Tucker Named New Vice President and Dean of Students

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Maryville College will soon be welcoming to campus a new Vice President and Dean of Students, Dr. Melanie V. Tucker. MC President Tom Bogart sent out a memorandum on Feb. 6 officially announcing Tucker’s acceptance of the position. The search committee responsible for filling the open position was led by Dr. Drew Crain and was put together by Bogart. The committee consisted of faculty and staff members as well as students. “We cast out our net internationally,” said Crain. “We had about 78 applicants to sift through initially,” Crain explained. Through an intricate process of elimination, the committee eventually narrowed the applicant pool down to three candidates who then visited the campus. “They were here in the hot seat for two days and they were all three phenomenal candidates. The days were spent running around meeting with all possible...

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Students experience “Celtic Connections”

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

  Twelve students accompanied by Dr. Lori Schmied and Dr. Paul Threadgill are currently representing Maryville College in Europe. The course is designed to explore the Celtic connections between Appalachia and Wales and Northern Ireland. We left on January 4 from Knoxville and are due back on the January 20. The trip includes extended stays in London, Wales, Belfast and will be wrapping up in Dublin. The first few days in London were like a whirlwind. After what seemed like an eternity on the airplane, our group arrived intact in Heathrow, a section of London. “67 Gower St. is an address I may never forget,” said Grace Plemmons regarding the first hotel we visited in London. “The location and accommodations there were just perfect.” Fueled by excitement, we suppressed our exhaustion the first morning in London as the group...

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