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Maryville College Works: A Senior Guide To Avoiding Alligators

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Features | 0 comments

Congratulations to the class of 2018, the first-ever class to graduate under Maryville College Works! By now, you should have all of those pesky checks completed. The checklist is a helpful way to track your graduation requirements in Maryville College Works, and may even be an irritating reminder of what’s left to do while you’re juggling the 12,000 other things that are required of you during your senior year. Of course, the checklist is not an end in itself. The real importance of Maryville College Works lies in the way that it connects your college years to your time after college. Our one-liner about Maryville College Works is that it is a program that “…integrates career preparation for today’s job market with a time-tested, small-college liberal arts education.” This integration is the bridge that’s on our logo: it helps...

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The Liberating Arts: You are a weirdo

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Perspectives | 0 comments

You are a weirdo. You talk, read, write, dress, sing, dance, socialize, move, pray, eat, drink, sleep differently than almost everyone who has ever lived on earth. You look, sound and smell funny too. The good news is that you’re not alone. In fact, being a weirdo is part of what it means to be a person in the twenty-first century. The bad news is that most people don’t know they’re weirdos. That’s where studying world history gives you a real advantage over all the other weirdos. First of all, when you study world history—or world politics, culture, economics, art, music, religion, human ecology, etc.—you figure out very quickly that your home is very different from most everyone else’s homes. We live in a world with 7.3 billion people in it, and the U.S. population is a mere 324...

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