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Mary Kay Sullivan becomes first female Chair of MC Board of Directors

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

This fall, Dr. Mary Kay Sullivan became the nineteenth chair of the Maryville College Board of Directors and the first woman to ever hold the position. Sullivan’s interest in the college began at an early age and developed into over twenty-five years of service in various roles, ultimately leading to this recent honor. While electing the first female Board Chair is a milestone for MC, it did not occur to Sullivan that she would be making history until someone mentioned it to her after the election. Although she cannot explain why no other women were elected previously, she does not see this as an unusual or unpredictable occurrence at MC. “I think at Maryville College there have never really been barriers to achievement for people because of gender or race or whatever category we might think of,” said Sullivan....

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Being nonreligious at MC

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Perspectives | 0 comments

When I was accepted at Maryville College, its affiliation with the Presbyterian church was the furthest thing from my mind. I decided on this school because I had a very specific, intended major that was difficult to find at public universities: American Sign Language. I also wanted a school that would provide a challenging academic curriculum and a positive community atmosphere. During orientation and the first few weeks of class, peer mentors and staff members frequently asked us to share personal information with groups of fellow students to get to know everyone better. Time and again, religious identity would be brought up, and everyone would share their denominations such as “Catholic” or “Baptist.” It was assumed that everyone would fall under the umbrella of Christianity. I am agnostic. I am not ashamed of this, but I am uncomfortable proclaiming...

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Students dissatisfied after recent Isaac’s changes

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

Changes made to the menu in Isaac’s Café this year have many students disappointed. Their main concern is that while there are new items being offered, most of them do not count for meal exchange. This means that they must be paid for in cash or with flex dollars, rather than being charged to a student’s meal plan. “Nothing in there is worth more than we spend for meal plan,” said senior MC student Ryan Indelicato. “So I think it’s ridiculous that we can’t use meal swipes on things in there.” The main changes to the menu include the addition of the designer burger, wings and nachos, and the elimination of pizza. A standard burger was already included in meal exchange last year, but the more customizable, larger designer burger has taken its place. Pizza was formerly a meal...

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SPB luau brought students together

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in News | 0 comments

The Kammannawannameetcha Luau is traditionally a freshman orientation event, but this year it was a bit different. Originally scheduled for Aug. 27, it was postponed as a result of the microburst that swept the Maryville area that evening. Instead, it took place on Sept. 9 from 7 to 10 p.m., and all classes were invited to come together to ring in the new school year beneath the twinkle lights. Each year, the luau is put on by the Student Programming Board (SPB). It is a Hawaiian-themed event in which students are encouraged to wear leis and enjoy dancing with new people. This year it took place at the McArthur Pavilion, near the college woods. The event was complete with a DJ, a photo booth and free Rita’s Italian ice. “We decided collectively what to offer … based on several...

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The Capitol Theatre brings Hollywood to Maryville

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Feature Slider, Features, News | 0 comments

It is a truth universally acknowledged that college students in possession of little money must be in want of caffeine, ice cream and a good party. One business within walking distance of Maryville College offers all three. Its name is the Capitol Theatre. You know the one, with the glittering marquee and rolling red carpet. Chances are you’ve seen it as you were driving down Broadway. Maybe the bench out front that is painted to look like a hot fudge sundae has caught your eye. Either way, you won’t regret stopping by to experience the theatre up close. The coffee shop is perhaps the most appealing feature to students, selling espresso drinks and ice cream dishes named for famous movie lines. Customers are encouraged to use the photo booth, equipped with an expansive collection of props. They may take...

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