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Maryville College announces 2017 commencement speakers

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Features | 0 comments

Maryville College has announced both its Commencement and Baccalaureate speakers for its May 21 graduation ceremony for the class of 2017. Dr. Frances Henderson, associate professor of political science at Maryville College, will be this year’s baccalaureate speaker. This year’s commencement speaker will be Jack Spencer, an internationally recognized public health professional. Spencer, a graduate of the class of 1965, is known for his expertise in disease prevention. According to a news release from the college, Spencer’s address is titled “You Are Now Entering the Mission Field,” and the Scripture reading will be from Philippians 2:1-7, Mark 9:35 and John 20:21. Spencer will also be receiving an honorary doctor of public health degree from the college during the commencement ceremony to celebrate his work in the health field. Also according to a news release from the college, Spencer has...

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Sign language bill becomes law

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

After six months of writing, discussion and presentation, the Tennessee State Legislature has passed a bill that will allow Tennessee students to take American Sign Language as a means to achieve their foreign language requirements. The bill was created by Maryville College students Molly Ridgeway and Josh Anderson in November of 2017 as part of the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature’s General Assembly (TISL). What started off as a mock legislature exercise has now officially become Tennessee State Law. Ridgeway and Anderson both worked hard to craft the bill and were able to take it to the real Tennessee State Legislature with the help of Sen. Becky Duncan Massey (R-Knoxville) and Rep. Roger Kane (R-Knoxville) who proposed the bill to the Tennessee General Assembly. Anderson expressed both his excitement and appreciation in a Facebook post on April 24, updating the...

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Intramural softball season brought to halt

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in News | 0 comments

The excitement of spring softball intramurals was brought to an abrupt halt in its first week after equipment was stolen and evidence of the consumption of alcohol was found at the games. The games began the week of April 17, but were hit with rain delays within the first day of play. Games were held on April 20, but to the dismay of players and participants of the intramurals club alike, two incidents happened in which led to the decision of canceling the games until further notice. On the following day, Director of Intramurals, Josh Anderson, sent a notice to all participating teams and players explaining what had happened and the decision to cancel the games. “Last night several pieces of softball equipment belonging to the Maryville college Intramural program were stolen. By the end of the night, 3...

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Senior studies presented at second annual undergraduate research symposium

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in News | 0 comments

About 25 seniors at Maryville College presented their findings from their senior thesis research during the second annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 21. Presentations included both poster presentations and oral presentations that were held in the Clayton Center of the Arts for anyone to come learn about the hard work of the senior presenters. A variety of topics were covered at the symposium form the Behavioral Sciences, Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Languages and Literature, Natural Sciences, Math and Computer Sciences, and Social Sciences. Senior Tessa Wilcox presented her senior study on “Examining the Effects of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on Attention in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder.” Wilcox is a Neuroscience-Psychology major and plans on going to graduate school after taking a year off from classes. “It was a special opportunity that allowed me to share my studies with...

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Scots Women’s Tennis Team ends conference play

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

The Scots Women’s Tennis team traveled to Georgia over April 8 through April 9 for three matches of conference play. The Lady Scots played back to back over the course of the weekend, facing off against two teams on Sunday, and dropped all three matches ending their conference play of the season. The weekend opened with a face-off against Agnes Scott College on Saturday. This was the first time MC played Agnes Scott since switching to the USA South Conference. The Lady Scots fell early in the match, losing all three doubles courts. Going on into the singles lineup, Agnes Scott took all of the courts except for the number four seed court, where senior Tessa Wilcox defeated (MC) defeated Anastasia Bennett (ASC) 1-6, 6-4, 10-5. Wilcox dropped the first set of the match, but came back strong in...

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