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MC seniors reflect on internships through MC Works

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Features | 0 comments

Maryville College began its innovative job preparation program four years ago, and this year the graduating senior class will be the first to have completed all four years of the course designed to help prepare them to meet the demands of today’s job market after graduation. The four-year long curriculum, involving seminars, job fairs, interviews, portfolios and resumes, also requires each student to participate in a Significant Practical Experience (SPE). These SPE’s are oriented with the student’s major and field of interest, ensuring that each individual gains meaningful hands-on experience in a real-world environment. Byjan Kajaei is a senior majoring in English as a Second Language (ESL) education with a minor in Japanese. She spent six weeks over the summer teaching ESL in Japan. During this time, she was able to substantially improve her Japanese language skills while gaining...

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Lions, Tigers and Beards…Oh My!

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Perspectives | 0 comments

It’s that time of year again:  colder temperatures, holiday decorations, winter fashion and more facial hair! While walking around campus, you might have noticed a surplus of usually shaved men slowly growing their best man beards. You might want to stop one of them and ask them what has caused this lapse in grooming habits, and you might learn a thing or two about cancer awareness during your conversation. “No Shave November,” and its more recent cousin “Mo-vember”, were both started with the idea of promoting cancer awareness through conversation. Namely, conversations started about the recent shaving, or lack thereof, of men around the world. According to an article by “Today,” “No-Shave November” got its start after a beloved father in Chicago lost his battle with colon cancer in 2007. His family, including his eight children, wanted to find...

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“MC Works” helps students to plan for the future

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Features | 0 comments

Four years ago, Maryville College began a program to help current and graduating students prepare for the job market after graduation. Named Maryville College Works (MC Works,) the idea was to help students reach their career goals by placing emphasis on professional preparation and incorporating career-related advising and experiences into the liberal arts curriculum. This year’s Senior class is the inaugural graduating class for the MC Works program. They are the first to have completed the program from start to finish and will stand testament on how MC Works has functioned to help Maryville students prepare for the next step. This innovative banner program, the first of its kind, will continue to serve its students in the future. It helps students incorporate what they are learning in the classroom with the use of critical thinking skills, to ask open-ended...

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Blount County Archives celebrate ‘Archives Month’ with special showcase events

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Feature Slider, Features | 0 comments

Less than 10 minutes from the Maryville College campus exists a treasure trove of history for our entire community to enjoy. The Blount County Archives, run by Records Manager and County Archivist Jackie Glenn, was created to help serve the general public and offices of the Courthouse and Justice Center by receiving and processing both permanent and temporary records created by the Blount County Government from 1795 to present. The Archives provide information on court records, demography, genealogy and the history of Blount County and Tennessee, as well as providing access to all records not deemed confidential by law. The records are open to those in the government, legal professions, historians and the general public. To help spread the importance of the many materials found in the archives, the department holds events during the year to showcase different elements...

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MC history professor speaks at Blount County Democrats Roosevelt Dinner

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

On Saturday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Alcoa High School, the Blount County Democratic Party held its Roosevelt Dinner. This dinner is held in honor of our nation’s 32nd president for his ideals and contributions to our nation and our state. The dinner serves as a reminder to the party, which suffered a dramatic defeat in last year’s presidential election, that the principles and values the party was built on are still relevant today. Franklin D. Roosevelt served an important role, not only as a leader for our country during the difficult era of World War II, but also as a beacon of hope and change for America during the Great Depression with the implementation of his New Deal domestic agenda, development of the New Deal Coalition leading to the Fifth Party System, and leading the way in...

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