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MC hosts Kin Takahashi Weekend

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Feature Slider, Features, Photos | 0 comments

Over 40 people participated in the Kin Takahashi Weekend that took place on April 22, which also happened to be Earth Day. The Environmental Action Team and the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance hosted the event, which lasted from 9:30 a.m. until 1p.m. The annual KT Weekend has been celebrated since 2013, and its main purpose is to make a positive environmental impact on the campus, particularly the College Woods. The event is named after Kin Takahashi because of the legacy he left on campus. Amy Gilliland, the Director of Community Engagement at Maryville College commented that like Kin Takahashi, the students in the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and the Environmental Action Team want to help make our campus a better place. “Activities like those completed today help us manage our woods,” said Gilliland. “Since 2015, KT Weekend projects have focused on...

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MC Career Center hosts annual career fair

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

The Maryville College Career Center held its annual Spring Career and Internship Fair on March 30. The event lasted from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Alumni Gym where participants could talk to different organizations and companies about job and internship opportunities. More than 30 local companies and organizations, including universities that offer graduate programs, were present during the fair. “The more Maryville College students show up prepared, the more the word gets out to employers and graduate schools. This year, Vanderbilt Owen School of Management called the Career Center because they accepted a student into their graduate programs and wanted more like him,” said Christy McDonald, director of Career Center. “MC students make a positive impact – and that impact determines who comes to the Career Fair at Maryville.” Sarah Yeaple, who is an MC alumna and...

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GCO holds annual Holi Festival

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Feature Slider, Features | 0 comments

The Global Citizenship Organization (GCO) celebrated The Festival of Colors, also known as Holi, on March 16. The event took place on the Center for Campus Ministry (CCM) lawn, and everyone was welcomed to participate. It has been five years since GCO started celebrating Holi. The Festival is one of the favorite traditions of the Maryville College community and it is celebrated annually at the beginning of spring. Each year, GCO follows a specific order of celebration; first, all participants are hosed down with water, then they throw balloons, finally, they throw colored powders at each other. This year’s water fight was cancelled due to the weather. “Holi is a great celebration that brings the community together,” said GCO president Byjan Kajaei. “It also gives a great opportunity to meet other people and to have fun with friends.” Former...

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Tartanband to perform concert on March 7

Posted by on Mar 4, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

Maryville College’s newest student instrumental ensemble, Tartanband, will hold a concert titled “Unraveling” in the Clayton Center for the Arts on March 7 at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to anyone. A reception will take place in the lobby following the concert, and all attendees are invited. Dr. Eric Simpson, director of Tartanband and Maryville College Community Concert Band (MC3Band) at Maryville College, said that there are several reasons why the concert is titled “Unraveling.” “A tartan as a fabric has very discernible sections (like a small wind ensemble) that can be appreciated both on their own and as an aggregate,” Simpson said. “In this concert, listeners will be able to perceive both the individual strands of cloth (the instruments, unraveled) and the fabric as a whole (the sound of the entire ensemble playing together).” Simpson...

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Apollo Night at MC celebrates diversity on campus

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

The annual talent show, Apollo Night, was held in the Clayton Center for the Arts on Feb. 9. The event was hosted by the Black Student Alliance (BSA) as part of Black History Month. It has been 11 years since BSA first organized this event, which is intended to bring students together and celebrate the diversity of talents at Maryville College. An integral part of Black History Month, the show was inspired by “Showtime at the Apollo,” a music television show that had its start in September 1987. The event was open to the campus community and Aaron Solomon and Steven Harwell served as emcees. Friendly jokes between the two announcers kept the audience active and gave an encouragement to the participants. Eleven students participated in the event, and most of the performances consisted of songs and dances. By...

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