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Katherine Paterson visits Maryville College

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

Well-known author Katherine Paterson recently graced the campus with her presence from April 22-25. During her time on campus, the Maryville College Center for Campus Ministry put on a celebration of her work over the years. Paterson also held a discussion in Lambert Theatre on campus where she signed books and talked about her latest works. Additionally, on April 24, Paterson spoke with the Interpreting Literature class taught by MC Professor of English Dr. Sam Overstreet, where I had the opportunity to interview her myself. “I write and let the reader determine the meaning,” said Paterson when talking about the main ideas of her stories. “I just write the story the way it is.” The great author was not interested in what she brought to the table, but what you can convey in the text as the reader. “I...

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MC Equestrian Team seeks greatness

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

The Maryville College Equestrian Team consists of talented horses and women who have the ability and skill it takes to ride them. Over a decade ago, the team made nationals, and this year it was their goal to make it again. The team had the chance to send two of their captains to a major show that is similar to the nationals, and they were looking to bring home trophies. Other colleges participated in the competition such as the University of Kentucky, Belmont University, Vanderbilt and many more from around the region. The difficulty level of this show was extreme and the two captains were looking to bring the fire. Tiffany Bryant and Taylor Mundelein were the two riders from MC who competed. Bryant competed in the Alumni Equitation over Fences and placed fifth out of many contestants. Mundelein...

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Male student reflects on Women’s History Month

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

Women’s History Month dates back to the early 1900s when there was just a Women’s History Week. The week was set aside to highlight the achievement of women across the world. The school district of Sonoma, California participated in Women’s history week that centered around International Women’s Day on March 8th. Many say that the day started by acknowledging the struggles of Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, and many more. The week developed into a month after it was petitioned in 1987. The National Women’s History Project played an important role in making that happen. It took many years for Congress and the President to declare March Women’s History Month. The month in the eyes of the average male may not be important, but for the ones who understand history will acknowledge the month’s importance. For years...

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MC’s Nonprofit Leadership Alliance will host Nonprofit Fair on March 9

Posted by on Mar 4, 2017 in News | 0 comments

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance will be hosting its second nonprofit fair this year on March 9 in the Alumni Gym from 12-4 p.m. The fair will open its doors to the public from  2-4 p.m. The goal for the fair is to get people connected with nonprofits from Blount County and Knoxville. About 50 various nonprofits are scheduled to attend the fair such as The Boys and Girls Club, Emerald Youth Foundation, YOKE and many others. “The students in the MC Nonprofit Leadership Alliance program host the fair for three reasons: to connect MC students and community members with opportunities to serve, intern, and work at area nonprofit organizations by organizing, promoting and hosting the event,” said Amy Gilliand. “MC NLA students gain competencies required for becoming Certified Nonprofit Professionals. The event is a fundraiser to help with the...

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W.E.B. Du Bois and his influence on education

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

W.E.B Du Bois is known as one of the most influential black sociologists and spokesmen for black rights in history. Throughout his life, Du Bois tried to find the answer to discrimination and fought for equality for blacks in the school system. In the early 1900s, Du Bois became the voice of the black community. In his lifetime, He wrote over a dozen books and essays on the sociology of blacks. Du Bois was born in Massachusetts in 1868. In 1888, he graduated from Fisk University in Nashville, TN. He took his education further and made history being the first black to ever receive a Ph.D. at Harvard University. In his early career, he taught at Atlanta University. He disagreed with the theory that black students learn better through black teachers. Du Bois went against any type of segregation...

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