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A picture worth 200 years

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

In just over a year, Maryville College will celebrate its 200 year history of ambitious social progress, bold educational advancements and ardent spiritual beginnings. This bicentennial milestone merits recognition, fanfare and even an iconic symbol representative of Maryville’s great legacy. The bicentennial logo, created by the Visual Voice design firm, attempts to combine important aspects of Maryville College in an austere, clever image. Even the tag line which is “Noble, Grand and True” is taken from the 119-year-old Alma Mater. “It’s impossible to summarize 200 years of history and impact in a logo and tagline, but I think we came pretty darn close,” said Karen Eldridge, the Maryville college alumna who spearheaded the creative project. The logo itself is inspired by the preexisting “corporate” logo which includes a minimalistic image of Anderson Hall but incorporates the dates of Maryville’s...

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Meet the editors: Allison Franklin

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I feel it is a rarity that a reporter gets to enjoy his time with the person he is interviewing for an article. Such was the case with my interview with Allison Franklin, a senior here at Maryville College, and Editor-in-Chief of the Highland Echo newspaper. Allison hails from the quiet town of Rogersville, TN, which is where she spent all her childhood. “It is a beautiful place,” said Allison of her home town. “When I was growing up, I really liked it. I never thought I’d want to live anywhere else. It wasn’t until I came to college that I really realized how small it was, but that is part of the charm. I just love the historical aspect of the town.” Allison is pursuing her degree in History with a minor in Writing Communications here at Maryville...

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“MC Works” helps students to plan for the future

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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

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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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International education week at Maryville College

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International Education Week (IEW) is going to give the Maryville College community the chance to learn about the cultures of its international students  in a variety of exciting ways. While this article will give you an idea of what to expect, a complete schedule of events can be found in MC Today or on one of the many flyers around campus. Before jumping into the particular events of IEW, readers may be wondering what exactly this week is all about. IEW is an annual, nationwide celebration of the benefits of international education, intercultural understanding, and cultural exchange worldwide. IEW was started in 2000 as a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. One of the best ways to celebrate culture, of course, is through food. This is one of the elements that has always...

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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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