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Sigma Tau Delta invites students of all majors to celebrate literature

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

Sigma Tau Delta is an International English Honors Society at Maryville College. Members of this society share the common goal of spreading literature on campus and teaching people about the beauty of English. The members of Sigma Tau Delta wanted to promote English and literature on campus. In addition, Sigma Tau Delta wanted students with majors unrelated to English to feel as if they too could participate and be a part of the English/literature culture on campus. In order to welcome students to join regularly in celebration of Literature, a monthly movie night was formed. The first Tuesday of every month, members of Sigma Tau Delta invite everyone to come join them in Anderson Hall to watch a literature-based movie Additionally, Sigma Tau Delta recognizes other events on campus including holidays. While deciding on movies to show, the organization...

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Eva Schloss, stepsister of Anne Frank, visits Knoxville to share her story

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On Feb. 21 seated in a Knoxville Civic Auditorium chair that was covered by scratchy fabric, I experienced vicariously a period in history by which I have long been fascinated. That evening, I was able to hear Eva Schloss, stepsister and childhood friend to Anne Frank, speak about her experience in hiding and as a prisoner of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. Schloss, 87, came from her home in London to visit Knoxville as part of an event sponsored by the Knoxville Jewish Community, Tennessee Holocaust Commission and East Tennessee Foundation. The evening began with spoken tributes to Schloss given by the mayors of Knoxville City and Knox County as well as the head of Stanford Eisenberg Knoxville Jewish Day School (KJDS), which were followed by a group of three young KJDS students who sang “Ani Ma’amin” a cappella, the...

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MC student designs new logo for Isaac’s Café

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Isaac’s Café now has a new logo to complement its new look. Last summer, the student café, located in Maryville College’s Bartlett Hall, received a fresh coat of paint and new décor to highlight the café’s retro feel, and administrators decided that a new, student-designed logo would complete the look. Junior design major Alicia Yarlett ’18 designed the new logo as part of Adrienne Schwarte’s Art 231: Typography course. “To direct Isaac’s update, we had a focus group with students and [former Dean of Students] Vandy Kemp. In one of those conversations, it was suggested that we update the Isaac’s logo,” said James Dulin, general manager of the College’s food service provider, Metz Culinary Management. “It was Vandy’s suggestion that we make it a student-led project.” Dulin and the College’s Office of Marketing & Communications contacted Schwarte, associate professor of design at MC,...

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TSLA and the Blount County Archives make efforts in documenting the first World War

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

It was Feb. 22, and the crowd was small, yet enthusiastic. Participants gathered at the Blount County Public Library to show World War 1 relics and family heirlooms to a set of experts and archivists. The items brought in were wide-ranging and impressive. Service medals, uniforms, framed company rosters, century-old books, bullets, photographs of servicemen, helmets, dog tags, love letters and even a pistol—although the gentleman who brought it claimed that he left his grenade at home—came through the line to be processed and archived. The event was conducted by the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) in conjunction with the Blount County Archives, as part of the TSLA’s “Over Here, Over There: Tennesseans in the First World War” project. The project is an attempt to chronicle and put on public display the memorabilia of World War I, as...

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Dr. Carter Woodson and the history of Black History Month

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

In 1915, the city of Chicago, Illinois hosted a national celebration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. The celebration, which focused on the advances of African Americans since the destruction of slavery, drew an estimated crowd of over 12,000 people and lasted for three weeks. Although largely overlooked today, the 1915 Chicago semicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation is noted as the singularity that set into motion a sequence of events that led to the creation of National African American History Month. It was this event that inspired a group of black academics and intellectuals to establish a program to further the standing of African Americans in American society. Within a month after the semicentennial celebration, the zealous group formed the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), and the next year they established...

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MC Dems move forward after 2017 election

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Feature Slider, Features | 0 comments

Led by an executive board of members consisting of President Will Winters, Vice President Nick Peterson, Program and Activities Director Kalyn Carpenter and Communications Director Hannah Young, the Maryville College Democrats (MC Dems) are moving forward with the initiative to make politics more accessible for a greater array of people and to give back to the community in a way representative of the Democratic party’s ideology. “There’s a misconception that you have to be a big political buff to join,” said Carpenter of the impression non-club members have of the organization. But no expert knowledge of politics is necessary to become a part of the organization. What the club is looking for are people who have opinions about the government that they would like to express, people who would like to take action and people who would like to...

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