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MC’s history defines the college and resides in the archives

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

An ancient practice spanning across cultures, the act of archiving goes back to the third and second millennia B.C. in the form of clay tablets found in sites like Ebla, Mari, Amarna, Hattusas, Ugarit and Pylos. This archival process was crucial to the understanding of ancient alphabets, languages, literature and politics. Archives were first developed by the ancient Chinese, Greeks and Romans. The ancient Romans referred to their official records office as the Tabularium (which also housed city officials’ offices). Many documents were lost, however, as they were written on materials like papyrus, a thick precursor to modern paper made from the pith of the papyrus plant. This material was prone to fast deterioration, much unlike its counterpart: the stone tablet. The surviving archives of cities from the Middle Ages and from kingdoms and churches are the basic crux...

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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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Current MC students appreciate the donors behind their scholarships

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

As this school year comes to a close, most seniors are already looking forward. Future jobs, graduate school and freedom from homework are all possibilities to which Maryville College seniors can look forward, but one possibility some students overlook is giving back. It’s hard to imagine giving back to a school from which one just graduated, but that’s what senior Rebecca Glenn is already doing. Glenn, a business management major and member of the equestrian team, has started one of the more unique forms of giving; she’s opened a life insurance policy with Maryville College as the beneficiary. “Basically how it works is I make payments to the plan, and then eventually Maryville will receive the money,” Glenn said. “It’s a different way of giving.” Glenn’s method of planned giving isn’t a new idea, though. Many people set up...

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MC Soccer Team travels to Europe for trip of a lifetime

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

This past Spring Break, the men’s and women’s soccer teams adventured to Europe to experience the cultures of Germany and Italy and play some quality soccer against international competition. This trip, which is organized every three years by the soccer coaches in conjunction with a group named XL Travels, chooses exciting places for the visitors to see and great opportunities for the athletes to have some cross-cultural competition. This year’s trip featured Munich and Augsburg, located in Germany; Venice, Florence, Montecatini, Lucca and Milan, which are all located in Italy; and the microstate of San Marino. The adventure started on March 17, and, after an eight-hour flight through the night and a five-hour time change, the traveling crew arrived in Munich for their first day of activities. From that point onward for the next week, the traveling and adventure...

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MC graduates share experiences with 2017 student teachers

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

On Wednesday, May 29, eight teachers gathered in Maryville College’s Anderson Hall to discuss teaching with this year’s student teachers.  Students left feeling as if some questions had been answered, but were also left with plenty to think about. The eight visiting teachers were each graduates from Maryville College who graduated in the past few years and came back to offer some insight to the upcoming teachers. Though each of them has had different experiences and taught different grades and subjects, they all offered something special to their students and to those in attendance. As the night began, each of the visiting teachers offered their words of wisdom to those who would take it. “Be that positive person that kids need,” graduate Julianna Bowman said. Bowman explained something so important about teaching that may educators forget—the kids. It is...

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MC students raise money for St. Jude’s

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

Up ‘til Dawn is a fundraising campaign designed to provide college students across America with a fun way to raise funds for children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Junior Haleigh Smith is leading the charge to reinvigorate the school’s chapter of Up ‘til Dawn. Smith, the Executive Director of Up ‘til Dawn on MC’s campus, led a team of 25 MC students to raise over $3,000 through the campaign this year. The funds raised through our student’s efforts will benefit children and their families at St. Jude who are battling cancer and other life threatening illnesses. “These funds will help to ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live,” said Anna Hensgens, a Senior Regional Development Representative...

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