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Design students create posters for Earth Week

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

Students enrolled the Design I course, taught by MC Associate Professor of Art Adrienne Schwarte, designed and printed posters that advertised events happening on campus during Earth Week. Each student chose which event their posters focused on. Some students highlighted the ice cream social while others focused on all of the events. The posters were on display in the second-floor gallery of the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Art and Recital Hall from April 25-28. Students used Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign programs to complete their posters and draw attention to the importance of Earth Week. “Earth Week at MC is a series of events designed to generate awareness about environmental problems and encourage the community to learn about and be a part of the solutions, celebrate our planet and engage in physical health and wellness outdoors,” said Schwarte,...

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Maryville College announces 2017 commencement speakers

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Maryville College has announced both its Commencement and Baccalaureate speakers for its May 21 graduation ceremony for the class of 2017. Dr. Frances Henderson, associate professor of political science at Maryville College, will be this year’s baccalaureate speaker. This year’s commencement speaker will be Jack Spencer, an internationally recognized public health professional. Spencer, a graduate of the class of 1965, is known for his expertise in disease prevention. According to a news release from the college, Spencer’s address is titled “You Are Now Entering the Mission Field,” and the Scripture reading will be from Philippians 2:1-7, Mark 9:35 and John 20:21. Spencer will also be receiving an honorary doctor of public health degree from the college during the commencement ceremony to celebrate his work in the health field. Also according to a news release from the college, Spencer has...

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Hughes selected for THEC service award

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Maryville College senior Alyssa Hughes ‘17 is among five college students in Tennessee to be named recipient of the 2017 Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award sponsored by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC). Created in 1991, the award was named in 1997 for Harold Love, Sr., the late state representative from Nashville who was instrumental in passing legislation for community service recognition programs for higher education and was known for his compassion and good humor. The award recognizes outstanding community service at the campus level and carries a $1,000 cash prize. “The individuals selected to receive recognition represent the many dimensions of community service – volunteer work, public service, charitable service and leadership roles in community organizations,” according to THEC’s website. “They serve as ambassadors for community service among the many diverse higher educational communities in Tennessee.” Hughes,...

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Katherine Paterson visits Maryville College

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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’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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