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Seeking Nominations for the Spirit of the Covenant Award

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Features | 0 comments

In 2002, The Keepers of the Covenant decided to develop awards called Spirit of the Covenant Awards, which serve to recognize individual members of the Maryville College community who embody the spirit of the principles of the MC Covenant. These individuals serve as models to us all in the manner in which they live their lives.   The Keepers of the Covenant present these awards with the hope that the recipients will inspire more of us to be respectful of others, to live lives of integrity and to focus our energies to pursue learning through scholarship.   At the Leadership Awards Ceremony, around three to five recipients are chosen who embody the spirit and principles of the three pillars of the Covenant: Scholarship, Respect and Integrity. The recipients can be MC students, faculty or staff. The recipients of last...

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What drives Ms. Daisy

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Features | 0 comments

It’s late, and the day was near dreadful. Disappointed, you return to your dorm room aching for sleep, but your roommate has other plans. Apparently, 2:00 a.m. is the perfect time for a soda-induced gaming marathon complete with gunfire, questionable language and screams of virtual death. After three hours of slumber mixed with carbonated belching and frustrated mumbling, you stumble into Thursday’s first class 30 minutes late. The past 12 hours have been a college nightmare, but as you enter the dining hall, a kind smile greets you along with a softly spoken “hello and welcome.” This small interaction doesn’t erase the problems in a day, but it illustrates an important truth that makes the daily struggles bearable: someone cares. In fact, someone has been caring for over a decade, humbly serving Maryville College students and faculty with kindness,...

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That’s what she said: campus program on sexual harassment in the workplace

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Feature Slider, Features | 0 comments

“That’s what she said” is a phrase people often associate with the inappropriate sex talk of a middle schooler or immature friend. Yet, it sparks the question: what really is sexual harassment, and how do we identify, act on and eliminate it from our lives and workplaces? In light of the recent #MeToo movement and the themes of the recent school production of “9 to 5: The Musical,” the college had a sexual harassment seminar on Feb. 26 that was geared towards senior women preparing to enter the professional workplace setting. Aimed towards identifying and acting on sexual harassment, the attendees and professors involved came together to share thoughts, opinions and stances on sexual harassment and how to stop it. The theatre department’s spring musical, “9 to 5: The Musical,” was about three women in the late ‘70s stuck...

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Perspectives On Integrity

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Features | 0 comments

The Keepers of the Covenant are a coalition of faculty, staff and students who aim to uphold the three tenants of the Maryville College Covenant: Scholarship, Respect and Integrity. Twenty eight years ago, the students of Maryville College adopted these ideals in order to strengthen and affirm the College community. The goal of the Keepers is to keep these ideals at the forefront of our lives. When students sign the Covenant during their freshman year, they are making a lifelong pledge to pursue knowledge, treat everyone with dignity and be trustworthy in all relationships. In our article series on these ideals, the third and final tenant of the covenant is integrity. Our covenant states that “we commit ourselves to truth, honesty, dependability, and responsibility in all our actions and relationships.” Our campus community holds itself accountable for each other’s...

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Trevathan takes to the water once again

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Feature Slider, Features | 1 comment

Kim Trevathan, an Associate Professor of Writing Communications and faculty advisor of the Highland Echo, is heading off this month to have another adventure on the Tennessee River. Though this is not Trevathan’s first trip paddling the length of the great Tennessee River, this time does bring new challenges, as Trevathan will be paddling upstream and against the current the entire time. “It has been 20 years since I first paddled the length of the Tennessee River,” Trevathan said. “This trip will be an interesting exploration of how the river has changed and how I have changed.” These trips aren’t just an enjoyable pastime for Trevathan, they also provide content for his writing. As an experienced nature writer, Trevathan has authored three books that all revolve around his time on the water. A lot of that writing has documented...

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Spring break plans for Maryville students

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Features | 0 comments

It is crazy to think spring break 2k18 is just around the corner. For some, spring break is a time of reflection and rest while visiting back home or exploring a new place. For others, spring break is a time to party hard on the beach and never look back. As each student gets ready for his or her own spring break experience, here are a couple of fun and unconventional spring break ideas if you need help in choosing what to do, where to go and how to have fun before we come back to finish this last semester strong. Going to the Beach: Many students have expressed interest in going to different seaside locations in Florida such as Daytona, Sandestin and Panama City Beach (PCB). Traveling to see family: I know students like to take this time to go visit family before...

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