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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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Bridge to Terabithia author to visit MC

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

Renowned author of children’s and young adult books, Katherine Paterson will be coming to the area in April for “Terabithia and Beyond: Celebrating the Life and Work of Katherine Paterson.” Paterson has written numerous decorated and widely read books, including two Newbery Medal winning tales, “Bridge to Terabithia” in 1978, and “Jacob Have I Loved” in 1981. Paterson has received the National Book Award twice: in 1977 for ‘The Master Puppeteer,” and in 1979 for “The Great Gilly Hopkins.” Paterson also received the Hans Christian Andersen award in 1998, was named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress in 2000, and received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2006. Instrumental in bringing Paterson to the area was the Rev. Dr. Anne McKee, campus minister at Maryville College and a longtime fan of Paterson’s work. McKee said one of...

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Alumnus Brian Reid ’16 paints MC-themed mural for campus building

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Feature Slider, Features | 0 comments

Surrounded by his family, friends and former academic advisor Dr. Carl Gombert, Brian Reid ’16 unveiled the Maryville College mural that he painted as part of his Senior Study. The work, which had been painted on a large portable canvas, was installed on March 6 onto the wall next to Fayerweather Hall’s first-floor Admissions Office. The mural took more than a year to complete and features notable scenes from around the campus and several recognizable MC students. “It feels like I’m getting somewhere as an artist,” Reid said with a smile as he stood back to admire his recently installed work. “For my Senior Study, I was originally planning to do an LGBTQ campaign through painting,” said Reid, who is from Acworth, Ga. “[MC Professor of Art] Dr. Gombert just approached me one day and asked me about taking...

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