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Beau Branton named president of SGA

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

Maryville College has elected a new body for the Student Government Association next year, with Beau Branton as Student Body President. Branton was happy to sit down for an interview where we discussed the direction he wants to take the Student Government Association next year. “It feels good, I’m excited to get to work next year, Jacob and I are excited to represent the student body and are enthusiastic about the year to come.” said Branton. Anyone else in his position would be excited as well to improve campus life and leave a mark on Maryville College. Beau continued and discussed his thoughts on the new governing body. “We’re all very experienced as of right now, until we vote in freshmen next year, but everyone who has been reelected has served in the body before and will hopefully allow...

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Vienna Coffeehouse to host “College Coffee Night” to help students through finals week

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

Maryville’s own beloved Vienna Coffeehouse will be hosting a special night for its city’s college students. Understanding that the coffeehouse is often a sacred place for student study time because of its caffeine and quietness, on Sunday, May 14, Vienna will be dedicating the entire night to college students. Vienna be open until midnight, which usually closes at 2 p.m. on Sundays. In addition to the added hours, there will be a variety of featured activities. If you bring your own mug, there will be $2 bottomless coffee, and if you show your student ID you receive $1 off any drink. Vienna will also be having raffle prizes, featuring free coffee, gift cards and the grand prize of a Hario V60 Pour Over Set. Complimentary popcorn will be available as well. To give those attending a needed study break,...

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Aptly named restaurant lets the choice truly be yours, Which Wich?

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in News | 0 comments

If you love a creative, customized sandwich, then seek no further. Alcoa just welcomed a new sandwich shop to the area just in time for summer. Which Wich Superior Sandwich’s is a more user friendly, innovative way of ordering a customized sandwich. Jeff Hensley, franchise owner and operator of the Knoxville locations just recently opened the Alcoa store and will also be opening one in Fountain City this year. Which Wich has a unique concept which I have never seen. Customers fill out what they want on brown paper bags making the ordering process easier. A classic sandwich can be ordered such as The Reuben, BLT, Gyro and the French Dip. Customers are able to create their own by choosing from a number of meats, cheeses vegetables, sauces and spices. The large menu ensures that everyone can get what...

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Maryville College to receive largest gift in history

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Maryville College will soon receive its largest gift in history. Dan (Class of 1940) and Elaine McGill have worked closely with the College to document their estate gift, and thanks to their spectacular generosity, the College will receive $15 million. This donation will go on record as the largest gift in Maryville College’s 198-year history. Per their instruction, the gift will be allocated as follows: $1 million will be directed to Anderson Hall – and in their honor, the first floor will now be known as the McGill Family Floor. The remaining $14 million will be designated for endowed scholarships. The scholarship will carry Dan’s name, in addition to that of their daughter Melanie. The first Dan Mays McGill and Melanie Mays McGill Memorial Scholarships will be awarded during the College’s Bicentennial Year in 2019. Dan and Elaine originally...

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Sign language bill becomes law

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in News | 0 comments

After six months of writing, discussion and presentation, the Tennessee State Legislature has passed a bill that will allow Tennessee students to take American Sign Language as a means to achieve their foreign language requirements. The bill was created by Maryville College students Molly Ridgeway and Josh Anderson in November of 2017 as part of the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature’s General Assembly (TISL). What started off as a mock legislature exercise has now officially become Tennessee State Law. Ridgeway and Anderson both worked hard to craft the bill and were able to take it to the real Tennessee State Legislature with the help of Sen. Becky Duncan Massey (R-Knoxville) and Rep. Roger Kane (R-Knoxville) who proposed the bill to the Tennessee General Assembly. Anderson expressed both his excitement and appreciation in a Facebook post on April 24, updating the...

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Six MC Students Receive Ledford Scholarships

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

Six Maryville College students have been granted a total of more than $36,455 through the Appalachian College Association’s (ACA) Ledford Scholarship to fund summer research projects. Named for Colonel Lee B. Ledford, the scholarship program offers financial assistance for students who are enrolled at ACA member institutions and conducting summer research in the fields of laboratory and field work, interviews, analyzing special collections and participant observation. Five of the six recipients will utilize the money to fund research associated with their Senior Study project. “Undergraduate research has been a distinctive feature of the Maryville College curriculum since 1947, when a two-semester, faculty-supervised independent study was made a graduation requirement of all students,” said Dr. Barbara Wells, vice president and dean of the College. “And this year’s number of successful Ledford Scholarship applicants speaks to the high value we place on this type of scholarly...

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