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Maryville College in the running for Best Adventure College, seeking votes online

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Maryville College has been selected to take part in Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine’s annual contest to decide which school is the best Adventure College in the Southeast/Mid-Atlantic region. Maryville College was selected for its outdoor clubs, environmental courses, green initiatives, and numerous opportunities for adventure on campus. The contest is held between small and large schools including colleges and universities, in a 32-school bracket. Division 1 schools and participate on their own side of the bracket, with smaller colleges like our own participating on another side of the bracket. At the end of the contest, the two winning schools from their respective sides of the bracket square off in a “David-meets-Goliath championship to determine the region’s best outdoor school.” The contest is held via online voting, so awareness is key if Maryville College is to win the championship. In...

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President Trump insulted as UK Parliament debates a presidential visit

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in News | 0 comments

American politics has been somewhat of a touchy subject in the past couple of months. Recently, the UK Parliament had a debate about the controversial decision to invite President Donald Trump on a full state visit to the UK so early in his term. The UK parliament held the session after a petition was signed by nearly two million people, easily crossing their 100 thousand signature threshold to qualify for parliamentary debate. This petition called for canceling the state visit because it would be embarrassing for the queen. A rival petition, with 310 thousand signatures in support of the state visit, was also discussed. Labour MP Paul Flynn began the debate by commenting on the parliament’s great respect for the United States. “We all in this room hold in great respect the US presidency, their constitution, their history,” and...

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Two MC faculty members receive ACA grants

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Two Maryville College faculty members have received grants through the Appalachian College Association’s Faculty Fellowship program to pursue research in their respective fields. Kim Trevathan, associate professor of writing communication, received a fellowship to spend spring 2018 researching and executing a 652-mile kayak trip up the Tennessee River from Paducah, Ky., to Knoxville, Tenn. The journey will be the basis of his fourth book of nonfiction. Trevathan is quite familiar with this type of excursion, as his first book, “Paddling the Tennessee River: A Voyage on Easy Water” was the result of another trip down the Tennessee River. This time, however, Trevathan will spend three months traveling upstream, making for a more physically challenging trip. The anticipated journey will take place exactly 20 years after his first trip down the river in 1998. The project and resulting manuscript will focus on three main...

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MC Scots Basketball Team travels to Averett University for USA South Tournament

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in News | 0 comments

After receiving news that they had won the regular season championship, the Maryville College Scots Basketball team traveled to Averett University in hopes of winning the USA South Tournament. After a solid win over Piedmont College (14-12, 8-6) with a final score of 87-69, the Scots would eventually lose in the semifinals to Methodist University (17-11, 9-5). On Feb. 23, the Scots were set to take on the Piedmont Lions in the first round of the USA South Tournament. The Scots found themselves down 5 at the half due to the 60.0 percent shooting effort from the Lions. Sophomore Dante Hoppa was 3-3 from the floor, leading Maryville in scoring at the half with 8 points. Colt Nokes and Jay Bowyer were next in line with 6 points each. The second half of play sealed the deal for the...

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CCM still looking for students to volunteer in Gatlinburg this spring break

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

A group of Maryville College students will be traveling to Gatlinburg this spring break to help with ongoing restoration efforts after the fall fires. The group of volunteers will be led by Zane Dukes and is hosted by the Center for Campus Ministry. Dukes estimates the turn out to be relatively small for this community outreach event despite the college’s sizable number of current students from that region. “In the past we have always had a blast on trips like this one,” said Dukes, “We all pile into a van and crank up the tunes on our way to do good things.” According to Dukes past trips have included working with the homeless as well as participating in Habitat for Humanity builds. The volunteers will be assisting a local non-profit organization called Volunteer East Tennessee and will be tasked...

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MC’s Nonprofit Leadership Alliance will host Nonprofit Fair on March 9

Posted by on Mar 4, 2017 in News | 0 comments

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance will be hosting its second nonprofit fair this year on March 9 in the Alumni Gym from 12-4 p.m. The fair will open its doors to the public from  2-4 p.m. The goal for the fair is to get people connected with nonprofits from Blount County and Knoxville. About 50 various nonprofits are scheduled to attend the fair such as The Boys and Girls Club, Emerald Youth Foundation, YOKE and many others. “The students in the MC Nonprofit Leadership Alliance program host the fair for three reasons: to connect MC students and community members with opportunities to serve, intern, and work at area nonprofit organizations by organizing, promoting and hosting the event,” said Amy Gilliand. “MC NLA students gain competencies required for becoming Certified Nonprofit Professionals. The event is a fundraiser to help with the...

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