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Mary Kay Sullivan becomes first female Chair of MC Board of Directors

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This fall, Dr. Mary Kay Sullivan became the nineteenth chair of the Maryville College Board of Directors and the first woman to ever hold the position. Sullivan’s interest in the college began at an early age and developed into over twenty-five years of service in various roles, ultimately leading to this recent honor. While electing the first female Board Chair is a milestone for MC, it did not occur to Sullivan that she would be making history until someone mentioned it to her after the election. Although she cannot explain why no other women were elected previously, she does not see this as an unusual or unpredictable occurrence at MC. “I think at Maryville College there have never really been barriers to achievement for people because of gender or race or whatever category we might think of,” said Sullivan....

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Students lacking transportation struggle at MC

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Transportation is key, or so they say.  In college, it is all about where something is happening, but it can be hard to get to where you need if you have no means of transportation. At Maryville College, there is a population of students that does not have cars.  As adults, there are times where we need to get places that aren’t always within walking Junior Bryce Redaja explained what it can be like for those who do not have a car.  Redaja is from Phoenix, AZ and lives on campus at Maryville College.  According to Redaja, it would be too far and too expensive for him to drive it to campus, so he does without. Redaja is active on campus through different organizations and the baseball team. Though he has many good friends, Redaja said that it can...

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MC Students Participate in TISL

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On Nov. 17  Maryville College students represented Maryville College at the 47th annual Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature – most commonly referred to as TISL. TISL is a forum for top level campus leaders to exchange ideas, express their opinions and learn how government works. The MC students that participated are: Hannah Kirby, Virginia Johnson, Molly Ridgeway, Joshua Anderson, Mariah Franklin, Kory Martinez, Nicholas Peterson, Riley McMillan, Beau Branton, Corrinne McClure, Jacob Williams, Ciara Humphrey, Mariah Franklin, Claire Snyder, Coral Thayer, Sarah Gregory, Zach Cardwell and Georgia Miller. All TISL participants traveled to Tennessee’s state capitol and participated in mock legislature and judiciary processes. Participants joined the program under several different positions such as a senator, representative, lobbyist, lawyer or media personnel. The conference provided undergraduate students experience in passing legislature, pushing bills or defending someone in court. The Judicial...

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Holiday Decor Supported by Al Gore

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With the blissful memories created during the holidays comes a broad set of potential environmental issues. During the holidays, Americans tend to generate an increase in waste production. Studies have concluded an estimated 25 percent increase in household waste from Thanksgiving to New Years. There are possible ways to stay eco-friendly and still have fun through the Holidays. First, let’s address holiday lights. Always use LED lights instead of incandescent. For those who aren’t aware, LED lights consume as much as 90 percent less electricity than incandescent lights. After all, less energy consumption leads to a direct reduction in CO2 emissions. LED bulbs last longer than incandescent bulbs. EnvironmentalLights.com offers a great variety of lights, plus all of their bulbs are LED; furthermore, the company complies with the Reduction of Hazardous Substances. Specifically, no lead is used in the...

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Wildfires cause tragedy in East Tennessee

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Over the course of the past few weeks, Tennessee and surrounding states have been affected by numerous wildfires, threatening the lives and homes of citizens in the area. On Nov. 29, the wildfires became heightened as hurricane force winds began to carry flames further down from a fire that had started on the Chimney Tops trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. What was already a difficult situation quickly escalated and became a nightmare as the town of Gatlinburg and the area of Sevierville became threatened by the flames. That night, the Gatlinburg Fire Department called a mandatory evacuation of all Gatlinburg residents. Fires quickly began to rage within resided communities in the mountains and made its way down into the tourist downtown area. This put many homes and businesses at risk. Firefighters worked hard to try to...

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Wildfire in Walland

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

As the state of Tennessee and surrounding areas continue to suffer from drought conditions, wildfires have continued to spread throughout the Great Smoky Mountain areas. Fires are now beginning to spread into areas surrounding Maryville College, including one that broke out this afternoon in Walland, Tenn. According to Local 8 News, students of Walland Elementary School were sent home as of 1:30 p.m. due to a forest fire that broke out just behind the school. Faculty and staff are staying in the school until all students are either taken home on their regular buses or are picked up by their guardians. Local 8 News also reported that the fire began around 12:49 near West Millers Cove Road. The fire is currently burning in the direction up the mountain and away from the school. Currently, one home is reported to...

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