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2018 Blister in the Sun

Posted by on May 15, 2018 in News | 0 comments

                Maryville College’s annual Student Programming Board-hosted Blister in the Sun kicked off on May 5th and was a rollicking success for every extracurricular club on the Maryville College campus that participated. Blister in the Sun is aptly named after the 1983 alternative rock song, “Blister in the Sun” by the Violent Femmes. The song is reminiscent of a fun summer’s day and would remind listeners of the joys to be had during the season of summer. Similarly, what is arguably SPB’s most important event of the year reminds Maryville College students that summer is just around the corner, and to finish the semester out strong so that they can enjoy all the fun to be had over the summer. The main attraction to Blister in the Sun, beyond the free T-shirts,...

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Alumni Gym to receive sweeping renovation

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

Maryville College’s Alumni Gym will be receiving a much-needed renovation during the summer of 2018, with new fitness facilities and equipment finally making the building worthy of the term “Gymnasium.” The official announcement and reveal of the ground-plans and sketch for the new-and-improved Alumni Gym came on April 18 within the Alumni Gym itself. The plans for the new renovations outlined a new fitness space partitioned off by a glass wall and a redesign of the main floor of the gymnasium to facilitate various intramural sports. The area that will become partitioned off by glass will be located in what is currently the men’s baseball team locker room, with plans for a new locker room for the team also provided. The design for the renovation was provided by BarberMcMurry Architects, with Joseph Construction as the contractor, and Lawler-Wood functioning...

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Memorial Tree Dedication: Tree to give back to Maryville College for decades to come

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

    In memory of former student, Adam Russell Peppers, the Maryville College community dedicated a memorial tree ceremony at the Crawford House on Monday, April 30 at 3 p.m. Peppers, an Army Veteran, attended Maryville College from 2014 to 2016. He lost his battle against cancer on January 25, 2018.            While at Maryville College he was a finance and accounting major with an outdoor studies minor and served one year as president of the Student Veterans Association (SVA). Peppers took leave from his studies at Maryville College after his medical diagnosis that required him to return to his home in Georgia for treatment. It was his wish to return to MC to complete his degree.            Peppers loved the outdoors, Maryville College and the SVA. His family thought it fitting that a pecan tree from his home state be planted in...

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Unpredictable weather in Maryville and the world

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Over the past few weeks, and even months, the weather in Maryville has been incredibly unpredictable. With fluctuating temperatures and an abundance of cloud cover, students are finding it difficult to dress comfortably for the day. For a week, students at Maryville could walk around in shorts and t-shirts and be perfectly comfortable, but the next week they would be bundled up in sweaters and jeans once again. This jump in temperature has even occurred over the course of about three days, going from 64 degrees down to 44 degrees in two days. The temperature then jumped right back up to 68 degrees the next day. There was even a week in February where the weather jumped up to about 80 degrees before dipping back down into the 50s. This has proved to cause some annoyance around campus with...

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Event to honor student veteran graduates

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

Mr. Ted Higgs retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army and is an Adjunct Instructor of English and Latin at Maryville College. He also formerly served as the director of MC’s Military Student Center. As we have done in past years, the college will be recognizing graduating student veterans and military dependents in a special cording and coining ceremony that will take place on Friday, May 18, at 4:30 p.m., in the House in the Woods.  The veteran honor cords salute those veterans who have accepted the challenge of entering the world of academics after their time in the uniformed services and are completing the requirements for graduation.  At Maryville College, we are fortunate to have had members of all of the branches of the military as students. Their times in service range from four or five...

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The 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

As every Maryville College student knows, senior year is the time of the feared and respected thesis. While every senior must complete a senior study, the College presents a handful at the Undergraduate Research Symposium. April 20 was the third annual symposium, with both oral and poster/laptop presentations. Oral presentation from the Natural Sciences, Math and Computer Sciences divisions were given by Cara Coleman ’18 presenting “Characterization of Regulatory T Cell Suppressive Activity,” Chloe Kilpatrick ’18 presenting “Effects of 17a – ethinyl estradiol on Daniorerio hepatosomatic index and liver composition,” Nico Velez ’18 presenting “Mathematical Magic,” and Valerie Whitehead ’18 presenting “Population Dynamics of Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina) in the Maryville College Woods.” Oral presentations from the Fine Arts, Humanities and Languages and Literature Divisions were given by Allison Franklin ‘18 presenting “Vichy France: Uncovering the Truth,” Lenny...

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