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2018 Academic and Leadership Awards Ceremonies recognize Maryville College students

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

An annual celebration of scholarship and academic achievement, Maryville College’s 2018 Academic Awards Ceremony took place on April 21. Held within the Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theater in the Clayton Center for the Arts, a grand total of 53 awards were given out among 62 students of various class levels. Core Curriculum: There were four senior recipients of the Liberal Arts Award: Cara Coleman, Kameron Graves, Jenna Hunt and Kathleen Staller. This award recognizes each student as having maintained the highest grade point average in all of Maryville College’s core courses. Behavioral Sciences: This year the David H. Briggs Award, one that recognizes a senior psychology major who has exhibited the best academic performance within psychology based on in-class performance, overall scholarship and grade point average, was presented to Kristie Lee. An award which is given to a senior...

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Earth Day, KT WeekEND and KT Week: what to expect

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in News | 0 comments

This year, Earth Day falls on Sunday, April 22, and it will bring many outdoor activities both on campus and in numerous communities in the nation. Earth Day brings people together in order to both celebrate the resources we have and work to better the world in which we live. This year, Maryville College students and alumni will be given many chances do just that. Kin Takahashi weekend, or KT WeekEND, is an event that is hosted at Maryville College on Saturday, April 21. Alumni and current students come together on this weekend in order to work on outdoor projects and help fix things around the campus. They participate in activities such as cleaning the memorial garden, clearing paths in the college woods, building tables, picking weeds and planting flowers. The work is all done on a volunteer basis...

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Peace and World Concerns: new perspectives of the world

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in News | 0 comments

During the week of April 23 through April 27, Peace and World Concerns will be hosting a raffle in the lobby of Pearson’s Hall to raise money for water purification systems in the Dominican Republic. For every dollar donated, a ticket is given for the raffle. The top prize is an ENO hammock, but other prizes will be available as well. Although a fun event, the main goal of the raffle is to donate money to Project Las Americas. This project partners with the Safe Water Alliance to provide household water filtration systems to families in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. For every $60  donated, a water filtration system is given to a family in need. Peace and World Concerns hosts many events year round. On March 14, they led the campus-wide walk-out. Although some schools decided to make...

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Maryville College Planting New Trees

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Over the past few months, Maryville College has seen new trees being planted and old trees being cut down. There have  been new trees planted in front of Pearsons and Thaw Halls and in the campus woods. The reasoning behind it all is obvious, as Maryville has seen dangerous wind storms over the last two years that have caused some trees to not only fall but break in important places. Some trees also have been cracking at the limbs, causing a hazard for students walking on campus. To the Grounds Committee, the best way to keep the students safe is to do away with the old trees and replace them with new ones. Some of the trees that were in front of the dining hall were planted over 150 years ago and have served their lifespan well. Although, for...

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Klingensmith named Interim VP and Dean of Students

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Dan Klingensmith, professor of history and humanities division chair began the 2017-2018 school year thinking it would be similar to the 20 previous years he has been teaching here at Maryville College. As it turned out, this year has been anything but normal for  Klingensmith. In October of last year, former Vice President and Dean of Students, Barbara Wells, announced her decision to retire following the 2018 spring semester. The news of Wells’s retirement was a surprise to many, but thankfully there was plenty of time between October and the end of the spring semester for a successor to be found. President Bogart explained that he would like to hire someone who has been tenured at the school for the interim position, enter Klingensmith. Klingensmith began the year with no expectations of leaving his job as a professor, in...

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Students and staff consider campus security

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in News | 0 comments

In the weeks following the Stoneman Douglas shooting in Parkland, Florida, school security has become an increasingly common topic of discussion both nationally and more locally. The question of violence prevention, especially, has arisen in a number of venues. Students and staff have expressed a variety of opinions as to what measures should be taken in order to continue fostering an educational environment that is dynamic as well as safe. In times of intense discussion, it’s important to be aware of the processes currently in place at Maryville College to ensure a high standard of security. According to Section XIII of the Maryville College student handbook, the school’s emergency alert system, known as IRIS, notifies students, staff and faculty of on-campus emergencies by email, text and phone calls. The handbook, available on the college website, encourages students to update...

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