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New major and minors offered for Fall 2017

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

New majors and minors are being offered at Maryville College starting in the Fall of 2017. In total one new major, two new minors and a youth ministry course will be offered next semester. The new major will be in outdoor studies and tourism due to students’ rising interest in the outdoor industry. The major will replace the current outdoor recreation major offered at the college. Dr. Traci Haydu, chair of the Education Division, cited the college’s close proximity to various historical landmarks and state parks, including the Smoky Mountains. The major hopes to prepare students in the fields of tourism and park management and other related subjects with a high regard for the natural environment itself. The gender and women’s studies (GWS) minor is new to the college and was spearheaded by Dr. Frances Henderson. Henderson proposed the...

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Intramural softball season brought to halt

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

The excitement of spring softball intramurals was brought to an abrupt halt in its first week after equipment was stolen and evidence of the consumption of alcohol was found at the games. The games began the week of April 17, but were hit with rain delays within the first day of play. Games were held on April 20, but to the dismay of players and participants of the intramurals club alike, two incidents happened in which led to the decision of canceling the games until further notice. On the following day, Director of Intramurals, Josh Anderson, sent a notice to all participating teams and players explaining what had happened and the decision to cancel the games. “Last night several pieces of softball equipment belonging to the Maryville college Intramural program were stolen. By the end of the night, 3...

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Senior studies presented at second annual undergraduate research symposium

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About 25 seniors at Maryville College presented their findings from their senior thesis research during the second annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 21. Presentations included both poster presentations and oral presentations that were held in the Clayton Center of the Arts for anyone to come learn about the hard work of the senior presenters. A variety of topics were covered at the symposium form the Behavioral Sciences, Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Languages and Literature, Natural Sciences, Math and Computer Sciences, and Social Sciences. Senior Tessa Wilcox presented her senior study on “Examining the Effects of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on Attention in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder.” Wilcox is a Neuroscience-Psychology major and plans on going to graduate school after taking a year off from classes. “It was a special opportunity that allowed me to share my studies with...

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MC Career Center hosts annual career fair

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

The Maryville College Career Center held its annual Spring Career and Internship Fair on March 30. The event lasted from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Alumni Gym where participants could talk to different organizations and companies about job and internship opportunities. More than 30 local companies and organizations, including universities that offer graduate programs, were present during the fair. “The more Maryville College students show up prepared, the more the word gets out to employers and graduate schools. This year, Vanderbilt Owen School of Management called the Career Center because they accepted a student into their graduate programs and wanted more like him,” said Christy McDonald, director of Career Center. “MC students make a positive impact – and that impact determines who comes to the Career Fair at Maryville.” Sarah Yeaple, who is an MC alumna and...

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Students offered a new look at religion in course titled “Liberation of Theology”

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This past semester Dr. Andrew Irvine, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion, has introduced a new course, entitled “Liberation of Theology,” that can now count as the religious course required within Maryville College’s core curriculum. This course takes a more hands-on approach as compared to the New and Old Testament courses that have been previously offered.  Irvine’s new class gives students an opportunity to explore the idea of religion through many different lenses. “Religion is often thought of as existing in its own space,” Irvine said. “Theology of Liberation challenges all of that.” Irvine believes that religion is inherently connected to how we organize our society, distribute wealth and think critically about the lives we lead. Most of the class consists of students participating in discussion and posing questions about topics related to the course. “The students really have...

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Camp 4 returns to MC

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On March 29, Camp 4 resumed operation and reopened the Crawford House doors to Maryville College and the surrounding community. This weekly event seeks to promote healthy, active living with the outdoors, and the Mountain Challenge staff has created a multitude of activities for us all to join in. Activities to participate in include climbing The Alpine Tower, rock climbing in the climbing cave, personal fitness classes, outdoor yoga and weekly walks through the campus woods. “We noticed there was a decrease in activity in the college and the community that supported wellness. We wanted to do something that promoted the motto Fit. Green. Happy,” said June Rosenbarker. Camp 4 afternoons and are characterized by fitness, greenness, and happiness. A family from the community was in the process of conquering the tower on Wednesday. College students and adults alike...

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