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Camp 4 returns to MC

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

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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A Bill Signed with Love

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

In November of 2016, two Maryville College students participating in the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature’s General Assembly (TISL) crafted a bill that is being considered by Tennessee state legislators. This bill, created by Molly Ridgeway ’18, TISL education lobbyist, and Joshua Anderson ’18, TISL senator, would advocate for the Tennessee State Board of education to implement American Sign Language curriculum as a course to satisfy foreign language requirements in Tennessee schools. What started off as a mock legislature exercise has turned into a real legislature opportunity of a lifetime created from intelligence, love and a strong need for the needs of the deaf community to be recognized. During the fall semester of 2016, MC TISL students looked to create and advocate for a bill in a mock legislature session. Over the course of the TISL assembly, the sign language...

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

Posted by on Mar 29, 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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The Rabbit Hole is closing its doors and making way for a new hookah lounge

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

In Persian, it’s called narghile; in Sanskrit, narikera, Indian, nargile, Arabic, hashish and in English, shisha. Most Americans, however, are probably more familiar with the term, “Hookah.” Though several countries contest the exact origins of hookah, with India, Iran, Turkey, Egypt and Syria, all fighting for the right to be named its official founder, this smoking art has existed for centuries. Dating back to the 1600s in Turkey, it rose in popularity around the time of Murad IV, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. It is likely this smoking practice was founded independently across the world before becoming the commonly shared cross-cultural phenomenon it is today. Through its vast journey across time and space, hookah has managed to find its own residence and create its own community here in Maryville, Tenn. at The Rabbit Hole, a local lounge squashed on...

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Jennifer Briggs joins MC faculty as Assistant Professor of ASL and Deaf Studies

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in News | 1 comment

Jennifer Briggs is the newest addition to the division of Behavioral Science as an Assistant Professor of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies. Before coming to Maryville, Briggs was a professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a school of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), for seven years. Briggs attended Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. for an undergraduate degree in ASL, continuing on to gain a M.A. in Teaching ASL from Columbia University in New York City. However, this was not the path Professor Briggs had intended when going to undergraduate school. She originally attended Gallaudet University for a degree in Sports Medicine, due to her love of sports growing up. “I wasn’t planning on teaching,” says Briggs. Yet, this changed after taking ASL literature and linguistics in college, causing her to fall in love with...

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President Trump accuses President Obama of wiretapping

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

President Donald Trump accused President Barack Obama of wiretapping his phones in Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election. Trump tweeted on March 4, “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” On March 13, the White House press secretary Sean Spicer recanted Trump’s tweet saying that Trump was not referring to wiretapping when he tweeted about wiretapping. Spicer claimed that “the president used the words wiretaps in quotes to mean, broadly, surveillance and other activities.” Along with Spicer, people are trying to decipher what Trump meant when he said: “wires tapped.” Spicer said that Trump used this term as a general term for surveillance, but others aren’t so sure. Merriam-Webster defines the word wiretap as tapping a telephone or telegraph wire to get information....

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