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MC Uplift and Get Down

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in News | 0 comments

With exams, essays, presentations and deadlines getting closer, tensions are high on campus. Students can fall into the trap of feeling like they cannot take a break, which can increase stress. Maryville College’s Uplift week, March 1-9, is a week of activities both on and off campus meant to give overwhelmed students a break from their studies. In hopes of turning Uplift Week into an exciting event this year, the Student Programming Board (SPB) is partnering with other clubs and organizations on campus to create a week full of activities to lift spirits as stress rises among students. All MC Uplift Week events are free to students with their Maryville College I.D. The week kicked off with Cosmic Bowling sponsored by SPB at Crest Bowling Lanes. SPB will also be hosting a Vienna takeover on open mic night, which...

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Black History Month at Maryville College

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

 Maryville College has begun its annual black history month celebration to commemorate black excellence during the month. The month was started by a great author named Carter G. Woodson, who was born December 19, 1875 and died April 3, 1950. He was the second black man to receive a Ph.D. from a predominately white institution. Black History Month started in 1926 when he decided to celebrate “Negro History Week.” The week turned into a month-long celebration in 1976. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Maryville College played an important role after the Civil War by allowing African Americans to attend the school. Maryville College was one of the only schools in the south to do so. Later, Jim Crow laws prohibited any African American people from being in...

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Seniors enjoy 100 Days Celebration

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in News | 0 comments

In Maryville College tradition, the spring semester is filled with many ceremonies and celebrated customs. From the Robert Burns Dinner to Spring Fling to the Senior Athlete Award Ceremony, spring semester on Maryville’s campus is full of activities and formalities that students have come to expect and enjoy. One such spring celebration is the 100 Days Until Graduation ceremony. An earned, special treat for the senior class, each February, the college invites all graduating seniors to a toast in honor of their last 100 days as students. It is an intimate and bittersweet occasion, often the first glimpse that change is right around the corner for many seniors. “I remember when I was a freshman and I watched my cousin, Ashlyn Kittrell ‘15,  attend 100 Days with all of her friends,” said Erin Dupes, senior.  “I thought to myself...

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Maryville College hosts annual Robert Burns Dinner

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

For several years our small campus and many others across the country with strong Scottish ties have held “Robert Burns Dinners”, or similar analogs. These “Robert Burns Dinners,” or “Burns Suppers” have been held since the 5th anniversary of Burns’ death and are generally held around his birthday on January 25. These dinners are steeped in tradition that dates back hundreds of years and are an integral facet of Scottish culture.  On January 22, after more than a month of planning, the Student Programming Board (SPB) held our college’s annual “Robert Burns Dinner” in the Clayton Center for The Arts. The dinner is in remembrance of the Scottish poet Robert Burns, who lived in Dumfries, United Kingdom, from 1759 to 1796 and wrote well over 200 songs and sonnets. Each year, the dinner features a traditional Scottish meal, which...

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Student Government Association to hold elections

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in News | 0 comments

The Student Government Association (SGA) is gearing up for another round of 2017-2018 elections. SGA holds elections at various times throughout the year in an attempt to fill any vacancies for the year, which ensures a more successful body. There are two types of positions in general assembly: Senators and Representatives. There are several openings for both Senators and Representatives, in class, hall and non-traditional student positions. Petitions are currently available outside of the SGA office on the 3rd floor of Bartlett and will be due February 5 at noon outside of the SGA office. Even if you aren’t planning your next campaign, it is important to vote for someone who best represents you. Elections will be February 6 and you can expect to see us during lunch in Pearsons from 11a.m. to 1p.m. and Thaw from 6p.m. to...

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SGA newsletter

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in News | 0 comments

As students begin completing projects, papers and theses, the Student Government Association (SGA) has been prepping to provide students with opportunities to relieve stress. The Campus Life Committee has been hard at work, under the leadership of Junior Class President Allison Aguado and Junior Class Vice-President Ariel Kaylor, preparing stress balls to be distributed during the biannual finals breakfast. In addition, therapy dogs are planned to make an appearance as those are always well received by our students. In addition, Aguado took notes during the fireside chat with Dean Tucker and Dean Wells. The biggest topic of discussion was the implementation of May term and how it will affect the class of 2019 specifically. The question being: How will replacing J-Term effect juniors who are still required to complete an ethics course next year? Many students have traditionally taken...

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