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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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Event to honor student veteran graduates

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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

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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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Gibson to be Fit. Green. Happy.®

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Feature Slider, Features | 0 comments

This coming academic year, Gibson Hall will be designated as a Fit. Green. Happy.® place of living. Mirroring Lloyd Hall, Gibson, named after former Maryville College president Gerald Gibson, has been home to almost 150 residents each year since 2008. Standing four floors high, Gibson does currently employ a wellness component, which requires its residents to withhold from consuming tobacco products along with alcohol.   Created by Bruce Guillaume, founder and Director of Mountain Challenge, the Fit. Green. Happy.® initiative generally aims to promote physical, mental and environmental wellness all around. It’s an idea which encourages a higher sense of awareness and attention paid to our environment in addition to sustainability practices. Because it has already been maintaining its preexisting wellness mandate, Gibson has been collectively decided upon by Guillaume and Student Services as the best candidate out of...

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Meet the Editors: Nadia Marrero-Silva

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Feature Slider, Features | 0 comments

Dear beloved readers, it is my pleasure to introduce a very special young lady for this week’s “Meet the Editor:” Nadia Marrero-Silva, a Design major, and Senior here at Maryville College. Nadia Marrero-Silva was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and moved to the United States when she was very young. Though she has spent most of her childhood and adult life in the United States, per her request, let the record show that she is still a proud Puerto Rican. If you’ve spent any time on campus at all, you probably have met Nadia a few times, as she seems to be everywhere. She works as the marketing assistant at our Career Center, a web editor for the Echo, and as an on-campus gallery intern.  Apart from all her jobs and classes on campus, Nadia is currently gearing up...

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