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Athletic Awards reflect a great year at MC

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

It was a memorable night at the Maryville College Athletic Awards ceremony. The tone for the ceremony was set right away with the opening movie. “The beginning video is always great to see because it recaps every team’s season’s highlights. It sets the whole ceremony off on a good note.” said Mackenzie Yacsik, a sophomore student athlete at MC. The second movie that was presented featured in-action and still photographs of this year’s senior athletes. All MC student athletes were in attendance to cheer, clap, hoot and holler for our seniors. Every senior athlete received a classy framed, embroidered “M” that will likely soon garnish the walls of the offices of this year’s graduates. It was clear that the night was about celebrating MC’s senior athletes but there were hints of bitter-sweet emotions felt. A lot of student athletes...

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Maryville College to receive largest gift in history

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

Maryville College will soon receive its largest gift in history. Dan (Class of 1940) and Elaine McGill have worked closely with the College to document their estate gift, and thanks to their spectacular generosity, the College will receive $15 million. This donation will go on record as the largest gift in Maryville College’s 198-year history. Per their instruction, the gift will be allocated as follows: $1 million will be directed to Anderson Hall – and in their honor, the first floor will now be known as the McGill Family Floor. The remaining $14 million will be designated for endowed scholarships. The scholarship will carry Dan’s name, in addition to that of their daughter Melanie. The first Dan Mays McGill and Melanie Mays McGill Memorial Scholarships will be awarded during the College’s Bicentennial Year in 2019. Dan and Elaine originally...

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Katherine Paterson visits Maryville College

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Feature Slider, Features | 0 comments

Well-known author Katherine Paterson recently graced the campus with her presence from April 22-25. During her time on campus, the Maryville College Center for Campus Ministry put on a celebration of her work over the years. Paterson also held a discussion in Lambert Theatre on campus where she signed books and talked about her latest works. Additionally, on April 24, Paterson spoke with the Interpreting Literature class taught by MC Professor of English Dr. Sam Overstreet, where I had the opportunity to interview her myself. “I write and let the reader determine the meaning,” said Paterson when talking about the main ideas of her stories. “I just write the story the way it is.” The great author was not interested in what she brought to the table, but what you can convey in the text as the reader. “I...

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Six MC Students Receive Ledford Scholarships

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

Six Maryville College students have been granted a total of more than $36,455 through the Appalachian College Association’s (ACA) Ledford Scholarship to fund summer research projects. Named for Colonel Lee B. Ledford, the scholarship program offers financial assistance for students who are enrolled at ACA member institutions and conducting summer research in the fields of laboratory and field work, interviews, analyzing special collections and participant observation. Five of the six recipients will utilize the money to fund research associated with their Senior Study project. “Undergraduate research has been a distinctive feature of the Maryville College curriculum since 1947, when a two-semester, faculty-supervised independent study was made a graduation requirement of all students,” said Dr. Barbara Wells, vice president and dean of the College. “And this year’s number of successful Ledford Scholarship applicants speaks to the high value we place on this type of scholarly...

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MC’s history defines the college and resides in the archives

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Feature Slider, Features | 0 comments

An ancient practice spanning across cultures, the act of archiving goes back to the third and second millennia B.C. in the form of clay tablets found in sites like Ebla, Mari, Amarna, Hattusas, Ugarit and Pylos. This archival process was crucial to the understanding of ancient alphabets, languages, literature and politics. Archives were first developed by the ancient Chinese, Greeks and Romans. The ancient Romans referred to their official records office as the Tabularium (which also housed city officials’ offices). Many documents were lost, however, as they were written on materials like papyrus, a thick precursor to modern paper made from the pith of the papyrus plant. This material was prone to fast deterioration, much unlike its counterpart: the stone tablet. The surviving archives of cities from the Middle Ages and from kingdoms and churches are the basic crux...

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Baseball finishes season at .500

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

The 2017 Maryville College baseball season has come to an end. The Fighting Scots finish their campaign with a 20-20 overall record, 9-9 in USA South Conference play. After winning their first game, the Scots dropped the next two which outed them from the double-elimination tournament—ending their season. Maryville locked up a five-seed for the USA South Conference Tournament and traveled to four-seed Huntingdon College on Wednesday, April 12 for a match-up with the Hawks. Junior lefty Evan Heffner got the nod for the Scots and held Huntingdon scoreless through three innings. The visiting Scots struck first in the top of the third inning. After junior Patrick Messinger was hit by a pitch, freshman Hayden Hollingsworth hit a sac-fly that moved Messinger into scoring position. Junior Bryce Redaja stepped to the plate and ripped an RBI-double, scoring Messinger, and...

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