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Professors Astor and Locklin-Sofer write new books

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

As every Maryville College student knows, our college is home to a wide array of excellent and competent scholars. For many, the fine educators here at MC help to define and give value to the college experience, teaching students to fall in love with learning as well as helping them plan a future for themselves. In the Humanities Division, two such professors are putting their considerable academic talents to use by contributing books in their specific areas of expertise....

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Maryville College Planting New Trees

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Over the past few months, Maryville College has seen new trees being planted and old trees being cut down. There have  been new trees planted in front of Pearsons and Thaw Halls and in the campus woods. The reasoning behind it all is obvious, as Maryville has seen dangerous wind storms over the last two years that have caused some trees to not only fall but break in important places. Some trees also have been cracking at the limbs,...

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Get fit and healthy this spring with Exercise is Medicine on campus

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Sports | 0 comments

As the warm spring weather begins to bring college students out of their dorms and into their Chacos, it comes time to celebrate Maryville College’s registration as an Exercise is Medicine on Campus, EIM-OC. Starting this past fall semester, Maryville College became one of the only three colleges in Tennessee to be registered as an EIM-OC school. The Exercise is Medicine initiative is managed by the American College of Sports Medicine, and encourages primary care physicians to include exercise...

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Klingensmith named Interim VP and Dean of Students

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Dan Klingensmith, professor of history and humanities division chair began the 2017-2018 school year thinking it would be similar to the 20 previous years he has been teaching here at Maryville College. As it turned out, this year has been anything but normal for  Klingensmith. In October of last year, former Vice President and Dean of Students, Barbara Wells, announced her decision to retire following the 2018 spring semester. The news of Wells’s retirement was a surprise to many,...

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Switzerland in perspective

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Perspectives | 0 comments

It feels like it has been a year since I last sat in this cafeteria clanking away at my keyboard. How could I have possibly processed enough to describe all the things I’ve learned and seen in the past 10 days? When I close my eyes, and think about the trip, I see the Swiss Alps. I hear the traffic of Geneva at night coming from an open hotel window. I taste the cheese, breads and chocolates. I smell...

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Maryville College play to bring awareness to autism

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

Autism is extremely prevalent in the modern world. Recent studies show that as many as one out of every 68 Americans is on the autism spectrum. Despite the fact that there are so many individuals with autism, many people still do not fully understand autism. While neurotypical people may never understand what an individual diagnosed with autism deals with, Jennings Kelley’s senior project hopes to shine some light on just that. For her senior thesis project, Kelley is directing...

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Spring cleaning tips and tricks

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Features | 0 comments

With March 21 marking the first day of spring, and mandatory health and safeties forcing students to do their monthly deep clean, the time for re-organization and new beginnings is here. Maybe you have been maintaining Martha Stewart levels of mess-free living, maybe your space looks like Residence Life has you rooming with the Tasmanian Devil or maybe you are the Tasmanian Devil. Regardless of your room’s current state, spring cleaning can be a fun and refreshing way to...

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Meet the Editors: Destiny Ditmore

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Feature Slider, Features, Perspectives | 0 comments

The “Highland Echo” only takes the finest in terms of quality for its staff, and our Photography Editor, Destiny Ditmore, is no exception. Ditmore hails from a small and picturesque town of Knoxville. “I’ve pretty much always grown up in this area,” she said. “I chose to come to Maryville College because my family moved out towards Lenoir City. I wanted to be closer to the mountains too.” Her job as the Photography Editor is one that requires skills...

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Apple’s “Spaceship” Campus Building

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Perspectives | 0 comments

Apple Park has been the headquarters for the Apple company since 1993 in Cupertino, California, recently making additions to an “Apple Campus.” This new campus was opened to the employees of the company in April of 2017 and boasted many new buildings. The project, which was delayed until 2013, cost the company around $5 billion dollars for all the buildings and materials used in the construction. The buildings were made with the intent of keeping employees inspired and to...

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The Road Home

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Arts/Entertainment | 0 comments

Every spring the Maryville College Concert Choir embarks on a special adventure to share the gift of music with all different kinds of people. One year the concert choir went to Washington D.C., and other years we found our way to both North and South Carolina. Each year the choir goes somewhere different, and every four years we travel abroad to the beautiful country of Scotland. This year we decided to travel a little closer to home. We decided...

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