The Scot-e-Newsletter: News for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Maryville College
    Spring 2014 Volume 14    
 
In This Issue
1. Commencement: James B. Ethier is commencement speaker
2. Campus: MC’s new ‘bat condo’ installed
3. Faculty: Dr. Susan Schneibel retire
4. Summer 2014: Registration open for ‘Horizons’ and other summer camps
5. Admissions: Know a future Scot? Tell us about them!
6. Financial Aid: Melena Verity joins College as director of financial aid
7. Faculty Story: Dr. Brian Pennington aids in India flood relief
8. Academics: Students remove invasive species, boost College Woods’ health
9. Athletics: Golf tournament to benefit MC football May 17
10. Alumni: Alumni board nominations open
11. Clayton Center for the Arts: Brazilian dance show set for April 12-13

Catchin’ Up

With the days now longer and warmer, people are heading outdoors, and parks are a popular site for folks of all ages. Sue van Aken ‘83 knows this well. As Superintendent of Recreation for the Township of Franklin, N.J., she plans and oversees year-round programs but experiences a spike in activity during the spring and summer months. Catch up with Sue!

Undergraduate Research


“Social Media and the Existential Task of Existence”
Linking Heidegger and Kierkegaard’s philosophies to the culture of social media is a tall order, but Branden Hunt ’14 did a great job in doing so. Learn more!

Upcoming

The College’s first Villamaría Symposium, scheduled for April 26, has as its theme “Highlighting the Latino Communities of East Tennessee.” Keynote speakers will include Loida Velazquez and Daniel Gomez ’10. Visit the MC website for details and plan to attend!

Tickets are on sale for the annual Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games at Maryville College. On May 16-18, experience Scottish culture, tastes, sights and sounds. From athletic competition to music, dance and food, there’s something in the mix for everyone.

Especially for Parents

With May 18 rapidly approaching, it’s time to prepare for commencement! Maryville College provides a commencement webpage with all of the up-to-date information needed to make plans for this exciting event.

Alumni

ALUMNI BOARD NOMINATIONS OPEN

Nominations for the MC Alumni Board are open until April 15. The purpose of the College’s 9,000-member Alumni Association is to engage alumni in the life of the College and reconnect alumni with one another. You can nominate someone online.

Clayton Center
 for the Arts


TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW FOR THE COMPANHIA 'URBANA DE DANÇA HIP-HOP SHOW!'

This stunning Brazilian dance ensemble consists of street performers who have worked their way up from nothing. To purchase tickets, visit the Clayton Center website.

 

Commencement


JAMES B. ETHIER IS COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER

James B. Ethier, chairman of the board of Bush Brothers & Company, will address about 200 graduating seniors during commencement Sunday, May 18. His address is entitled “What Is Your Vision?” Ethier has MC connections! Find out more online.

Campus

Campus

MC’S NEW ‘BAT CONDO’ INSTALLED

The thousands of big brown bats displaced by the Anderson Hall renovation have a new home. Biology professors Dr. Drew Crain and Dr. Dave Unger led the effort to install a ‘bat condo’ behind Willard House. See WVLT’s video.

Faculty


DR. SUSAN SCHNEIBEL TO RETIRE

The College’s longest-serving current faculty member, Dr. Susan Schneibel, will retire at the end of 2013-14. Her 31-year-tenure has been marked by excellent teaching and innovative curricular development. Read the story online.

Summer 2014


REGISTRATION OPEN FOR ‘HORIZONS’ AND OTHER SUMMER CAMPS

Registration is open for unique programs that give prospective students a great look at Maryville College. Tell high school students in your area about The Great Smokies Experience and/or Horizons: A Summer Youth Theology Experience. See a list of all camps.

Admissions


KNOW A FUTURE SCOT? TELL US ABOUT THEM!

If you know future Scots, tell us about them! Alumni and friends play an important role in our recruiting efforts by giving us the name of prospective students.

Financial Aid

MELENA VERITY JOINS COLLEGE AS DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID

Melena Verity, who most recently was the director of financial aid at Tusculum College, has been named Maryville College’s new director of financial aid. She began work on Feb. 23. Read more at College’s website.

Faculty Story


DR. BRIAN PENNINGTON AIDS IN INDIA FLOOD RELIEF

In January, Dr. Brian Pennington traveled to the city of Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand, India, to organize relief efforts for the monsoon that struck the Indian Himalayans in June. Read more.

Academics

STUDENTS REMOVE INVASIVE SPECIES, BOOST COLLEGE WOODS’ HEALTH

Invasive and exotic plants are a threat to the College Woods’ health, and students recently put some sweat equity into rooting them out. The culprits, English ivy, bush honeysuckle and Chinese privet, lower biodiversity by outcompeting native species. See the pictures.

Athletics


GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT MC FOOTBALL MAY 17

The Maryville College Football team will be hosting its Fighting Scots Football Kick-Off Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 17th at Royal Oaks Golf Club. Tickets are $100. To reserve your spot, please contact the Scots football office at 865-981-8293 or email shaun.hayes@maryvillecollege.edu (Cell: 865-230-3311) by May 10.

 

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