MC Quick Facts:
The College currently employs 78 full-time professors. Ninety-one percent of them hold doctoral or terminal degrees.
Dec. 3 is the date of the annual Christmas Open House at Willard House. Free beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served from 4:30 until 7 p.m., giving people time to drive to nearby First Baptist Church for the holiday concert performed by the MC Concert Choir, the Orchestra at Maryville College and the College-Community Chorus. The concert gets underway at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, contact Genevieve Michael at 865.273.8871 or genevieve.michael@
Attention, local young alumni! Join your friends Dec. 7 at downtown Maryville’s Capitol Theater, where a Christmas Wine and Cheese get-together will begin at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Katherine Best Caputo ’01 at 865.981.8201 or katherine.caputo@
The 2008 Florida Reunion is scheduled for Jan. 19. Mark your calendars and watch your inbox and mailbox for more information! The College is asking alumni, parents and friends if they would be interested in visiting Disney World as a group on Jan. 20. Interested persons should contact Katherine Best Caputo ’01 at katherine.caputo@
The deadline for reserving your spot on the trip to Scotland for the Presbyterian Heritage Tour “The Lands of John Knox,” has been extended to Dec. 1. Don’t pass up this opportunity to visit beautiful and historic sites – and hear the MC Concert Choir perform in some magnificent cathedrals. All of the information is on the MC web site. Contact Helen Bruner at 865.981.8202 or katherine.caputo@
maryvillecollege.edu with questions.
The reaction to the Phase I renovation of the Alumni Gym by Homecoming attendees was nearly unanimous - “Wow!” Since the summer, the interior and exterior of the building have been greatly improved. Among the new things seen in the old gym: HVAC systems, lighting, insulation (of exterior wall and ceilings), walls, doors, windows, bathroom facilities and siding. The floor isn’t new, but it has been beautifully refinished. When Phase I is complete, the College will have spent $1.2 million.
CLAYTONS PLEDGE $5 MILLION TO CAC
It’s the largest gift to date for the Civic Arts Center and a clear boost to fundraising for the $47.3 million facility. For more about the generous gift from the Clayton Family Foundation and Clayton Homes Inc., read the press release posted on the MC web site.
DENSO MAKES HISTORY WITH CAC GIFT
DENSO International America, Inc. and DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc. have partnered to award $500,000 to the new Civic Arts Center. The gift represents the largest single donation by DENSO in the United States. Read more on the MC web site.
“MEET MARYVILLE” THIS SATURDAY
The second of three “Meet Maryville” events this year for prospective students and their families gets underway at 8:30 a.m. at Bartlett Hall. For more information or to register, visit the MC web site.
BESTSELLING AUTHOR KAYE GIBBONS SPEAKS NOV. 13
The creator of Ellen Foster and its sequel, The Life All Around Me, will read from her books and answer questions in the final event of the 2007 Appalachian Lecture Series. Free and open to the public, Gibbons takes the stage at 7 p.m. in the newly remodeled Alumni Gymnasium. A press release on the MC web site has the details.
SOCCER TEAM HEADED TO NCAA TOURNEY
Capturing the Great South Athletic Conference tournament championship on Saturday, the women’s soccer team heads to NCAA tournament. In the first round, they’ll play Lynchburg College on Nov. 10 (Saturday) in Roanoke, Va. For more information, visit the MC web site.
NOVEMBER ARTS CALENDAR INCLUDES MUSIC, THEATRE
Members of the College-Community Concert Band, the MC Concert Choir and the Alpha Psi Omega theatre group are all rehearsing for upcoming performances. Check out the online Arts & Culture Calendar for details.
BASKETBALL SEASON GETS UNDERWAY THIS MONTH
Sports head indoors with the cooler weather, and the men’s and women’s basketball teams start their seasons on the road Nov. 17 and Nov. 16, respectively. See them play at home Nov. 23-25 in the Maryville College Thanksgiving Classic. Schedules are posted online.
U.S. CIVIL WAR IS TOPIC OF NOV. 17 SHOWCASE
Dr. Aaron Astor, assistant professor of history at Maryville College, will present a lecture, “Black Soldiers, Guerrilla Violence and the Civil War in the Border States,” during a faculty showcase scheduled for 11 a.m., Nov. 17 in Lawson Auditorium. The showcase is free and open to the public.
COMMUNITY CAMPAIGNS LAUNCHED
This week, the College kicks off its annual Knox and Blount County Community Campaigns. Several community members and businesses will take part in sharing the good work of MC and encouraging fellow community members to financially support the College. Please contact the Advancement Office at 865.981.8204 if you would like to get involved in one of these campaigns.
HOMECOMING PHOTO GALLERY UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Soon, we’ll be sending you an e-blast, notifying you that Homecoming 2007, captured in photographs and press releases, will be available for Internet viewing.
To date, Maryville College has received $295,473.13 in IRA gifts as a result of the Pension Protection Act of 2006! If you are 70 years or older, the owner of an IRA and haven’t taken advantage of this giving opportunity, you still have time! To see how this law can benefit you and Maryville College, visit the MC web site or contact the Office of Planned Giving at 865.981.8198.