Maryville College faculty and staff members are not only experts in the classroom and on campus; they’re often contacted to serve as experts for local, regional, national and even international news stories. See where MC has recently appeared “in the news.”

  

Nov. 30, 2018
Off Kilter, Maryville College’s select vocal ensemble, was invited to perform live for local CBS affiliate WVLT to promote the Dec. 4 concert, titled “A Celtic Christmas.  Watch the interview and see the performance of “I Saw Three Ships.”

October 2018
Dr. Melanie Tucker, vice president and dean of students at Maryville College, and Brian Hemphill of Radford University co-wrote an article for the October 2018 issue of the Journal of Student Success & Retention. “New Student Orientation: Aligning Multigenerational Commonalities for Student Success” suggests that aligning multigenerational commonalities of new students through orientation programs may strengthen student success efforts through the first year and beyond.

October 2018
Dr. Melanie Tucker, vice president and dean of students at Maryville College, wrote an article titled “Being Both a Senior Leader on Campus and a Mother” for the October 2018 issue of Women in Higher Education. She authored a similar article, titled “Integrate Senior Leadership Role with Parenthood,” for the December 2018 issue of Student Affairs Today.

July 23, 2018
Knoxville NBC affiliate WBIR-TV interviewed Dr. Tricia Bruce, MC associate professor of sociology, for a story about her research on “church conversions,” or physical spaces that transition from religious purposes into non-religious purposes. Watch the video! 

July 23, 2018
The Knoxville News Sentinel covered Maryville College's partnership with Mountain Homes in Walland, Tenn., and The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) to plant and maintain a disease-resistant American chestnut seed orchard that could eventually serve to reestablish the American chestnut tree in the area– and perhaps throughout the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Read the Knoxville News Sentinel story. The project was also featured in a story on July 20, 2018 in The Mountain Press in Sevierville, Tenn.

July 20, 2018
Knoxville NPR affiliate WUOT-FM spoke with MC Professor of Political Science Dr. Mark O'Gorman about what's at stake in the upcoming primaries and what makes this election season so historic. Listen to the full interview!

June 28, 2018
“Big Sparkly Universe,” a multicolored, rubber-stamped, 4-by-16-foot mural, was created by Maryville College Professor of Art Dr. Carl Gombert. The mural, which was installed in March 2018 at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville, is part of the hospital’s “Art of Healing” program. Dr. Gombert was interviewed by Knoxville CBS affiliate WVLT-TV. Watch the video!

June 10, 2018
Maryville College's annual Kin Takahashi Week was featured in several news stories. During KT Week, which is named for a Maryville College student from the 1890s, alumni travel from far and wide to donate to the College something other than money – their time. On June 8, KT Week was featured on Knoxville NBC affiliate WBIR. The Daily Times in Maryville featured KT Week in two stories: "Kin Takahashi Week brings together alumni, employees and other friends for the good of Maryville College" (June 6) and "Hands on history: Kin Takahashi Week volunteers and Maryville College's new archivist preserving the past" (June 10).

May 21, 2018
The Daily Times in Maryville covered Maryville College's 199th commencement ceremony on May 20. Read the story, titled "Shirley Carr Clowney tells Maryville College graduates to rise up and make a difference." The paper also highlighted two impressive graduating MC seniors - Jesse Benavides-Munoz and Hannah White

May 17, 2018
Knoxville NBC affiliate WBIR interviewed Dr. Andrew Gunnoe, MC assistant professor of sociology, for a story about Superfund sites in East Tennessee. Watch the video! 

May 15, 2018
Kim Trevathan, MC associate professor of writing communication, was interviewed by Knoxville NBC affiliate WBIR for a story about his two-month-long, 652-mile journey on the Tennessee River (from Paducah, Ky., to Knoxville, Tenn.) with his 11-month-old dog, Maggie. In 1998, he paddled all 652 miles down the river to Paducah - the topic of his first book, Paddling the Tennessee River: A Voyage on Easy Water (2001). His latest journey – paddling upstream – will be the basis of his fourth book of nonfiction. After he concluded his journey on May 17, 2018, Trevathan was featured in a Daily Times story and a Knoxville News Sentinel story on May 18, 2018.

April 30, 2018
Dr. Terry Simpson, MC professor of secondary education and director of teacher education, was interviewed by Knoxville ABC affiliate WATE for a story about parents who are weighing the options of keeping their kids in public school or taking them out to home school, based on safety concerns. Watch the video! 

April 13, 2018
Dr. Terry Simpson, MC professor of secondary education and director of teacher education, and his April 12 "Last Lecture" were featured in a front-page article by The Daily Times. Simpson is retiring after the 2017-18 academic year, after 28 years at MC. Read the story! 

March 15, 2018
Several media outlets covered the Maryville College community’s participation in the national #Enough National School Walkout initiative that is pushing for greater safety measures in schools and other public places. The Daily Times’ story ran on the front page of the paper, and The Knoxville News Sentinel’s coverage included video and photos. Knoxville NBC affiliate WBIR’s coverage included an interview with Dr. Tricia Bruce, MC associate professor of sociology, about social movements.

March 9, 2018
Knoxville ABC affiliate WATE-TV interviewed Reeves Johnson, MC assistant professor of economics, for a story about tariffs – what they are and what effect President Trump’s imposition of them on steel and aluminum is likely to have on the U.S. economy. Watch the video!

March 6, 2018
Reeves Johnson, MC assistant professor of economics, was interviewed by Knoxville NBC affiliate WBIR-TV for a story about the president's proposal to impose new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports (and what this means for both the country and East Tennessee). Watch the interview!

Feb. 28, 2018
Knoxville NBC affiliate WBIR-TV interviewed Dr. Tricia Bruce, MC associate professor of sociology, about church acceptance of LGBTQ members. Watch the video! 

Feb. 27, 2018
Dr. Tricia Bruce, MC associate professor of sociology, was interviewed by Knoxville NBC affiliate WBIR-TV for a story about the changing religious landscape in Tennessee. Also on Feb. 27, WBIR-TV interviewed Dr. Bruce for a story about the changing public perception of marijuana, especially when it comes to medical use.

Feb. 26, 2018
Dr. Paul Threadgill, MC professor of biology, was interviewed by The Daily Times in Maryville for a story about unusual spring weather causing early blooms. Read the story!

Feb. 23, 2018
Knoxville NBC affiliate WBIR-TV interviewed Dr. Tricia Bruce, associate professor of sociology, for a story about the walkouts that are occurring at area high schools to protest gun violence. Dr. Bruce talked about the social aspects of these protests and the change they could drive. Watch the video! 

 Jan. 24, 2018
Cyndi Sweet, MC’s executive director for admissions and financial aid, was interviewed by Knoxville ABC affiliate WATE-TV about the College’s partnership with Equal Chance for Education (ECE) and scholarship opportunities for “Dreamers.” Watch and listen!

Jan. 23, 2018
Knoxville CBS affiliate WVLT-TV interviewed Dr. Drew Crain, MC professor of biology, for a story about lead contamination in lipstick. Read the full story and watch Dr. Crain’s interview.

Jan. 19, 2018
Brandon Hollingsworth of Knoxville NPR affiliate WUOT-FM interviewed Dr. Mark O’Gorman, MC professor of political science, about President Trump’s first year in office. They discussed presidential “norms,” as well as midterms -- and whether old political rules still work in a new and unfamiliar era. Listen to the interview!

Jan. 12, 2018
The Philadelphia Inquirer interviewed Dr. Tricia Bruce, MC associate professor of sociology. For a story titled “An evangelical Catholic movement inspires commitment, stirs controversy.” Bruce, the author of Parish and Place: Making Room for Diversity in the American Catholic Church, talked about new movements to create parish spaces where members can try something new. Read the story!

Jan. 11, 2018
Dr. Aaron Astor, MC associate professor of history (and Civil War expert), was interviewed for a story about a recent decision by Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede attraction to take the word “Dixie” out of the name. Dr. Astor talked about the origins of the song “Dixie.” Read the story.

Dec. 12, 2017
Dr. Tricia Bruce, MC associate professor of sociology, was interviewed by daily Swiss newspaper Tribune de Genève for a story titled “Trump hanté par le harcèlement sexuel” (“Trump haunted by sexual harassment”). Read the story.

December 2017
After Time magazine announced “the Silence Breakers” of the #MeToo movement as the magazine’s “Person of the Year” for 2017, Maryville College received several media requests for Dr. Tricia Bruce, MC associate professor of sociology, to discuss the significance of this. She was interviewed by Knoxville NBC affiliate WBIR-TV for two stories about the topic in December: “MeToo: Female Power Hitter Shares Her Story” and “MeToo Movement Leads Social Change.” She was also interviewed by Knoxville ABC affiliate WATE-TV: “Maryville College professor applauds 'Silence Breakers' as Time’s Person of the Year.”

Nov. 29, 2017
Knoxville NBC affiliate WBIR-TV interviewed Dr. Tricia Bruce, MC associate professor of sociology, about the changing social response to sexual harassment allegations. Watch the interview! Dr. Bruce also was interviewed about the topic in this Dec. 6 story by Amy Beth Miller of The Daily Times in Maryville.

Oct. 26, 2017
Dr. Mark O’Gorman, MC professor of political science, talks about the significance of the recent release of 2,800 secret government documents about the assassination of President John. F. Kennedy. Watch the video!

Oct. 12, 2017
Dr. Tricia Bruce, MC associate professor of sociology, was interviewed by Knoxville NPR affiliate WUOT-FM about her latest book, Parish and Place: Making Room for Diversity in the American Catholic Church. In this interview, Dr. Bruce talks about the creation and evolution of personal parishes, and how they interact with Catholic tradition and custom. Listen to the interview.

Oct. 4, 2017
The National Catholic Register interviewed Dr. Tricia Bruce, MC associate professor of sociology, for a story titled “Catholic Community Life on the Wane?”