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.”
July 8, 2020
Knoxville ABC affiliate WATE-TV contacted Maryville College for a story about a new U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy that could jeopardize the status of international students, if they are not taking in-person classes. The story includes comments from Maryville College President Dr. Bryan Coker, as well as Kirsten Sheppard, Director of International Education at MC.
July 4, 2020
Dr. Bryan Coker, Maryville College's 12th president (whose tenure began on July 1, 2020), had the opportunity to write a column for The Daily Times in Maryville. Read the column: "Their Voice: Keep an Eye on Maryville College."
July 1, 2020
Reporter Amy Beth Miller of The Daily Times in Maryville interviewed Dr. Tom Bogart on June 30 - his last day as Maryville College president. During the interview, he reflected on his 10 years of service as MC's 11th president. Read the story!
June 26, 2020
Cars, trucks and even a few bicycles paraded along Maryville College’s Circle Drive on Friday, June 26, for community members to thank President Tom Bogart and his wife, Mary, for a decade of service. See the coverage by The Daily Times in Maryville.
June 25, 2020
Dr. Tom Bogart’s presidential portrait, painted by MC Professor of Art Dr. Carl Gombert, was unveiled June 24. The painting will hang in the Lamar Memorial Library of Thaw Hall, alongside the portraits of the College’s previous 10 presidents. Read the Daily Times story.
June 19, 2020
Knoxville NBC affiliate WBIR-TV interviewed Alexa Maqueo-Toledo ’22, Maryville College student and DACA recipient, after she heard about the June 18, 2020 Supreme Court decision regarding the DACA program. Watch the video and read the story.
The Daily Times in Maryville interviewed Maqueo-Toledo, as well as students Yoshua Martinez ’22 and Jose Antonio Franquez-Gonzalez ’22. The story also included quotes from MC Professor of Psychology Dr. Crystal Colter (and board member of Welcoming Immigrant Neighbors Blount County) and comments from MC President Dr. Tom Bogart. Read the story.
June 11, 2020
Emily DeVoe with Knoxville NBC affiliate WBIR-TV interviewed Maryville College President Dr. Tom Bogart for a story about the changes planned for the fall 2020 semester at East Tennessee colleges and universities. Watch the video and read the story!
June 5, 2020
MC student and South Sudan native Betty Asha ’23 recently raised money and organized food donations for Sudanese refugee camps where she helped thousands of refugees escape to in 2016. The United Nations’ food supply to the camps was cut by 70% due to a coronavirus lockdown implemented by Uganda in early April, and for three weeks, the refugees weren’t receiving any food. Through her efforts, Asha was able to provide two large shipments of food to the camps in April and May. Read the Daily Times story!
May 13, 2020
MC senior Miracle Walls '20 and Amy Gilliland, director of community engagement at the college, are among 10 recipients of the 2020 Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award sponsored by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC). Read the story in The Daily Times.
May 7, 2020
The I-House #BackPorchProject is providing support for students who are still living on campus, essential MC employees who are working on campus and hospital employees who are staying in residence halls. Read the story by The Daily Times!
May 6, 2020
Maryville College's Division of Natural Sciences donated hundreds of disposable lab coats and other personal protective equipment not being used by its students to local healthcare facilities. Read the story by The Daily Times.
April 24, 2020
For her Senior Study, Maryville College senior Shannon Reagan '20 compared the efficacy of two commercial electrostatic sprayer systems used for disinfecting public spaces. She began researching surface disinfection of public spaces seven months ago – long before the COVID-19 outbreak. But her research – and the importance of effective large-scale surface disinfection – is now more timely than ever. Read the stories from The Tullahoma News in Tullahoma, Tenn., and The Daily Times in Maryville, Tenn.
April 14, 2020
Several media outlets covered Maryville College’s announcement that the College had signed a memorandum of understanding with Blount Memorial Hospital to provide on-campus housing for hospital employees who work in specific areas of the hospital and who prefer not to go home and be in close proximity to their families after their shifts. See the coverage by The Daily Times, the Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville CBS affiliate WVLT-TV, Knoxville NBC affiliate WBIR-TV and Knoxville ABC affiliate WATE-TV.
April 8, 2020
Knoxville CBS affiliate WVLT-TV did a story about MC mathematics professors Dr. Chase Worley and Dr. Jesse Smith, who are using 3D printers to make face shields for local healthcare professionals. As of this week, they have printed about 150 headbands for face shields, and 80 completed face shields have been delivered to local healthcare professionals. Watch the video!
March 2, 2020
The Daily Times covered the Maryville College Nonprofit Leadership Alliance's annual nonprofit fair on Feb. 27 at the Clayton Center for the Arts. Read the story!
Feb. 25, 2020
A group of MC students, faculty and community members recently spent an afternoon in the Maryville College Woods, removing invasive Chinese privet and replacing it with three native plant species. A riparian restoration grant from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency funded the work, which is part of a 100-year plan for the woods. Reporter Amy Beth Miller wrote about the work in a Daily Times story.
Feb. 21, 2020
Dr. Reeves Johnson, assistant professor of economics at Maryville College, talked to Knoxville CBS affiliate WVLT-TV about the impact of the coronavirus on the local economy. Watch the interview!
Feb. 14, 2020
The announcement of Maryville College’s 12th president, Dr. Bryan Coker, received a lot of attention from local media:
- "Next Maryville College president, Bryan Coker, returning to East Tennessee from Goucher College" ran on the front page of The Daily Times in Maryville
- “Maryville College names former UT administrator Bryan Coker as next president” ran in the Knoxville News Sentinel
- Three TV stations covered the event: Knoxville NBC affiliate WBIR-TV, Knoxville CBS affiliate WVLT-TV, and Knoxville ABC affiliate WATE-TV.
Feb. 11, 2020
Knoxville CBS affiliate WVLT-TV did a story about Maryville College's use of “analog zones,” which encourage the MC community to practice more intentional screen time usage – and engage in more face-to-face interactions and real-time experiences. Watch the video!
Feb. 2, 2020
Dr. Aaron Astor, MC associate professor of history, was quoted in a USA Today article titled "Slavery in America: Some historical sites try to show the horrors. Others are far behind." The article also appeared in the Wilmington News Journal.
Jan. 10, 2020
Dr. Aaron Astor, MC associate professor of history and Civil War expert, was recently interviewed by The Washington Post for a story about the origins of several Southern collegiate football team mascots. Read the story! He was also interviewed by Knoxville NBC affiliate WBIR-TV for a similar story on Jan. 13 -- watch the video!
Dec. 30, 2019
Amy Beth Miller with The Daily Times in Maryville wrote about "analog zones" on campus, which encourage the MC community to practice more intentional screen time usage -- and engage in more face-to-face interactions and real-time experiences. Read the story!
Dec. 27, 2019
In an effort to promote positive mental health for children, a Maryville College psychology class partnered with three Blount County elementary schools to create "Be Calm" rooms in the schools. The calming rooms are safe, quiet, low-stimulation areas that allow the user to relax, de-escalate or relieve stress. The Daily Times in Maryville wrote a story about the project.
Dec. 26, 2019
Knoxville NPR affiliate WUOT/91.9 FM talked to Dr. Mark O’Gorman, MC professor of political science and coordinator of the environmental studies program, about Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s first year in office and the state’s environmental policy. Listen to the interview!
Nov. 5, 2019
Next week, arguments challenging the Trump Administration’s termination of the DACA program will be heard by the Supreme Court. Dr. Crystal Colter, professor of psychology at MC, recently penned an editorial calling on Congress to find a permanent solution for Dreamers. It was published in the Nov. 5 issue of the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Nov. 2, 2019
Maryville College's Bicentennial Activity Book was featured in a Daily Times story. Copies of the activity book, created as part of MC's Bicentennial celebration, were distributed to Blount County second graders at the beginning of the school year.
Oct. 31, 2019
Playwright Mary Donnet Johnson talked to the Daily Times Weekend Section's Steve Wildsmith about the Maryville College production of "To Know You." The play about Susan Wiley Walker (MC benefactor and architect/first resident of the home now known as RT Lodge) is one of MC’s bicentennial events. Read the story, "A Walk in the Woods: 'To Know You' tells the story about the woman behind RT Lodge."
Oct. 30, 2019
Playwright Mary Donnet Johnson and actress Denice Hicks spoke to Knoxville CBS affiliate WVLT-TV about the Maryville College production of "To Know You." The play about Susan Wiley Walker (MC benefactor and architect/first resident of the home now known as RT Lodge) is one of MC’s bicentennial events. Watch the interview!
Oct. 25, 2019
Erin Johnson, director of financial aid at MC, was interviewed for a Daily Times story about area student loan default rates. Read the story, "Area student loan default rates fall below Tennessee, national averages."
Oct. 25, 2019
Maryville College faculty members and students participated in a panel discussion about climate change issues. The Daily Times in Maryville covered the event. Read the story, "Ready for Change: Youth panel talks state, national climate issues."
Oct. 23, 2019
Knoxville CBS affiliate WVLT-TV interviewed Dr. Mark O'Gorman, MC professor of political science, for a story about Second Amendment “sanctuary cities,” or “gun sanctuaries.” Read the story, "What Does It Mean to Live in a Second Amendment Sanctuary?"
Oct. 21, 2019
The Daily Times in Maryville covered the College's Founder's Day & Bicentennial Celebration on Oct. 19. Read the story!
Oct. 17, 2019
In this Daily Times column, Steve Wildsmith reflects on Maryville College’s importance to the Blount County community and encourages local residents to get to know MC – especially during this Bicentennial weekend.
Oct. 14, 2019
Knoxville CBS affiliate WVLT-TV interviewed MC President Tom Bogart and Wayne Kramer '74 (co-chair of the Bicentennial Steering Committee) about MC’s Homecoming and Bicentennial celebration.
Oct. 10, 2019
The Daily Times in Maryville covered the kick-off event for Maryville College's celebration of Exercise is Medicine® on Campus Awareness Month, which aims to make movement a part of the daily campus culture at MC. Read the front page story.
Oct. 10, 2019
The Daily Times' Amy Beth Miller interviewed Dr. Melanie Tucker, MC Vice President and Dean of Students, for a story about a $300,000 U.S. Department of Justice grant the College received to strengthen efforts to protect women from violence.
Oct. 10, 2019
A story about the Maryville College Theatre Department's fall production of "Much Ado About Nothing" ran in the Daily Times. Writer Steve Wildsmith interviewed Walker Harrison '13, who returned to campus this fall to teach a theatre class and direct the fall production. Read the story, "Bringing the Bard to Life: MC Alum Returns to Direct 'Much Ado About Nothing.'"
Sept. 10, 2019
A story about Maryville College rankings ran in the Daily Times in Maryville. MC was listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “2020 Best Colleges” guidebook, ranking third overall in the “Best Regional Colleges – South” category and ranking in several sub-categories of southern colleges. In its annual College Guide and Rankings, Washington Monthly ranked Maryville College No. 16 in its list of “Top 200 Bachelor’s Colleges” and No. 30 in its “Best Bang for the Buck Colleges – South” rankings.
March 11, 2019
In honor of Maryville College’s Bicentennial, a group of MC cyclists spent this year’s Spring Break riding more than 300 miles from Rockbridge County, Va., to Knox County, Tenn. – the same route taken 218 years ago by the family of MC founder Rev. Isaac Anderson. The Daily Times in Maryville covered the group’s departure on March 8. The Fincastle Herald caught up with the group during a stop in Buchanan, Va. The News-Gazette in Lexington, Va., interviewed the group before the first leg of the bicycle trip in Fairfield, Va.
Feb. 14, 2019
The Daily Times in Maryville wrote a story about the Maryville College Theatre Department's upcoming production of "Boeing Boeing." Read the story, titled: “Prepare for Takeoff: Maryville College Theatre goes for funny and lighthearted with 'Boeing, Boeing'”
Feb. 7, 2019
Jim Matheny, a reporter with Knoxville NBC affiliate WBIR-TV, did a story about the Isaac Anderson Cabin. The Rev. Isaac Anderson lived in the cabin before founding Maryville College in 1819. The cabin was moved from its original site in Knox County, Tennessee and reconstructed on the grounds of the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend, Tenn. The cabin was formally dedicated at the new site on Feb. 8.
Feb. 3, 2019
A story about the Isaac Anderson Cabin ran on the front page of The Daily Times in Maryville. The Rev. Isaac Anderson lived in the cabin before founding Maryville College in 1819. The cabin was moved from its original site in Knox County, Tennessee and reconstructed on the grounds of the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend, Tenn. The cabin was formally dedicated at the new site on Feb. 8.
Jan. 24, 2019
Knoxville CBS affiliate WVLT-TV did a story about the unique partnership between Maryville College and Cornerstone Analytical Laboratories (CAL), which is housed in MC's Sutton Science Center on campus. CAL has operated since August 2016 as a contract-testing and method-development facility that performs unique yet necessary tests for pharmaceutical, dietary, manufacturing, academic and chemical research industries - and provides hands-on experience for MC students. Watch the story, which features interviews with CAL owner and president Mike Goodrich '92, MC Professor of Biology Dr. Drew Crain, and junior biochemistry major Megan Houston.
Jan. 17, 2019
An article titled "Choral ensembles begin a year of bicentennial celebration at Maryville College" ran in The Daily Times in Maryville and highlighted the MC Division of Fine Arts' Bicentennial Concert, which is scheduled for Jan. 24, 2019.
Jan. 3. 2019
The Daily Times in Maryville covered a Jan. 2 Maryville City Council meeting, during which Maryville College President Tom Bogart was honored for his work as the College enters its 200th year. Kicking off the College’s Bicentennial, Maryville Mayor Tom Taylor proclaimed Jan. 2, 2019 to be Dr. William T. “Tom” Bogart Day in Maryville. Read the Daily Times story.
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Dec. 9, 2018
A story about Maryville College's "Finals Breakfast" tradition appeared in the Daily Times. Read the story!
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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!
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.
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. 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.”
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!
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. 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.