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Scot-e-News August 2019

Maryville College awarded
$1 million NSF grant

Scots Science Scholars

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded a five-year, $1 million grant to fund Maryville College’s Scots Science Scholars (S3) program. The funding will broaden the program’s impact to create a culture of STEM on campus. Read the press release!

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Colleges of Distinction

MC has been named a 2019-20 College of Distinction for its innovative, high-impact approach to education that focuses on student success and satisfaction. As a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation, MC also received specialized recognition for career development, business and education. Read more!
Dr. Bogart at Convocation

Convocation

Maryville College's 2019 Convocation ceremony will be held Aug. 22 at 11:15 a.m. at the Clayton Center for the Arts. The ceremony, which is open to the public, marks the opening of the 2019-20 academic year. Read more about this year’s event, as well as the history of Convocation at MC!
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Military Friendly

Because of its commitment to and success in attracting and supporting military-related students, MC again has been listed among Viqtory Media's Military Friendly® Schools. The 2019 recognition is the fourth in four years from Viqtory, which is considered a standard-setter for colleges providing positive employment and education outcomes for veterans and their families. Read the press release.
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Ticket Changes

Ticketing for MC football games is getting an upgrade this year, in an effort to streamline sales, support sustainability efforts and collect more accurate data about game day attendance. Read more on mcscots.com.
Softball Scoreboard

Campus Improvements

As Maryville College students and faculty return to campus this month, they’ll notice several improvements that were made over the summer. Read more on the MC website.
Tom Bogart

Presidential Transition

Dr. Tom Bogart announced last month that he will not extend his service as president of Maryville College beyond his current term, which ends in June 2020. Discussions regarding the search for MC’s 12th president are under way. Read the press release.
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Admissions Events

Know anyone who is beginning the college search process? On Sept. 26, MC will host the Blount County College Fair and Financial Aid Night for area students and their families. Know students who would thrive at MC? Please encourage them to attend one of the Meet Maryville preview day events scheduled for 2019-20: Sept. 21, Nov. 9 and April 18.
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Wildlife Calendar

MC’s 2019-20 Wildlife Photography Calendar is available for purchase. The 17-month calendar (August 2019 through December 2020) features beautiful photos taken by students in Dr. Drew Crain’s “Wildlife Photography” course. Calendars can be purchased in the campus bookstore for $10 or shipped for $15. To have a calendar shipped to you, please complete this form or call 865.981.8164.
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Independent Films

Six independent films are coming to the Clayton Center for the Arts in 2019-20, as part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, a program of South Arts that brings the best of new independent film to communities across the South. Read more about the films!
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Video Premiere

During College & Community Day on Aug. 10, attendees had the opportunity to watch the premiere of a special video created in honor of the College’s Bicentennial. The video includes archival footage that hasn’t been shown before. Watch the video!

Bicentennial Celebration

 
Please note that the 2019 Founder’s Day will be replaced by the Bicentennial Celebration Gala on Sat., Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts. Tickets are $25 and will be available for purchase on Sept. 1 at the Clayton Center Box Office. For tickets, call 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com. We hope you’ll join us as Maryville College marks its 200th anniversary!

Other Events

 
Oct. 18-20: Homecoming 2019
The full schedule can be found on the MC website.

Nov. 1-2: “To Know You” Play
“To Know You,” a play about Susan Wiley Walker (MC benefactor and architect/first resident of Morningside, which is now known as RT Lodge), will be performed Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. at the Clayton Center for the Arts. The performances are free and open to the public, but a printed ticket from the box office is required for admission (tickets available Sept. 1). MC alumni will recognize several of the characters who make an appearance during the play! Visit the Bicentennial calendar for more details.

Dec. 6: "Messiah" Performance
Join us for a special Bicentennial performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at the Clayton Center for the Arts! Watch the MC website for more details.
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