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Scot-e-News - December 2019

Your Gift Makes a Difference
Allondre Wilson

My name is Allondre Wilson ’22. I am a design major from Memphis, Tenn. I am writing to you to thank you for helping to make my Maryville College experience possible and to ask you to consider helping another student just like me. Did you know that 100% of MC students receive scholarship support? This is only possible because of the generosity of donors like you, who, year after year, make a choice to brighten the future of MC students like me with gifts to the Maryville Fund. Your gifts make a world of difference to students, and we are immensely grateful for your support. You can make a safe, secure online donation to the Maryville Fund on the MC website.

Dr. Nancy Locklin-Sofer and book cover

Locklin-Sofer Publishes Book

Dr. Nancy Locklin-Sofer, professor of history, recently published “Murder, Justice, and Harmony in an Eighteenth-Century French Village.” The book, which is available in hardcover and e-book as part of the “Routledge Research in Early Modern History” series, is a microhistory that tells of the murder of a woman in a remote part of France. She will discuss the book during the next “Fireside Chats with Faculty” event on Mon., Jan. 27 from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. at RT Lodge.
Scotland photo

Visit England & Scotland in 2020!

Ever wanted to experience the history, culture and choral music of England and Scotland? The “Of Stones and Stars” 2020 Companion Tour to England and Scotland, a trip that parallels MC's Concert Choir Spring Tour, is open to and designed for community members, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and other friends. Both tours are scheduled for May 5-15. Read more about the trip!
"Messiah" performance at MC

"Messiah" Video

The Dec. 6 performance of “Messiah” will air on Knoxville NBC affiliate WBIR-TV at 4 p.m. on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25. If you live in the area, be sure to tune in or set your DVR! The video will also be posted online in January – watch the MC website!
Wildlife Photography Calendar cover

Wildlife Calendar

MC’s 2019-20 Wildlife Photography Calendar is a 17-month calendar (August 2019 through December 2020) that 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. Note: The campus bookstore will be closed from Dec. 21 until Jan. 2. Online orders received from Dec. 13 through Jan. 1 will be fulfilled on Jan. 2
Felix Yarboro and friends/family

Presidential Citation

On Nov. 19, Maryville College President Dr. Tom Bogart presented longtime MC advocate Felix Yarboro with the College’s Presidential Citation. Established in 2001, the award recognizes those individuals and organizations that have realized an outstanding accomplishment, demonstrated community leadership and/or made an exceptional impact on the College. Read the press release.
"To Know You" scene

"To Know You" Video

Missed the November performances of “To Know You” at the Clayton Center for the Arts? The video is now available online. The bicentennial play by Mary Donnet Johnson tells the story of Susan Wiley Walker, a generous MC benefactor and the architect/first resident of the home that is now known as RT Lodge.

Covenant Renewal

Covenant Renewal CeremonyFounded in 1819 by the Rev. Isaac Anderson, Maryville College has been in relationship with the Presbyterian Church for 200 years. In celebration of the Bicentennial and the ongoing relationship with the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Synod of Living Waters and the Presbytery of East Tennessee, the renewal of the voluntary covenant with the Presbytery was a highlight of the recent Presbytery meeting held at MC last month. The purpose of the covenant is to give framework to the shared mission of the Church and the College: “to do good on the largest possible scale” in the lives of students, the Church and the world.

Upcoming Events


Jan. 11: Florida Reunion
Join fellow Florida alumni for a gathering in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area on Sat., Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. More details can be found on the MC Alumni Events page.

Save the Date! Homecoming 2020 is set for Oct. 16-18.
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