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Scot-e-News - July 2019

Bicentennial College & Community Day
Wynonna & The Big Noise photo

Maryville College’s Bicentennial College & Community Day will be held on Sat., Aug. 10 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on and near the Clayton Center Plaza. The community is invited to this free event, which will include food trucks, bounce houses, face painting and two screenings of a Bicentennial video that will feature unique historical footage. The first 200 people to check in at the Maryville College tent each will receive a $5 food voucher. The first 100 people also will receive a free T-shirt. We hope to see you there!

1969 Moon landing photo

Reflections on the First Moon Landing

On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Maryville College Professor Dr. Mark O'Gorman reflects on the first moon landing, which took place July 20, 1969.
Kirksey Croft

Help at the Border

Maryville College junior political science major and Bonner Scholar Kirksey Croft ’21 is at the U.S.-Mexico border, interning with the Border Community Alliance, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that focuses on social and cultural issues. Read about her summer internship, as reported by The Daily Times.
Frank Twum-Barimah and Tom Bogart at 2019 Alumni Awards Ceremony

2020 Alumni Awards

Do you know someone deserving of an alumni award? The deadline is Oct. 1 to submit nominations for the 2020 Alumni Citation, Kin Takahashi Award for Young Alumni Award and Distinguished Service Award.
Alumni at Homecoming

Homecoming 2019

Homecoming 2019 is set for Oct. 18-20. Watch your mailboxes for the brochure! The classes of ’59, ’69 and ’79 have milestone reunions this year, and several other classes are planning reunions. Reunion information can also be found on the MC website. A Bicentennial Celebration is planned for the evening of Oct. 19.

Other Events


Aug. 18: Bicentennial Church and College Community Worship
The community is invited to attend Maryville College’s Bicentennial Worship Service on Sun., Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Clayton Center for the Arts. In addition to welcoming first-year students, this year’s worship service will celebrate our area’s faith communities and our history of shared mission and service. And shared music will be a highlight! If a quartet or several members of your church choir would like to participate in a community choir for the service, please contact Kathleen Farnham or Alan Eleazer.

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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