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Campus Notes

on September 4, 2009 by Janet Edwards

Maryville to Host Conference on Teaching and Learning
Maryville University will host the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, “Integrating the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning into the Academic Culture: Creating a Commitment to Classroom Research,”  on Oct. 2-3, 2009. Keynote speakers are Kathleen McKinney, PhD, of Illinois State University and Randall Bass, PhD, of Georgetown University. The conference will feature presentations of SoTL research, interactive sessions, workshops and participant-driven sessions.

OT Program Opens New Lab Site
Three new occupational therapy labs and a classroom opened this fall in the Chapel Hill office building at Mason Road and I-64. More than 120 Maryville students are enrolled in the program. The new labs, which replace two labs formerly located on the main campus, will provide areas for students to practice skills such as splinting, gross motor exercises, sensory integration techniques, assistive technology use and daily living skills. A multipurpose room will be used for classroom and other large group activities.

U.S. Senator McCaskill Visits Campus
Maryville University hosted U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) as a featured speaker in the KMOX Business Owners Speaker Series on Sept. 14.  McCaskill discussed her plan to sustain small- to mid-sized companies in the St. Louis region and addressed challenges the region faces regarding the automotive industry. She also spoke about the Boeing C-17 programs and her effort to promote healthcare reform and how it will impact small business owners.

National City Sponsors St. Louis Speakers Series Event
Maryville has partnered with National City, now a part of PNC, in bringing well-known economist Robert Reich to the region as a featured guest in the St. Louis Speakers Series. Reich will speak at 8 p.m. on Jan. 19 at Powell Symphony Hall. For the first time in many years, Maryville University invites corporations and foundations to partner with the University to presenting these world-renowned speakers to St. Louis audiences. For more information, please contact Peggy Michelson, 314.529.6543; pmichelson@maryville.edu.

Criminal Justice Program Hails First Police Academy Graduate
Maryville student Daryl Reitzner graduated from the St Louis County and Municipal Police Academy (CMPA) in June and is currently employed by the University City Police Department. Reitzner is the first Maryville student to attend the academy through the Criminal Justice Program.

Literacy Workshop Draws Local Educators to Campus
Maryville University hosted the literacy workshop, “Motivating Struggling Readers through Integrating Phonics, Fluency, Comprehension and Authentic Text,” on July 7. Keynote speaker Timothy Rasinski, PhD, professor of literacy education at Kent State University, led a highly interactive session on motivating young readers.

Maryville Magazine Now Available Online
The current issue of Maryville Magazine is now available online through the Marketing and Community Relations page on the University website.

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