Jon Meacham, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of bestsellers “American Lion” and “Franklin and Winston,” has written a new biography, “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power.” He provides fascinating new insight into this American leader.
This is a ticketed event, with complete details available by clicking through to the rest of this article. Meacham will appear as part of the Maryville Talks Books series.
The Sharp Shooters and Maryville University are presenting an exhibit called Kaleidoscope: Photographic Perceptions from Nov. 1-30.
Sharp Shooters is a group of 10 artists who meet once a month to discuss photographic techniques and critique their current work.
Many students say LIVEDemocracy _ a nonpartisan, campus-wide effort to educate them about the electoral process and the issues _ has allowed them to make strides in their political understanding and involvement. The Buder Family Student Commons has been filled with crowds watching the Presidential debates, listening to professors provide background on the issues and using social media to share their opinions. Alumni are welcome to take part, either by coming to the next debate watch event or by chiming in through social media.
There’s a Maryville University-organized trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands this January. Alumni are invited to join faculty and students on this visit from Jan. 3-11, 2013.
Maryville University’s Alumni Weekend 2012 attracted nearly 1,500 people to campus, an exceptionally strong turnout that resulted in a wonderful weekend from Sept. 27-30. Please click through for a new photo slideshow featuring some of the weekend’s highlights.
The Maryville Symphony and the Music at Maryville program are hosting two upcoming events on campus, which provide access to wonderful music and talented performers. The Maryville Symphony performs Oct. 28 and pianist Peter Henderson, DM, will give a Music at Maryville performance on Nov. 4.
The University’s signature author series Maryville Talks Books continues at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, with writer William H. Chafe discussing his new book Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal. Please note this event is at the Schlafly Branch Library, 225 North Euclid Ave. in the Central West End. At Maryville Talks… Continue Reading
Please share your favorite fall Halloween memories with us!
After hours of volunteer work on Sept. 18, helping at food pantries and community gardens, child care centers and shelters for homeless people, Maryville students described a combo well known to a successful volunteer: they were tired, but felt their hard work had paid off. Maryville Reaches Out 2012, the University’s fifth annual day of community service, resulted in about 1,100 students, faculty, staff and alumni signing up to volunteer at more than 75 locations in eastern Missouri and southern Illinois.
Maryville’s Alumni Weekend _ Thursday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 30 _ is going to be filled with events including traditional favorites and plenty of new offerings, aimed at making sure there’s something for everyone. Popular events, like the President’s Reception, the Young Alumni Bash and the Golden Circle Reception, will be joined by a family-friendly barbeque called LouieFest, an outing to a St. Louis Rams game and a poetry reading by Professor of Philosophy John Wickersham.
Here are the details of this year’s Saints Athletics Hall of Fame Induction and the Alumni Weekend Award Winners! You can leave an electronic comment congratulating friends and classmates who will be honored.
The Maryville University community will hold a Celebration of Mark’s Life at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Huttig Chapel to remember Mark Roman. The associate professor in the John E. Simon School of Business taught at Maryville for 13 years. He was known for his deep commitment to educating accounting students. Roman, 51, of St. Charles… Continue Reading
During Alumni Weekend, please plan to attend a Tree Dedication honoring Abbey Quitmeyer, ’11. Quitmeyer, 26, of Highland, Ill., died on May 13, 2012. She was a graduate of Maryville’s first Doctor of Physical Therapy class in 2011. Following graduation, she started working at Washington County Hospital in Nashville, Ill. The Tree Dedication will be held at… Continue Reading
More than a dozen new videos of alumni and friends of Maryville University have been added in the past academic year to the Heritage Video Project. When you’re back on campus, please stop by the Heritage Room, located inside the President’s Conference Center in the lower level of Gander Hall or in Pfaff Lobby, outside Maryville Auditorium, and try out the touch screen that brings up video stories.
Maryville Talks Books _ the University’s signature author series _ has a strong lineup this fall, featuring timely works about the killing of Osama bin Laden, the relationship between the Clintons and how it has influenced their lives in politics, and new insights into Thomas Jefferson and how he wielded power. Most of these events are on-campus and free and open to the public, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. The authors give a lecture, engage in a question-and-answer session and sign books.
Educators at Maryville University have started developing new approaches for teaching chemistry in high schools thanks to a generous $100,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company.
Maryville University is making plans for this year’s Alumni Weekend, including favorite traditional events and new additions for alumni and their families. Alumni from all years are welcome, with the Class of 1962 celebrating its 50th reunion.
Reunion Weekend this year will be held from Thursday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 30.
During Alumni Weekend on Friday, Sept. 28, Maryville University honors alumni with several specific awards celebrating their work to strengthen their communities, their considerable contributions to the University and the ways they have put the knowledge and values from Maryville into practice in their own lives. This year, 10 alumni will receive awards.
The Maryville University Department of Athletics has announced its 2012 inductees to the Saints Athletics Hall of Fame. The class features student-athletes Marissa Essner Johnson, Amanda Nuyt, Maureen Walterbach Redeker, former coach John Renaud and the newest recipient of the Lonnie Folks Award, Eugene A. “Roscoe” Dorriere. This year’s induction ceremony will take place Thursday, Sept. 27 in the University Auditorium.
At the Shaw Nature Reserve, five Maryville University undergraduate students and Maryville Assistant Professor of Biology Kyra Krakos are conducting field research this month that could help scientists identify how changes in the region’s climate impact local plant communities.
Maryville University alumna Veronica Hilyard, ’91, won the Ms. Missouri Senior Pageant in a July 8 competition at the Florissant Civic Center Theater. The pageant, held annually, celebrates the accomplishments of women over the age of 60. Hilyard now goes on to the national competition in Atlantic City, N.J. from Oct. 7-12, 2012.
University President Mark Lombardi conferred academic degrees for hundreds of students during an outdoor spring commencement on May 5. St. Louis Juvenile Court Judge Jimmie Edwards, known nationally for his work developing an alternative school for troubled youth in St. Louis, delivered the commencement address.
Maryville students teamed up with the National Blues Museum to create a blues music mural in the windows of the Laurel Building, future site of the museum in downtown St. Louis.
In April and early May, Maryville students with the support of artist Phil Jarvis painted their own designs onto the building’s massive 11-foot by 5-foot windows that line Washington Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets.
Maryville University will hold a dedication ceremony for its newest residence hall at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 18, in honor of Cookie and T.R. Potter Jr. The building’s name recognizes Maryville alumna and former trustee Marguerite “Cookie” Potter-Feinberg and her late husband T. Randolph Potter Jr.
The 2012-13 St. Louis Speakers Series will feature a variety of leaders, authors and personalities, including former Republican Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, Jr., former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, author Jeannette Walls and former Mexican President Vincente Fox.
The National Association for Campus Activities recently announced Maryville’s Assistant Director of Student Involvement Brian Gardner ’03, ’07, will serve as vice chair for programs to its board of directors.