Save the Date: 22nd Annual Golf Classic
The 22nd Annual Maryville University Golf Classic, to benefit the Saints athletic teams, will be held Monday, June 7, 2010, at Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters. For more info, contact Chad Green, 314.529.6837; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Savings Abound in the Bookstore
The University Bookstore’s annual holiday sale runs through Dec. 18. All items imprinted with the Maryville name are 25 percent off, including clothing, cups and gift items. Many seasonal books are also available, including Advent Conspiracy by Rick McKinley, Chris Seavy and Greg Holder, and Handmade Underground Jewelry by Shannon Levart.
‘Marley and Me’ Author Visits Campus
John Grogan, journalist and author of Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog, recently visited Maryville to speak in conjunction with the first Maryville Talks Books event, sponsored in part by Left Bank Books. Grogan discussed his latest book, The Longest Trip Home, a memoir and prequel to Marley and Me.
Saints Teams Compete in Food for Charity Collection
The Maryville University Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) hosted a can drive at the SAAC barbeque last month and collected 357 items for the St. Louis Area Foodbank. The food bank is one of the sites where many student-athletes volunteered during the second annual Maryville Reaches Out day held earlier this fall. Each of the 13 intercollegiate teams was challenged to collect non-perishable food items. Women’s golf collected the most donations.
Frida Berrigan Speaks on Activism
Frida Berrigan, senior program associate of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation, recently spoke to students. Berrigan is a columnist for Foreign Policy in Focus and a contributing editor of In These Times magazine. She also blogs regularly at HuffingtonPost.com. Berrigan’s visit was co-sponsored by Student Life, the Keith Lovin Institute for Leadership and Values and the Maryville Amnesty International Student Group.
First Medart Lecture Features Former Sports Editor
Mark Mulvoy, former longtime editor of Sports Illustrated and author of numerous books, discussed “The Future of Sports Media,” on Nov. 10. Mulvoy’s presentation marked the first in the 2009-2010 series of Medart Lecture Series. During his visit, Mulvoy met with staff members in Maryville’s marketing and community relations department, representatives of Paw Print (Marville’s student newspaper), and students in the sport business management and communication programs.
M*PWR Raises $2,000 for Weinman Shelter
The students of M*PWR hosted more than 120 people- students, faculty, staff and members of the St. Louis community- for the 3rd annual Charity Trivia Night on Oct. 16. The event raised more than $2000 for the Kathy J. Weinman Shelter, which serves as a safe haven and resource for women and children fleeing violent homes. The event also included several educational components to raise awareness about the issue and epidemic of domestic violence and how everyone can be agents of social change.