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Campus Notes

on June 24, 2010 by Janet Edwards

Goodwill Visit: (l to r) Dr. Jiang Yu, dean of School of Chinese Culture and Communication; President Mark Lombardi; Cui'E Liu, vice president of administration; and Peng Geng, professor of journalism and communication.

Delegation from China Visits Maryville
Maryville hosted representatives from Tianjin Foreign Studies University on Tuesday, June 14. The delegation was on campus to strengthen the relationship between the two institutions, discuss current academic agreements, and explore future cooperation.  During his visit to China last month, President Mark Lombardi paid a visit to the Chinese university and met with administrators.

Students Tour Area Businesses
Karen Tabak, PhD, associate professor of accounting, and students in her Accounting in St Louis class, recently visited Essex Industries, Express Scripts, Bunge NA, Gershman Mortgage and RubinBrown. They also visited Congregation B’nai Amoona and met with controller Tracy Perry, a 2006 Maryville graduate .

Maryville Receives Fundraising Award
Maryville University was selected to receive an Overall Improvement award in the WealthEngine Awards for Educational Fundraising recently presented by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

“Your institution has not only demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism and best practice in its fundraising efforts, it has contributed to the betterment of education advancement worldwide,” said John Lippincott, CASE president, in his letter announcing the award.

The recognition is based on judges’ analysis of three years of data provided to the Voluntary Support of Education Survey, sponsored by the Council for Aid to Education. Out of 253 colleges and universities considered, 34 received awards.

KatieJo Kuhens

Baseball Story Garners Award for Kuhens
KatieJo Kuhens, Maryville’s sports information director, won first place honors in District 7 for her general feature entitled, “The True Meaning of Teamwork,” a story about the Saints’ 2009 baseball team’s efforts to help teammate Tyler Schmitz and his family, who lost everything in a house fire.

Schmitz was looking forward to playing his senior season but had decided to hang up his cleats and took on three jobs to help his family get back on their feet financially.

District 7 spans Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

This marks the first CoSIDA award for Kuhens and the sports information department at Maryville.

To read the winning story, click here.

102 Student-Athletes Named Academic All-Conference

The Great Lakes Valley Conference office has announced that 102 Maryville University student-athletes were named 2009-10 Academic All-Conference. To qualify, a student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or have attained a 3.40 over the two most recent semesters.

Maryville was one of five schools with more than 100 student-athletes that received this honor. Maryville’s number of selections is noteworthy as it is the only school of the top five that does not sponsor track and field as a varsity sport.

Connect with the Maryville Community

Maryville’s alumni association has a growing professional network on LinkedIn to help alumni advance their career connections. Get connected here.

Hold the Date: MRO Day, Sept. 14
Planning for the third annual Maryville Reaches Out (MRO) 2010, scheduled for Sept. 14, is well underway. Already more than 30 organizations have offered projects for Maryville’s day of service. The entire Maryville community is invited to participate – students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends.

“Last year, we had a total of 76 projects and 901 participants.  I am hoping for at least the same number of projects and 950 volunteers,” said Kathy Quinn, associate dean of students.

New for this year’s MRO is the way organizations will submit their application. Agencies can now apply online rather than the paper or fax methods used in the past. Some of the current agencies signed up for MRO 2010 include Covenant House, Ride on St. Louis, St. Louis Crisis Nursery and The Cedars at JCA.

Online volunteer sign-up for MRO 2010 will begin Aug. 2. To suggest projects and agencies, or for more info, contact Kathy Quinn.

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