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Campus Notes

on July 22, 2010 by Janet Edwards

Calling All Pranksters!
Maryville seeks stories from our alumni about pranks, jokes, gags or other hilarious hijinks from your college days. Whether the antics were a yearly tradition or a way to blow off steam during finals week, we’d love to hear your tales. We hope to compile and share the posts with all alumni in a future Maryville publication. Stories of school pranks of all kinds are welcome—elaborate or spontaneous, recent or from the distant past—so take a trip back in time and recall the days when you would do just about anything for a good laugh.

‘Live Like A Saint, Play Like a Cardinal’
The Maryville community contributed to the sea of Cardinal — and Maryville! — red on July 19. A group of 225 people from the University participated in Maryville Meets at the Ballpark at Busch Stadium.

Maryville students, families, alumni, faculty and staff enjoyed themselves while cheering on the Cards on to a 9th inning, 5-4 win against the Los Angeles Dodgers. They wore t-shirts with the saying, “Live Like a Saint, Play Like a Cardinal.”

Saints Teams Earn GLVC Academic Honors
Ten teams from Maryville University were named recipients of the Team Academic Award by the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) conference. The GLVC recognizes each team from member institutions that maintains a 3.30 grade point average for the academic year; 66 teams have earned the honor in the inaugural year of the award.

A total of 51 women’s teams selected for the honor in 2009-10 and 15 men’s teams. From Maryville, the volleyball team led the contingent with its team GPA of 3.60. A complete list of teams follows: Volleyball (3.60)
; Women’s Cross Country (3.58); 
Women’s Tennis (3.57); 
Women’s Golf (3.53); 
Women’s Basketball (3.52); 
Men’s Golf (3.44); 
Softball (3.44); 
Women’s Soccer (3.40); 
Men’s Tennis (3.35); 
and Men’s Basketball (3.30).

Teaching and Learning Conference Registration Opens
The Dr. Mary Ellen Finch Center for Teaching and Learning  will present its 2nd Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL ) Working Conference, “Integrating the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning into Academic Culture,” on Oct. 1-2.

Online registration is now open. For more information, visit the conference website.

Keynote speakers for the conference include Anthony (Tony) Ciccone, PhD, senior scholar and past director of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and Carmen Werder, PhD, director of the Teaching-Learning Academy at Western Washington University.

Werder, co-author of the book, Engaging Student Voices in the Study of Teaching and Learning, will lead a panel of five students who are involved in doing classroom research with their professors. The conference focuses on the exploration of SoTL to enhance teaching and learning in the disciplines, and how to involve students as research partners and capture student perspectives in the impact that SoTL studies have on their learning.

Hold the Date for Maryville Reaches Out
Maryville University’s third annual campus-wide community service day, Maryville Reaches Out, is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 14. Maryville Reaches Out promises to engage students, faculty, staff and alumni in an array of service opportunities in and around the St. Louis community. Day classes are cancelled on this day so that the entire community can be sure to participate. Online registration begins Monday, Aug. 2, and runs through Friday, Sept. 3.

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