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Campus Notes

on October 21, 2010 by Janet Edwards

Basketball Team Hosts Trivia Night
The Men’s Basketball team will host its first annual Trivia Night at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, in Moloney Arena; doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more info and to register, email Ryan Hart.

Steven Johnson

Author Steven Johnson Visits Campus
As part of the Maryville Talks Book series, Steven Johnson recently spoke on campus about his new book, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation. Johnson is also the best-selling author of  The Ghost Map, Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software, and several other books. A contributing editor to Wired, he writes for Discover magazine, Slate, and The New York Times Magazine. Maryville Talks Books is co-sponsored by Left Bank Books.

"Laundry," a painting by Scott Petty

Exhibit is a Family Affair for Digital Media Instructor
The current art exhibit featuring works by Renee Petty, adjunct graphic and digital media professor and design lab/studio manager, is really a family affair. The Compônere Gallery in St. Louis is housing the show, “View Points: The Petty Family,” now through Oct. 30. Forty-three artistic works by six family members are on display.  Petty is showing digital pieces. Her husband, Scott, and daughter, Anne, are primarily showing paintings. Among her sons, Andrew is showing watercolors, Tom is presenting drawings and Alan entered collage.

Maryville Named Lead Institution for Missouri
Maryville has recently been named as Missouri’s lead Institution of Higher Education (IHE) for the Teacher Performance Assessment Consortium (TPAC), a program sponsored in part by the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE). The distinction includes an institutional stipend to provide for Maryville’s efforts as a facilitator of communications among IHEs and State Education Associations (SEAs) within Missouri. Click here to read more about the TPAC initiative.

Dean Charles Gulas, PhD
Dean Charles Gulas, PhD

Dean Gulas Appointed to State Advisory Commission
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has appointed Charles J. Gulas, dean of the Maryville University School of Health Professions, to the Advisory Commission for Physical Therapists. The commission guides, advises and makes recommendations relevant to the physical therapy profession to the Board of Healing Arts. Gulas has been appointed for a term ending Oct. 1, 2012, subject to confirmation by the Missouri Senate. As a board-certified geriatric clinical specialist, he has 34 years experience as a licensed physical therapist and maintains a clinical practice.

Softball Players Named Scholar Athletes
Five Maryville University softball players, freshman Megan Ryder (Chesterfield, Mo.), sophomore Ashley Reed (Lonedall, Mo.), juniors Brittany Ponder (Frohna, Mo.) and Kristen Bray (Ballwin, Mo.) and senior Jessica Hall (Farmington, Utah) were recently named 2010 Girls Got Game NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) Division II Scholar Athletes. To qualify, student-athletes must have a 3.5 GPA (or better) for the fall 2009 and spring 2010 semesters. These honors mark the third time in four years that individual Saints have received this award.

Brian Gardner

Gardner Chairs Conference
Brian Gardner, assistant director of student involvement, recently chaired the Mid America Regional Conference of the National Association for Campus Activities held in Grand Rapids, Mich. He also presented two sessions at the conference.

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