Students Assist at ‘Cans Film Festival’
Earlier this month, nearly 30 students from the Community Service Club and Maryville Student Government continued an annual collaboration and unloaded thousands of cans and other food items from UPS trucks at O’Fallon, Mo. The service was a part of the annual Salvation Army Cans Film Festival. Patrons at local Wehrenberg theaters receive admission to films for a donation of five cans or other food items, which are donated to the Salvation Army and distributed throughout the region to those in need.
Gander Construction Provides Learning Opportunities
Students in architectural technology classes taught by Darlene Davison, assistant professor of interior design, have paid close attention to the Gander Hall building project this semester. The junior interior design students are learning about construction techniques and methods—and gaining firsthand knowledge by viewing the campus work in progress.
“We’ve watched it from the ground up, from the pouring of the foundation to now,” Davison said. “It’s been a great learning experience.”
Empty Bowls Project to Benefit Operation Food Search
The School of Art and Design, in partnership with Fresh Ideas Food Service Management, will host a special exhibit and serve particularly significant soup lunches next month in support of Operation Food Search. The lunches will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 18 – 19, 2011. A silent auction in the Morton J. May Foundation Gallery will be held on the same days, ending at noon on Jan. 19. Attendees will receive a handcrafted ceramic bowl, made by members of the Maryville community, and a meal of vegetarian soup and bread. The cost for the lunch is $10, and includes the bowl as a take-home reminder of the need for hunger relief in the world, and of participants’ contribution to end hunger here in Missouri. All proceeds for the event will benefit Operation Food Search, which distributes more than 2 million pounds of food to more than 120,000 people in Missouri every month.
Save the Date for 2011 Golf Classic
The 23rd Annual Maryville University Golf Classic is slated for June 13, 2011, at Old Hickory Golf Club. Registration opens soon! For more info, contact Tony Duckworth, athletics director; 314.529.9288.
Congratulations to Julieta Arano-Ocuaman, assessment and data integrity coordinator, on the completion of her PhD in teaching and learning from the College of Education at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Arano-Ocuaman successfully defended her dissertation, “Differences in Student Knowledge and Perception of Learning Experiences among Non-Traditional Students in Blended and Face-to-Face Classroom Delivery.”
Kindred Retires from Academic Success Center
Julie Kindred, director of the Academic Success Center, retired this month. She first came to Maryville in 1999 as a member of the rehabilitation counseling program advisory committee. She accepted her current position in the spring of 2002; At the time, there were five tutors and 22 students being tutored. By the following semester, there were 51 tutors and 325 students being tutored.
“Julie’s impact on campus is far reaching and the foundation that she built for the Academic Success Center, with the help of her tutors and work study students, will carry us well into the future,” said Kathy Quinn, associate dean of students.