A group of students returned this month from an intensive learning experience with the NFL Players Association that will likely enhance their career opportunities.
Beginning in the Fall 2011 semester, Maryville University’s School of Education will offer its second doctoral concentration—the Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership program. The program is created for working professionals who desire to build their skills in college and university leadership, administration and teaching.
Green Bay Packers Hall-of-Fame quarterback Bart Starr, whose name routinely appears on lists of the best all-time National Football League (NFL) players, will speak at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, in the Maryville University Auditorium.
Maryville University has received a $3,000 grant from the Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation to support the expansion of Kids Rock Cancer at St. Louis area cancer centers. Created through the School of Health Professions’ music therapy program, Kids Rock Cancer provides a certified music therapist who works with children battling cancer and other blood disorders to write and record their own songs on a keepsake CD.
Renowned Jewish music artist Rick Recht brings his “Tear Down the Walls” community concert to the campus of Maryville University at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the University Auditorium. This interfaith, interactive musical experience utilizes the power of popular rock music to inspire and educate youth about ways to break down bias and prejudice in their communities.
Prior to his evening appearance for the St. Louis Speakers Series on March 22, environmental attorney and activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will give a brief talk on campus in the University Auditorium (time to be announced-check maryville.edu for updates.) His afternoon appearance is free and open to the public.
Nationally and internationally acclaimed leader in the disability rights movement, Marca Bristo, president and CEO of Access Living in Chicago, Ill., will speak on “The ADA Twenty Years After: Past is Prologue,” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, at the Missouri History Museum. Her visit is sponsored by Maryville’s Rehabilitation Services and Counseling Program… Continue Reading
Maryville University alumni, students and friends are invited to enjoy spring training in sunny Florida with fellow St. Louis Cardinals fans. Mark your calendars !
Maryville University will host Bill DeWitt III, president of the St. Louis Cardinals, as the featured speaker in the KMOX Business Owners Speaker Series (BOSS) from 7 to 9 a.m. on Friday, March 25, in the University Auditorium. DeWitt will discuss current issues related to the St. Louis baseball organization.
The next performance of the Music at Maryville series will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, in the University Auditorium. It features instrumental and vocal chamber music performed by David Halen, St. Louis Symphony concertmaster, on violin; Savely Schuster on cello; Miran Halen, soprano; and Katja Georgieff on piano.
In honor of Women’s History Month, Yvonne Johnson, editor of Feminist Frontiers: Women Who Shaped the Midwest, a collection of biographical essays, will speak on the campus of Maryville University at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 17, in Buder Family Student Commons.
A $10,000 grant from The Kranzberg Family Foundation will help enhance Judaic programming among Jewish students, faculty and staff, as well as build interfaith partnerships on campus. Additionally, the funds will allow Maryville, through its Jewish Student Union, to invite Jewish students at other area universities to participate in social events, collaborate on community service projects and gather to celebrate holiday traditions.
Highlights from Portfolio Gallery – Morton J. May Gallery through Feb. 26 Opening Feb. 3 (5-7 p.m.) Robert Powell, curator Portfolio Gallery is a gallery of African American Artists Maryville Talks Books – Wes Moore Thursday, Feb. 17 7 p.m. Christ Church Cathedral Music at Maryville Sunday, Feb. 20 3 p.m. University Auditorium St. Louis… Continue Reading
Issues raised in Dave Eggers’ book, Zeitoun, this year’s Maryville Reads selection, were explored during a recent symposium. The novel depicts a family’s experience during and after Hurricane Katrina. Panelists included educators and business professionals who experienced the tragedy firsthand.
Lisa Ling – World Watcher Ladue News (Feb. 3, 2011) – An interview with journalist Lisa Ling, who was in town as part of the Maryville University St. Louis Speakers Series. Educators Welcome Obama’s Emphasis on Schools St. Louis Beacon.org (Jan. 26, 2011) – Sam Hausfather, PhD, dean of the School of Education, responds to… Continue Reading
Maryville University Faculty Promotions Announced During its regularly scheduled meeting on Feb, 11, the Maryville University Board of Trustees approved the following recommendations for faculty promotion and tenure: Awarded promotion to the rank of Professor: Charles Gulas, PhD, PT, GCS Mary Ann Mercante, MSLS Granted tenure: Elizabeth Buck, PhD Barbara DeSanto, EdD Awarded promotion to… Continue Reading