Maryville University has announced that Cokie Roberts, respected journalist, author and ABC News political commentator, will deliver the 2011 commencement address on Saturday, May 7. Roberts will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree during the ceremony.
This year, as has been the case for the past 12 years, a group of Maryville University students traveled to Pensacola, Fla., for an alternative spring break—one in which the primary objective was not maximizing beach time, but rather, helping to build a house with Habitat for Humanity.
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. Starr will speak on “Being the Best You Can Be.”
Admission to Starr’s presentation is free and open to the public.
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 at 2:20 p.m. on campus in the University Auditorium. His afternoon appearance is free and open to the public.
Maryville has been awarded a two-year, $300,000 federal grant through the Missouri Department of Higher Education to develop Constructivist Early Childhood Science: Building Inquiring Minds, a program aimed at improving early childhood science education. The program will be coordinated through Maryville’s School of Education and College of Arts and Sciences.
A group of students from Maryville University traveled last month to Jefferson City, Mo., for three days of training as part of the 2011 Missouri Governor’s Student Leadership Forum. Focused on faith and values in leadership, the forum is held in conjunction with the Missouri Governor’s Prayer Breakfast. This is the fifth year that Maryville has participated, under the guidance of Nina Caldwell, EdD, vice president for Student Life and dean of students.
The Maryville community mourns the loss of longtime colleague Julieta Arano-Ocuaman, who died tragically in a car accident on Feb. 18. Arano-Ocuaman served as assessment and data integrity coordinator in the Office of Academic Affairs and also as an adjunct professor.
“Julieta was very passionate about her work and was a committed teacher. We were all very proud of her when she recently received her PhD. She will be greatly missed,” said President Mark Lombardi.
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. An opportunity to network and enjoy free breakfast begins at 7 a.m.; DeWitt will speak at 8 a.m. Attendance is free, but advance reservation is requested.
The 50th Anniversary of Maryville University’s move from its original south St. Louis campus to West St. Louis County will be celebrated during this year’s Alumni Reunion. In preparation for the big move, the institution (then Maryville College) held a spectacular two-day auction on March 24-25, 1961.
Did your family purchase memorabilia at the auction? We’d love to know what in particular was sold and where those special pieces and mementos might be now for an upcoming story in Maryville Magazine.
Rajasthan: Ancient Traditions, Modern Colors – Exhibit through Mar.26 Morton J. May Gallery Marca Bristo – Rehabilitation Speakers Series March 29 4:30 p.m. University Auditorium Spring Training with the Cardinals Ballgame / Lunch Saturday, March 1 Roger Dean Stadium – Jupiter, Fla. St. Louis Cardinals vs. Florida Marlins Game time: 1:05 p.m. For more information,… Continue Reading
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 the State of the Union address. St. Louis Doctor Talks About Helping in Haiti KPLR 11 (January 25, 2011) — Chuck Gulas, PhD, dean of the School of Health Professions, is… Continue Reading
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 4:30 p.m. on March 29, in the University Auditorium. Her visit is sponsored by Maryville’s Rehabilitation Services and Counseling Program as part of the Rehabilitation Speakers Series.
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’ award-winning Touring Ensemble brings its production of “Shrew In a Few” to Maryville University at 7 p.m. on April 12, in the University Auditorium.
Karl Rove, former deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to President G.W. Bush and Howard Dean, former governor of Vermont and former DNC chairman, will square off in debate during the final St. Louis Speakers Series event at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at Powell Symphony Hall.
Jefferson City Visitors Faculty members Ann Fick, Mike Cibulka and Sandy Ross recently accompanied doctoral physical therapy students to Jefferson City, Mo., for Missouri Physical Therapy Association Lobby Day. Campus Leaders Attend Conference Several members of the Maryville community attended the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) national convention hosted in St. Louis late… Continue Reading
Barbara DeSanto, EdD, APR, Fellow PRSA, director of the communication program, has published a second edition of an international public relations casebook, Public Relations Cases, International Perspectives, Second Edition. (Taylor and Francis of London.) Co-authors include Danny Moss, University of Chester, England and Melanie Powell, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England. The book is a collection… Continue Reading