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Campus Notes

on March 15, 2011 by Janet Edwards

Physical Therapy faculty and students recently traveled to Jefferson City, Mo., for Lobby Day.

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 last month. At the conference: Brian Gardner, assistant director of Student Involvement, presented a session entitled “Budgeting 101″ for student leaders attending the conference. He also successfully completed the interview process to be placed on the ballot for the NACA Board of Directors and was recognized for his role as the chair of the Mid America Regional Conference Program Committee for the 2010 conference last October. Peggy Dixon, president, Campus Activities Board (CAB), and Kristin Palmer, executive vice president, CAB,  presented a session entitled “How to Get to Shore Safely with a Watertight Retreat” (about planning retreats for program board membership), for student leaders attending the conference. Dixon successfully completed the process to be placed on the ballot for the graduate student position on the NACA Board.


International Education Day
Deborah Knaust, assistant director of the Center for Global Education, recently traveled with a group of six international students to Jefferson City, Mo., for International Education Day. More than 300 international students from 75 countries and study abroad returnees participated in the event. Maryville students included: Kamran Malik, from Pakistan; Yanan (Allen) Lu, Jing Pan,  Dake (David) Liu  and Lacuo Cili (Vivian), all from China; and Ngoc (Nancy) Nguyen, from Vietnam.


Magnolia Submissions Welcomed
The deadline for submitting art, poetry and prose to Magnolia, Maryville University’s art and literary magazine, has been extended until March 21. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to submit works.

Send submissions to the editorial team.




Register for the Maryville Race Against Violence
The 5th annual Maryville Race Against Violence will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, on campus. Participants may choose from a 5K run, 5K walk or one-mile fun walk. All proceeds will be donated to Safe Connections to benefit victims of domestic violence.

The cost is $5 for students and children 12 and under; $20 for non-students.

To register, contact Carrie Ellis-Kalton, PhD, or register on campus the week of March 21 or the day of the event. Participants may also register online. Free t-shirts will be given to the first 100 registrants.


Tomorrow’s Teachers
The annual Teacher Career Day held recently for 37 teacher candidates from Maryville University’s School of Education programs brought them together with 38 school district representatives from the greater St. Louis metro area. Notably, 15 of the representatives are graduates of, or current students in, one of Maryville’s master’s or doctoral education leadership programs. Over 275 individual interviews were held over the course of the event.

“We are delighted to see how our prospective teachers are highly valued by area schools. Many teaching jobs seem to be opening up in the area now for our graduates, despite what is often reported about the education field lately,” said Sam Hausfather, PhD, dean of the School of Education at Maryville University.


Grad Fair 2011

The Finish Line
During last month’s Graduation Fair 2011, held over a two-day period, more than 300 graduates picked up caps and gowns and took care of other details on the Road to Commencement.


2011 AIGA Student Conference Held on Campus
“Be curious, be worldly, be inspired,” was just some of the advice given by speakers during this year’s annual AIGA St. Louis Student Conference. Maryville hosted the conference on Feb. 26, marking the ninth year the conference has been held on campus (six years, consecutively).

AIGA is the professional association for communication design. The day began with keynote presentations, followed by a group portfolio exhibition for seniors, senior reviews with professionals and breakout sessions.

Among the design professionals were Andrew Wise, ’06, and Patrick Keefe, ’07. In addition to Maryville graphic design students, student designers attended from surrounding schools, including: Washington University, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis Community Colleges, Greenville College (Ill.), Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and Webster University.


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