Maryville mourns the loss of community leader and philanthropist Earl E. Walker (1920—2011), who passed away suddenly on Friday, August 26, at the age of 91.
A lifelong Kirkwood resident, Mr. Walker co-founded Carr Lane Manufacturing Co. with his wife of 68 years, Myrtle E. Walker. Together, the Walkers grew the business from a modest garage shop with five employees to a highly successful, global operation with more than 250 employees and seven subsidiaries.
The Maryville community is busy with preparations to welcome alumni from many generations back to campus later this month for the annual Alumni Weekend celebration.
Maryville is proud to announce the four 2011 Dean’s Award winners. Read more about these alumni who will be honored at this year’s Awards and Recognition Ceremony.
Maryville University is proud to announce the opening of an exhibit of photography from John Wickersham, PhD, professor of philosophy. The exhibit, entitled “The Philosopher’s Eye, a retrospective of John Wickersham’s twenty five years in photography,” will open on September 1, 2011 and run through September 24 in the Morton J. May Foundation Gallery on the Maryville University campus.
The official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Heritage Room will take place Friday, September 23, during Alumni Weekend 2011, and all alumni are invited to attend. The celebration will also bring the unveiling of the Heritage Room’s newest acquisition: video stories from the first round of alumni participants in the Maryville Heritage Video Project.
Registration has already opened for Maryville Reaches Out, scheduled for September 13, 2011. Last year more than 1,000 volunteers served at over 80 projects throughout St. Louis city and county.
Stacy Schiff is scheduled to be the next author appearing in the Maryville Talks Books series. A lecture, Q&A session and book signing are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, September 16 in University Auditorium. Schiff will discuss her latest book, Cleopatra.
Maryville University will host a screening of Fatal Promises, a 50-minute documentary about human trafficking at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 21 in Maryville Auditorium. Director Kat Rohrer will be on hand to present the film, speak about human trafficking and answer questions.
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