Maryville University has opened a Newman Center to better serve the spiritual needs of Catholic students. It’s part of an overall effort on campus to minister to students of all faith traditions. Recently, Father Richard Heman established an on-campus presence to celebrate liturgy, share his faith and guide retreats.
Three members of the Maryville University community have been recognized recently for their teaching abilities, whether creating a unique curriculum to bring a subject to life or by helping students gain new skills and understand new concepts through innovative classroom work.
Maryville University Associate Professor of Nuring Shawn Pohlman, RN, PhD, is heading to the University of Sheffield in England to be an examiner on a student’s dissertation there. The student’s work explores a topic similar to Pohlman’s own dissertation, researching the fathers of critically ill premature babies in intensive care.
Maryville University will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: Lessons from Little Rock, featuring a talk by Ernest Green about his experience as one of the “Little Rock Nine.” Green and eight other black students were the first to integrate Central High School, following the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education that declared segregation of public schools illegal.
Popular author and food sustainability activist Michael Pollan will make an on-campus appearance open to the public and address the St. Louis Speakers Series on Tuesday, Jan. 24. On Wednesday, Feb. 8, author Janine Latus will visit Maryville University to discuss her book If I Am Missing or Dead as well as her work to end interpersonal violence.
The School of Education is hosting a birthday party in honor of famed children’s author Dr. Seuss. Alumni are invited to attend with their children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews. Children are encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters from Dr. Seuss books, with fun reading, art and science activities planned. The party for Dr. Seuss will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26 in the Donius University Center.
Alumni and other members of the Maryville University community will get together for a St. Louis Cardinals spring training game in Fort Myers, Fla., on March 9.
Forward Abby Duethman of Kansas City, Mo., was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference women’s basketball Player of the Week earlier this month. And two other basketball players, Shelby Miller and Gerald Shaw, have recently had career-high games.
Maryville University offers several opportunities to hear live musical performances. An online calendar provides details.