Maryville University senior Kelsey Graczak is student teaching in an environment far removed from her classmates: in the African country of Burkina Faso. Her current teaching work there is her third visit to the African nation in the past year.
Maryville University Assistant Professor of Studio Art Scott Angus is in the Philippines this week where he will meet the first child he photographed 13 years ago while volunteering for an international effort to fix facial deformities, including cleft palates. This year, recent Maryville graduate Megan Sparks, 21, applied and was accepted to the team. Sparks, of Creve Coeur, Mo., will train with Angus to take surgical photographs and document operations by some of the world’s top surgeons.
Alumni and friends of Maryville University are invited to join Team Kids Rock Cancer, a group of runners and walkers who will take part in GO! St. Louis events on April 14 and 15 to benefit a music therapy program for children battling cancer.
Maryville University has been awarded a $7,500 grant from The Kranzberg Family Foundation, renewing the foundation’s support of University efforts to expand Jewish programming and develop ties between Jewish students, faculty and staff and the broader community.
The School of Education’s birthday party in honor of famed children’s author Dr. Seuss promises to be a wonderful time for alumni, who are invited to attend with their children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews. Fun reading, art and science activities planned. Please RSVP now, as space is limited! (Details available by clicking through to the full story.)
Here’s a look at some of the summer camps and programs offered for children and teens at Maryville University, whether they want to play a sport, learn about sport business management, explore the arts, forensic science or LEGO robotics.
On March 11, Music at Maryville will present a concert of instrumental and vocal chamber music. On March 12, Maryville Talks Books will feature novelist Lisa See discussing her book, “Dreams of Joy.” Associate Professor of Music Peter Henderson is also continuing his wonderful concerts featuring Beethoven’s piano sonatas.
Maryville University and its department of athletics have launched a new, official athletics website – maryvillesaints.com. Maryville University President Mark Lombardi said the new site promotes the University’s brand and reflects its growth and commitment to fans and alumni.