The Honorable Jimmie M. Edwards of St. Louis will speak at Maryville University’s Commencement Exercises at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, on campus.
Judge Edwards will also receive Maryville University’s John E. Simon Civic Service Award, named in honor of the late St. Louis businessman, philanthropist and Maryville University Trustee. The award recognizes Judge Edwards for bringing hope to troubled youth by pioneering the Innovative Concept Academy, an alternative school in St. Louis that has turned juvenile delinquents into college-bound high school graduates.
The drive is part of an on-going sustainability effort at Maryville. An outside company will collect electronic devices no longer in use. It will clear personal information and reformat drives that can be re-used. Equipment that cannot be re-used will be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.
ST. LOUIS – Maryville Talks Books, a signature author series from Maryville University, has a strong lineup featuring five books and their authors in May and June.
Upcoming author events include actress and singer Vanessa Williams and her mother, Helen Williams, on Thursday, May 10, at Christ Church Cathedral. They will talk about their mother-daughter bond and how Vanessa Williams overcame setbacks. This is a ticketed event.
The rest of the authors will speak on the Maryville University campus and include former Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bill Bradley, renowned sportswriter Frank Deford, historian Douglas Brinkley talking about Missouri native Walter Cronkite and author Buzz Bissinger, known for his sports books but writing more recently about his two sons.
Maryville University head women’s basketball coach Chris Ellis, ’84 has been elected to the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He will be honored during an induction ceremony at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in
Springfield, Mo., Saturday, April 28.
The 24th Annual Maryville University Golf Classic is scheduled for Monday, July 16, 2012, at the Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters, Mo. The event is hosted by the Maryville Department of Athletics.
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