After hours of volunteer work on Sept. 18, helping at food pantries and community gardens, child care centers and shelters for homeless people, Maryville students described a combo well known to a successful volunteer: they were tired, but felt their hard work had paid off. Maryville Reaches Out 2012, the University’s fifth annual day of community service, resulted in about 1,100 students, faculty, staff and alumni signing up to volunteer at more than 75 locations in eastern Missouri and southern Illinois.
Maryville’s Alumni Weekend _ Thursday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 30 _ is going to be filled with events including traditional favorites and plenty of new offerings, aimed at making sure there’s something for everyone. Popular events, like the President’s Reception, the Young Alumni Bash and the Golden Circle Reception, will be joined by a family-friendly barbeque called LouieFest, an outing to a St. Louis Rams game and a poetry reading by Professor of Philosophy John Wickersham.
Here are the details of this year’s Saints Athletics Hall of Fame Induction and the Alumni Weekend Award Winners! You can leave an electronic comment congratulating friends and classmates who will be honored.
The Maryville University community will hold a Celebration of Mark’s Life at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Huttig Chapel to remember Mark Roman. The associate professor in the John E. Simon School of Business taught at Maryville for 13 years. He was known for his deep commitment to educating accounting students. Roman, 51, of St. Charles… Continue Reading
During Alumni Weekend, please plan to attend a Tree Dedication honoring Abbey Quitmeyer, ’11. Quitmeyer, 26, of Highland, Ill., died on May 13, 2012. She was a graduate of Maryville’s first Doctor of Physical Therapy class in 2011. Following graduation, she started working at Washington County Hospital in Nashville, Ill. The Tree Dedication will be held at… Continue Reading
More than a dozen new videos of alumni and friends of Maryville University have been added in the past academic year to the Heritage Video Project. When you’re back on campus, please stop by the Heritage Room, located inside the President’s Conference Center in the lower level of Gander Hall or in Pfaff Lobby, outside Maryville Auditorium, and try out the touch screen that brings up video stories.
Maryville Talks Books _ the University’s signature author series _ has a strong lineup this fall, featuring timely works about the killing of Osama bin Laden, the relationship between the Clintons and how it has influenced their lives in politics, and new insights into Thomas Jefferson and how he wielded power. Most of these events are on-campus and free and open to the public, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. The authors give a lecture, engage in a question-and-answer session and sign books.
Educators at Maryville University have started developing new approaches for teaching chemistry in high schools thanks to a generous $100,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company.