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on February 12, 2013 by Janet Edwards

Maryville offers fun summer camps and pre-college programs

Maryville University offers a variety of fun and interesting summer camps for children and pre-college programs for teens. Our programs allow students to improve their athletic skills, expand their artistic vision, explore the sciences and discover the exciting place where sports and business intersect. Click through to learn what’s being offered and how to register.

on February 12, 2013 by Janet Edwards

Adjunct Prof. Kravitz treks to Base Camp

Maryville Adjunct Professor Paul Kravitz traveled to Mount Everest Base Camp and shares his stories from his adventure in Nepal.

on February 11, 2013 by Janet Edwards

Alumni Profile

Hughey, ’89, promotes musicians, fundraises for wolves – but not at the same time Not every job includes wine and cheese wolf howl events, but Cheryl Hughey’s does.  Hughey, ’89, has just started a new position at the Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka, Mo., coordinating the center’s annual fund. In addition, she continues to run… Continue Reading

on February 9, 2013 by Janet Edwards

New additions to School of Education’s Dr. Seuss Birthday Party on Feb. 24

There’s still time for alumni and their children, grandchildren and other relatives to register for the Dr. Seuss birthday celebration on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Donius University Center. The event includes activities, including Dr. Seuss-themed crafts, science exploration, a scavenger hunt, snacks and story readings from some of Dr. Suess’ best-loved books. There will be a new addition this year, where guests will have a chance to “Meet the Maryville Authors.” Two alumni who wrote children’s books will be on hand, selling copies of their works with profit from that day’s sales being donated to benefit Maryville’s School of Education.

on February 8, 2013 by Janet Edwards

A look at next Maryville Talks Books authors and new lunch with Daniel Pink

Maryville University’s signature author series includes exciting books and authors this spring, and the series had just added tickets for a March 7 lunch with author Daniel H. Pink.

on February 7, 2013 by Janet Edwards

Alumni invited to Spring Break baseball in Florida

Maryville University alumni and friends are invited to one or both of our Spring Break events in Florida on March 6 and 7. Space is limited, so please RSVP soon.

on February 7, 2013 by Janet Edwards

Upcoming events on campus include Yuval Ron Ensemble, Poverty Forum, Missouri Poets Laureate

Upcoming events on campus that are free and open to the public include a performance by the Yuval Ron Ensemble on Feb. 17, a forum to learn more about poverty and how to alleviate it on Feb. 19 and the next Medart Lecture Series featuring the Missouri Poets Laureate on March 15, which is being held with the participation of the St. Louis Poetry Center and the St. Louis Writers’ Guild.

on February 6, 2013 by Janet Edwards

Truths, Tales, Myths and Outright Barefaced Lies…in the gallery Feb. 27 – March 28

A new exhibition of ceramic sculpture and digital art opens Feb. 27 in the Morton J. May Gallery located inside the Maryville University Library called Truths, Tales, Myths and Outright Barefaced Lies… by René Michele-Trapága.

on January 15, 2013 by Janet Edwards

Maryville invites alumni, friends to become a Community Connections family

Maryville’s Center for Global Education invites alumni and friends of the University to join Community Connections, a new program that will match St. Louis-area families with out-of-state and international students studying at Maryville.

The program is aimed at connecting Maryville students who are away from home to an off-campus family, who would invite the students to spend some time with them. Alumni and friends of Maryville will have a chance to stay connected with the University, and to learn more about a current student.

on January 15, 2013 by Janet Edwards

Alumni Profile

Vinson, ’12, named to Missouri council examining independent living resources Bettina Vinson, ’12, who graduated from Maryville with her master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, plans to draw from her education and her professional passions in her new role with the Missouri Statewide Independent Living Council. She recently was named to this group, which works on a… Continue Reading

on January 14, 2013 by Janet Edwards

Catching Up with the Cardinals on Jan. 16

Maryville University invites you to look ahead to what 2013 will bring for the St. Louis Cardinals and to relive the excitement of the past season. The University’s Sport Business Management Program and Rawlings Sporting Goods are co-sponsoring a spirited discussion about the upcoming season and a chance to learn more about the business of baseball. At Catching Up with the Cardinals, panelists will take part in a discussion about what’s next for the team. The discussion will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the Maryville University Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

on January 13, 2013 by Janet Edwards

Maryville hosts Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Jan. 21-24

Maryville University is hosting a Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration from Jan. 21-24. The public is invited to attend related events, including a Thursday, Jan. 24 talk by Diane Nash, who coordinated the Freedom Ride.

on January 12, 2013 by Janet Edwards

School of Education hosts a Birthday Party for Dr. Seuss on Feb. 24

Maryville’s School of Education invites current students, alumni, children and grandchildren to the Dr. Seuss birthday celebration on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Donius University Center. It includes fun, family friendly activities and brings together current students and alumni. Please click through for more information on how to register now to attend!

on January 11, 2013 by Janet Edwards

Casino-themed Alumni Trivia Night on March 2

Join Maryville University alumni and friends at the 2013 Alumni Trivia Night on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Doors open at 6 p.m. and trivia begins at 7 p.m. The event will be held on campus in Gander Dining Hall. Lots of fun is in store for this year’s casino-themed event including music, fabulous door prizes,… Continue Reading

on January 10, 2013 by Janet Edwards

Lincoln author, thriller writer among upcoming Maryville Talks Books appearances

Maryville University’s signature author series Maryville Talks Books brings five acclaimed authors to the St. Louis area this winter and spring, from Pulitzer Prize-winner Elizabeth Strout to popular food and culture writer Michael Pollan. Author David Von Drehle visits campus to talk about his new Abraham Lincoln book, and Daniel H. Pink, who attracted an enthusiastic audience in a previous visit, will discuss his latest book about the art and science of selling. Novelist Lisa Gardner also comes to town to share details about her latest thriller Touch & Go.

Please note that locations vary for these Maryville Talks Books events; click through for complete details.

on January 10, 2013 by Janet Edwards

Support Kids Rock Cancer and Run for a Rock Star at GO! events April 6 and 7

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 6 and 7 to benefit a music therapy program for children battling cancer. Reduced registration rates available through March 1.

on January 9, 2013 by Janet Edwards

Basketball celebrates successes, including record-breaking shot by Duethman

The women’s and men’s basketball teams are celebrating a historic weekend. Senior Abby Duethman of Kansas City, Mo., became Maryville’s all-time leading scorer with 1,330 points after her final basket against Bellarmine University on Saturday, Jan. 12. In the second game of the day, Maryville men overcame a 12-point deficit to defeat the No. 4 ranked Bellarmine 69-64. It was the Saints’ first victory over a nationally-ranked team in their history.

on January 8, 2013 by Janet Edwards

Author Young to speak at Maryville about “Cross Roads” book

The Tom Hill Institute presents author William Paul Young at Maryville University, where Young will give a reading from his latest book Cross Roads, take part in a question-and-answer session and sign books, available for sale at the event from Left Bank Books. Young will appear at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13 in the Maryville University Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

on December 11, 2012 by Janet Edwards

Celebrate the holidays with Maryville University

The holiday season is always a special time at Maryville University, from Christmas celebrations to Hanukkah candle lightings. The buildings are decked in evergreen wreaths and red-and-white lights. Click through for a photo slideshow of some of the season’s best campus images!

on December 10, 2012 by Janet Edwards

Maryville ranked No. 1 Over-Performing University in Nation

A recent U.S. News & World Report analysis determined that Maryville University is the No. 1 over-performing university in the country.

Experts at U.S. News & World Report looked at data from the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2013, then took peer assessment and compared it to actual rankings. Maryville University’s performance is 87 places above its peer assessments.

on December 8, 2012 by Janet Edwards

Student, prof team up on photo lab redesign

When Assistant Professor of Studio Art Scott Angus started at Maryville University, he knew the University needed to update its photo lab space. And he soon realized part of the solution could be found right on campus, as he enlisted the help earlier this year of student Karen Smith, an interior design major, to collaborate with him on the redesign.

on December 7, 2012 by Janet Edwards

Men’s basketball records best start ever

The men’s basketball team is having the best start in program history, with five straight wins. On Dec. 5, they beat the University of Missouri-St. Louis Tritons. It was their first win over the Tritons in 14 attempts.

on December 7, 2012 by Janet Edwards

Alumni Profile

As the Director of Events at the Kemp Auto Museum in Chesterfield, there’s one question that Lisa Roberts, ’06, is used to fielding: what kind of a car does she drive?

“My clients ask me that all the time,” she says with a laugh. “It’s a 2012 (Jeep) Grand Cherokee.”

And her dream car? Well, she’s rather partial to the 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing that’s part of the museum’s impressive collection.

The Kemp Auto Museum , which was founded in 2005 and opened in 2006, focuses on early Mercedes-Benz vehicles, though there are many other well-known cars like a 1973 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow in the collection. The museum explores at the lasting influence of European design and technology on subsequent generations of cars.

Roberts, a St. Louis resident who studied earned her bachelor’s of marketing at Maryville, is responsible for the museum’s publicity and coordinating more than 100 special events a year.

on December 6, 2012 by Janet Edwards

Warfare expert P.W. Singer on campus Jan. 22

Alumni and friends of Maryville University are invited to attend a brief talk and question-and-answer session by P.W. Singer, a specialist on 21st century warfare. Singer will be on campus Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 11:30 a.m. in Maryville University Auditorium.

on December 5, 2012 by Janet Edwards

Save the Date: Alumni invited to upcoming Trivia Night, Dr. Seuss Birthday events

We wanted to let alumni know about two 2013 events, so they can save the dates on their calendars. The Dr. Seuss Birthday Party will be on Sunday, Feb. 24. Alumni Trivia Night will be on Saturday, March 2.

on November 13, 2012 by Janet Edwards

Maryville establishes new ties with students in Southeast Asia

Maryville University is working to expand its international reach, and no one knows that better than the University’s new Director of International Admissions Kirstin Kahaloa, who recently returned from a trip to the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.

She’s part of a new group of admissions officials from eight schools, calling itself the Missouri, Iowa and Minnesota (MIM) group. Kahaloa traveled to the Philippines independently on behalf of Maryville, but visited the countries with the MIM tour, so that overseas schools could learn more about several Midwest institutions at once.

on November 12, 2012 by Janet Edwards

Kiplinger’s, RCGA recognize Maryville with recent honors

Maryville University has received two recent honors, being recognized as a best value among private universities nationwide, and as a top instiution shaping the future of the St. Louis region.

on November 12, 2012 by Janet Edwards

Alumni Profile

The sounds of taiko drums resonated through the corridors of the Donius University Center during a recent International Fair to celebrate the many cultures and countries of Maryville students. The event included a special Maryville connection, as not one, but two, of the performers with the St. Louis Osuwa Taiko group were Maryville alumni.

Both Junsei Itoh, ’89, and Julie Wiese, ‘ 06, perform with the group. Taiko is the Japanese art of drumming associated with religious ceremonies and festivities. Performers often, but not always, play on large drums, as they use choreographed movements. “St. Louis has an interesting tie to the origins of taiko,” explained Wiese. Modern taiko was created in Suwa, Japan, a sister city to St. Louis. While taiko dates back to ancient times, it was reinterpreted in the 1950s by jazz drummer Daihachi Oguchi. He began playing taiko drums in an ensemble in Suwa, giving rise to taiko’s modern popularity. Oguchi visited St. Louis in 1986, and later donated taiko to the community. It led to the creation of St. Louis Osuwa Taiko.

on November 11, 2012 by Janet Edwards

Campus Ministry invites public to “God in the Box” documentary, discussion

What does God mean to you? What does God look like to you? In recent weeks, Director of Campus Ministry and Community Service Stephen Di Salvo has invited members of the Maryville community to reflect on these questions. He and some students have set up a portable box-like station in Gander Hall, where people can stop and write or draw an image of their understanding of God.

At 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, the documentary God in the Box will be shown in Maryville Auditorium, followed by a question-and-answer session with the film’s director Nathan Lang. The documentary runs about 80 minutes. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

on November 10, 2012 by Janet Edwards

Author Jon Meacham at Maryville Talks Books on Dec. 5

Jon Meacham, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of bestsellers “American Lion” and “Franklin and Winston,” has written a new biography, “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power.” He provides fascinating new insight into this American leader.
This is a ticketed event, with complete details available by clicking through to the rest of this article. Meacham will appear as part of the Maryville Talks Books series.

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