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.
There’s something magical about Maryville at the holidays.
From campus buildings decked out with evergreen wreaths and glowing red-and-white lights to students–and even Louie–spotted wearing Santa caps. From the solemnity of prayers and lit candles to the unexpected treats of a Thanksgiving feast on campus or freshly baked gingerbread in the dining hall.
Just in time to help people meet their New Year’s resolutions, Maryville University will have a smoke-free campus beginning Jan. 1.
The Associate Dean of Maryville University’s business school, John Lewington, PhD, has been chosen as the new president of Delta Mu Delta, an international honor society in business.
Maryville University’s Director of Alumni Relations Erin Verry will be honored with a Distinguished Service Award.
The award is from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), an organization serving educational institutions and those who work in alumni relations, communications, development and related fields
Author Luis Alberto Urrea visits Maryville University to talk about his book, Queen of America on Jan. 17. Then, on Jan. 24, author Michael Pollan will appear at the St. Louis Speakers Series. His most recent book is Food Rules.
Maryville University commemorated World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 with two screenings of a documentary about the early days of the epidemic in San Francisco and a display of several panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, which records details and reflections about those who have died from the disease.
Maryville is shooting an astonishing 85.7 percent (120-of-140) from the free throw line to lead the country. Rita Flynn has hit all nine of her attempts from the line to lead the team, while Shelby Miller has made 94.7 percent (18-of-19). Kate Childs converts at a 93.8 rate (15-of-16), and Erica Lorton is at 93.5 percent (29-of-31).
Maryville University is taking part in a five-year National Science Foundation grant to create mentoring opportunities for women faculty members in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
The nearly $600,000 grant will allow female educators at Maryville and 11 other schools to work with mentors to develop new colleague relationships. They plan to share knowledge of institutional culture, information about challenges they face and innovative programs available to them. The mentoring relationships will focus on ways to improve career advancement, address ways to balance work and family life and attempt to decrease isolation that may be felt by female faculty members in these fields.
On World AIDS Day, two screenings of the We Were Here documentary will be held at Maryville University. The film describes how San Francisco’s gay and lesbian community mobilized to care for their own during the peak of that city’s AIDS epidemic.
There is always more happening on the Maryville campus than there is space enough to share. One way to distill the best of what’s going on is to pass along moments worth capturing one frame and one caption at a time. The slideshow below provides a peek at some of the best photographs we found this month. To see highlights… Continue Reading
CEO Susan Elliott discusses Across the Divide at Left Bank Books on Nov. 17. On campus, historian Howard Markel talks about his book An Anatomy of Addiction on Nov. 18. And Valerie Plame Wilson and Ambassador Joe Wilson recount their experiences at a Nov. 29 event.
Death & Rebirth, an exhibit of ceramic sculptures from local and national artists, is currently on display in the Morton J. May Foundation Gallery at Maryville University.
Alumni are invited to keep a Maryville University email account after they graduate, but should note an important change. In June, Maryville transitioned all current students to Outlook Live. The University is extending the opportunity to alumni to continue using their Maryville email accounts as Outlook Live accounts.
Here’s a look at the new seasons in women’s and men’s basketball and the new wrestling team. Maryville University has also created the Saints Club, where athletics staff are identifying special opportunities for donors.
Nearly everyone can point to a particular college professor or instructor who made all the difference in his or her education. Some professors shed light on a new subject that never previously made sense; some took extra time to help with a project or final exam; some simply offered helpful advice when you needed it… Continue Reading
Maryville University in St. Louis is honored to receive distinction as a ranked “National University” in the “Best Colleges 2012” list published by U.S. News & World Report. This ranking reflects Maryville’s outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs and the University’s substantial growth over the past five years.
Maryville University’s Center for Civic Engagement and Democracy has started a partnership with the St. Patrick Center, an agency in St. Louis that helps people who are homeless, where University representatives will give presentations to staff at the center on topics ranging from yoga skills to leadership techniques.
Maryville University’s Young Alumni Board has two new co-chairs who share similar goals. Derek Kueker, ’05 and Sheri Vahlkamp Mertens, ’07, ’09 want to encourage more alumni participation on campus and in University-sponsored service activities that will benefit area communities.
Alumni and members of the public are invited to attend upcoming events on the campus of Maryville University.
Alumni with Maryville email accounts are asked to convert to the University’s new email system by Nov. 23, or they will lose their previous emails. Maryville’s Technology Services Help Desk is ready to provide assistance.
Maryville Reaches Out, a day where students, faculty, staff and alumni engage in service opportunities had another successful year. Volunteers gave more than 3,680 hours of their time.