Many Connections. One U.

on January 13, 2012 by Janet Edwards

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration to feature one of the “Little Rock Nine”

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.

on January 12, 2012 by Janet Edwards

Pollan takes up food and sustainability issues; Latus to discuss her work against violence

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.

on January 11, 2012 by Janet Edwards

School of Education plans Dr. Seuss birthday bash

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.

on January 10, 2012 by Janet Edwards

Enjoy a Cardinals Spring Training game with Maryville

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.

on January 9, 2012 by Janet Edwards

GLVC names basketball’s Abby Duethman Player of the Week

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.

on January 8, 2012 by Janet Edwards

Maryville offers musical performances

Maryville University offers several opportunities to hear live musical performances. An online calendar provides details.

on December 14, 2011 by Janet Edwards

Celebrate the season with Maryville University

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.

The Great SmokeOut

on December 13, 2011 by Janet Edwards

Maryville creates smoke-free campus on Jan. 1

Just in time to help people meet their New Year’s resolutions, Maryville University will have a smoke-free campus beginning Jan. 1.

on December 12, 2011 by Janet Edwards

Alumni Profile

Sarah Bailey-Martín, ’11, isn’t just teaching at a school in Mexico, she’s learning there, too. Bailey-Martín, 25, from Arnold, Mo., studied middle school education with an emphasis in language arts while at Maryville University. Even before she graduated in May, she had been hired as a teacher at the American School of Pachuca in Hidalgo,… Continue Reading

on December 12, 2011 by Janet Edwards

Lewington becomes president of Delta Mu Delta

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.

Erin Verry

on December 11, 2011 by Janet Edwards

Verry to receive award from prominent educational advancement group

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

on December 10, 2011 by Janet Edwards

Authors Urrea, Pollan to make January appearances

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.

on December 9, 2011 by Janet Edwards

Film, quilt panels helped recognize World AIDS Day

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.

on December 9, 2011 by Janet Edwards

Women’s basketball leads nation in free throws; wrestling holds first home meet

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).

on November 15, 2011 by Janet Edwards

Alumni Profile

Flewellen ’98, works to open new charter school If you visit a coffee shop with Vincent Flewellen, ’98, you may find it takes a few extra minutes to reach your table.  At Kayak’s Coffee in St. Louis, he stops to greet four separate groups of people, who don’t all know each other, but they all… Continue Reading

on November 13, 2011 by Janet Edwards

Maryville participates in National Science Foundation mentoring grant

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 November 12, 2011 by Janet Edwards

Maryville hosts screenings of We Were Here on World AIDS Day

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.

on November 11, 2011 by Janet Edwards

Capturing moments at Maryville frame by frame

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

on November 11, 2011 by Janet Edwards

Elliott, Markel, Wilson and Plame Wilson set for upcoming talks

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.

on November 10, 2011 by Janet Edwards

Death & Rebirth Sculpture Show

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.

on November 9, 2011 by Janet Edwards

Reminder: Alumni have until Nov. 23 to convert existing Maryville email accounts

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.

on November 8, 2011 by Janet Edwards

Maryville starts Saints Club, encourages alums to attend sporting events

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.

on November 7, 2011 by Janet Edwards

Which Maryville faculty member would you like to thank today? Why?

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

on October 26, 2011 by Janet Edwards

U.S. News & World Report ranks Maryville among best “National Universities”

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.

on October 25, 2011 by Janet Edwards

Center for Civic Engagement, St. Patrick’s Center team up against homelessness

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.

Claire Frandsen

on October 24, 2011 by Janet Edwards

Alumni Profile

Frandsen, ’08 crafts sculpture of comedian on display in NYC For a young sculptor, having an artwork selected for display in New York City is a big deal. But Claire Frandsen, ’08 hadn’t anticipated it would be one of her more unusual scuptures to draw this focus: a small statue she made of comedian Conan O’Brien has… Continue Reading

on October 23, 2011 by Janet Edwards

Kueker, Mertens become new co-chairs of Young Alumni Board

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.

Wilson and Plame Wilson

on October 22, 2011 by Janet Edwards

Newsmakers, business and history experts to give talks open to the public

Alumni and members of the public are invited to attend upcoming events on the campus of Maryville University.

on October 21, 2011 by Janet Edwards

Alumni need to convert existing Maryville email accounts by Nov. 23

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.

on October 20, 2011 by Janet Edwards

Maryville Reaches Out continues to grow and improve communities

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.

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