Exciting developments on the athletic front: Senior Kayla Eckelkamp was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Women’s Golfer of the Month for September. And Maryville University’s Head Women’s Soccer Coach Eric Delabar recently was inducted into the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame.
Maryville mourns the loss of community leader and philanthropist Earl E. Walker (1920—2011), who passed away suddenly on Friday, August 26, at the age of 91.
A lifelong Kirkwood resident, Mr. Walker co-founded Carr Lane Manufacturing Co. with his wife of 68 years, Myrtle E. Walker. Together, the Walkers grew the business from a modest garage shop with five employees to a highly successful, global operation with more than 250 employees and seven subsidiaries.
The Maryville community is busy with preparations to welcome alumni from many generations back to campus later this month for the annual Alumni Weekend celebration.
Maryville is proud to announce the four 2011 Dean’s Award winners. Read more about these alumni who will be honored at this year’s Awards and Recognition Ceremony.
Maryville University is proud to announce the opening of an exhibit of photography from John Wickersham, PhD, professor of philosophy. The exhibit, entitled “The Philosopher’s Eye, a retrospective of John Wickersham’s twenty five years in photography,” will open on September 1, 2011 and run through September 24 in the Morton J. May Foundation Gallery on the Maryville University campus.
The official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Heritage Room will take place Friday, September 23, during Alumni Weekend 2011, and all alumni are invited to attend. The celebration will also bring the unveiling of the Heritage Room’s newest acquisition: video stories from the first round of alumni participants in the Maryville Heritage Video Project.
Registration has already opened for Maryville Reaches Out, scheduled for September 13, 2011. Last year more than 1,000 volunteers served at over 80 projects throughout St. Louis city and county.
Stacy Schiff is scheduled to be the next author appearing in the Maryville Talks Books series. A lecture, Q&A session and book signing are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, September 16 in University Auditorium. Schiff will discuss her latest book, Cleopatra.
Maryville University will host a screening of Fatal Promises, a 50-minute documentary about human trafficking at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 21 in Maryville Auditorium. Director Kat Rohrer will be on hand to present the film, speak about human trafficking and answer questions.
See video of some historic moments on campus and some of the latest good news at Maryville.
Area Teens Find a Way to Work Through Grief St. Louis Post-Dispatch (June 19, 2011) – Maryville music therapy graduate Jessica Hilker, ’11, is featured regarding her work with grieving teens.
Grad Info Session Tuesday, August 9 – 6 to 8 p.m. Donius University Center, Room 107 Adults planning to restart, revamp and accelerate their careers are invited to meet deans and program directors in a relaxed atmosphere to discuss particular graduate programs offered through Maryville’s John E. Simon School of Business and the College of… Continue Reading
Name YOUR Place at Maryville Maryville’s newly renovated and expanded Gander Hall is now open. Along with a dynamic, energizing presence on campus, the building project brings new opportunities for friends of the University to “Name Your Place” at Maryville on any of the indoor and outdoor furnishings of Gander Hall. The list of naming… Continue Reading
John Marino, PhD, assistant professor of English, recently attended the International Congress on Medieval Studies, sponsored by Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich. The annual gathering is the largest of its kind in the world, regularly drawing more than 3,000 scholars and professors of medieval studies. Marino was able to attend several sessions for development…. Continue Reading
St. Louis-area native Marcus Manning has been named director of athletics, effective July 11. Previously, Manning worked as director of membership and legislative services at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). “It’s hard to overstate the positive impact that athletics plays within our campus community,” said President Mark Lombardi, PhD. “In Marcus Manning, we’ve… Continue Reading
The 3rd Annual Young Alumni Night at the Ballpark is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. on Friday, August 12, at Busch Stadium, where the Cardinals will take on the Rockies.
Rebecca von der Heyde, PhD, OTR/L, CHT, associate professor of occupational therapy, has traveled with her students to Guatemala on medical mission trips with the Guatemala Healing Hands Foundation for the past six years. This summer, however, she brought along an additional group of Maryville companions. In partnership with three faculty members, von der Heyde… Continue Reading
Rosemary Gidionsen, ‘50, Jeff Flieg, ’96, and Kacy Blumenstock Thorton, ‘05, are among the 2011 Alumni Award winners that will be honored as part of the Friday night Awards and Recognition Program during this year’s Alumni Weekend. Read on to learn more about their careers and contributions to the Maryville community. Look for the announcement and profiles of… Continue Reading
During a pre-field trip class discussion one summer Thursday, Prof. John Wickersham, PhD, draws a series of crosses on the blackboard, naming each of them as he scratches out distinct shapes: Latin, Bottony, Fleury, Pati, Celtic, crux radians, Maltese. In explaining the origins, he intertwines a bit of Latin, Greek and French.
The Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) has announced that 10 Maryville University student-athletes earned the GLVC Council of Presidents’ Academic Excellence Award.
Maryville University has announced the creation of a new Center for Sustainability. Programs initiated through the Center will help advance sustainability on campus and throughout the greater St. Louis region, said President Mark Lombardi, PhD.
Michael T. Cibulka, PT, DPT, MHS, OCS, associate professor of physical therapy at Maryville University, has been elected a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The designation, the highest honor awarded by APTA, recognizes practitioners who attain exceptional professional excellence and who positively impact the profession.
Maryville University has announced a new academic partnership with Broadcast Center of St. Louis, beginning in the Fall 2011 semester. Through the partnership, Maryville communication students will be provided expanded course offerings in video production and broadcasting at Broadcast Center.
Eleanor Gershien, ’06, has been named a 2011 Ageless Remarkable Saint Louisan for her continued involvement in philanthropy, volunteerism and career pursuits. Gershien, 80, holds the distinction of being the oldest person to receive a Maryville degree.
Maryville University’s new varsity wrestling program will compete in NCAA Division II as an independent during the 2011-2012 competitive season. Legendary wrestling coach Mike Denney will lead the team.
Denney, whose teams have won three-consecutive NCAA titles and six NCAA Division II National Championships the past eight seasons, most recently coached at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO).
Early morning rain and dark clouds threatened this year’s graduation ceremony but gave way to sunny skies just in time to make the scene picture perfect for the University’s 138th Commencement.
Two authors are slated to speak on campus this month as a part of the Maryville Talks Books lecture series: Sister Madonna Buder, SFCC, ’52, author of The Grace to Race: The Wisdom and Inspiration of the 80-year-old World Champion Triathlete Known as the Iron Nun and Justin Cronin, author of the best-selling novel, The Passage.