Curious fifth graders spend the day with Marietta’s scientists

May 11, 2012 | 2012
Friends Baylee Brown and Vanessa Wilson were pumped up for class, sitting in the front row and wondering what they would learn about for the next 30 minutes.   The floor littered with fragments of colorful balloons and the smell of smoke still lingering in the air, the two fifth-grade girls knew it had to be something good.  
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1984 graduate receives athletic training’s top research award

October 4, 2016 | Alumni
Tom Kaminski ’84 was a serious student who made a strong impression on Paul Spear, the longtime chair of Marietta College’s Athletic Training program. “He was a bright student. He was one that challenged what we were teaching back then,” said Spear, who retired in 2000. “I can remember that he was always very interested in research, and he...
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Marietta College selects one Rickey Scholar for 2010-11

September 20, 2010 | Rickey Scholars
Laura Carpenter ’14 (Pennsboro, W.Va.) didn’t show a real interest in physics until her senior year of high school. Since then, it has become her favorite subject. That attraction to physics also helped her become Marietta College’s most recent Rickey Scholar.
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Physics Colloquium Series opens with planetarium show on Sept. 16

September 8, 2016 | Physics Colloquium
Space Aliens: Looking for Life in the Universe, which debuted at Marietta College in April of 2016, will serve as the first program in the 2016-17 Physics Colloquium at Marietta College. This presentation will go on an exploration of the Galaxy’s potential for extraterrestrial life. The Daniel M. Soref Planetarium at the Milwaukee Public...
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Associate Professor contributes chapter to book series on Critical Food Issues

October 2, 2009 | Food Issues
Marietta College's Dr. Eric J. Fitch, Director of the Environmental Science Program, recently wrote the chapter “Stewardship of the Land” in a new reference work on global food issues.
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Adventure Space Camp remains a popular program for students

June 16, 2016 | Space Camp
Standing and sitting just outside of Marietta Hall, the countdown began. One … two … three, and with a slight pull of a string the homemade rocket ship — constructed from a two-liter bottle — shoots into the air and every one of the 30 or so people watch to see how high it goes and where it lands. “It’s really fun and I’m learning so much...
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Newfield Exploration Co. establishes petroleum and geology endowment

January 7, 2008 | news2008
Newfield Exploration Company has established the David F. Schaible Petroleum Engineering and Geology Endowment at Marietta College with a $250,000 gift in memory of its late President and COO, announced Marietta's Vice President for Advancement Lori Lewis. David Schaible '83 died on Oct. 13, 2007, after a brief and courageous battle with...
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Annual Krause Lecture Series features autism expert on April 13

April 1, 2016 | Autism
One of the nation’s leading experts in autism is slated to give the annual Ellis L. and Jennie Mae Krause Lecture in Science at Marietta College on Wednesday, April 13. Dr. Jennifer Stapel-Wax, Associate Professor in the Division of Autism and Related Disorders in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine, will speak...
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Camp emphasizes science careers for women

June 25, 2015 | WITS
There was a time when young girls may have found it difficult to pursue careers in science. Thanks to programs such as WITS (Women in the Sciences), which are organized to teach and introduce girls to science and math exploration, those days are long since past. The WITS Summer Science Camp, held every summer at Marietta College, is a STEM (...
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12 high school students receive instruction from MC athletic trainers

November 21, 2005 | 2005
Seven Marietta College students majoring in athletic training became the teachers for two hours Sunday, Nov. 20, as the Department of Athletic Training presented a seminar on lower extremity assessment and treatments. Twelve area high school students participated in the class, which began at 1 p.m. in the athletic training classroom in the...
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Improvements to undergraduate research make big impact in Chemistry

March 13, 2015 | Undergraduate Research
Kaely Becker ’15 (Brunswick, Ohio) is tenacious. Her professors call her stubborn. No matter what adjective you want to use, her determination is a big reason why she will graduate this May as a published scholar.
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David M. Rickey ’78 chosen to speak at 168th Marietta commencement

April 14, 2005 | 2005
Marietta College alumnus and benefactor David M. Rickey, has been chosen to speak at the 168th Commencement on Sunday, May 8. The celebration begins at 1 p.m. in the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center. More than 320 graduates — including the first class of Rickey Scholars — will join Rickey during the Mother’s Day ceremony. Also, the first...
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D.J. DePriest ’16

May 22, 2014 | 2014
D.J. DePriest transferred to Marietta College after completing his freshman year at another school and quickly became involved in the many activities offered on campus.
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Forensics places second in OFA Championship-President’s Division

February 18, 2014 | 2014
Marietta College claimed three awards, including second place in the Team Sweepstakes-President’s Division, in the Ohio Forensics Association State Championship on Feb. 15-16. Kayleigh Bondor ’17 (Canton, Ohio) finished second in Rhetorical Criticism, while teammate Elaina Eakle ’16 (Whipple, Ohio) finished sixth in Informative Speaking.
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John Tynan — Mathematics

May 3, 2013 | 2013
Every class that Dr. John Tynan teaches starts the same way: with a joke.
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Penn Distinguished Professor selected for Krause Lecture Series

February 26, 2017 | Krause Lecture
Dr. Marsha Lester, Edmund J. Kahn Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss climate change during the 2017 Ellis L. and Jennie Mae Krause Lecture in Science at Marietta College. She will discuss, “Climate Change: Chemistry, International Assessment and Policy,” at 7:00 p.m., Monday...
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Ann Bragg — Astronomy

February 5, 2013 | 2013
One minute Dr. Ann Bragg may be teaching astrophysics and the next she could be helping someone tie their shoe as they enter the Anderson Hancock Planetarium. That's how versatile she really is.
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Physician Assistant students connect with local preschoolers

December 17, 2016 | PA Program
Good habits start young, which is why Marietta College’s Physician Assistant Graduate Program is teaming up with the Ely Chapman Education Foundation (ECEF) this fall to help teach preschoolers about healthy living. Ely Chapman is a nonprofit organization providing academic support and mentoring to children living in the Mid-Ohio Valley. In...
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12th annual Physics Colloquium opens with six programs this fall

September 24, 2012 | 2012
Marietta College’s 12th annual Physics Colloquium is back on the schedule with six presentations this fall, beginning with Dr. William McNeely at noon, Friday, Sept. 7, in Rickey 166.
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College honors 21 students during December Graduation Celebration

December 11, 2016 | Commencement
A few students were emotional, others were smiling ear to ear and a couple just wanted to hand the microphone off to the next person. That’s typically how Marietta College’s annual December Graduation Celebration — an informal event to acknowledge the newest members of The Long Blue Line. Twenty-one of the possible 46 graduates participated...
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Students, faculty attend Ohio Naturalists’ Conference in Columbus

March 2, 2012 | news2012
Whether it was a discussion on spiders, millipedes or assassin bugs, Derek Hennen ’12 (Little Hocking, Ohio) was soaking in every bit of the 2012 Ohio Naturalists’ Conference in Columbus. Dr. Katy Lustofin, Assistant Professor of Biology, and Dr. Dave McShaffrey, Professor of Biology, joined Hennen at the Feb. 11 conference that marked the...
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Study puts Marietta among top colleges, universities in student success

September 29, 2016 | Annual Rankings
Marietta College ranks No. 221 nationally in the inaugural Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education survey of more than 1,000 U.S. colleges and universities released this week.
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11th annual Physics Colloquium opens Sept. 17

September 13, 2010 | 2010
The 11th annual Marietta College Physics Colloquium opens Friday, Sept. 17, with Dr. William McNeely, who is retired from the Boeing Corporation.   His presentation is on “How a Particle Physicist Applied his Training at the Boeing Company,” and will be held in the Rickey Science Center.
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Physician Assistant program graduates 13th class

July 16, 2016 | Commencement
For about one hour on this sunny and warm Saturday afternoon, 36 Physician Assistant students were saying good-bye and enjoying the day on the Marietta College campus.
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Fourth-grade students learn about neuroscience

June 18, 2009 | 2009
Neuroscience and fourth-grade girls generally don’t mix. Most people wouldn’t think of 9- and 10-year olds as scientists, but at Marietta College’s Women in the Sciences (WITS) camp, girls spend an entire week exploring aspects of science they probably wouldn’t experience in a regular classroom at school.
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