C (Cabinet to CV)
Capitalize when referring to Marietta College Cabinet or Marietta
College Cabinet. On second reference use the lower-case cabinet.
The cabinet is made up of the following positions: President,
Provost (academic dean), Vice President of Advancement (development),
Vice President for Administration and Finance, Dean of Student
Life, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Director of
Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation.
Capitalize this when referring to the full and proper title of a major fundraising drive,
such as the Comprehensive Campaign; use "the campaign" (lower case) in subsequent
Capitalize when referring to Marietta College's master listing of events. Can also be called
a master calendar, but do not capitalize.
Capitalize when referring to Marietta College's police force. Do not refer to them as
Campus Public Safety or CPS.
Capitalize when referring to Marietta College's program. Formerly called Conference
Services or Summer Conferences.
Campus Writing Center
Capitalize when referring to Marietta College's program, which is located in Thomas
Hall. Also known as Writing Center. Offers one-on-one writing assistance to any member
of the Marietta College community.
Marietta College style is to capitalize any reference to the College, names of
professorships, buildings, particular offices, and rooms with
names, certain special-interest programs (such as Honors Program
or Study Abroad) and most Marietta College-specific events and
programming (such as Marietta Fund, Homecoming, Esbenshade Series,
Career Center, The
Capitalize when referring to Marietta College’s office, which is located in the Gilman
Center. The office is designed to service the career needs of all students and alumni.
Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
The preferred spelling ends with -log, not -logue.
No periods when used for compact disk or certificate of deposit.
Note use of hyphen and all caps (acronym for read-only memory).
Center for Families and Children
Developed by psychology faculty member Dr. Mary Barnas in the
fall of 2003 and opened in the spring of 2004. The Center is designed
to enrich the lives of both Marietta College students and the
people in the surrounding communities. It offers special programs
to families and allows students to observe and interact with the
families as part of their course work.
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The Center for Families and Children, located in the old "Porter House" across from Mills Hall and adjacent to the Dyson Baudo
Recreation Center, opened in the spring of 2004. Dr. Mary V. Barnas, a
McCoy Professor of Psychology, helped develop and establish the
program in fall of 2003. In addition to offering enrichment
opportunities for local parents and children, this unique educational
gathering place provides an opportunity for psychology and education
students to apply what they are learning in the classroom to their
interactions with children at the center.
Generally, do not capitalize it (the 19th century or 19th-century architecture), except when part of a proper name or title (Century 21 Realty; Life of the 21st Century, by John
Smith). Only hyphenate when the century forms a compound modifier.
Marietta's board of trustees and academic departments have a chair, not a chairman. Use "chair" to avoid gender bias. (Note that some exceptions may exist whereby a person's
official title is chairman or chairwoman.)
Chair and professorship are generally interchangeable; chair and professor are not. A
professor who holds the chair IN a discipline should be referred to as the professor OF
the discipline, keeping the name of the chair capitalized, even in shortened, casual
references: Dr. Sid Potash, Milton Friedman Chair of Economics, led the discussion, or
Dr. Sid Potash is the Milton Friedman Chair of Economics or Dr. Sid Potash holds the
Milton Friedman Chair in Economics.
Current Chairs and Professorships
- The Ebenezer Baldwin Andrews Chair of Natural Science, established in 1925 and
endowed in 1934 under the will of Katherine Andrews Mather, memorializes her
father, an 1842 graduate and a professor of geology, mineralogy, and chemistry at
the College from 1851 to 1870.
- The Israel Ward Andrews Professorship in Religion was established in 1905 from a
bequest of Dr. Andrews, president of the College from 1855 to 1885. The
designation of the chair underwent several changes.
- The Benedum Professorship, established in 1965 through a grant from the Claude
Worthington Benedum Foundation of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is an endowed
fund in support of the chair of the Edwy R. Brown Department of Petroleum
Engineering. Among other members of the family, the fund is in memory of
Michael L. Benedum, an internationally prominent figure in petroleum and an
honorary trustee and alumnus of the College.
- The Erwin Professorship in Chemistry was reestablished in 1935 after being
unassigned for many years. It is a memorial to Cornelius B. Erwin of New Britain,
Connecticut, a benefactor of the College during his later lifetime and through his
will following his death in 1885.
- The William R. and Marie Adamson Flesher Chair in the Humanities was
established in 1983 from funds left for the purpose by the Drs. Flesher, both
deceased. Graduates of the College, he in 1930, she in 1927, they were each
awarded an honorary degree in 1968 in a joint conferral, the first in the College's
history and the only one to date.
- The Milton Friedman Chair in Economics has been funded through a trust
established by Lester E. and the late Alice McCoy Merydith, alumnus and alumna
of the College in the Classes of 1927 and 1928, respectively, of Sun City, Ariz. The
chair is named in honor of the internationally known economist, scholar, writer,
and Nobel Prize winner.
- The Henderson Professorship in Philosophy was established in 1892 from funds
bequeathed for the purpose by Dr. Henry Smith, president of Marietta College
from 1846 to 1855, who desired that the chair be named in memory of his mother,
Phoebe Henderson Linsley. The professorship is presently inactive.
- The Hillyer Professorship in English Literature, Rhetoric, and Oratory was
established in 1879 through funds provided by Truman Hillyer. The professorship
is presently inactive.
- McCoy Professors are Marietta College faculty who have been recognized as
outstanding teachers by a selection committee composed of nationally recognized
teachers and scholars who are not members of the Marietta College community.
The four-year designation, with possibility of renewal, also includes an annual
salary supplement. Usually no more than 16 Marietta faculty will be McCoy
Professors at any given time. The program was established in 1993 as part of the
McCoy Endowment for Teaching Excellence, which was donated to Marietta
College by John G. McCoy, Class of 1935, and his wife Jeanne.
- The Petroleum Industry Partnership Chair was established with gifts from several
interested corporations (among them Mobil Oil, Consolidated Natural Gas,
Standard Oil of Ohio, Gulf/Chevron, and Conoco) and assets from two bequests
from persons who were active in the petroleum industry.
- The Molly C. Putnam Professorship in Religion was established in 1973. Mrs.
Putnam was a devoted churchwoman who resided in Pasadena, Calif., until her
death in 1972. Both she and her husband, Douglas, a member of the Class of 1881,
remembered the College in their wills.
- The Rickey Professorships were established in 2000 through a gift from David M.
Rickey, Class of 1978; the J&D Family Foundation of San Diego, Calif.; and Jan E.
Nielsen. The grant endowed two new tenured positions in the Physics Department
and assures that the department will maintain a minimum of three full-time
- The Andrew U. Thomas Professorship in History was established in 1966 as a
memorial to Mr. Thomas, of Dayton, Ohio, a graduate in the Class of 1921, who
served as a trustee of the College. The endowed chair was created from gifts made
by Mr. Thomas and his late wife, Mrs. Lenore B. Thomas.
- The Edward G. Harness Endowment, established in 1985, honors and rewards
Marietta College faculty whose teaching is considered distinctive and who are
worthy of the honor of being designated "Harness Fellows." This endowment was
established by friends and the Procter & Gamble Fund as a means to perpetuate
Mr. Harness's vision and to address directly the issues he cared about most:
building the endowment of his alma mater and rewarding superior teaching
performance. Since 1985, up to four Harness Fellows are selected annually for
Capitalize when referencing Marietta’s singers. The Chamber
Singers are a select group of eight to 12 singers that perform
a wide variety of musical styles. These singers perform frequently
within the Marietta community. Auditions are held the first week
of fall term.
Use Hanukkah instead.
Charles Sumner Harrison Organization (CSHO)
Named after the first African American to graduate from Marietta College, the group strives to establish a sense of unity among minority students at the College and to bridge
the gap between the minority students and other students and faculty. The organization
hosts many events, such as cookouts, talent shows, monthly outings, etc. It represents
the minority voice and advocates in a positive manner for any necessary changes.
Formerly known as Cultural Initiatives.
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The Charles Sumner Harrison Organization became a College organization at the end of the 2005 spring semester when a group
students met, elected officers, and started planning events. Much
its predecessor, Cultural Initiatives, the organization focuses on
bringing together the minority students at Marietta College, as well
bridging the gap between the minority students and other students
and faculty. The organization is named for the College's first black
alumnus, Charles Sumner Harrison, who graduated in 1876.
Founded in 1923 at Marietta, its purposes are friendship, high
standards of personnel, sincere learning and credible scholarship,
career development, participation in campus activities, and community
service. The local chapter is affiliated with the National Chi
Omega Sorority. Criteria for membership include academic achievement
and participation in rush.
Capitalize it as long as it refers specifically to Marietta College's program.
Chuck McCoy Athletic Facility
Home to football offices, locker room, weight room, and other facilities since it opened in
1993. Locker room addition completed in 2006.
Capitalize. Constructed in 1986 by replacing Fifth Street between Butler and College
streets with concrete brick pavers, trees and other landscaping. The mall was expanded
in 1989, extending to Putnam Street and closing College Street.
Collegiate service club that is sponsored by Kiwanis International. The club seeks to
strengthen citizenship and leadership skills through service to the campus and
community. Any enrolled student may become a member.
Do not capitalize in “city of ” constructions. (Ex: city of Marietta.)
Generally lowercase: class dinner, class officers, the class, class reunion
Exceptions: the Class of ’87, Class Notes (when referring to the section in the alumni
Do not capitalize class years: freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior.
Generally, this is an occupational description and not a formal title. However, when it is
used as a courtesy title on subsequent reference, it should be capitalized.
Coalition for Social Change
Non-partisan, activist organization dedicated to peace, democracy and human rights
worldwide. The Coalition's programs are geared for anti-war, pro-human rights, anticorporate
globalization, pro-workers rights, and pro-environmental protection.
Use this instead of extracurricular when talking about campus living and learning
Coed residence halls house students of both sexes, and coed colleges admit students of
both sexes. Never use coed to refer to a female student.
The collective nouns "faculty" and "staff" can take singular or plural verbs, depending on
whether group members are acting individually or as a group. (Ex: "The English
department faculty meets regularly with the History department faculty." or "The staff
sometimes disagree among themselves."
When "data" is used as a collective noun that represents a unit it takes a singular verb.
(Ex: "The data is valid.")
When it refers to individual items, use a plural verb. (Ex: "The data were collected by a
team of scientists.")
Capitalize in isolation only when referring specifically to Marietta College. (Ex: "The
College has 42 majors.")
Navy Blue and White
For printed publications that utilize the College's official College colors:
Navy Blue: PMS 281 for coated paper and PMS 295 for uncoated, also known as
Capitalize. An affiliate of the Ohio Young Democrats of America, the Young Democrats
of America, the Ohio Democratic Party and the Democratic National Committee.
Members encourage an interest in governmental affairs at all levels through campaign
work, discussion and debate, voter registration programs and leadership within the
college and community.
Capitalize. Formerly called College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB).
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Capitalize. A group to promote Republican ideals/principles on the Marietta College
campus, to assist the local and state branches of the party, and to provide a forum where
students of like political ideals can work together at strengthening the party. Any person
affiliated with the Marietta College community can be a member.
College Union Board (CUB)
Capitalize and spell out on first reference. CUB works to provide social, cultural,
educational, and recreational programs for the Marietta College campus community.
CUB is open to all students who have an interest in planning and implementing such
programs. Movies, comedians, dances, coffeehouse performers, travel, and lectures are
all sponsored by the Board. In addition, College Union Board plans major weekend
programs such as Homecoming, Family Weekend, Little Sibs Weekend and Doo Dah
Day. CUB also programs extensively in The Gathering Place—an alternative student
Capitalize when referring specifically to Marietta College's graduation ceremony.
Uppercase when referring to Marietta's council. Provides an opportunity for commuter
students to become more involved and voice their opinions. The council works toward
meeting the needs of commuter students, coordinates commuter-related events, and
maintains open communication with commuter students.
Generally, capitalize and abbreviate (Co.) when part of a company's name, but
exceptions may be made.
Complement is something that completes or enhances. Compliment is an expression of
respect or admiration. (Ex: "The gray complements the blue in Marietta's logo." or "A few
alums complimented the College on its new logo.")
Capitalize when referencing Marietta’s choir. The Concert
Choir is a select chorus open to all students by informal audition.
As the primary touring ensemble of Marietta College the choir
has performed throughout the United States and abroad. Concert
tours are scheduled annually during the week following commencement
activities in May. Auditions may be scheduled during Freshman
Orientation or the first week of classes in the fall term.
Italicize. Confluence is a literary magazine that carries poems, fiction, art, and
photography. It is published jointly by Marietta College and the Ohio Valley Literary
Group and contains works by students, faculty, and area residents.
Italicize. Convergence is an academic magazine produced by the Provost's Office that
highlights the scholarly accomplishments of the College’s faculty and students. It is
published every 18 to 24 months. The first issue was published in the fall of 2005. Convergence was made possible through a donation by Nicholas W. Coburn ’51.
Generally, capitalize and abbreviate (Corp.) when part of a company's official title, but
exceptions may be made.
Capitalize when referring to Marietta College's program.
List by complete title of the course (Introduction to Communications), not by the format
in the schedule of classes (COMM 101).
Two words. Generally refers to the number of course hours recommended or allowable
Generally omitted; see titles.
Use numerals; 3-credit-hour course; 3 credits are needed for graduation.
Cumulative grade point average between 3.50 and 3.749.
Acronym for curriculum vitae. Always use the official name on first reference. On second
reference in informal usage, CV is acceptable if the meaning will be clear to readers. If
you intend to use the acronym on second reference, let readers know this by setting it off
in parentheses directly after the first reference.
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