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Marietta College M
E (E-Classroom to Extension)

e-classroom (top)
Formerly known as "smart" classroom. The "e" stands for "electronic" (note lower case). Use it to designate classrooms that are enhanced with electronic media and equipment. E-classrooms at Marietta College are in Bartlett (five), Brown (five), Dyson Baudo (one), Erwin (four), Hermann (three), library (one), Mills (three), McDonough (two), Rickey (six), Selby (six), and Thomas (nine).

e.g., i.e. (top)
E.g. stands for "for example"; i.e. stands for "that is." The two are not interchangeable.

East Central Consortium (ECC) (top)
Exchange programs present study abroad opportunities for students at The Inter- American University of Puerto Rico at San German; University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada; University of Quebec (one of six campuses in Canada); University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, PEI, Canada; University of Passau in Passau, Germany; Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata City, Japan; Universidad Blas Pascal in Cordoba, Argentina; University of Karlstad in Karlstad, Sweden; and American College of Thessaloniki in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Edward E. MacTaggart Department of Music (top)
Should be used on first reference when writing about the College’s music department. Edward Everett MacTaggart graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Marietta College in 1892. During the oil boom in the early 1900s he was associated with oil companies in Oklahoma. MacTaggart eventually returned to Marietta, where he continued his involvement with oil companies. In 1918 he purchased "The Anchorage," a Tuscan-style villa built in 1859. MacTaggart restored the mansion. A patron of the fine arts, MacTaggart frequently opened his home to host performances by prominent musicians. After his retirement, MacTaggart was engaged in various civic affairs in Marietta. He served as a trustee of Marietta College for four years. MacTaggart backed efforts to launch crew racing as an intercollegiate sport at the College. He received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Marietta in 1946. MacTaggart died in 1952 in Marietta. He never married, and much of his estate ultimately went to Marietta College. MacTaggart's sister, Sophia MacTaggart Russell, was also a long time benefactor of Marietta College. When she died in 1962, she left a trust to the College in memory of her brother, to be used “for the promotion of the fine arts." Her bequest contributed to construction of the Grover M. Hermann Fine Arts Center.

Edwy R. Brown Petroleum Building (top)
Houses the Department of Petroleum Engineering and Geology. Financed by funds left by the late Edwy R. Brown, Class of 1894. Received a major refurbishing in 2005. On second reference can be referred to as the "petroleum building."

EEOC (top)
Acronym for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Always use the official name on first reference. On second reference, EEOC is acceptable.

ellipsis (...) (top)
Use three dots (no spaces between them, but a space on each side) to signify that something has been left out of a direct quote or that the writer is leaping from one topic to another. A complete sentence will have its own period, followed by a space, then the three dots, space and next sentence.

Elsie Newton Hall (top)
Residence hall for 56 first-year female students that is connected to Dorothy Webster Hall.

EMA Department (top)
Abbreviation for Brachman Department of Economics, Management and Accounting, which should be used on first reference. Nine major programs are offered by the department: accounting, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management, management information systems, marketing and public accounting.

email (top)
No hyphen, small "e"; capital "e" may be used to start a sentence or a line in a block of formatted type. In prose, make addresses stand out by putting them in italics or by offsetting them in parentheses (fjd001@marietta.edu), and try to avoid having them followed immediately by punctuation marks.

emeritus, emerita, emeritae, emeriti (top)
An honor earned (not automatic), usually upon retirement. Conforming to the rules of Latin, use this descriptor after the title. (Examples: Single person, by gender and placement: Professor Emeritus John Doe; President Emerita Sue Smith; Jane Doe, professor emerita) Multiples by gender: professors emeriti (for all men or mixed group); professors emeritae (for all women). Reference to all the faculty and staff who hold emeritus status is, simply, "the emeriti."

entitle, title (top)
Entitle means having the right to something. (Ex: "Dr. Jones was entitled to the promotion because she met all the qualifications." Title is the name of a publication, musical composition, etc. (Ex: "Dr. Jim O'Donnell's book, titled Southern Indians in the American Revolution, was an enormous success.")

equal opportunity statement (top)
Recruitment communications for faculty and staff should carry the following statement: "Marietta College is an equal opportunity educator and employer that values diversity. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply."

Erwin Hall (top)
College's oldest academic building was completed in 1870 and named in honor of E.B. Erwin. It is the location for psychology and education departments. It is located in the National Register of Historic Places.

Esbenshade Series (top)
Established through a generous gift in 1980, the series is endowed by the Frederica G. Esbenshade Memorial Fund. All performances are free and open to the public.

ESL (top)
Acronym for English as a second language.

Etta Express (top)
Secondary nickname for baseball team.

everybody (top)
"Everybody" is a singular pronoun, taking a singular predicate and traditionally the singular pronoun "his." The effort to avoid gender bias has led to the use of "his or her," an accurate but often awkward construction. It is acceptable to use "their" as an epicene pronoun following "everybody." Everybody has their opinion about this issue.

everyday, every day (top)
Everyday is an adjective. Every day is an adverb. (Ex: "Missing class was an everyday occurrence for her, while he went to class every day.")

Executive-In-Residence (EIR) (top)
Capitalize when referring to Marietta College's program. The Executive-In-Residence Program at the McDonough Center allows a senior executive from a major business enterprise to spend a meaningful period of time on campus interacting with students and faculty. The Executive-In-Residence shares his/her own perspective on leadership—drawn from his/her experience in the business world. In turn, students and faculty have an opportunity to gain their own insights through their interaction with the Executive-In- Residence. This reciprocal relationship is the hallmark of the program. Since 2006, McDonough has welcomed two EIRs—Henry Jelinek Jr. '68 and Robert E. Peterson '76.

extension (top)
For telephone numbers, use "ext." followed by a space and the four-digit number. (Example: ext. 4887)

 

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