172nd Marietta Commencement to feature renowned alumnus

January 7, 2009 | 2009
Marietta College's longstanding tradition of attracting gifted orators to campus will continue this spring when noted scientist, surgeon and astronaut, Dr. Story Musgrave '60 delivers the 172nd Commencement address in May. Musgrave's unique sense of education and unmatched ambition has allowed him to reach success in a variety fields and...
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College announces Planetarium public showings for December

November 20, 2009 | Planetarium
Each month Dr. Ann Bragg thinks the community interest in Marietta College’s Anderson Hancock Planetarium will begin to wane. To her excitement she continues to be wrong. Six months since its dedication, the Planetarium has welcomed 6,000 visitors through community nights, special programming for area school children and open houses. “...
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Associate Professor gives keynote at Ohio River Conference

October 23, 2009 | 2009
Marietta College Associate Professor Dr. Eric J. Fitch, Director of the Environmental Science Program, recently gave the opening plenary presentation at the 2009 ORBCRE (Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research and Education) at Hanover (Ind.) College. The theme of the conference was “Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the...
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Fashion photographer, alumnus exhibit opens Oct. 16 in Hermann

October 5, 2009 | 2009
During his first year of running his own photo studio and gallery, business was so slow for Jason Noble ’99 that he used to sit on the front doorstep and play guitar for the thousands of people rushing back and forth. Boy how things have changed since those early days in 2002. Now Noble, along with his wife, Danielle Boettcher Noble ’99, runs...
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Nationally acclaimed writer coming to College on Sept. 22

September 4, 2009 | 2009
Anthony Doerr has been amazed by the natural world and everything in it since he was very young. It is this wonderment that fuels his passion and inspiration for writing that he will bring to Marietta College’s campus this fall.
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College announces new Director of Multicultural Affairs

August 24, 2009 | 2009
Anthony Jones, who has experience working with college-bound students in admissions, was recently named the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Marietta College. Jones, a graduate of Mount Union College, believes he has a broad understanding to help guide students who pursue a collegiate career.
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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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‘The Most Mediocre Story Never Told!’ has two-show run at Marietta

November 11, 2009 | 2009
Jay Sefton, the 2008 Winner of LA Weekly’s Best Solo Performance, will be bringing his award winning play, The Most Mediocre Story Never Told! to Marietta College at 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, and 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21. Each performance will be in the Hermann Fine Arts Center. The show is about Sefton’s experience growing up in...
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Three members of Advancement team earn promotions

October 19, 2009 | 2009
Marietta College recently announced that three members from the Office for Advancement have been recognized through promotions for their outstanding performance and increased job responsibilities.
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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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Athletic Department donates gaming systems to area organizations

September 3, 2009 | 2009
One organization plans to use the donation as a way to get more indoor exercise, while another group sees the gift as a motivational tool for students to complete their homework. It is those type of examples that makes the donation by Marietta College’s Athletic Department of two Xbox 360 gaming systems and two Nintendo Wii systems to area...
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College continues to climb national rankings for quality of education

August 20, 2009 | 2009
In its annual survey, U.S.News & World Report selected Marietta College as one of the best Baccalaureate Colleges in the Midwest. In the 2010 edition of America’s Best Colleges, Marietta is tied for No. 6—up three spots from last year—among the top regional colleges and university in the Midwest. The publication has ranked Marietta among...
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McDonough Scholars blogging while studying abroad this spring

January 16, 2009 | 2009
Laura Aldrich '10 is more than 3,000 miles away from the Marietta College campus studying abroad at Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador this semester. Want to know how the Plymouth, N.H., native is doing?
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Author of global economy book speaking at Nov. 18 ERT meeting

November 5, 2009 | 2009
Dr. Pietra Rivoli, Professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, is the next speaker at the Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Rivoli’s talk is “Lessons from the Travels of a T-shirt,” at noon at the Marietta Country Club. The meeting is open only to members of the Roundtable and...
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2009 McCoy Scholar adjusting to College life in a hurry

October 6, 2009 | 2009
It should come as no surprise that in just two weeks after arriving on campus, Caleb Muller, 18, was already involved in three clubs, campaigning for a spot on Student Senate and running cross country.   Clearly Muller (Bexley, Ohio) is a goal-oriented person with boundless energy. Oh yea, let’s not forget he is also the 2009 McCoy...
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Aussie Adventure: Lauren McKiernan ’10 cherishes her semester Down Under

September 14, 2009 | 2009
Lauren McKiernan ’10 (Parkersburg, W.V.) had never traveled by herself before, so the thought of spending a semester in Australia was a little daunting at first. “The hardest part about living in Australia was making the transition in the very beginning,” McKiernan said. “I didn’t know anyone on the entire continent and had never traveled...
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Petroleum Engineering professor receives distinguished service award

August 26, 2009 | 2009
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) recently announced that Marietta College Professor Dr. Robert Chase has been selected as one of three recipients of the 2009 SPE Distinguished Service Award.   The SPE Distinguished Service Award recognizes contributions to the society that exhibit such exceptional devotion of time, effort, thought,...
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College adds Assistant Director of Student Activities and Greek Life

August 13, 2009 | 2009
Coming from a school with an enrollment of nearly 18,000 students to one with 1,400 can seem strange at first, but for Allison Toney it’s a breath of fresh air.
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