Area grade-school teachers learn new tricks for the classroom

June 25, 2010 | news2010
Fifty-four grade-school teachers are taking part in The Academy for Excellence in Math and Science Education on the Marietta College campus. Teachers from Southeastern Ohio participate in this nine-day conference to improve teaching methods in math and science skills. This year’s topics are in mathematics (Number Sense) and in science (Earth...
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Business leader, Trustee offers inspiring words to 173rd graduating class

May 10, 2010 | Commencement 2010
With close to 300 graduates in attendance and approximately 2,000 friends and family attending Marietta College’s 173rd Commencement ceremony Sunday (May 9, 2010), keynote speaker Joe Chlapaty H’10 was the only thing standing between the graduates and their diplomas.
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Four students present at Walsh undergraduate research conference

April 28, 2010 | Undergraduate Research
Four Marietta College students recently presented papers at the “All Politics Is Local” undergraduate research conference at Walsh University in Canton. Those who presented were:
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Memory Lane: Basketball co-captains would have cherished shot at playing Ohio U.

April 14, 2010 | news2010
As Alex Couladis ’75 and Chuck Robinson ’75 recently flipped through a scrapbook commemorating their senior season on the Pioneers basketball team they stopped for a moment and almost in unison says, “I wish Ohio University would have kept us on the schedule and played us that year.” The teammates were part of two lopsided losses to the...
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Faculty, curriculum add educational value to current and future students

April 1, 2010 | news2010
With its rich history reaching back 175 years, Marietta College holds a special place in the hearts of many students, alumni, and employees—past and present. With that endearment comes a very specific desire to protect and prolong the prestige so countless generations to come perpetuate that devoted spirit.
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Marietta’s fundamental value is ‘commitment to the very best liberal arts degree’

March 8, 2010 | news2010
Katy Black ’10 (Canal Winchester, Ohio) crossed the North Atlantic Ocean and opened her horizons when she traveled to Scotland to study for a semester. There she discovered an entirely different culture and was exposed to a completely different way of life. Black’s experience is just one of the many enlightening possibilities that Marietta...
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Faculty, students hope nonprofit capacity report proves valuable

February 1, 2010 | Non-Profit
Researching and executing a report about nonprofit capacity in the Mid-Ohio Valley was a major accomplishment for Marietta College’s McDonough Center for Leadership and Business. While the report offers a better understanding of the challenges and even provides suggestions, what is even more exciting for those involved with the project is...
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Departments using social media outlets to connect

November 30, 2010 | Social Media
Elbowing their way out of what was once a forum for friends to talk about weekend plans, today’s social networking sites have transformed into tools that colleges are using to recruit new students, heighten the educational experience of current students and to bring alumni back into the fold.
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Fall Choir Concerts set for Oct. 21-22 at area churches

October 14, 2010 | Choir
David Hood ’11 (Cincinnati, Ohio) believes the strength and ability of Marietta College’s music program will be on full display during the annual Fall Choral Concerts, which are scheduled for Oct. 21-22. “This is the first time (to my knowledge) anything at a concert has ever been student directed,” Hood said. “I think it says a lot about the...
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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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Dept. of Music plans busy performance schedule for 2010-11

August 5, 2010 | news2010
During the 2010-11 school year, Marietta College’s Edward E. MacTaggart Department of Music will offer more than 20 performances—including the 84th annual presentation of Handel’s Messiah in December.
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College hosts third annual math and science academy for educators

June 17, 2010 | news2010
Over the next two weeks, more than 50 local math and science teachers will converge onto Marietta College’s campus to learn more effective ways to teach math and science to children. Starting June 21 and lasting through July 1, kindergarten through eighth-grade teachers from throughout Southeastern Ohio will participate in the Summer...
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Approximately 300 to graduate at 173rd commencement on May 9

April 29, 2010 | Commencement 2010
Many changes have taken place at Marietta College since the group of more than 400 incoming freshmen began moving into their residence halls on a sunny and hot Thursday mid-August morning. Dawes Memorial Library was replaced with the Legacy Library, the Anderson Hancock Planetarium opened, the Legacy Campaign successfully came to a close, the...
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Puppies provide pep to 175 celebration with educational messages

April 20, 2010 | 175th anniversary
It was only one hour, but the most recent 175th anniversary event went to the dogs. The College’s Records Office and Office of Business and Administrative Services, who received a $990 grant from the College’s 175th Anniversary mini-grant committee, worked together to place about 60 wind-up puppies at the Kremer Amphitheatre—each one with a...
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Generations of McCoys provide support for generations to come

April 8, 2010 | McCoy Family
Since 1962, the McCoy Memorial Gateway has welcomed visitors onto the Marietta College campus. A tribute to John H. McCoy by his wife, Florence Buchanan McCoy (Class of 1910) and their five children, John G., Charles, Mary McCoy Mildren ’33, Jane and Dorothy, the archway symbolizes the tremendous support that the McCoy patriarch gave to...
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Community members invited to celebrate 175 at Community Baseball and Softball events

March 30, 2010 | 175th anniversary
Katie Thomas has been coming to Marietta College baseball and softball games for as long as she can remember. But there are two dates she and her family look forward to most—Community Baseball Day (April 17) and Community Softball Day (April 10). Her children, Hannah, 12, and Peter, 8, won’t let her forget to mark the calendar each spring.
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Junior studying abroad is alive and helping in aftermath of Chilean earthquake

March 2, 2010 | news2010
Maggie Daubenmire ’10’s initial reaction to the news of the massive 8.8 earthquake that struck Chile was typical. “Obviously this was upsetting news considering the recent devastation in Haiti so when I first heard about the earthquake I wanted to find out about the damage and effects,” says Daubenmire (Thornville, Ohio).
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College’s Board of Trustees approves $24M residence hall project

December 21, 2010 | Harrison Hall
Marietta College’s Board of Trustees approved the construction of a $24 million, 105,000-square-foot complex at the corner of Seventh and Putnam streets that will provide a health and wellness center, a dining area and some apartment-style units for 364 students. College officials are also pleased to announce that the Ohio Higher Educational...
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Experienced leader hired as VP for Student Life/Dean of Students

January 5, 2010 | Robert Pastoor
Dr. Robert Pastoor spent just two days on Marietta College’s campus, but the impression it left was unmistakable. “I felt very much at home when I was there,” he said. “Marietta College has an outstanding reputation among other educational institutions so I just felt good about this opportunity.” Marietta College President Jean A. Scott...
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Professor copes, teaches by writing online

November 22, 2010 | news2010
Bev Hogue lives in the country and often spends her drive to work writing a blog entry in her head. The Associate Professor keeps a “potpourri of things that interest (her)” in a blog titled “Excelsior” after a Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem. Hogue initially encountered the piece in the first book she ever purchased with her own money.
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Students encouraged to ‘Treat Yourself to Homecoming 2010’

October 6, 2010 | Homecoming
Whether or not you are an alumnus of Marietta College, Homecoming is a busy and exciting time to be on campus. Although the weekend of Homecoming is primarily dedicated to alumni, the week leading up is all about the current students.
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Senior recalls thrill, nerves of arriving on campus for the first time

September 1, 2010 | news2010
Move-in day my freshmen year feels like it was just yesterday. Although it was three years ago, I remember vividly driving the 17 hours from Maine to Marietta with my mom, three of my siblings, and me—along with all of my belongings packed into our van. It was at least 90 degrees when we carried my belongings from the very crowded freshmen...
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Princeton Review recognizes Marietta as a ‘Best Midwestern College’

August 3, 2010 | Annual Rankings
Marietta College continues to be one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review's 2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region. Marietta is one of 152 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Midwest” section of its website feature, “2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region,”...
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Alison Matas ’11 gets dream internship with Chautauqua Institution in N.Y.

June 2, 2010 | news2010
Alison Matas ’11 (Kent, Ohio) cherishes the many journalistic opportunities afforded her as the editor of The Marcolian and as a student writer in College Relations. But the opportunity that awaits her this summer is a once-in-a-lifetime break.
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Nine students inducted into prestigious Phi Beta Kappa

April 28, 2010 | Phi Beta Kappa
Nine Marietta College seniors were recently inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa society, which was established in 1860 at the College, during a special ceremony in the Betty Cleland Room of the McDonough Center for Leadership and Business on Monday, April 26.
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