Marietta students compete in annual PetroBowl in Denver

February 9, 2017 | PetroBowl
Five Marietta College students recently traveled to Denver to compete in the annual PetroBowl national tournament in Denver. PetroBowl is a Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) sponsored event where teams from schools from across the nation compete against each other by correctly answering questions about the practice of petroleum engineering...
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‘Last Chance U’ star Brittany Wagner to speak at Marietta on March 1

October 5, 2017 | Sports Management
Brittany Wagner, who quickly became the star of the Netflix docu-series Last Chance U, will visit Marietta College on Thursday, March 1st, to lecture about the importance of students maintaining focus on their academics. Marietta College’s Sports Management Program is bringing Wagner to campus and will announce the time of her speaking...
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Branford Marsalis Quartet close out 2016-17 Esbenshade Series on April 23rd

April 11, 2017 | Esbenshade Series
The Branford Marsalis Quartet, along with guest vocalist Kurt Elling, will wrap up the 2016-17 Esbenshade Series at Marietta College on Sunday, April 23rd, at the Peoples Bank Theatre. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are sold out.
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Senior art student participates in prestigious New York drawing marathon

September 23, 2017 | Art
It took a little nudge from a professor to get Hailey Bennett ’18 to apply for the New York Studio School Drawing Marathon that was held in September. Even then, Bennett was still hesitant about the possibility of spending a week in New York City doing almost nothing but drawing. “I didn’t expect to be accepted,” she says. “However, they...
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Marietta’s Physician Assistant program graduates 14th class

July 22, 2017 | Commencement 2017
As more than 250 family and friends packed into the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center, a steady rain — along with lightning and thunder — fell outside as Marietta College conducted its 14th Physician Assistant graduation ceremony. The 36 graduates join a special group of The Long Blue Line, as only 351 others who have earned the degree from the...
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College’s entrepreneurial program returns on Feb. 2

January 26, 2017 | PioPitch
PioPitch, a venue for local established and aspiring entrepreneurs to present their experiences and ideas, returns to Marietta College on Thursday, Feb. 2, in Thomas 124. Michael Bond, founder of Spoken AAC, and Courtney Knoch, owner of Silver Linings, will speak about their experiences in starting a local business, and answer questions from...
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Exhibition to feature work of former professor William Gerhold

September 28, 2017 | Gallery 310
The Marietta College Art Department’s newest exhibition will showcase the work of William Gerhold, a nature lover, and former Marietta professor. “Nature, Landscape, and Essence: Selected Artwork by William Gerhold,” will open in Gallery 310 on Friday, October 20th with an opening reception and music by Sadie Johnson ’19 from 4:00-6:00 p.m....
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Four Marietta students awarded scholarships from Ohio Space Grant Consortium

April 10, 2017 | Student News
After being awarded scholarships to conduct research throughout the year, four Marietta College students made presentations at the 2017 Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) Student Research Symposium at the Ohio Aerospace Institute in Cleveland recently. Sheldon Mullet ’17 (Dundee, Ohio), Jennifer Starkey ’17 (El Cajon, California), Emily...
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College’s student-run programming unit honored by NACA

November 20, 2017 | PAC
Pioneer Activities Council (PAC), the student-run programming unit for Marietta College, was yet again recognized for its programming and promotional efforts at the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Mid-America Conference. At this year’s NACA conference, which was held in Covington, Kentucky, from October 26-29, PAC was...
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College receives more than $1.5 million bequest from Rieffenbergers

July 10, 2017 | Advancement
Marietta College today announced it has received a bequest for $1,506,465.07 from the estate of Joseph C. and Mary Moore Adams Rieffenberger ’39, which establishes an endowment to support “academic programs for the Legacy Library.” The gift creates an endowed fund named the “Joseph C. & Mary Moore Adams Rieffenberger Fund.”
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President of OCTC to speak at Economic Roundtable on Feb. 14

January 25, 2017 | Leadership Q&A
Jenn Klein, President of the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council (OCTC), is scheduled to discuss “Chemistry: The Science Behind Ohio’s Economic Success,” at the Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley at noon, Monday, February 14th, at the Marietta Country Country Club. OCTC is the leading advocate for Ohio’s chemical industry, the sixth largest...
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Marietta College experiences growth, responds to opportunities

September 21, 2017 | Alumni
As campus settles into a new academic year, the leadership at Marietta College reflects on how well the 2016-17 year was for the Pioneer family. “When I came on board a little more than a year ago, I saw a lot of opportunities to do great things, and I also met a lot of talented people on campus who were willing to make these things happen,”...
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Economist, attorney Robert Litan to speak at Milton Friedman Lecture

April 3, 2017 | Business & Economics
Economist and Attorney Robert Litan will deliver the keynote address at the 33rd annual Milton Friedman Lecture Series at Marietta College at 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 17th. Litan will make discuss “The Good Economy” in the Alma McDonough Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. Litan is a partner with Korein Tillery, LLC., and also is...
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Opera Workshop performance free, open to public on Nov. 14th

November 9, 2017 | Vocal Performance
Marietta College’s Edward E. MacTaggart Department of Music is conducting an Opera Workshop performance — The Old Maid and the Thief — at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 14th, in Hermann 217.  The opera, which is under the direction of Instructor of Voice and Opera Dr. Amy Yekel, is free and open to the public.
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Investigative Studies program helps rising junior with internship at Yale

June 19, 2017 | Investigative Studies
Oftentimes, great opportunities are a result of both what you know as well as who you know. For Cameron Dowiak ’19 (Burgettstown, Pennsylvania), getting the opportunity to spend the summer working in a lab at Yale was the culminating result of her own impressive scientific background and a helpful alumni connection.
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Marietta College professors earn McCoy designation

January 23, 2017 | McCoy Professor
When Dr. Alane Sanders first learned she was selected to be a McCoy Associate Professor of Communication, her first instinct was to tell her students. “I felt we had earned the honor together and I wanted them to feel that sense of accomplishment,” she said.
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College Factual considers Marietta one of the best in the nation

September 13, 2017 | Annual Rankings
Marietta College, who has been consistently ranked among the best in the nation by multiple organizations over the summer, is ranked 211th in College Factual’s Best Nationwide Colleges For Your Money out of 1,325 institutions that earned a ranking. Marietta also ranks 11th in Ohio for Best Value.
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Three Biochemistry students find fit in veterinary schools

March 30, 2017 | Outcomes
Growing up on a farm in the western part of Washington County, Ashley Payne ’17 (Watertown, Ohio) has been caring for animals almost her entire life. On a particular day when she was in junior high school, she noticed one of the family pigs was sick. “I thought that penicillin would help him, so I grabbed him by the back legs and gave him the...
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Men’s basketball continues longest streak in D3hoops national rankings

November 2, 2017 | Men's Basketball
Marietta College men's basketball, who is ranked 13th in the 2017-18 D3hoops.com preseason poll, has been in the Top 25 for 42 consecutive polls — the longest streak in the nation in NCAA Division III. The streak started with the December 8, 2014, national poll when the Pioneers cracked the poll at No. 25 after opening the season 7-0....
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College seeking nominations for Perry & Associates Entrepreneur of the Year Award

June 2, 2017 | MOVEE
While hundreds of entrepreneurs, business owners and community leaders will attend the second annual Mid-Ohio Valley Entrepreneurship Expo at Marietta College on Friday, September 29. But only one person will walk away with the honor of being the Perry & Associates Entrepreneur of the Year. So now is the time to nominate an entrepreneur...
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College excited to host OPCICA Honor Band Weekend Jan. 28-29

January 19, 2017 | Band
For the first time in the 30-year history of the Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association (OPCICA), Marietta College will host the Honor Band Weekend on Saturday, Jan. 28 and Sunday, Jan. 29. The concert begins at 1 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Peoples Bank Theatre in downtown Marietta. The concert is free and open to the...
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Tres Vidas to be performed at Marietta College on October 13th

September 7, 2017 | Modern Languages
Core Ensemble, who has been acclaimed for the development of a new genre of chamber music theatre works, will perform Tres Vidas at Marietta College at 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 13th. It will be performed at the Friederich Theatre in the Hermann Fine Arts Center. Tres Vidas is based on the lives of three legendary Latin American Women:...
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Public Education Forum scheduled for College on April 12th

March 23, 2017 | Education
Marietta College has been selected as one of four sites in Southern Ohio to host a Regional Community Forum: New and Important Issues in Public Education. The forum at the College will be held from 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 12th in the Alma McDonough Auditorium. The College has hosted this free event in the past and community members are...
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In Memoriam: Gene Newlon, 1967-2017

May 18, 2017 | In Memoriam
Marietta College lost a valued member of its family on Monday night (May 15, 2017). Gene “Bird” Newlon died after a farming accident at his home in Lowell. He was 49. The father of three daughters and grandfather to six began working for the College in the Physical Plant Department in 1997. At the time, his father, John, also worked in the...
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College hosts OMEA District IX High School Solo & Ensemble contest

January 17, 2017 | OMEA
Between 900-1,000 high school musicians will descend on the Marietta College campus to participate in the Ohio Music Education Association District IX High School Solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday, Jan. 21. This will be the sixth year Marietta College has hosted this event, which features high school musicians representing 28 high schools...
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