Senior claims inaugural Black History Month writing contest

March 21, 2016 | Black History Month
Marietta College’s Brittany Waugaman ’16 (Buckhannon, W.Va.) won the inaugural Black History Month writing contest with her essay “A Handwoven Legacy.” Waugaman said she entered the contest because she believes Marietta College has a responsibility to not only honor Black History Month, but to educate students about it as well.
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1971 alumna named first Schwartz Leader-in-Residence

February 5, 2014 | 2014
Kathleen Reddy-Smith ’71, a retired diplomat with the U.S. Foreign Service, will begin a yearlong project in the fall of 2014 as the first Schwartz Leader-in-Residence (LIR) at Marietta College.
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Board of Trustees approve naming residence hall after Harrison family

February 21, 2012 | 2012
Marietta College’s Board of Trustees have approved naming a new residence hall, which will open in August, after a local family that included the College’s first African-American graduate.   Harrison Hall, which is being constructed at the corner of Seventh and Putnam streets, will honor Charles Sumner Harrison, John Langston Harrison and...
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Employees to be honored during service award ceremony on May 9

April 27, 2018 | Employees
Early May at Marietta College is always a time of celebration. On Sunday, May 6, the College will bid farewell to the Class of 2018, and on Wednesday, May 9, the festivities will continue with the Employee Service Award and Retirement Recognition Ceremony at 11 a.m. in the Hermann Fine Arts Foyer.
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Students, employees volunteering for Make a Difference Day

October 16, 2017 | Community Service
More than 100 Marietta College students and employees will participate in the annual Make a Difference Day activities from 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 28th. About a dozen projects are planned, but according to Maribeth Saleem-Tanner, Director of Civic Engagement, not all of them will occur on Oct. 28th. “Make a Difference Day projects at...
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College to host esteemed domestic violence therapist on Oct. 2

September 29, 2017 | Domestic Violence
Jereme Ford’s life — from birth to young adulthood — was filled with suffering, pain, abandonment and loss, and that life could have put him on a path of violence and destruction. Instead, he chose understanding and compassion, education and outreach.
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Marietta promotes Marra to VP for Administration & Finance/CFO

January 12, 2017 | Administration & Finance
Marietta College has appointed Michele Marra as Vice President for Administration & Finance and Chief Financial Officer, effective January 1, 2017. Marra served as Assistant Vice President for Finance for the past year, after initially joining Marietta in September 2015 on a contract basis as an interim controller.
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Advancement member looks forward to new role

December 2, 2016 | Advancement
A familiar face at Marietta College is settling into a new role in the Office of Advancement. Kelli Lewis has been selected to serve as the Associate Director of Advancement and Stewardship. She previously was an Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement in charge of mailings. “Kelli will work with major and planned gift officers on mailings...
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Study Abroad students add international flair to Leadership Program

October 27, 2016 | Study Abroad
Dr. Gama Perruci expects McDonough Scholars to approach their leadership studies and research from a global perspective. “It’s important that the students in the Leadership Program get outside of their comfort zone and view a situation or issue through the lens of a different culture,” said the Dean of the McDonough Center for Leadership...
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Marietta holds steady within U.S. News’ annual rankings

September 13, 2016 | Annual Rankings
Without question, Marietta College is one of the finest small, liberal arts colleges in the Midwest. Once again, U.S. News & World Report confirms the College community’s beliefs. This week, the 2017 rankings of more than 1,800 colleges and universities in the nation were released. This year, Marietta College was rated as the eighth top...
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College names Michele Marra Assistant VP for Finance

January 5, 2016 | Business
Michele Marra, a financial expert in education, has been named Assistant Vice President for Finance at Marietta College. Marra, who will report to Marietta’s Vice President for Administration and Finance Dan Bryant, will oversee a wide range of financial and business services for the College. She officially started on Jan. 4.
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Marietta to inaugurate Dr. Joseph Bruno on Oct. 12

October 5, 2012 | 2012
An excitement is building on campus as the College awaits the formal ceremony inaugurating Dr. Joseph W. Bruno as the president at Marietta.
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Dining Services leader part of Wolfgang Puck’s celebrity chefs

March 17, 2011 | 2011
Belinda Swartz, interim Director of Dining Services for Chartwells at Marietta College, is involved in preparing three meals a day for more than 1,000 people each time. She’s also organized big campus events such as Homecoming, but none of it compares to being part of Wolfgang Puck’s catering team for after-Oscar dinner at the Governor’s...
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Campus Day of service honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 9, 2019 | Day of Service
Spending time at the local Boys & Girls Club is a pretty common occurrence for members of Marietta College’s baseball team, so when coach Brian Brewer learned the entire campus was encouraged to participate in the campus’s first Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, he knew exactly where his players would want to be.
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Step Afrika! to perform at The Gathering Place on March 4th

February 22, 2018 | Dance
It is not every day that a Broadway group makes its way to Marietta, Ohio. Thanks to the hard work of Marietta College’s Office of Student Life and Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Step Afrika! will perform at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, March 4th, at The Gathering Place. The event is free and open to the public.
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Marietta College honored as a Tree Campus USA for 2016

October 10, 2017 | Tree Campus USA
Marietta College was recently recognized as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Marietta is one of only 344 colleges and universities to receive this special distinction, which sets it apart from other schools and shows the College’s commitment to encouraging students and employees to care for the planet’s tree resources.
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Raising Awareness on human trafficking, drug abuse coming to College

September 1, 2017 | Awareness
Marietta College is hosting “Raising Awareness: Fighting Against Human Trafficking and Drug Abuse,” from 6:00-9:00 p.m., Thursday, September 7th. The presentations and panel discussion, which are spearheaded by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office, will take place in the Timothy O. Cooper Auditorium in Thomas Hall. The event is free...
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Remembering the milestone moments of 2016

December 16, 2016 | Year in Review
A look at Marietta College’s 2016 year in review has the potential of journeying on to be a 366-day highlight reel (yes, adding to the highlights was the fact that 2016 was a leap year).
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Lambda Chi Alpha collects and donates 2,000 pounds of food

December 1, 2016 | Greek Life
Marietta College’s Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, with the assistance of the Marietta community and College community, recently collected 2,000 pounds of food items that will be donated to local food pantries. “I could not be happier with all of the work done by so many of the members in the community,” said Robert Felton ’18 (Wheeling, West...
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Recovering addict RJ Vied to speak about addiction on October 27th

October 21, 2016 | Addiction
RJ Vied, recovering addict and Director of Public Relations of Reliance Treatment Center of North Palm Beach, Florida, is speaking at Marietta College on “The Impact & Culture of Addiction” at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 27th. Vied, who is well known in the online recovery community, will make his presentation in the Alma McDonough...
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Students return to campus for fall semester

August 29, 2016 | Back to School
The lull of summer break has come to a close and campus has once again become a bustling place with students and faculty ready for another great academic year. Throughout the day, students stopped into the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center for Pioneer Connect to have their schedules verified, obtain parking permits, learn about resources such as...
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Marietta College adds Coordinator of Digital Communications

December 15, 2015 | Advancement
Nate Knobel, who developed his skills in online communications as an undergraduate and in the professional world, recently joined Marietta College as the Coordinator of Digital Communications. Knobel, who started on Nov. 30, is part of the Office of Strategic Communications & Marketing, which is Marietta College marketing and public...
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Harrison Hall coming together in time for return of students

September 24, 2012 | 2012
  The work pace at the corner of Seventh and Putnam streets is at full tilt as construction crews sand, paint, wire and finish out the interior of Harrison Hall and ready it for the first round of students to move in on Aug. 3.  
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Marietta alumnus named new Advancement Associate

August 15, 2008 | 2008
Timothy Binegar '00, who recently served as the Director/Senior Consultant at Chyten Educational Services in Lexington, Mass., has been hired as an Advancement Associate at Marietta College. Binegar is returning to Marietta, where he previously worked as an Admission Counselor from 2002-04 and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. A Phi...
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MOVEE announces keynote speaker for 3rd annual expo on Sept. 27

August 24, 2018 | MOVEE
Organizers of the third annual Mid-Ohio Valley Entrepreneurship Expo (MOVEE), which will be held on the Marietta College campus on Thursday, Sept. 27, are pleased to announce this year’s keynote speaker is Robert Metz ’90. Metz, Senior Vice President for Global Business Operations and External Affairs at Horizon Pharma, will make his...
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