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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Fred Smith has been a critical figure in the transformation of campus

November 30, 2010 | Fred Smith
Fred Smith joined Marietta College as the Director of Physical Plant in 1999, just as a building boom was getting under way on campus. Under his leadership, the College has benefited from many successful construction and renovation projects that have improved the overall infrastructure and appearance of campus.  
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Students from Communication class put talents to work for food pantry

October 21, 2010 | news2010
At first, Danica Cunningham ’12 (Mineral Wells, W.Va.) thought it was an opportunity to do something small for people of the region, but what it turned out to be was a way for 14 Marietta College students to say thank you to the local community. “The Marietta community is so good to Marietta College students and returning that favor is such a...
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College welcomes expert panel to discuss health care legislation on Oct. 28

October 1, 2010 | news2010
While it has been nearly six months since Congress passed the highly anticipated and greatly divisive health reform legislation, it still remains one of the United States’ most debated topics.
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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,...
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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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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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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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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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Winners announced in sixth annual International Photography Contest

April 14, 2010 | news2010
Once again, the International Photography Contest offered a diverse and enlightening array of entries that help add a special twist to International Week at Marietta College. The photos were judged in three categories—Landscape/Architecture, People/Cultural Artifact and People’s Choice—during the sixth annual contest.
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College to host fourth Undergraduate Asian Studies Symposium

April 5, 2010 | Asian Symposium
Marietta College’s Asian Studies Program, in collaboration with the McDonough Leadership Program, is set to host a fourth Undergraduate Asian Studies Symposium, Thursday through Saturday, April 15-17.
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Amanda Dever to return as AmeriCorps VISTA for 2010-11

March 9, 2010 | news2010
Amanda Dever was recently chosen to remain at Marietta College for the 2010-11 academic year as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) Campus and Community Collaboration Leader.
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Marietta remains on President’s Community Service Honor Roll

February 26, 2010 | news2010
Marietta College was named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which is recognition from the highest levels of the federal government for commitment to service and civic engagement on campus and around the nation. The Honor Roll, which began in 2006, recognizes colleges and universities nationwide that...
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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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Acclimating freshmen to higher education

January 4, 2010 | news2010
Walking into the lab for her First Year Experience course at the start of the fall semester, Amanda Hardt ’13 and the 11 other students in the class were met with a large white cast protecting something that would take weeks for them to unveil. All incoming freshmen students at Marietta College are required to take one First Year Experience...
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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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