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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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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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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First Global Palate of the fall is scheduled for Sept. 13 in Great Room

August 26, 2010 | news2010
This fall Multicultural Affairs, International Programs, Student Activities and Greek Life will be hosting three Global Palates at Marietta College. The first is scheduled for Sept. 13 in honor of Eid, the concluding festival of Ramadan. Ramadan is the Islamic month of fasting, in which participating Muslims refrain from eating, drinking and...
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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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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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