‘Dean of Harry Potter Scholars’ to speak at Marietta College

September 14, 2017 | Harry Potter
John Granger, the author of six books and an internationally recognized expert on the subject of J. K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” saga, is giving a talk on “The Seven Keys to Harry Potter,” at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 28th, in the Timothy O. Cooper Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
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Students ready to square off in 2nd annual PioBiz competition

March 29, 2017 | PioBiz
Two Marietta College students will compete for the chance to receive up to $10,000 for startup expense reimbursements and in-kind services for their burgeoning business as part of the second annual PioBiz Business Plan Competition from 4:00-5:15 p.m., Friday, March 31st, in the Timothy O. Cooper Auditorium in Thomas Hall. In just over an...
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Oil & Gas Technical Exhibition draws hundreds of students, community members to campus

November 10, 2017 | Energy Business Alliance
For Julia Losco ’21 (Wexford, Pennsylvania) and Alex Dimon ’21 (Perkasie, Pennsylvania), the first-ever Marietta College Oil & Gas Technical Exhibition was successful in achieving its goal.
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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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Alumnus excited to speak during Founders Day ceremony

January 23, 2017 | Alumni
When Dr. Robert Boswell ’73 was a student at Marietta College, he heard about Founders Day though he didn’t know much about it. Now, the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement at the University of Colorado-Boulder, is excited to return and be the keynote speaker at the 182nd Founders Day on Thursday, Feb. 16.
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College Theatre excited to welcome community members onto stage

September 7, 2017 | Theatre
A sense of community is a defining feature of life on campus at Marietta College and throughout the surrounding town. This year, that communal spirit will be most prominently displayed in the Hermann Fine Arts Center as The Theatre at Marietta College’s 2017-18 season centers around the theme “Of, For & By Our Community.” Following that...
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Philanthropist, business leader to deliver 2017 Commencement Address

March 15, 2017 | Commencement 2017
Robert R. Dyson ’68, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at The Dyson-Kissner-Moran Corporation, will deliver the address at Marietta College’s 2017 Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 7.
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Marietta College featured in 2018 Colleges of Distinction guidebook

November 6, 2017 | Annual Rankings
Marietta College has been recognized as one of America’s “Colleges of Distinction” for 2018 by a national guidebook and online resource, citing Marietta as a “perfect fit for students who are naturally curious with a pioneering spirit to match.” Since 1999, the Colleges of Distinction website and guidebook have recognized and honored schools...
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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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PAC brings back Spirit Week starting on January 23rd

January 18, 2017 | Spirit Week 2017
To start off the new semester, The Pioneer Activities Council (PAC) is hosting a campus-wide Spirit Week to rally Marietta College’s Pioneer pride. Spirit Week kicks off on Monday, January 23rd, with a campus-wide Navy Blue and White Day. Be sure to wear MC gear and show it off on social media for a chance to win a $50 gift card to the...
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Annual Honor High School Recital chance for area musicians to shine

March 13, 2017 | Honors Recital
Nine area high school students were recently recognized for their musical talents during the sixth annual Honor High School Solo Recital at Marietta College. Shenandoah High School’s Corey Feldner (tuba) earned first place in the instrumental division, Marietta High School’s Luanna Wriston (soprano) won first place in the vocal division, and...
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College’s annual Multicultural Festival scheduled for November 3rd

October 30, 2017 | Multicultural Fest
More than 20 cultures will be represented through food, performances and robust conversation at this year's Multicultural Festival, being held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, November 3rd, in the Hermann Fine Arts Center. Sponsored by PAC, the Office of Education Abroad and the Department of Modern Languages, this year’s festival has grown in...
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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 celebrates first MCGives Day

January 16, 2017 | Advancement
After spending a few weeks away, Marietta College students have returned to their second home.
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Washington Monthly ranks Marietta high among Baccalaureate Colleges

September 5, 2017 | Annual Rankings
Marietta College has placed 13th in a national ranking of colleges and universities across the United States in regards to an institution’s contribution to the public good — up from 26th last year. The Washington Monthly 2017 College Guide and Rankings assesses institutions based on social mobility (graduation rate, first-generation...
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Poet/essayist Lia Purpura to conduct public reading on March 31st

March 8, 2017 | Public Reading
What is poetry for — and can it still matter in a world of tweets and images? Poet and essayist Lia Purpura asserts that poetry is “not the same kind of communication found in texting and fast images” but instead “writing is about living in and offering to others fragile and nuanced states of being that would not otherwise exist.”
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Students organize inaugural Oil & Gas Technical Exhibition on Nov. 10

October 24, 2017 | Oil and Gas Workshop
Organized by students, the Marietta College Oil and Gas Technical Exhibition will feature more than 40 companies relevant to the oil and gas industry to campus on Friday, November 10th. “This event is extremely exciting and valuable for our students because of the number of companies that we could commit to attending in such a short amount...
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Marietta College celebrates Class of 2017 at 180th Commencement

May 7, 2017 | Commencement
Throughout his first year as Marietta College’s President, Dr. William N. Ruud has developed a bond with the student body that is clearly evident. That relationship was on full display during Marietta College’s 180th Commencement ceremony in the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center on Sunday. It was very clear following Amy Castle ’17 (Columbus,...
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Marietta College’s VP for Administration and Finance retires

January 10, 2017 | Administration & Finance
Marietta College’s campus looks significantly different from the campus Dan Bryant first visited in spring 2001 after he passed the first round of interviews for the open Vice President for Administration and Finance position.
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College’s PioPitch to feature six programs during 2017-18 school year

August 31, 2017 | PioPitch
With each session revolving around a different intriguing topic, this year’s PioPitch series at Marietta College is sure to excite and inspire many entrepreneurial minds throughout the campus and local community. The 2017-18 season of PioPitch will feature engaging problem-solving sessions led by entrepreneurs working in a variety of areas....
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ERT luncheon features President of IT & Innovation Foundation

October 19, 2017 | ERT
Robert D. Atkins, President of Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, is scheduled to discuss “Technological Change and the Future of the U.S. Economy and Jobs,” at the Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Parkersburg Country Club.
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Amanda Davis ’18 earns annual Evans Internship Endowment award

April 28, 2017 | Internships
Amanda Davis ’18 (Cutler, Ohio) had heard about the power of Marietta College’s Long Blue Line, but this year she was the beneficiary of its wide-reaching impact. For starters, she is the 2017 recipient of the Robert Evans Internship Endowment Award, which was established by a member of The Long Blue Line and his spouse. She will intern this...
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Six events scheduled for 2017 fall Physics Colloquium Series

August 25, 2017 | PhysicsColloquium1718
Marietta College has scheduled six programs for the fall 2017 Physics Colloquium Series, which has been a staple at the College for more than a decade. Highlighting the fall schedule is Dr. Steven Snyder, who will be on campus as part of the Sigma Pi Sigma Public Science Lecture, at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, in the Alma McDonough Auditorium....
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Registration open for Essential Sponsorship Clinic at College

March 1, 2017 | Civic Engagement
Nonprofits LEAD, a program of Marietta College, will present an exciting workshop for leaders of nonprofit organizations to learn about effective, best practices for fundraising on Thursday, March 23rd.  Appropriate for any size nonprofit, the Essential Sponsorship Clinic will take place from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Andrews Hall Great...
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Eleven seniors make up Marietta College’s homecoming court

October 18, 2017 | Homecoming
Marietta College’s student body will begin voting for the 2017 Homecoming queen and king on Thursday, October 19th during the lunch and dinner hours at Gilman Dining Hall. The 2017 Homecoming Court is made up of six potential queens and five potential kings. Voting will be held from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 5:00-8:00 p.m. on both Thursday,...
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