College hosts Lunar New Year event on Friday

February 6, 2019 | Lunar New Year
Marietta College is celebrating the Year of the Pig during its annual Lunar New Year Celebration from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, February 8, at The Gathering Place. Students, staff, family members, and Marietta community members are invited to celebrate with Chinese cuisine, more than $300 in door prizes, games, and many entertaining programs.
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Esbenshade Series features MOMIX’s Opus Cactus on Feb. 17

January 30, 2019 | Esbenshade Series
MOMIX’s dancers will perform Opus Cactus at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, as part of Marietta College’s Esbenshade Series at Peoples Bank Theatre.
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Marietta College hires proven leader as Vice President for Enrollment Management

January 25, 2019 | Enrollment
Marietta College President William N. Ruud announced today (January 25, 2019) the appointment of Scot Schaeffer as the College’s Vice President for Enrollment Management. Schaeffer will assume the role on March 5. 
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Marietta sending 3 faculty, 1 student to 55th annual MBAA International Conference

March 18, 2019 | Business
Faculty members in Marietta College’s Department of Business & Economics are dedicated to conducting research together and with undergraduate students. This collaborative work will be shared during the 55th annual MBAA International Conference, which opens Wednesday, March 27th, in Chicago. Participating in this year’s event, which runs...
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Blues & Americana concert scheduled at The Gathering Place on Feb. 1

January 23, 2019 | Concert
Marietta College is hosting An Evening of Blues & Americana Music at 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 1st, at the newly renovated Gathering Place — at the corner of Seventh and Butler streets. Featuring The Dany Franchi Band and The Kara Grainger Band, the event will benefit music education. Admission is $10. Beer, wine and food will be...
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Marietta High School student wins first round of Junior PioBiz

March 12, 2019 | Entrepreneurship
Marietta High School’s Kayla Floyd took the top prize during the first round of Marietta College’s Junior PioBiz competition that was held on campus on Friday, March 1. A total of 18 students from Marietta and Parkersburg South high schools presented 15 business ideas during the “Problem/Solution” phase of Junior PioBiz and Floyd’s project...
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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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Snarky Horns to do 3-day residency at Marietta College’s Department of Music

March 5, 2019 | Music
The Snarky Horns, a group of four horns from the three-time GRAMMY Award-winning jazz/rock group Snarky Puppy Jazz, will conduct a three-day residency at Marietta College from March 18-20 that will conclude with a concert at 7:30 p.m. on the final day at The Gathering Place.
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College welcomes back Dr. Douglas Greene ’62 as first Entrepreneur-in-Residence

February 25, 2019 | Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Dr. Douglas Greene ’62 is a man of action. He built a career on it and now, in retirement, he’s sharing his knowledge with others. “My thought process is if there’s a problem I’ll see if there’s a solution,” he said. “If not, why shouldn’t I just do it?”
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Alumni, donors give $104,376 during third annual Day of Giving

February 15, 2019 | Day of Giving
During Marietta College’s third annual Day of Giving, 712 Pioneers showed their love for MC by making a gift and raising $104,376 in support of today’s students and Marietta College programs. “This was a wonderful way to celebrate the love we all have for MC, and it was so exciting to see The Long Blue Line quadruple their results over last...
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Marietta students receive Order of Omega scholarships

February 13, 2019 | Greek Life
As president of their sorority and fraternity, Loren Coontz ’20 (Rootstown, Ohio) and David Erzen ’19 (Bethel Park, Pennsylvania) know the value of campus involvement at Marietta College. Both students are also active in a variety of organizations and campus groups, including Omicron Delta Kappa.
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Ninth annual Mole Day 6k raises $900 for local charity

February 12, 2019 | Mole Day Race
The Marietta College Chemistry Club recently raised $900 for the MOV Gift of Life Foundation through its ninth annual Fluorine Mole Day 6k. The MOV Gift of Life Foundation was formed in 2017 by a group of local transplant recipients, living donors, candidates awaiting life-saving transplants, and people who care deeply about the cause. Among...
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Second-round PioBiz winners develop a concept for eco-friendly product

February 8, 2019 | PioBiz
Marietta College’s Cameron Dowiak ’19 (Burgettstown, Pennsylvania) and Audrey Albright ’21 (Moraine, Ohio) recently teamed up to win the “Proof of Concept” round of the PioBiz competition with their project EcoX. As the top-place team, Dowiak, who is majoring in Biochemistry, and Albright, who is majoring in Marketing and Environmental...
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Marietta professor presents workshop at FINT conference

February 4, 2019 | Faculty
Marietta College’s Grace Johnson, McCoy Professor of Management and Accounting, presented a workshop at the 10th FINT conference in St. Gallen, Switzerland, from January 9-12. FINT, the First International Network on Trust, is comprised of a small group of trust researchers from around the globe. Johnson’s 75-minute workshop, “Writing Trust...
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‘Driven Toward Madness’ author to speak at Marietta College on Jan. 31

January 28, 2019 | history
Ohio native Nikki M. Taylor, Professor of History at Howard University, will talk about her most recent book Driven Toward Madness: The Fugitive Slave Margaret Garner and Tragedy on the Ohio, at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 31st. Her presentation will be held at the Timothy O. Cooper Auditorium (Thomas 124).
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Retired President of PRO-TEC Coating to speak at Economic Roundtable on Jan. 31

January 25, 2019 | ERT
Paul Worstell, retired president of PRO-TEC Coating Company, will speak to the Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley at noon, Thursday, January 31st, at the Parkersburg Country Club. Worstell will speak about “Process Wrapped in Culture: PRO-TEC’s Performance Excellence Journey.” Worstell, the 2018-19 Fitzgerald Executive-in-Residence at...
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Alec Shook ’19 honored as finalist for AAPL Outstanding Graduate

March 18, 2019 | Scholarship
Growing up in Zanesville, Ohio, Alec Shook ’19 often heard family members talk about working in the oil and gas industry. His interest grew and when he learned about Marietta College’s Land and Energy Management program, he felt he found a career that checked all of the boxes. “I wasn’t too much of a math and science guy, I was more business...
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Seven Marietta students selected for OPCICA Honor Band

January 22, 2019 | Music
Seven Marietta College students have been selected by the Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association (OPCICA) to perform in both the Honor Concert Band and Honor Jazz Ensemble on Jan. 26-27. This year’s Honor Band Weekend will be hosted at Capital University Conservatory of Music. The concert begins at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan....
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Family, friends tour Encino Energy well pad named in memory of late Petroleum Engineering student

March 11, 2019 | Petroleum Engineering
Encino Energy hosted family and friends of a Marietta College student who passed away unexpectedly for a tour of a well pad named in his memory. Joel Wunnenberg  ’20 was an aspiring petroleum engineer in his first year at Marietta College when he tragically passed away in the spring of 2017.
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2019 Krause Lecture in Science features UC San Diego professor

February 28, 2019 | Krause Lecture
Dr. Jack Gilbert, professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California-San Diego, will present “Human and Environmental Microbial Health: A Global Perspective” at the 2019 Ellis L. and Jennie Mae Krause Lecture in Science at Marietta College on Tuesday, March 19th. Gilbert’s...
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Marietta College’s Greek organizations recognized for classroom success

February 25, 2019 | Greek Life
Marietta College’s Greek Life was recognized at the Association of Fraternal Leadership (AFLV) Central Conference in Indianapolis for being one of 43 schools to have an All-Greek grade-point-average higher than the All-Campus grade-point-average for the 2017 fall semester, and was one of 38 schools to do the same in the 2018 spring semester.
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Marathon Petroleum turns to Marietta College students for advice

February 14, 2019 | Fifth Street Consultants
Marathon Petroleum Corporation is a well-established brand in Ohio and beyond, but the Marketing organization recently turned to a team of Marietta College students to provide a fresh perspective on attracting new talent to the Findlay-based company. The company’s goal is to get noticed by students in a variety of business fields such as...
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Third annual Day of Giving to take place Feb. 14

February 13, 2019 | Day of Giving
Marietta College’s third annual Day of Giving is here! This online, one-day event encourages The Long Blue Line to show their love and make a difference by making a donation. From midnight EST to 11:59 p.m. on February 14th, we’re asking Pioneers and their friends to spread the word and show that #MCGivesLuv by making a gift of any size to...
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Michael Garriga selected as inaugural Carol Lucas Visiting Author

February 11, 2019 | English
Marietta College will be hosting Michael Garriga as its inaugural Carol L. Lucas ’70 Visiting Author. Garriga will be giving a public reading at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, February 28th, in the Alma McDonough Auditorium with a question and answer session following his work.
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Three Marietta students set to compete in Peoples Bank Case Competition

Marietta College students Ashley Klopfenstein ’20 (Cicero, Indiana), Rachel George ’20 (Lake Forest, Illinois) and Stephen True ’19 (Sykesville, Maryland) are competing in the seventh annual Peoples Bank Undergraduate Business Case Competition on Saturday, February 9th. A total of 15 teams from 14 colleges and universities are planning to...
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