Senior Art and Design Capstone Exhibition opens April 5th

March 25, 2019 | Senior Art Show
Marietta College’s Art Department closes out the 2018-19 exhibition season with the annual Senior Art and Design Capstone Exhibition, which features the work of six students. The exhibition, which is titled “Questionable at Best,” is the culmination of the students’ four years at Marietta College as artists and designers. It will be held in...
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Marietta College inducts four students into communications honorary

May 13, 2019 | Lambda Pi Eta
Marietta College’s Department of Communication recently inducted four students into the communication honorary Lambda Pi Eta. The students who were inducted included Kelsey Carver ’20 (Bellville, Ohio), MacKenzie Marshall ’19 (Sardis, Ohio), Embrey Roberts ’21 (Marietta, Ohio) and Kayla Tomlin ’20 (Sardinia, Ohio).
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Third annual Day of Giving to take place Feb. 14

January 23, 2019 | Day of Giving
Marietta College’s third annual Day of Giving is an online, one-day event that encourages The Long Blue Line to show their love and make a difference for today’s students and Marietta College. “February 14 is the perfect day to share your love by supporting Marietta,” said Kathryn Gloor, senior director of annual giving. “This is a fun and...
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Students from Marietta, Shenandoah high schools take top honors at 8th annual Honor High School Solo Recital

March 12, 2019 | Music
Two Marietta High School students and another from Shenandoah High School claimed the top spots in Marietta College’s eighth annual Honor High School Solo Recital on March 2. Marietta High School’s Christian MesMarteau, a tenor, earned the top spot in the vocal division, while Jodan Weber, marimba, of Scott Kitchen private studio, finished...
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Graduates learn friendships, experiences just as important as earning a diploma

May 5, 2019 | Commencement 2019
Barbara Fitzgerald ’73 enjoyed sharing stories about her career, her travels around the world, and her strong connection to her alma mater during Marietta College’s 182nd Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 5. In the end, though, what she stressed most was a friendship she made during her first week on campus in the Fall of 1969.
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Inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and Reflection draws hundreds to serve

January 22, 2019 | Civic Engagement
The temperature outside Monday morning was barely above 0, but that didn’t keep droves of Pioneers from showing up at The Gathering Place to start a morning filled with service and reflection to honor the works of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. From filling “GoPacks” with healthy food that will help nourish local school children...
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Students honored during annual Juried Art Show at Marietta College

March 6, 2019 | Juried Art Show
The Marietta College Art Department announced the winners of multiple awards during the opening reception of its annual Juried Art Show. Among the winners was Leah Seaman ’21 (Philippi, West Virginia), who won Best in Show for her piece titled “How Are You Feeling Today?” At first glance, the piece displays four separate emotions — surprise...
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Dave McShaffrey receives Herbert Osborn Award from Ohio Biological Survey

April 30, 2019 | Award
Marietta College’s Dr. Dave McShaffrey, a Professor of Biology, admits he was “a little bit shocked” to be honored recently by the Ohio Biological Survey. McShaffrey received the Herbert Osborn Award during the recent Ohio Natural History Conference held in Columbus, Ohio. The award is named after the Ohio Biological Survey’s founder and...
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Music Department hosting eighth annual Honor High School Solo Recital on March 2

February 27, 2019 | Recital
The Edward E. MacTaggart Department of Music and the Marietta College chapter of National Association for Music Education Collegiate (CNAfME) will host the eighth annual High School Honor Solo Recital at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 2nd.
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Finn, Undersander win top prize during final round of PioBiz

April 26, 2019 | PioBiz
Great ideas don’t always come from a great moment. Rebekah Finn ’19 (Cincinnati, Ohio) didn’t come up with the concept for Providing Pawsable until after her freshman year at Marietta College when she was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). EDS is a connective tissue disorder that leads to unstable joints and fragile skin.
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Esbenshade Series wraps season with Havana Cuban All-Stars on March 10th

February 19, 2019 | Esbenshade Series
The final performance of the 2018-19 Esbenshade Series features Asere in the Havana Cuban All-Stars Show at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 10, at the Peoples Bank Theatre in downtown Marietta. The Havana Cuba All-Stars are some of Cuba’s greatest musicians. The All-Stars will be performing “Nights in Old Havana” with Banda “Asere” and Bailes de...
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Marietta College choir’s annual fundraiser set for Feb. 23

February 13, 2019 | Winter Gala
The Choirs at Marietta College are conducting the annual Winter Gala on Saturday, February 23rd, at The Gathering Place on campus. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $40 and are pre-sold only (no tickets at the door). For tickets, visit www.MCchoirs.com. This annual fundraiser and auction feature a catered...
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Softball team raises more than $1,000 for Memorial’s Strecker Cancer Center

April 22, 2019 | Softball
The Marietta College softball program recently raised more than $1,000 through a raffle and plans to donate the earnings to the Strecker Cancer Center’s Breast Health Fund. The softball team chose to raise the money in honor of three local cancer survivors: Lisa Amrine, Vicki Ford, and Donna Venham — all of whom work or worked for Marietta...
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Three faculty members honored with Harness Outstanding Educator Award

February 12, 2019 | Harness Award
Rick Smith believes people remember experiences, whether it’s attending a professional sporting event or his class at Marietta College. “In sports, you can’t sell wins and losses, but you can sell the experience,” he said. Smith, an Assistant Professor of Sport Management, is one of three Marietta College professors receiving the annual...
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Jazz Combo to present Spring Jazz Concert on April 18th

April 12, 2019 | Jazz Combo
The Marietta College Department of Music is pleased to announce the Jazz Combo Spring Concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 18th, at the Alma McDonough Auditorium. Under the direction of Jordan Reed, Instructor of Saxophone and Jazz at Marietta College, the music presented will be from 1959-69.  Collaboration also includes the...
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Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank executive highlights 35th annual Friedman Lecture

February 11, 2019 | Business
Dr. Mark Schweitzer, Senior Vice President with the Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank, will deliver the 35th annual Milton Friedman Lecture at Marietta College. Schweitzer’s talk on “Opioids and the Labor Market,” begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 5th, in the Alma McDonough Auditorium. The program is free and open to the public.
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Three alumni being inducted into Petroleum/Geology Hall of Fame

April 11, 2019 | Hall of Fame
Three Marietta College alumni will be inducted into the Edwy R. Brown Department of Petroleum Engineering and Geology Hall of Fame during a special ceremony that starts at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, April 25th, at the Lafayette Hotel’s ballroom. Inductees Willard E. White ’55, Carl Heinrich ’64, and Dan Pottmeyer ’74 make up the 14th Hall of Fame...
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Senior enjoys presenting research at annual Chemical Society meeting

April 10, 2019 | Undergraduate Research
Shannon Patberg ’19 (Murrysville, Pennsylvania) recently represented Marietta College at the Spring American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition by presenting research she has been conducting over the last three years alongside faculty members Dr. Jim and Michelle Jeitler.
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Associate Director of Major Gifts becomes CFRE certified

June 11, 2019 | Advancement
Marietta College’s Douglas M. Evans has been named a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) by CFRE International. Evans, Associate Director of Major Gifts for Marietta College, joins more than 6,300 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation.
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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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Marietta College to host open house highlighting graduate programs

April 5, 2019 | Open House
In addition to having nearly 50 undergraduate majors, Marietta College is also home to three advanced-degree programs that prepare graduates for thriving careers in health-related professions. From 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 14, Marietta will shine the spotlight on its Physician Assistant Studies, Psychology and Clinical Mental Health...
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Author McCullough brings The Pioneers home to Marietta

June 5, 2019 | history
Few people can make history come alive as well as David McCullough can. Nearly a thousand people packed into Peoples Bank Theater on Friday, May 31st to hear an energetic McCullough share his pivotal takeaways about his latest masterpiece, The Pioneers.
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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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Four Marietta College groups to perform at Music at the Mall on April 5th

March 27, 2019 | Music
Marietta College’s Department of Music will have four different groups performing at Music at the Mall at 6:00 p.m., Friday, April 5th, at Grand Central Mall in Vienna, West Virginia. Admission is free. Performing will be the Marietta College Funk Band, Floodstage, Jazz Band, and the Pio Pep Band. The funk group is comprised of 15 musicians...
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New program helps international students speak fluent English

May 21, 2019 | Students
For Marietta College’s international students, learning to speak fluent English is important from an academic standpoint but it’s important for social reasons, too. Organizers of the English Conversation Partner program say the more confident International students are in their ability to carry on casual conversations, the easier it will be...
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