2009


DeSanto Named Communication Program Director

July 22, 2009

Maryville University has announced that Barbara DeSanto, EdD, joined the College of Arts and Sciences on July 15, 2009, as director of the Communication Program and professor of communication.  Prior to coming to Maryville, she was a professor and chair of the mass media department at Washburn University in Topeka, Ks. “We are pleased to […]

Registration Opens for ‘Symphony A to Z’

Peter Henderson, DM

July 20, 2009

Maryville University will again host Symphony A to Z, an adult education series for music lovers, now in its fourth year. The program is held in conjunction with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra’s Community Partnership Program. Classes will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. on seven Monday nights, beginning in October and continuing through April. Peter Henderson, […]

Athletics Moves Forward in NCAA Div II Process

Tony Duckworth, Director of Athletics

July 20, 2009

Maryville University has been granted permission by the NCAA to advance to Candidacy Year Two in the reclassification process for its 13 Saints intercollegiate teams moving from Division III to Division II. Maryville will compete in the premier Great Lakes Valley Conference beginning this fall. “I am extremely proud of the progress the athletics department […]

Professor Featured in ‘History Detectives’ Episode

Steven Phipps, PhD

July 9, 2009

Steven Phipps, PhD, assistant professor of communication at Maryville University, will be featured in an upcoming episode of the popular PBS television program, History Detectives. Phipps, an expert in broadcast history, was asked to reveal the results of database and vintage newspaper searches, as well as discuss World War II journalism. The episode is scheduled […]

Gocial Named Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Tammy Gocial, PhD

July 8, 2009

Maryville University has announced that Tammy Gocial, PhD, has been named associate vice president for academic affairs. Gocial, who began her duties July 1, is responsible for adjunct faculty programming, evaluation and budgeting, directing the Graduate Policies Council, accreditation compliance and serving as liaison to various committees. She will also teach psychology and freshman seminar […]

Wyman Teen Leaders Spend Week on Campus

President Lombardi with 2 teen leaders from Wyman

June 18, 2009

St. Louis area youth from the Wyman Teen Leadership Program recently spent a week living in a residence hall on the campus of Maryville University. Activities included a day of job shadowing, during which the 24 participants spent time with key University staff members to experience the “real” work world and explore future careers. Wyman […]

Maryville to Screen ‘The Sari Soldiers’

June 11, 2009

Maryville University’s International Admissions office and The Nepali Women’s Global Network of St. Louis (NWGN) will present the movie, The Sari Soldiers, at 4 p.m. on June 20, in University Auditorium on the main campus. The film chronicles the courageous efforts of six Nepali women in the midst of civil war in Nepal. Tickets cost […]

Law Enforcement Seminar

June 2, 2009

Maryville University will host the law enforcement seminar, “The Bullet Proof Mind/Sharpening the Warrior’s Edge,” from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 19, in the Auditorium. Featured speakers include Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, an expert in the field of human aggression and the psychology of combat, and Bruce Siddle, CEO of Warrior Science […]

Craddock to Lead Center for Civic Engagement and Democracy

June 1, 2009

Maryville University has announced the appointment of Alden Craddock, PhD, as associate vice president and director for Maryville’s new Center for Civic Engagement and Democracy. “The addition of Dr. Craddock to our faculty is a real coup for Maryville University,” said President Mark Lombardi, PhD. “He is nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in […]

School of Education Earns Reaccreditation

May 20, 2009

Maryville University has announced that the School of Education has been reaccredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE is the professional accrediting organization for schools, colleges and departments of education in the United States. The review process requires external examination by professionals, teacher candidate performance assessments and evidence that the […]


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