2009


Retention Rate Signals Student Satisfaction

February 18, 2009

In these challenging economic times, Maryville University is demonstrating signs of stability in regard to enrollment. More than 95 percent of first-year students returned to Maryville between the fall 2008 and spring 2009 semesters. Clearly, University initiatives designed to retain freshman students are working. “We’re delighted with the number of students that have stayed with […]

Bob Schieffer to Deliver Commencement Address at Maryville University

February 17, 2009

St. Louis, Mo. – Bob Schieffer, CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent and long-time moderator of the network’s Sunday morning program Face the Nation, will be the commencement speaker at Maryville University on Saturday, May 2, 2009.  Schieffer will be honored with a doctorate of humane letters during the ceremony. “The entire Maryville community is honored […]

Communication Student Interns at Collegiate Bowl

February 6, 2009

Robert “Bo” Bunton, senior Communication student at Maryville University landed the dual jobs of staff photographer and player liaison for the Texas squad in the third annual Texas vs. The Nation All-Star collegiate football game at Sun Bowl Stadium. The game aired on CBS network television on Saturday, January 31, 2009. Bunton was brought on […]

Historian to Speak on Women’s Suffrage

February 6, 2009

The women’s suffrage movement in America will be discussed by historian Sally Roesch Wagner, Ph.D., as part of the 2009 Medart Lecture Series at Maryville University. Wagner, known for her entertaining and inspiring presentation style, will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 24 in the University Auditorium. “Medart Series lecturers have all contributed in a […]

Maryville Professor Featured on ‘History Detectives’

Steven Phipps, PhD

February 6, 2009

Steven Phipps, Ph.D., assistant professor of Communication at Maryville University, will be featured in an upcoming episode of the popular PBS television program History Detectives. Lion Television, producers of the program, recenty videotaped an interview with Phipps in New York. The segment involves the story of Iva Toguri, accused of being WWII radio propagandist “Tokyo Rose.” […]

Alumni, Friends to Gather in Florida

February 4, 2009

Maryville University friends and alumni will gather for the first annual Maryville Day at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla., on Sunday, March 8. Held in conjunction with the St. Louis Cardinals spring training game against the Florida Marlins, the event also features a pre-game lunch and guest speaker from the Cardinals organization. “Chances are, […]

‘The Freshest Kids’ Next Up in Film Series

January 21, 2009

The Freshest Kids, a documentary tracing the history of break dancing and its place within hip-hop culture, will be shown Tuesday, Feb. 3, as part of the Spring 2009 Maryville Documentary Series. All documentary films are shown in the University Auditorium. There is no admission charge. A small reception, beginning at 6 p.m. in the […]

Former Source Editor to Address ‘Hip Hop, Gender and Race’

January 16, 2009

Kimberly Osorio, former editor of The Source, will address “New Politics: Hip Hop, Gender & Race,” during the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Maryville University at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22 in University Auditorium. Osorio, the first woman editor-in-chief of The Source, an influential hip hop magazine, is currently an editor-at-large […]

Tarlton President to Discuss ‘Sustainability’

January 13, 2009

Tracy Hart, president of Tarlton Corporation, will be the first speaker for the 10th annual Maryville Talks Business breakfast lecture series. She will discuss “St. Louis and Sustainability.” The event begins with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the Maryville University Auditorium, followed by the lecture and a question-answer session. […]

‘Bigger, Stronger, Faster’ First in Film Series

January 12, 2009

Maryville University has announced the spring 2009 line up of the Maryville Documentary Series. The four featured films cover a range of topics, including the infiltration of steroids into professional sports, the dire financial state of our nation, the mysterious world of the Motion Picture Association of America and the history of break dancing. All […]


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