2010 - Maryville University

School of Health Professions Receives $325,000 Grant to Increase Nursing Program Retention


December 9, 2010

The Missouri Foundation for Health has awarded Maryville University a four-year, $325,000 grant to help increase the retention rate of non-traditional students in the School of Health Professions Nursing Program in The Weekend & Evening College. The funding comes through MFH’s Health Care Workforce program to alleviate shortages of healthcare professionals. The primary focus of […]

Dean of School of Education weighs in on newly released NCATE recommendations

November 18, 2010

Yesterday, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), one of the most widely recognized and influential organizations in education in the United States, issued a press release summarizing the recommendations from a panel of experts from around the country. The bottom line: our education system needs teachers better equipped for teaching, and […]

Faculty to Lead Spring Alumni Trip to France


November 17, 2010

The Center for Global Education is planning its second annual overseas alumni trip to France, May 8-21. The journey begins at the World War II battlegrounds and American Cemetery in Normandy, and then continues to Brittany, the Loire Valley and Provence.  Four nights and three days of sightseeing in Paris will conclude the trip. In […]

Maryville University is Leader in Student Retention

Jennifer McCluskey, PhD

November 11, 2010

Maryville University has been cited by US News & World Report for success in retaining students after they complete their freshman year. As measured from the fall of 2005 through the fall of 2008, an average 81.2 percent of first-year students returned, ranking Maryville as 21st on the magazine’s “Best Colleges 2011” list for average […]

Grant Supports Young Scholars Education Program

Steve Coxon, PhD

November 1, 2010

The Young Scholars Education Program, developed by Maryville University’s School of Education in partnership with local schools, has been awarded a second $20,000 grant from the Saigh Foundation of St. Louis. The program, piloted at Holman Elementary School in the Ferguson-Florissant School District in 2009, is designed to increase diversity among students in gifted education […]

RCGA Names Maryville University as ‘Top 50’ Award Winner

November 1, 2010

Maryville University has been selected by the St. Louis Regional Commerce & Growth Association (RCGA) as a recipient of the 2010 Greater St. Louis TOP 50 Businesses Shaping our Future Award. This marks the second consecutive year Maryville has been recognized as a leader. The award is presented to institutions, companies and organizations that significantly […]

Ted Kooser to Lecture, Conduct Poetry Workshop

Ted Kooser

October 18, 2010

Maryville University, in partnership with St. Louis Writer’s Guild, will host Ted Kooser, former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winning poet, for three events on Oct. 22 and 23. As part of Maryville’s Medart lecture series, at  8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, Kooser will read from his works at a free public lecture […]

Dean Gulas Appointed to State Advisory Commission

October 8, 2010

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has appointed Charles J. Gulas, dean of the Maryville University School of Health Professions, to the Advisory Commission for Physical Therapists. The commission guides, advises and makes recommendations relevant to the physical therapy profession to the Board of Healing Arts. Gulas has been appointed for a term ending Oct. 1, 2012, […]

Satisfied First-Year Students Return in Record Number


September 29, 2010

Maryville University has announced a record retention rate of 84 percent for returning first-year students. The accomplishment is the result of enhanced programs for incoming students and greater campus-wide collaboration to ensure their success, said Jennifer McCluskey, PhD, associate vice president and director of the Center for the First-Year Experience and Advising at Maryville University. […]

Dean Hausfather Named to National Education Commission

Sam Hausfather, PhD

September 22, 2010

Sam Hausfather, PhD, dean of the School of Education at Maryville University, has been appointed to a national advisory group that will assist the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) in improving clinical teacher preparation programs that are critical to the enhancement of the nation’s K-12 schools. “Maryville has long enjoyed an outstanding […]