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Marietta College
Marietta College Seal

Established 1835
Type Private, Liberal Arts
President Dr. Jean A. Scott
Provost Dr. Sue DeWine
Faculty 91 fulltime, 49 part-time
Students 1,300
Location Marietta, Ohio United States
Campus Small Town
Nickname Pioneers
Website http://www.marietta.edu


Marietta College is a co-educational private college in Marietta, Ohio, which was the first permanent settlement of the Northwest Territory. The school offers more than 40 majors along with a large number of minors, all of which are grounded in a strong liberal arts foundation. The school encompasses approximately three city blocks in downtown Marietta and enrolls about 1,300 full-time students each year. It is known for its Petroleum Engineering, Athletic Training and McDonough Leadership programs. Image File history File linksMetadata College-Seal-282. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... | Come and take it, slogan of the Texas Revolution 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... This article is about the higher education title of provost. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Marietta is a city located in Washington County, Ohio. ... Official language(s) None Capital Largest city Columbus Columbus (largest metropolitan area is Cleveland) Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... This page as shown in the aol 9. ... Marietta is a city located in Washington County, Ohio. ... The Northwest Territory, also known as the Old Northwest and the Territory North West of the Ohio, was a government and region within the early United States. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ...


Marietta College is one of America's 37 "Revolutionary Colleges," institutions with origins reaching back to the eighteenth century. Originally founded as the Muskingum Academy in 1797, today's College was chartered in 1835. In 1860, Marietta became the sixteenth college awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the world's oldest honorary society.


The athletic department sponsors 18 varsity sports that compete in NCAA Division III and the Ohio Athletic Conference. The College also sponsors intramural and recreation program, which are housed in the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Ohio Athletic Conference is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member teams are located in Ohio. ...


The majority of the students at the college are from Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, but a sizable portion of the student population is from the New England states.

Contents


Nine core values

At the center of a Marietta education are Nine Core Values that form the foundation for all the College does. They are:


1. Liberal Arts Foundation
2. In-Depth Programs of Study
3. Residential College
4. Technology
5. World of Work
6. Financial Planning
7. Service to the Region
8. Leadership
9. Internationalization


Marietta College mission

Marietta College offers students a contemporary liberal arts education. The College's mission is to provide students with an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to critical analysis, problem solving, and the leadership skills required to translate what is learned into effective action. In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ...


This education is the responsibility of all members of the campus community, including the students, the faculty, the administration, and the staff. It is accomplished in many ways: through classroom instruction, student life, co-curricular activities, and a variety of employment and leadership experience.


Through teaching and advising, as well as close personal interaction with students, the faculty provides educational leadership for the campus. Other campus groups, ranging from student affairs to service organizations, contribute to the richness of a Marietta education by offering experiences to help students grow as individuals and develop effective leadership skills.


Twenty first century curriculum

A new curriculum was introduced in the fall of 2003. It has three components:


First Year Program

In the student's first year, he or she will enroll in the First Year Seminar and the College Life and Leadership Laboratory. Together, these courses are designed to help the student make the intellectual and social transition from high school and home to life in a residential college.


General education

General education (sometimes known as a "core" curriculum) provides opportunities to study many fields in breadth, and complement the in-depth study required by a major field. Each student is required, therefore, to acquire a breadth of knowledge across these areas:

  • Historical Perspectives (1 course)
  • Scientific Inquiry (2 courses)
  • Social Analysis (2 courses)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (1 course)
  • Fine Arts (2 courses)
  • Literature (1 course)
  • Global Issues and Diversity (2 courses)
  • Leadership and Ethics (1 course)
  • Each student is also required to complete 2 courses designated as "writing intensive;" they may be courses also used to satisfy the General Education requirement.

Major concentration

Students choose their own majors (and minors, if desired), and work toward satisfying the particular requirements of their program. All majors have a "capstone" or culminating course. The form of this is appropriate to the major, e.g., a Student Show for Graphic Design students, a semester studying abroad for students majoring in Spanish, a year-long research project for students in Physics or Environmental Science. This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Physics (from the Greek, φυσικός (physikos), natural, and φύσις (physis), nature) is the science of the natural world, which deals with the fundamental constituents of the universe, the forces they exert on one another, and the results of these forces. ... Environmental science is the study of the interactions among the physical, chemical and biological components of the environment; with a focus on pollution and degradation of the environment related due to human activities; and the impact on biodiversity and sustainability from local and global development. ...


Majors

  • Accounting
  • Advertising & Public Relations
  • Art
  • Athletic Training
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance
  • Geology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Science
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business Management
  • International Leadership Studies
  • Journalism
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Musical Theatre
  • Organizational Communication
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Radio & Television
  • Spanish
  • Theatre Arts

Graduate programs

  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Master of Arts in Liberal Learning
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Master of Corporate Media
  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Special programs

  • Investigative Studies Program
  • Leadership Studies Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Washington Semester

Academic honors

The honors program

The honors program provides a rigorous course of study for the most accomplished students. There are several honors distinctions:

  1. Trustees' Scholarship recipients (at least a 3.75 GPA with a 1350 SAT or 30 ACT) and President's Scholarship recipients (at least a 3.50 GPA with a 1200 SAT or a 27 ACT) are given a formal offer of admission into the Scholars Program upon acceptance to the college.
  2. Incoming freshmen are invited to apply on a competitive basis upon acceptance to the college.
  3. Current Marietta College freshmen who will enter the sophomore year with under 37 credit hours and a 3.50 or better overall GPA are eligible to apply in the spring semester prior to their sophomore year. Application is made to the Honors Program Director.
  4. Incoming Transfer students entering MC who fall under condition (3) above.

To complete the Scholars Program, students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.30 (3.00 for second-semester freshmen only), including specific Honors courses that meet General Education requirements. To continue in the Scholars Program, all four semesters of required course work must be completed.


Academic achievement

To recognize academic achievement, the College has also established the following academic honors:

  • Dean's List. Any full-time student completing at least 15 credit hours with a grade point average of 3.00 to 3.49 in a given semester.
  • Dean's High Honors List. Any full-time student completing at least 15 credit hours with a grade point average of 3.50 or higher in a given semester.
  • Freshman and Sophomore Scholars. First-year students who complete at least 15 semester hours during their first semester and achieve a 3.50 grade point average or higher qualify as Freshman Scholars. Second-year students who complete at least 45 semester hours during their first three semesters and achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher at the end of their third semester qualify as Sophomore Scholars. Scholars are honored with certificates at the Honors Convocation in April.
  • Phi Beta Kappa. Founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary, Phi Beta Kappa has evolved to become the nation's leading advocate for the liberal arts and sciences at the undergraduate level. It is an honor society of great distinction that recognizes students, usually in their senior year, who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. Marietta's chapter is the sixteenth-oldest in the nation.
  • Degrees with Distinction. The student who completes his or her course of study with a high record will be recommended for a degree with distinction. Summa Cum Laude (3.90 - 4.00 cumulative grade point average), Magna Cum Laude (3.75 - 3.899 cumulative grade point average), or Cum Laude (3.50 - 3.749 cumulative grade point average).

Admission philosophy

Marietta College seeks students who are prepared to meet the challenge of a rigorous college curriculum. The Admission Committee considers the applicant's high school record, including the college preparatory courses taken, grades received, and scores on national examinations. Furthermore, it evaluates each applicant's energy, motivation, potential, emotional maturity, seriousness of purpose and attitude toward learning. Each application is read carefully.


The College prides itself on its strong sense of community and the diverse backgrounds and varied interests of its students. The Committee considers the ways in which each applicant will bring quality and vitality to the Marietta community. Such things as extra-curricular activities, non-academic interests, and creativity all become part of the admissions decision.


Marietta College is a member of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) and endorses the Statement of Principles of Good Practice.


Athletic department

Vision

Intercollgiate athletics will be an integral part of the education and personal development of all students at Marietta College.


Marietta College athletics

Marietta College is a member of the NCAA Division III and the Ohio Athletic Conference. The Pioneers compete in 18 varsity sports, including nationally competitive teams in crew, baseball, women's soccer and softball. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Ohio Athletic Conference is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member teams are located in Ohio. ...


Marietta's baseball team has won four national championships (1981, 1983,1986,and 2006).The three first all under former baseball coach Don Schaly, who died on March 9, 2005. Four former Pioneer baseball players — Kent Tekulve, Duane Theiss, Jim Tracy and Terry Mulholland — have reached the Major League level. The Pioneers currently have three players in the minor leagues with Matt DeSalvo (Yankees), David Bradley (Athletics) and Chris Sidick (Independent). Don Schaly Biography For 40 years, Don Schaly (10 October 1937 - 9 March 2005) was the baseball coach at Marietta College in Ohio from 1964 to 2003. ... Kenton Charles Tekulve (born March 5, 1947 in Cincinnati, Ohio) was an American baseball player from 1974 to 1989 for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, and Cincinnati Reds. ... James Edwin (Jim) Tracy (born December 31, 1955 in Hamilton, Ohio) is the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Terry Mulholland (born Terence John Mulholland on March 9, 1963 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania) is a Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. ...


The crew program, affectionately called the Pioneer Navy, routinely medals at the annual Dad Vail Regatta each spring in both men's and women's events. Alumni include two-time Olympian and CEO of Boathouse Sports, John Strotbeck, Jr., and 2003 World Championship silver medalist in the USA Lightweight Eight, Andrew Bolton. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


The Department is headed up by Debbie Lazorik, Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation.


Athletic memberships

Marietta belongs to the Ohio Athletic Conference. The 10-team OAC is the third oldest existing collegiate conference in the nation. Founded in 1902, the OAC sponsors 21 championship events, 11 in men's and 10 in women's competition, and is one of the most successful in NCAA national competition. The conference includes: The Ohio Athletic Conference is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member teams are located in Ohio. ...

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Intramural athletics

Marietta offers a variety of intramural athletics for men and women. Some examples of intramural programs are: flag football, softball, indoor volleyball, racquetball, basketball, dodgeball, disc golf, table tennis and whiffle ball. A player throwing his disc toward a metal basket target. ...


Notable alumni

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External links

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Marietta College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1825 words)
Founded in Marietta, Ohio, the first permanent settlement of the Northwest Territory, Marietta College is a co-educational private institution located at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers.
Current Marietta College freshmen who will enter the sophomore year with under 37 credit hours and a 3.50 or better overall GPA are eligible to apply in the spring semester prior to their sophomore year.
Marietta College is a member of the NCAA Division III and the Ohio Athletic Conference.
News - 03/28/2003 (582 words)
MARIETTA, Ohio – Marietta College is excited to announce the unveiling of a new logo and identity package for the athletics department, the first of its kind in the 168 years of the College.
Marietta College has decided that now is the perfect time to put a visual representation of what “Pioneers” represents.
Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college.
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