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'''Marietta College''' is a [[co-educational]] [[private university|private college]] in [[Marietta, Ohio]], USA, which was the first permanent settlement of the [[Northwest Territory]]. The school offers 42 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 next to downtown Marietta and enrolls 1,417 full-time students. It is known for its [[Petroleum Engineering]], Athletic Training, McDonough Leadership, and Physician Assistant programs, as well as its highly successful China Program. Historically preceded by the community's Muskingum Academy, established 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’s baseball team won an NCAA [[NCAA Division III|Division III]] record 5th [[College World Series]] Championship in school history in 2011. The college also sponsors intramural and recreation program, which are housed in the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center. 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, and Asia. ==Seven core values== At the center of a Marietta College education are Seven Core Values that form the foundation for all the College does. They are the following: #'''Liberal Arts Foundation''' #'''In-Depth Programs of Study''' #'''Global Perspective and Diversity''' #'''World of Work''' #'''Community''' #'''Leadership''' #'''Service''' ==21st 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. In addition, all students are required to complete (or otherwise earn credit for) English 101, an introductory writing course, and Communication 101, a public speaking course. ===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 with labs, or 3 courses without) *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, and are often courses in the student's major or minor. ===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 language|Spanish]], a year-long research project for students in [[Physics]] or [[Environmental Science]]. The college also has guidelines for the creation of student-developed majors. ===Majors=== *Accounting *Advertising & Public Relations *Art *Athletic Training *Biochemistry *Biology *Broadcasting *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 *Music Education *Organizational Communication *Petroleum Engineering *Physics *Political Science *Psychology *Spanish *Sports Management *Theatre Arts ===Graduate programs=== *Master of Arts in Education *Master of Arts in Psychology *Master of International Corporate Media *Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies ===Special programs=== *Investigative Studies Program *Leadership Studies Program *Study Abroad *Washington Semester ===The Honors program=== The honors program provides a rigorous course of study for the most accomplished students. There are several honors distinctions: #''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. #Incoming freshmen are invited to apply on a competitive basis upon acceptance to the college. #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. #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 3.50 to 3.74 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 3.75 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). ==Rankings== The 2009 Forbes America's Best Colleges Ranking has ranked Marietta 112th Best out of roughly 4000 undergraduate institutions in The United States, 56 spots up from the previous year. According to this ranking Marietta is 4th best College (after [[Kenyon College]], [[College of Wooster]], and [[Oberlin College]]) in the state of [[Ohio]]. Forbes also placed Marietta College ahead of [[Johns Hopkins University]] (173), [[University of Michigan]] (200), and [[Cornell University]] (207) on basis of Student Satisfaction, Indicator's of post-graduation success, likelihood of graduation from college within four years, and Debt levels after graduation. The 2010 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranked Marietta 6th in the Baccalaureate Colleges in the Midwest category. The school was tied with [[Cedarville University]] and [[Huntington University (United States)|Huntington University]]. ==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 [[sport rowing|crew]], [[baseball]], women’s [[soccer]] and [[softball]]. Marietta’s baseball team has won five national championships, an NCAA Division III record: in 1981, 1983, 1986, 2006 and 2011. The first three were under legendary coach [[Don Schaly]], who died on March 9, 2005; the two most recent under coach Brian Brewer. Five former Pioneer baseball players — [[Kent Tekulve]], [[Duane Theiss]], [[Jim Tracy (baseball)|Jim Tracy]], [[Terry Mulholland]] and [[Matt DeSalvo]] — have reached the Major League level. [[Matt DeSalvo]] made his [[Major League Baseball|Major League]] debut with the ([[New York Yankees|Yankees]]) in 2007. The Pioneers currently have two other players in the minor leagues: [[Mike DeMark]] ([[San Diego Padres|Padres]]), and [[Chris Sidick]] ([[Washington Wild Things|Wild Things]]). The crew program routinely medals at the annual [[Dad Vail Regatta]] each spring in both men's and women's events, including a gold medal in the Men's Varsity Eight in 2006. 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]]. The Department is headed up by Director of Athletics, [[Larry Hiser]], who joined the department in 2008. ===Broadcasts=== Marietta sporting events are often broadcasted on [[WMRT]] and [[WCMO]], the two college radio stations. All of the football games are broadcasted on WMRT. Home football, volleyball, soccer, basketball, softball, and baseball games are all carried on the Marietta College radio network. The baseball games are also carried on [[WMOA]]. WMRT and WCMO broadcasts are all produced and called entirely by students, many of whom are Mass Media students. ===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: *[[Baldwin-Wallace College]] *[[Capital University]] *[[Heidelberg University (Ohio)|Heidelberg University]] *[[John Carroll University]] *Marietta College *[[University of Mount Union]] *[[Muskingum University]] *[[Ohio Northern University]] *[[Otterbein University]] *[[Wilmington College (Ohio)|Wilmington College]] ===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, etc. Many of these activities are organized and maintained by the student population. [http://pioneers.marietta.edu/im.html For more on intramurals and recreation at Marietta College.] ==Greek life== Marietta College is the home of three fraternities, three sororities, and one woman's group. [[Alpha Tau Omega]], [[Delta Tau Delta]] and [[Lambda Chi Alpha]] are national and international fraternities that have local chapters for male students to join. They are governed by an Interfraternity Council, which follows the guidelines of the [[North-American Interfraternity Conference]]. [http://www.alphasigmaphi.org/ Alpha Sigma Phi], whose historic Delta Chapter was present on campus from 1860-1993, is scheduled to return to Marietta College in the spring of 2012. [[Alpha Xi Delta]], [[Sigma Kappa]], and [[Chi Omega]] are national and international fraternities and sororities that have local chapters for female students to join. They are governed by Panhellenic Council, which follows the guidelines of the [[National Panhellenic Conference]]. Omicron Chi Theta is a local woman's sorority that operates much like a national sorority. Omicron Chi Theta was invited to join the Panhellenic Council in the spring of 2011 and currently enjoys Associate Member status. There are also several chapters of national and international fraternities and sororities that have gone inactive at the college over the years. Inactive chapters include: [[Phi Gamma Delta]] - Eta chapter - (1855–1859, 1878-1897); [[Tau Kappa Epsilon]] - Zeta Sigma chapter - (1959–1999); [[Sigma Tau Gamma]] - Alpha Upsilon chapter - (1952–1956); [[Alpha Sigma Phi]] - Delta chapter - (1860-1993); [[Delta Upsilon]] - (1870-2007); [[Alpha Sigma Tau]] - (1960-?); [[Alpha Gamma Delta]] - (1961–1975); [[Tau Epsilon Phi]] - Upsilon Phi chapter - (1961 - ?); [[Sigma Sigma Sigma]] - (1963-1997) . [http://greeklife.marietta.edu/ For more on Greek Life at Marietta College.] ==Honoraries== Students attending Marietta College have the opportunity to qualify for any of 23 honoraries that have recognized chapters. *[[Alpha Lambda Delta]] - Freshman *[[Alpha Psi Omega]] - Drama *[[Alpha Sigma Lambda]] - Non-Traditional *[[Beta Beta Beta]] - Biology *[http://gammasigmaalpha.org/ Gamma Sigma Alpha] - Greek (Academic Honor Society) *[[Kappa Delta Pi]] - Education *[[Kappa Mu Epsilon]] - Mathematics *[[Kappa Pi]] - Art *[[Lambda Pi Eta]] - Communication *[[Omicron Delta Epsilon]] - Economics *[[Omicron Delta Kappa]] - Leadership *[http://www.orderofomega.org/home Order of Omega] - Greek (Leadership) *[[Phi Alpha Theta]] - History *[[Phi Beta Kappa]] - Academics *[[Phi Sigma Iota]] - Foreign Language and Literature *[[Pi Epsilon Tau]] - Petroleum Engineering *[[Pi Kappa Delta]] - Forensics *[[Pi Sigma Alpha]] - Political Science *[[Psi Chi]] - Psychology *[[Sigma Delta Pi]] - Spanish *[[Sigma Pi Sigma]] - Physics *[[Sigma Tau Delta]] - English *[[Society for Collegiate Journalists]] - Mass Communications *[[Tau Pi Phi]] - Economics, Management, Accounting ==Notable alumni== *[[Edward H. Allen]] - ''[[Kansas City Mayor]] 1867'' *[[Zane E. Barnes]] 1947 - ''Chairman Emeritus, [[Southwestern Bell Corporation]]'' *[[Ray Barnhart]] - ''[[Federal Highway Administration]] director (1981–1987) and member of the [[Texas House of Representatives]] (1973–1975); Marietta College faculty member (1951–1955), resident of [[St. Clairsville, Ohio|St. Clairsville]], Ohio'' *[[Robert J. Blendon]] 1964 - ''Professor of Health Policy-Political Analysis at [[Harvard School of Public Health]] and [[John F. Kennedy School of Government|Harvard Kennedy School of Government]]'' *[[Penny Contner]] 1972 - ''President, Not Bad For A Girl, Inc. and former co-producer of television’s ER.'' *[[Charles G. Dawes]] 1884 - ''[[Vice President of the United States]]; [[Nobel Prize]] winner'' *[[Matt DeSalvo]] 2003 - ''Former [[Major League Baseball]] pitcher'' *[[Eric S. Dobkin]] 1964 - ''Retired Partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co.'' *[[Robert R. Dyson]] 1968 - ''President, Dyson-Kissner-Moran Corporation; Professional Race Car Driver'' *[[Bill C. Fenton]] 1944 - ''Chairman of the Board, [[Fenton Art Glass Company]]'' *[[Frank M. Fenton]] 1936 - ''Director, [[Fenton Art Glass Company]]'' *[[Carte Goodwin]] 1996 - [[United States Senator]] of [[West Virginia]] *[[Dean Hess]] 1941 - ''[[United States|American]] [[Minister (Christianity)|minister]] and [[United States Air Force]] [[colonel]]'' *[[William Irwin (California politician)|William Irwin]] 1848 - 13th ''[[Governor of California]]'' *[[Henry J. Jelinek]] 1968 - ''President, Jelinek Cork Corporation'' *Byron Bancroft [[Ban Johnson]] 1887 - ''Founder, Baseball’s [[American League]]'' *[[Richard E. MacCullagh]][http://spg.navymemorial.org/individual.aspx?&navy_log_id=96181] 1957 - ''Retired CAPT USN Chaplains Corp, two time recipient of the [[Bronze Star Medal|Bronze Star]] with [[Combat V]]'' *[[Charles W. McCoy]] 1942 - ''Retired Chairman and CEO, Premiere Banks'' *[[John G. McCoy]] 1935 - ''Chairman Emeritus, Banc One Corp.'' *[[Terry Mulholland]] 1985 - ''Former [[Major League Baseball]] pitcher'' *[[Ann Muscari]] 1951 - ''Vice President and Co-Founder, Kinder Care Learning Centers; Author of Child Care That Works'' *[[F. Story Musgrave]] 1960 - ''Retired [[NASA]] Astronaut/Shuttle Pilot'' *[[C. William O'Neill]] 1938 - ''59th Governor of [[Ohio]]'' *[[Andrea Parhamovich]] 2000 - ''[[National Democratic Institute]] employee killed in Baghdad, Iraq on January 17, 2007.'' *[[Charles "Chick" Peterson]] 1953 - ''Nationally-known painter, water colorist and print-maker'' *[[Don Schaly]] 1959 - ''ABCA Hall of Fame member, all-time winningest baseball coach in Division III history'' *[[Wilbur Schramm]] 1928 - ''Founding Father of the [[Communication Studies]] Discipline'' *[[John M. Stowell]] - ''Mayor of [[Milwaukee, Wisconsin]] and member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]]'' *[[Kent Tekulve]] 1969 - ''Former [[Major League Baseball]] pitcher, [[Pittsburgh Pirates]]'' *[[Jim Tracy (baseball)|Jim Tracy]] 1978 - ''[[Major League Baseball]] manager, [[Colorado Rockies]]'' *[[Dale W. VanVoorhis]] 1963 - ''President, Amusement Business Consultants'' *[[Willard Warner]] 1845 - [[United States Senator]] from [[Alabama]], 1868-71 *[[Walter E. Webber]] 1965 - ''33°, Former Sovereign Grand Commander, [[Scottish Rite]], Northern Masonic Jurisdiction; received W. Bay Irvine Award; former vice-chair of Marietta's board of trustees; scholarship fund founded in his name'' *[[Joseph G. Wilson]] 1846 - ''U.S. Congressman from [[Oregon]], justice on the [[Oregon Supreme Court]]'' *[[Gary Kott]] - Award-winning television and advertising writer, and an American Folk Artist. A writer and supervising producer of The Cosby Show, Kott worked on the program during its five consecutive years of number one Nielsen ratings. ==External links== *[http://www.marietta.edu Official website] *[http://pioneers.marietta.edu Official Athletics website] {{Ohio Athletic Conference}} {{coord missing|Ohio}}