Book buy back
December 9th 10am – 6pm
December 10th 10am – 4pm
December 11th 10am – 6pm
Book buy back will be in the SUB building in SGA conference room
Book buy back
December 9th 10am – 6pm
December 10th 10am – 4pm
December 11th 10am – 6pm
Book buy back will be in the SUB building in SGA conference room
With the weather turning colder, this is a good time for everyone to be reminded of the College’s inclement weather policy. You may review the College’s snow schedule online at http://www.milligan.edu/documents/snow-schedule.pdf . When bad weather threatens, all faculty, staff, and students should monitor weather conditions as well as local media outlets. You may view a list of these media outlets in the Milligan College Student Handbook, available online at http://www.milligan.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/student_handbook.pdf , p. 6. On mornings when there will be a weather delay or cancellation, the College will typically notify local media by 6:00 am but most certainly by 6:30 am. Unforeseen changes in weather conditions during the work day may necessitate later decisions on rare occasions. Notification will also occur on the College web home page, on the Milligan Today page, the outbound recording on the College switchboard, and via the College’s Rave text alert system. If you haven’t already signed up for the Rave notification system, now would be a good time to do so. You may sign up at https://www.getrave.com/login/milligan .
The primary consideration for the College in making weather-related scheduling changes will be the safety of faculty, staff, and students. So as we near the season for icy and dicey weather, let’s be alert and safe!
There will be a blood drive for the Marsh Regional Blood Center on Thursday, November 13, from 9:00am-4:00pm. Stop by the blood drive table outside of the caf between today and November 12th, and sign up to donate.
The Buffalo Ramblers will hike this Saturday, November 8th, under the leadership of Rebecca Sapp. The group will help decide the location. Meet at Hart steps at noon. Watch the weather; come prepared!
Speakers: President Greer and Lee Fierbaugh
Have you ever wondered why Milligan does things a certain way? Is there anything you’d like to see differently on campus? Have questions about the future of Milligan College? President Greer and Lee Fierbaugh want to answer your questions as a part of SGA’s Legacy Project series. On Tuesday, November 11, come to the SUB at 7pm to get your questions answered!
Come with questions, or submit your questions to SGA by emailing email@example.com ! You can also write down your questions and give them to an SGA representative outside the cafe during lunch!
Join us for some refreshments and a time of Q & A with President Greer and Lee Fierbaugh, Milligan’s Vice President for Marketing and Enrollment Management.
On Wednesday, Dec. 3, we will be hosting our 3rd Annual Advent Market from 9am-4pm in the lobby of the Gregory Center. In sponsoring this event, our hope is to create an opportunity to support multiple ministries, non-profit organizations, local artisans and our own students, while also providing a meaningful gift alternative to other shopping stores.
We would also love to provide our students with the opportunity to sell any personally handmade crafts or goods in order to raise money for a good cause (i.e. missions work, non-profit organizations, etc.) If you are interested in participating or helping or would just like more information, please email me at KDove@milligan.edu or call me at 423.461.8335. I look forward to hearing back from you as we prepare for the 2014 Advent Market.
Every year we have visiting students who would like to spend the night on campus. Admissions Office is looking for students who have the gift of Hospitality and would like to host overnight guests. Host/hostesses meet new prospective students and have the opportunity to tell them about Milligan.
The admissions office is currently looking for students who are willing to house prospective students when they request to spend the night on campus. You don’t have to have an extra bed or couch, the students are told to bring a sleeping bag. Student will only stay for one night and you do not need to provide meals.
If you are interested, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible for more details.
The Graduate and Professional Studies office is planning a student appreciation event on Wednesday, November 19, in the Sutton lobby from 11-1:30. We will have (hopefully) a wheel to spin for prizes/candy, tic tac toe toss, corn hole, etc for traditional undergrad students. Our goal is to showcase the graduate programs.
Book Reading & Signing with author Clinton J. Holloway to present He Still Speaks: A Literary Biography of Robert Milligan at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, at the P.H. Welshimer Memorial Library. Presented by the P.H. Welshimer Memorial Library and Milligan College Archives & Special Collections.
Join us to celebrate Robert Milligan’s 200th Year!
Be sure to check out the Robert Milligan exhibit, located on the Main Floor of the Library.
Order your College Ring, Announcements and pick up your Cap & Gown at this event.
October 24th, 2014
GET A SHOT….GIVE A SHOT!!
IF YOU GET A SHOT, A CHILD IN A DEVELOPING COUNTRY WILL ALSO RECEIVE
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WALGREENS FLU CLINIC, OCT. 16 11AM-1PM
GILLIAM WELLNESS CENTER
IN ORDER TO HAVE AN IDEA OF VOLUME OF VACCINES ON HAND, PLEASE RESPOND WITH A QUICK YES VIA EMAIL TO email@example.com
Appalachia Service Project is holding a Milligan Day this Saturday October 18 from 9 am to 4 pm! You will be working on projects that involve some construction, but you are not required to have any construction experience. All you need to do is show up in long pants, boots or closed toe shoes, and bring a lunch. You will have to provide your own transportation to the project site which is at 4523 Bristol Highway Johnson City, TN 37601. If you have any questions you can contact L.I.N.C. at the address below. You can also contact ASP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, October 21st @ 6:30!
*There will be four teams, one for each class.*
If you want to play SIGN-UP during lunch this week right outside the cafeteria or email SGA at email@example.com
Recording artist and Milligan grad Erin Aubrey will perform this weekend, Oct 17-18, for “Harmony and Hope: A Buff Nation Benefit” to help raise money for two women on the basketball team who have both undergone surgery and medical treatment.
Kristian Moses, a senior, recently donated a kidney to her mother, Brenda, and they are both recovering.
Caitlyn Cain, a junior, was diagnosed this summer with alveolar soft part sarcoma, a very rare cancer. She recently finished radiation treatment and will require some other follow-up treatment.
Aubrey, along with her band from Nashville, will perform in the Mary B. Martin Auditorium in Seeger Chapel on Friday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. The public is invited to attend this more formal event—Sunday dress is required. Tickets are $5 per person and additional donations will be accepted.
On Saturday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m., Aubrey will sing at an outdoor concert in Milligan’s Village Commons. In the event of rain, it will be held in SUB 7 inside the McMahan Student Center. This concert will also include an additional fundraising event called “Dareoke,” in which students can raise money all week to make five faculty/staff members sing on stage. Students can donate their money in the cafe during lunch.
The Library is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Book+Art exhibit as part of Milligan College’s 2014 Homecoming festivities (October 24-25). We are calling on all Milligan book lovers and artists to participate.
Submissions are invited from students, faculty, staff, and their family members. The exhibit challenges you to re-imagine books as both the inspiration and the medium for your art. The Library will provide free discarded books on a cart located in lobby on the Main Floor for you to use as raw material, or you can find your own books from used bookstores and second-hand shops. The exhibit will continue through Homecoming weekend and into the following week. The Library will hold a drawing, and one lucky artist will win a $25 Amazon gift card!
Throughout October, CAB will be hosting a Scavenger hunt! Objectives will be posted daily in the SUB. (They can be completed at any time!) Once you get that perfect shot, don’t forget to upload it to Instagram and tag it with #MilliganScavenger.
There will be 15 main objectives, each with an individual hashtag. Obtain them all and be entered to win a Wal-mart gift card!
Also, randomly chosen participant(s) will win a consolation prize.
On November 1st we’ll have a bonfire with s’mores, cider, and caramel apples while showing off the beauty that is #MilliganScavenger (via giant slideshow)! We’ll announce the winners that night, so go ahead and mark it on your calendar! (Don’t forget that November 1st is also Fall Fest!)
So just as a re-cap, here’s how to play!
*Each day, there will be at least one new objective written on the blackboard in the SUB. Fridays will have a couple more objectives so that nobody has to worry about coming down to see them over the weekend.
*While objectives are written daily, they can be obtained at any time throughout the month. We’ll have a running list of Objectives printed on the board and sent via email each Friday.
*Main Objectives will have their own hashtags.
*With each photo you put on instagram, simply put #MilliganScavenger with it.
*If it happens to be a Main objective, it’ll have two hashtags: #MilliganScavenger and then it’s own individual hashtag.
*Remember to tag them correctly so that you can be entered to win prizes!
*If you get all 15 of the Main Objectives, we’ll take your name and put it into a drawing for the main prize.
*Any participation at all will enter you into a drawing for a consolation prize.
Friday, October 3rd Marks the beginning of #MilliganScavenger! It’s going to be a lot of fun, and seeing all of your finds at the end of the month is going to priceless! So grab your smart phone or Ipod, and let’s get to it!
Yearbook Photos: October 2
The Buffalo will be taking portraits for the 2014-15 yearbook on October 2, from noon to 7 p.m. in the SGA Conference room of the McMahan Student Center.
Do up your hair, throw on your favorite blazer or blouse, and get your picture taken.
Seniors: Get a professional portrait for your resume!
Do you need an attractive and high-quality portrait for your resume or grad school applications? Get your photo taken for the yearbook, and we’ll send the digital file to you!
Also, there’s still time to register for “Getting Professional: How to Fuel Your Job Search with LinkedIn” this Thursday night from 6-8pm in the Willis Room of the Gregory Center. Get a professional portrait, then use it to setup your LinkedIn account and start your job search! Email MJPoff@milligan.edu to register.
Faculty & Staff: Update your online profile!
Is your profile at www.milligan.edu/people missing a photo? Or did you just have a bad hair day? Get your photo taken for the yearbook and we can use it to update your profile.
Yearbook Photo Tips
Adapted from: http://www.wikihow.com/Look-Great-in-a-Yearbook
Remember to be yourself! Your yearbook photo is your chance to show off who you really are — not to look like a complete stranger.
The Buffalo Ramblers will be rambling this Saturday, Sept. 27. All are invited to an easy Appalachian Trail hike on Unaka Mountain. Beautiful views await, for autumn leaves already starting to change at that elevation. Meet at the Hart Hall steps at 12 noon. Please eat before coming, bring a water bottle, and wear good shoes. Bring friends and family – and a camera! This hike will be led by Lee Fierbaugh, Milligan’s vice president for enrollment management and marketing communications.
Sign Up For The CAB Myrtle Beach Trip!
October 10th – 12th
Contact Kristal Dove at KDove@milligan.edu for more information or to sign up.
Sign up fast because space is limited!
Airband is your chance to take the lip-synching world by storm!
Sign up now!
Email your group members and song title to MCAirband@my.milligan.edu by October 7th.
Don’t miss your chance to perform at Airband 2014!
Are you passionate about the environment? Interested in sustainability? Wondering how you might become a better steward of the earth and all who live on it? Check out Green Interfaith Network International’s (GINI) fall kick-off event this Sunday, September 21, at 3:00 PM on the Tweetsie Trail at the Happy Valley Elementary Crossing. To learn more about GINI, go to www.greeninterfaith.org.
There will be a sand volleyball tournament this Saturday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m., in Hart Courtyard. There will be s’mores, pizza…and fun!
Sign up your team in the cafeteria today or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up ends Friday!
In connection with Constitution Day, Phi Alpha Theta invites you to participate in a field trip to Rocky Mount State Historic Site on Saturday, September 13, for a commemoration of Constitution Day. The group will meet in the parking lot between Hart and Sutton at 1 p.m. Admission $2.
Rocky Mount, the farm of William and Barsheba Cobb, served as the capital of the Southwest Territory (later the State of Tennessee) when Governor William Blount lived as a long-term houseguest with the Cobbs. Rocky Mount is now a replica of a working eighteenth-century farm where costumed staff lead tours as if it were 1791. Rocky Mount Living History Museum has special activities planned for September 13 to commemorate the 227th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America. After a tour of the museum and farm the field-trippers will be on hand for the official program commemorating the signing of the Constitution. The keynote speaker for the event will be Jeffrey Cobble, a Greeneville attorney, whose ancestor John Hart from New Jersey was one of the thirty-nine original signers of the Constitution. Mr. Cobble will also be joined in the program by Representative Timothy Hill, Tennessee 3rd District Representative. Attendees are requested to bring lawn chairs for the event. Light refreshments will be served and a modest $2 per adult attendee (children free) will be requested for the event. One of the day’s events will be the unveiling of a replica painting of George Washington attributed to Jane Stuart, early 19th century painter and the daughter of famed American portraitist, Gilbert Stuart. – See more at:http://www.rockymountmuseum.com/index.php/special-events/event/constitution-day/?eID=186#sthash.s7zHCNtT.dpuf
Intramurals 5-on-5 Ultimate Frisbee will be held on Pardee Lawn starting Sept. 14. The deadline to sign-up is Sept. 12. Sign-ups are in the Cafe or email your roster to email@example.com by Sept. 12th
Intramural Ultimate Frisbee Rules
Rules and Regulations of Play:
Come out for “Rush Day and Business Expo” this Wednesday, Sept. 10, on the Commons from 9-12 p.m. The first 300 people get a free Chick-fil-A biscuit.
Help Student Financial Services make improvements or compliment their good work in this quick, six-question survey. It will take only a few minutes and will be open until Friday, Sept. 19
The F.C.A. kicks off this Thursday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m. in Lower Seeger. There will be games, and Rhonda Paulson is speaking, counting for 1 S.F.P.
Yoga class returns on Tuesday, Sept. 9.
It will meet Tuesdays from 5:15-6:30 in the large studio in the Gilliam Wellness Center. No experience necessary. Bring your own mat or use one provided by the Wellness Center. Led by Theresa Garbe.
Hey There Buff Nation!! Looking for some good old fashioned fun tomorrow night (Saturday, Sept. 6th)?!?
Come on out to Sub 7’s First Annual Game Night Extravaganza!! Whether it’s Life Size Candy Land, Twister, Human Battleship, Board Games or S’mores – we promise there is something for everyone! Don’t miss this evening full of fun, food, prizes and more!
Festivities get kicked off inside and outside of the SUB at 5 p.m. and will last until 9 p.m., so stop by and join in the fun!
On Saturday, September 6, L.I.N.C. will be hosting an event at the Pine Ridge Nursing Home. We will be spending time with seniors, making them feel cared about and appreciated. This event will count for 2 SFP credit. Transportation will be provided. The Milligan van will be parked in front of the SUB and will leave at 1:30 pm. We will return to campus at 4:00 pm. E-mail us at LINC@milligan.edu if you are interested or have any questions about this exciting event!
The Milligan Collegiate NAfME chapter is sponsoring an outing to see the Annie Moses Band in concert at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville this Saturday, September 6th. The concert is at 7:30 p.m., and a van will leave from Seeger Chapel at 6:00 p.m.. Tickets will only be $14 for a group of 10 or more. To reserve a ticket, email Noah DeLong (firstname.lastname@example.org) or sign up outside his office in lower Seeger.
About The Band: The Annie Moses Band—in short—is a Juilliard-trained, Christian, classical-crossover ensemble whose accolades include 1200+ hours of PBS and recent debuts at the Grand Ole Opry and Carnegie Hall. Their sound is musically diverse and fuses American roots, folk rock, and jazz in performances that feature vocals, strings, keyboards, guitar, and rhythm.
About the Show: Rhapsody in Bluegrass: The Art of American Music, is a panoramic exploration of America and her music. Featuring favorites from Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, and other American originals, Rhapsody in Bluegrass fuses Appalachian bluegrass, Irish fiddle, beloved classical themes, and roots music to create a beautiful and transporting concert experience.
The Milligan pool is closed until further notice.
Sand Volleyball Tournament!
September 13th, 2014 in the Hart Courtyard at 7:30 p.m.
Start thinking about your team. You can have 5 to 6 players per team. More information to come!
Sponsored by F.C.A. and Hart Res. Life
Email email@example.com with questions or if you want to enter a team
Want to be on Milligan’s Dragon Boat team with President and Mrs. Greer? The team still needs 10 strong rowers. Evening practice will be next Thursday, Sept. 4, and Friday, Sept. 5, with an all-day practice on Saturday, Sept. 6, for the race at Winged Deer Park in Johnson City. Contact Lee Fierbaugh, firstname.lastname@example.org, vice president for enrollment management and marketing communications.
Milligan’s College Counseling Center will have an open house on Thursday, Aug. 28, from 1-5 p.m. The Counseling Center is located in the second floor of Taylor House. They provide short-term services to Milligan students, faculty and staff without charge. Contact them at 423.461.8500.
Last week, ALM hosted their annual lunch to kick off the great events have planned for this academic year. If you were not able to attend, don’t worry—it’s not too late!!! You can still sign up to help on many upcoming projects.
Below is a list of our projects that help fund the ALM endowment which permanently provides student scholarships at Milligan. Contact Rhajon Smith at email@example.com or at 423.461.8386 to volunteer for one of these great projects. Please provide your name, email and best contact number.
Hugs from Home- Several times throughout the school year, ALM sends care packages to students whose parents have elected to participate in this program. Volunteers are needed to assemble theses goodies so they can be delivered to students.
Milligan Buffalo 5K- Each Saturday morning of Milligan’s annual Homecoming festivities, ALM hosts a 5K run/2.5K walk. This event continues to grow in popularity. Volunteer to help coordinators with registration, promotion, and event set-up. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, October 25.
ALM Ladies Conference- On February 14, 2015, will welcome speaker and best-selling author Sheila Walsh. Our biggest event of the year, the ALM Ladies Conference continues to be a yearly tradition for ladies to attend from throughout the region. Help is always welcomed to assist with setup, promotion, and registration.
Cut Above Sale- An upscale second-hand sale, the Cut Above Sale is an ALM fundraiser that includes nice, gently used household items from furniture to china. Volunteer to help ladies organize, sort and setup this event.
Gourmet Nuts- ALM will once again sell a variety of gourmet nuts this fall. If you are interested in purchasing nuts or would be willing to sell a box on ALM’s behalf, please let us know.
The Buffalo Ramblers’ year-opening hike to Laurel Falls is among the College’s fondest and wettest traditions.
1) The event is free and open to anyone in the Milligan community who is eager and able to hike in the Appalachian Mountains.
2) Meet on the steps of Hart Hall at 12:30 this Saturday, August 23. We’ll return around 4:30 PM. Starting at 12:00 gives you time for breakfast or brunch; please don’t come without eating something first.
3) We’ll caravan to the Appalachian Trail in Dennis Cove, southeast of Hampton, TN (about a 35-minute drive). A Milligan van will be available.
4) The total hiking distance is 5 miles. The majority of the trail is easy; a few sections are moderate in their steepness or need for cautious footing.
5) Swimming at the falls is allowed and even encouraged. You may choose, therefore, to wear a bathing suit under your hiking clothes, to bring a towel and/or a spare shirt, etc.
6) Safety first! Neither climbing on nor jumping from rocks will absolutely not be allowed at the falls. Wear good walking shoes (flip flops aren’t good walking shoes). Bring your own drinking water; you’ll need it. Anyone allergic to bee stings cannot go without an EpiPen or the like.
7) Direct questions to Jeff Miller (JDMiller@Milligan.edu).
The Gilliam Wellness Center is now open on its regular schedule. The schedule is:
Monday- Thursday 6:30am-10pm
Sunday 3pm- 10pm
If you are a new student, you must attend a brief orientation session regarding the use of the equipment as well as sign a release form. Returning students who completed these items in a previous year are cleared to use the facility immediately.
Milligan College Counseling Center offers campus sponsored counseling services for students, faculty and staff without charge. Some concerns that can be addressed by the counseling center are:
The Counseling Center’s mission is to provide professional, short-term, mental health counseling services for Milligan College students, faculty and staff as a way to further enhance Milligan College’s community of Christian caring by promoting emotional well-being, spiritual growth, academic success, multicultural diversity and healthy interpersonal relationships.
Counseling Center Hours vary by semester.
Call at 423.461.8500 to schedule a session with the Counseling Center , which is located in the Taylor House, 2nd floor.
The cafeteria closed at 2 p.m. today to set up for the New Student Banquet. Dinner will be a picnic at The Grill from 5-7:00pm