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Looking at Debt Around the OAC

DSCF1129The Institute for College Access and Success completed a recent survey of 2009 grads and compiled the data  into the Project on Student Debt.  The data provides information school by school, state by state, which allows us to compare our debt levels to other schools.

Overall, the State of Ohio has the 10th highest average debt, which is $25,842, and the ninth highest percentage of debt, with 66% of graduates having debt.  Marietta College grads are slightly higher than the Ohio average, at $27,455.  But MC is much better when compared to other schools in the OAC…

Debt Accrued by 2009 Graduates on Average (Percent Of Grads Owing Money)

Ohio Northern University – $45,902 (82%)
Heidelberg University – $35,397 (90%)
John Carroll University – $28,830 (74%)
Muskingum University – $28,343 (79%)
Marietta College – $27,455 (74%)
University of Mount Union – $25,804 (70%)
Baldwin-Wallace College – $17,716 (67%)
Capital University – N/A
Otterbein College – N/A
Wilmington – N/A

If you were curious…Ohio Northern grads averaged the sixth most debt in the entire country, out of all the schools and states that provided data.  The graduation debt average was also in Ohio, at the Cleveland Institute of Art.  And if it makes you feel better, the average debt of MC students in on par with most of the big public Universities.  Kent State grads owed $26,698, while Bowling Green grads averaged out at $28,542.

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, November 18, 2010

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Homecoming Parade Video is Up

Marietta College shot video of the parade…so here it is.  I’m driving Andrew Bolton, for anybody that cares.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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More Questions/Answers From Homecoming Candidates

Here is more video from last night’s Meet the Candidates.  Voting continues tomorrow from 11 AM to 1 PM and 5 to 7 PM outside of Gilman.  Click on the video for the HD version.

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, October 15, 2009

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"Banner Day" For Homecoming Organizations

Last night at Meet the Candidates, they showed off all of the participating organizations banners, which are part of the Homecoming competition.  Here’s a gallery of all the banners. Click on the links to see a larger version.


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Posted by    Date: Thursday, October 15, 2009

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Blog Action Day

Kind of a side-step from the Homecoming coverage, but today is Blog Action Day 2009 (check it out at This year’s topic is climate change, which Marietta College is helping to prevent with its new recycling program that was instituted this year, and its commitment to lower energy consumption.

If we all carpooled more and drove less, our impact on the earth would be much less. So next time you head to Wal-Mart, call some friends that are heading over there as well and save some gas. It’s that simple.

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, October 15, 2009

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Who You're Voting On

court01Thanks to a Press Release from Tom Perry at College Relations, I have true bios for each of the candidates.  Voting takes place today (Thursday, October 15th) and tomorrow (Friday, October 16th) from 11 AM to 1 PM and 5 to 7 PM.  Your student ID is required to vote.  You can meet the candidates in person at Munchies on the Mall tonight at 6 PM in Upper Gilman.  Writing on the Mall will be presenting coverage of Homecoming 2009, so stay tuned for the latest.  Here they are, in alphabetical order:

Erin Boyle
boyle_erinBoyle, of North Olmsted, Ohio, is heavily involved on campus, including membership with Psi Chi Honorary, Student Alumni Association, Student Senate Planning Committee, McDonough Leadership Program, American Advertising Federation, Women’s Choir, The Marcolian and as part of a number of Marietta Musical Theater Productions. Boyle, daughter of Neil and Dawn Boyle, is majoring in Psychology with minors in Advertising & Public Relations and Marketing. Her alumni escort is Kellen Boyle ’09.

Christa Dunlevy
dunlevy_christa1Dunlevy, of Malvern, Ohio, is an Organizational Communication and Public Relations major with a minor in Marketing. She has a certificate in Leadership Studies from the McDonough Leadership Program. She continues to work with the McDonough Leadership Program as a project leader for Alumni Relations. She has been the captain of the Marietta College Dance Team for three years. Dunlevy, daughter of Mary Laubacher, is a member of Lambda Pi Eta and Alpha Lambda Delta. She is also a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee representative and the Chair of PioPalooza. She has also been the head dispatcher at College Police for the past year. Her brother J.C. Kowal will be her escort.

Nancy Flowers
flowers_nancy1Flowers, of Bellaire, Ohio, is a member of Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre Honorary), Marietta College’s Theatre Department and Women’s Choir. Flowers, daughter of Michael and Cheri Flowers, is majoring in Musical Theatre with a minor in Management. Her father will escort her Saturday.

Emily McGinty
mcginty_emily1Representing Alpha Xi Delta, McGinty is the Public Relations Vice President of the sorority, and also a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, Tau Pi Phi and the leadership department. During her time at Marietta, she has participated in Student Senate, Relay for Life and women’s crew. She is majoring in Public Relations & Advertising. McGinty, of Dalton, Ohio, is the daughter of Jeff and Bev McGinty. Her father and Marietta College alumna Melissa Schulte ’09 will escort her.

Megan McGrath
mcgrath_megan1Representing Chi Omega, McGrath is the president of Omicron Delta Kappa and Vice President of Kappa Delta Pi. She is also the Vice President of Order of Omega, Treasurer of the Hockey Club, Senior Interviewer for Admission, and former President of Chi Omega. McGrath, daughter of Gary and Robin McGrath, is from Pittsburgh, Pa. She is majoring in Middle Childhood Education with certificates in Leadership, Teachers as Leaders and Reading Endorsement. Her father will serve as her escort.

Andrew Bolton
bolton_andrew1Representing Lambda Chi Alpha, Bolton is a member of the Pioneer Tennis Team, Ultimate Frisbee and the McDonough Student Advisory Council. Bolton, of Baltimore, Md., will earn a degree in Economics with a minor in both Leadership and Management. Blakely Dye ’11 will escort Bolton, son of Bryan and Beth Bolton.

Michael Cress
cress_michael1Cress, of Atlantic City, N.J., is a Senior Interviewer for Admission, he teaches second graders at Ely Chapman Education Foundation, and he is involved with the Erwin Knights Education Association. He has directed campus excursions for the College Union Board, published articles in The Marcolian, worked on the Presidential campaign trail in 2008, and rowed with the Men’s Crew. Cress, son of Frederick Cress and Katherine Neifert, is majoring in English and Adolescent/Young Adult Education. Kasie Robb ’10 and Assistant Professor Carolyn Backus will serve as his escorts.

Donhnall Godfrey
Godfrey, of Parkersburg, W.Va., is Vice President of the Honors House and Vice President of the English Honorary Sigma Tau Delta. Godfrey, son of Shawn and Lori Godfrey, is an English major with a minor in Art and a certificate in Writing. His alumni escort is Elizabeth Wallace ’09.

Greg Geisler
geisler_greg1Geisler, Alpha Tau Omega’s nominee, works at the campus Academic Resource Center, is a member of the Student Alumni Association and is very active in intramural sports. Geisler, of North Royalton, Ohio, is the son of Greg and Rose Geisler. He is majoring in Business Management with a minor in Marketing. Brian Page ’05 will serve as Geisler’s alumni escort.

Jeremy Jusek
jusek_jeremy1Jusek is representing Delta Tau Delta, an organization that he currently serves as the corresponding secretary. The Garrettsville, Ohio, native is President of the Honors House and Alpha Psi Omega. He is a member of the Chemistry Club and is earning degrees in both Chemistry and Theatre. He is also minoring in Philosophy with a certificate in Writing. Kim Keesler ’12 and Mandy Bics ’09 will escort Jusek, son of Lauren Jusek.

Phil York
york_phil1York, of Frederick, Md., is highly involved with numerous organizations on campus, including Sophomore Student Senate Representative, College Union Board Vice President and Music Chair, McDonough Student Advisory Committee Junior Representative, McDonough Student Teacher’s Assistant, Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Representative for Admission, and member Charles Sumner Harrison Organization. York is also a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, Pi Alpha Theta and Omicron Delta Kappa. During the spring semester he will conduct an internship in Washington, D.C.

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, October 15, 2009

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Homecoming 2009 Court Introductions

Here’s video from Meet the Candidate night, which was last night in Upper Gilman.  You can meet the candidates yourself tonight at Munchies on the Mall (more than likely in Upper Gilman with the rain that will be around all weekend) starting at 6 PM.

Also, on a side note, I don’t really have the schedule for Homecoming events.  I guess they were only just finalized yesterday morning.  Yikes!

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, October 15, 2009

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Homecoming Voting Begins Today!

Voting for Homecoming begins today in front of Gilman from 11 AM to 1 PM, then continues from 5 to 7 PM. You must have your student ID to vote. Videos of the candidates from last night will begin popping up soon!

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, October 15, 2009

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Commencement 2009

Just wanted to stop in really quick and congratulate all those who graduated from Marietta College yesterday.

The Long Blue Line grew yesterday, and will grow again when classes start in the Fall.

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Posted by    Date: Monday, May 11, 2009

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Greek Week 2009 Preview

The Best Greek Week EVER (!!) is starting Saturday night, and you need a map to get through all the events that are on tap.

Events start Saturday morning and continue through the following Friday.

Saturday, March 28th

Community Service Day
The Greek community will be helping out across the community Saturday Morning, splitting into ten groups.  Groups will be working at the  Marietta Sidewalk Survey, Humane Society, Ely Chapman, Friends of Lower Muskingum, Alternative High School, Habitat for Humanity, Buckeye Park, Community Gardens, EVE Women’s Shelter, and Kroger Wetlands from 9 AM to Noon.

Up ‘Til Dawn Finale
Fraternity and Sorority members are encouraged to attend
the Up ‘Til Dawn Finale event, supporting St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.  I know that there will be a DJ there, and will assume that there will be inflatables and other fun things to do there.  The event is open to the college community, and is $5 for those that did not participate in the Up ‘Til Dawn letter-writing campaign .

Sunday, March 29th

Arguably the biggest event of Greek Week, Lipsync starts at 7 PM in Fenton Court.  A week and a half of stress and practice all comes down to 10-12 minutes on the stage.  The theme this year goes along with decades that VH1 has done “I Love The…” shows for.  Sigma Kappa and Alpha Tau Omega share the 80’s, Lambda Chi Alpha and Chi Omega share the 90’s, and Alpha Xi Delta and Delta Tau Delta share the new millennium.  Each group has selected seven songs from the decade that will be played in some form, and will display at least 5 pop-up factoids throughout their show.

Monday, March 30th

Mascot Challenge
Remember the Greek God/Goddess event from last year?  Well, it’s back.  This time, though, its been revamped.  The six campus greek letter organizations will dress up a candidate like the school’s mascot, the Pioneer, and give him phrases and poses to say and do.  The mascots will then be rated by students heading to dinner, as the event takes place out from of Gilman.

Tuesday, March 31st

Gilman Theme Night
A change from last year (I think), all Greeks will be wearing letters and having dinner at Gilman from 5-7 PM.  Really not much more to this event.

Wednesday, April 1st

Blood Drive
It’s time to hold out your arm and give ’til you stop bleeding.  Greek Council is teaming up with the American Red Cross from 9 AM to 5 PM to hold a blood drive in the Gathering Place.  They will be taking both regular blood donations and double-red donations.  All blood types are needed.

Cash Cab
The idea here is that one member of each class of each fraternity and sorority will be driven around town and be asked random questions, similar to a current TV show by the same name on the Discovery Channel.  Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors will duke it out to see who is the trivia king.  The event takes place from 6-8 PM in the Gathering Place.

Thursday, April 2nd

Greek Olympics
It’s a battle of the bodies and brains at DU Field from 6-8 PM.  Various events encompassing all sorts of attributes will take place, with points awarded based on performance.  All are welcome to view the spectacle and root for your favorite chapter.

Friday, April 3rd

Greek Awards Banquet
The applications have been turned in and the winners have been decided.  Who will walk away  with the various chapter and individual awards this year?  Only time will tell.  The event will start at 6 PM in the McDonough Auditoriuma and should take an hour.

Greek Ball
After a week of competition, it’s only fair to kick off the shoes and go dancing.  Everybody will move over to the Great Room in Andrews Hall and dance the night away (or, more likely, from 7-10 PM).

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, March 26, 2009

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