October 22, 2014

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Wear Green at Game For Literacy

During the Owls’ football game against the Craigmont Chiefs on October 24, the focus will be not only on victory on the playing field but also victory over illiteracy. Fans are invited to wear green at the game along with the players – who will sport green socks – in support of Coaching for Literacy, an […]

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October 8, 2014

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Alumni Honor Mr. Jim Russell with Portrait

The Alumni Executive Board honored Mr. Jim Russell, beloved English instructor for 48 years, with a portrait that will adorn the Dining Hall. Faculty and students, friends and family gathered on campus October 6 for an unveiling reception and to celebrate Russell, who held the Sue Hightower Hyde Chair of English from 1969-2013. Mr. John […]

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September 22, 2014

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73 Owls Earn AP Scholar Awards

The College Board awarded 83 Advanced Placement honors to 73 MUS students taking part in the 2014 Advanced Placement exams. Ten students received the highest honor of National AP Scholar, nine more than last year. MUS offers 20 Advanced Placement courses designed to reproduce the difficult content of college-level courses and help students learn focused […]

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September 16, 2014

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Expansion of AP Chemistry Lab Expands Possibilities

Students in Ms. Rosalyn Croce’s Advanced Placement Chemistry class were busy with beakers, pipettes, burettes, and pH probes on a recent Friday afternoon, working to standardize sodium-hydroxide concentrations to use in acid-base neutralization procedures. Thanks to the recent expansion of the AP Chemistry Lab, they had ample room – nearly three times the previous space […]

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August 25, 2014

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Dalle Compiles Owl Anthology

Dr. Eric Dalle ’93 likes tackling large projects. He finished his dissertation two years ago, and he was looking for something else. The project he found – creating The Owl Anthology of American Literature (University Readers, 2015) – will benefit waves of sophomores and their instructors for years to come. In consultation with fellow American […]

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August 25, 2014

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Robotics Engineers at Work in New Lab

Seniors, from left, Bennett Wilfong, Jerry Oates, Spencer Richey, and Zack Whicker work on their robot in the new Robotics Lab. They are participating in the school’s first Honors Robotics course. The students are learning about the science of robotics and, working in teams of four, applying those principles in the construction and programming of […]

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August 4, 2014

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Eagle Project Delivered Hope

Concern for a young friend in the hospital prompted Preston Roberts, now a senior, to bring him a plush dog for comfort. The year was 2008, and the friend was Zachary Klinke, now a sophomore, who underwent treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for Burkitt’s lymphoma and has been cancer-free for six years. That […]

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August 1, 2014

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Jarnagin Named New Baseball Coach

New Baseball Head Coach John Jarnagin brings more than 30 years of college-level experience to his position, and he looks forward to using that experience to guide younger players. “I appreciate the opportunity to influence young men in the right direction, just like in college,” he said. “MUS provides an environment and a foundation in […]

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June 9, 2014

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Science with Heart: Nail Award Recipient Analice Sowell Shares Lifelong Passion for Teaching

When Mrs. Analice Sowell was a young girl, she set up a classroom in her parents’ home office, complete with a chalkboard and an antique student desk, so she could play school with friends. Somehow, little Analice, now the 2014 John M. Nail Outstanding Teaching Award recipient, always ended up as the teacher. After receiving […]

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May 28, 2014

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McCarroll ’92 Joins History Department

Mr. Patrick McCarroll ’92 returns to MUS to teach Upper School history courses in the 2014-15 school year. He taught here from 1998-2008, leaving to become executive director of the Live Oak Foundation Fund. He then served for three years as director of services, programs, and operations for the Diocese of Memphis Catholic Schools. In […]

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