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Marietta College M
B (Baccalaureate to Bulleted Series)

Baccalaureate (top)
Service that occurs on the eve of Commencement; capitalize it when referring to Marietta College's service.

Ban Johnson Arena (top)
Formerly called Ban Johnson Field House, it is located in the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center. Named after a member of the Class of 1887 who left school to pursue a career in sports writing in the Cincinnati area and later served as the first president of Major League Baseball's American League.

Bartlett Building (top)
One of three buildings that make up the Rickey Science Center.

Beren Tennis Center (top)
Named in honor of Robert M. Beren and family; opened in November 2002. The facility
features two batteries of four courts. It is home to Marietta's varsity tennis teams.

Beta Beta Beta (top)
National biological society founded in 1922. The Iota chapter, the sixth oldest of more
than 250 active chapters, was installed at Marietta in 1926. Students selected for
membership must meet the scholastic standards and have completed the amount of
work in biology established by the society.

between, among (top)
Between is used to show the relationship between two entities. Among is used when
more than two are involved. (Ex: “It was a choice between oranges and apples. It was a choice among red, blue and yellow.”)

However, “between” is correct when expressing the relationships of three or more items considered one pair at a time. (Ex: Negotiations on a format are under way between the network and the Ford, Carter and Kennedy committees.”)

between you and me (top)
Not between you and I.

biannually (top)
Use semiannually instead to mean twice a year, biennially to mean every other year.
Confusion can occur by using the term biannually because the prefix "bi" can mean two and twice. Semiannually is a synonym that offers clarity.

biennially (top)
Every two years.

binary program in engineering (top)
Marietta College has a cooperative agreement with Ohio University, Case Western
Reserve University and Columbia University to offer binary degrees in engineering. A student usually spends the first three years at Marietta and two years at the other institution.

Black History Month (top)
This is the proper name for the celebration in February. Do not say African-American History Month.

Blue Alert (top)
Capitalize. Refers to a specific athletic contest that has been designated an important game and one that the Blue Crew is supposed to attend. This program was initiated by the College’s Student Athletic Advisory Council in the fall of 2005.

Blue Crew (top)
Capitalize. This is the formal group of fans who attend sporting events, wear their Blue Crew T-shirts and cheer on the Pioneers. The Student Athletic Advisory Council founded the Blue Crew in the fall of 2005.

Board of Trustees (top)
Use upper case. Individual trustees may be referred to using the rules under "titles": Trustee John Smith or John Smith, a trustee of the College.

boilerplate (top)
Standard language used to describe the College in printed materials.

Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy begun in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,425 full-time students. The College offers more than 40 majors and has been listed among Barron's Best Buys in College Education and Peterson's Competitive Colleges, and has been recognized as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review.

books (top)
Italicize names. (Ex.: Dr. Bev Hogue required her class to read The Last of the Mohicans.)

bookstore (top)
Marietta College Bookstore on first reference, but bookstore is OK on all other references.

Brazil Program (top)
Capitalize it as long as it refers specifically to Marietta College's program.

bulleted series (top)
Introduce the series with a colon. Do not use periods or semicolons at the end of each item unless the item is a complete sentence (and be consistent—if one item is a sentence, make them all sentences). Do not set off the next-to-last item with “and.”

The speaker said several things led to his success:

  • perseverance
  • passion
  • supportive family

Glossary for this Letter