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Marietta College M
M (MacMillen House to Multimedia)

MacMillen House (top)
Located at 213 Fourth St., is the home for the College's Physical Plant. The house was the birthplace of Francis Rae MacMillen in 1855. A child prodigy, he achieved an international reputation as a violinist.

magna cum laude (top)
Cumulative grade point average between 3.75 and 3.899.

Mallet Mania (top)
Capitalize when referencing Marietta's program. Marietta College's marimba ensemble is open to all students and performs a variety of musical styles arranged for these percussion instruments. Instructor permission is required to enroll.

Marcolian, The (top)
Italicize. It is a bi-weekly student newspaper. The organization provides hands-on experience in newspaper production and operations. Membership is open to all interested students.

Mariettana (top)
Italicize. The Marietta College yearbook records the activities of the Marietta College community. Students assist with publication of the book, which is supplied to all students.

Marietta College Forensics Team (top)
Capitalize when referencing proper name, but don't capitalize when referring to forensics team. The forensics team hosts the Ruth A. Wilcox Forensics Tournament each fall and travels to other competitions throughout the year.

Marietta Hall (top)
Co-ed residence hall for 126 first-year students.

Marietta on the Mall (top)
This gathering has occurred each year since 2006 during Homecoming weekend. This get together includes a Navy Blue & White Music Festival, entertainment, fun and food. Usually the parade occurs about mid-way through the event.

Marietta, The Magazine of Marietta College (top)
The College’s award-winning magazine is produced twice a year (fall and spring) and it debuted in the fall of 2006.

Mary Beach Hall (top)
Residence hall for 97 first-year male students. It is connected to Dorothy Webster Hall.

master calendar (top)
Do not capitalize when referring to Marietta College's master listing of events. The proper name is Campus Calendar.

McCoy Hall (top)
Co-ed residence hall completed in the fall of 2001 to accommodate 176 upper-class students.

McCoy Memorial Gateway (top)
Located at the corner of Fourth and Putnam streets, it is the entrance to the front of the campus. Erected in 1962 as a memorial gift from the family of the late John H. McCoy, a trustee of the College for 24 years.

McCoy Scholars (top)
The John G. and Jeanne B. McCoy Scholarship Program was endowed in 1998 by John G. '35 and Jeanne B. McCoy to promote and recognize outstanding academic ability and achievement in an incoming freshman student. The award includes tuition, fees, room, board, and a computer, and is renewable for four years.

McDonough Center for Leadership and Business (top)
Use the full name on first reference. The center was endowed by a gift in memory of Bernard P. McDonough, a local industrialist. Included in the building is the 300-seat Alma McDonough Auditorium, Betty Cleland Room, and a small apartment.

Nutgraph used by College Relations

The McDonough Center for Leadership and Business is named in honor of Bernard P. McDonough (1903-85), a self-made industrialist and entrepreneur who ran wide-ranging global business interests from his Marmac Corporation headquarters in Parkersburg, W.Va. From humble beginnings, he built an industrial empire after World War II with diverse holdings, including concrete plants, construction companies, shoe factories, marine barges, lawn and garden tool factories, and sand and gravel operations.

In 1986, through a generous $5.5 million gift from McDonough's wife, Alma McDonough, and the McDonough Foundation, Marietta College established the Bernard P. McDonough Center for Leadership and Business. The Center offered one of the first comprehensive undergraduate leadership programs in the United States.

McKinney Media Center (top)
Home to the media part of the Communication and Media Studies Department, including the College's radio and television broadcast facilities and the student newspaper offices. It is also referred to as the Mass Media Building.

midnight (top)
Instead of 12 a.m. to avoid confusion.

Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport (top)
Also known as Wood County Airport. It is located in nearby Parkersburg, W.Va., and
provides daily flights to Cleveland, Ohio.

midterm (top)
For midsemester breaks, use midterm break for the one that occurs in autumn; spring break is more commonly used for the other.

Midwest (top)
All regions should be capitalized (the Southeast, the West).

Mills Hall (top)
Home to the communication part of the Communication and Media Studies Department. Renovated in 2005 with smart classrooms on the first and second floors. On the roof is the William Chamberlain Gurley Observatory, which has an electrically driven dome for a six-inch Byrne refractor telescope built in 1882, and an observation platform.

Model United Nations (top)
Can also be called Model U.N. on first reference. The club is a student organization devoted to learning about international politics by preparing for and participating in inter-collegiate simulations, where students role-play delegates from different countries in committees of the United Nations. At the simulations, students try to pass resolutions that address international problems in a way that favors the representative country's interest.

money (top)
Use numerals. Use a hyphen when forming a compound adjective. (Ex: Josh Smith gave $50. Her gift was $1 million (simple nouns). Jane Doe presented a $1-million gift (compound adjective). The year-end total was nearly $1.5 million.) The decimal system (taken out 1,2 or 3 places) is usually preferred for numbers above $1 million. (Ex: $8.567 million, or better yet: more than $1.6 million, nearly $1.7 million)

months (top)
Capitalize the names of months in all uses. When a month is used with a specific date abbreviate only Jan., Feb., Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec.

more than, over (top)
Not interchangeable. Do not use over unless you are referring to a spatial relationship. (Ex: "Dan Bryant flew his plane over Columbus on his way to the Mid-Ohio Valley Airport.") More than should be used when referring to figures and amounts. (Ex: "The number of students taking Dr. Barnas' class rose to more than 200 after she earned the award.")

mortarboard (top)
The cap worn at Commencement.

multicultural (top)
No hyphen.

multidisciplinary (top)
No hyphen; refers to three or more disciplines.

multimedia (top)
No hyphen.


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