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Marietta College M
T (T-shirt to Tutorships)

T-shirt (top)

task force (top)
Two words.

Tau Pi Phi (top)
Honors outstanding students in majors in the Economics, Management, and Accounting department. Requirements are 15 hours in courses taught in the EMA department with a 3.2 GPA, plus a 3.2 overall GPA. Members have the opportunity to participate in the annual Tau Pi Phi case competition.

Teacher Education Association of Marietta (TEAM) (top)
Spell out first reference. TEAM is dedicated to supporting the academic, professional, and special interests of those involved in the education department at Marietta College.

telephone numbers (top)
Use parentheses to separate area codes and a hyphen for prefixes: (740) 376-4802. Do not use the numeral 1 before area codes, but use it for 800 numbers (1-800-555-1212).

that, which (top)
That is used to introduce an essential clause (one that cannot be eliminated without changing the meaning). Which is used to introduce a nonessential clause. (Ex: "She signed up for the biology course that she needed to complete her degree. She took biology, which is a course she needed to complete her major.") An essential clause must not be set off from the rest of the sentence by commas; a nonessential clause must.

that, who (top)
Use "that" when referring to inanimate objects and to animals without a name. (Ex: "He works for the company that pioneered the AIDS vaccine. There goes the cat that scratched me.") Use "who" when referring to people or to animals with a name. (Ex: "Dr. Mary Barnas is the one who started the Center for Families and Children. It was Fluffy who scratched me.")

theatre (top)
This is Marietta College's style for all references (unless a proper name that is spelled theater). Proper use on campus is Marietta College's theatre department.

Thomas Hall (top)
Acceptable on first reference, but official name is Andrew U. Thomas Memorial Hall. It houses the classrooms, reading rooms and offices of the Departments of English, History, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion and the Brachman Department of Economics, Management and Accounting. The Honors Program suite, Writing Center and International Student Office are in Thomas Hall.

Timblin Hall (top)
Twin residence hall to Parsons Hall that was razed in the summer of 2003.

time (top)
Do not use :00 (Example: 6 p.m.) Official invitations might opt for more formal use of times, including "o'clock"; use noon and midnight rather than 12 p.m. and 12 a.m. to avoid confusion.

titles (top)
Titles before people's names are generally capitalized. (President George Bush, Gov. Bob Taft, Trustee Patricia Willis, etc.) less formal titles that are strictly occupational descriptions (coach, class agent, reporter, etc.) are not capitalized even when they precede a name.

After a name: Capitalize titles that are used as descriptive phrases and set off by commas (“Lori Lewis, Vice President for Advancement, spoke to a group of alumni”).

Used in isolation: Without names attached, these words become generic nouns and should not be capitalized. ("The director of alumni relations gave a speech.") Subsequent reference/courtesy titles: Marietta College uses courtesy titles only on professors who have earned a Ph.D. and they can be referred to "Dr." The College does not use Mr., Ms., Miss or Mrs.

Invitations/special publications: short, formal blocks of copy may call for total disregard of the above stated rules.


  • Capitalize the principal words, including prepositions and conjunctions of four or more letters, and capitalize articles and words of fewer than four letters if they are the first or last word in the title.
  • Italicize titles of newspapers, magazines, and books (excluding reference works and the Bible), movies, TV programs, plays, epic poems, operas, albums, exhibit titles, and individual works of art.
  • Use quotation marks around the titles of articles, chapters, lectures, movements and dance pieces.


  • Capitalize a specific class, but do not italicize it. (Education 361: Diagnosis and Correction off Reading Difficulties; Geology 101: Environmental Geology)

town and gown (top)
Marietta's program is known as Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR). Do not capitalize when making a general reference to town and gown relations. MC's program involves a number of both day and night courses open to the general public for a nominal charge of $25. Enrollment is contingent upon space availability and instructor approval.

Trailblazer (top)
Alumni newsletter that debuted in May 2006. It is published twice a year as a bridge between the alumni magazine.

Trustees Scholarship (top)
Capitalize when referring to Marietta College's program that provides an award of $9,000 to $13,000 annually for up to four years of study at MC. To be eligible a student must have at least a 3.75 grade point average and 1350 on the SAT or 30 on the ACT.

tutorships (top)
Allow students to receive credit by helping other College students learn.


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