Cupola Connect October 24, 2011
  Monthly News Highlights
   Dr. Fox > Trustees Give Nod to New Grad Programs after $15 Million Gift
Propelled by a significant gift, the Mary Baldwin College Board of Trustees voted this week to pursue a new graduate program in health sciences, paving the way for a major programmatic and physical expansion.
  In the News

Mary Baldwin adding graduate programs, bringing 50 new jobs to area – The News Leader

Mary Baldwin College Looks to Expand – WVIR NBC29

Initiative Aims to Keep More Women in Science Careers – WHSV-TV3 (ABC)

Mary Baldwin Alumna Will Exhibit Paintings at Bridgewater – The News Leader

Mary Baldwin Students Celebrate College's Apple Day – The News Virginian

  Apple Day 2011 > Records Shattered on Apple Day
By 7:30 a.m., it was clear that this year's Apple Day was going to be a record-breaker. Nearly 200 students, faculty, and staff answered the call of Mary Baldwin students who established the tradition in the name of service seven decades ago.
Sweet Success: See highlights of the apple gleaning and carnival on a beautiful October day in our photo gallery.
Gifted Alumna Inspires on Founders Day
Giannina Garcés-Ambrossi ’02, a resident physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, returned to campus to deliver this year’s keynote address, ‘Songs of Innocence and Experience.’
  VPO anniversary > Reunion Marks 30 Years of Study Abroad in Oxford
This summer, the Virginia Program at Oxford — launched with help from Mary Baldwin — celebrated its 30th anniversary, as alumni of the program joined current students for a reunion at St. Anne’s College, Oxford.
  Campus Comments > No More Paper for Student Newspaper
Starting this semester, Campus Comments is only available in digital format, online at For co-editors Shannon Harris ’12 and Lisa Hebert ’13, the move was largely based on the ability to constantly and quickly deliver news.
  MBC Connect
  Faces of PEG > FACE TIME: In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, the 25 Faces of PEG project was unveiled October 20. The project highlights the diversity of PEG alumnae in narratives and photos. PEG Executive Director Stephanie Ferguson encourages alumnae to send in submissions for an electronic book that will tell the history of PEG through its students.   facebook  twitter  YouTube flickr
Social Network Shout-Out

Facebook: By the Numbers

You may have noticed a few more numbers on the MBC Facebook page. Here’s the scoop on the new figures you see in the left-hand column:

"talking about this": A weekly snapshot of the number of people who have liked our page, posted on our Wall, RSVPed to an event, tagged the page, commented on a post, etc.

"were here": A running total of individuals who have checked in with MBC using Facebook Places, either via smartphone or the web.

More alumnae
  • UPDATE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS: Hundreds of alumnae/i and friends of the college are missing critical pieces of MBC communication because the college has an unusable email address on file (or none at all). Encourage friends and fellow alumnae/i to add their information to Baldwin Connect before they miss another message.
  • PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER: Shorter days and cooler weather put more demand on MBC’s energy resources, resources that depend on a robust Annual Fund. Even small gifts — when made by many — can make a difference. Warm up those dialing and typing fingers by calling 800-622-4255 or donating at
  • MEET UP: Welcome a new season of alumnae/i engagement with a Food for Thought meeting in Lexington, a Celebration of Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, and an event at the Salem Museum and Historical Society featuring Mary Jo Shilling Shannon ’53. More information and contacts are on the alumnae/i events calendar. Reconnect at the event closest to you!
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