Cupola Connect December 17, 2010
  Monthly News Highlights
   Mary Hill Cole > History Professor Goes 'Undercover'
When the sleuthing historians from the National Geographic Channel were working on a project to shed light on the personal life of Queen Elizabeth I, they turned to none other than Mary Baldwin's own Mary Hill Cole.
  In the News

Doll project aims to boost black girls' self-confidence – USA Today

Mary Baldwin College Hosts Day of Service – WHSV-TV 3

It's never easy celebrating holidays far from home – The News Leader

Taking The Leap: Why PEG Was the Right Choice for Me – Imagine magazine, Johns Hopkins University
  Pentagon Channel > Cadets Share Experiences with Worldwide Audience
The Pentagon Channel, which provides news to 2.6 million members of the U.S. Armed Forces worldwide, visited Mary Baldwin College last week to highlight unique aspects of the Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership and the drive many of its cadets find to commission into the U.S. Armed Forces.
  Coates > A College Tradition Evolves
Although Junior Dads and Family Weekend is rooted in MBC's residential College for Women, the event is open to non-traditional members of the campus community. And this year, Jessica Coates, a student in the college's Adult Degree Program, is taking full advantage.
  Christmas Cheer > Slideshow: Las Posadas and Christmas Cheer
Photographer Woods Pierce captures the spirit of the season during two Mary Baldwin College holiday traditions.
  MBC Connect
  Schools of Excellence Celebrations > JOIN THE CELEBRATION: Don't miss alumnae/i events in 2011 where you can mingle with alumnae/i in your area and MBC students, faculty, and staff while learning about the college's four new Schools of Excellence. Up next: Richmond, Dallas, and New York.
  Gift of Education > THE GIFT OF EDUCATION: You have presents for family, friends, and even your pet – now cross MBC off your holiday gift list with a tax-deductible donation before the end of the year. Visit us online at to be Boldly Baldwin and help fuel the momentum!
  Reunion 2010 > SAVE THE DATE: REUNION 2011, APRIL 7–10
Reunion registration materials will be mailed and online registration will be available in January 2011. In the meantime, check out the Reunion website for information, such as a schedule and hotels in the area. Here are a few special events to note:
  • HONORING DR. GARRISON: In keeping with the wishes of Dr. Joe Garrison, alumnae/i, colleagues, and friends will gather in Grafton Library to remember the former professor who passed away in May. The college community is invited to participate April 9, 2011. Look for details at or contact
  • MEMORY TREE: Longtime director of safety and security John Kelly will be memorialized with a brief dedication and tree planting April 8, courtesy of the Staunton alumnae/i group.
  • SHOP LOCAL: Alumnae/i entrepreneurs who market their their own products and those who are sales partners in larger companies are invited to participate in the first Alumnae/i Bazaar on April 8 and 9. All alumnae/i are invited to set up shop in what promises to be a diverse MBC market. Contact for details and to sign up.
  The Bluestocking > YOUR AD HERE: Want to see your name, or the name of someone you love, in print? Honor a 2011 graduate or advertise your business with an ad in The Bluestocking, MBC's yearbook. Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2011. Contact for more information and rates.
  Squirrels for Haiti > SQUIRRELS FOR HAITI: In an effort to continue MBC's service in the global community, the African-American and Multicultural Alumnae Network of Mary Baldwin College created the "Squirrels for Haiti" project. In collaboration with United Methodist Committee on Relief, the group hopes to provide pre-packaged health kits to aid in ongoing Haiti relief endeavors. Contact Christian Peele '05 at or Casey Brent '02 at for more information and to donate.
  Travel Abroad > YOUR TICKET TO THE WORLD: The deadline has been extended until January 14 to join MBC students and professors during May Term 2011 trips. Sign up now to travel and learn in Canada, England, El Salvador, France, India, or New Zealand.
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