Cupola Connect February 28, 2013
  Monthly News Highlights
  MBC Election Night > Election Night Broadcast Leads to Award
The Campus Election Engagement Project has awarded Mary Baldwin College the Democracy Cup for its participation in the Live Election Broadcast in November. The award includes a cash prize to help finance college coverage of this fall's gubernatorial election.


Ever Ahead: Ever Historical
John Bowles and wife Ann's only connection to Mary Baldwin College dates back to the Civil War era, when Bowles' great-great-grand-uncle, Joseph A. Waddell, served as secretary to the Board of Trustees. Yet the couple was so compelled by the college's vision that it established a scholarship fund in honor of Waddell for high-achieving students in math or science. Read more about the fund and other recent contributions to Ever Ahead: The Campaign for Mary Baldwin College.

In the News

Exploring the role of the first lady — The News Leader

Rinse and Repeat: Cleanliness in America — BackStory

VWIL poised to grow — The News Leader

  Ever Ahead website > 'Ever Ahead' of the Competition
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education presented Mary Baldwin College with a grand award this month for its Ever Ahead website for top recognition of a fundraising website or microsite.
  Kai Kennedy > Murphy Deming Expands Staff
Kai Kennedy joined the expanding MDCHS team as Director of Clinical Education for the physical therapy program. Kennedy will also serve as a liaison among core faculty, clinical faculty, and students and oversee the selection, development, and monitoring of clinical learning environments.
  Lisa Shoaf > Murphy Deming's Shoaf Tapped for Fellowship
After a competitive application process, Lisa Shoaf, director of physical therapy for the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences, was selected to participate in the American Physical Therapy Association's Educational Leadership Institute Fellowship.
  Students > Tuition Increase Lowest in Recent Years
Trustees passed the lowest tuition rate increase — 2.5 percent for 2013–14 — for the Residential College for Women in more than a decade, indicating a desire to keep the cost of a Mary Baldwin education within the grasp of working families.
  2012-13 Theme > Courage, Roots Offer Possibilities as College Themes
The concepts that will guide academics, co-curricular activities, and event planning for the next two years were revealed at a lively forum on February 21. Following this year's theme of Place will be Courage for 2013–14 and Roots for 2014–15.
  Dan Layman > Layman to Take Helm at Community Foundation
Dan Layman, MBC's associate vice president for Institutional Advancement, will become the next president and CEO of the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge, effective March 4. In his most recent role at MBC, Layman has helped oversee fundraising efforts for Ever Ahead: The Campaign for Mary Baldwin College, which is on track to meet its $80 million goal.
  MBC Connect
  Jamless Ham
  • MAKE PLANS TO REUNITE: Reunion 2013 registration is due March 8, and the multi-day event line-up begins April 11. Check out the full schedule of events online.
  • BRIDGE THE TUITION GAP: The Baldwin Fund without you is like Ham without Jam. Many people are unaware that revenue from tuition covers only part of what it takes to operate Mary Baldwin. In 2011–12, donations to the Baldwin Fund infused the college with more than $1.4 million to sustain vital functions, and we'll need even more this year. Help bridge the gap today with a gift or pledge.
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