Cupola Connect February 15, 2011
  Monthly News Highlights
   Studying > College Sees Record Applications for Fall 2011
Thanks to the expanded efforts of Admissions staff, Mary Baldwin College is marking its second year of record-breaking student interest.
  In the News

Student follows events at home from afar – The News Leader

Recycling is picking up - in more ways than one - at area schools – The News Leader

ER docs adjust to new life – The Umpqua Post

  Recycling BIn > What Goes Around Comes Around: MBC's Green Spin on Recycling
It's garbage day, and you've dutifully separated your waste into the usual piles: recycled plastic, glass, newspapers, aluminum. Still, there's the trash bin, stuffed full of everything else.
  Islam Awareness Week > Islam Awareness Week Shows Student Leadership
Part of a college education is learning more about the world around you — and sometimes that starts with just getting to know the people around you.
  Romeo and Juliet > Romeo and Juliet Goes All Male
Blackfriars Playhouse will host a performance of William Shakespeare's classic play, Romeo and Juliet, capturing the love, drama, and violence that surrounded the Bard's work, with an added twist in the modern era. An all-male cast.
  MBC Connect
  Cupola > CONNECT WITH THE CUPOLA: The February issue of The Cupola will be on its way to your mailbox near the end of the month! Complete with an Alumnae/i Handbook with information about Reunion, new Vice President for Institutional Advancement David Atchley, and pictures from alumnae/i events, the newspaper is another way to keep your connection with MBC strong.
  Join the Celebration > 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: Charlotte, Philadelphia, and New York.
  Reunion 2010 > SAVE THE DATE: REUNION 2011, APRIL 7–10
Reunion registration materials should have reached you and online registration is available — alumnae/i have already begun signing up to participate. Visit the Reunion website for the event-filled schedule and ideas about where to stay while you're in Staunton. Here are a few special events to note:
  • PEG TURNS 25: Current students in the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted will join faculty and alumnae to celebrate the past, present, and future of our one-of-a-kind college opportunity.
  • 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 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. You do not need to be celebrating a Reunion this year to participate in what promises to be a fun addition to the weekend line-up. If you want to be considered for the bazaar, please email a brief description of your product or service and your website address by March 7 to and
  Changing the World > ALUMS GIVE BACK: We'd like to thank several alumnae who were on campus during the last month to share their skills and personal stories with the MBC community. Janaan Hashim '89 participated in the college's first Islam Awareness Week, talking with an audience in Francis Auditorium about the Muslim experience in America; Michelle Sandy stopped by February 2 to tell us more about Bellemonte, her organic dairy farm that is the only LEED-certified organic dairy farm in the United States; and writer Dara Moore '02 led a sharing circle workshop as part of Black History Month events.
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