Cupola Connect March 15, 2011
  Monthly News Highlights
   MBC's website > College's Virtual Home Earns Actual Prize
Mary Baldwin College brought home an Award of Excellence in February from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) conference in New Orleans for the design and implementation of its new Internet home page.
  In the News

MBC student: All of Japan badly shaken – The News Leader

Crossing the bridge to a better life – The News Leader

Chinese Club Opens Doors for Valley Students – WHSV-TV3

Mary E. Humphreys honored as 2011 Woman in History – Worcester (Md.) County Times

  Krittika Krishnan > Diverse, Talented Group to Represent Students in 2011–12
Nine students — representing different points of view and different points on the map — have recently been elected to the executive committee of Mary Baldwin College's Student Government Association (SGA).
  Monkey > Lecture to Explore Evolution of Social Behavior
Can capuchin monkeys and chimpanzees teach us about the way human beings react with one another? What we learn about cooperation, reciprocity, inequity, and other economic decisions — even morality — from nonhuman primates?
  Soka University > A New Partnership in Bloom
Dr. Minoru Koide, director of the International Affairs Office at Soka University in Tokyo, met with Mary Baldwin College officials recently to discuss a new, bilateral student exchange partnership — which could become the sixth such relationship that MBC has formed with institutions of higher learning around the world.
  Berra Kabarungi > Student Brings Personal Story, International Ties to Women's Event
One year ago, as program director for Women for Women International in Rwanda, Berra Kabarungi stood on a bridge separating her country and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  MBC Connect
  Reunion 2011 > STILL TIME TO REGISTER: REUNION 2011, APRIL 7–10
Nzinga "Ziggy" Hutchinson ’06 is signed up to celebrate her five-year Reunion, Bobbie Welch Magee ’91 will be on campus for her 20th, and Olivia Rogers Guggenheim ’61 is registered to mark her milestone 50th Reunion in just a few weeks! If you haven't signed up yet, you have until March 21 to join other amazing alumnae/i at Reunion 2011. Mail in your registration form ASAP or visit the Reunion website to sign up. Here are a few updates on new events during Reunion Weekend:
  • PUNCH IT UP: Join classmates for a drink (or two or three) during the Punch Crawl in downtown Staunton from 6:30 to 11 p.m. on April 8. Mixologists from Stonewall Jackson Hotel, Staunton Grocery, Emilio's, and Zynodoa will serve up their own Mary Baldwin punch for Reunion revelers. Look for more information on Facebook, including punch recipes, and visit Class of 1972 alumna Susan Myer's blog to learn all about the Punch Crawl phenomenon.
  • HOW BAZAAR: Jewelry, punch bowls, and hair accessories are just a few of the wares you'll find featured at the Alumnae/i Bazaar — a unique event that will provide a venue for alumnae/i entrepreneurs to promote their businesses. And, according to upcoming participant Jennifer Saval ’99, "It's always fun to shop with girlfriends."
  Excellence on the Edge > EXCELLENCE ON THE EDGE: Don't miss alumnae/i events in Charlotte (March 22) and Philadelphia (April 29) 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. The celebration is set to travel to Northern Virginia, Dallas, and New York City this summer and fall.
  Make Your gift an annual tradition > MAKE YOUR GIFT AN ANNUAL TRADITION: Thanks to our generous alumnae/i, parents, and friends, the Mary Baldwin Annual Fund has raised more than $1 million this fiscal year. Fundraisers still need every bit of your help to reach the 2010-11 goal of $1.5 million by June 30 and to realize the power of Lives Well Led by Baldwin women and men. Please make your gift securely online today or contact Brian Yurochko, director of Annual Giving, at 540-887-7385.
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