Cupola Connect April 15, 2011
  Monthly News Highlights
   Salad Bar > Dining Hall, Students Gear Up for Sustainability
This week, each diner at Hunt Dining Hall made a conscious decision to ask for a second helping. The goal was to make students, faculty, and staff aware of the high cost of food, the amount of food they eat, and the amount of food they waste. Dining Services staff hopes that the results will lead to permanent changes in the meal plan at Baldwin.
  In the News

Red Flags on Mary Baldwin's Campus Highlight Dating Violence – WHSV-TV3

Raising an Accidental Prodigy – The Wall Street Journal

Virtual Virginia: Public Online Education – Virginia Public Radio

  Nancy Krippel > Head of Adult, Graduate Programs to Depart
After nearly eight years of service at Mary Baldwin, Nancy Krippel, dean of adult and graduate studies and associate dean of the college, will become Provost of Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia.
  Reunion Awards > Reunion 2011: Awards Honor Service, Achievement
One of the most anticipated events during Reunion Weekend is the annual awards presentation where alumnae/i from all Reunion classes gather to congratulate alumnae and students for their service to the college and broader community.
  Virginia Program at Oxford 2006 trip > Oxford Partnership Yields Lasting Ties for Alumnae
Since the establishment of the Virginia Program at Oxford in 1967, Mary Baldwin College's presence in the United Kingdom has flourished. One ex-pat, Martha Gates-Mawson '78, shares her own story and checks in with three other alums who caught the British bug.
  MBC Connect
  Grafton Society at Reunion 2011 > REUNITING 'LIVES WELL LED': More than 300 alumnae/i from class years ending in 1 and 6 found their way back to MBC to embrace classmates, hear from President Pamela Fox, congratulate special award winners, shop at the first Alumnae/i Bazaar, revel at the inaugural punch crawl in downtown Staunton, and much more as participants in Reunion Weekend. If you were there, see if we snapped your picture in the event photo gallery; if you could not attend, look for classmates and friends. It's also not too early to start planning for Reunion 2012, April 12–15!
  Philadelphia Skyline > EXCELLENCE ON THE EDGE: Philadelphia-area alumnae/i will be the next to host the college's traveling tour introducing the four Schools of Excellence. The April 29 event at Manufacturer's Golf and Country Club will offer the opportunity to meet local alumnae/i and MBC students, faculty, and staff. The celebration is set to travel to Northern Virginia, Dallas, and New York City during summer and fall 2011.
  Scholarship > SUPPORT FUTURE SCHOLARS: Thank you to the generous donors who have helped Reunion giving raise more than half of its $250,000 goal for 2010–11. For the first time this year, a portion of Reunion funds were used to create an endowed scholarship that will help more students have the resources to achieve their dreams. If your class year ends in 1 or 6, contribute to Reunion giving by June 30, 2011 with a call to 540-887-7011 or make your gift online.
  Faces of PEG > A FACE IN THE CROWD: In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted (PEG), we invite you to share your story with us and the world. Visit the 25 Faces of PEG Project site to find out how your story may be chosen to be one of 25 that represent PEG in a compilation that tells others about the program from the perspective of its greatest assets — its students.
  Spring Fling Invitation > PASSPORTS IN HAND, SENIORS SPRING INTO ACTION: Dressed in traveling clothes and sampling global cuisine, seniors celebrated Spring Fling on April 14 with the theme, "All Around the World." Thirty-two soon-to-be graduates marked the annual rite of passage by making their senior gifts. Thanks to these students, just over $161,000 remains until the Annual Fund reaches its 2011 fiscal year goal.
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