Cupola Connect August 17, 2011
  Monthly News Highlights
   The Princeton Review > Princeton Review: MBC Among Region's Best
Mary Baldwin College is once again among the ranks of 135 colleges named "Best in the Southeast" for 2012 by The Princeton Review.
  In the News

Halifax resident, others trek 85 miles across Spain – Gazette Virginian

Christy Harris New Kling Principal – Rockbridge Weekly

‘Not an ordinary day’ – Suffolk News-Herald

  White House > Interfaith Group Takes Aim on Area Hunger
Mary Baldwin College was selected to participate in the inaugural year of the President’s Interfaith Community Service Campus Challenge, launching a project that will unite people of diverse faiths to address one of the Staunton area’s most serious social issues: food insecurity.
Art Institute


Brush Strokes and Biology: Professors Learn How Science Illuminates Art

MBC faculty members Sara Nair James ’69, professor of art history, and Lundy Pentz, associate professor of biology, earned two of 15 coveted slots to attend the Summer Teachers Institute in Technical Art History.
  MBC Connect
  Dr. John Ong teaching class > COUNTDOWN TO CLASSES: All eyes are on the calendar for August 29, the first day of classes for the 2011–12 academic year! Student leaders, VWIL cadets, and select others have already started moving in. If you know a current student (or several), send her some encouragement to start the year off right.   facebook  twitter  YouTube  flickr Social Network Shout-Out

squirrel paper clip

What is generating buzz on MBC's Facebook page? Squirrel paperclips, of course! The July 26 post garnered 106 "likes" and dozens of comments, such as these:

facebookKayla Fyfe: i want one

facebookErin Kelly Marsicano: Too fun! Thanks for keeping us in the loop of everything squirrel (and apple)!

View MBC’s Flickr photostream to see our latest pictures, including the recently added Summer Advising Days 2011 gallery.
  • MARK YOUR CALENDAR: October is a busy month, beginning with Apple Day celebrations on the 4th. The Office of Alumnae/i and Parent Relations challenges alumnae/i to organize at least 12 Apple Day events around the country. Contact Jennifer Kibler now to share your ideas and coordinate events. Founders Day (October 6) and Family Weekend (October 7–9) keep the festivities going. On October 12, Dallas-area alumnae/i are invited to their regional launch party introducing the Schools of Excellence.
  • PHONE IT IN: Just one month into the 2011–12 fiscal year, Phonathon Coordinator Kara Jenkins ’11 and her crew of callers have raised more than $25,000 in gifts and pledges. Thank you to all of you who have literally answered the call to give to MBC, and please remember to give any time at
  • LOG ON: You have had time to read the summer 2011 issue of The Mary Baldwin College Magazine, but did you know you can find even more content online? Visit to watch April Lao '11 in the lab, see a photo gallery of Clinton the cat, and find quick links to websites mentioned in the print edition.
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