Cupola Now November 14, 2013

  Dave Koontz > In Memory: Dave Koontz, MBC Systems Analyst
Dave Koontz was in the office during regular business hours, but he never really stopped working to ensure the online security of Mary Baldwin College. His wife, Ann, recalled him monitoring system updates and fielding inquiries while the couple was watching a movie at home or during their annual vacation to Virginia Beach. Koontz, 51, passed away November 6.


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VWIL Veterans Day

VWIL Salutes Heroes
The Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership’s participation in Staunton’s parade and an American Legion address by Sherri Sharpe ’99 highlighted Veterans Day posts on  Facebook this week.

In Other News …

MBC News online

Live Election 2013 Focuses on State Politics

Pearce Renovation Infuses Students with Strengthened Purpose and Pride

Artist-in-Residence Discusses Community-Building Project

Students Support National Campaign against Domestic Violence

  Spencer Center > Spencer Center Finishes Semester with Opportunities for Reflection, Service
The Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement plans to round out the semester with several events and opportunities for community service. Two events highlight the contributions of Triveni Mathur and international students, and the final International Café and a holiday community service opportunity offer productive breaks from studying and end-of-semester stress.

  MDCHS Community Partnerships > Community Partnerships Strengthen Programs
Consistent with the mission of Mary Baldwin College, the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences is committed to addressing the growing need for health care in the Shenandoah Valley while educating future clinicians.

  Cross Country > MBC Competes in USA South Cross Country Championship
The Mary Baldwin College Cross Country team competed November 2 at the USA South Championships near Greensboro, North Carolina.

  Faculty Achievements > Faculty Achievements
From the School of Arts, Humanities, and Renaissance Studies.

MBC in the News
  News Leader
> Traumatic Topics Put in Spotlight Through Art
The Mary Baldwin College students working on Thursday’s Take Back the Night vigil don’t want to resort to ordinary prose as they honor victims of physical and emotional violence.
  Virginia Naturally
> Tamra Willis Recognized with the Otter Award
Tamra Willis, program director for Environment Based Learning and associate professor in the Graduate Teacher Education program at Mary Baldwin College, received the Virginia Resource-Use Education Council’s Environmental Education Award on October 17.
> Learning and Economics
Every year, 500 people graduate from the Roanoke Higher Education Center. All that education has a big impact on the local economy, providing the region with an annual stimulus of $32 million.
Featured Events
> Opening Friday
Professor of Theatre Terry Southerington ’72 directs this classic W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan show — complete with beautiful music and a famously comedic plot. The musical follows Rose Maybud as she gives her love to Robin, a handsome farmer, only to discover that he is the bad baronet of Ruddigore, whose family lives with a curse that compels members to commit a crime every day. November 15–16 and 20–23, 7:30 p.m.; November 17 and 24, 2 p.m. All performances are in Fletcher Collins Theatre, Deming Fine Arts Building. Ticket information and advance purchase: 540-887-7189 or
> November 23
Junior Dads and Family Ball
For more than 40 years, Mary Baldwin College has celebrated the important role of family in supporting a successful young collegiate woman with a formal dance and ring presentation. Junior Dads Weekend was conceived by the Class of 1969 as a way of recognizing the day juniors receive their beloved college rings, one of the highlights of their college years. 7:30 p.m., Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center.

Visit the college calendar for a full listing of MBC events.

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