Cupola Now March 13, 2014

  Dodson > Social Work and Latino Studies Buoyed by Grants
Two professors spent Spring Break developing connections that will enrich classroom and on-site learning thanks to a new funding stream administered by the Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement.

  Hutto > College Names New Alumni Chief
New Director of Alumni Engagement Kim Hutto is ready to foster connections between MBC and its alumni and parents.

  Courage banner > Reflections on the College Theme
The first in a series of faculty essays on Mary Baldwin’s 2013–14 theme, Courage, is written by Professor of Philosophy and Religion Jim Gilman.

  Cherident > MBC Group Returns from Haiti
Fourteen members of the college community visited Cherident, Haiti, last week for an alternative Spring Break trip, conducting community needs assessment research, providing physical therapy for more than 150 people, and working with that community to create a mural.

  breakout > nULLS Breakout
Rites of Passage — known as "Rites" or "Breakout" around the Mary Baldwin College campus — represent the culminating exercise of the nULL experience in the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership.

  NCLS > Cadet Attends Leadership Symposium
Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership senior Carolyn Denny traveled last month to Colorado Springs for the Air Force Academy’s annual National Character and Leadership Symposium.

  Rogue Shakespeare > Rogue Shakespeare Presents Final Performance of Season
Fuente Ovejuna by Lope de Vega — the first performance of a Spanish Golden Age play on the Blackfriars stage — will take place at 8 p.m., March 30, March 31, and April 7 at the Blackfriars Playhouse.

  Faculty Achievements > Faculty Achievements
The latest accomplishments for the School of Science and the School of Social Sciences, Business, and Global Studies.

MBC in the News
  Today Show
> Today’s weekend team to ‘Shine a Light’ on Baltimore
Sade Parham ’12 convinced the Today Show to focus on her hometown for its wellness series. "Parham grew up in one of the city’s poorest areas. But after college, she came home determined to make a difference."
Featured Event
  End of Night > March 18
Special Presentation: The End of Night
Paul Bogard, author of The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in the Age of Artificial Light and professor of English at James Madison University, will give a talk about the wonders of the night sky and the perils of our artificially lit world at 7 p.m. in Francis Auditorium in the Pearce Science Center. Sponsored by the Newtown Neighborhood Association, Sigora Solar, Valley Conservation Council, and the Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement. For more information, please call 540-887-7181.

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