Cupola Now March 27, 2014

  Mary Beth Reed Smyth > Business Society Honors Smyth
At the Sigma Beta Delta induction ceremony this month, longtime college benefactor Mary Beth Smyth ’47 joined eight students to become members of the business honor society.


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ASC Education

Push-Up Challenge
VWIL cadet Meagan Barron ’15 challenges one of the Good Morning America cameramen to a push-up challenge during their visit to New York City. Watch the video.

  Divergent > Movie Night for Psych Students
More than 60 Mary Baldwin College psychology students attended a screening of the new film  Divergent at The Dixie Theater on Tuesday night as part of their study of personalities and how it relates to the popular movie and young adult book series on which the film is based.

  Courage > It Takes Courage to Fail
Associate Professor of Psychology Heather Macalister presents the second in a series of faculty essays about Mary Baldwin’s 2013–14 theme, Courage. The writings, which appear in The Cupola Now this semester, are intended to deepen understanding of the theme throughout the campus community. The four contributing faculty members represent each School of Excellence.

  Faculty Achievements > Faculty Achievements
The latest faculty accomplishments for the School of Arts, Humanities, and Renaissance Studies.

MBC in the News
  Good Morning America
> Cadets Impress at GMA
In the Big Apple for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership cadets impressed the cast and crew of Good Morning America and were invited to the studio broadcast of GMA Live.
  Reuters > Michelle Obama to stay firmly in ‘mom in chief’ mode
Professor of Political Science Laura van Assendelft weighs in on the traditional role Michelle Obama plays as first lady.
  WHSV > International Festival Takes Place At Mary Baldwin College
Students from around the world came together at a local college to teach others about different cultures.
Featured Events
  Lundy Pentz > April 1
Last Lecture
A treasured campus tradition, the Last Lecture gives the opportunity for a professor to speak as though this is his or her last chance to meet with students. The messages blend inspiration and humor, and provide a break from lecturing in a strictly academic setting. This year’s lecturer is Lundy Pentz, who will retire from the college this year after 34 years of service. 12:15 p.m. Francis Auditorium.
    > April 3
Honors Convocation
Students, faculty, staff, and friends of Mary Baldwin College will gather inside Francis Auditorium at 12:10 p.m. April 3 week for Honors Convocation, a ceremony to recognize student academic achievement.

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

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