Cupola Now March 17, 2011
  Flag at Half Mast > Ties with Japan Strengthen After Quake
With news that an earthquake and tsunami shattered many parts of Japan last week, the thoughts of many in the Mary Baldwin College community turned to the Japanese people and the schools with which it has longstanding ties.
   Hot Zone > Lecturers Bring the Heat to Annual Talk
Nancy and Jerry Jaax are sure to turn up the heat at the March 24 Carpenter Lecture, Inside the Hot Zone, as they discuss deadly diseases and the efforts that the United States government is taking to protect us from them.
  China > College Outreach Extends to Beijing, Seoul
This week, Director of International Programs Heather Ward represented Mary Baldwin College at the China International Education Exhibition Tour, or CIEET, and met with applicants to and last year's exchange students from Sungshin Women's University in North Korea.
  Masters gown > Drive Gives 'Town and Gown' New Meaning
Students and faculty in the Shakespeare and Performance program are putting out the call for donations of master's-level graduation gowns from residents of Staunton and surrounding communities. They hope to build a supply of regalia that will give them the ability to outfit each student graduating with a Master of Letters or Master of Fine Arts degree.
  MBC in the News
  Inside Higher Ed > Reclaiming the 'Early College'
Many of the young women who enroll at Mary Baldwin College's Program for the Exceptionally Gifted are at a tipping point, says Stephanie K. Ferguson, the program's director. "Their spark and their desire to move forward with education was waning," she says. But at PEG, "They have an age peer group, an intellectual peer group; they're being intellectually challenged, they're socially and emotionally supported, and they're able to move as fast as they want to go."
  News Leader > MBC student: All of Japan badly shaken
It lasted more than two minutes and it made Mary Baldwin College sophomore Jacklyn Stutts wonder if someone overloaded a washing machine in the next room.
  WHSV > MBC Students in Japan OK But Shaken After Disaster
The Japanese disaster affected many people in the Valley who have family and friends in Japan, including local colleges with students studying abroad.
  News Leader > Crossing the bridge to a better life
Berra Kabarungi's life is a story of success over poverty and abuse, but she won't stop there.
  Worcester County Times > News in Brief: March is National Women's History Month
The late Mary E. Humphreys, a professor of biology at Mary Baldwin College, will be honored as the 2011 Woman in History.
  Featured Event
  Women's History Month > March 29
Book Discussion: Lisa Shannon's A Thousand Sisters

A Thousand Sisters chronicles how the author raised sponsorships for Congolese women, beginning with a solo 30-mile run, and then founded Run for Congo Women. Part of Women's History Month at MBC. 8 p.m., Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement. For more information, call 540-887-7181.

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