Cupola Now March 24, 2011
  Admissions Building > Impressions Count with Future First-Years
Approximately 130 prospective students — a select few of more than 5,000 applicants to Mary Baldwin College during this record-breaking admissions year — will come to campus this weekend to get acquainted during Future First-Year Weekend.
   Nancy Krippel > Head of Adult, Graduate Programs to Depart
After nearly eight years of service at Mary Baldwin, Nancy Krippel, dean of adult and graduate studies and associate dean of the college, will become Provost of Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia.
  Spencer Center logo hand > Students Hope to Ignite Change by Example
A group of Mary Baldwin College students — with the help of MBC's Spencer Center — will promote projects that inspire change and showcase the good that their classmates are doing as part of the first Changemaker Week, March 26 to April 1.
  MBC in the News
  WHSV > MBC Students Asking Community to Donate Gowns for Graduates
Students at Mary Baldwin College are asking neighbors in the community to recycle their master's graduation gowns.
    > Colleges Looking at Study Abroad Programs After Japan Quake
While the crisis in Japan is still ongoing, Daniel Métraux, a professor of Asian Studies at Mary Baldwin College, says the school is actually expanding its partnership with Japan.
  News Leader > Valley Crop Mob swarms area farms to lend a hand
The volunteers — members of the JMU EARTH club, the Friendly City Food Co-op and Mary Baldwin College students — arrived Sunday afternoon. For several hours, they installed stock panel and field fencing, cleared tomato cages and bean poles in the garden and hauled downed branches from the wooded area of the farm.
  Ion Oklahoma Magazine > Lolly's Hilltop Doll House
Lolly Anderson (MBC Class of 1971) began collecting miniature furniture, miniature silver, miniature shoes, miniature food and miniature objects for every room of the house. However, not yet having a house for display, she staged her new world in bookcases.
  Featured Event
  Crossing Borders > April 4
Islam and the West: Clashing Beliefs or Common Values?

The Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement and the International Beliefs and Values Institute will screen the award-winning documentary Crossing Borders that follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel together in Morocco and, in the process of discovering "the other," discover themselves. A panel discussion will follow featuring the film's director Arnd Wächter; Nihad Awad, executive director and co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations; David Owusu-Ansah, professor of African studies at James Madison University; and Missy Gluckmann, founder of Melibee Global Consulting. 5 to 8 p.m., Francis Auditorium in Pearce Science Center at Mary Baldwin. For more information, call 540-887-7181 or email

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