Cupola Now May 5, 2011
   Capstone > Capstone Festival Showcases Wide-ranging Student Research
This week, 32 students are polishing their presentations for Mary Baldwin's annual Capstone Festival, the college's premier — and public — showcase of academic work.

Enroll Now for Summer Study
Earn credit toward teacher licensure. Fulfill a common curriculum requirement. Learn more about children's literature after 1900 (ENG 204L), men in society (SOC 236L), or women in the visual arts (ART 221L). Mary Baldwin's 2011 summer curriculum offers flexibility and variety. Discover which classes are offered and how to register before the May 20 deadline.
  In the lunch line > Sustainable Meal Week Trims Waste
April's Sustainable Meal Week resulted in a 60 percent reduction in wasted food — a figure that has been topping out at about $50,000 in recent years — and many positive comments about the gentle reminder to eat more consciously.
  Community Garden > Community Garden Takes Root Again
United under the warm afternoon sun on the lawn adjacent to the Adult Degree Program (ADP) house, seasoned gardeners and beginners alike used shovels and rakes to sow the seeds and sprouts of new life: onions, turnips, peppers, basil, flowers, beans, and much more.
  groundbreaking > Groundbreaking Celebrates Success and Potential in Science
For those who know science at Mary Baldwin College, the ceremonial groundbreaking for the renovation of Pearce Science Center heralded the start of a project that promises to elevate an already exceptional program.
  MBC in the News
  Virginia Business > Revamped program resonates with students
You've heard of the three R's in education. Mary Baldwin College wants its undergraduate business students to be versed in the three Ps — people, planet and profit.
  NBC 29 > Mary Baldwin Renovating Science Center
At the Pearce Science Center, it's all about research. "We require every student at Mary Baldwin in the school of science to do a senior research project," said Paul Deeble, chair of MBC's School of Science.
  News Leader > For Valley Muslims, a sense of hope after terror leader's death
"Finally," said Nusayba Hammad, 19, a sophomore at Mary Baldwin College, paraphrasing the general sentiment of her Muslim friends. "At long last."
  WHSV > Sustainable Food Week a Big MBC Success
April was the first time Mary Baldwin College held a sustainable food week, but the results were so dramatic, it's altering the way the school will serve food next year.
  Featured Event
  flag of Japan > May 11
Stand with Japan: After Two Months

In a follow-up to MBC's Stand with Japan event in April, a panel of Japanese students and scholars will discuss the current state of the hardest-hit regions and the rebuilding efforts two months after the devastating earthquake and tsunami. 7 p.m., Francis Auditorium in Pearce Science Center, 227 East Frederick Street, Staunton. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 540-887-7181.

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