Cupola Now March 29, 2012

  Disney > Commencement Speaker a Role Model for 2012 Grads
Abigail Disney is the granddaughter of Roy Disney and grandniece of Walt Disney. While her relatives gained fame with fairy tales, Disney has sought to examine the real-life heroism of women.


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Fashion Show

This is MBC Fashion
The Black Student Alliance at MBC is hosting its annual fashion show 7 p.m. March 31 in Hunt West. Check out their fashionable teaser videos on the college’s YouTube channel, shot and edited by student Sydni Ham ’14.

  Honors Convo > Honors Convocation 2012
The college community gathered inside Francis Auditorium last week for the annual ceremony to recognize student academic achievement.

   Trayvon > Students Protest Teen’s Killing
Students joined thousands of voices around the United States to speak out on behalf of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teenager who was shot to death in a Florida neighborhood.

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

MBC in the News
  WHSV > Mary Baldwin College Students Rally in Support of Trayvon Martin
"To know that a plethora of Mary Baldwin students, Mary Baldwin sisters, feel the exact same way as me, it really not only touched my heart, but gives me a little bit of hope," said MBC junior Tiara Hines.

  Oak Ridger > 15-year-old finds challenges … in college
"It’s more challenging than high school and I like that I meet people my age who want to be challenged as well," said Cheyenne Crowe, a student in MBC’s Program for the Exceptionally Gifted.
Featured Events

  Wear White for Women's Rights > April 2
Wear White for Women’s Rights
MBC Junior Jessi McLaughlin will join thousands of people across the country Monday who are protesting what they consider recent overreaching legislation targeted at women’s reproductive rights. The Wear White for Women’s Rights event, which calls for participants to dress in white clothing, is based on Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee’s nonviolent protest for women’s rights in Liberia. The founders of the event, including Cass Morris, an MBC MLitt grad, have ties to MBC as well. "I am planning to wear white on Monday because I think it is utterly ridiculous that it’s 2012 and there are still glaring inequalities between women and men," McLaughlin said. "I think it would be wrong for me, as a woman, not to support a cause that would help myself and my future."

  Scanlon > April 5
The Mary E. Humphreys Biology Lecture
Todd Scanlon, associate professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia, presents this year's Mary E. Humphreys Biology Lecture at 5:30 p.m. in MBC's Francis Auditorium. Scanlon's current research involves understanding how the hydrological cycle, vegetation processes, and atmospheric dynamics are linked, as well as how these connections are manifest in terms of nutrient cycling and ecosystem function. The lecture series was established in 1992 in honor of Mary Humphreys, the late professor emerita of biology, who served on the biology faculty at Mary Baldwin College for 25 years (1943–68). The annual talks, sponsored by friends and former students of Humphreys, have brought prominent scientists to campus, such as Francis Collins, leader of the Human Genome Project.


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