Cupola Now May 2, 2012

  Bead for Life Founder > BeadforLife Co-Founder on Campus
For years, MBC students have sold bright, beautiful jewelry on behalf of Ugandan women through a venture called BeadforLife. On Thursday, the co-founder of that unique organization will visit campus.


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May Term trip to Italy

Wish You Were Here
Visit the college’s Facebook page during May Term to receive updates from students and faculty members who are studying abroad. This week’s images capture the sights of Italy with art history students.

facebook Erin Monroe Ledlie: I went on this trip, May Term 1999. It was a fantastic experience & I am sure these students would agree.
facebook Cheryl Serfozo Hindelang: May Term 1995 — loved every minute of it!

  Sara Nair James > Context Messaging
Sara Nair James ’69, professor of art history, was selected to attend a summer seminar on teaching pre-modern European art in context, "Making and Meaning in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Europe."

   Student Worker Award > Junior Is Student Employee of 2012
Mia Tyler, one of about 350 students on the college’s employment roster, works as an office assistant for the Adult Degree Program.

  Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library > Teaching Partner to Lead Woodrow Wilson Summer Camp
The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum in Staunton is offering its annual summer history program, Journey into History, led by MBC’s own MAT Teaching Partner Linda Petzke.

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

MBC in the News

  News Virginian > Verona Elementary teacher named Augusta County’s best for 2012
[MBC alumna] Sarah Davis found her calling as an elementary school teacher, and on Friday she was honored as Augusta County’s 2012 teacher of the year.

  News Leader > Mary Baldwin College students head to Hungary
The eight students’ internships will have them helping out in Dabas’ city-owned elder-care and child-care facilities, teaching English to high school and technical college students, cleaning up a creek, performing street theater and working in the town’s new health clinic.

  WHSV > Donation to Mary Baldwin to Go Toward Sustainability Efforts
Mary Baldwin College is looking for new ways to make businesses more sustainable and a newly endowed faculty chair in their business administration department will tackle the issue. It’s thanks to a $1-million donation from a former student and her husband.

  News Virginian > Mary Baldwin students learn how to eat local foods
"If we purchase more, farmers will produce more sustainable local foods," [MBC Executive Chef Michael] Clay said. He said the food produced on Valley farms contains fewer preservatives than institutional foods, and can promote long-term buying habits for Mary Baldwin students.

Featured Event

  Capstone > May 10
Capstone Festival
Each year, MBC’s Capstone Festival gives select seniors an opportunity to exhibit their scholarly and artistic works to the wider campus community and the public. The presentations begin at 1 p.m. and a celebration reception at 5 p.m. in Hunt West will honor the day’s top presenters. Visit the Capstone Festival site next week for more information about times and locations of student offerings.


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

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