Cupola Now October 11, 2012

  MDCHS rendering > Oct. 18 Events Celebrate Construction and Campaign
MBC will celebrate the building of its new Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences with an afternoon groundbreaking ceremony and the launch of the public phase of the largest fundraising campaign in the college’s history with an evening gala.


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Founders Day Speaker Brings Expertise in Leadership

An Apple a Day

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  Melissa Close Hart > Another Top Local Chef to Visit Campus
Top-flight local chef Melissa Close Hart from Palladio Restaurant in Barboursville will help MBC mark World Food Day.

  Jayasingh > Indian Educator Studies Leadership
Some people develop their leadership style by watching how-to videos. In contrast, Priscilla Jayasingh is immersed in leadership development halfway around the globe.

  Apple Day 2012 > Rain Can’t Stop Apple Day
A drizzly day didn’t stop busloads of students from traveling to Woodbine Farm near Strasburg to glean 3,870 pounds of apples for Washington DC-area food banks.

  Cupola > Faculty Achievements
The latest faculty accomplishments for the School of Science and the School of Social Sciences, Business, and Global Studies.

MBC in the News
  Washington Post > Median starting wages for recent graduates of Virginia colleges and universities
MBC makes the list of the top median starting wages for recent graduates of selected four-year bachelor’s degree programs at Virginia colleges and universities.

  News Virginian > Mary Baldwin students huddle for presidential battle
Junior business major Astrid Salarda of Houston had a simple goal Wednesday night. She was interested in which candidate had "the best plan" for the economy.

  WHSV > Apple Day Aimed at Feeding the Hungry
"An apple a day keeps hunger away" was the motto at Mary Baldwin College on Tuesday as the students celebrated their annual Apple Day.

  News Virginian > Mary Baldwin College stages annual Apple Day
The afternoon included a carnival inside the student activities center. Money raised from the attractions will go to numerous charitable organizations, such as the Relay for Life cancer walk.

Featured Events
  Flamenco > October 12
Toma Que Toma
Flamenco Concert with Toma Que Toma. 7:30 p.m. Francis Auditorium in the Pearce Science Center, 227 East Frederick Street, Staunton. Celebrate Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month with Toma Que Toma, a flamenco fusion ensemble that combines the dance and flamboyant costumes of traditional flamenco with jazz, blues, and Brazilian flavors. Presented by the MBC Music Department and featuring Humberto Sales, MBC's guitar professor. Free and open to the public.
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> October 13–18
Fall Festival of Plays
A company of five, professional British actors — Actors from the London Stage — will visit Staunton and MBC next week to present Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice at the Blackfriars Playhouse on October 16 and Fletcher Collins Theatre on October 18 as part of a national tour with stops at seven American universities. Both performances begin at 7:30. Individual tickets are $15; senior citizens, faculty, and student tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door (cash or check only), by phone at 540-887-7237, or by email at The productions are part of a larger "fall festival of plays," which includes the inaugural public performance by Roving Shakespeare (the Shakespeare and Performance Program’s MFA Company) — The Comedy of Errors — beginning at 7:30 p.m. October 13 on the 5th floor of the Masonic Building downtown and at 7:30 p.m. October 15 at the Blackfriars Playhouse. These performances are free and open to the public.
  Leah Hill > October 14
Sunday Recital
Sunday Recital Series: Leah Hill, soprano, and David Hill, piano. 3 p.m. Francis Auditorium in the Pearce Science Center, 227 East Frederick Street, Staunton. Individual tickets are available at the door. $4 for seniors and non-MBC students, MBC students are free, $5 adults. For more information: 540-887-7294.

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

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