Cupola Now February 28, 2013

  Ever Ahead website > 'Ever Ahead' of the Competition
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education presented Mary Baldwin College with a grand award this month for its Ever Ahead website for top recognition of a fundraising website or microsite.


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Political Science on Facebook

Political Engagement
Visit the MBC POLS Facebook page for more information about the activities of political science majors, minors, and students interested in politics, including pictures from the Active Citizens Conference.

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History Sparks Gift

Tuition Increase Lowest in Years

C-SPAN Bus Plans Stop at MBC

Scouts Explore Science at MBC

Daily Announcements

  Social Work club > Social Work Achieves Accreditation
The milestone follows other recent successes of the BSW program, including the launch a successful international social work field placement, the establishment of a chapter of the social work honor society, and the expansion of its adult degree offerings around the state.

  Democracy Cup > Live Election Leads to Award
The Campus Election Engagement Project has awarded MBC the Democracy Cup for its Live Election Broadcast in November. The award includes a cash prize to help finance college coverage of this fall's gubernatorial election.

  Soto > Sophomore Earns Place on Mission
Health Care Administration major Annalisse Vasquez Soto provides a first-hand account of a recent trip to Perquin, El Salvador, where she joined a team of ophthalmologists to help treat the people of the region.

  Place Banner > Courage, Roots Offer Possibilities as College Themes
The college-wide theme, introduced in 2007–08, provides a way to further unite and enrich the MBC community. The inaugural subject was Voices, followed by Maps, Heart, Power, Wisdom, and the current topic, Place. The college will explore Courage in 2013–14 and Roots the following year.

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

MBC in the News
  The News Leader > VWIL Poised to Grow
Karen Bailey was a member of the first class of cadets in the Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin. It was and continues to be the only all-female cadet corps in the nation, and one that is poised to expand.

  WHSV > College Students Tour History Exhibit on C-SPAN Bus
"I was just interested to see what it was all about," said Olivia Samerdyke, a junior at MBC.

  Backstory > Rinse and Repeat: Cleanliness in America
The American History Guys welcomed MBC Assistant Professor of English Kristen Egan as a guest to discuss a 1915 novel about a very, very clean utopia.

Featured Events (BOTH EVENTS TODAY)
  Small Town
> February 28
Small Town South: A Conversation About Images
MBC will host a conversation with David Wharton, director of documentary studies and assistant professor of southern studies at the University of Mississippi. His latest book, Small Town South, is the result of his extensive travels and photography throughout the region. Noon, Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement.
  Tea Talk
> Women, Tea, and Politics in Revolutionary America
Cynthia Kierner, professor of history at George Mason University, will deliver a lecture sponsored by the History and Women's Studies Departments. 6:30 p.m., Miller Chapel.

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

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