Cupola Now May 23, 2013

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  With diploma > A Fond Farewell to the Class of 2013
Despite a threat of rain looming over the region, MBC celebrated its 171st Commencement on Sunday with a spirited — and dry — on-campus celebration.

  Baskervill > 'Hearts on Fire'
Read the entire text of Judge Pamela Shell Baskervill's keynote address from Commencement.

  Heifetz > Heifetz Institute Returns to Campus
One year after the Heifetz International Music Institute celebrated the first season in its new home at MBC, the world-renowned classical music organization is preparing to launch its next summer session, June 27 to August 10.

  Ivy Arbulu > Friends, Students Remember Arbulú
Associate Professor of Spanish Ivy Arbulú passed away May 13 after a long and courageous battle with leukemia. She was 53 years old.

  Paulk > Murphy Deming Taps New PA Program Director
MBC's College of Health Sciences has chosen an expert in the area of child maltreatment as director for its emerging physician assistant program.

  Mike Bissell > Bissell Retiring as Commandant of Cadets
Since VWIL’s founding, Brig. Gen. N. Mike Bissell, 74, has seen the organization grow from its beginning as an audacious idea into a premiere leadership program for women.

  Lori Wall > Education Program Names New Field Placement Coordinator
Lori Wall comes to MBC from Staunton City Schools, where she is a special education teacher at Ware Elementary School.

  PBK Key > Students Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa
Six elite MBC scholars — five seniors and one junior — were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in a ceremony May 18.

  Alpha Sigma Lambda > Adult Students Honored
Top students in Mary Baldwin College’s Adult Degree Program graduating with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher were inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda, the premier honor society for nontraditional, adult students.

  Service awards > Thanks for a Job Well Done
This week, MBC honored employees with a total of 405 years of experience at the annual Staff Appreciation Breakfast in Hunt West. For pictures from the event and to find out who’s celebrating service milestones, visit the college’s Facebook page.

  Menk ceremony > Legislature Honors Late Professor
At a celebration hosted by the college last week, Del. Richard P. "Dickie" Bell read a resolution honoring Patricia Menk's legacy.

  From graduation > A View from the Hill
See a selection of images from Sunday's Commencement celebration taken by photographer Woods Pierce.

  Faculty Achievements > Faculty Achievements
The latest scholarly accomplishments from Mary Baldwin College.

MBC in the News
  News Leader > Staunton's pop-up gallery
As part of visiting artist Aurora Robson’s class — sculpture and intercepting the waste stream — 17 MBC students exhibited their pieces in a gallery titled “Interceptors.”

  NBC 29 > Murals Commemorate Staunton Community Center's Past
Students from Mary Baldwin College put the finishing touches on the murals at Booker T. Washington Community Center Tuesday. The paintings are just part of a project to preserve stories from the neighborhood around the community center.

  KEPR > Pasco 14-year old skipping high school for college
Lynnae Glaesemann was recently accepted to Mary Baldwin College's Program for the Exceptional Gifted. It's an all-girls school in Virginia. She was just one of 30 students selected.

  News Leader > MBC honors Menk, who died in 2012
To honor her life and legacy, Del. Richard P. “Dickie” Bell, R-Staunton, and Del. Steve Landes, R-Weyers Cave, sponsored a resolution in her honor, which was passed by the General Assembly in January.

  News Virginian > Mary Baldwin alumna offers graduates wisdom from a long career
"If your heart is on fire, you will have the courage to face fears,'' she said. Baskervill recalled being a student at Mary Baldwin, saying her freshman English professor taught her to communicate clearly. She said the friends she made nearly four decades ago have stood by her.

  WHSV > Mom Graduates and Has New Future Plans
"I still can't believe that it's over with, and I feel like I might go back and get my master's," said MBC graduate Mary Rainey Heishman.

  News Leader > Tears and Cheers at Mary Baldwin College graduation
A distinguished military graduate, Victoria Barrett is the first to graduate from college in her family. A magna cum laude at that and as the top senior female Army Cadet among the military colleges.

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