Cupola Now September 19, 2013

  Commandant Djuric > Space Intelligence Officer Named New VWIL Commandant
Following a nationwide search, Mary Baldwin College has selected Brigadier General Teresa Djuric to serve as the new commandant of cadets for the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership and special assistant to the president.


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  Ever Ahead logo > Alumna's Family Establishes Scholarship
The late Lyle E. and Dorothea F. Koogler left a legacy behind to honor family ties to MBC, setting up a Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust with the intention of establishing the Koogler Family Scholarship to support local students who attend Mary Baldwin.

  campus > MBC Shines in Latest Rankings
Campus safety, military support, and emphasis on service highlight Mary Baldwin College's place on several rankings lists for 2013–14.

  BAM > Reregistration Required for Emergency Messages
In the wake of recent upgrades to the Baldwin Alert Message, or BAM, system, MBC administrators are encouraging all faculty, staff, and students to reregister for the service, which provides voice, text, and email messages during campus emergencies, weather closures, and more.

  Athletics > USA South Commissioner Presents Athletic Awards
Rita Wiggs visited campus to award the conference's most prestigious award to cross country standout Sophia Stone and the sportsmanship trophy to all MBC student athletes.

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MBC in the News
  News Leader
> Steering Baldwin: A decade of innovation, tradition for MBC president Pamela Fox
A musical score is more than just notes, Fox explained. You have to consider the whole piece — the tone, the pace, the details — to truly understand it and perform it well. She’s been following her score for Mary Baldwin College for a decade, marrying tradition with innovation.
  News Virginian
> Mary Baldwin ranked 36th in U.S. News Rankings
Mary Baldwin College in Staunton is ranked 36th in the South among the best regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's annual best colleges rankings for 2014.
  News Leader
> MBC's Stone charts new course
Sophia Stone, who was expected to compete for an NCAA Division III cross country national championship this season, has decided to defer her last season of athletic eligibility to 2014 because of injuries and academic workload, she confirmed Thursday.
> Staunton FD Honors those Lost on 9/11
For first responders and for cadets at Mary Baldwin College remembering what happened that day is an important part of life today.
  News Leader
> Running common ground for mom, son
Athletic Director Sharon Spalding and son Brandon recently crossed paths as cross country coaches — he at Washington and Lee and she at MBC.
Featured Events
  Sowing Seeds
> September 30
Sowing Seeds
MBC alumna and artist Annie Waldrop '76 presents Sowing Seeds, a multimedia performance including sculpture, sound collage, and videography that draws influence from various sources including movie director Busby Berkley, Australian musician Nick Cave, and minimalist musician Harold Budd. Choreography is by Pedro Szalay, lighting design by Tim Shell, and sound collage by Shamarie Marshall. The event is free and open to the public; 7 p.m. in the Student Activities Center.
  Apple Day shirt 2013
> October 1
Apple Day
The beloved annual tradition returns with the theme "Keep Calm and Squirrel On" and includes an apple-gleaning trip to Woodbine Farm near Strasburg, an apple-themed brunch in Hunt Dining Hall, an on-campus carnival, and community-service activities with the Augusta Regional SPCA and Habitat for Humanity. "The apples from the gleaning will go to local food banks, as the main theme for Apple Day is truly about giving back to the community," said Sheridan Lawrence '16. The festivities begin September 30 — Apple Eve — with a dodgeball tournament, black-light dance, and bonfire.
  Latino Heritage Month
> Through October 15
Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month
MBC celebrates the anniversary of independence of five Latin-American nations through October 15, including a Latino Film Festival, flamenco dancing, special dining hall cuisine, and more.

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

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