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News at MBC 10/25/14

A Banner Year for Student Science Research

A Banner Year for Student Science Research

Most years, Mary Baldwin College sees one or two students landing spots for undergraduate research internships at other institutions. This year, there were six. Though the science faculty has increased awareness of such opportunities, it is ultimately up to the students to search for the research sites and host institutions that dovetail with their interests. “These are very prestigious internships, very competitive, and they pay pretty well,” said Louise Freeman, professor of psychology, adding that the summer experience, called REU (Research Experience... [Full Story]

College to Host Haiti Forum

College to Host Haiti Forum

“There is this feeling once you go to Haiti you don’t really come back. Part of you is still there.” Associate Professor of Communication Bruce Dorries, who led a group from Mary Baldwin College to Haiti during Spring Break 2014, is making good on his promise to mobilize local organizations engaged through service with communities in the impoverished Caribbean nation. On October 28 more than 10 of the Shenandoah Valley’s most well respected organizations... [Full Story]

Student Explores Historic Protests in Wake of Ferguson

Student Explores Historic Protests in Wake of Ferguson

As part of her course work in Professor of Philosophy Roderic Owen’s class, "Gandhi and Non-Violence" sophomore Megan Edwards will deliver a presentation October 23 — “Does Non-Violent Protest Still Work?” — highlighting the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, in the aftermath of a controversial police shooting. Even before enrolling in Owen’s class, Edwards was passionate about approaching conflicts peacefully. Owen’s students are exploring the life and thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi and the... [Full Story]

Spencer Center Brings Diverse Speakers to Campus

Spencer Center Brings Diverse Speakers to Campus

The Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement is bringing to the Mary Baldwin campus several speakers who will highlight topics from Mexico, China, India, and Kyrgyzstan. “Enhancing global understanding and responsibility allows our students to graduate with an ability to address the most pressing problems of the day skillfully and energetically,” said Steve Grande, executive director of the Spencer Center at MBC. “These guests represent our profound commitment to integrating... [Full Story]

Faculty Achievements

Faculty Achievements

Doug Davis, director of the criminal justice program Spoke on the importance of leaving a legacy and conducted mock promotional interviews for mid-managers at the Institute for Leadership in Changing Times, September 24, Roanoke. Elected vice president of the Virginia Association of Criminal Justice Educators for the 2014–2016 year at the annual conference in Richmond. Interviewed by PBS about crimes scenes, evidence, and how they tie a suspect to a crime. Bruce Dorries, associate... [Full Story]

MBC to Host Food Day

MBC to Host Food Day

For years, Mary Baldwin College Dining Services has sourced more and more of its ingredients from area farms and producers. So it’s only fitting that the college is the site of this year’s Food Day celebration, which brings together local food, drink, and live music. “Students will have the opportunity to engage with local farmers and community members while these neighbors and growers can see first hand that we can and do... [Full Story]