CLOSED March 5: MBC main campus and Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences

CLOSED March 5: MBC main campus and Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences : Originally Posted: Monday, February 16, 2015

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News at MBC 03/05/15

President Fox’s Statement on the Closing of Sweet Briar College

President Fox’s Statement on the Closing of Sweet Briar College

Mary Baldwin to accept SBC students for 2015 President Pamela Fox’s statement: The Mary Baldwin College community is saddened at the imminent closure of Sweet Briar College, a venerable and historic college that, like us, is committed to the education and advancement of women. We extend our sympathy to the Sweet Briar faculty, staff, students, and alumnae in this very difficult time of transition, and will assist in any way we can. One way we will assist is through a “teach-out” for current... [Full Story]

Young Alumna Hopes to Deliver Memorable Commencement Address

Young Alumna Hopes to Deliver Memorable Commencement Address

Christian Peele ’05 is familiar with reaching milestones at a young age. Barely past her 14th birthday when she entered the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted (PEG) in 2001, Peele became the youngest person to earn a master of divinity from Duke University Divinity School at age 20. Not long after, she embarked on the first of two positions on President Obama’s White House staff, and she is now preparing... [Full Story]

Grant Prompts Solar Energy Planning

Grant Prompts Solar Energy Planning

Mary Baldwin College is one of 15 institutions of higher learning Virginia tapped to participate in the planning for the use of solar energy on their campuses.   The SunShot Initiative — made possible by an $807,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and administered by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) — calls for engagement of local government and utilities and participation from students and the local community... [Full Story]

Faculty Achievements

Faculty Achievements

Matt Davies, assistant professor, Shakespeare & Performance Played Agamemnon in Deus ex Machina — which integrates theatre and technology by giving the audience unprecedented power to vote (via cell phones) for one of twelve possible versions of The Oresteia — for Whirligig Theater Company in Austin.  Ben Herz, program director and professor, occupational therapy Became a member of the Board of Directors for the Pony-Up for Parkinson’s Foundation, December, Fishersville, VA. Invited to review a manuscript titled The... [Full Story]

Business Course Brings Benefits to Students and Local Shop

Business Course Brings Benefits to Students and Local Shop

Having spent 30 years in business before transitioning to academia, Assistant Professor of Business Administration Joe Sprangel structures his courses, in large part, around the work done in the “real world.” It was serendipitous then, that local shop owner and artisan Lisa Jacenich had recently reached out to Mary Baldwin College to benefit from the knowledge and eagerness of students to help develop strategies for boosting business at her store Artful... [Full Story]