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News at MBC 12/21/14

MBC President Heads to DC with a Plan to Support Minority Women in Science

MBC President Heads to DC with a Plan to Support Minority Women in Science

As one of the college presidents attending today’s White House College Opportunity Day of Action, Pamela Fox is putting Mary Baldwin College on the national stage with a commitment to support minority women in STEM fields.   The event — a follow-up to President Barack Obama’s higher education summit in January 2014 — will focus on building networks of colleges to promote degree completion, invest in high school counselors as part of the First Lady’s Reach Higher initiative, create “K–16” partnerships to... [Full Story]

Students Attend National Neuroscience Conference

Students Attend National Neuroscience Conference

Three Mary Baldwin College students attended and presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual meeting in Washington DC last week. one of the largest scientific meetings in the world with more than 30,000 attendees. Students Kaela Kelly, Sophia Stone, and Kristia Vasiloff presented three posters about research conducted in the psychology department, sought out cutting edge research relevant to other projects in biology and chemistry, and made contacts with potential... [Full Story]

Student Receives Prestigious Gilman Scholarship for Study in Japan

Student Receives Prestigious Gilman Scholarship for Study in Japan

The U.S. Department of State has awarded a $5,000 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship (the maximum the program allows) to Lexi Edwards '17 who will use the funds to study at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan. The Gilman Scholarship program received more than 2,700 applications and more than 800 students were offered awards to study abroad and participate in career-oriented internships eligible for academic credit in countries all around he... [Full Story]

Decking the Halls

Decking the Halls

Members of the Class of 2015 take part in a favorite campus tradition: using their class colors — this year, green and white — to decorate a Christmas tree in the Upper Back Gallery of the Administration Building. ... [Full Story]

President Fox to Attend White House Summit

President Fox to Attend White House Summit

On Thursday, Dec. 4, Mary Baldwin College President Pamela Fox will join President Obama, the First Lady, and Vice President Biden at the White House College Opportunity Summit. The Summit will bring together colleges and universities, business leaders, nonprofits, and others who are committed to supporting more college opportunities for students across the country. This year’s summit will focus on building sustainable collaborations in communities with strong K-12 and higher education partnerships... [Full Story]

Faculty Achievements

Faculty Achievements

Pam Bailey, assistant professor of education Appointed editor of the Problem Corner in the Virginia Mathematics Teacher Journal, a peer reviewed journal published by the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Sharon Barnes, director of Roanoke ADP Center With Sandra Bagbey and Kari Frenz, participated in the National ACHE Meeting in Las Vegas in late October. Barnes, Bagbey, and Frenz are members of the Mid-Atlantic Planning Committee for spring 2015. Barnes completed a year-long commitment to the... [Full Story]

Interfaith Service Earns MBC a Spot on White House Honor Roll

Interfaith Service Earns MBC a Spot on White House Honor Roll

For the eighth year in a row, Mary Baldwin College has earned a spot on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll; but this time, MBC is recognized “with distinction” for its interfaith cooperation and community service. This is the first year that one of the four categories of the president’s honor roll recognizes schools that include interfaith engagement as an intentional component of community service. The MBC Office of the... [Full Story]

‘Just as Beautiful and Intelligent’

‘Just as Beautiful and Intelligent’

Black Baby Doll Drive is in its 17th Year Mary Baldwin College students in the Ida B. Wells Gateway and PERSIST program are collecting black baby dolls for local children through December 3 in an effort to boost confidence and self esteem. “The dolls should look like the average African-American child,” said freshman organizer Kaelyn Dickinson. “They should have black or brown hair and black or brown eyes.” Sounds easy enough? Not really.... [Full Story]