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News at MBC 11/28/14

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 Chaplain, a “secular safe zone” where a diverse group of... [Full Story]

‘Muddy Boots’ Professor Named Hunt Chair

‘Muddy Boots’ Professor Named Hunt Chair

Eric Jones, associate professor of biology, has been named the Caroline Rose Hunt Distinguished Chair in the Natural Sciences. Jones earned a BS from Bucknell University and his MS and PhD from The Pennsylvania State University. Since he joined the Mary Baldwin faculty in 1986, Jones has been an active member of the college community, and currently serves as chair of the School of Science. The self-described “muddy boots” professor was anonymously... [Full Story]

VWIL Cadets Earn National Honors

VWIL Cadets Earn National Honors

Twin sisters Carolyn and Kimberly Denny were honored Monday at Virginia Military Institute with national scholarships worth $5,000, representing the best in all of Army ROTC. The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation and Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association presented the awards to the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership (VWIL) cadets, both senior sociology/psychology majors from Jacksonville, Florida. Col. Wesley Fox, a Medal of Honor recipient, presented the Medal of Honor Scholarship to... [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]

Celebrate Native American Heritage this Month

Celebrate Native American Heritage this Month

Mary Baldwin College is recognizing the rich cultural heritage of Native Americans with an array of campus programs throughout November. Events include a lecture with Santina Knight, professor at Central Virginia Community College, and Sharon Bryant, tribal chief of the Monacan Indian Nation who will present “Disowning and Reclaiming Native American Identities” from 6 to 8 p.m. November 20 in Lyda B. Hunt Gallery. A reception will follow in 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]

Edward Scott Recognized with VFIC Teaching Award

Edward Scott Recognized with VFIC Teaching Award

Mary Baldwin Associate Professor of Philosophy Edward Scott has been named recipient of the 2014 H. Hiter Harris Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, given by the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC). He will be honored at a luncheon in Richmond today. A member of the MBC faculty for nearly 25 years, Scott’s primary interests are the history of philosophy, hermeneutics, phenomenology, aesthetics, and African-American thought. He is... [Full Story]