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News at MBC 09/17/14

President Kicks Off a New Academic Year

President Kicks Off a New Academic Year

Highlighting the achievements of the past year and providing a glimpse into the future, Mary Baldwin College President Pamela Fox officially opened the 2014-15 academic year August 27 with the annual State of the College Address. This year's theme was "Deep Roots, Bold Future: Our Next Chapter." (Read the text of Fox's speech.) "The deep roots of our legacy and your commitment anchor us firmly to embark on our next chapter," Fox told the crowd of staff and faculty gathered inside Francis Auditorium. The... [Full Story]

College Welcomes New Faces in 2014-15

College Welcomes New Faces in 2014-15

Mary Baldwin College faculty and staff welcomed numerous new members of the community August 27 at the annual state of the college address in Francis Auditorium. Academic Affairs Full-time faculty:  Pamela Bailey, assistant professor of education Emily Ely, assistant professor of education Barbara Merk, assistant professor of biology Patricia Ryan, instructor of health care administration Administrative appointments: Lisa Brown, assistant director of the Spencer Center George Guba, instructional designer Library: Anaya Jones, information literacy librarian Paula Kiser, instruction and electronic services librarian Registrar: Kimberly... [Full Story]

Class of 2018 Snapshot (Including Selfies)

Class of 2018 Snapshot (Including Selfies)

A new academic year has begun at Mary Baldwin College with a lively group of first-year students, which is great news. But even better news, according to admissions officials, is that members of the Class of 2018 are a better fit for MBC, thanks to new print materials, a revamped website, and refreshed talking points for counselors that focus on MBC's academic excellence, rich campus life, solid financial aid options, and personal... [Full Story]

MBC Launches College of Education

MBC Launches College of Education

A leader in the field of education for many years, Mary Baldwin College is adopting a new model for its undergraduate and graduate education programs, elevating a longstanding academic strength into a flagship program. In launching the College of Education this fall, MBC consolidates management of financial resources, deployment of faculty and staff, and development of curriculum for one of its most popular disciplines. The move enables the college to serve... [Full Story]

New Cross Country Trail Named for Brenda Bryant

New Cross Country Trail Named for Brenda Bryant

The cross country team held its inaugural home meet on August 30 on a new 4K course at Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences. Before the race, MBC President Pamela Fox announced that the course would be named the Brenda Bryant Fitness Trail, in honor of the late vice president and dean. The MBC women ran against Southern Virginia University (SVU) and won with an average time of 18:39.40 (24 points)... [Full Story]

Phi Beta Kappa Neurology Scholar to Visit Campus

Phi Beta Kappa Neurology Scholar to Visit Campus

Mary Baldwin will host Gregory Petsko — the Mahon professor of neurology and neuroscience at Weill-Cornell Medical College in New York City — on campus as a Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar September 11–12. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Petsko works on developing methods to treat age-related neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Lou Gehrig’s (ALS). He is cofounder of the journal Protein Engineering and writes a... [Full Story]