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News at MBC 04/18/15

Celebrating Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences

Celebrating Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences

The Mary Baldwin College community will celebrate an important chapter in the institution’s history with a dedication ceremony for the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences and its flagship building on April 17. The event comes three years after announcing the new school would be named for lead donor Bertie Murphy Deming Smith ’46 during a ceremony on the hill in Fishersville where the state-of-the-art health sciences building is now located and nearly one year after the college opened the doors... [Full Story]

Students Instrumental to ‘Festive Convergence’ of Ideas

Students Instrumental to ‘Festive Convergence’ of Ideas

Making good things happen pretty much sums up the driving force behind a three-day festival sponsored by the City of Staunton, the Augusta County Office of Economic Development and Tourism, and several local development organizations. And a group of Mary Baldwin College students will be working hard to make sure good things happen at the event. Junior Betsey Suchanic is leading the MBC intern effort to provide major support for Innovate... [Full Story]

Mary Baldwin College to Host Second Annual Day of Giving

Mary Baldwin College to Host Second Annual Day of Giving

Mary Baldwin College will launch its second annual Day to Lead the Way on April 22, inviting the entire community to show support for the college and today’s students by contributing to the Baldwin Fund within a 24-hour period. The online event will reach thousands across social media channels and showcase the wide-ranging support across the MBC community from faculty and staff and alumni of all ages to neighbors and other... [Full Story]

Honors Convocation Celebrates Student Scholarship

Honors Convocation Celebrates Student Scholarship

Students, faculty, staff, and friends of Mary Baldwin College gathered inside Francis Auditorium on March 26 for Honors Convocation, a ceremony to recognize student academic achievement. Awards presented included: Student Class Marshals Jennifer Jin ’15 Sophia Stone ’15 Alexandra Ellmauer, alternate Emma Reger ’16 Elizabeth Suchanic ’16 Raven Showalter, alternate Sharanya Rao ’17 Brooke Wiles ’17 Sammantha Grzb, alternate Martha Garcia-Cervantes ’18 Carlyssa Lebeauf ’18 Madison Payne, alternate Layla Teears, alternate Phi Beta Kappa Membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s oldest and most presti­gious... [Full Story]

Senior Savors Experience in India

Senior Savors Experience in India

May Term is just a month away and many students are setting their sights on traveling abroad for the abbreviated academic term. Senior film production major Paige Howard reflects on the value of her experience traveling to India last summer and fall, where she participated in an exchange with Mary Baldwin’s all-women’s college partner, Lady Doak College, in Madurai. She produced the short video below. How were you able to participate... [Full Story]

New Lights Provide Extra Security

New Lights Provide Extra Security

Thanks in part to input from many MBC students, a major campus lighting project is underway. The walkway beside Cannon Hill, connecting lower campus to upper campus, now has new light poles with LED lights, providing a much-improved light level in that area.   According to Facilities Director Brent Douglass, the next phase of the campus lighting project will be to replace the obsolete light fixtures in the porch ceilings of Spencer... [Full Story]

Seniors Ring in New Tradition

Seniors Ring in New Tradition

Members of this year’s graduating class wanted their gift to the college to create a long-lasting tradition while serving as a physical representation of their time on campus. When the chimes of a new, bronze bell ring following Commencement on May 17, they will know they have succeeded. “Ringing the bell will represent our message to the world that we are coming and we are ready to accomplish great things,” said... [Full Story]

MBC Rallies to Support Sweet Briar Sisters

MBC Rallies to Support Sweet Briar Sisters

Within a week of the announcement that Sweet Briar College (SBC) will close its doors in August, Mary Baldwin College has stepped up in various ways to lend support to its sisters across the Blue Ridge. From quickly mobilizing an admissions process to smoothing out academic plans to wearing Sweet Briar pink and green and posting supportive messages on social media students, staff, and faculty are encouraging SBC students to consider... [Full Story]

Faculty Achievements

Faculty Achievements

Abby Arnold, academic advisor, MBC in Charlottesville Defended her dissertation and earned her PhD in English, with a major area in rhetoric and composition and minors in 19th century British literature and feminist theory, November. Pam Bailey, associate professor of education A presentation, "Math Specialists' Needs and Development," which discussed research on the trajectory and identity of this new role in school systems across the nation, with co-presenters from George Mason University, the... [Full Story]

Reunion Weekend Offers Varied Events

Reunion Weekend Offers Varied Events

One of Mary Baldwin College’s most anticipated annual events, Reunion 2015 will welcome home alumni with class years ending in 0s and 5s April 9–12. While many of the festivities have become traditions in their own right, this year will offer several special activities on Thursday, April 9, in honor of Grafton Society members from the classes of 1945, 1950, 1955, and 1960. These esteemed alumnae will come together for a luncheon,... [Full Story]