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News at MBC 10/20/14

MBC to Host Food Day

MBC to Host Food Day

For years, Mary Baldwin College Dining Services has sourced more and more of its ingredients from area farms and producers. So it’s only fitting that the college is the site of this year’s Food Day celebration, which brings together local food, drink, and live music. “Students will have the opportunity to engage with local farmers and community members while these neighbors and growers can see first hand that we can and do partner with local farms and vendors with a great deal... [Full Story]

Glean, Serve, Eat, Play: Apple Day Tradition Continues

Glean, Serve, Eat, Play: Apple Day Tradition Continues

It started with a dodge ball game. Apple Day 2014, dubbed “House of Pearls” by the event hosts in the sophomore class, included all the revelry and tradition of recent years. After Apple Eve dodge ball and a dance, students spent Apple Day gleaning apples at Woodbine Farm in Strasburg, participating in community service activities, enjoying a special brunch in Hunt Dining Hall, and celebrating at the afternoon carnival. Senior Cassandra Matondo... [Full Story]

Leading the Way in Workplace Inclusion

Leading the Way in Workplace Inclusion

Eight Mary Baldwin College student leaders attended the 10th Anniversary National LGBTQ & Ally College Student Career Conference from September 26–28 in Washington DC. Career Services Director Julie Chappell spearheaded the trip, during which MBC students participated in breakout sessions, workshops, and keynote speeches presented by companies, organizations, and individuals leading the way in LGBTQ workplace inclusion. Students met and networked with several national leaders, such as, the Rev. George B. Walker Jr., manager... [Full Story]

Faculty Achievements

Faculty Achievements

Doug Davis, director of the criminal justice program Spoke on the importance of leaving a legacy and conducted mock promotional interviews for mid-managers at the Institute for Leadership in Changing Times, September 24, Roanoke. Elected vice president of the Virginia Association of Criminal Justice Educators for the 2014–2016 year at the annual conference in Richmond. Interviewed by PBS about crimes scenes, evidence, and how they tie a suspect to a crime. Bruce Dorries, associate... [Full Story]

Global Rhythms Returns

Global Rhythms Returns

Artist-in-Residence and master percussionist Srinivas Krishnan is back on campus this week to share his global rhythms with the Mary Baldwin College community. This year’s visit from the Miami University professor of music has already included a screening of the film Million Dollar Arm, the soundtrack for which was composed and performed by Krishnan's frequent collaborator, Academy Award winner A.R. Rahman. Krishnan also spoke at an International Café at the Spencer... [Full Story]