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News at MBC 09/19/14

Kennedy to Release Second Book in Series

Kennedy to Release Second Book in Series

For Professor of English Sarah Kennedy, writing the second book in her historical novel series The Cross and the Crown was completely different from writing the first. City of Ladies debuts next month. “I'd [already] gone through the agony of trying to figure out how to plot events and manage historical detail and dialogue while maintaining readability,” Kennedy said, who is now writing the third novel, The King's Sisters. “I thought that this time it would be easier yet. Wrong. The third... [Full Story]

A New Face at VWIL

A New Face at VWIL

The new director of operations at Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership is no stranger to Staunton or Mary Baldwin College. “I’m a Staunton native. And I’m very aware of MBC — I had family members go here. I grew up going to First Presbyterian,” said Paul Jenkins, whose interest was piqued when the college advertised for a chief of operations for the corps of cadets. With experience as an attorney — in... [Full Story]

Carpenter Lecture to Focus on Pediatric Palliative Care

Carpenter Lecture to Focus on Pediatric Palliative Care

Dr. Sarah Friebert will speak about pediatric palliative care — comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and holistic treatment for children with life-threatening conditions — for the 2014–15 Carpenter Lecture in Health Care Administration. An expert in the field, with many publications to her name, Friebert is the director of the Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Division at Akron Children's Hospital in Ohio. “Through impeccable care in multiple domains, including anticipatory guidance surrounding complex issues,... [Full Story]

Cutthroat Kitchen: MBC Style

Cutthroat Kitchen: MBC Style

MBC Dining services is hosting it's very own version of the popular Food Network program "Cutthroat Kitchen" at noon September 24, featuring three student competitors, mystery dishes, cooking and grocery stations inside Hunt Dining Hall-East. Dining Services Director Tracy Hiner will judge the competition, alongside a student judge and a faculty/staff judge. Just like on the television show, competitors must prepare a dish on the fly with a twist. Each contestant... [Full Story]

Ethiopian Peacemaker to Spend Week at MBC

Ethiopian Peacemaker to Spend Week at MBC

Ethiopian peacemaker the Rev. Tsanganesh Ayele Asele will visit Mary Baldwin College next week, kicking off her fall series of appearances around the country as an International Peacemaker for the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA). An ordained clergy member with extensive experience in gender and diversity studies, Ayele Asele will speak in several classes and give college-wide presentations during her residency September 22–26 (see schedule below). As director of the women’s department... [Full Story]

Chemistry Department Welcomes Faculty Fellow

Chemistry Department Welcomes Faculty Fellow

There is a new face at Mary Baldwin College this fall thanks, in part, to the work of the Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement. Shiny John Vairamon, a chemistry professor from Stella Maris College in Channai, South India, is a visiting faculty fellow this semester. The Spencer Center secured full financial support of her fellowship through the United Board of Christian Higher Education in Asia. According to Associate Professor of... [Full Story]