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News at MBC 02/27/15

Black History Events Include Awareness for Missing Children

Black History Events Include Awareness for Missing Children

In recognition of Black History Month, the Black Student Alliance at Mary Baldwin College is shining a light on an often minimized or ignored group: missing black children. One of the student organizers, Kiera Kimp, a senior social work major from Baltimore, said the second-annual Black and Missing event at 7 p.m. on February 18 is designed to highlight the disparity between abducted children of different races and the amount of mass media coverage the disappearances receive. “More than 800 African-American children... [Full Story]

Grant Prompts Solar Energy Planning

Grant Prompts Solar Energy Planning

Mary Baldwin College is one of 15 institutions of higher learning Virginia tapped to participate in the planning for the use of solar energy on their campuses.   The SunShot Initiative — made possible by an $807,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and administered by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) — calls for engagement of local government and utilities and participation from students and the local community... [Full Story]

Faculty Achievements

Faculty Achievements

Matt Davies, assistant professor, Shakespeare & Performance Played Agamemnon in Deus ex Machina — which integrates theatre and technology by giving the audience unprecedented power to vote (via cell phones) for one of twelve possible versions of The Oresteia — for Whirligig Theater Company in Austin.  Ben Herz, program director and professor, occupational therapy Became a member of the Board of Directors for the Pony-Up for Parkinson’s Foundation, December, Fishersville, VA. Invited to review a manuscript titled The... [Full Story]

Business Course Brings Benefits to Students and Local Shop

Business Course Brings Benefits to Students and Local Shop

Having spent 30 years in business before transitioning to academia, Assistant Professor of Business Administration Joe Sprangel structures his courses, in large part, around the work done in the “real world.” It was serendipitous then, that local shop owner and artisan Lisa Jacenich had recently reached out to Mary Baldwin College to benefit from the knowledge and eagerness of students to help develop strategies for boosting business at her store Artful... [Full Story]