Cupola Connect November 16, 2010
   Welcome to the first edition of Cupola Connect, a new way to receive news, headlines, and announcements from Mary Baldwin College right in your inbox each month. We hope you enjoy the latest innovation to keep you connected with campus; we invite your feedback at enews@mbc.edu.
  News
   Paul Deeble and Student > $1.2 Million Stimulus Grant to Transform Science Facility at MBC
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $1.2 million to Mary Baldwin College for renovations to Pearce Science Center, an overhaul that will improve research facilities for the largest college primarily for women in Virginia.
  In the News

Mary Baldwin students glean orchard to feed needy - Northern Virginia Daily

Walls of Hope – The Huffington Post

Follow your passion - The New Dominion

One woman's legacy to area helps charitable foundations - Ocean City Today

Iraqis study U.S. higher ed system up close at MBC - The News Leader
  Women for Women International > MBC Sponsorships Benefit Female Survivors Worldwide
The check from members of the Mary Baldwin College student group CGIU — Changemakers for Women was for $1,120. In the hands of Karen Sherman, Women for Women International executive director for global programs, its value will be so much more.
 
  Website screen shot > College Launches New Website
After months of mostly behind-the-scenes work, www.mbc.edu is debuting a new look and functionality that will enhance visits to the virtual world of Mary Baldwin College.
 
  Sunflower > Grant Will Link Town-Gown Stewardship Efforts
A town-gown partnership aimed at reducing stormwater runoff and limiting pollutants into the Chesapeake Bay watershed is one step closer to reality, thanks to a $75,000 grant.
 
  Duke Trip > 'Duke Trip' Immerses Students in Field Ecology
It is 9:00 on a warmer-than-usual October evening. The sea air is damp and waves are crashing on the beach as the tide comes in. Dusk has fallen and the stars are shining brilliantly, but not as brilliantly as the headlamps and flashlights of 26 students combing the southern North Carolina beach.
   
  Ashton Trice and Susan Britton > College Mourns Losses

> O. Ashton Trice, professor emeritus of psychology

> Susan Britton, former assistant director of MAT
   
  MBC Connect
  Celebrating Excellence > CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE: Successful alumnae/i events introducing the college's four innovative Schools of Excellence have already been held in Roanoke, Staunton, Newport News, and Columbia (SC). Learn more at a gathering near you: www.mbc.edu/alumnae/events.php
  Travel Together > TRAVEL TOGETHER: There is still (a little) time to join Mary Baldwin professors and students on engaging trips around the world. See the full list of May Term trips.
  Reunion > IT'S ALL RIGHT, REUNITE: April 7–10, 2011, is approaching faster than you think, and with it, Reunion for classes ending in 1 and 6 and the esteemed Grafton Society. Visit www.mbc.edu/reunion as the event nears for more information, a schedule, and lodging options. In response to a request from the Class of 1961, 2011 Reunion Gifts will be used to create a new Reunion Scholarship to support deserving students and ensure that the next generation of Boldly Baldwin women has every chance to explore and grow in MBC's unique, women-centered environment. Gifts can be made online at www.mbc.edu/giving/reuniongifts.php.
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